ASHES 2010

  • Ashes fifth Test in pics January 8, 2011

    Andrew Strauss, right, holds the Ashes urn as he celebrates with Paul Collingwood after winning the 5th Ashes Test. (AP Photo)The Barmy Army support the English cricket team on the fifth day of play. (AP Photo)Kevin Pietersen, right, shows the Crystal urn to the Barmy Army after winning the 5th Ashes Test. (AP Photo)
  • Prior feels Eng can stay unbeaten in Aus December 13, 2010

    Sydney: England could go through the entire tour of Australia unbeaten according to wicketkeeper Matt Prior, who scored a century to help the tourists grind out a draw against state side Victoria over the weekend. England have won three and drawn three of their matches since they arrived in Perth at...
  • Eng behind in Ashes warmup vs Victoria December 11, 2010

    Melbourne: England's bowling trio looking to replace the injured Stuart Broad failed to take a wicket on Saturday as Victoria took an overall lead of 310 runs into the final day of its threeday tour match against England. Victoria reached 2786 at stumps following some strong hitting by tailenders Clint McKay...
  • Warne returning to save Aus in Ashes? December 7, 2010

    London: Australia's humiliating innings defeat to England in the second Ashes Test has led to British bookmakers offering odds that Aussie spin great Shane Warne will end his fouryear retirement from the international game before the series ends. William Hill bookmaker is offering odds of 61 that Warne steps down from...
  • Draw will give us hope in series: Hussey December 6, 2010

    Adelaide: Australia batsman Mike Hussey says his side could get a psychological edge over England if it can force a draw in the second Test at Adelaide. Hussey battled to put on 104 runs with Michael Clarke before his vicecaptain fell to Monday's last delivery from Kevin Pietersen, meaning that England...
  • Pietersen says his lean patch is over December 5, 2010

    London: Kevin Pietersen, who roared back to form with an unbeaten 213 during the second Ashes Test on Sunday, feels the innings has put an end to his lean trot that briefly cost him a place in the oneday side. It was Pietersen's first hundred for England after 19 months. Pietersen, after...
  • Pietersen learns to shift gears and score December 5, 2010

    Adelaide: England's Kevin Pietersen is a past master at batting in top gear but it was learning to shift down that helped him end a long lean spell with a double century in the second Ashes Test on Sunday. The 30yearold, one of the most talented batsmen in the game, had...
  • Australia in a selfcreated mess: Watson December 5, 2010

    Adelaide: Australia have only themselves to blame for their parlous position in the second Ashes Test against England in Adelaide, opener Shane Watson said on Sunday. Australia face the gruelling prospect of having to bat out for a draw after England, led by Kevin Pietersen's unbeaten double century, were 306 runs...
  • Katich expected to bat despite sore heel December 5, 2010

    Adelaide: Australia opener Simon Katich is expected to play despite an injured Achilles' tendon when the hosts begin their second innings of the second Ashes Test against England. The tourists reached 5514 on Sunday, 306 runs ahead of Australia after no play was possible following the tea interval due to rain. With...
  • Cook rises from the Ashes to deliver December 4, 2010

    Adelaide: England opener Alastair Cook's 438 runs in three innings has made him the dominant player of the Ashes series so far, making it hard to believe that 14 weeks ago he was fighting for his place in the team. Cook, who has scored 67, 235 not out and 136 not...
  • Strauss okay with 'responsible' tweeting December 2, 2010

    Adelaide: England skipper Andrew Strauss presented a straight bat to questions about batsman Kevin Pietersen's undiplomatic tweeting on Thursday, saying it was a good thing all his players were not as boring as their captain. Pietersen branded Adelaide ground staff "pathetic" on his twitter feed on Wednesday after they failed to...
  • Strauss warns Eng not to be complacent December 2, 2010

    Adelaide: England must keep their feet firmly on the ground despite having effectively batted Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson out of the Ashes series, skipper Andrew Strauss said on Thursday. Johnson, the 2009 cricketer of the year, was dropped from the Australia side for the second Test, which begins in Adelaide on...
  • Adelaide groundstaff pathetic: Pietersen December 1, 2010

    Sydney: Batsman Kevin Pietersen labelled groundstaff at Australia's Adelaide Oval "pathetic" after England's practice session was forced indoors due to rain just two days before the start of the second Ashes Test. The former captain was unhappy that the nets were uncovered for a period during afternoon showers on Wednesday and...
  • Flower proud of spirited England fightback November 30, 2010

    Adelaide: England cricket coach Andy Flower on Tuesday praised his team's dogged fightback in the first Ashes Test against Australia and hopes it gives the team a psychological edge in the second Test starting on Friday. Flower said watching Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott form a record partnership to put England...
  • Flower supports referring dubious catches November 30, 2010

    Adelaide: England coach Andy Flower on Tuesday gave his backing to the controversial TV referral system for adjudicating suspect catches in international cricket. Flower is at odds with Ricky Ponting, who was annoyed that England opener Alastair Cook refused to walk after the Australian skipper took what he claimed was a...
  • 1st Ashes Test: Eng in battle of survival November 27, 2010

    Brisbane: England were battling to save going one down in the Ashes series after Mike Hussey and Brad Haddin posted centuries to give Australia a massive 221run lead in the first Gabba Test. Hussey registered his highest Test score of 195 and Haddin contributed 136 in a Gabba record stand...
  • 1st Test: Eng end day three 202 runs behind November 27, 2010

    Brisbane: England survived tense final overs on day three of the first Test at the Gabba, reaching 190, but are still 202 runs adrift of Australia. Andrew Strauss is eleven not out and Alastair Cook has six. Strauss was struck on the pad to the first delivery of the innings from...
  • Siddle gives himself a hattrick present November 26, 2010

    Brisbane: Peter Siddle says he got the perfect birthday present as he claimed a hattrick on his way to careerbest figures of 654 on the opening day of the first Ashes Test against England on Thursday. Siddle had woken up on the morning of his 26th birthday to a barrage of...
  • 1st Test: Aus recover to 220/5 at stumps November 26, 2010

    Brisbane: A gritty 81 not out by Michael Hussey and his unbroken sixthwicket partnership of 77 runs with Brad Haddin prevented an Australian collapse on the second day of the first Test on Friday. The hosts lost four wickets in the afternoon session but recovered to 220/5 when rain forced...
  • England look to bury the Gabba ghost November 24, 2010

    Brisbane: England will be vying to replicate their Lord's performance in last year's Asheswinning series to end a 24year losing streak against Australia at the Gabba, skipper Andrew Strauss said on Wednesday. England have not won a Test in Brisbane since Mike Gatting's team prevailed by seven wickets six tours ago...
  • Cook has personal point to prove November 23, 2010

    Brisbane: England opener Alastair Cook knows he has a personal point to prove heading into the Ashes series this week, with the statistics showing all too clearly the problems he has had against Australia's bowlers. Despite a gutsy century in the third Test of the 200607 series, the 25yearold lefthander boasts...
  • Warne terms axing Hauritz 'harsh' November 20, 2010

    Sydney: Shane Warne criticised Australia's selectors on Saturday for ditching offspinner Nathan Hauritz for the first Ashes Test against England. Hauritz had been under pressure since taking a hammering on the recent tour of India but still enjoyed the backing of Warne, who said the selectors had erred by preferring leftarmer...
  • Hussey's timely ton may save his Ashes spot November 19, 2010

    Sydney: Under pressure Mike Hussey scored a timely century on Friday to probably save his Test spot in the Australian side for next week's Ashes opener against England in Brisbane. The experienced lefthander hit 118 off 160 balls with 15 fours and two sixes to put Western Australia in the box...
  • Bowlers hold Ashes key, says Waqar November 19, 2010

    Abu Dhabi: Legendary paceman and Pakistan coach Waqar Younis on Friday said bowlers hold the key in the forthcoming Ashes, with Australia having an edge over England in the attack. "Whoever bowls well will win the Ashes and with four good seamers, Australia hold a slight edge over England," Waqar, whose...
  • Botham fires a salvo at 'poor' Australia November 18, 2010

    London: Australia are a poor side and could be ripe for the picking by England in the Ashes series starting next week, according to former England skipper and allrounder Ian Botham. Botham, who played in the last English side to win an Ashes series on Australian soil in 198687, told the...
  • England's unique Ashes training November 16, 2010

    Journalists were involved in England's Ashes preparation as they were invited to be part of English team's training. ...
  • Hauritz hopes to be in Ashes playing XI November 16, 2010

    Sydney: Australian offspinner Nathan Hauritz has backed himself to play in next week's first Ashes cricket Test against England, saying he's a better bowler than his immediate rival for selection, Xavier Doherty. Haurtiz, leftarmer Doherty and legspinner Steve Smith were all included on Monday in a 17man Australian squad for the...
  • McKay in for Starc as AusA take on Eng November 15, 2010

    Sydney: Clint McKay has been called up as a replacement for injured fast bowler Mitchell Starc in the Australia A team to play England in this week's Ashes tour match in Hobart, selectors said. Starc, who played a starring role along with McKay in Australia's oneday international win over Sri Lanka...