Australia completed a 5-0 Ashes clean sweep against England on Sunday as the tourists crumbled against a formidable pace attack to go down to a humiliating 281-run defeat in the fifth Test.


Mitchell Johnson — described by captain Michael Clarke as one of the modern-day pace greats — was named man of the series for his 37 wickets over the five games at 13.97.


Fellow quick Ryan Harris took man-of-the-match for his eight wickets in the two innings in Sydney, where a hapless England endured their fifth successive heavy defeat.


It was the sixth time the beleaguered tourists had been skittled for under 200 in the 10 innings of the series.


The crushing defeat — with more than two days to spare — is expected to have major ramifications for English cricket just months after they beat Australia 3-0 in England.