Australia regain the Ashes

Australia have regained the Ashes from England, after beating them by 150 runs to win the third Test.

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Russell Crowe pokes fun at England's Ashes failure

Actor Russell Crowe has poked fun at England's disastrous Ashes campaign, claiming there are Englishmen alive today that will never see England holding the Ashes again.

Australia sealed a 150-run win to go 3-0 up in the five match series to claim victory.

The Gladiator star, who was born in New Zealand born but raised in Australia, claimed "all is right with the world" following the host's victory.

Jubilant Aussies celebrate Ashes triumph

Australia are celebrating their Ashes triumph after they defeated England in the third test to seal a series win.

The home side ended a run of three consecutive series defeats against England by taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in Perth on Tuesday.

Captain Michael Clarke said while his side would celebrate the series win, they are still focused on winning the remaining two tests to complete a 5-0 whitewash.

ustralia's players pose for pictures after winning the Ashes. Credit: Reuters
It marks Australia's first win since their 5-0 whitewash of England six winters ago. Credit: Twitter/@CricketAus
Australia's Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke celebrate the victory. Credit: Twitter/@CricketAus


England have 'underperformed' during Ashes series

England team director Andy Flower rued his side's batting performance after Austalia sealed a series win with two Test matches still to play.

England captain Alastair Cook earlier admitted his side had been outplayed in every department.

"Of course the guys are very disappointed to have lost the Ashes with two matches still to go, but there are still two matches to go and we're going to have to focus on that pretty soon," he told Sky Sports.

England team director Andy Flower has said England have underperformed during the series. Credit: Reuters

"I think it is fair to say with the bat we have underperformed badly. We've only got one Test century to six or seven of theirs and that's from a young all-rounder playing in his second Test match."

Flower was defiant when asked whether England had enough desire in the remaining two matches.

"I would say certainly, yes," he said.

Australia captain: We got 'em back

Australia captain Michael Clarke has proudly claimed "we got 'em back" after his side won the third test to win the famous urn for the first time in four years.

Clarke praised his side's "amazing performance" during the Ashes series after his side claimed the urn for the first time in four years.

"We got 'em (England) back so its a fantastic feeling," Clarke said during an interview with Shane Warne for Cricket Australia.

Australia's Mitchell Johnson (L) celebrates with captain Michael Clarke after they won the third Ashes test. Credit: Reuters

"What an amazing performance, not just throughout this test match but over the first three Test matches.

"I think the boys deserve all the credit in the world for the work they've put in over a long period of time."

Clarke admitted Australia would celebrate hard tonight, but had their eyes on a 5-0 whitewash in the series.

Alastair Cook admits England were outplayed

Alastair Cook admitted his England side had been outplayed in every department after they lost the Ashes to Australia before Christmas.

The hosts completed a 150-run win in Perth on the final afternoon to go 3-0 up in the five match series and claim the urn for the first time in four years.

England's Alastair Cook has conceded that his side were outplayed after their Ashes loss. Credit: PA Wire

"We've been outskilled in all aspects. It's hard to say that as a player but that's the honest truth," Cook said.

"We've got to keep looking at ourselves, keep doing what we can do which is work as hard as we can to turn things around."

Time for change after 'disappointing' Ashes loss

Former captain Michael Vaughan, who led England to Ashes success in 2005, has reacted to the team losing the urn back to Australia:

Yorkshire County Cricket Club declared: "Time for change":


Australia celebrates Ashes home win

The Australia team celebrate their first Ashes win for six years. Credit: PA

Australia are celebrating regaining the Ashes with a third successive landslide win.

Despite a maiden Test century from Ben Stokes, Australia regained the urn with a 150-run win to complete an unassailable 3-0 lead.

It marks Australia's first win since their 5-0 whitewash of England six winters ago.

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