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England’s Stuart Broad is congratulated by teammates after dismissing Australia’s batsman Usman Khawaja. Photograph: Getty Images

Stuart Broad had pitched up at the MCG this week in something of a funk. The big game Ashes hunter had left Perth more burned than the supporters who (...)

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(...)

Tim Paine has not travelled to Melbourne with the rest of Steve Smith’s squad for personal reasons. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Australia’s Tim Paine is a doubt for the St Stephen’s Day Test against England. The wicketkeeper has not travelled to Melbourne with the rest of Steve(...)

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 (...)

England bowler Craig Overton prepares to bowl during the third Ashes cricket Test match in Perth. Photograph: Getty Images

England assistant coach Paul Farbrace refused to criticise his team’s bowlers despite seeing Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh pile on the runs for Australi(...)

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 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(...)

 Australia’s captain Steve Smith reacts during the fourth day of the second Ashes Test. Photograph: David Gray/Inpho

The twilight zone. Though 24 hours later than many expected, England got their moment under lights on the fourth evening in Adelaide and through Joe (...)

James Anderson took five wickets as England bowled Australia out for 138 in Adelaide. Photograph: William West/AFP

Jimmy Anderson does his best work after midnight. Australian time. For cricket fans in this country, the presence of the world’s most productive seam (...)

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