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England win fifth Test against Australia to level Ashes series

09 September, 2019 1:16 am 1:16 am

LONDON – England crushed Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Ashes Test on Sunday to level the series at 2-2, ending their historic World Cup-winning season on a high. Victory for the home side at the Oval means the Ashes series ends in a draw for the first time since 1972, although … Read More

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Six-wicket Archer gives England advantage over Australia in final Test

09 September, 2019 11:42 pm 11:42 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Jofra Archer took six wickets as England’s bowlers gave their side a handy lead on the second day of the final Ashes Test, reducing Australia to 225 all out in reply to their own first innings score of 294 at the Oval on Friday. England openers Rory Burns and Joe Denly added … Read More

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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

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Australia defeat England by 185 runs at Old Trafford, retain Ashes

09 September, 2019 3:45 am 3:45 am

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Australia retained the Ashes after beating England by 185 runs at Old Trafford on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the series with just one test remaining. England, who resumed on 18-2, were bowled out for 197 on the final day with Australia seamer Pat Cummins taking four for 43. … Read More

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Australia’s east coast battles more than 100 bushfires, 21 homes dest...

09 September, 2019 11:49 am 11:49 am

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian firefighters battled strong winds and fast-moving blazes on Saturday as they worked to contain out-of-control bushfires that have destroyed at least 21 homes across two states on the country’s east coast. More than 100 fires were burning in the states of Queensland and New South Wales on Saturday, with the nation’s … Read More

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Hazlewood cuts through England as Australia tighten screw in 4th Test

09 September, 2019 11:49 pm 11:49 pm

MANCHESTER (Reuters) – Australian paceman Josh Hazlewood ripped through England with three crucial wickets in the final session to leave Joe Root’s side trailing by 297 runs with five wickets remaining after the third day of the fourth Ashes Test on Friday. England still need 98 runs to avoid following on and that will be … Read More

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Smith says short ball tactic played into his hands

09 September, 2019 8:35 am 8:35 am

LONDON (92 News) – After scoring a sublime 211 at Old Trafford in the fourth Ashes Test, star Australia batsman Steve Smith explained how England may have played into his hands by bowling short. Smith had copped a nasty blow from a Jofra Archer bouncer at Lord’s, which caused him a delayed concussion, forcing him … Read More

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Paine admits to losing sleep thinking about Stokes

09 September, 2019 8:53 am 8:53 am

LONDON (ICC) – England all-rounder Ben Stokes’ incredible innings to snatch a one-wicket victory for the hosts in the third Ashes Test at Headingley still worries Australia captain Tim Paine. The series, which is currently levelled at 1-1, has reached a feverish stage, with the fourth Test at Old Trafford set to receive a sold-out … Read More

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Smith in control as Australia end wet first day on 170-3

09 September, 2019 11:15 pm 11:15 pm

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Steve Smith continued his outstanding Ashes form, striking an unbeaten 60 as Australia recovered from another failure by their openers to reach 170-3 at the close of the rain-affected first day of the fourth Test against England at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Rain caused a delay of over two hours after … Read More

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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

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‘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

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How the World Cup final inspired ‘village cricketer’ Leach

08 August, 2019 9:00 am 9:00 am

LONDON (92 News) – Jack Leach, who played an integral role in England’s spectacular run chase against Australia in the third Ashes Test, said that the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 final had inspired him and given him hope for an improbable win in the Headingley game. Leach, who came in at No.11 with … Read More

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Splendid century by Stokes levels Ashes series in dramatic fashion

08 August, 2019 1:07 am 1:07 am

LEEDS, England (Reuters) – An extraordinary 135 not out from Ben Stokes earned England an exhilarating one-wicket victory in the third Ashes test on Sunday to level the series against Australia at 1-1, with the home side chasing down a record target of 359 in dramatic fashion. Starting the day looking to prevent Australia from … Read More

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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

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Australia in command after blowing England away in first innings of 3rd Tes...

08 August, 2019 11:53 pm 11:53 pm

LEEDS, England (Reuters) – Australia are closing in on the victory that will see them retain the Ashes after opening up a 194-run lead over England on day two of the third Test at Headingley, in command at tea on 82-3 in their second innings. The tourists, who lead the five-match series 1-0, rattled through … Read More

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