Peter Siddle finished with four wickets as Australia wrapped up an innings victory to narrow the Ashes margin to 3-2 after rain delayed them for three hours
Joe Root and David Warner took to Twitter to produce the picture that officially ended their long-standing feud
Stats highlights from Australia's convincing win at The Oval, and an unusual Ashes series
Alastair Cook has worked hard for everything he has achieved as a batsman and England captain. Why? Because being a success is his reason for being
Michael Clarke has signed off for the final time as Australia's captain with a plea for groundsmen to be granted the freedom to prepare the pitches they see fit
There was some crazy cricket in the Ashes although the quality was not always high. Yet for both teams it is the final outcome that matters. Careers are defined.
Alastair Cook fought hard on the third day but fell for 85 shortly before the close as Australia closed in on victory in the final Test
There is talent and spirit in this England side, though it is far from the finished article. For now, they should enjoy the champagne while it's still cold.
Peter Siddle has admitted he feared his Test career was over after he was ignored for Edgbaston and Trent Bridge, but now hopes a roaring return to his familiar role in the Australia XI will cause the selectors to reconsider their opinion of him
The Ashes are regained, but England have been horribly poor at The Oval not least in their playing of Nathan Lyon which does not bode well for challenges ahead
It is fitting that spin is playing a key role for Australia in Michael Clarke's final Test as he has always been a captain who has understood and nurtured the art
Stats highlights from the third day at The Oval
England slumped to 107 for 8 in response to Australia's 481 after incisive bursts from Peter Siddle, Mitchell Marsh and Nathan Lyon
Stats highlights from an action-packed second day at The Oval
How Peter Siddle did not play until the Ashes were decided will remain one of the enduring mysteries of this series. Only Rod Marsh knows the answer
England's frail batting and over-reliance on Joe Root will have been watched with interest by their next opponents, Pakistan and South Africa
The scoreline is set to be 3-2. The Oval will not be a close result. In another world, what might have been different?
David Warner and Steven Smith both scored half-centuries as Australia rediscovered their patience to finish on 287 for 3 at the end of the first day
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
ECB president Giles Clarke could be called to appear before the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee if one conservative MP has his way to explain his support for the Big Three power grab within the ICC
Shane Warne has delivered a broadside at Australia's selection chairman Rod Marsh for the decision to recall Peter Siddle ahead of Pat Cummins for the fifth Investec Ashes Test at the Oval
Stats highlights from the first day of The Oval Test
When Australia's quest for Ashes victory was mapped out just days after the World Cup triumph few batted an eyelid, but when the team landed on these shores plans quickly unravelled
Australia's team performance manager Pat Howard concedes it is a "fair question" to ask whether the Ashes tourists underestimated England ahead of and during a series Michael Clarke's side were widely expected to win.
It is high time England celebrated and protected the upgraded county system that has helped to bring Ashes success instead of regarding it as some sort of guilty secret
Josh Hazlewood is out of the fifth Ashes Test and the coach Darren Lehmann has been moved to explain why
James Anderson could have played his final Ashes Test after being ruled out of the last installment of this campaign at the Kia Oval due to the side strain he sustained at Edgbaston
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
ESPNcricinfo previews the final Ashes Test at The Oval as England aim for 4-1 and Australia hunt for pride
The series win-loss record for England in the last 7 Ashes campaigns, starting 2005. In terms of Test results, Australia lead 15-13
Number of times, before Ashes 2015, that no Test of a five-Test series went into the fifth day. This is the first such instance
Instances of fewer balls bowled in a 5-Test series where each game has had a decisive result: Eng in WI 1985-86, and 2001 Ashes
Batsmen who've scored three hundreds in follow-ons: Martin Crowe and Michael Vaughan. Cook fell 15 short of becoming the third
Cook's average when following on. In three such innings, his scores are 118 v Sri Lanka, 176 v India, and 85 today
Adam Lyth's series average. Among openers who've batted at least 8 times in an Ashes series, only Gooch (12.12 in 1981) has done worse
Number of times Australia have enforced the follow-on under Clarke's captaincy. He has had five opportunities to do so, but this is the first time
Jos Buttler's series average. Only 5 England wicketkeepers have had poorer averages in an Ashes series (Min 7 inngs)
England's highest opening partnership in the series so far. Their other opening stands have been 30, 19, 17, 12, 11, 7, 0.
Hundreds by Steven Smith in the first innings of a Test; he has one in the second, and none in the third or fourth
Batsmen who've made a 50-plus score in each Test of an Ashes series (min 5 Tests). Warner is the latest in this list