Vic Marks looks at a long hard winter ahead
In the end, Australia's revenge for Headingley was simplicity itself: Glenn McGrath to Phil Tufnell, an edge to Shane Warne at slip and it was all over.
August 28: While Shane Warne basked in the glory of series success beyond his wildest dreams, Darren Gough and Alec Stuart were left facing the fallout from their decision not to tour India.
Australian professionalism and love for the game looks all the more impressive when compared to coy English ambivalence, writes Gideon Haigh.
Shane Warne's 400th Test wicket should go a long way towards helping shift an extra few copies of his autopiography and rightfully so, writes Gideon Haigh.
England and Australia can both learn valuable lessons from the events at Headingley, writes Tom Moody.
Gideon Haigh: After a period by the wayside Justin Langer's hard-working hundred proved that no Australian player can be underestimated.
August 24: Australia are determined to make up for their fourth Test aberration and Justin Langer was active in helping them to 324 for two at the end of the final Test's first day.
Steve Waugh is right. The Ashes should return to Australia. Anything else simply wouldn't be cricket.
August 23: Michael Slater has been left out of the Australian side for the fifth Test but at least that will give him time to sharpen his skills as a TV pundit.
August 23: Nasser Hussain has become the first England captain to recommend Australia be allowed to take the Ashes home for real.
August 22: Australian reaction to England's Test victory has been wholly - and grudgingly - magnanimous, writes Gideon Haigh.
August 22: There is no more persuasive time for Phil Tufnell's maverick tendencies to be given another airing. England must not only play him but show faith in him, writes David Hopps