Aussies party hard after stunning Ashes sweep

Published: 08/01/2014

A replica urn and crystal trophy were in attendance, along with Australia’s Unchangeables – the same XI who beat England in every Test – and thousands of delighted supporters cheering their heroes.

Clarke told them of the players’ pride at whitewashing the tourists, and PM Abbott spoke of a “champion” team who had “whipped” England. Addressing the crowd, Clarke thanked all those who have cheered his team on this winter. “I’m extremely proud. It’s an amazing achievement,” he said. “The players are extremely proud, and I think every single one of the public should be as well.

“The work the guys have put in over a long period of time, we’ve finally got the rewards. It’s extremely satisfying, and shows hard work does pay off.”

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