Perth: Michael Clarke, Darren Lehmann and the Australia squad linked arms and sang their team songs on the WACA pitch a few hours after regaining the Ashes with a series-clinching third Test win.
The flinty glares and the abrasive demeanor gave way to laughing, rejoicing, tears and, of course for the Aussie team, beers. (Darren Lehman behind Australia's Ashes turnaround)
The turnaround from a 3-0 series loss in England in August to a 3-0 win with two matches to spare here has been remarkable. The comprehensive manner of those wins, by 381, 218 and 150 runs, has stunned an England team that had won the previous three Ashes series and hadn't lost a Test in 12 months before arriving in Australia. (Australia will not get complacent: Michael Clarke)