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Australia’s whitewash celebrations

This video shows the Australian players with their families doing a lap of honour of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) after their historic whitewash of England. The players and the fans wore pink to commemorate Jane McGrath day.

“Never before in 137 years of Test cricket has Australia decimated England so completely, winning the fifth Test inside three days to finish with all 100 English wickets in a series for the first time,” The Sydney Daily Telegraph reported.

“And they did it as the Unchangeables, taking the same XI players through all five Tests after the selectors recalled man of the series Mitchell Johnson, 32, and his closest rival for the award, Brad Haddin.”

The Australian newspaper also said the whitewash was special because “nothing remotely similar was expected of this lot”.

“Clarke’s men had lost 4-0 in India and then 3-0 in England a few months back. It has sacked a coach, auditioned more batsmen and bowlers than a television talent contest and navigated a path as bleak as any travelled by an Australian team,” the columnist said.

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