Australia whitewash England 5-0 by winning Sydney Test

Jan 05, 2014, 12:34 IST | AFP

Australia defeated England by 281 runs to win the fifth Test in Sydney and seal a 5-0 Ashes series cleansweep on Sunday

The home side dismissed the tourists for just 166 off 31.4 overs to crush England for a fifth consecutive Test to win 5-0 for only the third time in Ashes history.

Michael Clarke (2nd R) celebrates with team mates. Pic/AFP

England were bundled out for just 166, chasing an improbable target of 448 runs, lasting for just 31.4 overs and 147 minutes.

Ryan Harris captured five for 25 and man-of-the-series Mitchell Johnson 3-40 to rout the beleaguered tourists.

Stuart Broad topscored for sorry England with 42 off 36 balls, hitting three fours and four sixes.

England capitulated in three days after winning the toss and sending Australia in to bat.

The humiliating clean sweep is expected to have major ramifications for English cricket after they beat Australia 3-0 in England just months ago.

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