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Ashes: Steve Smith given all-clear after Jofra Archer blitz

Smith was on 80 when he was hit on the neck by test debutant Archer, who bowled a hostile spell from the Pavilion End during which his deliveries reached speeds of well over 90 miles per hour.

Aug 18, 2019, 12:20 PM IST

Lord's Ashes Test in the balance after gripping day

England had bowled out Australia for 250, Steve Smith making 92 after retiring hurt when he was struck on the neck by a venomous Jofra Archer bouncer.

Aug 18, 2019, 00:33 AM IST

Ashes: Hit by Jofra Archer bouncer, Steve Smith retires hurt

Smith was batting on 80 from 152 balls when in the 77th over a delivery by Archer hit him on the unprotected part of the neck.

Aug 17, 2019, 20:28 PM IST

Steve Smith leaves fans in splits with unique technique--Watch

While shouldering arms to the England pacers, the 30-year-old at times hopped, shuffled, got his bat across and even turned around to face the wicketkeeper after leaving the ball.
 

Aug 17, 2019, 16:54 PM IST

England pacer Olly Stone ruled out of season with back injury

Stone initially sustained a stress fracture to his left lower back during England's tour to the West Indies in February this year.

Aug 17, 2019, 11:59 AM IST

Nathan Lyon joins Dennis Lillee but reserves praise for Josh Hazlewood

Lyon joined Lillee on 355 Test wickets as he took 3-68 in the second Ashes Test to help Australia dismiss England for 258.

Aug 16, 2019, 15:47 PM IST

Ruthless Australia take control over England at Lord's

After rain washed out the first day, Australia won the toss and put England in to bat, Hazlewood, taking two early wickets to give the touring side the initiative which they never surrendered. 

Aug 16, 2019, 00:23 AM IST

MS Dhoni-Stephen Fleming best captain-coach combination in the world: Shane Watson

Watson feels that even with Chennai Super Kings (CSK), it is all about smooth management and credit for that goes to the trio of N. Srinivasan, skipper MS Dhoni and coach Stephen Fleming.

Aug 15, 2019, 18:34 PM IST

Former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith earns around Rs 60 crore courtesy 2005 investment

Steve Smith, who is also Koala`s brand ambassador, has earned more from his investment in the company than from cricket altogether. The AFR`s Young Rich List is set to value Smith at about $31 million when the list is released in October 2019.

Aug 15, 2019, 11:10 AM IST

Justin Langer backs David Warner to fire in 2nd Ashes Test

Warner, who returned to the Test side after serving his one-year ban for involvement in the Sandpaper Gate fiasco, scored a total of 10 runs in the Edgbaston Test which Australia won by 251 runs to take a 1-0 lead in Ashes series. 

Aug 13, 2019, 11:39 AM IST

'I've never been better', says Jofra Archer ahead of Ashes debut

The 24-year-old was included in England`s 12 in the absence of record wicket-taker James Anderson, who bowled only four overs in the first Test at Edgbaston before injuring his calf again.

Aug 12, 2019, 21:59 PM IST

Socceroos hoping to shine in World Cup qualifier vs Nepal

Luke Casserly, head of national performance at the Football Federation of Australia (FFA), recalled that Australia played no fewer than 22 qualification matches on the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Xinhua news agency reported.

Aug 12, 2019, 20:32 PM IST

Ashes: Australia coach Justin Langer expects flat and dry wicket at Lord's

The wicket is expected to turn which means that Australia may have to bench a few high profile names once again.

Aug 12, 2019, 18:59 PM IST

Australian spearhead Pat Cummins wants to play all five Ashes Tests

The 26-year-old took four for 32 in England`s second innings at Edgbaston as Australia romped to a 251-run victory in the first test -- his maiden away outing in cricket`s oldest international rivalry. 

Aug 12, 2019, 10:55 AM IST

English fast-bowler James Anderson frustrated by a niggling calf injury

The 37-year-old, who missed a warm-up match with Ireland and struggled to be fit for the series opener against Australia at Edgbaston, pulled up injured on day one of the first Test which the hosts lost by 251 runs.

Aug 11, 2019, 19:48 PM IST

Steve Smith's ability to adapt makes him special, feels Tim Paine

Former Australia skipper Steve Waugh went a step further and said that Smith has the ability to read the opposition and their tactics and that helps him in trying situations.

Aug 10, 2019, 16:56 PM IST

Mitchell Starc happy to warm bench if Australia win Ashes

Speaking about James Pattinson`s return and the spells he bowled in the opening Test match, Starc said that he was really pleased to see Pattinson return after injuries put a serious doubt on his career.

Aug 10, 2019, 16:42 PM IST

Moeen Ali dropped, Jack Leach called up in England squad for 2nd Ashes Test

England are currently trailing 0-1 in the Ashes series after slumping to a crushing 251-run defeat at the hands of Tim Paine-led side in the opening Test. 

Aug 10, 2019, 13:23 PM IST

Josh Hazlewood feels Australia want to have 'all bases covered' in bowling department

Apart from Hazlewood, the notable absentee from the playing XI in the first Ashes Test was Mitchell Starc.

Aug 09, 2019, 18:06 PM IST

Steve Smith, Nathan Lyon move up in Test rankings

Smith has now reached the third spot in the ICC batsmen Test rankings, gaining a one place move.

Aug 06, 2019, 17:32 PM IST