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Lyon's run-out at the Gabba changed series - Smith

Australia captain reflects on his side's 4-0 Ashes victory over England after the final Test at the SCG

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Root showed courage to come out and bat - Smith

Steven Smith and James Anderson talk about England captain Joe Root's illness on the final day of the SCG Ashes Test

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Australia handled pressure situations better - Anderson

England bowler James Anderson reflects on his side's Ashes series loss after the final Test at the SCG

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Starc, Lyon leave England stuttering

Dan Brettig reports at tea on the fourth day at the SCG where Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon add to England's woes in the sweltering Sydney heat.

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Super Marsh Bros make it twin hundreds

Melinda Farrell reports after the morning session on the fourth day at the SCG where tons from Shaun and Mitchell Marsh have England feeling the heat.

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Khawaja and Shaun Marsh keep Australia in control

Melinda Farrell reports at tea on the third day at the SCG where Usman Khawaja has passed 150 and Australia take the lead.

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Crane denied by borderline no-ball call

Dan Brettig reports after the morning session on the third day at the SCG where Usman Khawaja made his first Ashes hundred

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Crane denied by borderline no-ball call

Dan Brettig reports after the morning session on the third day at the SCG where Usman Khawaja made his first Ashes hundred

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The spooky tales of the SCG ladies pavilion

SCG heritage staff give us a tour and discuss the sometimes mysterious goings on in the famous ladies pavilion.

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'Bancroft's dismissal may have closed door for SA tour'

Daniel Brettig reports from the SCG at tea on the second day after another failure for opener Cameron Bancroft

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Kimber: England tailenders entertaining by accident

Jarrod Kimber reports at lunch on the second day at the SCG after England's tailenders helped take them to 346

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Experiencing Steve Waugh's perfect day

Melinda Farrell goes behind the scenes with the makers of Steve Waugh's perfect day, a virtual reality experience which places you at the crease as Waugh hits his century off the final ball. (Facebook: SteveWaughOfficial/Insta: @stevewaugh)

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#PoliteEnquiries: Isn't it time Cook was dropped?

George Dobell and Jarrod Kimber answer your questions following the opening day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.

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Should Bairstow have called for a nightwatchman?

There was fierce debate after Jonny Bairstow got out after choosing to bat in the last two overs of the day, rather than sending a nightwatchman.

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Should England persist with Stoneman and Vince?

Dirk Nannes explains why he believes Mark Stoneman and James Vince should continue to be selected despite recent performances for England.

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Nannes: Australia bowlers enjoying purple patch

With the return of Mitchell Starc, Dirk Nannes explains why he believes Australia's bowling attack are enjoying a purple patch.

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'Root still contributes to the team' - Malan

Dawid Malan defended Joe Root's recent performances with the bat and explains why he believes he'll soon be back to scoring Test centuries.

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A familiar pattern for Stoneman and Vince

Dan Brettig reports after the afternoon session on the opening day at the SCG where Australia made inroads

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Smith the difference between two teams - Root

The England captain talks about his opposite number's prolific form, and hopes to keep him down to a pair in the Sydney Test

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'We have prepared a traditional SCG pitch'

Justin Groves, the grounds manager at the SCG, says that there is a green tinge to the pitch, but it will break up as the game wears on

Smith all the way


Runs scored by Steve Smith in the 2017-18 Ashes- Sixth highest ever for Australia. Sir Don Bradman occupies three of the the top 6 positions. Smith averaged 137.40



Australia's Ashes Victory Margin - This is the 12th instance of England not winning a Test in an Ashes series

Spin failure


Bowling average for England's spinners in this series, their worst in any series in which they've bowled 200+ overs

A debut to forget


Runs conceded by Crane, the highest for any England bowler on debut, and the fifth highest for any bowler. The record is 222, by Randiv v Ind

Middle-order domination


Instances of Australia's Nos. 3-6 all getting 75+. The previous two instances were in 1946 and 1937, during Bradman's captaincy

Batsmen Dominate


Only other instance of Australia adding over 100 runs each for the 3rd,4th and 5th wicket respectively. It was also against England at Leeds in 1993.

Successful pair


Century stands between Smith and Khawaja since April 2014. They have 12 stands of fifty or more from 18 innings. The pair have added 1330 runs at 73.88.

Another Record for Smith


Innings taken for Steven Smith to reach 6000 Test runs- Joint-second quickest along with Sir Garry Sobers behind Sir Don Bradman who got there in 68 innings.

Fails again


No. of 50s converted into 100s by Root in his last ten 50+ scores. In this series, he has failed to score a century after crossing 50 four times.

Contributions from all


Last instance of England's top-5 all scoring 20+ runs in the first inns of a Test, at MCG in Ashes 2013-14. In this Test, all 5 have crossed 20 so far.

Cook goes on


No. of consecutive Tests played by Cook, including this match. Only Allan Border (153) has played more in a row.

Can England finish off well?


No. of defeats for Australia at SCG in last 20 years, before this match. Both have come against England - 2002-03 and 2010-11. In 26 out of last 28 Tests at SCG, teams have opted to bat first, so as England now.