Finn leads England to victory

Aug 1, 2015

Finn leads England to victory

Once known for hitting the stumps at the wrong end as he ran in to bowl, Steven Finn made a triumphant return to test cricket at Edgbaston, extracting maximum bounce and spearheading England to an eight-wicket victory Friday over Australia in the third Ashes ...

Nevill, Johnson help Australia force third day

Jul 31, 2015

Nevill, Johnson help Australia force third day

Australia held on to force the third Ashes test into a third day, limping to stumps at 168-7 in the second innings for a 23-run lead on Thursday. At 111-6 with 27 overs left in the day, the match looked like it would be ...

England dominates on opening day of third Ashes test

Jul 30, 2015

England dominates on opening day of third Ashes test

The Ashes series took another twist Wednesday as England dominated the first day of the third test to finish only three runs behind Australia with seven wickets remaining after the tourists were dismissed for just 136. England finished the rain-hit day at Edgbaston on ...

Australia deals crushing blow in second test to level Ashes

Jul 20, 2015

Australia deals crushing blow in second test to level Ashes

Australia dealt England a humiliating Ashes defeat at Lord’s on Sunday, winning by 405 runs to level the five-match series and deliver a wounding defeat from which England may struggle to recover. The match ended more than a day early after Australia dominated every ...

Aussies move closer to victory in second Ashes test

Jul 19, 2015

Aussies move closer to victory in second Ashes test

Australia exerted total domination over England on the third day of the second Ashes test on Saturday, building a huge lead by refusing to enforce the follow-on despite being 254 runs ahead after the first innings. At the close, Australia was 108 for no ...

Australia takes charge in second test

Jul 18, 2015

Australia takes charge in second test

Australia dominated with the bat to post a first innings total of 566-8 declared in the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Friday and then the bowlers ripped through the top order, reducing England to 30-4 at one stage. Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes ...

Jul 15, 2015

Australia takes stock after first test

The cracks appear to be showing in the normally-invincible Australian cricket team. The second Ashes test starting at Lord’s on Thursday follows hard on the heels of England’s comfortable 169-run victory in the first game in Cardiff. Australia’s most effective bowler in Cardiff, Mitchell ...

Bayliss urges Cook to resist change

Jul 13, 2015

Bayliss urges Cook to resist change

Trevor Bayliss may have told England’s players they needed to “fight fire with fire” if they are to regain the Ashes, but the team’s new Australian coach does not want captain Alastair Cook to change his batting style. Bayliss’s first game in charge saw ...

England claims first Ashes test

Jul 12, 2015

England claims first Ashes test

England didn’t surprise Australia in the Ashes series opener. The result did. The English won emphatically at Sophia Gardens by 169 runs on Saturday with a day to spare, defying all odds and form. They edged the first two days, put daylight between them ...

England sets Ashes-record target for Australia

Jul 11, 2015

England sets Ashes-record target for Australia

England was 411 runs ahead in the first Ashes test at stumps on day three Friday, a lead auspicious for the host and ominous for Australia. The day finished with the English all out for 289 under floodlights at Sophia Gardens, on top of ...

England makes quality start, finish

Jul 10, 2015

England makes quality start, finish

England started and finished day two of the Ashes series opener admirably on Thursday, with Australia still trying to find an edge at sun-bathed Sophia Gardens. In the morning, the last three England wickets netted an invaluable 87 runs to lift the total to ...