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Australia seal Ashes 4-0
Australia celebrates their Ashes series win during the day three of fifth Ashes Test at Hobart on Sunday. Photo: Collected

Australia seal Ashes 4-0

Mark Wood may have expected to put his feet up, at least for an evening, after the rigours of the opening session. Yet late on the third evening at Hobart, on a day he'd taken a career-best 6 for 39, he was out facing Pat Cummins. If he was indeed frustrated, it showed. He hit the ball as hard as he could for two boundaries before dragging the third one on to his stumps, walking off to some sympathetic applause among the more delirious one.England have a proclivity for batting collapses but even by their standards, losing all 10 wickets over a 56-run stretch was frightening. Chasing 271, England got their first half-century opening stand of the series. Zak Crawley and Rory Burns put on 68 but two hours after murmurs of a fourth-innings chase began to take shape, they were out shaking hands with the opposition as England folded for 124, conceding the Ashes series 0-4.Three Australian bowlers - Cameron Green, Scott Boland and Cummins - took three wickets apiece but England, though, were their own worst enemy, with several batsmen guilty of not applying themselves.England's hopes were dented at the stroke of Tea when Rory Burns played on to a Green delivery. Until then, he and Crawley had survived the vagaries of the pitch and unfurled pleasing drives either side of the wicket.It was Green who opened the floodgates on the other side of the interval. Dawid Malan wore a bouncer on his head and then chopped a delivery onto his stumps. Crawley, who had moved on to 36 serenely, went searching for a booming drive to a full Green ball that swung away late and nicked off to th...

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