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The Ashes Fifth Test: Day Three

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Australia 326 & 276
England 155 & 166 (31.4 ov)

Australia won by 281 runs

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Australia 1st innings
CJL Rogers b Stokes 11
DA Warner b Broad 16
SR Watson lbw b Anderson 43
MJ Clarke* c Bell b Stokes 10
SPD Smith c:(sub) b: Stokes 115
GJ Bailey c Cook b Broad 1
BJ Haddin c: Cook b: Stokes 75
MG Johnson c:(sub) b: Borthwick 12
RJ Harris c: Anderson b: Stokes 22
PM Siddle c: Bairstow b: Stokes 0
NM Lyon not out 1
Extras (b 10, lb 2, w, 2, nb 6) 20
Total (all out; 76 overs) 326 (4.28 runs per over)

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Bowling
JM Anderson 21-3-67-1
SCJ Broad 19.5-5-65-2
BA Stokes 19.5-1-99-6
WB Rankin 8.2-0-34-0
SG Borthwick 7-0-49-1

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England 1st innings
AN Cook* lbw b Harris 7
MA Carberry c Lyon b Johnson 0
JM Anderson c Clarke b Johnson 7
IR Bell c †Haddin b Siddle 2
KP Pietersen c Watson b Harris 3
GS Ballance c †Haddin b Lyon 18
BA Stokes b Siddle 47
JM Bairstow† c Bailey b Siddle 18
SG Borthwick c Smith b Harris 1
SCJ Broad not out 30
WB Rankin b Johnson 13
Extras (lb 1, w 5, nb 3) 9
Total (all out; 58.5 overs) 155 (2.63 runs per over)

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Bowling
RJ Harris 14-5-36-3  
MG Johnson 13.5-3-33-3 
PM Siddle 13-4-23-3  
SR Watson 3-1-5-0  
NM Lyon 15-3-57-1

England 2nd innings
AN Cook*  c †Haddin b Johnson  7 
MA Carberry  c †Haddin b Johnson  43 
IR Bell  c Warner b Harris  16 
KP Pietersen  c Bailey b Harris  6 
GS Ballance  lbw b Johnson  7
BA Stokes  b Harris  32
JM Bairstow†  c Bailey b Lyon  0
SG Borthwick  c Clarke b Lyon  4 
SCJ Broad  b Harris  42
JM Anderson  not out  1 
WB Rankin  c Clarke b Harris  0
Extras (b 5, lb 2, nb 1) 8     
Total (all out; 31.4 overs) 166 (5.24 runs per over)

Bowling
RJ Harris 9.4-4-25-5-2.58  
MG Johnson 9-1-40-3-4.44 (1nb) 
PM Siddle 4-1-24-0-6.00  
NM Lyon 9-0-70-2-7.77

Australia 2nd innings
CJL Rogers  c & b Borthwick  119
DA Warner  lbw b Anderson  16
SR Watson  c †Bairstow b Anderson  9
MJ Clarke*  c †Bairstow b Broad  6
SPD Smith  c Cook b Stokes  7
GJ Bailey  c Borthwick b Broad  46
BJ Haddin†  b Borthwick  28
MG Johnson  b Stokes  4
RJ Harris  c Carberry b Borthwick  13
PM Siddle  c †Bairstow b Rankin  4
NM Lyon  not out  6
Extras (lb 14, w 2, nb 2) 18     
Total (all out; 61.3 overs) 276 (4.48 runs per over)

Bowling 
JM Anderson 15-6-46-2-3.06  
SCJ Broad 14-1-57-2-4.07 (2nb, 1w) 
WB Rankin 12.3-0-47-1-3.76  
BA Stokes 10-0-62-2-6.20 (1w) 
SG Borthwick 6-0-33-3-5.50  
KP Pietersen 4-1-17-0-4.25

Day Three Facts:

RESULT: Australia wins by 281 runs
SCORE: Australia 1st innings 326 and 2nd innings 276, England 1st innings 155 and 2nd innings 166.
MAN OF THE MOMENT: Ryan Harris. So accurate all series, Harris was finally to cash in on the final day. The veteran with a dicky knee claimed five for 25 as England crumbled as quickly as at any point this series. It left him with eight for the game, and man-of-the-match honours.
KEY MOMENT: The match was as good as over when Chris Rogers and George Bailey walked onto the SCG on Sunday morning. But a three-day finish was ensured when England opener Michael Carberry threw his wicket away the 2nd ball after tea.
STAT OF THE DAY: 100. For the first time in Ashes history, Australia claimed all 100 English wickets.
SUMMARY: Australia started the day with a 311-run lead, and the Ashes whitewash seemingly a formality. Opener Chris Rogers finished off a terrific knock to bring up his second century in consecutive Tests - finishing on 119. George Bailey, fighting for his career, was dismissed for 46 as Australia chased quick runs. They needn't have worried, as England never looked a hope of batting out the remaining two and a half days. Harris finished with five wickets, man of the series Mitchell Johnson grabbed three more and Nathan Lyon chipped in as Australia won back the Ashes in incredible fashion.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I remember 2006-7 like it was yesterday, being a part of that series. I'm sure for these players, and certainly for me personally, we'll remember this forever." Australian skipper Michael Clarke reflects on becoming the third Australian side to win a series 5-0.

Stumps | Australia complete 5-0 Ashes whitewash

Australia's blazing Ashes whitewash is complete, after Ryan Harris and Mitchell Johnson finished England off inside three days of the fifth Test at the SCG.

England collapsed in humiliating circumstances to hand Australia a comprehensive 281-run victory and the third 5-0 clean-sweep in Ashes history.

After England won 3-0 to secure the urn for a third consecutive series in the UK last year, Australia have answered four months later with the most emphatic turnaround imaginable.

Set an improbable target of 448 to win in Sydney after another Chris Rogers century, England were all out for 166 late on Sunday.

Johnson (3-40) took two wickets in the over afer tea, to bring his personal tally to 37 scalps for the tour and pave the way for pace ally Harris (5-25) to complete a five-wicket haul.

With more than two days left in the match, England surrendered meekly, with their three best batsmen Alastair Cook (7), Ian Bell (16) and Kevin Pietersen (6) rolling over to leave the tourists precariously placed at 3-87 at tea.

Any hope of England showing fight and taking the game into a fourth day were dashed when they lost 4-8 in 17 balls at the hands of Johnson and Nathan Lyon after tea.

Australia won 5-0 in 1920-21 and 2006-07, but the charge led by Michael Clarke's men was arguably the most ruthless of all.

It's the first time Australia have taken all 100 wickets in a five-match Ashes series, and they maintained an unchanged XI from start to finish, for the first time ever in five matches, to do it.

Johnson and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin have been the runaway stars for Australia.

The left-arm fast bowler went from enigma to unstoppable force by taking the most wickets by an Australian fast bowler in a five-match Ashes series, placing him ninth on the all-time list.

Haddin was another who not so long ago thought he'd played his last Test - only to defy his 36 years and save Australia on countless occasions.

The wicketkeeper finished second on the run-scoring list, scored a half century in every first innings of the series and became the fourth Australian gloveman to score 3000 Test runs, joining Ian Healy, Rod Marsh and Adam Gilchrist.

Rogers, also 36, wound back the clock with his third Test century and second in consecutive matches.

Born in Sydney 36 years ago, Rogers continued his remarkable career renaissance by smashing his fastest on in 143 balls as Australia were all out for 276 soon after lunch.

Tea | England's stars wilter in face of 5-0

England's three best batsmen surrendered meekly as Australia moved swiftly towards an Ashes clean-sweep on day three of the fifth Test in Sydney.

At tea England were 3-87, still needing a further 361 runs to pull off a record fourth innings chase and prevent an unwanted place in history.

There's still more than two days left in the match, but a ruthless Australia are in no mood to delay celebrations, with Ryan Harris leading the charge with 2-13.

Alastair Cook (7), Ian Bell (16) and Kevin Pietersen (6) folded inside the first 14 overs, bringing an end to a dismal tour for England's most experienced run-scorers.

The trio all average over 45 in Test cricket, but less than 30 this summer - failing to score a century between them.

Captain Cook started the slide of 3-50, edging Mitchell Johnson behind to become the speed demon's 35th victim of the series.

Opener Michael Carberry (43 not out) didn't crack in the middle session, although his bat was split in two by Peter Siddle - the willow limply held together only by its sticker.

Debutant Gary Ballance is at the other end unbeaten on 7.

Australia set England a formidable target of 448 to win after Chris Rogers smashed his third Test century, and his second in consecutive matches.

Rogers, born in Sydney 36 years ago, continued his remarkable career renaissance by smashing the fastest of his three Test tons in 143 balls, ultimately falling for a career-high 119.

It finalised Rogers' standing as the top run-scorer from the back-to-back Ashes series.

However, under-pressure batsman George Bailey (46) faces an anxious wait to see if he'll stay in the side for South Africa after throwing away a golden opportunity to save his bacon with a big score.

Bailey was out hooking as he tried to hasten Australia's charge, but it's his consistent failures in first innings which has his place at No.6 under the microscope.

The ODI vice-captain did produce a magic moment however, when he held onto a spectacular one-handed grab at short-leg to dismiss Pietersen off the bowling of Harris.

Earlier, Brad Haddin departed for 28 having overtaken Adam Gilchrist's record (473) for most runs in a series from a No.7.

He also became the fourth Australian wicketkeeper to score 3000 Test runs, joining Ian Healy, Rod Marsh and Gilchrist.

Like Haddin, Rogers is 36 but in the form of his life.

The left-handed opener Rogers raised his arms to the applause of a pink-tinged crowd on Jane McGrath day at the SCG, following on from his match-winning second innings ton in Melbourne last week.

Rogers, known primarily for his dour demeanour, showed you can teach an old dog new tricks with another uncharacteristically fluent display with the bat - stroking 15 boundaries.

Innings break (1.45pm) | Australia set England record chase

Chris Rogers has scored his third Test ton to make Australia's charge towards a 5-0 Ashes series whitewash close to unstoppable at the SCG.

Australia have the best part of two and a half days to finish the job after being bowled out for 276, setting England a formidable target of 448 to win.

England require a world record run-chase to prevent their unwanted place in history, needing to eclipse the mark of 7-418 set by the West Indies against Australia in 2003 as the highest-ever successful fourth-innings total.

The highest at the SCG was 2-288 by Australia against South Africa in 2006.

Australia lost three wickets in the opening session today, and Rogers, Ryan Harris and Peter Siddle for 21 runs after lunch to keep the match moving along at a rapid pace.

Nathan Lyon survived to be not out six, meaning the No.11 wasn't been dismissed in the entire series.

Rogers, born in Sydney 36 years ago, continued his remarkable career renaissance by smashing the fastest of his three Test tons in 143 balls.

The veteran left-hander fell for a career-high 119 and will finish the 10 straight Tests against England in back-to-back series as the top run-scorer from either team.

However, under-pressure batsman George Bailey (46) faces an anxious wait to see if he'll stay in the side for South Africa after throwing away a golden opportunity to save his bacon with a big score.

Bailey was out hooking as he tried to hasten Australia's charge towards a declaration, but it's his consistent failures in first innings which has his place at No.6 under the microscope.

Brad Haddin departed for 28 having overtaken Adam Gilchrist's record (473) for most runs in a series from a No.7.

He also became the fourth Australian wicketkeeper to score 3000 Test runs, joining Ian Healy, Rod Marsh and Gilchrist.

Like Rogers, Haddin is aged 36 but in the form of his life.

Left-handed opener Rogers raised his arms to the applause of a pink-tinged crowd on Jane McGrath day at the SCG, following on from his match-winning second innings ton in Melbourne last week.

Rogers, known primarily for his dour demeanour, showed you can teach an old dog new tricks with another uncharacteristically fluent display with the bat - stroking 15 boundaries.

However, there were nervous moments in the 90s facing part-time offspinner Kevin Pietersen, bringing back memories of his debut ton at Durham when he spent 30 minutes stuck on 96 against Graeme Swann.

Pietersen was thrown the ball for the first time since 2012 ahead of first-choice spinner Scott Borthwick, who ultimately took 3-33 on debut.

James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes took two wickets each and debutant Boyd Rankin the final scalp of Siddle.

Lunch | Rogers scores back-to-back Test tons

Chris Rogers has scored back-to-back Test centuries to make Australia's charge towards a 5-0 Ashes whitewash close to unstoppable at the SCG.

At lunch on day three of the fifth Test, Australia were 7-248 and leading by an imposing 419 runs.

England now require a world record run-chase to prevent their unwanted place in history, needing to eclipse the mark of 7-418 set by the West Indies against Australia in 2003 as the highest ever successful fourth-innings total.

The highest at the SCG was 2-288 by Australia against South Africa in 2006.

Australia lost three wickets in the opening session, but Rogers, born in Sydney 36 years ago, continued his remarkable career renaissance by smashing the fastest of his three Test tons in 143 balls.

The veteran left-hander is 114 not out and will finish 10 straight Tests against England as the top run-scorer from either team.

However, under-pressure batsman George Bailey (46) faces an anxious wait to see if he'll stay in the side for South Africa after throwing away a golden opportunity to save his bacon with a big score.

Bailey was out hooking as he tried to hasten Australia's charge towards a declaration, but it's his consistent failures in first innings which has his place at No.6 under the microscope.

Brad Haddin departed for 28 having overtaken Adam Gilchrist's record (473) for most runs in a series from a No.7.

He also became the fourth Australian wicketkeeper to score 3000 Test runs, joining Ian Healy, Rod Marsh and Gilchrist.

Like Rogers, Haddin is 36 but in the form of his life.

Selectors took a gamble by reinstating the two elder statesmen for last year's series in the UK.

Haddin, with the exception of one Test in India as an injury replacement for Matt Wade, had spent over a year out of the Test side before earning a recall.

Rogers thought a one-off appearance against India in 2008 was the first and last Test of his career.

The left-handed opener raised his arms to the applause of a pink-tinged crowd on Jane McGrath day at the SCG, following on from his match-winning second innings ton in Melbourne last week.

Rogers, known primarily for his dour demeanour, showed you can teach an old dog new tricks with another uncharacteristically fluent display with the bat - stroking 14 boundaries.

However, there were nervous moments in the 90s facing part-time offspinner Kevin Pietersen, bringing back memories of his debut ton at Durham when he spent 30 minutes stuck on 96 against Graeme Swann.

Pietersen was thrown the ball for the first time since 2012 ahead of first-choice spinner Scott Borthwick, who ultimately dismissed Haddin.

James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Ben Stokes have taken two wickets each.

10am | Gooch slays England's miserable batting

England batting coach Graham Gooch savaged his side's miserable batting performance this Ashes tour after witnessing another meek collapse yesterday.

Resuming at 1-8 on day two, England lost four for 15 to remove any doubt that Australia were on track for a historic whitewash.

It was a familiar story, one which has haunted England throughout a disastrous tour.

And it is one which Gooch finds completely unacceptable.

England's leading Test runscorer slammed his players for throwing their wickets away rather than digging in and fighting for each Test and said they needed to face up to the criticism they will now receive.

"We have one 100 in four and a bit Tests. That's not going to win you anything," he said.

"Everyone has to look at themselves. That's the coaches, the players.

"We all have to take (the criticism) on the chin.

"If you play the way we play the brutal truth is it's not been good enough."

Gooch envisaged a rebuilding process in the near future, presumably one which will be built around impressive 21-year-old allrounder Ben Stokes who top scored with a gritty 47 as England were rolled for 155.

"We have to look to ways to improve ... That might entail taking some more pain before it gets better," he said.

"...The powers that be will definitely be reviewing everyone after this series as they do, and quite rightly. We'll all be under scrutiny."

One dismissal more than any highlighted the shellshocked state the England team is in right now - when captain Alastair Cook was trapped lbw to the second ball of the day.

The under-pressure skipper shouldered arms to a straight ball from Ryan Harris and was sent packing for six, taking his series tally to a meagre 239 runs at 26.

"It's particularly poignant when it happens like that at the beginning of the day when you're trying to set the tone and you're trying to lead from the front," Gooch added.

"He's a guy who likes to lead from the front.

"...It happens, you make mistakes.

"Sadly, we've made too many."

Despite Cook's failure, and his leadership in surrendering of the Ashes, Gooch backed Cook to be the man to lead England through the tricky times which they now face.

"No captain is going to be happy, in my opinion, with just being captain and not contributing," Gooch, who wants to remain in his role, said.

"He's not contributing the weight of runs that we have come to expect from him.

"He's not been at his best and he's been under pressure from the Australian bowlers, but he's delivered a little bit.

"But for me ... he's still a guy who should be there when some sort of rebuilding takes place."

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