The Ashes

ICC clears third Ashes Test of fixing allegations

The International Cricket Council has cleared the third Ashes Test between England and Australia of match-fixing allegations following investigations.
9 February 2018

The 10 Best Ashes Moments

For cricket fans everywhere, and of course particularly for England and Australian supporters, the Ashes have always provided some of the most entertaining moments in the sport.
23 January 2018

Cummins, Lyon help Australia complete 4-0 Ashes victory

Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon shared seven wickets between them as Australia bowled out England for 180 runs in the final innings to complete a victory by an innings and 123 runs in the fifth Test in Sydney to take the Ashes series 4-0.
8 January 2018

Vince must fix problems – Farbrace

England assistant coach Paul Farbrace insists James Vince is aware of his shortcomings and knows he must be more consistent if he is to nail down a permanent spot in the Test side.
8 January 2018

England under tremendous pressure heading into final day

After Australia declared their first innings with a lead of 303 runs, the bowlers led by Nathan Lyon managed to restrict England to 93 for four at stumps on day four of the final Ashes Test in Sydney.
7 January 2018

Marsh brothers stretch Australia's lead to 133 runs at end of day three

After Usman Khawaja scored 171 runs, it was Shaun and Mitchell Marsh, who propelled Australia's first innings lead to 133 runs with six wickets in hand at stumps on day three of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.
6 January 2018

Smith-Khawaja blunt England attack on day two

After Australia managed to bowl out England for 346 runs in their first innings, Usman Khawaja scored an unbeaten 91 run knock to lift the hosts to 193 for two at stumps on day two of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney.
5 January 2018

Late wickets dent England momentum on day one

After Joe Root and Dawid Malan shared a 133 run stand, Australia managed to seize the advantage in the closing stage on day one with two quick wickets with the second new ball to reduce England to 233 for five at stumps in the fifth Test in Sydney.
4 January 2018

Mitchell Starc 'fit' to return for Sydney Test - Steven Smith

Australia captain Steven Smith has confirmed that pace spearhead Mitchell Starc will return for the fifth and final Ashes Test against England to be played in Sydney.
3 January 2018

Mason Crane replaces injured Chris Woakes for fifth Test

Hampshire leg-spinner Mason Crane is all set to make his Test debut after he was named in the XI for the fifth and final game of the Ashes series against Australia in Sydney.
3 January 2018

MCG pitch given 'poor' rating by ICC

The International Cricket Council has given a 'poor' rating for the Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch that recently hosted the Boxing Day Test between Australia and England.
2 January 2018

Ashes 2017/18 - 5th Test Preview - Can England pull a win out of the bag?

The question is, can England come back at Australia, after a battling draw in Melbourne, spoiled by the rain, and take something away with them from this disappointing Ashes series?
2 January 2018

Cook's broth far from getting spoiled

England may not have won the match but Alastair Cook's gritty innings has certainly infused some life in the series that had become one-sided.
30 December 2017

Defiant Smith drives Australia to draw in Boxing Day Test

A determined unbeaten century from Steven Smith played a decisive part as Australia managed to resist England attack on the final day to end the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne in a draw.
30 December 2017

Ashton Agar added to Australia squad for Sydney Test

Australia have added left-arm-spinner Ashton Agar into the squad for the fifth and final Test against England to be played in Sydney.
30 December 2017

Ashes 2017/18 - 4th Test Ball Tampering Revelation

Following Day 4 of the Fourth Test, there were claims of ball tampering against England, see BT Sport pundits have their say.
29 December 2017

Rain, Warner stall England progress on day four

Heavy and incessant rain played spoilsport at Melbourne Cricket Ground on day four as nearly 43 overs were unbowled after Australia staged a brief comeback to reach 103 for two riding on a valiant partnership between David Warner and Steven Smith.
29 December 2017

Cook century gives England advantage on second day

After England made a tremendous comeback to dismiss Australia for 327, Alastair Cook scored an unbeaten century to help the visitors knock down 192 runs off the deficit with just two wickets down at stumps on day two of the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.
27 December 2017

Warner, Smith steer Australia to 244 for three on day one

David Warner scored a fluent century while Steven Smith remained unbeaten on 65 as Australia reached 244 for three at stumps on day one of the fourth Test against England in Melbourne.
26 December 2017

Australia suffer Mitchell Starc blow ahead of Boxing Day Test

Australia pace bowler Mitchell Starc has been ruled out of the upcoming Boxing Day Test against England in Melbourne after failing to recover from a bruised heel.
24 December 2017