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2013–14 Ashes series
Part of English cricket team in Australia in 2013–14
Ashes Urn
Date 21 November 2013 to 7 January 2014
Location Australia
Result Australia won the five-Test series 5–0
Player of the series Mitchell Johnson
Compton–Miller Medal:
Mitchell Johnson
Teams
Flag of Australia Australia Flag of England England
Captains
Michael Clarke Alastair Cook
Most runs
David Warner (523)
Brad Haddin (493)
Chris Rogers (463)
Kevin Pietersen (294)
Michael Carberry (281)
Ben Stokes (279)
Most wickets
Mitchell Johnson (37)
Ryan Harris (22)
Nathan Lyon (19)
Stuart Broad (21)
Ben Stokes (15)
James Anderson (14)
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The 2013–14 Ashes series, known for sponsorship reasons as the Commonwealth Bank Ashes Series, was a Test cricket series between England and Australia. The five venues for the series were The Gabba, the Adelaide Oval, the WACA Ground, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Australia won the series 5–0, and regained the Ashes for the first time since 2006–07. In doing so, Australia recorded only the third 5–0 Ashes clean sweep in history.

Beginning with this series, the four-year cycle of Ashes series in Australia was brought forward one year. This meant this series was held three years after the previous 2010–11 series in Australia and only three months after the end of the 2013 Ashes in England. The schedule for series in England will be brought forward by two years, beginning in 2015. This rescheduling was to avoid clashes between Ashes series in Australia and the Cricket World Cup, both previously held very close together in their four-year cycles.

Squad

On 23 September 2013, England announced a 17-man touring party for the Ashes series. Former Ireland international bowler Boyd Rankin, New Zealand-born all-rounder Ben Stokes and Zimbabwe-born batsman Gary Ballance all received call-ups despite being uncapped for England in Tests, while opening batsman Michael Carberry, spin bowler Monty Panesar and seamer Chris Tremlett were also included. Among those who missed out were opening batsman Nick Compton, spin bowler James Tredwell and seamers Graham Onions, who helped Durham win the championship, and Tim Bresnan, although Bresnan is suffering from a back injury and will travel with the squad to Australia. Matt Prior is the only specialist wicket-keeper in the side; Jonny Bairstow will deputise for him.

On 12 November 2013, Australia announced a 12-man squad for the first Test. ODI stand-in captain George Bailey was awarded his first Test cap.

On 25 November 2013, Jonathan Trott pulled out of the remainder of the tour citing a stress-related illness.

Flag of Australia Australia Flag of England England

Matches

First Test

21–25 November
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
295 (97.1 overs)
v Flag of England England
136 (52.4 overs)
Australia won by 381 runs
The Gabba, Brisbane
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Player of the match: Mitchell Johnson (Aus)
Brad Haddin 94 (153)
Stuart Broad 6/81 (24 overs)
Michael Carberry 40 (113)
Mitchell Johnson 4/61 (17 overs)
7/401d (94 overs) 179 (81.1 overs)
David Warner 124 (154)
Chris Tremlett 3/69 (17 overs)
Alastair Cook 65 (195)
Mitchell Johnson 5/42 (21.1 overs)

Australia won the toss and elected to bat, however they were reduced to 6/132 just after lunch on the first day, with Stuart Broad claiming four early wickets. From there, Brad Haddin and Mitchell Johnson added 114 for the seventh wicket before Johnson was dismissed for 64. At stumps on day one, Australia was 8/273, with Haddin on 78.

When play resumed on day two, England took the remaining two Australian wickets quickly to dismiss them for 295. Haddin was run out for 94, while Broad claimed 6/81. In reply, England lost Cook and Trott in the opening session to go to lunch at 2/55. Momentum swung Australia's way when Harris dismissed Pietersen shortly afterwards, sparking a dramatic collapse which saw the visitors crumble to 8/91. Eventually England was bowled out for 136, a deficit of 159. Mitchell Johnson was the main architect of the collapse, taking 4/61. In their second innings, Australia reached 0/65 by the close of play.

Australia increased their advantage on day three, led by David Warner (124) and Michael Clarke (113). Brad Haddin also contributed 53 as Australia declared on 7/401, setting England a target of 561 for victory. In response, England lost Carberry and Trott before the end of the day, finishing on 2/24.

Australia made steady inroads on day four, although at tea England had steadied somewhat at 4/142. However, Lyon dismissed Cook for 65 straight after the resumption, initiating another collapse, which saw the tourists bowled out for 179. Australia won by 381 runs and Mitchell Johsnon was named man of the match, claiming 5/42 in the second innings and nine wickets for the match.

Second Test

5–9 December
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
9/570d (158 overs)
v Flag of England England
172 (68.2 overs)
Australia won by 218 runs
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Mitchell Johnson (Aus)
Michael Clarke 148 (243)
Stuart Broad 3/98 (30 overs)
Ian Bell 72* (106)
Mitchell Johnson 7/40 (17.2 overs)
3/132d (39 overs) 312 (101.4 overs)
David Warner 83* (117)
James Anderson 2/19 (7 overs)
Joe Root 87 (194)
Peter Siddle 4/57 (19 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Rain on Day 1 meant only 14.2 overs were possible before lunch; the lost overs were recovered before the end of the day.
  • Ben Stokes (Eng) made his Test debut.

Third Test

13–17 December
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
6/326 (87 overs)
v Flag of England England
251/10 (88 overs)
Australia won by 150 runs
WACA Ground, Perth
Umpires: Billy Bowden (NZ) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Steve Smith (Australia)
Steve Smith 111 (208)
Stuart Broad 3/100 (22 overs)
Alastair Cook 72 (153)
Peter Siddle 3/36 (16)
369/6 dec (87) 353/10 (103.2 overs)
David Warner 112 (140)
Tim Bresnan 2/53 (14)
Ben Stokes 120 (195)
Mitchell Johnson 4/78
  • Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Alastair Cook (Eng) made his 100th Test appearance.
  • Michael Clarke (Aus) made his 100th Test appearance.

Fourth Test

26–30 December
Scorecard
Flag of England England
255 (100 overs)
v Flag of Australia Australia
204 (82.2 overs)
Australia won by 8 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Kumar Dharmasena (SL)
Player of the match: Mitchell Johnson (Aus)
Kevin Pietersen 71 (161)
Mitchell Johnson 5/63 (24 overs)
Brad Haddin 65 (68)
James Anderson 4/67 (20.2 overs)
179 (61 overs) 2/231 (51.5 overs)
Alastair Cook 51 (91)
Nathan Lyon 5/50 (17 overs)
Chris Rogers 116 (155)
Monty Panesar 1/43 (7.5 overs)
  • Australia won the toss and elected to field.
  • Monty Panesar (Eng), Shane Watson and Peter Siddle (both Aus) made their 50th Test appearance.
  • 91,092 people attended the first day of the match, a new world record attendance for a Test match.

Fifth Test

3–7 January
Scorecard
Flag of Australia Australia
326 (76 overs)
v Flag of England England
155 (58.5 overs)
Australia won by 281 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Umpires: Aleem Dar (Pak) and Marais Erasmus (SA)
Player of the match: Ryan Harris (Aus)
Steve Smith 115 (154)
Ben Stokes 6/99 (19.5 overs)
Ben Stokes 47 (101)
Peter Siddle 3/23 (13 overs)
276 (61.3 overs) 166 (31.4 overs)
Chris Rogers 119 (169)
Scott Borthwick 3/33 (6 overs)
Michael Carberry 43 (63)
Ryan Harris 5/25 (9.4 overs)

Statistics

Australia

Flag of Australia Australia Tests Batting Bowling
Runs NO Aver HS Wkts Runs Aver BBI
 Chris Rogers 2 91 0 22.8 72
 David Warner 2 285 1 95.0 124
 Shane Watson 2 79 0 19.8 51 1 6 6.0 1/0
 Michael Clarke 2 284 0 71.0 148
 Steve Smith 2 60 1 20.0 31 1 58 58.0 1/43
 George Bailey 2 90 0 30.0 53
 Brad Haddin 2 265 0 88.3 118
 Mitch Johnson 2 108 1 54.0 64 17 216 12.7 7/40
 Peter Siddle 2 13 1 6.5 7 7 140 20.0 4/57
 Ryan Harris 2 64 1 64.0 55^ 8 162 20.3 3/28
 Nathan Lyon 2 18 2 n/a 17^ 6 205 34.2 2/17

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England

Flag of England England Tests Batting Bowling
Runs NO Aver HS Wkts Runs Aver BBI
 Alastair Cook 2 82 0 20.5 65
 Michael Carberry 2 114 0 28.5 60
 Jonathan Trott 1 19 0 9.5 10
 Joe Root 2 130 1 43.3 87 0 62 n/a n/a
 Kevin Pietersen 2 101 0 25.3 53
 Ian Bell 2 115 1 38.3 72^
 Ben Stokes 1 29 0 14.5 28 2 90 45.0 2/70
 Matt Prior 2 73 0 18.3 69
 Stuart Broad 2 65 0 16.3 32 11 253 23.0 6/81
 Graeme Swann 2 13 0 3.3 7 4 397 99.3 2/135
 Chris Tremlett 1 15 0 7.5 8 4 120 30.0 3/69
 James Anderson 2 17 2 8.5 13^ 5 244 48.8 2/19
 Monty Panesar 1 2 0 1.0 2 2 198 99.0 1/41

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External links

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Non-Ashes Australia v England Test series
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International cricket in 2013–14 vte
October 13 Australia in IndiaNew Zealand in BangladeshSouth Africa and Pakistan in the UAE
November 13 West Indies in IndiaNew Zealand in Sri Lanka2013 ICC World Twenty20 QualifierEngland in Australia (Ashes) • Pakistan in South Africa
December 13 West Indies in New ZealandIndia in South AfricaSri Lanka in Pakistan
January 14 World Cup QualifierIndia in New ZealandSri Lanka in BangladeshEngland women in AustraliaIreland in the West Indies
February 14 Australia in South AfricaEngland in West IndiesAsia Cup
March 14 ICC World Twenty202014 Africa Division Three

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