Nottinghamshire spinner Graeme Swann celebrated England's Ashes glory with an impromptu rendition of his famed sprinkler dance at the MCG.

Swann was at the forefront of the celebrations as England ensured that the urn he helped to win on home soil stays in the cabinet beyond the ongoing series in Australia.

"I was selfishly hoping that I would bowl the winning ball because it felt so good at The Oval but it was fitting that Tim Bresnan had the honour because without his wickets in this match we would have been in for a long hard slog," said Swann.

"I meant it when I said that I couldn't give a monkeys if I didn't take any wickets as long as we won and this is a great moment for us.

"It's been an amazing series and it's fluctuated wildly but the difference has been that we've had more players in good nick with the bat and the ball."

The fifth Test begins in Sydney on Sunday with England hunting for a series win.