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

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 08:  Steve Smith of Australia lifts the Ashes Trophy during day five  of the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 8, 2018 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by 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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