England complete Ashes triumph
England have won the Ashes outright following a final test victory against Australia in Sydney.
The visitors had already retained the urn prior to the match, but their innings and 83 runs victory means they now boast an outright 3-1 victory, making them the first English side to win the Ashes down under in 24 years.
Australia resumed on 213-7, adding a few runs prior to a rain delay, before England’s bowlers mopped up the final three wickets to leave their opponents well short on 281 all out, securing an impressive and emphatic English victory.
Speaking afterwards, captain Andrew Strauss said it was important this his side ended the series on a high. “Obviously in Melbourne we retained the Ashes but we really wanted to finish with a bang here in Sydney,” he said. "All credit to the guys, they've been outstanding again, the way the bowlers bowled on day one, the batsmen dipped their bread in it again and we got another victory.”
England are now available at 8/11 with bet365 to win the 2013 Ashes, with Australia priced at 9/4 and the draw offered at 4/1.