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Chris Barrett is a Sports Writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Shane Watson belts brutal century as George Bailey sets record against James Anderson

Shane Watson of Australia.

Chris Barrett Shane Watson has slugged a brutal fourth Test century in Perth only to be dismissed in a farcical, schoolboy-like scene.

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Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke fined over abuse of James Anderson

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Chris Barrett Australian captain Michael Clarke has been charged the by the International Cricket Council and fined a percentage of his match fee over the expletive-laden tirade at England tailender James Anderson...

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Sledging made me what I am, says James Anderson

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24:  Michael Clarke of Australia and James Anderson of England exchange words during day four of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 24, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Ashes antagoniser says he regards sledging as a 'skill' that has played an important part in him becoming England's all-time leading international wicket-taker.

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James Anderson lacks sympathy for ailing Australia

England's James Anderson.

Chris Barrett Spurred by his memories of being whitewashed in Australia, England's James Anderson wants to exact the ultimate payback.

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George Bailey lifts lid on pain of poor Poms during Ashes

George Bailey

Chris Barrett Relations between the two Ashes combatants have not been great this series but there is some sympathy for England's plight from the Australian with the closest view of the destruction wreaked by...

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Smith shows he’s made of the right stuff

Steve Smith

Chris Barrett For years, it seems, we’ve been hearing from the game’s cognoscenti that Steven Smith is the future of Australian cricket.

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Wait for it: DRS makes its Ashes debut

David Warner has words with Joe Root who was given out after a review.

Chris Barrett A decision review system controversy has finally arrived to leave its mark on the Ashes.

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Joe Root bemused as DRS raises its head in third Ashes Test

Joe Root

Chris Barrett It has taken until nearly the halfway point of the series but a Decision Review System controversy has finally arrived to leave a mark on the Ashes.

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Australia's George Bailey said it was 'not pretty' watching the England batsmen suffer

George Bailey takes evasive action at short-leg as Ben Stokes makes contact with intent.

Chris Barrett Relations between the two Ashes combatants have not been great in this series.

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Watson's big bash, 71 off 41 balls

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Shane Watson believes he has got his mojo back after a devastating fourth Test century.

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Australia's Ashes win: Celebrations begin in earnest after Lyon strikes up victory song

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 17:  David Warner and Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrate victory during day five of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 17, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett ''We've got 'em back!'' With those words from the lion-hearted Ryan Harris, Australia began celebrating the end of more than four years of subjugation at the hands of England.

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Turning the pig on the spit slowly

Peter Siddle celebrates after taking the wicket of Ian Bell.

Chris Barrett The third Test is panning out to an inevitable, if slightly drawn-out, win for Australia.

Shane Watson regains his mojo with a bang as Australia go for the kill in third Ashes Test

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Shane Watson believes he has got his mojo back after a devastating Test century at the WACA Ground on Monday in which he was given a licence to thrill.

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Ashes are coming home

Party time: Australia's cricketers were planning a long party in Perth on Tuesday night after regaining the Ashes.

Chris Barrett More than four years of subjugation at the hands of England comes to a crushing and jubilant end.

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Australia find themselves up against it at the MCG

James Anderson

Chris Barrett Australia have been dealt a dose of their own medicine.

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Ashes: Steve Smith leads fightback. With Brad Haddin, of course

Steve Smith

Chris Barrett It is easy to forget. Three years ago against England Steve Smith looked out of his depth, a half-backed international cricketer not quite sure whether he was a batsman or bowler.

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Steve Smith and Brad Haddin lead Australian fightback

Australia's Steve Smith.

Chris Barrett Australia's destroyer-in-chief Johnson will fancy his chances of making England pay again for letting the home team off the hook.

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The Ashes: England player ratings

England's Alastair Cook holds on to the ball after catching out Australia's George Bailey for 1 run in their Ashes cricket test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Chris Barrett How the tourists fared by the numbers.

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Ashes feuds forgotten as England joins Australia in dressing room

Nathan Lyon leads the team song.

Chris Barrett Australian and England came together for three hours in the home dressing room at the SCG.

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Ashes celebrations: In the SCG sheds, old enemies became best mates

Australian Cricket team win the ashes series 5-0 against England s at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,5th January,2014

Chris Barrett After threatening to break arms, they laid down their arms.

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