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The Australians are presented with the URN and they are going berserk singing five nil, five nil, five nil......This ranks amongst the greatest achievements in Australian sport and boy, this team deserves every bit of it!
Michael Clarke says that it's an extremely special occasion. He thanks the crowd first up for their massive and spectacular support. Adds that they weren't expecting a 5-0 whitewash but the team has put in tremendous effort and they deserve every bit of it. Says that he had a brief chat with the three fast bowlers mentioning that they were one of the best in the world and Lyon complements them well. Adds that England are a wonderful team, they have received a lot of criticism but you don't get to the No.1 position for nothing.
Alastair Cook says that it's tough to swallow the series defeat and in the end they weren't good enough. Adds that they tried to change the way they played but credits Clarke for tackling whatever they threw at them. Thanks the supporters and apologizes for letting them down.
Mitchell Johnson is named the Man of the Series. He says that this is something that he is going to cherish for the rest of his life. Adds that they didn't expect to come here and whitewash the England side. Thanks the crowd and his wife for all the support. Mentions that the Barmy Army tried to get him off the game but it's a part of the game and that he made sure not to lose the focus. Adds that it was the first match which turned the things around for them and it was their plan to be aggressive. Mentions that Haddin deserves to be up there and sharing the trophy for his performance in this series.
Ryan Harris is named the Man of the Match. He says that it has been a great series, he didn't expect a 5-0 scoreline but it's a great achievement. Adds that he was confident that he could play five matches in a row. Says that he was trying to be consistent and the other bowlers also helped. Mentions that they are a close group and work pretty well as a unit. Adds that he is happy playing Test cricket and if he's playing well, he might consider ODIs too.
The umpires and match referees are being presented with medals.
England were poor throughout the tour and were completely outclassed in all departments. Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad were the only shining stars in the dark English tunnel. Mitchell Johnson, Brad Haddin and Steven Smith were the ones who made the biggest impact for Australia. But it was the Johnson-effect which might have started it all. His fighting innings with the bat at the 'Gabba was followed by ruthless bowling performances throughout the series. This series might well be termed as 'MITCHELL JOHNSON'S ASHES!' The Australian players are taking a victory lap at the SCG, the crowd and the players are enjoying every moment of it.
A splendid performance from Australia and what a way to bounce back after the Ashes loss in England and inflict a 5-0 whitewash! Australia started the match on the back foot but it was Smith and Haddin who got them out of trouble and help them post a competitive total. The Australian pacers, who were impressive throughout the series, continued to impress as they helped the hosts achieve a massive lead. Rogers' century in the second innings helped Australia post a huge target and then Harris' five-for sealed it for the hosts inside three days.
Ryan Harris to Boyd Rankin
OUT! 5-0 WHITEWASH OF ENGLAND BY AUSTRALIA! The entire Australian unit go berserk in celebrations. Australia win by 281 runs. Good length delivery outside off, angling away. Rankin backs away and looks to slash but gets an outside edge to second slip where Clarke leaps in the air and pouches it above his head. The Australian players have a huddle in the middle of the pitch singing 'Under the Southern Cross', their ream song and the crowd is giving them a standing ovation.
The Australians seem to have already started celebrating. Warner is shaking hands with Smith and gives him a hug. Smiling faces all around.
Short on middle, Rankin ducks under it.
Boyd Rankin is the last man in!
Ryan Harris to Stuart Broad
OUT! Broad misses, Harris hits! Length delivery on off, angling in. Broad backs away and looks heave it but misses, the ball hits the top of leg and a brisk innings from Broad comes to an end. Australia just one wicket away from a 5-0 clean sweep!
SIX! Broad is dealing in sixes here! Short on middle and leg, Broad rocks back and pulls it over fine leg for a maximum.
Nathan Lyon to Stuart Broad
Fullish outside off, Broad mistimes his swipe to long on for a single.
Short outside off, Broad goes back and mistimes his punch over extra cover for a couple.
SIX! Another one over the roped! Full on off, Broad heaves it powerfully over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
A tad full on middle and leg, Broad prods it into the ground.
SIX! Hammered! Loopy and full on middle, Broad flicks it over mid-wicket for a maximum.