England team would be looking to come back hard and win the remaining games whereas Australia would look for another 5-0. It's going to be interesting the way the series has gone so far. Melbourne is the venue for the 4th Test. The tourists will be looking to give a tougher battle there and the match promises to be a cracker after Christmas. Join us again for that. Until then, good bye, take care and Merry Christmas!
Great celebrations in the Australian dressing room. They have started to party already. The team song is going on. Exceptional celebrations. Right then, let the players celebrate, we'll leave the coverage from here. The next Test starts on Boxing Day where Australia will be holding their heads high.
Michael Clarke - 10 out of 10 for the Ashes win. Says every single guy in the dressing room deserves a credit for their performance as a team. Applauds Cook for his 100th Test. Mentions boys bowled really well, they were hitting the cracks a few times, bowling well was the key. Admits again every single guy deserves the credit but Mitchell Johnson has been performing really well and deserves a great credit. Mentions fielding coach Michael Young and Steve Rixon for their effort to help Australia for a great fielding side. Admits there's a lot of support for him. Gives credit to Darren Lehmann, for his effort towards the team. 5-0 would be the best result for his side but they know they have to work hard a lot for that. Denies this could be the changing era for the Australian side. He is being congratulated for a win in his 100th Test, mentions he is getting old. He would take a couple of beers tonight.
Alastair Cook - Starts off with Ben Stokes' innings, admits it was filled with character. Says that partnership was a good one. Adds it's not the lack of effort and agrees Australia have been the better team. Admits Australia didn't surprise them, they are a good side and England knew Australia would give a tough fight. He mentions there's a lot of talent in the dressing room, although it will hurt them. He wants to thank every English fan, especially the Barmy Army. Wants to stick with the side even if they lose. Ends up saying that it's going to hurt to lose the Ashes.
Steven Smith - Man of the Match. Says it is his best innings he has ever played. Adds it's a great feeling to win back the Urn. Mentions the boys told him it is one of the best places to bat on and adds he is improving. Applauds team's effort and admits the team will celebrate it hard tonight.
Australian team just had to wait for the inevitable and complete a comfortable victory. The team clicked as a unit, Steven Smith was the hero of the first innings with his first century at home. Useful fifties from Warner and Haddin once again helped Australia post a good total. It was another good bowling effort from Australia as they bowled out England for 251 in their first innings to give their side a handy lead. Then Australia came out all guns blazing in the end in their second innings. Tons from Warner and Watson let England chase 504 where the tourists could managed 353.
Although England gave a good fight in this Test, almost had an outside chance for a victory but Australia managed to stay firm and complete a victory. Ben Stokes showed what a youngster can do with his brave century on this WACA wicket.
Fittingly, Mitchell Johnson picked up the final wicket to give Australia an Ashes victory. On 23rd of August 2009, England had regained the Ashes but today on 17th December 2013, the Urn returns to Australia. They are well-Urned as their players stood up to a tough task and gave their best to the team.
Another comprehensive victory for Australia, with a win by 150 runs. The players get a standing ovation! Tears in couple of players' eyes, especially Watson. Harris is unable to share how does it feel to win the Ashes. The Baggy Green spirit, never giving up, lived up to the expectations. Most of them predicted it will be an easy Ashes win for England but after three Test matches, Australia have regained the Ashes in as many games.
Mitchell Johnson to James Anderson
OUT! AUSTRALIA HAVE REGAINED THE URN! 3-0! On middle and off, Anderson tucks it to the short leg fielder where Bailey takes the final catch and Australia complete the victory. The players start celebrating as the Ashes returns to Australia!
Mitchell Johnson to Stuart Broad
Fuller length ball on middle, Broad flicks it over square leg and takes a single.
Nathan Lyon to Stuart Broad
Flighted outside off, Broad taps it through point for a run.
Nathan Lyon to James Anderson
Landed outside off, Anderson plays it through the gully and the batsmen take a single.
Shortish outside off, Anderson tries to cut that one off his back foot for a run.
Full on off, Anderson drives uppishly through cover-point.
Fullish on off, Anderson defends watchfully.
Flighted delivery around off, Anderson gets onto his front foot and defends it.
Snorter! Banged in short, Broad looks to fend that one but misses it completely.
Around off, Anderson tucks it through square leg for a run. 350 up for England.
Full toss on middle, Anderson does well to play that one.