Daniel Brettig

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Michael Clarke chats ahead of his final Test to chairman of selectors Rod Marsh (left) and coach Darren Lehmann

The Investec Ashes 2015

Lehmann rebukes Warne, lauds Siddle

Australia's coach Darren Lehmann has rebuked Shane Warne for suggesting he was opposed to Peter Siddle's selection for the Oval Test, while also declaring the recalled seamer has a Test future

Peter Nevill played down the wrong line to be bowled by Steven Finn

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

How Australia were humbled

When Australia's quest for Ashes victory was mapped out just days after the World Cup triumph few batted an eyelid, but when the team landed on these shores plans quickly unravelled

Michael Clarke calls for the last time in international cricket

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

Clarke's parting plea for better Test pitches

Michael Clarke has signed off for the final time as Australia's captain with a plea for groundsmen to be granted the freedom to prepare the pitches they see fit

Pat Howard and Rod Marsh watch the collapse unfold

The Investec Ashes 2015

Howard questions Australia hubris

Australia's team performance manager Pat Howard concedes it is a "fair question" to ask whether the Ashes tourists underestimated England ahead of and during a series Michael Clarke's side were widely expected to win.

Peter Siddle was rewarded for a testing spell to Adam Lyth

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Reborn Siddle thought Test career was over

Peter Siddle has admitted he feared his Test career was over after he was ignored for Edgbaston and Trent Bridge, but now hopes a roaring return to his familiar role in the Australia XI will cause the selectors to reconsider their opinion of him

Ben Stokes expresses his frustration after falling for a duck to Nathan Lyon

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Lyon is Clarke's greatest legacy

It is fitting that spin is playing a key role for Australia in Michael Clarke's final Test as he has always been a captain who has understood and nurtured the art

Peter Siddle struck with his second delivery to remove Adam Lyth

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

Siddle riddle key to the Ashes

How Peter Siddle did not play until the Ashes were decided will remain one of the enduring mysteries of this series. Only Rod Marsh knows the answer

David Warner sways away from a bouncer

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, Kia Oval, 1st day

Too late, Australia finally bat ugly

The Ashes have been handed back, so Australia's show of defiance on the opening day has come too late to impact the present but is a model for how they must adapt to challenges in the future

Shane Warne walks along the boundary line

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day

Warne attacks selectors over Siddle inclusion

Shane Warne has delivered a broadside at Australia's selection chairman Rod Marsh for the decision to recall Peter Siddle ahead of Pat Cummins for the fifth Investec Ashes Test at the Oval