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Sutherland denies spot-fixing allegations
James Sutherland, Cricket Australia's chief executive has denied allegations that the Perth Ashes Test could be subject to instances of spot-fixing, while stressing that the Australian board will cooperate fully with the ICC's investigations

Stoneman gives England impetus after Cook fails again
Alastair Cook's 150th Test match began poorly when he was dismissed in the fifth over, but Mark Stoneman ensured that England progressed reasonably well during the opening session

Ashes Test overshadowed by 'spot-fixing' claim
The build-up to the crucial third Ashes Test at the WACA has been overshadowed by claims that the match has been targeted by spot-fixers

Finn on track for early return from knee surgery
Fast bowler could be an outside bet for the New Zealand Test series after making rapid recovery from Ashes-ending injury

Our winning Ashes tour was wilder - Finn
English cricket's ability to mix with supporters is special, says Steven Finn, but he fears it might now be under threat

Lillee set to shun WACA's Ashes farewell
Dennis Lillee won't be attending the finale Ashes Test for the WACA Ground in protest at its decline as Australia's fast bowling fortress

Ingleton replaces Dodemaide as Cricket Victoria chief executive
Andrew Ingleton, an executive with Cricket Australia, will replace Tony Dodemaide, who stepped down in August, following controversy over the mooted changes to the state association's constitution

Mitchell Marsh in line but Handscomb gets Smith backing
Steven Smith has spoken sympathetically about Peter Handscomb's struggles but suggested the selectors were leaning towards playing a fifth bowling option

England hopes on the line at WACA's Ashes farewell
The last time a team came back from 0-2 to win the Ashes, Sir Don Bradman was at the forefront of that charge. Can England's batsmen strike similar form on a ground where they haven't had much success?

Australia quicks targeting key Root wicket
Josh Hazlewood says Australia's bowlers are competing for the chance to take down England's captain Joe Root as they attempt to seal the Ashes in Perth

'We need to rebuild the fans' trust' - Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow says that England must begin the process of winning back the trust of their fans at the WACA next week

England players behaving 'like students' - Vaughan
Michael Vaughan says that England's senior players should be setting a better example to get the Ashes campaign back on track

Moeen calls on England to improve behaviour
Moeen Ali has admitted England's 'off-field behaviour needs to improve' after Ben Duckett was suspended for the remainder of the England Lions tour

England disintegrating like in 2013-14 Ashes - Johnson
The former Australia bowler believes the visitors have enormous mental hurdles to overcome if they are to keep the Ashes series alive in Perth, even reckoning that Alastair Cook is contemplating retirement

Duckett ban fair game as Australia chase Ashes
Australia's wicketkeeper Tim Paine expects Ben Duckett's suspension to be raised as a way of distracting England on the field during the Perth Ashes Test

Marsh return puts heat on Handscomb
Australia's coach Darren Lehmann has hinted strongly at Mitchell Marsh's likely inclusion for the final Ashes Test to be played at the WACA Ground

Wood grabs selectors' attention as England flirt with defeat
Mark Wood looks set to remain with the England squad for the rest of the Ashes tour after impressing in the warm-up match in Perth

Jennings impresses on troubling day for England
While his colleagues were drawn into edges as the ball darted around on a grassy surface and under overcast skies, Jennings left well, played straight and put away anything on his legs or hips

Lyon best spinner in the world - Davison
John Davison, mentor to Australia offspinner Nathan Lyon, believes improved batting performances from Australia have also aided the spinner's success after a difficult period last year

Nabi, Pollard join Renegades after Narine opts out
The allrounders will join Dwayne Bravo as the club's other overseas recruits, with Sunil Narine withdrawing from the tournament citing personal reasons

Mitchell Marsh a future captain, needed for Perth Test - Langer
Justin Langer, the Western Australia coach, touted Mitchell Marsh as a future Australia captain and suggested he should be included in the XI for the Perth Test, where the side could need a fifth bowling option

Marsh returns with a point to prove
Mitchell Marsh could be in line to play the third Ashes Test in Perth, and says that he is in a good place now after being dropped from the Australian squad

Hales will be in right state of mind for comeback, says Morgan
Eoin Morgan is confident that Alex Hales will be able to focus on his game after being made available for selection in the wake of the Bristol incident

Renshaw finds some form in draw against South Australia
Axed Australian Test opener Matt Renshaw scored his first half-century of the Sheffield Shield season as Queensland played out a draw with South Australia

Smith needed sleeping pill ahead of final-day showdown
Steven Smith was nervous enough about Australia's chances of closing out a 2-0 Ashes series lead that he popped a sleeping pill the night before day five in Adelaide

Wells and Bosisto secure draw for Western Australia
Western Australia opener Jon Wells scored the third hundred of his first-class career as the Warriors frustrated Victoria by playing out a draw on the final day at the MCG

Starc, Hazlewood rip through England for 2-0
Josh Hazlewood struck twice in his first two overs before Mitchell Starc cleaned up England with the new ball to banish any thoughts of a famous upset

Jackson Bird wraps up ten-wicket win against NSW
Jackson Bird completed a seven-wicket match haul to keep his name in the minds of Australia's selectors as Tasmania wrapped up a ten-wicket win against New South Wales

We got DRS wrong, will review follow-on - Saker
Australia's assistant coach admitted the team probably made an error in not enforcing the follow-on on the third day in Adelaide

Smith's burned reviews bring England fans cheer
Plenty has gone right for Steven Smith so far in the Ashes, but he endured a frustrating evening in Adelaide

Burns makes double-century as Queensland claw back into match
Joe Burns continued his good form in the Sheffield Shield with a career-best score as Queensland pushed for a result with a declaration

Gotch propels Victoria to hefty score despite Agar four-for
Wicketkeeper Seb Gotch fell just short of his maiden first-class century as Victoria piled on 450 on the third day against Western Australia at the MCG

Tasmania eye victory after making NSW follow-on
Tasmania were in a strong position to push for victory at stumps on day three of their Sheffield Shield match with New South Wales in Hobart, despite losing the entire first day to rain

Root keeps England alive in record chase
England gave themselves a chance of pulling off an unlikely victory with Joe Root anchoring their pursuit of 354 after James Anderson led the way with the ball

Batting again 'Smith's call' - Starc
Mitchell Starc said that Steven Smith did not consult his fast bowlers before opting not to enforce the follow-on on the third day of the second Ashes Test

Ashes memento cheers Bairstow's troubled tour
A gift of a pair of signed wicketkeeping gloves belonging to his late father has been a happier Ashes moment for Jonny Bairstow

Tasmania thrive with Silk ton, Wade fifty
The Tasmania opener broke his four-year drought without a first-class century as his side moved to 4 for 392 on the second day after the first had been washed out due to rain

SA bowlers leave Queensland reeling after Carey's maiden ton
South Australia wicketkeeper Alex Carey scored his maiden first-class hundred as the Redbacks built a hefty total of 485 before reducing Queensland to 4 for 123 by stumps

Victoria soar with Maxwell's 96
Glenn Maxwell continued his fine Sheffield Shield form with 96 as Victoria went to stumps on 4 for 247 in reply to the Warriors' 243

Australia extend lead despite wobble under lights
England claimed four cheap wickets in the final session after Australia opted not to enforce the follow on but they were still facing a 268-run deficit at the end of day three

England look to Wood as pace deficit starts to tell


South Australia rise with Travis Head's 132
The captain made his sixth first-class century - an aggressive one - to make Queensland fret in the first Sheffield Shield match at Cazaly's Stadium in Cairns

Fawad and Holland bowl Western Australia out for 243
Victoria lost opener Travis Dean off what became the last ball of the day in Melbourne

First day of Tasmania-NSW washed out
The first day of the Sheffield Shield match between Tasmania and New South Wales in Hobart has been abandoned due to heavy rain

Marsh makes his case as England are forced to toil
Shaun Marsh completed his fifth Test hundred as Australia declared on 442 for 8 to pile the pressure onto England

Sutherland confident of day-night Test against India next summer
With Australia slated to play atleast one day-night Test at home every summer, India and Sri Lanka are expected to pink-ball matches when they tour the country next year

Top order wasted starts - Khawaja
Usman Khawaja accepted there was a lingering frustration that Australia's top order had spurned a chance to bat England out of the game

ABC, BBC locked out of Ashes radios
Fans wishing to listen to commercial-free, ball-by-ball radio coverage of the Ashes series at the venue will need to bring their own radios after Cricket Australia froze out the ABC and the BBC

Australia battle through after Root's toss gamble
England managed to take four wickets - including that of Steven Smith for 40 - but Australia had nevertheless built a solid platform after Joe Root's decision to put them in

Overton in running for Test debut
Craig Overton looks set to make his debut in place of Jake Ball in the day-night Test at Adelaide

Aussies in the pink as England face fight to revive fortunes
Jonny Bairstow in the spotlight as England embark on a must-win second Ashes Test under the floodlights at Adelaide

Australia sledging doesn't cross line - Smith
Australia's captain, Steven Smith, has denied his team veered into inappropriate personal territory during their first Test sledging of England's players

We'll maintain sledging assault - Handscomb
The Australia batsman says the level of on-field hostility could be brutal as Australia search for every possible advantage against England in the series

Is Woakes a thug? Australia continue fake news campaign
England have been destabilised by Australian gamesmanship and need to find a solution

Khawaja won't dwell on spin frailties
Although numbers highlight Usman Khawaja's trouble against spinners, the Australia No. 3 is doing his best to not think about it too much as he returns to the scene of one of his finest Test centuries

Come and get me - Lyon says to England
Confident in his abilities as Australia's No. 1 spinner, Nathan Lyon has said he wouldn't mind if the English batsmen come out with a plan of all-out attack against him in Adelaide

Smith extends lead as No. 1 Test batsman, Pujara climbs to No. 2
A substantial knock in the next Test could put the Australia captain in the second position on the on the all-time list of most points accumulated by a Test batsman, only behind Sir Don Bradman

Adelaide pitch 'fastest in Australia' - Lehmann
Australia coach Darren Lehmann said that under lights the pitch at the Adelaide Oval quickens up, and this could fit in well with the team's plans of using the short ball against England

Stokes heads for New Zealand as Ashes frenzy returns
Ben Stokes has been granted permission to play domestic cricket in New Zealand - and that begs more questions than it answers

Queensland fall seven short in thrilling draw
Queensland fell just seven runs short of their target of 297 with three wickets in hand to draw against Western Australia on the fourth day in Perth

Patterson, Cowan claim draw for NSW
Victoria were denied their first win of the season as Ed Cowan, Kurtis Patterson and Sean Abbott helped NSW battle to a draw

Australia's targeted aggression sets the tone
The Australians have laughed off the Jonny Bairstow-Cameron Bancroft incident, but made full of use of it in the middle and are unlikely to stay quiet during this series

'For me personally it was just really weird. It was so random'
How do you define a headbutt? Where did Jonny Bairstow make contact with Cameron Bancroft? And actually a bit of cricket as well. The full transcript of an unusual press conference

Bayliss denies England 'drinking culture' in wake of Bairstow incident
Trevor Bayliss, England's head coach, has promised that his team will receive another "stern talking-to", after confirming that Jonny Bairstow was involved in an altercation with Australia's opening batsman, Cameron Bancroft

Warner and Bancroft seal crushing ten-wicket win
Australia eased to a crushing ten-wicket win in just over an hour's play on the fifth and final morning at the Gabba

'We have to score hundreds' - Moeen
Moeen Ali has admitted England "let themselves down" with the bat in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane

Doggett, Swepson trouble Western Australia in topsy-turvy day
Both teams are in with a shot at victory in Perth after 11 wickets fell on the third day

Holland's five-for sets up Victoria's victory charge
Left-arm spinner Jon Holland's five-wicket haul gave Victoria to platform to inflict a target of 468 on New South Wales

Bairstow 'headbutt' allegations 'blown out of proportion' - Strauss
England's tour has been thrown into turmoil by allegations of another off-field incident involving Jonny Bairstow and Cameron Bancroft

Bird seals Tasmania's first win of the season
The Tasmania bowlers wrapped up a comfortable 142-run win - their first of the season - by taking the last five South Australia wickets in 36.3 overs for 119 runs on the last day at the Adelaide Oval

Smith can be best of modern greats - Ponting
Ricky Ponting believes the Steven Smith can reach record peaks in his career but did caution that things could get tougher for the Australia captain

Warner and Bancroft march Australia towards victory
After Australia scythed through the tail to set a target of 170, the extinguishing of English hope was left to David Warner and Cameron Bancroft

Wildermuth, Labuschagne lead Queensland fightback
They were unbeaten on 95 and 92 to help their side put on 4 for 343 in a mere 81 overs at the WACA ground

Smith hundred 'up there' with his best
Steven Smith said he needed patience and resilience to achieve one of his finest Test hundreds in the face of England's defensive tactics

Holland, Tremain pin down NSW after Maxwell 278
Chris Tremain and Jon Holland took five wickets between them to leave New South Wales at 5 for 125 after Glenn Maxwell's 278 had pushed Victoria to a mammoth 9 for 562

Bailey, quicks leave Tasmania five wickets away from win
Set a daunting target of 386, South Australia ended the third day on 5 for 124 with an entire day to spare at the Adelaide Oval

Buttler joins Sydney Thunder in BBL comeback
The England wicketkeeper-batsman is expected to be available for the first six games of the tournament, before the start of England's limited-overs series against Australia and the tour of New Zealand

Smith epic takes Australia ahead before Hazlewood makes mark
Australia's captain led from the front before England's top order was rattled in a hostile final session to tilt the opening Test the home side's way

It's one of the great Ashes romances!
A swimming pool, a beer or two and an Ashes Test in full swing - what better time to pop the question?

Mitchell Marsh's 141 makes Queensland toil
The Western Australia captain stitched three solid partnerships to steer the total past 300 on the opening day in Perth

Bird's all-round show bolsters Tasmania
Jackson Bird returned to Tasmania's XI for the Shield match and had an impact with a five-for and a crucial 26 that boosted the side's first-innings total

Victoria in charge after Maxwell hammers rapid double-ton
Having lost his place in the squad for the first two Ashes Tests, Glenn Maxwell built a case for himself with a rapid double-century

Smith leads Australia revival to leave Test in the balance
An absorbing Ashes contest will go into the third day with neither side having made a convincing grab for the upper hand

Vince leads the rabble's rebellion
Australian legend Matthew Hayden called England "no-hopers" and insisted he didn't know who James Vince was. You learn something new every day

Doran unbeaten ton rescues Tasmania on opening day
The 20-year old showed plenty of stubbornness as South Australia's attack chipped away at the line-up, en route to taking Tasmania past 200 with a maiden first-class century

Vince makes his name but Australia battle back
Mark Stoneman and James Vince added a century stand for the second wicket as England doused some of Australia's fire in the opening Ashes exchanges

Ferguson joins Sydney Thunder on three-year contract
The 33-year old will leave his former team Melbourne Renegades, with whom he spent three seasons

Time for Australia to quit the trash-talk
The hosts might have to do a quick fact-check about the defending Ashes champions before sparking yet another threat with a "Mitchell Johnson of 2013-14" reference

Smith likens pace trio to Johnson in 2013-14
The Australia captain acknowledges the importance of using Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood in short bursts, but assures that they are more than capable of keeping at it for longer periods

Selection shift 'surprised' Smith - Cowan
Ed Cowan has revealed that Australia captain Steven Smith was surprised at how the national selectors ignored Cricket Australia's directive to choose younger players for the first Ashes Test

History says Australia but new chapter can be written
England have not won at the Gabba in 31 years and few give them a chance on this occasion, but for all the talk Australia are not without their issues

Marsh joins Warner on Australia's injury-watch list
Glenn Maxwell, called in as cover for Warner, will now be on standby for both batsmen

'We've won four of the last five Ashes series' - Root
Joe Root has admitted England were given a "massive shock" by their experiences in Brisbane four years ago but believes it will be different this time

Trashes to Ashes: England find the calm before the storm
Given their imperfect preparation, England are probably just about as well-placed as they could be going into the series

Wyatt's 56-ball century wipes out Australia
Danielle Wyatt recorded the first-ever century by an England batsman in women's T20Is to set up a record chase in the final T20I, a result that had no bearing on Australia's hold on the Ashes

'It could be your career that ends': Prior steps up war of words with Lyon
Matt Prior, the former England wicketkeeper, has stepped up his war of words with Australia's Nathan Lyon

Patience, concentration among Bancroft's strong credentials
A new opening colleague for Warner every summer is becoming a tradition in Australian cricket and Cameron Bancroft comes to the role with strong credentials

Stokes has 'let a lot of people down' - Warner
"At the end of the day he knows he's made a mistake, and it's about him getting the respect back from his players and fellow countrymen," Australia's vice-captain said on Stokes

Warner confident of playing despite 'stiff' neck
Australia's vice-captain is confident he will be fit for the first Ashes Test on Thursday despite facing only two throwdowns in the nets on Tuesday after hurting his neck in a fielding drill

Stokes breaks Twitter silence to increase buzz around recall
Ben Stokes has fired his first shots of the Ashes series to increase speculation that he could be getting ready to make a return to action








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