Denly fell six runs short of his maiden Test century and Ben Stokes made a sparkling 67 in bright sunshine at The Oval to put England in a strong position to level the series at 2-2.Sep 15, 2019, 00:07 AM IST
Captain Root was dropped three times in a sloppy fielding performance by the Australians, who have retained the Ashes and are bidding to secure a 3-1 victory in the series.Sep 12, 2019, 21:03 PM IST
Former Australia captain Mark Taylor, who was part of the Cricket Australia board that handed Steve Smith a one-year ban and a further year's suspension from any leadership role, seems very satisfied with Smith's stunning form and feels he will lead the team once again.
The inclusion of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood, Australia's highest wicket takers this series, will be dependent upon how they recover from the Old Trafford Test.Sep 11, 2019, 20:09 PM IST
Australia retained the Ashes with victory in the fourth Test at Old Trafford, where Smith continued his brilliant series with a double-century and a second innings 82.Sep 11, 2019, 17:37 PM IST
England and Australia will now lock horns in a dead rubber fifth and final Test of the Ashes series at the Oval on September 12.Sep 09, 2019, 11:13 AM IST
Resuming on 18-2 and chasing a distant target of 383, Joe Denly and Roy provided initial resistance before Cummins bowled Roy (31) with a beautiful delivery that cut back off the seam to leave England at 66-3.Sep 08, 2019, 20:56 PM IST
Australia were set back by Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer in the early part of the innings as they dismissed David Warner, Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head before they could make a significant difference to the scorecard.
England trail by 219 runs after Australia made 497-8 declared and with Jos Buttler (26) and Stuart Broad (2) set to resume after the interval they still face a fight to avoid batting again.Sep 07, 2019, 18:51 PM IST
Smith and captain Tim Paine combined for 145 for the sixth wicket, batting throughout the afternoon session as Australia assumed a commanding position as they search for the victory that will ensure they retain the Ashes.Sep 05, 2019, 21:44 PM IST
The five-match Ashes series is currently tied at 1-1.Sep 02, 2019, 15:51 PM IST
Smith is expected to return for the fourth Test starting from September 4 after England rode Ben Stokes' epic 135 not out to level the five-match series 1-1.
Smith was ruled out of the encounter at Headingley, starting on Thursday, due to the effects of a concussion after being hit on the head by a bouncer from England fast bowler Jofra Archer in the first innings of the drawn second Test at Lord`s.Aug 22, 2019, 08:50 AM IST
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
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
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
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
Ali displayed a very poor form in the first Ashes Test, played at Edgbaston, as he was bowled on a duck in the first inning and managed to score just four runs in the second inning.Aug 09, 2019, 19:39 PM IST
Smith is not allowed to be the team`s captain until March 2020 because of his involvement in last year`s ball-tampering scandal.Aug 05, 2019, 14:37 PM IST
England ODI captain Eoin Morgan had no such complaints when the Australian skipper introduced the handshake gesture during last year`s one-day series between Australia and England.Aug 01, 2019, 14:56 PM IST