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Ashes, 5th Test: Fraternal centuries make for a special day for Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh

Ashes, 5th Test: Fraternal centuries make for a special day for Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh

Shaun, at 34 the elder by eight years, had been dumped from the test side for the seventh time and lost his central contract, while Mitch was struggling to find his way back into the international reckoning after a shoulder surgery.

Jan 07, 2018, 14:36 PM IST
'Hottest' Ashes Test day on record as Australia swelters

'Hottest' Ashes Test day on record as Australia swelters

More than 200 weather records were broken nationwide during the last summer, with intense heatwaves, bushfires and flooding plaguing the December 2016-February 2017 season.

Jan 07, 2018, 13:22 PM IST
Ashes, 5th Test, Day 4: England lurching to defeat against Australia

Ashes, 5th Test, Day 4: England lurching to defeat against Australia

The Australians amassed a massive 303-run innings lead in blistering heat and then reduced the battle-weary tourists to 93 for four at the close with a day to play.

Jan 07, 2018, 13:05 PM IST
Ashes: Usman Khawaja makes Ashes amends after seven years

Ashes: Usman Khawaja makes Ashes amends after seven years

In 2011 at the Sydney Cricket Ground, with the hosts heading for an innings defeat and 3-1 Ashes series loss, his elegant strokes were a light in a very dark sky for Australia. Although he has not always been able to live up to the high expectations aroused by that innings, on Saturday he was a batsman at the very top of his game as he notched up 171 runs to put Australia on course for a 4-0 series triumph.

Jan 06, 2018, 15:08 PM IST
Ashes, 5th Test, Day 3: Usman Khawaja hits 171 as Australia build lead in Sydney

Ashes, 5th Test, Day 3: Usman Khawaja hits 171 as Australia build lead in Sydney

Khawaja shared a stand of 188 with captain Steve Smith, who was dismissed just before lunch, and another of 101 with Marsh, who just missed out on his second hundred of the series in the over before stumps.

Jan 06, 2018, 12:59 PM IST
Ashes, 5th Test: Australia look to make it 4-0 against England

Ashes, 5th Test: Australia look to make it 4-0 against England

Starc, who claimed 19 wickets in the first three Tests to help Australia wrest back the Ashes, missed the drawn Boxing Day fourth game in Melbourne before confirming his fitness on Wednesday.

Jan 03, 2018, 17:03 PM IST
Ashes, 5th Test: England legspinner Chris Woakes out, Mason Crane to debut

Ashes, 5th Test: England legspinner Chris Woakes out, Mason Crane to debut

Mason Crane will make his debut in the fifth and final Ashes test against Australia this week after all-rounder Chris Woakes was ruled out of the match by injury.

Jan 03, 2018, 15:18 PM IST
Ashes: England allrounder Chris Woakes a doubt for Sydney Test

Ashes: England allrounder Chris Woakes a doubt for Sydney Test

Woakes's injury increases the likelihood that leg-spinner Mason Crane will make his debut at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

Jan 03, 2018, 13:40 PM IST
England vs Australia, ODI series: England's Ben Stokes replaced by Dawid Malan

England vs Australia, ODI series: England's Ben Stokes replaced by Dawid Malan

Stokes, who was provisionally named in England`s squad, is awaiting a decision on whether he will be charged by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for his involvement in an altercation outside a Bristol nightclub in September.

Jan 01, 2018, 16:43 PM IST
Ashes, 4th Test: Ball tampering claims 'ridiculous', says England pacer James Anderson

Ashes, 4th Test: Ball tampering claims 'ridiculous', says England pacer James Anderson

The 35-year-old was shown on television appearing to try to scuff up the ball with his thumbnail on the fourth day on Friday and local commentators seized on the footage as the match meandered to a draw.

Jan 01, 2018, 16:00 PM IST
Ashes, 4th Test: England's Stuart Broad forgives critics as wickets return

Ashes, 4th Test: England's Stuart Broad forgives critics as wickets return

Broad admitted he was too defensive in Perth, where he was more concerned about conceding runs than taking wickets, and said just a subtle mental adjustment had put him back on track.

Dec 27, 2017, 17:29 PM IST
Day-night Test 'unlikely' in 2019 Ashes, states England and Wales Cricket Board

Day-night Test 'unlikely' in 2019 Ashes, states England and Wales Cricket Board

The two countries played the first day-night Test against each other in the second match of the current series at Adelaide Oval earlier this month.

Dec 27, 2017, 16:30 PM IST
Ashes, 4th Test: Alastair Cook grabs a ton, Steve Smith reaches 502 runs

Ashes, 4th Test: Alastair Cook grabs a ton, Steve Smith reaches 502 runs

Cook raised his 32nd test ton with a pull-shot to the fence in the final over before stumps, and strode off the ground unbeaten on 104, having pushed England to 192 for two on day two at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Dec 27, 2017, 13:48 PM IST
Ashes: England will fight Australia till the end, says Craig Overton

Ashes: England will fight Australia till the end, says Craig Overton

Australia regained the urn on Monday when they polished off Joe Root`s side to win the third test at the WACA by an innings and 41 runs and take a 3-0 lead in the five-match series. All England have left to play for is pride in Melbourne and Sydney, but Overton says the series is not over as they try to halt an eight-match losing sequence in tests in Australia.

Dec 19, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
Steve Smith savours 'spectacular' triumph over England as victorious Ashes captain

Steve Smith savours 'spectacular' triumph over England as victorious Ashes captain

Australia thrashed the tourists by an innings and 41 runs before tea to reclaim the urn with two matches to spare.

Dec 18, 2017, 14:10 PM IST
Ashes: Dawid Malan savours maiden ton after 'fun' battle with pacemen

Ashes: Dawid Malan savours maiden ton after 'fun' battle with pacemen

Having honed his game against "dibbly dobbly" deliveries in English county cricket, Dawid Malan was thrilled to conquer a hostile Australian pace assault to post his maiden century in the third Ashes test on Thursday.

Dec 14, 2017, 18:43 PM IST
Ashes: Alastair Cook not thinking about retirement ahead of 150th Test

Ashes: Alastair Cook not thinking about retirement ahead of 150th Test

Cook, former captain and England's most prolific Test run-scorer, has made 62 runs in four innings as the tourists have gone 2-0 down in the five-match series in Australia. 

Dec 12, 2017, 14:06 PM IST
Ashes: England's Ben Duckett suspended from playing after bar incident

Ashes: England's Ben Duckett suspended from playing after bar incident

The 23-year-old Duckett, who was stood down from an Ashes tour game, was also fined the "maximum allowable amount" for a Lions player. He will remain with the team and return to England at the end of the camp on Dec. 17, ECB said on their website (www.ecb.co.uk).

Dec 10, 2017, 20:39 PM IST
Ashes: Moeen Ali urges England players to improve off-field behaviour

Ashes: Moeen Ali urges England players to improve off-field behaviour

England's Ashes tour was plunged into another crisis on Saturday after batsman Ben Duckett was suspended for pouring a drink on a senior England player reported to be paceman James Anderson after an argument in a Perth bar late on Thursday.

Dec 10, 2017, 18:42 PM IST
Keep calm and carry on, says England coach Trevor Bayliss

Keep calm and carry on, says England coach Trevor Bayliss

As holders of the Ashes, England would at least need to win two and draw one of the remaining tests in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney to take the urn back home with them.

Dec 07, 2017, 16:21 PM IST