Mark Taylor's Australia retained the Ashes with a 3-1 win, a result that looked likely from the moment England fast bowler Devon Malcolm went down with chicken-pox just hours before the First Test.
Australia won that First Test in Brisbane by 184 runs and were even bigger victors in the Second Test at Melbourne, where Shane Warne took the first Ashes hat-trick since 1903.
To their credit, England fought back strongly. Darren Gough excelled with bat and ball in the drawn Third Test at Sydney and England stunned the Adelaide crowd in the Fourth Test with victory by 106 runs.
It was at Adelaide that Man-of-the-Match Phil De Freitas hit 22 off a Craig McDermott over, with four fours and a six. But McDermott had the last laugh, claiming six for 38 as Australia won the fifth and final Test at Perth by 329 runs.
Commentators: Peter Baxter, Jonathan Agnew, Bill Frindall, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, David Gower