Australia captain Steve Smith broke Sir Donald Dradman’s record as he finished the series against India on 769 runs following hos 71 on day four of the final test at the SCG.

Skipper Steve Smith led the way with another torrent of runs as Australia raced to 251 for six and a lead of 348 over India before rain stopped play (...)

Australia’s captain Steven Smith celebrates reaching his century during the second day’s play in the fourth test against India at the SCG (Photograph: REUTERS/David Gray)

Australia’s domination of India at the SCG reached unprecedented levels before the visitors rallied to be 71-1 at stumps on day two of the fourth Test(...)

Mitchell Johnson celebrates after bowling Cheteshwar Pujara on the final day of the drawn test match between Australia and India at the MCG

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane helped spare India’s blushes in Melbourne as the third Test against Australia ended in a draw, although it was not enou(...)

India captain MS Dhoni slips as he plays a sweep shot on day three of the third Test against  Australia at the Melbourne Cricket ground. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Cricket round-up: India batsmen Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane struck inspired centuries during a record fourth-wicket partnership at the Melbourne Cr(...)

Australian bowler Ryan Harris goes to celebrate with his team-mates after taking the key wicket  of South Africa’s AB de Villiers during the fifth day of the third  Test  at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. Photograph:  Shaun Roy/Reuters

Australia’s Ryan Harris took the last two wickets as South Africa came within five overs of saving the third Test on a dramatic fifth and final(...)

Australia’s Michael Clarke sets the field during the third day of the third test match against South Africa. Photograph: Shaun Roy/Reuters

Australia took complete control of the deciding third test against South Africa on an elongated third day in Cape Town. Replying to Austr(...)

Australia’s Mitchell Johnson  celebrates with team-mates after the dismissal of South Africa’s captain Graeme Smith during the second day of the first Test match in Centurion, South Africa. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Mitchell Johnson picked up where he left off in the Ashes, taking four wickets as Australia moved into a strong position on day two of the firs(...)

Australia’s captain Michael Clarke (right) and Peter Siddle kiss the replica Ashes urn after winning the fifth Test against England at the SCG. Photograph: Reuters

It was pink at the Sydney Cricket Ground: Jane McGrath day, a tradition on the third day of the Sydney Test. The sun shone and the Sunday crowd buzzed(...)

 The Australian team celebrate their victory with the Ashes urn after defeating England in the fifth and final  Test at the SCG in Sydney.  Photograph: Paul Miller/EPA

England may have surrendered once again in Sydney, producing another wretched batting performance on the third day of the fifth Test as Australia comp(...)

James Anderson of England bowls during Day Two of the fifth Ashes Test match against   Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground . Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

England appeared to be heading towards an Ashes whitewash after another inadequate batting display as they closed Day Two of the final Test 311 runs b(...)