Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 15 October 2019

Steve Smith almost perfect, Jason Roy an unmitigated failure: Ashes series player ratings

Paul Radley gives his player ratings for every player who took part in this year's Ashes series

England crushed Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test on Sunday to level the series at 2-2, ending their historic World Cup-winning season on a high.

Victory for the home side at the Oval means the Ashes series ends in a draw for the first time since 1972, although holders Australia retain the urn.

Tim Paine became the first Australia captain to take home the Ashes urn from English shores in 18 years, while there were many standout displays throughout the five-match series.

Steve Smith's return to Test cricket following his role in the infamous "Sandpapergate" could not have been scripted any better if it had been inked in a Hollywood studio.

The Australia batsman blunted England's bowlers, scoring 774 runs at an average of 110.57 including three centuries.

Here Paul Radley gives his player ratings for every player who took part in this year's Ashes series in the photo gallery above.

To move on to the next position, click on the arrows on the photo, or if using a mobile device simply swipe.

Updated: September 16, 2019 11:08 AM

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