England coach Andy Flower 'not proud' of Ashes whitewash

England coach Andy Flower has said he is 'not proud' after the side's 5-0 whitewash in the latest Ashes series, but said he had no plans to leave.

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Australia recover from faltering start at Ashes Test

England yet again ran into the resistance of Brad Haddin as Australia recovered from a faltering start to race to a teatime 201 for five on day one of the final Test at the SCG.

Australia's Brad Haddin hits a boundary during day one of the Fifth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground Credit: PA

It has been a recurring theme of this winter's Ashes mismatch for the hosts to hint at first-innings vulnerability, before Haddin comes to their rescue at number seven.

Australia's veteran wicketkeeper-batsman was right on cue as well, passing 50 for the sixth time - with a full house in each first innings.

Rankin 'leaves field' with potential injury at Ashes

England debutant Boyd Rankin is reported to have left the field with a potential injury, according to several sources.


Stokes helps England lead in the final Ashes Test

Ben Stokes struck twice before lunch to help give England four wickets to show for their gamble to bowl first under cloud cover in the final Test.

England's Ben Stokes (centre) takes the wicket of Australia's Michael Clarke Credit: PA

Stuart Broad quickly eliminated the prolific David Warner; then first-change Stokes doubled up with Chris Rogers and Australia captain Michael Clarke, before Shane Watson fell to James Anderson from the final ball of a hectic session in a total of 94 for four.

As England try to somehow avoid a series whitewash at the SCG, they picked three debutants here - for the first time in almost eight years - Gary Ballance, Boyd Rankin and Scott Borthwick respectively coming in for Joe Root, Tim Bresnan and Monty Panesar.

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