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

Too late, Australia finally bat ugly

Aug 20, 2015: 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

Daniel Brettig at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, Kia Oval

England target Ashes history

Aug 19, 2015: ESPNcricinfo previews the final Ashes Test at The Oval as England aim for 4-1 and Australia hunt for pride

The Preview by David Hopps

Michael Clarke retires

Full coverage of Michael Clarke's retirement

Aug 19, 2015: A list of stories and videos on the subject of Michael Clarke's retirement from cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, Kia Oval

Oval a test of character - Clarke

Aug 19, 2015: Australia's retiring captain Michael Clarke has implored his men to fight out his final Test match as deep as possible, at the end of an Ashes series in which the fifth day has been entirely redundant

Daniel Brettig

Michael Clarke's retirement

Clarke's a career ever so near to greatness

Aug 19, 2015: Michael Clarke will be remembered as a great cricketer and as a fascinating, occasionally infuriating, but forever driven man

Daniel Brettig

Where's the love for Clarke?

Aug 19, 2015: Far too many people - Australians mostly - have had and still have reservations about him

Simon Barnes

'A bloody good bloke to boot'

Aug 19, 2015: A collection of quotes over the years on Michael Clarke, the batsman and the leader

ESPNcricinfo staff

Michael Clarke's retirement

Clarke's magnificent seven

Aug 19, 2015: With Michael Clarke set to retire from international cricket after the fifth Test at The Oval, we look at seven of his best performances over an 11-year-long career

Brydon Coverdale

Michael Clarke retires

'Legacy of aggressive, entertaining cricket' - Mark Taylor

Aug 18, 2015: Mark Taylor, an ardent supporter and vocal defender of Michael Clarke, calls his legacy as a champion of bright and aggressive cricket as one that is undeniable

Daniel Brettig

The highs and lows of Michael Clarke

Aug 14, 2015: Over a career of more than 100 Tests, Clarke's numbers are outstanding along certain parameters, but quite ordinary along others

S Rajesh

The Investec Ashes 2015

Angry Australia players reject family accusations

Aug 11, 2015: Australia's cricketers have responded angrily to suggestions that the presence of their partners and children on tour contributed to the team's loss of the Ashes

Daniel Brettig in Nottingham

The Investec Ashes 2015

Baggy green culture eroded under Clarke - Buchanan

Aug 11, 2015: Former Australia coach John Buchanan has said the baggy green culture within the side seemed to have "disappeared a bit" under the captaincy of Michael Clarke

ESPNcricinfo staff

Captaincy: why authenticity matters

Aug 10, 2015: In the hare-and-tortoise comparison of Clarke and Cook, we must not lose sight of the fact that one man's methods are not necessarily better than the other's

Ed Smith

The Investec Ashes 2015

Ashes regained in 14 days

Aug 9, 2015: ESPNcricinfo looks back on the four Tests in a fast-forward series which decided the Ashes with a match to spare

Andrew McGlashan

Australia's failure has revolved around Clarke's struggle

Aug 9, 2015: He hasn't been watching the ball out of the hand well enough, and moving to No. 5 was a mistake as well

Ian Chappell

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Michael Clarke: a battle for greatness and love

Aug 8, 2015: He spent his career trying to win hearts and minds, as well as cricket matches. He could hardly have done more, but the whispers never disappeared

Jarrod Kimber

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test

Cook and Clarke: two good men riding a dangerous wave

Aug 8, 2015: Michael Clarke will soon be a forgotten man but Alastair Cook has proved a tough so-and-so and has completed the transformation from lost soul to triumphant leader

Mark Nicholas at Trent Bridge

England v Australia, 4th Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Clarke removes captain's mask

Aug 8, 2015: Michael Clarke's insistence before this match that he would not retire was a mask he wore to shield Australia's Ashes squad from the doubts he was feeling about his future every time he came to the batting crease

Daniel Brettig at Trent Bridge

England v Australia, 4th Investec Ashes Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Clarke announces retirement after Ashes

Aug 8, 2015: Australia captain Michael Clarke is set to retire from international cricket at the end of the ongoing Ashes series

Daniel Brettig

England v Australia, 4th Investec Ashes Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Happy memories fade for Clarke

Aug 7, 2015: The soundtrack to Michael Clarke's batting has become increasingly scratchy, his captaincy out of tune with the rest of his team

Daniel Brettig at Trent Bridge
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