The England Test cricket team have won the BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year award after securing a first Ashes series triumph in Australia since 1987.
Captain Andrew Strauss’s side won the final two Tests after Christmas to retain the urn with a 3-1 victory.
England also beat Sri Lanka 1-0 and whitewashed India 4-0 at home to become the world’s number one Test side.
England have been awarded the accolade three times in seven years – the first two coming after home Ashes series victories in 2005 and 2009.
The team have not lost a Test series since May 2009 and their rise to the top of the International Cricket Council’s five-day rankings was confirmed as they took an unassailable 3-0 series lead over India at Edgbaston in August.
After losing the one-day series against Australia 6-1, they suffered defeats by Ireland and Bangladesh at the World Cup before bowing out with a 10-wicket defeat by Sri Lanka in the quarter-finals.
One-day international series victories over Sri Lanka and India at home were followed by a 5-0 whitewash away to India.
The winner of the award was decided by a panel of sports editors from national and regional newspapers and magazines.