The Australian media on the Ashes defeat, December 30, 2010 © AFP

  • Dec 29, 2010

    Graeme Swann leads his England team-mates in the "Sprinkler" dance © Getty Images

  • Dec 29, 2010

    Ricky Ponting and Andrew Strauss, heading in opposite directions © Getty Images

  • Dec 29, 2010

    Kevin Pietersen set himself at long-on to take the catch that dismissed Peter Siddle © Getty Images

  • Dec 29, 2010

    Matt Prior held the catch off Ben Hilfenhaus that sealed the match © Getty Images

  • Dec 29, 2010

    Graeme Swann and the England cricket team break out the 'sprinkler dance' © Getty Images

  • Dec 29, 2010

    Contrasting emotions for Ricky Ponting and Andrew Strauss © Getty Images

  • Dec 29, 2010

    England celebrate their emphatic win at the MCG that ensured England retain the Ashes © Getty Images

  • Dec 29, 2010

    Brad Haddin sinks to his knees as England celebrate the matchwinning wicket © PA Photos

  • Dec 29, 2010

    Andrew Strauss, Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann the moment the Ashes were retained © Getty Images

  • Dec 29, 2010

    Andrew Strauss led England out with three wickets needed to retain the Ashes © Getty Images

  • Dec 29, 2010

    Brad Haddin delayed England's celebration with a stylish half-century © Getty Images

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    Chris Tremlett celebrates an early wicket in Melbourne © Getty Images

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    Mitchell Johnson was bowled early on the fourth morning © Getty Images

  • Dec 28, 2010

    Steven Smith drives through the off side © Getty Images

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    The scoreboard shows England and Australia's first-innings totals © Getty Images

  • Dec 28, 2010

    Steven Smith was out for 38 late on the third afternoon © Getty Images

  • Dec 28, 2010

    Steven Smith struck six boundaries in his innings © Getty Images

  • Dec 28, 2010

    Michael Clarke edges Graeme Swann to slip to be out for 13 © Getty Images