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Thousands celebrate Ashes cricket win by Australia

Thousands flock to Opera House to honor Australian cricket team after 5-0 Ashes win

Australian cricket players George Bailey, center left, and Ryan Harris, center right, arrive for a public celebration for their Ashes cricket series w...
Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, right, poses for a photo during a public celebration for their Ashes cricket series win over England in Syd...
The Australian cricket team celebrate at a public celebration for their Ashes cricket series win over England in Sydney, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Austra...
Australian cricket player and man of the series Mitchell Johnson, left, signs autographs during a public celebration for their Ashes cricket series wi...

Australia England Ashes Cricket

Australian cricket players George Bailey, center left, and Ryan Harris, center right, arrive for a public celebration for their Ashes cricket series w...

Australia England Ashes Cricket

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, right, poses for a photo during a public celebration for their Ashes cricket series win over England in Syd...

Australia England Ashes Cricket

The Australian cricket team celebrate at a public celebration for their Ashes cricket series win over England in Sydney, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Austra...

Australia England Ashes Cricket

Australian cricket player and man of the series Mitchell Johnson, left, signs autographs during a public celebration for their Ashes cricket series wi...

SYDNEY (AP) -- Thousands of Australian cricket fans flocked to the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday to honor the Ashes-winning Australian cricket team.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott introduced the team, with the exception of one member, veteran left-handed opener Chris Rogers, who was absent because he slept through his alarm.

Many of the other Australian team members looked slightly worse for wear after two days of celebrating following their win Sunday in the fifth test at the Sydney Cricket Ground test, which gave Australia a 5-0 series sweep for just the third time in history.

Man-of-the-series Mitchell Johnston, who took 37 wickets in the five tests, received the biggest ovation from the crowd. He and captain Michael Clarke and other members of the team later signed autographs.


Updated : 2021-01-19 02:18 GMT+08:00