Glory days are back: Australian media

The Australian media largely focused on their own team, leaving criticism of the hapless English to their British counterparts, summed up by England veteran Geoff Boycott, who said Alastair Cook's men had "cocked it up big time".

updated: December 18, 2013 16:13 IST
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Sydney: Australia's media wallowed in the Ashes humbling of old enemy England on Wednesday, saying "they urn-ed it" and the glory days are back. (Click here for full Ashes coverage)

The triumph was given prominent coverage, with the Sydney Daily Telegraph screaming "No mercy for the dismal Poms" while lavishing praise on Michael Clarke. Cricket writer Malcolm Conn called it the skipper's finest hour.

"To pick up a cobbled-together side from the wreckage of poor Indian and England tours and reclaim the Ashes in such emphatic fashion is one of the great achievements in Australian cricket," he said, after the home side took an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the series.

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