Sydney University law student Stuart Clark made the most of his return to the Australian side, starring with the ball and the bat in Australia’s innings defeat of England in the Fourth Test at Headingley.
Clark snared 3-18 as England fell for 102 in the first innings, after winning the toss and electing to bat.
He then contributed a swashbuckling 32 off 22 balls – including three sixes – as the visitors rattled up 445.
Clark was brought back to earth in England’s second innings when Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann belted him for 74 off 11 overs in a counter-attack before Mitchell Johnson wrapped up proceedings as England fell for 263, giving Australia victory by an innings and 80 runs.
With the series level at one-all, Australia need only draw the Fifth Test to retain the Ashes. Clark should finish the tour on a high by being retained for the decider.