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  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 3rd T20 02-02-2014 01:51 PM

    For ball-by-ball 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 31-01-2014 07:30 PM

    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 five-year 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...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 2nd T20 31-01-2014 01:51 PM

    (For ball-by-ball 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),...
  • Hodge earns recall as Australia look to wrap up T20 series 30-01-2014 09:10 AM

    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 March-April. The 39-year-old, who has been in outstanding form for the Melbourne Stars in the domestic Big Bash League, was called up to replace allrounder Moises Henriques,...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st T20 29-01-2014 01:36 PM

    (For ball-by-ball 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...
  • Injured James Faulkner out of England T20s, SA Test tour 28-01-2014 07:01 AM

    Australia allrounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of the three-match 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 one-day international in Brisbane this month, will also...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 5th ODI 26-01-2014 08:43 AM

    (For ball-by-ball 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...
  • Aussie skipper Michael Clarke back for final England ODI 25-01-2014 04:32 PM

    Sydney: Australian skipper Michael Clarke will return for the final one-day 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 5-0 and taking the first three one-day internationals,...
  • England's first win on Australia tour puts India back on top in ODI rankings 24-01-2014 05:34 PM

    Perth: England have finally beaten Australia on tour by winning the fourth one-day international by 57 runs at the WACA Ground on Friday. England were whitewashed in the Ashes series and lost the one-day series by conceding the first three matches. With a loss on Friday, Australia handed India back...
  • Alastair Cook desperate to stay on as England captain 24-01-2014 04:01 PM

    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 one-day international skipper after his side lost the limited overs series against Australia with Sunday's seven-wicket thrashing in Sydney...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 4th ODI 24-01-2014 08:31 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) England will be battling to avoid another series whitewash in the fourth one-day 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 one-dayer...
  • George Bailey fit to lead new ODI world number one 23-01-2014 12:46 PM

    Stand-in Australian captain George Bailey Thursday shrugged off injury fears and declared himself fit to lead the new world number one side in the fourth one-day international against England. Bailey had been suffering from a hip flexor injury but said he would definitely take over at the match in western...
  • 4th ODI: England stare at another whitewash but rally round Cook 23-01-2014 09:53 AM

    Perth: England will be battling to avoid another series whitewash in the fourth one-day 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 one-dayer in Sydney on Sunday to sweep the series 3-0, with...
  • Bopara backs Alastair Cook as England captain 21-01-2014 09:35 AM

    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 one-day international on Sunday, in which Australia took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, that he would consider...
  • Australia rest stars for final ODIs against England 20-01-2014 10:19 AM

    Melbourne: With the one-day 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, Man-of-the-Match with 71 off 70 balls in Sunday night's emphatic victory, and wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin will skip...
  • Alastair Cook mulls quitting after another England defeat 19-01-2014 08:58 PM

    Alastair Cook is considering his future as England's one-day international captain after his side lost the limited overs series against Australia with Sunday's seven-wicket thrashing in Sydney. England's disastrous tour Down Under continued as they lost their third consecutive ODI after being whitewashed 5-0 in the Ashes series. "I think...
  • Australia beat England by seven wickets in third ODI 19-01-2014 04:41 PM

    Sydney: David Warner and Shaun Marsh smashed fifties to complement their bowlers' efforts as Australia crushed England by seven wickets in the third one-day international in Sydney on Sunday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series. Warner blasted seven boundaries and two sixes in his 71 off...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 3rd ODI, Sydney 19-01-2014 08:26 AM

    (For ball-by-ball 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,...
  • 3rd ODI: Australia look to open England's 'scars' wider 18-01-2014 02:10 PM

    Sydney: Australia will be looking to open England's "scars" and close out the one-day series on Sunday, keeper Brad Haddin said after his team's thrilling one-wicket victory over the luckless tourists in Brisbane. Alastair Cook's men have now lost the opening two one-day internationals which follow their demoralising 5-0 loss...
  • 2nd ODI: Faulkner heroics seal dramatic Australia victory 17-01-2014 05:04 PM

    Brisbane: James Faulkner's sensational late assault powered Australia to a dramatic one-wicket victory over England in the second one-day international in Brisbane on Friday. Crushed 5-0 in the Ashes series and thumped in the first one-dayer in Melbourne, England sensed the chance of securing their first win over Australia on...
  • 2nd ODI, Aus vs Eng: as it happened 17-01-2014 08:28 AM

    (For ball-by-ball 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 50-over format but got off to a bad start by losing the first one-dayer against Australia in Melbourne by six wickets. But the...
  • 2nd ODI: Johnson back to torment as England look to level 16-01-2014 08:57 PM

    Brisbane: England were hoping to redeem their campaign in the 50-over format but got off to a bad start by losing the first one-dayer against Australia in Melbourne by six wickets. But the five-match ODI series gives England a chance to bounce back and draw level here on Friday. The...
  • Struggling bowler Steven Finn welcomes England break 16-01-2014 07:54 PM

    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 24-year-old did not play a part in England's Ashes whitewash defeat and was subsequently left out of the team...
  • Australia to rest Shane Watson for next three ODIs against England 16-01-2014 09:11 AM

    Sydney: Allrounder Shane Watson will take a much-needed break from two upcoming one-day internationals against England, Cricket Australia said Thursday. The 32-year-old 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...
  • Alastair Cook falls to Brett Lee in England's win over PM's XI 14-01-2014 04:55 PM

    Canberra: England captain Alastair Cook's dry summer in Australia continued on Tuesday when he was dismissed second ball in a 50-overs tour match against a Prime Minister's XI. Cook took a single from the first ball he faced after winning the toss and batting at Manuka Oval. But he edged...
  • England beat PM's XI by 172 runs in tour match 14-01-2014 04:15 PM

    Canberra: Another batting failure by England captain Alastair Cook overshadowed his team's 172-run win over a Prime Minister's XI in a 50-over tour match on Tuesday. England finally brought to an end their traumatic run of six straight losses in Australia, embracing their 5-0 defeat in the Ashes series and...
  • 1st ODI: Aaron Finch hundred guides Australia to win 12-01-2014 04:52 PM

    Melbourne: Aaron Finch made his second century in one-day cricket internationals, sharing a 163-run opening partnership with David Warner that lifted Australia to a six-wicket win over England Sunday in the first of a four-match series. Finch made 121 and Warner 65 as Australia, in a carefully measured chase, ran...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 1st ODI 12-01-2014 08:19 AM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Alastair Cook calls correctly and tells Michael Clarke that England will bat first. TEAM NEWS: Australia announced their XI last night. They have left out James Pattinson. England have not included James Tredwell PLAYING XIs: England: 1 Alastair...
  • Alastair Cook ducks questions on Kevin Pietersen's England future 11-01-2014 05:24 PM

    London: England captain Alastair Cook declined on Saturday to offer any assurances to mercurial batsman Kevin Pietersen about his Test future. Smarting from a 5-0 Ashes whitewash, England's misery in Australia was not confined to the field and coach Andy Flower had to issue a statement on Wednesday denying media...
  • England rest Stuart Broad for first two ODIs against Australia 10-01-2014 05:43 PM

    London: Stuart Broad, England's best bowler in their 5-0 Ashes defeat, has been rested for the first two matches of the one-day international series which starts in Melbourne on Sunday. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday that Broad, who took a creditable 21 wickets in the...