6 Jan 2011

England set for Ashes triumph

9:31 pm on 6 January 2011

England are on the brink of their first Ashes series triumph in Australia for 24 years.

Australia was 213 for 7 at stumps, still 151 runs behind England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday.

England's peerless effort to rack up 644 - its highest-ever total in Australia, and then take seven wickets in less than two sessions makes a 3-1 series win a formality on the final day on Friday.