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303/10 & 155/10 (56.3)
188/10 & 124/10 (38.5)
Australia won by 146 runs.
Player of the match: Travis Head
 
That's all we have from the Ashes as we draw curtains over what has been 8 weeks of amazing cricketing action between two of the biggest sides in World cricket. From Rory Burn's to Ollie Robinson's dismissal it has been a roller coaster ride for both sides. I, Lavil Saldanha alongside my colleague, Pradeep Somashekhar take your leave. Do check Sportskeeda for all the latest sports news and all the live match coverage. Toodles for now as we look to catch up with you soon. SEE YA!
Scott Boland: Super happy and excited to win this series. It was a surreal moment in Melbourne for me. I got a lot of support from the crowd whenever I was fielding near the boundary ropes. I debuted 10 years ago in domestic cricket, congratulatory messages poured in from all my friends and family members. Internation cricket is a bit more demanding and draining, so will look to unwind and rest for the next couple of days
Pat Cummins and the team join celebrating. They look like a happy bunch as they hold the crystal Ashes in hand. They all walk off and now they pose with the actual Ashes urn with the support staff. All of them celebrate and bask themselves in this moment
Travis Head is the man of the match for his 101& 8. He is also the man of the series for 357 runs in 4 matches at an average of 59.50

Travis Head:
Good to have contributed with the bat in this series. I probably look at the hundred in this match as the better one. With the conditions and the position the team was in it was pretty special. I have worked on a lot of things over the last couple of years and did not take my opportunities earlier. Batting after Marnus and Steve Smith made sure that I had less pressure on myself. We have a fantastic bench, everyone was in form and chipped in whenever brought into the side. It is a nice Australian team to be in at the moment. Bubble life is tough and we will be looking to celebrate this win and unwind ourselves
Time for the presentations!

Joe Root (losing captain, England): It's been frustrating throughout and been a tough tour as well, we've played good cricket but we've not managed to string a whole game together. It's something that we from it as a group and keep getting better at things, can't afford to keep making the same mistakes, that's the challenge for the group moving forward. It won't be long before we get back to playing the test cricket and we've got to grab the opportunities at hand. It's pretty obvious, we need to put runs on the board for the bowlers to work with, too many times we failed to do that. All areas in general, we've been outplayed and credit to Australia for that and deserved to win the series. I mean, who knows what will happen in four years, one thing I can say is, you look at mention Woody, his efforts throughout the trip, he's been amongst the wickets and scored runs every time. Circumstances have been really trying at times but really appreciate the hospitality, congrats Australia and well done on this win!

Pat Cummins (winning captain): This is the stuff of dreams. To be at the end of a 5-match series with so many positives and 4-0, yeah really pumped. I am really happy as a captain, Lyon didn't get to bowl in this match, so not quite sure whether he will be happy or not. We used 15 players in this series and had to make some pretty tough calls along the way. Cameron Green was outstanding in both departments. Boland was fantastic. I am hoping that the old pros continue their good work. I am super excited about the test cricket that will be held overseas. One thing in the pandemic we haven't done is not to play too much Test cricket. So looking forward to adapting. Special thanks to the boards for putting this together in these times. 
Australia win the match by 146 runs and also take the Ashes 4-0

Absolute scenes at the Blundstone Arena. Pat Cummins rightly finishes the series. This was his maiden series as a captain and he has done a fantastic job to lead his side to a 4-0 whitewash. He wasn't alone and was accompanied by many men in his team, including ex-captain Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Mitchell Starc and Scott Boland, in whom he invested a lot of faith. The Ashes started with a wicket and also ends with a wicket!

Talking about the English innings, it was a downward progression for the visitors as they fell from 68/0 to 124 all out. The openers, Burns and Crawley, started off really well set up their first 50 partnership of the tour. Cameron Green then broke the back of the chase as he picked up 3 wickets, including both the openers and England's number 3. He was instrumental and acted as a perfect launching pad for the other bowlers in the attack.

His good work was later carried on by Scott Boland, for whom test cricket has been a child's play. He first struck gold, dismissing the English captain first up. He then accounted for the impressive Sam Billings and then dismissed Chris Woakes. He has been a real find for Australia as he picked up the second-most wickets in this series, 16 from 3 matches, delivered whenever called upon by the captain.

Pat Cummins and Starc, the experienced men in the bowling engine room, did exceptional with the ball in hand. Starc picked up the big wicket of Stokes and Cummins did exceptionally well to dismiss Pope around his legs and also clean up the tail in no time. For the second time this innings, Nathan Lyon didn't have the ball in hand but did exceptionally well to stay out in the middle and boost the morale of the fielding side.

For England, this tour went from bad to worse in no time. They couldn't get the runs on the board and were dismissed cheaply. The MCG loss for England was a nail in the coffin as they couldn't recover post that. The only positive for England will be Mark Wood's performance, Zak Crawley's promise and Malan's emergence as England's number 3. They will be looking to work well and come much more prepared for the next Ashes that happen down under.

For Australia, it was promising galore. Alex Carey, Jhye Richardson, Micheal Neser, Scott Boland, Usman Khawaja and Travis Head all standing up and delivering whenever asked by the captain. There was a good blend of experience and youth in this new-look Aussie side and they did exceptionally well to beat the touring English side comprehensively. Pat Cummins' real test as a captain will be from March 2021 when he will be leading this Aussie side in Pakistan
38.5 Pat Cummins to Ollie Robinson, OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! England's completely surrender in the last hour or so and have gifted this game to Australia. Australia finish 4-0! Full toss, right on the money, Robinson backs away too much, exposes all his stumps, Robinson reaches for it and misses, Cummins goes through to crash into the stumps. This is complete capitulation from England and have a lot to think about from here on!
38.4 Pat Cummins to Stuart Broad, OH DEAR! Short on the outside off, Broad gives himself some room and then lifts it uppishly over backward point region and gets off the mark.
Stuart Broad, LHB, walks out to the middle. He will be facing Pat Cummins first ball
After back to back boundaries, Mark Wood gets bowled in the most embarrassing fashion ever! He smashes Cummins for 2 consecutive boundaries, but Cummins deceived him with a well-disguised bouncer. Wood looked to pull that one away towards deep square leg but chops that one back onto his stumps
38.3 Pat Cummins to Mark Wood, OUT! DRAGS IT BACK ON! Moves long way across the off-stump and looks to pull it but drags it back on to the stumps. One shot too many from Wood, he shuffles long way across the off-stump to pull that short delivery but knocks it back on the stumps and Cummins has second of the game!
38.2 Pat Cummins to Mark Wood, FOUR! Goes downtown this time, back of a length on the off-stump, Wood clears his front foot and hammers it over the top of mid-off, goes couple of bounces into the fence for a boundary.
38.1 Pat Cummins to Mark Wood, FOUR! Searching for the yokrer, Wood backs away, exposes all his stumps, manages to get the toe end of the bat and carves it through the covers and picks up a boundary!
Ollie Robinson, RHB, walks out to the middle. He will be down at the non strikers end
Boland, Boland! Test Cricket is just so easy for this chap! Got the crucial wicket of Joe Root earlier in the innings, then dismissed Sam Billings and now gets the wicket of Woakes. Woakes looked to add some runs to the team's tally, but the ball takes a thick outside edge and goes into the gloves of Carey, who dives to his right and takes a good catch
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37.6 Scott Boland to Chris Woakes, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Outrageous shot from Woakes and he departs. Length delivery on the off-stump, Woakes has a big heave across the line, gets the thick outside edge, flies right to Carey who takes a one handed stunner! Australia just two away here!
37.5 Scott Boland to Chris Woakes, OH! Short delivery into Woakes with pace, hurries the batter as he takes his eyes off to pull that one, misses it, through to the keeper.
37.4 Scott Boland to Chris Woakes, back of a length on the outside off, Woakes on the backfoot with an angled bat, dabs it to third slip fielder for no run.
37.3 Scott Boland to Chris Woakes, FOUR! NICELY TIMED! Back of a length delivery, angles it into Woakes on the pads as he leans into it, clips it nicely through the mid-wicket region to pick up a boundary!
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