The Ashes

Achilles Injury Sidelines Simon Katich

Australian opening batsman Simon Katich is unlikely to take any further part in the Ashes series after he suffered an Achilles tendon injury during the second Test against England in Adelaide. "Simon Katich has struggled through the second Test match with an achilles tendon injury that became increasingly painful during the fielding innings," Cricket Australia physio Alex Kountouris said.
7 December 2010

Stomach Injury Ends Broad's Ashes Campaign

England all-rounder Stuart Broad has been ruled out of the rest of the Ashes series in Australia after he tore an abdominal muscle during the second Test in Adelaide. Broad suffered the injury during England's innings-and-71-run win and was unable to bowl in the second innings.
7 December 2010

England Hand Australia Innings Defeat

England dismissed Australia for 304 in their second innings to wrap up a convincing innings-and-71-run victory on the final day of the second Ashes Test match in Adelaide. The threat of rain never materialised and Australia were well beaten as off-spinner Graeme Swann picked up five for 91 to hand England a 1-0 series lead with three matches remaining.
7 December 2010

Australia Five Down As They Battle To Save Test

England will take a lead of 137 into the final day of the second Ashes Test match in Adelaide after they reduced Australia to 238 for four in their second innings. Michael Clarke fell for 80 from the last ball before stumps on day four, which opened with England batting on and eventually declaring on 620 for five in their first innings.
6 December 2010

Pietersen Goes Big As England Dominate

England built a commanding lead of 306 runs over Australia on day three of the second Ashes Test in Adelaide after Kevin Pietersen batted through the day to reach 213 not out. His first century in 17 Tests enabled England to close on 551 for four in reply to Australia's first-innings effort of 245 as England lost just two wickets during the day's play.
5 December 2010

Cook, Trott And Pietersen Hand England Lead

Alastair Cook's second Ashes century in as many innings, allied with half-centuries from Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen, helped England surge clear of Australia on day two of the second Test in Adelaide. Cook was unbeaten on 136 as England closed the day on 317 for two - a lead of 72 - having dominated proceedings despite losing Andrew Strauss to the third ball of the day in reply to Australia's 245.
4 December 2010

England Make Flying Start To Adelaide Test

Australia became the first side since 1997 to be bowled out on the opening day of a Test match in Adelaide as England made an inspired start to the second Ashes Test match. After Australia won the toss and decided to bat first, they were reeling at nought for two and then two for three as England exploited favourable conditions before half-centuries from Shane Watson, Michael Hussey and Brad Haddin helped them recover to a degree but they were still bowled out for 245 with England closing the day on one without loss in their reply.
3 December 2010

Johnson Dropped Ahead Of Adelaide Test

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is set to be a spectator during the second Ashes Test match against England at Adelaide after captain Ricky Ponting revealed he had been released from the squad.
2 December 2010

Adelaide Rain Forces England To Train Inside

Rain at the Adelaide Oval prevented England from enjoying an outdoor net.

Ahead of the second Test match the tourists had to move indoors to complete their practice session.

The photo above shows the groundsmen moving swiftly against the threat of the weather.
1 December 2010

Who To Pick For Adelaide: Bollinger, Harris Or Johnson?

Amit Masram looks ahead to the second Ashes Test in Adelaide, and how Australia might respond to the draw in Brisbane. England can afford to smile with satisfaction after their top three batsmen scored centuries to earn a respectable draw. But Australia will have plenty on their plates to think about.
1 December 2010

Cricket World® TV - An Ashes Draw In Brisbane

Cricket TV - A look back at the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane, which saw England bounce back from a big first-innings deficit to draw with...
29 November 2010

Contrasting Emotions For Ponting And Strauss

Australian captain Ricky Ponting (left) and Andrew Strauss are pictured following the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane. Ponting saw his side relinquish a huge first-innings lead and then concede 517 runs for one wicket in the second innings as the match was drawn.
29 November 2010

Ashes Comment: Targeting The Opposing Captain

Amit Masram looks back at England captain Andrew Strauss's century in Brisbane, comparing it to a similar effort by then Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly in 2003. The Gabba is often the most difficult obstacle to cross for a visiting team playing a Test series in Australia and England know its significance more than any other team. How many times have we seen a skipper leading from the front to revive the sagging fortunes of his side in Australia?
29 November 2010

Australia Add Bowling Cover For Second Test

Australia have added fast bowlers Doug Bollinger and Ryan Harris to their squad for the second Ashes Test, which gets...
29 November 2010

Ashes Opener Drawn As Cook Hits Career-Best Score

Alastair Cook registered a Test-best score of 235 not out as England racked up 517 for one before the opening Ashes Test against Australia was drawn in Brisbane. England declared with Cook and Jonathan Trott, on 135, both unbeaten and having added 329 for the second wicket and Australia closed on 107 for one having been set 296 to win the match.
29 November 2010

Strauss And Cook Launch England Fightback

Openers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook scored timely centuries as England dominated day four of the first Ashes Test against Australia, closing on 309 for one in their second innings and with an overall lead of 88. Under severe pressure when play resumed, replying to Australia's 481 and having been dismissed for 260 in their first innings, England responded in the best possible manner as the left-handed pair put on 188 for the first wicket.
28 November 2010

Hussey And Haddin Pile Pressure On England

England face an uphill task to get anything out of the opening Ashes Test in Brisbane after big centuries from Michael Hussey and Brad Haddin handed Australia a first-innings lead of 221. Replying to England's 260, Australia powered their way to 481 with Hussey and Haddin sharing a stand worth 307 for the sixth wicket before England closed the day on 19 without loss in their second innings.
27 November 2010

Hussey And Katich Keep England At Bay

Rain ended play early on day two of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane with Australia on 220 for five and within 40 runs of England's first-innings score. Although England bowled well during another enthralling day's play, Australia were able to build partnerships and half-centuries from Simon Katich (50) and Michael Hussey (81 not out) ensured they closed in a strong position.
26 November 2010

Siddle Celebrates An Ashes Hat-Trick

Peter Siddle celebrates after he starred on day one of The Ashes, taking a hat-trick as Australia dismissed England for 260...
25 November 2010

Australia Off To Flyer As Siddle Takes Hat-Trick

Peter Siddle took a hat-trick and returned figures of six for 54 as Australia dismissed England for 260 on the opening day...
25 November 2010


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