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Ashes: Australia skipper Steve Smith praises bold selectors after win against England

Ashes: Australia skipper Steve Smith praises bold selectors after win against England

The home team took an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the series with an innings victory over the English at the WACA Ground, despite rain delays and a damaged pitch. Smith said the comprehensive result, which has Australia on track for its third Ashes whitewash in four home series, was vindication for the national selectors for making some imaginative selections.

Dec 18, 2017, 16:52 PM IST
Ashes: Watch how Perth squall swept the groundstaff at WACA

Ashes: Watch how Perth squall swept the groundstaff at WACA

In a video on Twitter, the groundsmen could be seen running to prevent from being engulfed by the covers that blew and then rose up gaining height like Tsunamic waves.

Dec 18, 2017, 12:35 PM IST
Manchester City to offer Pep Guardiola long-term deal: Reports

Manchester City to offer Pep Guardiola long-term deal: Reports

Man City may try convincing the 46-year-old to sign a new contract at its end-of-season review next May.

Dec 18, 2017, 11:11 AM IST
Ashes: Rain leakage on WACA pitch pushes 3rd Test towards draw

Ashes: Rain leakage on WACA pitch pushes 3rd Test towards draw

The start of the final day’s play in the third Ashes Test between Australia and England has been delayed after rainwater leaked onto the WACA pitch following heavy overnight showers, raising fears that the match could be abandoned.

Dec 18, 2017, 09:51 AM IST
Ashes, 3rd Test: Australia poised to secure series despite rain

Ashes, 3rd Test: Australia poised to secure series despite rain

Trailing by 259 runs in the first innings after Australia declared at 662 for nine, England were 132 for four when stumps was called early after a rain-interrupted final session, with Dawid Malan on 28 and Jonny Bairstow on 14, still behind by 127 runs.

Dec 17, 2017, 17:11 PM IST
Ashes: Wobbly England 71/3 at tea after Australia declared at 662/9 on Day 4 of Perth Test

Ashes: Wobbly England 71/3 at tea after Australia declared at 662/9 on Day 4 of Perth Test

After Smith top-scored for the hosts with 239, three quick wickets by Hazlewood - who removed both England openers - and Nathan Lyon put the hosts within seven wickets of reclaiming the Ashes.

Dec 17, 2017, 11:43 AM IST
Mitchell Marsh completes family hat-trick of Ashes centuries

Mitchell Marsh completes family hat-trick of Ashes centuries

Clubbing 29 fours in an unbeaten knock of 181, Mitchell Marsh combined with his captain Steve Smith (229 not out) in a 301-run partnership to give Australia a 146-run lead over England at stumps on day three of the third test.

Dec 16, 2017, 19:07 PM IST
Ashes, 3rd Test: Steve 'Special' Smith leaves Ashes rivals and teammates in awe

Ashes, 3rd Test: Steve 'Special' Smith leaves Ashes rivals and teammates in awe

The Australian captain reached his highest Test score yet with his second double-century, passed 1,000 Test runs for the year and also notched his fastest Test century in an innings that appeared to shatter England's resolve. At stumps, Smith was on 229 not out, having faced 390 balls, hitting 28 fours and one six as his stellar year continued. It was his second century of the series and he didn`t offer a single chance throughout.

Dec 16, 2017, 17:26 PM IST
Ashes, 3rd Test: Bowlers, Steve Smith bring Australia back on Day 2 in Perth

Ashes, 3rd Test: Bowlers, Steve Smith bring Australia back on Day 2 in Perth

At Stumps Australia were 203 for three, with Smith on 92 and Shaun Marsh on seven, a deficit of 200 runs with seven wickets in hand after dismissing England for 403.

Dec 15, 2017, 15:50 PM IST
Ashes: Jonny Bairstow hits emotional century for England

Ashes: Jonny Bairstow hits emotional century for England

England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow notched an emotional century on the second day of the crucial third Ashes Test in Perth on Friday.

Dec 15, 2017, 11:35 AM IST
Ashes: Dawid Malan's maiden ton lifts England to 305/4 on Day 1 in Perth

Ashes: Dawid Malan's maiden ton lifts England to 305/4 on Day 1 in Perth

Already down 2-0 in the five-match series, the visitors were wavering at 131 for four against some fiery pace bowling, but Malan steadied the innings with an unbroken 174-run stand for the fifth wicket alongside Jonny Bairstow (75 not out), England's highest partnership of the series.

Dec 14, 2017, 16:38 PM IST
Ben Stokes hits form in New Zealand, fires Canterbury to win

Ben Stokes hits form in New Zealand, fires Canterbury to win

Stokes has signed a short-term contract with Canterbury after being banned by England pending the outcome of a police investigation into an incident outside a Bristol nightclub.

Dec 14, 2017, 14:53 PM IST
Spot-fixing in Ashes? An Indian bookie could be involved

Spot-fixing in Ashes? An Indian bookie could be involved

Cricket chiefs voiced "grave concern" Thursday after a match-fixing bombshell rocked the Ashes series with a British newspaper claiming to have exposed attempts to rig the third Test in Perth.

Dec 14, 2017, 09:00 AM IST
Mitchell Marsh raring to go if called in for Perth test

Mitchell Marsh raring to go if called in for Perth test

He has scored two centuries, a 95 and 80 in his 14 innings and is expected to be in competition with Peter Handscomb for a position in the third test lineup.

Dec 13, 2017, 00:05 AM IST
England need to regain fans trust by winning games: Johnny Bairstow

England need to regain fans trust by winning games: Johnny Bairstow

England need to at least draw the test in Perth to stay alive in the five-match series after they lost the first game in Brisbane by 10 wickets and the second in Adelaide by 120 runs.

Dec 12, 2017, 19:12 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
England face last Ashes stand at WACA graveyard

England face last Ashes stand at WACA graveyard

England's chaotic tour reaches the point of no return as Australia, 2-0 up in the five-match series, look for an Ashes-clinching victory in the last ever Test to be played at the WACA Ground in Perth.

Dec 12, 2017, 11:12 AM IST
Ashes ain't over, says England skipper Joe Root

Ashes ain't over, says England skipper Joe Root

England's late resurgence in Adelaide gave them some hope of claiming a victory with a ground record run chase of 354 but they ultimately withered in the face of Australia`s pace attack on Wednesday.

Dec 06, 2017, 17:09 PM IST
Ashes, 2nd Test: England's Barmy Army gets a little bit of local help in Adelaide - Video

Ashes, 2nd Test: England's Barmy Army gets a little bit of local help in Adelaide - Video

The rowdy but good-humoured camp followers have become a fixture on all England cricket tours over the last couple of decades but the tour of Australia is the one that attracts the biggest numbers.

Dec 06, 2017, 15:55 PM IST
Ashes, 2nd Test: England must show hunger and belief to win, says James Anderson

Ashes, 2nd Test: England must show hunger and belief to win, says James Anderson

England finished day four on 176 for four and need another 178 runs to win.

Dec 05, 2017, 19:11 PM IST