The Ashes 2013

  • England will go after Aussies with bounce, says Nasser Hussain 23-09-2013 11:23 PM

    London: Australia's batsmen could be fed a diet of bouncers after England named Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Chris Tremlett and Boyd Rankin in their Ashes squad on Monday, said former Test player Nasser Hussain. The tall quartet of pacemen are all capable of bowling at speeds in excess of 90-mph...
  • The Ashes: Monty Panesar in England squad after drunken incident 23-09-2013 05:07 PM

    London: England selectors forgave players for drunken incidents by naming them on Monday in the squad heading to Australia in search for a fourth straight Ashes victory. Spinner Monty Panesar is in the 17-man travelling party despite last month being fined by police for drunk and disorderly conduct - urinating...
  • Australia could have lost Ashes 5-0, says Stuart Broad 19-09-2013 08:35 PM

    London: England fast bowler Stuart Broad on Thursday dismissed claims by Australia coach Darren Lehmann that the tourists were unlucky to lose this year's Ashes series. Lehmann said after England's 3-0 victory that Australia could have won at least two Tests, after the third Test at Old Trafford fell victim...
  • James Anderson defends Broad, terms critics as hypocrites 04-09-2013 06:14 PM

    Salford, Lancashire: England Test bowling spearhead James Anderson has defended his Ashes-winning team-mate Stuart Broad in the walking controversy that sullied the recent win over Australia, saying that many of the former cricketers who criticised the allrounder were hypocrites. "Without dragging it up - the stuff about walking - I...
  • Pacer Harris keen to continue despite sore hamstring 29-08-2013 11:09 AM

    Sydney: After bowling in four successive Tests for the first time in his career, Australia paceman Ryan Harris is not about to let the small matter of a sore hamstring stop him from playing. The pick of Australia's bowlers in the 3-0 defeat in the Ashes series, the 33-year-old returned...
  • Australian media target Broad in Ashes hype 29-08-2013 10:51 AM

    Sydney: Less than a week after England sealed a 3-0 Ashes win, Australians are turning their attention to the return visit of Alastair Cook's side by painting fast bowler Stuart Broad as a cartoon villain. Broad controversially refused to walk during the first Test in England after he was given...
  • England players apologise for urinating on pitch 28-08-2013 01:22 PM

    London: England's cricketers have apologised after team members were seen urinating on the pitch at The Oval as they celebrated the Ashes series victory over Australia on Sunday. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the team responded to criticism by accepting "we got carried away (in) the euphoria of winning...
  • Shane Warne slams English cricketers' urinating antics 27-08-2013 08:59 PM

    London: Spin legend Shane Warne has termed "ordinary and arrogant" the three top England players' alleged act of urinating on the pitch at The Oval here hours after the fifth and final Ashes Test ended on Sunday night. The allegations, which originated from Australian journalists who were at the press...
  • ECB to investigate England players urinating on Oval pitch 27-08-2013 07:50 PM

    London: An investigation has been launched into reports that three top England players allegedly urinated on the pitch at The Oval here hours after the fifth and final Ashes Test ended on Sunday night. The allegations, which originated from Australian journalists who were at the press box as darkness enveloped...
  • Swann says urinating on Oval pitch 'nothing untoward' 27-08-2013 09:21 AM

    London: England spin bowler Graeme Swann on Tuesday confessed that some of his team-mates may have urinated on the Oval pitch during late-night celebrations toasting their Ashes victory. Australian journalists earlier reported seeing three England players - swing-bowler James Anderson, batsman Kevin Pietersen and fast bowler Stuart Broad - relieving...
  • England coach Andy Flower wants changes to light rules 26-08-2013 05:31 PM

    London: England coach Andy Flower has called on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to change the regulations regarding bad light after his side narrowly missed out on a dramatic victory in the final Ashes Test on Sunday. Chasing 227 after a bold declaration from Australia captain Michael Clarke, England were...
  • Darren Lehmann vows to learn from Stuart Broad bust-up 26-08-2013 03:55 PM

    London: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has promised to learn from the Ashes controversy sparked by his scathing attack on England pacer Stuart Broad. Lehmann, speaking in a radio interview last week, accused Broad of "blatant cheating" following the pace bowler's decision not to walk after edging a catch at Trent...
  • England leapfrog India to 2nd place in ICC Test ranking 26-08-2013 10:24 AM

    Dubai: A draw in the fifth and final Test of Ashes series helped England leapfrog India to move into second position in the latest ICC Test Team Ranking chart, which is still headed by South Africa. England entered the series in third position with 112 ratings points. However, after taking...
  • England celebrate Ashes triumph by urinating on The Oval pitch 26-08-2013 09:32 AM

    London: England cricketers have caused yet another storm after being spotted urinating on the Oval pitch after their Ashes Series victory. According to reports in England players celebrated their third successive Ashes triumph by urinating on the pitch. After England cemented their 3-0 series triumph against Michael Clarkes's men, players...
  • England can improve, says Ashes-winner Anderson 26-08-2013 09:01 AM

    James Anderson said he expected England to be even better in the return Ashes in Australia later this year after they wrapped up a 3-0 series win with a controversial final Test draw at The Oval on Sunday. England, bidding to win four Tests in a home Ashes for the...
  • Bad light robs England of 'thrilling' win: Press 26-08-2013 08:56 AM

    Britain's press on Monday bemoaned the bad light which ended England's "thrilling march" towards victory in the final Ashes Test, but celebrated a victorious summer. Winning captain Alastair Cook, who has been on the receiving end of criticism over his perceived conservatism, came in for praise but some of Fleet...
  • Michael Clarke's warning to umpire ends bitter Ashes 26-08-2013 08:38 AM

    Skipper Michael Clarke told umpire Aleem Dar not to touch him as the fifth and final Ashes Test ended in an acrimonious draw, Australian media revealed Monday. Clarke's exchange with the umpires hit the headlines after bad light ended England's dramatic late bid to run down the target set by...
  • Michael Clarke takes positives from dramatic draw 26-08-2013 08:25 AM

    Michael Clarke insists Australia's defiant effort in the drawn fifth Test against England proves they are ready to mount a strong challenge to regain the Ashes. Clarke's team were beaten 3-0 in the five-Test series, failing to win a single Test in an Ashes series for the first time since...
  • England are tough nut to crack, says Alastair Cook 26-08-2013 08:22 AM

    London: England captain Alastair Cook has warned Australia that his Ashes winners will prove a tough nut to crack when the bitter rivalry resumes later this year. Cook's team concluded their dominant 3-0 series win over the Australians with a dramatic draw in the fifth Test at The Oval on...
  • England win Ashes 3-0 after 5th Test ends in a dramatic draw 26-08-2013 01:11 AM

    London: England came close to pulling off a surprise victory over Australia in the fifth and final Test on Sunday but had to settle for a draw when umpires stopped play because of bad light. Play came to a halt in the gloom of a London evening at The Oval...
  • As it happened, England vs Australia: 5th Test, day 5 25-08-2013 03:18 PM

    Click here for live updates from the Oval England innings: End of over 40: England needed 21 runs off the last four overs when bad light stopped play, ending the fifth and last Test in a draw, giving England 3-0 series win. England 206 for 5 End of over 36:...
  • Graham Gooch defends England go-slow in Ashes finale 25-08-2013 10:58 AM

    Batting coach Graham Gooch defended England's go-slow tactics in the fifth and final Test as Australia's James Faulkner warned the return Ashes 'Down Under' later this year would be "played on our terms". England, who've already retained the Ashes, were all but assured of a 3-0 series win after Saturday's...
  • Faulkner issues warning to 'boring' England 25-08-2013 10:53 AM

    London: Australia debutant James Faulkner warned England they'd be in for a "hell of a challenge" in the return Ashes 'Down Under' later this year as he castigated their go-slow approach in the fifth Test at The Oval. England, who've already retained the Ashes, were all but assured of a...
  • 5th Test: Rain fades Australia's hope of consolation win 24-08-2013 08:45 PM

    London: Rain has wiped out day four of the fifth Test between England and Australia at the Oval. No play at all was possible on Saturday, seriously hindering Australia's hopes of a consolation victory in a series in which it trails 3-0. With a saturated outfield and no prospect of...
  • As it happened, England vs Australia: 5th Ashes Test, day 4 24-08-2013 03:27 PM

    Click here for live updates from the Oval England innings: Day 3 Roundup: England moved to 247 for 4 at stumps on Friday at the Oval, ending day three of the fifth Test 245 runs behind Australia. ...
  • Persistent Australia keep England under pressure 23-08-2013 11:28 PM

    London: England moved to 247 for n4 at stumps on Friday at the Oval, ending day three of the fifth Test 245 runs behind Australia. Ian Bell and Chris Woakes were unbeaten on 29 and 14 respectively, leaving the hosts needing another 46 to avoid following on. Joe Root was...
  • The Ashes, 5th Test Day 3: As it happened 23-08-2013 03:08 PM

    Click here for live updates from the Oval England innings: End of over 116: England reached 247 for 4 at stumps on day three, with Ian Bell (29*) and Chris Woakes (15*) still at the wicket. Mitchell Starc took two wickets for the visitors while Ryan Harris and Nathan Lyon...
  • Steven Smith relieved after maiden Test ton 23-08-2013 11:00 AM

    London: Steven Smith's maiden Test hundred ensured Australia maintained their grip on the Ashes finale at The Oval on Thursday. Smith's 138 not out powered Australia to an imposing first innings total of 492 for 9 declared on the second day as they sought a consolation win after England had...
  • Geoffrey Boycott slams slow England over-rate 23-08-2013 08:21 AM

    London: England great Geoffrey Boycott accused Alastair Cook's men of "poor cricket" as the over-rate slowed to a crawl on the second day of the fifth and final Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval on Thursday. Hosts England may have already won the series at 3-0 up but they...
  • Australia coach Lehmann fined for Broad comments 23-08-2013 08:11 AM

    London: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been fined 20 percent of his match fee for "inappropriate comments" about England's Stuart Broad made ahead of the fifth Ashes Test, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Thursday. Lehmann, who had accused Broad of "blatant cheating" and called on Australia's fans to...