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Australia spearhead Cummins wants to play all five Ashes Tests

08 August, 2019 4:37 pm 4:37 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Australia paceman Pat Cummins wants to play all five matches in the Ashes series and is looking forward to rejoining the fray in his first Test at Lord’s on Wednesday. The 26-year-old took four for 32 in England’s second innings at Edgbaston as Australia romped to a 251-run victory in the first … Read More



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England’s Anderson ruled out of second Ashes Test

08 August, 2019 4:48 pm 4:48 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – England fast bowler James Anderson has been ruled out of the second Ashes Test due to a calf injury, the country’s cricket board (ECB) said on Tuesday. Anderson, who had struggled to be fit for the series opener against Australia at Edgbaston, pulled up injured on day one of the first test, … Read More



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Smith, Wade centuries put Australia in charge of first Ashes Test

08 August, 2019 2:47 am 2:47 am

BIRMINGHAM (92 News) – Steve Smith hit his second century of the Test match, and Matthew Wade also notched a ton, as Australia seized momentum and opened up a formidable lead over England in the first Test at Edgbaston. Smith (142) became the first player to record twin Ashes hundreds since Matthew Hayden in 2002, … Read More



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Great players always stand up when you need them: Pattinson lauds Smith

08 August, 2019 9:43 am 9:43 am

BIRMINGHAM (92 News) – Australia fast bowler James Pattinson has backed Steve Smith to once again rescue his team with the bat, with the No.4 standing unbeaten on 46 at the end of third day’s play at Edgbaston. Smith, like he has so often over his illustrious Test career, has stood out as Australia’s mainstay … Read More



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Burns maiden ton helps England take initiative in Ashes Test opener

08 August, 2019 11:09 pm 11:09 pm

BIRMINGHAM (Reuters) – Rory Burns smashed an unbeaten maiden Test century as England gained the upper hand in the first Ashes Test by finishing day two on 267-4, trailing Australia by just 17 runs on Friday. Jason Roy’s first Ashes innings never really got going as he was out for 10, before Joe Root benefited … Read More



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Smith century leads Australia recovery in Ashes opener

08 August, 2019 11:44 pm 11:44 pm

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Australia’s Steve Smith struck a superb 144 on his return to the side as they recovered from 122-8 to reach 284 all out against England in the first innings of the first Ashes Test before the hosts saw out two overs unscathed at Edgbaston on Thursday. David Warner, who was banned … Read More



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Australia’s Khawaja, Pattinson confirmed for Ashes opener

07 July, 2019 11:07 am 11:07 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia coach Justin Langer has confirmed James Pattinson and Usman Khawaja are certain starters for the opening Ashes Test in Birmingham. Khawaja passed a fitness Test on Monday after recovering from a hamstring injury and Langer confirmed the left-hander will bat at number three, while fast bowler Pattinson is set to feature … Read More



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England call up Archer for Ashes opener, Stokes reinstated

07 July, 2019 4:16 pm 4:16 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Speedster Jofra Archer received his maiden call-up to the England test squad for the Ashes series opener against Australia while all-rounder Ben Stokes was reappointed Joe Root’s deputy on Saturday.  Barbados-born Archer was one of the standout performers in England’s maiden 50-overs World Cup triumph earlier this month. The 24-year-old, who claimed … Read More



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Anderson injury scare for England ahead of Ashes

07 July, 2019 9:00 am 9:00 am

LONDON (Reuters) – England seamer James Anderson is under an injury cloud ahead of next month’s Ashes series against Australia after he was forced off a County Championship match with a calf injury. The 36-year-old, who has more wickets than any other fast bowler in test cricket with 575, pulled up on his run-up and … Read More



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England’s Bairstow picks World Cup glory over Ashes win

05 May, 2019 1:45 pm 1:45 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – England batsman Jonny Bairstow said he would rather win the 50-overs World Cup than the Ashes series against Australia if he was given the chance to claim only one.  World Cup returns to England and Wales after 20 years and Bairstow said England deserved to win their maiden title after all the … Read More



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