Ashes 2013

  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 3rd T20 February 2, 2014

    For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Australia win the toss and opt to bat. TEAM NEWS: Chris Jordan makeh is T20 debut for England, who have also included allrounder Ben Stokes in the eleven. Michael Lumb and James Tredwell sit out. Australia have replaced...
  • Andy Flower steps down as England cricket coach January 31, 2014

    Andy Flower quit as head coach of England's Test team on Friday in the wake of a humiliating Ashes whitewash by Australia, ending a fiveyear reign in which he oversaw the most successful period in the national side's recent history. The Zimbabwean said in a statement released by the England and...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 2nd T20 January 31, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) England have won the toss and opted to bat in the second Twenty 20. The first T20 at Hobart was an absolute thriller, which went Australia's way. Teams: Australia (Playing XI): Cameron White, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, George Bailey(c), Brad Hodge,...
  • Hodge earns recall as Australia look to wrap up T20 series January 30, 2014

    Sydney:Veteran batsman Brad Hodge was Thursday recalled to Australia's Twenty20 squad, boosting his chances of playing in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh in MarchApril. The 39yearold, who has been in outstanding form for the Melbourne Stars in the domestic Big Bash League, was called up to replace allrounder Moises Henriques, who...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st T20 January 29, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Australia captain George Bailey won the toss and opted to bat against England in the first Twenty20 in Hobart. After a closely fought ODI series, Australia and England shift their focus to the shortest format of the game. Playing XI:...
  • Injured James Faulkner out of England T20s, SA Test tour January 28, 2014

    Australia allrounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of the threematch Twenty20 series against England due to a knee injury, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Tuesday. Faulkner, whose brilliant unbeaten 69 lifted Australia to an unlikely victory over England in the second oneday international in Brisbane this month, will also miss...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 5th ODI January 28, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) TOSS: Australia win the toss and decide to bat. TEAM NEWS: Australia have benched Daniel Christian, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Steve Smith. England have brought in Joe Root for Ballance. PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke...
  • Aussie skipper Michael Clarke back for final England ODI January 25, 2014

    Sydney: Australian skipper Michael Clarke will return for the final oneday match against England Sunday, with coach Darren Lehmann warning the tourists will have gained confidence from their first win against the home team. After dominating England this summer, winning the Ashes 50 and taking the first three oneday internationals, Australia...
  • England's first win on Australia tour puts India back on top in ODI rankings January 24, 2014

    Perth: England have finally beaten Australia on tour by winning the fourth oneday international by 57 runs at the WACA Ground on Friday. England were whitewashed in the Ashes series and lost the oneday series by conceding the first three matches. With a loss on Friday, Australia handed India back the...
  • Alastair Cook desperate to stay on as England captain January 24, 2014

    Alastair Cook has said he is desperate to stay on as England captain after hinting he may quit earlier in the week. Cook said he was considering his future as England's oneday international skipper after his side lost the limited overs series against Australia with Sunday's sevenwicket thrashing in Sydney on...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 4th ODI January 24, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) England will be battling to avoid another series whitewash in the fourth oneday game against Australia on Friday, and are rallying round their beleaguered captain. Australia triumphed by seven wickets with 10 overs to spare in the third onedayer in Sydney...
  • George Bailey fit to lead new ODI world number one January 23, 2014

    Standin Australian captain George Bailey Thursday shrugged off injury fears and declared himself fit to lead the new world number one side in the fourth oneday international against England. Bailey had been suffering from a hip flexor injury but said he would definitely take over at the match in western Australia...
  • 4th ODI: England stare at another whitewash but rally round Cook January 23, 2014

    Perth: England will be battling to avoid another series whitewash in the fourth oneday game against Australia on Friday, and are rallying round their beleaguered captain. Australia triumphed by seven wickets with 10 overs to spare in the third onedayer in Sydney on Sunday to sweep the series 30, with Alastair...
  • Bopara backs Alastair Cook as England captain January 21, 2014

    Perth: Allrounder Ravi Bopara says Alastair Cook is still the best man to captain England and still has the full support of the dressing room. Cook indicated after the third oneday international on Sunday, in which Australia took an unassailable 30 lead in the fivematch series, that he would consider stepping...
  • Australia rest stars for final ODIs against England January 20, 2014

    Melbourne: With the oneday series already won, Australia announced that several stars will miss one or both of the remaining matches against England in Perth next Friday and Adelaide. Leading runmakers David Warner, ManoftheMatch with 71 off 70 balls in Sunday night's emphatic victory, and wicketkeeperbatsman Brad Haddin will skip the...
  • Alastair Cook mulls quitting after another England defeat January 19, 2014

    Alastair Cook is considering his future as England's oneday international captain after his side lost the limited overs series against Australia with Sunday's sevenwicket thrashing in Sydney. England's disastrous tour Down Under continued as they lost their third consecutive ODI after being whitewashed 50 in the Ashes series. "I think English...
  • Australia beat England by seven wickets in third ODI January 19, 2014

    Sydney: David Warner and Shaun Marsh smashed fifties to complement their bowlers' efforts as Australia crushed England by seven wickets in the third oneday international in Sydney on Sunday to take an unassailable 30 lead in the fivematch series. Warner blasted seven boundaries and two sixes in his 71 off just...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 3rd ODI, Sydney January 19, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opt to bat against Australia. England would be hoping to bounce back against Australia in the third ODI in Sydney and keep the ODI series alive. Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Michael Clarke(c), Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Christian,...
  • 3rd ODI: Australia look to open England's 'scars' wider January 18, 2014

    Sydney: Australia will be looking to open England's "scars" and close out the oneday series on Sunday, keeper Brad Haddin said after his team's thrilling onewicket victory over the luckless tourists in Brisbane. Alastair Cook's men have now lost the opening two oneday internationals which follow their demoralising 50 loss in...
  • 2nd ODI: Faulkner heroics seal dramatic Australia victory January 17, 2014

    Brisbane: James Faulkner's sensational late assault powered Australia to a dramatic onewicket victory over England in the second oneday international in Brisbane on Friday. Crushed 50 in the Ashes series and thumped in the first onedayer in Melbourne, England sensed the chance of securing their first win over Australia on the...
  • 2nd ODI, Aus vs Eng: as it happened January 17, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: England opt to bat against Australia. England were hoping to redeem their campaign in the 50over format but got off to a bad start by losing the first onedayer against Australia in Melbourne by six wickets. But the fivematch ODI series...
  • 2nd ODI: Johnson back to torment as England look to level January 16, 2014

    Brisbane: England were hoping to redeem their campaign in the 50over format but got off to a bad start by losing the first onedayer against Australia in Melbourne by six wickets. But the fivematch ODI series gives England a chance to bounce back and draw level here on Friday. The...
  • Struggling bowler Steven Finn welcomes England break January 16, 2014

    London: Fast bowler Steven Finn admitted on Thursday that he needed a break from cricket after being sent home from England's tour of Australia to work on his bowling action. The 24yearold did not play a part in England's Ashes whitewash defeat and was subsequently left out of the team that...
  • Australia to rest Shane Watson for next three ODIs against England January 16, 2014

    Sydney: Allrounder Shane Watson will take a muchneeded break from two upcoming oneday internationals against England, Cricket Australia said Thursday. The 32yearold rediscovered his batting touch during the Ashes series and has been key to Australia's latest success. He is scheduled to play in Friday's second ODI in Brisbane but was out...