Cricket News sort by Australia v England 5th Test at Sydney - Jan 3-7, 2011

SYDNEY: Dominant England claimed their first Ashes series in Australia for 24 years with their third innings victory over the home team in the final Sydney Test on Friday.

As vs Eng 5th Test Live Scores: Relentless England were just three wickets away from their first Down Under series victory in 24 years as Australia folded under pressure in the final Sydney Ashes Test on Thursday.

Aus vs Eng 5th test Live Scores: Centuries by Alastair Cook and Ian Bell put England within sight of their first series victory in Australia for 24 years after a dominant third day at the final Sydney Ashes Test on Wednesday.

Aus vs Eng 5th Ashes test Live Scores and Commentry: Alastair Cook continued his series domination of the Australian bowlers, scoring an unbeaten 61 on Tuesday and sharing important partnerships with Andrew Strauss and Kevin Pietersen as England cut the first-innings deficit to 113 runs on day two of the fifth Ashes Test.

Aus vs Eng 5th test Ashes Live Scores: Debutant Usman Khawaja briefly lit up a gloomy first day of the fifth Ashes Test on Monday but Australia's batting frailties and rain returned later in the day to leave the hosts wobbling on 134-4 at the close of play.

Australia vs England 5th Ashes test Live Scores: Usman Khawaja and first-time captain Michael Clarke were aiming to build on Australia's dogged start when tea was called early due to rain and bad light on day one of the fifth cricket test against England.

Aus vs Eng 5th test Live Scores: Injured Australian captain Ricky Ponting has said he would be at the Sydney Cricket Ground during the fifth Ashes Test, but would keep his distance from the team, so as not to undermine stand-in captain Michael Clarke's leadership.

Aus vs Eng 5th test Squad News: Australia captain Ricky Ponting will not play in the fifth and final Ashes Test against England in Sydney next week due to complications over his broken finger, the team said in a statement on Thursday.