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Wed 18 Sep 2019

Ponting reveals Ashes series regrets

Ponting reveals Ashes series regrets

Aussie legend Ricky Ponting and former English captain Nasser Hussain have dissected where the 2019 Ashes were retained and lost.

Tue 17 Sep 2019

‘Summer of Smith’: How Aussies retained the Ashes

premium_icon ‘Summer of Smith’: How Aussies retained the Ashes

Seven weeks and five Tests of thrills, spills and of drama ended with Australia putting the urn in their hand luggage for the trip home. Relive the epic series.

Aussie coach’s post-Ashes warning

Aussie coach’s post-Ashes warning

As Australia partied with the Ashes urn, Justin Langer looked glum, unable to escape an opportunity missed and uncertain future.

Healy fires Aussies to series win in West Indies

premium_icon Healy fires Aussies to series win in West Indies

Australia one win away from a clean sweep in their tour of West Indies after Alyssa Healy helped put the tourists 2-0 in the T20 series with one match to play.

Warner let Broad ‘get in his head’

Warner let Broad ‘get in his head’

Stuart Broad haunted David Warner’s mind throughout the Ashes and now the former vice-captain is one of many concerns in Australia’s unsettled top six.

Mon 16 Sep 2019

Head to miss SA’s one-day opener

premium_icon Head to miss SA’s one-day opener

Axed Test batsman Travis Head has copped a second blow in a week with Cricket Australia asking that he be rested from opening Marsh Cup games.

Classy scenes from Ashes dressing room

Classy scenes from Ashes dressing room

Even on the final day of the 2019 Ashes, Australian and England stars were at each others’ throats. It was a very different scene in the dressing rooms.

Where should axe fall after Ashes batting flops?

premium_icon Where should axe fall after Ashes batting flops?

Aside from Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, no Australian top six batsmen can feel truly secure in their position in the side.

Archer ‘thought he could rip my head off’

premium_icon Archer ‘thought he could rip my head off’

Matthew Wade and Jofra Archer spiced up The Oval with a war of words and glaring contest.

Ponting reveals Aussie Test XI locks

Ponting reveals Aussie Test XI locks

Aussie legend Ricky Ponting has made a tough call on four Ashes heroes, identifying just seven players as “locks” for the First Test of the summer.

Paine savours moment but challenges side to improve

premium_icon Paine savours moment but challenges side to improve

Tim Paine is “thrilled” to be taking the urn home, but a drawn series and the over-reliance on a few key individuals leaves room for improvements.

The genius of Smith finally silences English boos

premium_icon The genius of Smith finally silences English boos

Steve Smith left the field at The Oval to the standing ovation his talent and resolve deserved.

Ashes ratings: Best since Bradman, worst in history

premium_icon Ashes ratings: Best since Bradman, worst in history

From the superhuman efforts of a genuine great, to the supersub who became a Test lock via a sub-par collective effort from an entire top order.

Australia’s incredible 113-year low

Australia’s incredible 113-year low

AUSTRALIA'S Ashes finished on a bittersweet note and one problem area throughout the series was brutally exposed again at The Oval.

Warner debacle officially worst ever

Warner debacle officially worst ever

DAVID Warner hit an unprecedented low Test cricket has never seen before as the Aussie opener finished the Ashes on a disastrous note.

Smith moment shows everything’s changed

Smith moment shows everything’s changed

Steve Smith started the English summer as a villain but he finishes it a hero, as one heartwarming moment in the final Ashes Test proved.

Spoils shared but no love lost in final Ashes conflict

premium_icon Spoils shared but no love lost in final Ashes conflict

Mathew Wade and Jofra Archer spiced up The Oval with an ongoing war of words, as England won a late battle despite Australia retaining the Ashes.

Sun 15 Sep 2019

‘Shut him up’: Legend’s scathing whack

‘Shut him up’: Legend’s scathing whack

Cricket legend Ian Chappell has issued a stunning rebuke to Australia’s cricketers for their incessant chatter and sledging.

‘You little pr*ck’: Banter heats up at the Oval

premium_icon ‘You little pr*ck’: Banter heats up at the Oval

Frustrations surfaced at the Oval with some tense exchanges but both teams were adamant nobody crossed the line.

Ashes commentator’s live on air F-bomb

Ashes commentator’s live on air F-bomb

In his final ever Test commentating for Sky Sports, an England legend made the cardinal sin of not realising his microphone was still on.

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