Australian leg-spin great Shane Warne has been named BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year 2005.
Warne is Test cricket's most successful bowler with 645 wickets
He received the award from cricket commentator Richie Benaud during Sunday's programme.
Warne, 36, was Australia's shining light this year, taking 40 wickets in the Ashes defeat to England.
"I am very proud of this achievement and am delighted to receive this award," said Test cricket's leading wicket-taker with 645 victims.
Warne was up against strong competition in the running for the award, with Formula One champion Fernando Alonso, seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and Wimbledon champ Roger Federer among his rivals.
He said: "It really was a remarkable Ashes series and I'd like to congratulate Michael Vaughan for regaining the Ashes even though it is hard to say that."