England coach Andy Flower says that he is seeking a winning finale. The Ashes were retained with an innings victory at the MCG but an Australia win in the final Test, which starts on Sunday, would square the series at 2-2.

Flower said: “Everyone involved in this tour will feel a lot of pride about how the guys have played but it’s much too early to be feeling satisfied.

“We came here to win the series and will do everything we can to do that.”

Flower added: “The Melbourne performance was an outstanding one but we also realise that there’s a lot of cricket ahead on this tour.”