The Ashes

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

Johnson And Watson Put Australia 200 Ahead

Australia closed day two of the third Ashes Test against England on 119 for three in their second innings - a lead of 200 having bowled England out for 187. Half-centuries from Andrew Strauss and Ian Bell failed to steer England to a big score thanks to Mitchell Johnson's haul of six for 38.
17 December 2010

Ashes Comment: Time For Ponting To Step Aside?

Amit Masram considers whether it is time for Ricky Ponting to give up the Australian captaincy as he bids to return to form with the bat. When Ricky Ponting made his debut for Australia, he was unfortunately given out on 96, missing out on a debut hundred. Commended by Academy coach Rod Marsh, as the best teenage batsman he had ever seen, Ponting began with Tasmania at 17 and reached international standards at a young age for a batsman, making his ODI and Test debuts in 1995 as a 20-year-old...
16 December 2010

Tremlett Celebrates Return To England Side

Fast bowler Chris Tremlett celebrated his return to the England side by taking three for 63 as England dismissed Australia for 268 on the opening day of the third Ashes Test match in Perth.
16 December 2010

Cricket World® TV - Ashes Update - Perth Preview

Cricket TV - John Pennington and Amit Masram look ahead to the third Ashes Test between Australia and England, which gets underway shortly in Perth...
15 December 2010

Smith To Lead Australia's Spin Attack In Perth?

If Australia are to go into the third Ashes Test at Perth with four quick bowlers, as could well be the case, then leg-spinner Steven Smith will be their number one spin-bowling option. That would mean that uncapped left-arm slow bowler Michael Beer would miss out on selection with Australia poised instead to select Mitchell Johnson, Ryan Harris, Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus.
15 December 2010

Broad's Replacement - Tremlett, Bresnan Or Shahzad?

The loss of Stuart Broad is a huge dent in England's hopes of retaining the Ashes down under. The pace bowler's abdominal injury means he will miss the rest of the series against Australia, a massive blow to England's chances of beating Australia. Daniel Leaton asks which of the three main contenders to replace him could get the nod at the WACA...
14 December 2010

England Aiming For More Ashes Success

England batsman Kevin Pietersen is pictured during England's preparations for the third Ashes Test against Australia in Perth. The right-hander ended what was by his standards a poor run of form with a career-best innings of 227 in the second Test in Adelaide. England went on to win by an innings and 71 runs and lead the five-match series 1-0.
14 December 2010

Ashes Comment: Australia Need To Remember

You don't need Sherlock Holmes to pronounce why Australia are trailing 1-0 in the current Ashes series. England have been the superior batting side, tempering down their opposition's attack bit by bit over ten days of cricket. After all it is about taking those 20 wickets and truth be told Ricky Ponting's bowlers might have found it easier to not turn up than bowl like they did in the first two Tests...
14 December 2010

Australia-England Third Ashes Test Preview

Amit Masram looks ahead to the third Ashes Test between Australia and England, which gets underway in Perth on 16th December. Australia, for the first time in recent memory, are looking very vulnerable with many more questions being posed than answers given...
14 December 2010

Prior Hits Century As England Draw Tour Game

Matthew Prior scored an unbeaten century to ensure that England drew their three-day tour match against Victoria at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. After Victoria declared their second innings on their overnight score of 278 for six, England then closed on 211 for six with Prior unbeaten on 102.
12 December 2010

Andrew Strauss - Captain, Batsman, Slip Fielder...Bowler?

Andrew Strauss (right) turns his arm over on day two of England's tour game against Victoria in Melbourne. The touring captain conceded 51 runs in four overs of gentle left-arm medium pace for the cost of one wicket - that of first-innings centurion Michael Hill, who was trapped in front.
11 December 2010

Rare Wicket For Strauss As Victoria Press On

England captain Andrew Strauss scored a half-century and then picked up a rare wicket on day two of his side's three-day tour match against Victoria in Melbourne. England declared on 184 for two after Strauss made 66 and Ian Bell an unbeaten 60 in reply to Victoria's 216 for two declared on the opening day, in which Michael Hill scored an unbeaten 105.
11 December 2010

 
 
 
 

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