England's miserable Ashes tour ended with one last calamitous batting failure as Australia surged to a 146-run victory on the third day of the fifth and final Test match at Bellerive Oval, Hobart on Sunday (January 16).to win The Ashes series 4-0. (More Cricket News)
It was Australia’s 34th series win against England. England have won 32 in 72 Ashes series played between the two teams. The remaining six series ended in draws.
Since their 3-1 series triumph in Australia in 2010-11, England have lost 13 out of 15 Tests in the country, averaged 23.45 with the bat, and nearly 41.94 with the ball.
** England were all out for 124 runs in their second innings. Six times in 10 innings in this series they have failed to pass 200 and they have not once managed 300.
** As many as 1312 balls were bowled and 770 runs were scored in this match which is the sixth shortest Test match in terms of balls since 1910 where all 40 wickets fell. The shortest Test was played between England and Ireland at Lord’s in 2019 where 1053 balls were bowled and 633 runs were scored. The previous shortest match in terms of balls between Australia and England was played at Sydney in 2013-14 where 923 runs were scored off 1368 balls.
** England’s 146-run defeat was eighth for Joe Root in Australia as captain. Joe Root equalled West Indian Brian Lara's eight defeats in South Africa - the record for most defeats as a visiting skipper in a country.
** England lost all 10 wickets for 56 runs, following their best opening stand of the series between Rory Burns and Zak Crawley, which sort of sums up the tour for them.
SHORTEST TEST MATCH IN TERMS OF BALLS
(Balls Teams Venue Season Winner)
1053 - England/Ireland - Lord’s - 2019 - England;
1213 - India/Australia - Mumbai - 2004-05 - India;
1262 - South Africa/West Indies - Port Elizabeth - 1998-99 - South Africa;
1287 - Bangladesh/Sri Lanka - Dhaka - 2017-18 - Sri Lanka;
1297 - Sri Lanka/Australia - Galle - 2016 - Sri Lanka;
1312 - Australia/England - Hobart - 2021-22 - Australia.
LAST FIVE ASHES SERIES
(Season - Venue - Winner - Result)
2013-14 - Australia - Australia - 5-0 (5);
2014 - England - England - 3-2 (5);
2017-18 - Australia - Australia - 4-0 (5);
2019 - England - Drawn - 2-2 (5);
2021-22 - Australia - Australia - 4-0 (5).