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England seal glorious Ashes victory over Australia at Trent Bridge

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England have regained The Ashes in what has been an absolute demolition of Australia.

For all the boys from down under's cockiness before the series, they have been, apart from the second test, completely outplayed. Their batsmen are fine at home when the sun is blazing down, but in this series, they just have not coped with the over cast, muggy conditions where the bowlers have had the ball swinging all over the place.

Trent Bridge, the venue for the fourth and decisive test, was absolutely bouncing, with the whole ground (apart from the Aussies!) on their feet.

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Mark Wood took the final wicket, with Australia all out for 253. Stuart Broad's eight wickets for just 15 runs in the first innings is the best ever by an Englishman in Test cricket.

England have an unassailable 3-1 lead, and won by an innings and 78 runs. In the past, it has usually been Australia who have been the team that has the know how to get over the line in a Test series - not this time.

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Even without their best bowler, James Anderson, England have destroyed them from start to finish. Ben Stokes vowed to "Shut up gobby Aussie," Steven Smith when he said earlier this year that "England would not come close to beating Australia."

Well, the lads have certainly shut him up. And as for Michael Clarke, the Australian captain, after his side's batting was described as "Pathetic," by a certain Graham Gooch. He has since announced his retirement from test cricket and regardless of this series he has been a fine cricketer over the years.

Can England become the best team in test cricket again?

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