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Cricket on front pages as England clinches Ashes

 England captain Andrew Strauss celebrates after the fourth Ashes cricket test against Australia at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 2...
 England's Graeme Swann, front, performs a dance with teammates after winning the fourth Ashes cricket test against Australia at the MCG in Melbourne,...
 A video screen displays the result at the end of the fourth day of the fourth Ashes cricket test at the MCG in Melbourne, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. E...

Australia England Ashes Cricket

England captain Andrew Strauss celebrates after the fourth Ashes cricket test against Australia at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 2...

Australia England Ashes Cricket

England's Graeme Swann, front, performs a dance with teammates after winning the fourth Ashes cricket test against Australia at the MCG in Melbourne,...

Australia England Ashes Cricket

A video screen displays the result at the end of the fourth day of the fourth Ashes cricket test at the MCG in Melbourne, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010. E...

The ease of England's Ashes-clinching win over Australia has meant newspapers back home didn't even have to wait a day before proclaiming a first successful defense of the urn for 24 years.
The 11-hour time difference between Britain and Australia's east coast means fans back home usually have to wait an extra day to savor descriptions of victory in the traditional medium of print.
But England wrapped up victory before lunch on the fourth day in Melbourne to make sure it keeps hold of international cricket's oldest prize until 2013, no matter what Australia does in next week's fifth and final test.
In a move usually only made for football, almost every national paper trumpeted England's cricketing glory on its front page.


Updated : 2021-07-29 02:29 GMT+08:00