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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 September 2018

Ashes 2017-18 player ratings: Steve Smith relentless, remorseless - and, ultimately, peerless

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Australia captain Steve Smith lifts the Ashes trophy after another innings victory over England at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia regained the Ashes 4-0. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Australia captain Steve Smith lifts the Ashes trophy after another innings victory over England at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia regained the Ashes 4-0. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Australia ruthlessly extinguished England's resistance to claim an innings victory in the fifth Ashes Test and complete a 4-0 series rout on the final day in Sydney on Monday.

Vice captain Jimmy Anderson said after the latest heavy defeat England are on the right track and do not need to overhaul their squad.

A modest Steve Smith praised the collective efforts of his "exceptional" four front-line bowlers for contributing to Australia's crushing series win.

Check the two galleries to see Paul Radley's player ratings for the the 2017-18 Ashes series.

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