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Steve Smith’s century secured a draw for Australia in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne. Photograph: Julian Smith/EPA

There was still no way past Steve Smith. The pitch may have been as docile as a lamb yet it still required wonderful concentration from Australia’s ph(...)

England’s Alastair Cook at the end of the third day of the fourth Ashes Test match in Melbourne. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

It was back to business for Alastair Cook on the third day. He batted for another six and a-half hours, posting the highest score against Australia at(...)

Alastair Cook of England is congratulated by Joe Root as he celebrates reaching his century. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

This was how it was supposed to be from the start with the senior citizens showing the way. Sadly it took until the second day of the Melbourne Test f(...)

Australia’s David Warner celebrates reaching his century during the first day of the fourth Ashes cricket test match. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

It was a curate’s egg of a day. In the first session Australia raced to 102-0, 83 of which came from David Warner’s bat; in the second they were becal(...)

Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh of Australia celebrate after Australia regained the Ashes. Photo: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

It did not just go wrong on a pavement in Bristol in the early hours of September 25th. The first and most obvious reason why Australia have regained (...)

 Australia celebrate Pat Cummins’ wicket of England’s Stuart Broad for duck on day five of the third Ashes Test at the WACA ground in Perth. Photograph: PA

A bizarre final day of Ashes cricket at the Waca came to a close in the most predictable manner. Australia, by winning this Test by an innings and 41 (...)

Australian captain Steve Smith celebrates after reaching his 200 on day three of the third Ashes cricket Test match at the WACA ground in Perth. Photograph: Getty Images

Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh’s triple-century stand piled on the Perth misery to leave England on the brink of losing the Ashes. Joe Root’s men muster(...)

Joe Root has denied there is a rift between James Anderson and the England coaches. Photograph: Paul Kane/Getty

Joe Root moved to quell suggestions of a rift between Jimmy Anderson and the coaching staff on the eve of his side’s crucial third Test with Australia(...)

Joe Root and Steve Smith after Australia’s second Test win in Adelaide. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty

1) England’s failure to seize key moments proves critical England have not been pulverised as they were in 2013-14. Theirs is a different kind of pai(...)

The sun sets over the Adelaide Oval on day four of the second Ashes Test. Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Australia 442-8dec and 138 all out; England 227 all out and 176-4 After England’s traumas of the first two and half days it was remarkable that as th(...)

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