Jarrod Kimber

Writer for ESPNcricinfo @ajarrodkimber

Alastair Cook poses with the Ashes Urn and trophy

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

Job done for captain Cook

Alastair Cook has worked hard for everything he has achieved as a batsman and England captain. Why? Because being a success is his reason for being

Adam Lyth falls to Peter Siddle for 19

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

The Ashes that might have been

The scoreline is set to be 3-2. The Oval will not be a close result. In another world, what might have been different?

Michael Clarke is set to retire after the Ashes

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Michael Clarke: a battle for greatness and love

He spent his career trying to win hearts and minds, as well as cricket matches. He could hardly have done more, but the whispers never disappeared

A despondent Michael Clarke watches his side's batting collapse

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 1st day

Australia's 93-minute video nasty

This was horror show of Australia's own making and it left Michael Clarke looking like a haunted man

Aasif Karim at the 1999 World Cup

Feature

The master of Mombasa

From a small city in a cricketing backwater emerged Aasif Karim, a taker of big wickets

Peter Nevill made sure Australia didn't suffer an innings defeat

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

England reawaken Australia's demons

In a series of remarkable swings nothing is certain, but Australia are facing some familiar foes as they attempt to recover from their Edgbaston thrashing

England v Australia, 3rd Investec Test, Edgbaston, 1st day

Australia encounter the real England at last

They came, they saw, they screamed. After two Tests at neutral venues, England's fans and conditions have finally come to the Ashes. And Australia were unprepared

Joe Root fell to Josh Hazlewood as the end neared

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Two very different Englands

England had been to the mountain top in Cardiff, and without even enjoying the view they toppled straight back down at Lord's

Ian Bell had his off stump pegged back

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Last chances come early at Cardiff and Lord's

Last chances have come early at both Cardiff and Lord's as single moments of fortune have had massive consequences

Shane Watson was trapped lbw for the 14th time against England

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 4th day

No longer the barbarians at the gate

Shane Watson's struggles epitomise an Australian team that hasn't been consistently dominant for years