Australia v England

Australia won the final ODI at the WACA by 57 runs to finish 6-1 series winners
Australia won the final ODI at the WACA by 57 runs to finish 6-1 series winners © Getty Images


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The Ashes, 2010/11 (England in Australia Tests)

England in Australia T20I Series, 2010/11

England in Australia ODI Series, 2010/11

England tour of Australia, Nov 2010 - Feb 2011

Test matches

One-Day Internationals

Twenty20 Internationals

Twenty20 matches

James Anderson dismisses Brad Haddin at Adelaide
Scott Barbour / © Wisden & MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year 2010
Liam Plunkett made a solitary appearance at Perth
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Australia won the match by 57 runs to finish resounding 6-1 series winners
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Michael Yardy delayed the inevitable with a futile half-century
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Shaun Tait took burst through the lower order to end England's resistance
Matt Prior briefly steadied England's innings


Marcus North (c) Michael Beer
Liam Davis Ryan Duffield
Michael Hogan Steve Magoffin
Mitchell Marsh Luke Pomersbach
Wes Robinson Luke Ronchi (wk)
Michael Swart Adam Voges


The Ashes is one of Test cricket's most celebrated series, a biennial clash of fierce rivalry between England and Australia which stretches back to 1882. The series is named after a mock-obituary that was published in British newspaper The Sporting Times when Australia beat England for the first time on English soil. It said English cricket had died, and "the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia".

The media dubbed England's following tour to Australia (1882-83) as "the quest to regain The Ashes" and during the series a small terracotta urn - that has since become the series' icon - was presented to the England captain by a group of Melbourne women. England won the 2009 Ashes on home soil and travel to Australia this winter to defend it. Ashes history

Tour Results
Australia v England at Perth - Feb 6, 2011
Australia won by 57 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2011
Australia won by 2 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Brisbane - Jan 30, 2011
Australia won by 51 runs
Australia v England at Adelaide - Jan 26, 2011
England won by 21 runs
Australia v England at Sydney - Jan 23, 2011
Australia won by 4 wickets (with 24 balls remaining)
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