England’s Chris Woakes bats during day three of the Fifth Investec Ashes Test match at the Oval. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Australia chiselled out four key England wickets to take control of the fifth and final Ashes test on a slow third day at the Oval on Friday.The hosts(...)

 Michael Clarke of Australia hits out during day two of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at  Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Fortunes can change rapidly in a Test series. Match to match, session to session. Humiliated at Lord’s to the point of ridicule, the Australians have(...)

England’s James Anderson reacts as Australia’s Chris Rogers and Shane Watson  take a run during the first day of the third Ashes testat Old Trafford. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Australia captain Michael Clarke’s century helped ensure yet more Decision Review System controversy was overshadowed on the opening day of the third (...)

James Anderson of England celebrates the final wicket of Brad Haddin. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

James Anderson secured victory for England by 14 runs in the first Investec Ashes Test in a gripping encounter against Australia at Trent Bridge.Tirel(...)

Australia captain Michael Clarke catches Stuart Broad  at slip off the bowling of Ashton Agar, a decision that was not given by umpire Aleem Dar. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

A formidable innings from Ian Bell and a moment of dubious sportsmanship from Stuart Broad left England in control on day three of the first Ashes Te(...)

Australia’s number 11 batsman Ashton Agar  hits out on his way to 98 during day two of the first Ashes Test against Australia  at Trent Bridge. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Australia’s 19-year-old debutant number 11 Ashton Agar transformed the first Ashes Test as he and Phil Hughes rewrote the record books in an astoundin(...)

Australia’s Peter Siddle  celebrates after the dismissal of England’s Matt Prior during the first Ashes cricket Test match at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, England, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

What a day. Exhilarating and exhausting in equal measure - and that just for those watching - England and Australia slugged it out on a day that had b(...)

 England’s Jonny Bairstow  bowled by Mitchell Starc  during the  Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

England had no answer, principally to Peter Siddle, as they were bowled out for 215 on day one of the Ashes at Trent Bridge. A mixture of errant shots(...)

England’s Joe Root leaves the field after being dismissed during the first Ashes cricket test match against Australia at Trent Bridge. Photograph:   Philip Brown/Reuters

The first session of the Ashes ended with honours even as England reached 98 for two by lunch at Trent Bridge. Captain Alastair Cook, who chose to ba(...)

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