The Ashes

England's Victorious Moment At The S.C.G

Australian Michael Beer is bowled by Chris Tremlett and England claim a first Ashes series win in Australia for 24 years, ending a period in which Australia have been close to unbeatable on home soil. England dismissed Australia for 281 in their second innings at the Sydney Cricket Ground to win by an innings and 83 runs, in the process clinching a 3-1 series victory.
7 January 2011

Cricket World® TV - Ashes Update - England End 24-Year Wait

Cricket TV - An update following England's innings victory in Sydney - their third of the series - which gave them a 3-1 Ashes series win over Australia, their first series win in Australia for 24 years.
7 January 2011

England Wrap Up 3-1 Ashes Series Victory In Sydney

England bowled Australia out for 281 in their second innings on the final day of the fifth and final Ashes Test to seal a first series win in Australia for 24 years. England took the three wickets they required during the morning session to wrap up an innings-and-83 run victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
7 January 2011

England On The Cusp Of Historic Series Win

England players, headed by Chris Tremlett, celebrate the wicket of Mitchell Johnson on day four of the fifth and final Ashes Test against Australia in Sydney. England closed the day requiring three wickets to seal a 3-1 series win, which would be their first series win in Australia since the 1986/7 Ashes campaign.
6 January 2011

Collingwood To Retire From Test Cricket

England all-rounder Paul Collingwood has announced he is to retire from Test cricket following the conclusion of the fifth and final Ashes Test in Sydney. Amid speculation that the Durham player was due to bring an end to his Test career, confirmation came on the morning of the fourth day at the Sydney Cricket Ground that he was indeed set to retire.
5 January 2011

Celebrations On Hold For Beer And Australia

Billy Bowden (left) stretches his arm to indicate that Michael Beer, rather than celebrating a maiden Test wicket, has to bowl again on day two of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney. After overstepping, he had had Cook caught out, but the umpire's call offered Cook a reprieve which he would go on to take advantage of on his way to 61 not out.
4 January 2011

Ponting To Miss Final Ashes Test, Khawaja To Debut

Australian captain Ricky Ponting will end a run of 73 straight Tests for his country after he was ruled out of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney due to injury. He played the fourth Test in Melbourne with a fractured finger but an x-ray after the match showed it had worsened and he has been left out of Australia's 12-man squad for the match, which begins on 2nd January.
30 December 2010

Aussies, Brits Hold Ashes Match In Active War-Zone

The Australian-British cricket rivalry, known as the Ashes, goes back over a hundred years to the first time Britain lost a cricket match to Australia...
29 December 2010

Cricket World® TV - Ashes Update - England Retain The Urn

Cricket TV - We look back at the Melbourne Ashes Test match, which saw England win by an innings and 157 runs to retain the Ashes urn, moving into an unassailable 2-1 series lead with one match still to play.
29 December 2010

Harris Set For Lengthy Layoff Following Surgery

Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris is set for a three to four month spell on the sidelines after undergoing ankle surgery to repair the stress fracture he picked up during the Ashes Test at Melbourne. He suffered the injury on the third day of the match, which Australia went on to lose by an innings and 157 runs as England retained the Ashes.
29 December 2010

England Retain The Ashes Following Innings Win

England completed an innings-and-157-run win over Australia on day four of the fourth Ashes Test match in Melbourne to go 2-1 up in the five-match series and therefore retain the Ashes. Australia resumed the day on 169 for six and with Ryan Harris not due to bat afer fracturing his ankle on day three, England picked up the remaining three wickets for the addition of 89 runs.
29 December 2010

Surgery Likely For Harris After Ankle Fracture

Cricket Australia (CA) have confirmed that fast bowler Ryan Harris is likely to undergo surgery after suffering a stress fracture to his left ankle during the third day's play of the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne. He was forced to leave the field and a decision on whether he is to return to bat will be made in due course with Australia heading into the final day with four second-innings wickets remaining and still 246 runs behind.
28 December 2010

Ponting Fined For Code Of Conduct Breach

Australian captain Ricky Ponting has been fined 40 percent of his match fee after pleading guilty to breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct. He was charged following an incident on day two of the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne where he entered into a prolonged discussion with umpire Aleem Dar.
27 December 2010

England Dominate Opening Day In Melbourne

England could not have enjoyed much of a better opening day of the fourth Ashes Test match against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. After winning the toss, they dismissed the home side for a mere 98 and went on to close the day on 157 without loss having completely dominated proceedings.
26 December 2010

Australia-England Fourth Ashes Test Preview

Australia restored the balance in the Ashes series with the Perth victory and Ricky Ponting will play at Melbourne with some relief and confidence. After a one-dimensional show down in the first two Tests, the Perth victory has got the series squared at 1-1.
24 December 2010

Usman Khawaja On Ashes Standby For Ponting

Australia have named uncapped New South Wales batsman Usman Khawaja as a standby player for the fourth Ashes Test match which begins in Melbourne on 26th December, in case skipper Ricky fails to recover from a fractured finger in time. Ponting was injured, when he parried a catch from second slip to wicketkeeper Brad Haddin to dismiss England's Jonathan Trott late on day three of the third Test in Perth.
21 December 2010

Cricket World® TV - Ashes Update - Australia Hit Back In Perth

Cricket TV - A look back at the third Ashes Test in Perth, which saw Australia hit back and comprehensively beat England by 267 runs to level the Ashes series at 1-1 with two matches to play...
19 December 2010

Australia Unchanged For Fourth Ashes Test

Following their emphatic victory over England in the third Ashes Test match at Perth, Australia have named an unchanged 12-man squad for the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne. Uncapped left-arm spinner Michael Beer will travel to Melbourne along with the 11 players who outplayed England on their way to a 267-run victory at the WACA.
19 December 2010

Australia Level Ashes With Comprehensive Win

Australia swiftly finished off proceedings on day four of the third Ashes Test against England at Perth, dismissing the tourists for 123 in their second innings to complete a comprehensive 267-run victory. England resumed on 81 for five and were unable to mount anything of a fightback and Australia's victory keeps the series and the battle for the Ashes alive as the two sides head to Melbourne on Boxing Day with the series level at 1-1.
19 December 2010

Australia Leave England On The Brink Of Defeat

England closed day three of the third Ashes Test against Australia in Perth in the desperate position of 81 for five having been set 391 to win and move into a 2-0 lead in the series. Having set the pace on day two, Australia stretched further clear as a century from Michael Hussey and 95 from Shane Watson ensured that England would chase a huge target as the home side reached 309 in their second innings.
18 December 2010

Mr Predictor - Who Will Be England's Next Coach?