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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


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


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