Australia duly wrapped up the fifth and final Ashes Test by an innings and 123 runs, winning the series 4-0.
England teetered on the brink of their fourth Ashes defeat when they closed day four on 93-4, still 210 runs behind Australia in Sydney.
Australia exposed a weak England bowling attack as they ploughed on to 479-4 on day three of the final Ashes Test in Sydney.
Two quick wickets swung the day in Australia’s favour in the fifth Ashes Test as England closed day one on 233-5 in Sydney.
Australia captain Steve Smith’s solid hundred denied England a moral-lifting victory in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.
Rain ended play on day four of the Ashes at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, with Australia on 103-2 and trailing by 61 runs.
Alastair Cook’s 32nd Test hundred underpinned England’s fightback to end 135 runs adrift after day two of the fourth Ashes Test.
A hundred by David Warner gave Australia control of the fourth Test against England in Melbourne, ending day one on 244-3.
As expected, Australia wrapped up the Ashes series by beating England by an innings and 41 runs in Perth.
After Australia declared on 662-9, England lost their top four for 132 runs before the rain hit the Waca to see the visitors 127 behind.