Brydon Coverdale

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Steven Smith made a resolute half-century

Test batting performance of the year

The revisionist

Steven Smith won Australia a Test in Asia when no one gave them a hope of even competing

Joe Root was deemed fit enough to bat and raised his fifty

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 5th Test

Rampant Australia seal Ashes 4-0, with Root crocked

Australia finished the Ashes in the most comprehensive manner left open to them, bathing in the glory of a 4-0 result after thrashing England by an innings and 123 runs in the final Test at the SCG

A special day for the Marsh family

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 4th day

Australia close in on 4-0 after Marsh hundreds

There will be no 5-0 clean sweep, but Australia have a good chance of mopping up a 4-0 result at the SCG after dominating the fourth day against England

Usman Khawaja celebrates his first Ashes century

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Khawaja 171 sets the stage for Australia domination

Usman Khawaja's maiden Ashes ton was backed up by the Marsh brothers - with Shaun going to the close on 98 not out - as Australia built a commanding 133-run lead

Usman Khawaja raises his bat on reaching fifty

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

Khawaja and Smith put Australia in control

On a day when Australia chipped slowly away at England's total, in a dead rubber, individual moments and milestones caught the eye more than the overall match progress

Steven Smith celebrates in the dressing room after winning the Ashes

Australia

Look ma, it's the Ashes

Australia had a fair few things to be unhappy about last year, but winning against England made up for all of them

Mason Crane completes another Ashes practice session

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Crane to debut as England seek sign-off win

England have one more chance to secure their first Test win in Australia for seven years while there are places to play for in both teams