Cummins, Lyon help Australia complete 4-0 Ashes victory

Australia's captain Steve Smith holds a replica Ashes urn next to team mates after they won the fifth Ashes cricket test match and the series 4-0
Australia's captain Steve Smith holds a replica Ashes urn next to team mates after they won the fifth Ashes cricket test match and the series 4-0
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Australia 649-7 dec (Khawaja 171) beat
England 346 & 180 (Cummins 4-39) by an innings and 123 runs
Fifth Ashes Test, Sydney, day five
Scorecard

Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon shared seven wickets between them as Australia bowled out England for 180 runs in the final innings to complete a victory by an innings and 123 runs in the fifth Test in Sydney to take the Ashes series 4-0.

England suffered early setback on the final day as skipper Joe Root (58 retired out) could not come to bat as he was taken to the hospital following a dehydration.

Jonny Bairstow (38) and Moeen Ali (13) scored just three runs off the first six overs. The duo saw through 15 overs in the day's play before Moeen Ali (13) was dismissed by Nathan Lyon (3-54) for the seventh time in the series out of nine times.

The dismissal saw Root come to bat and he struck the first boundary of his innings in the 63rd over and soon completed his half-century. England did manage to go to lunch losing just the wicket of Moeen and were positioned 144 for five.

Root could not resume his innings once again after lunch and was advised rest in the dressing room after the symptoms of his dehydration returned.

In a terrific 78th over from Cummins (4-39), he dismissed both Bairstow and Stuart Broad (4) and the writing was on the wall for the visitors. Australia took the second new ball when available and Cummins claimed his fourth wicket when he had Mason Crane (2) caught behind.

Even though Tom Curran (23 not out) tried to show some resilience, Josh Hazlewood (1-36) ended James Anderson's (2) 23-ball vigil to bowl out England for 180 runs as Australia completed a 4-0 series victory.

Cummins bagged the man of the match award for his eight-wicket haul in the game while captain Steven Smith was named the player of the series.

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