Australia is celebrating a double victory today – the reclamation of the Ashes by the men’s team today and the retention of the cup by the women’s team in 2017.
In the fifth Test match, held in the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia won by an innings and 123 runs to complete a 4-0 series triumph.
England captain Joe Root spent the morning in hospital with severe dehydration from a bout of gastroenteritis and, although he resumed his innings an hour into the day, could not carry on after lunch and retired on 58.
Thus, concluded the men’s ashes Australia 4 – England 0.
The women’s ashes played in October-November 2017 were retained by the Australian Women’s Cricket Team.