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Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Clarke focussed on delivering results

Dec 30, 2010: Michael Clarke is prepared for even more criticism in his latest role, but he knows captaining Australia is about achieving good results rather than winning the popular vote

Peter English

The voice of New England

Dec 30, 2010: The MCG result tells us things about the visitors and the hosts both: one young and ambitious, the other inept and fretful

Peter Roebuck

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

There goes Ponting the Test hero

Dec 30, 2010: When thinking and grumbling about Ricky Ponting in his current state, don't forget that he has been Australia's best batsman since Bradman

Peter English

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Clarke replaces Ponting as Test captain

Dec 30, 2010: Michael Clarke is Australia's 43rd Test captain after succeeding the injured Ricky Ponting for Monday's fifth Ashes Test in Sydney

Peter English

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne

Jump before you are pushed, Chappell tells Ponting

Dec 30, 2010: The former Australia captain Ian Chappell has called on Ricky Ponting to resign from the Test captaincy in the wake of England's Ashes-sealing victory in the fourth Test at Melbourne

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

England dominant in every aspect

Dec 29, 2010: Though England lost in Perth, their overall numbers for the series are significantly better than those of the Australians

Madhusudhan Ramakrishan and S Rajesh

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Strauss joins Ashes elite, with the promise of more

Dec 29, 2010: Douglas Jardine, Len Hutton, Ray Illingworth, Mike Brearley, Mike Gatting... Andrew Strauss. In almost 80 years of Ashes combat, only six England captains have been able to win in Australia

Andrew Miller at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Whitewash lessons guide England to glory

Dec 29, 2010: Andrew Strauss was part of the team humiliated 5-0 on the 2006-07 Ashes tour, but those harsh lessons have served England well

Andrew Miller at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Ponting fights for his captaincy

Dec 29, 2010: Ricky Ponting knows his case to hold on to the captaincy is not strong, but he is desperate to retain the job and lift Australia from their lowest period since the mid-1980s

Peter English at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Ponting considers a move down the order

Dec 29, 2010: Ricky Ponting was asked before the Ashes series started to consider moving from No.3, but only in the past fortnight has he considered shifting from his home of nine years

Peter English at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Strauss aims higher after Ashes secured

Dec 29, 2010: England will enjoy their Melbourne celebrations after retaining the Ashes, but Andrew Strauss insisted there was still much work to do to reach their ultimate aim of being the No. 1 side in the world

Andrew McGlashan at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Injured Harris out for up to four months

Dec 29, 2010: Ryan Harris was sent for surgery on his injured left ankle on Wednesday and is likely to be out for three to four months, but he hasn't entirely given up hope of being fit for the World Cup

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

England retain the Ashes with innings win

Dec 29, 2010: England have retained the Ashes in Australia for the first time in 24 years, after inflicting one of Australia's heaviest losses, with a margin of an innings and 157 runs on the fourth morning at the MCG

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v England, fourth Test, Melbourne, third day

Grassy bank wanted

Dec 28, 2010: A South African checks out the MCG and his team's competition

Adam Wakefield

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

England's understated craftsman

Dec 28, 2010: The battle for the 2010 Ashes was won on the playing fields of Chittagong. That is the extraordinary conclusion that can be drawn from the performance of Tim Bresnan

Andrew Miller at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Ashes loss will be 'horrendous' - Watson

Dec 28, 2010: Shane Watson says it will be "shattering" and "horrendous" to be part of the first Australian side in 24 years to finish a home Ashes series without the urn

Peter English at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

The sad demise of Ponting

Dec 28, 2010: His team needed a huge score, but Australia's captain managed just 20 as the end of a career looms larger

Peter English at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Stress fracture leaves Harris needing surgery

Dec 28, 2010: Ryan Harris is expected to undergo surgery for a stress fracture on his left ankle after suffering an injury that threatens to curtail his promising Test career

Peter English at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 3rd day

Bresnan bowls England within sight of victory

Dec 28, 2010: The fathers in England's team know the excitement that Christmas Eve brought their children four nights ago, and they were feeling a similar anticipation on Tuesday evening after Tim Bresnan bowled them to within sight of an innings victory

The Bulletin by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, 3rd day, Melbourne

Australia have to survive the new ball

Dec 28, 2010: Join Andrew Miller and Peter English to discuss the Melbourne Test during the lunch interval at 12.30pm local (0130 GMT, 0700 IST). Send your questions to chatterbox@cricinfo.com

ESPNcricinfo staff
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