Australia regained the world champions crown they had lost in 2011 by easily defeating New Zealand in the finals at Melbourne. Australia only lost one match in the entire tournament, that too to the eventual runners up. Here's a detailed look at how the players performed in the series.
Australia for the first time has put England under serious pressure in the series by capturing a couple of wickets before the close of Day 2. England is 52 for 2 in 30 overs in reply to Australia’s 527 for 7 declared.
The opening Ashes Test at Nottingham ended in a thrilling fashion with hosts England prevailing by a tiny margin of 14 runs. Australia had no chance going into the final day with 147 runs to win with only four wickets in hand.
As mentioned prior to the beginning of the one-day series, Sri Lanka had a much better chance of doing well in the shorter format of the game even though they were blanked in the Tests. And their overwhelming victory at the Adelaide Oval justified this stance.
Sri Lanka eased to a huge 8-wicket win with as many as 59 balls to spare to level the 5-match series at the Adelaide Oval. It was a poor Aussie batting show that helped the Lankans to bounce back in the series.