3rd Ashes Test, Day 1: England vs Australia - As it happened...

The opening day of the 3rd Ashes Test, being played at Edgbaston Cricket Ground, certainly belonged to the England. 

England 1st Innings

2nd Ashes Test: Australia rout England by 405 runs, level series 1-1
2nd Ashes Test: Australia rout England by 405 runs, level series 1-1

Australia thrashed England by 405 runs to win the second Ashes Test at Lord`s on Sunday and level the five-match series at 1-1.

Steve Waugh's words of wisdom inspired me: Chris Rogers
Steve Waugh's words of wisdom inspired me: Chris Rogers

 Australia opener Chris Rogers has revealed former skipper Steve Waugh's words of wisdom inspired him to score an unbeaten knock of 158 runs on the first day of the second Ashes Test here.

2nd Ashes Test, Day 1: England vs Australia - As it happened...

Chris Rogers and Steven Smith slammed centuries on the opening day of the second Ashes Test and stitched a record 259-run stand for the second-wicket partnership to put Australia on top.

Sourav Ganguly hopes Indian Premier League recovers from betting scandal
Sourav Ganguly hopes Indian Premier League recovers from betting scandal

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly insisted it was possible for the lucrative Indian Premier League to "get back on track" following a betting scandal that saw two of its eight teams dramatically suspended on Tuesday.

1st Ashes Test, Day 2: Moeen Ali, Chris Rogers star as England, Australia share spoils
1st Ashes Test, Day 2: Moeen Ali, Chris Rogers star as England, Australia share spoils

England`s Moeen Ali starred with both bat and ball on the second day of the first Ashes Test against Australia at Sophia Gardens on Thursday.

Ashes gives England chance to overtake Australia in rankings
Ashes gives England chance to overtake Australia in rankings

 England have an opportunity to overtake Australia and move to as high as the second spot in the Test cricket rankings during the five-match Ashes series starting from Wednesday in Cardiff.

Steve Smith eager to have last Ashes laugh
Steve Smith eager to have last Ashes laugh

When Steven Smith made his Ashes debut in Perth during England`s victorious 2010/11 tour of Australia he was, following prompting from then captain Ricky Ponting, clear on his role in the team.

Red-hot Steve Smith primed to seize Ashes moment
Red-hot Steve Smith primed to seize Ashes moment

Once derided as a bouncy court jester in his maiden Ashes series, Steven Smith and his quirky batting technique are now far from a laughing matter in England.

Australia ease to Ashes-tour opening win despite Bell-Drummond ton for Kent
Australia ease to Ashes-tour opening win despite Bell-Drummond ton for Kent

Daniel Bell-Drummond`s sparkling hundred for Kent could not prevent Australia winning the opening match of their Ashes tour by 255 runs at Canterbury on Sunday.

Facing Australia 'as good as it gets' for Kent' Rob Key
Facing Australia 'as good as it gets' for Kent' Rob Key

Former England batsman Rob Key has said playing against Australia on a belting batting pitch at Canterbury was the best possible learning experience for a youthful Kent side.

English grab at rising Australian talent Steve Smith rebuffed
English grab at rising Australian talent Steve Smith rebuffed

Australia batsman Steven Smith revealed English county side Surrey once tried to push him into the country`s national set-up by virtue of his mother`s British heritage.

Steve Smith lets his `bat do the talking` with Kent ton
Steve Smith lets his `bat do the talking` with Kent ton

Australia`s Steven Smith said he wanted to let his bat "do the talking" after the world`s number one ranked Test batsman opened his Ashes tour account with a century against Kent on Friday.

Mitchell Johnson enjoys treble strike in Ashes warm-up against Kent
Mitchell Johnson enjoys treble strike in Ashes warm-up against Kent

Mitchell Johnson gave England a reminder of what they can expect in the upcoming Ashes series with three wickets in Australia`s tour opener against Kent on Friday.

Australia 507-8 declared against Kent
Australia 507-8 declared against Kent

Australia, after losing the toss, closed their first innings on 507 for eight declared on the second day of four in the opening match of their Ashes tour against Kent at Canterbury on Friday.

Australia`s Steven Smith turns on old side with century in warm-up match
Australia`s Steven Smith turns on old side with century in warm-up match

Steven Smith gave another indication of just how far he has come in eight years with a century for Australia against Kent in the Ashes tour opener at Canterbury on Friday.

Australia won`t cross sledging line in Ashes, vows Michael Clarke
Australia won`t cross sledging line in Ashes, vows Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke has insisted his side "won`t overstep the mark" when it comes to the vexed question of `sledging` during the upcoming Ashes series.

Michael Clarke hits back at Jason Gillespie`s `Dad`s Army` jibe ahead of Ashes
Michael Clarke hits back at Jason Gillespie`s `Dad`s Army` jibe ahead of Ashes

Australia captain Michael Clarke said he expected to prove Jason Gillespie wrong after the former Ashes winner suggested the current squad were too old ahead of their latest clash with England.

Steven Smith is not a great batsman, says Graeme Swann
Steven Smith is not a great batsman, says Graeme Swann

Former spinner Graeme Swann has criticised the technique of Asutralia's premier batsman Steven Smith and suggested that the prospect of facing the world's number one willower in a forthcoming Ashes series was not giving England sleepless nights.

Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay rise, Virat Kohli slips in ICC Test rankings
Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay rise, Virat Kohli slips in ICC Test rankings

Indian openers Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay achieved career-best positions but skipper Virat Kohli dropped out of the ICC rankings' top-10 after the drawn one-off cricket Test against Bangladesh in Fatullah.