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Winning away is real mark of success, say Australia

Capturing the Ashes was a big boost for Australia but being able to win a series away would be proper affirmation of their ability, captain Michael Clarke said after the first test victory over South Africa on Saturday.

Oz cricketers dominate in top 50 sports` earners list of business magazine

Australian cricketers are reportedly dominating in the top 50 sports earners` list of an Australian magazine for the first time following a stunning winter in which they reaped the financial awards of winning 12 of the 13 games against England across all three formats.

Stepped down to let England cricket rebuild with new set of values: Flower

Andy Flower has stepped down as England coach after the recent 5-0 whitewash by Australia in order to let the team make a fresh start in the right direction.

The Ashes: Michael Clarke hails current bowling attack as 'best in the world'

Australian skipper Michael Clarke praised his bowlers after their 5-0 whitewash of England in the Ashes series, calling them the best attack in the world.

The Ashes: Johnson among the pace greats, says Clarke

Victorious skipper Michael Clarke rated Mitchell Johnson among the fast bowling greats after spearheading Australia to a 5-0 Ashes whitewash of England on Sunday.

McGrath lauds Smith, Haddin

Bowling great Glenn McGrath has lauded Steven Smith and Brad Haddin, who bailed Australia out from a precarious position in the fifth and final Ashes Test against England here Friday.

UK press not impressed with team`s show following 0-4 Ashes slump

The British media has bemoaned the loss of its team as it marched towards its second Ashes whitewash in five series.

Bollinger redeemed in selectors` eyes

Australian fast bowler Doug Bollinger has reportedly earned his redemption in the eyes of the selectors after his retention in the Test squad for the second consecutive Ashes Test, although he would play on Boxing Day only if Ryan Harris` temperamental knee worsens.

Not easy for an Indian cricketer to retire like Graeme Swann: Harbhajan

Graeme Swann`s sudden decision to retire might have taken everyone by surprise but spinner Harbhajan Singh feels that for an Indian cricketer, the decision to quit doesn`t happen overnight as the pressures and demands are much higher in this cricket-crazy country.

Australia`s 3-0 is better than England`s, says Siddle

Australia have been more dominant and ruthless in winning the Ashes than the victorious England side were earlier this year, paceman Peter Siddle said on Monday.

Graeme Swann one of a rare breed

Graeme Swann`s happy-go-lucky nature belied his status as one of England`s greatest spin bowlers and a talisman of the team`s three successive Ashes series successes.

Had a point to prove to Flower before Perth century: Stokes

England player Ben Stokes has said that he is determined not to be a one-hit wonder and knows he has to prove his brilliant century in the third Test was `not a fluke` when the action starts again on Boxing Day, according to reports.

Schofield backs England coach Flower

A key architect of the revival of English cricket on Thursday backed under-fire coach Andy Flower after the team meekly surrendered the Ashes to Australia.

Australia revels in release of Ashes frustration

Group-hugs and beery celebrations for the retrieval of the Ashes were splashed all over Australian newspapers on Wednesday, as the nation hailed a cricket team that only weeks before was regarded largely with derision.

The Ashes: England trail Australia by 369 runs after day three

England were battered and all but beaten with Australia on the verge of regaining the Ashes at stumps on the third day of the third Test in Perth on Sunday.

I am desperate to play a part in the rest of this Ashes series, says Broad

England paceman Stuart Broad said on Sunday that he hoped to overcome a foot injury to play a further part in his country`s campaign to retain the Ashes, and refused to concede it was doomed.

Perth Test: Reborn Warner punishes England

Opener David Warner continued his remarkable revival of form as Australia put England to the sword on the third day of the third Ashes Test at the WACA Ground on Sunday.

McGrath hails Australia`s `mongrel` approach

Test great Glenn McGrath has hailed Australia`s rediscovery of "bit of mongrel" in the Ashes series and said they were starting to resemble the top teams of the past.

The Ashes: Harris battles sore knee ahead of third test

Australian paceman Ryan Harris is battling a sore knee, with reports saying he was in doubt for the third Ashes Test against England.

The Ashes: Alastair Cook`s brain scrambled, says Boycott

England great Geoffrey Boycott on Wednesday blasted captain Alastair Cook`s "scrambled brain" and said the team needed to use more common sense to prevent yet another defeat to Australia.