The Ashes: Australian media hail Michael Clarke's 'unchangeables'

The annihilation of England has left an Australian team that were in the doldrums only six months ago feeling on top of the world.

updated: January 06, 2014 10:50 IST
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Australia's media on Monday hailed their cobbled together bunch of rejects and recycled players for their decimation of England in a crushing Ashes series whitewash.

Michael Clarke's Australians inflicted a comprehensive 281-run victory in just three days in the final Sydney Test on Sunday to become only the third Australian side to thrash England 5-0 in a series. (Ashes win boosts Aus to world No.3 Test side)

"Never before in 137 years of Test cricket has Australia decimated England so completely, winning the fifth Test inside three days to finish with all 100 English wickets in a series for the first time," The Sydney Daily Telegraph's Malcolm Conn said. (PM Tony Abbott congratulates Aus team)

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