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Ashes: England slump to whitewash in 2006/7


England's dramatic win in the 2005 series became a distant memory as Australia completed the first Ashes whitewash since 1920-21. For Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Justin Langer it was the perfect end to their Test careers.

The series began with an incredibly wide wide from Steve Harmison, a ball from which England never seemed to recover. Australia captain Ricky Ponting hit 196 in that First Test, which his side won by 277 runs.

Paul Collingwood's double century in the Second Test at Adelaide should have got England back in the series, but a dramatic collapse at the hands of Shane Warne on the final day brought another Australian win.

There was no stopping Australia now and Adam Gilchrist's remarkable Perth century off just 59 balls - the fastest in Ashes history - highlighted the home side's total dominance. The Ashes were regained in style.

Commentators: Jonathan Agnew, Vic Marks, Tim Lane, Jim Maxwell, Henry Blofeld, Geoff Boycott


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