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Ashes 2013/14 podcast: Fourth Test, day four

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Sky Sports Ashes Podcast

After four Tests and four defeats - England could suffer the humiliation of an Ashes whitewash in Sydney.

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The tourists appeared in a good position on day three but imploded to set Australia a victory target of just 231, which they reached for the loss of just two wickets as Chris Rogers (116) and Shane Watson (83no) tucked into the bowling.

As ever, our pundits are on hand to share their views and reflections on all the action and discuss the biggest talking points - on and off the field!

With five former England captains in the commentary box - Nasser Hussain, Andrew Strauss, Mike Atherton, Sir Ian Botham and David Gower - not to mention the enigma that is Bumble, there's plenty of chat to catch up on.

On today's podcast...

Nasser and Andrew reflect on a fourth heavy defeat for England and discuss what steps the tourists must take if they are to avoid a whitewash.

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There's plenty for the guys to mull over, including the enormity of the gulf between the sides as exemplified by what Nasser calls "the most amazing defeat" of the series so far.

Andrew pays credit to Australia but admits that English cricket is in a sorry state and says it's hard to see how the tourists can turn things around.

Athers drops in to reflect on England's performance in the field - including Jonny Bairstow's performance with the gloves - and explain how two early missed catches set the tone. He and Bumble reveal what side they would pick for Sydney.

Plus, don't miss Alastair Cook's post-match interview with Ian Ward.

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Watch day one of the fifth and final Test match between Australia and England from 10.30pm on Thursday on Sky Sports 2.