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Root rides luck to lift England

09 September, 2019 10:11 pm 10:11 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Joe Root led a charmed life to make an unbeaten 57 and lead England to 169 for three at tea on the first day of the fifth and final Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval on Thursday. Captain Root was dropped three times in a sloppy fielding performance by the Australians, … Read More

Stokes threat keeps Aussie skipper Paine awake at night

09 September, 2019 7:26 pm 7:26 pm

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – It is nine days since Ben Stokes hit a remarkable 135 not out to win the third Test of the Ashes series at Headingley, and as he prepares for the next instalment, Australia captain Tim Paine said thoughts of how to outwit the England batsman keep him awake at night. England were … Read More

Smith goes from crease to nets ahead of Ashes return

08 August, 2019 9:28 am 9:28 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Steve Smith continued his buildup for the fourth Ashes test by heading straight to the practice nets after being dismissed in Australia’s tour match against Derbyshire. Smith missed Australia’s one-wicket loss to England in the third test at Leeds after he was felled by a Jofra Archer bouncer in the second match … Read More

‘Frustrated’ Khawaja to lead Australia in tour match

08 August, 2019 9:33 am 9:33 am

LEEDS (Reuters) – Under-pressure Australia batsman Usman Khawaja is “frustrated” after failing to convert a number of starts in the Ashes series but insists his batting is in a good place as he looks for form in the tour match against Derbyshire. Khawaja, who will captain Australia in the three-day match while regular skipper Tim … Read More

Denly does hard yards for England to answer critics

08 August, 2019 9:47 am 9:47 am

LEEDS, England (Reuters) – Joe Denly described his gutsy half century to give England hope of saving the third Ashes Test against Australia at Headingley as among the hardest knocks of his career. Denly, 33, had endured a lean series, failing to reach fifty in four innings and averaging 19.4 to come under pressure for … Read More


Ashes 2019: England bowled out for 258 by Australia in Lord’s Test

08 August, 2019 4:25 am 4:25 am

LORD’s – England’s fragile batting again buckled on day two of the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord’s. Opener Rory Burns made a battling 53, only to be part of a collapse of four wickets for 46 runs that left the home side 138-6. England partially recovered through a stand of 72 between Jonny … Read More


Ashes test: Rain prevents first day play at Lords

08 August, 2019 3:19 am 3:19 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The first day of the second Ashes test between England and Australia was rained out at Lord’s on Wednesday without a ball being bowled. Play had finally looked set to get underway after a morning of wet weather, with the umpires calling for a 3:30pm (1430 GMT) start during a dry spell. … Read More