Ashes 2013/14 podcast: Fifth Test, day three
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Last Updated: 05/01/14 10:49am
In the end, the end came quickly.
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England's wretched Ashes campaign came to a swift conclusion as Australia sealed only their third whitewash over the 'old enemy' inside three days at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Man-of-the-match Ryan Harris and man-of-the-series Mitchell Johnson delivered the coup de grace by bundling the tourists out for just 166 in their second innings, thereby securing a 281-run win, sparking well-deserved Australian celebrations and a period of reflection and explanation for England.
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!
On today's podcast...
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So, where does the blame lie for this Ashes debacle?
Nasser explains why skipper Alastair Cook must go away and ask himself some tough questions if he is to be the man to take England forward, while Athers reflects on how the tourists simply couldn't handle Australia's ferocity.
Beefy and Shane give Australia their due credit - in particular the seam attack and the dogged batting of Brad Haddin - while Bumble discusses where England go from here.
Aussies overjoyed with whitewash
Plus, Ian Ward catches up with head coach Andy Flower and Alastair Cook to find out exactly what went wrong...
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Stick with us for plenty more reaction throughout the day before The Ashes Verdict returns at 9pm on Sky Sports 2.