Agence France-PresseNovember 25, 2013 00:50
Australia's emphatic humbling of England in the first Ashes Test was met with glee by the nation's media Monday which said "the spell is broken, the curse is lifted".
After a 3-0 hammering by England in the Ashes that ended in August, the relief that Australia had finally got one over the old enemy was evident.
"Clarke's men are singing again," said The Australian broadsheet on its front page.
Their cricket writer Wayne Smith added: "The spell is broken, the curse lifted. Australia's long wait for Ashes respectability is over.