By the time the 1998/99 Ashes series came around, Australia had complete mental dominance of their English opponents. Not only because they had won the previous 5 Ashes series in highly convincing fashion, but also because they had established themselves as the No. 1 Test side in the world and that Australia was the toughest place for a cricketing side to tour.
Australia won tests at the WACA, Adelaide and in Sydney. England won the boxing day match at the MCG by 12 runs and the GABBA test was drawn.
Steve Waugh topped the runs with 498. Stuart MacGill took 27 wickets. Steve Waugh was player of the series.