In nine completed Ashes tours since 1986-87, England have won one series and lost eight by thumping margins. But which have had saving graces, and which have been unmitigated shockers?
Once again, England have slipped behind after the first Test in Australia. The recent omens aren't great
Unpredictable. Unplayable. Unintentional?
Beware the wounded Rossco - as England found out to their peril
The nail-biter in Christchurch joins a long list of final-day dramas England have been part of in this century. Four-day Tests, anyone?
England's head coach has hinted that the batting line-up is unlikely to change much for the series against Pakistan in May, despite few of the issues being resolved over the winter
England were thwarted by a brilliant rearguard as they chased a rare overseas Test victory on the final day of the second Test at Christchurch
The years of bowling for England's leading Test wicket-taker are reflected in a new landmark
On the day of a heroic draw, the big number that loomed was that New Zealand have played only four Tests this season, a reality that captain Williamson said was frustrating
Having failed to break New Zealand's lower-order resistance, England will leave Christchurch with many of the same questions that were on their minds on arrival in Perth more than five months ago