Control C in the Ashes

Steven Smith, Chris Rogers and Joe Root were the leading run scorers in the Ashes, but another batsman had better control stats than all of them

Alastair Cook knocks the ball to the leg side

Strangers in a strange land

There are more frequent tours, better technology, and easier pitches today than before. So why do teams struggle to win away from home more than they did in the past?

Australia celebrate their innings victory with a beer or 20

The Investec Ashes 2015

The middle-order difference

Stats highlights from an unusual Ashes series in which the winning team didn't necessarily have the better stats

Stuart Broad raises the ball after claiming a five-for

The Investec Ashes 2015

Clarke pulls his final few tricks

He could not summon the score to give his career the grand send-off, but Clarke helped mastermind an Australia win, and everything he has given the game should be remembered

Michael Clarke takes the plaudits after scoring a maiden Test century

Jo Harman

Warnie v Buck

What could the coach and star player of international cricket's most successful ever side find to argue about? Plenty

Shane Warne and John Buchanan chat after the Australian squad arrived at Colombo airport

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 4th day

A summer of impressive progress

There is talent and spirit in this England side, though it is far from the finished article. For now, they should enjoy the champagne while it's still cold.

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler celebrate England's Ashes success at The Oval