Ashes podcast: T3D5

David Lloyd's day-four optimism turned out to be misplaced as Australia completed the inevitable and regained the Ashes, courtesy of a 150-run victory in Perth.

Last Updated: 17/12/13 at 09:49 Post Comment

After suffering a 3-0 reverse in the summer, Michael Clarke's side sealed a stunning comeback by wrapping up proceedings after lunch on day five at the WACA leaving England to lick their wounds and with a host of selectorial questions to answer.

As ever, our pundits are on hand to share their views and reflections on all the action and discuss the biggest talking points - on and off the field!

With five former England captains in the commentary box - Nasser Hussain, Andrew Strauss, Mike Atherton, Sir Ian Botham and David Gower - not to mention the enigma that is Bumble, there's plenty of chat to catch up on.

On today's podcast...

David Lloyd and Nasser Hussain congratulate Australia on regaining the urn and urge England to change for the better.

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Bumble admits that he didn't see this coming and pays tribute to an Australian attack that at the start of the series he couldn't see bowling England out twice.

Nasser explains why the tourists mustn't make wholesale changes even though the spine of their side has been effectively dismantled - but why England should stick with Kevin Pietersen.

And both pundits hail Ben Stokes for a memorable maiden Test hundred, all be it in a losing cause.

Plus Andrew Strauss and Shane Warne swing by to describe the disparate moods in the dressing rooms, and we hear from England skipper Alastair Cook.

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Watch highlights of today's play on Sky Sports 2. The Ashes Verdict returns tonight at 9pm. Join us for live coverage of the fourth Test on Boxing Day.

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