Monday 10 January 2011 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - England

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - England
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - England
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England's historic Ashes victory in Australia has earned them the Cricket World® Player Of The Week award.

They wrapped up a 3-1 series win on the final day of the series in Sydney, ending a run of 24 years without Test success on Australian soil.

They performed outstandingly well throughout the series with every member of the team contributing, although Alastair Cook was a deserving man of the series after he scored 766 runs including an unbeaten 235 in the drawn opening Test in Brisbane and 189 in the final game in Sydney.

Remarkably, and for the first time in history, England secured their three victories - in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth by an innings and five of their batsmen averaged more than 50 during the series.

James Anderson led the attack superbly, grabbing 24 wickets while Chris Tremlett and Tim Bresnan, who came into the side for Stuart Broad and Steven Finn, performed admirably.

Andrew Strauss, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell and Matthew Prior also registered three-figure scores while Graeme Swann, Tremlett and Finn both took five-wicket hauls during the series, which aside from Australia's 267-run win in Perth and the opening day in Brisbane, England dominated.

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