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The Ashes set to go down to the wire as vultures circle Clarke

Michael Clarke is fortunate that the Australian side he leads has shed so much experience in the past month – and is set to lose more when Chris Rogers retires at the end of this Ashes series.

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Where to now for Michael Clarke?

The national selectors have been decisive and swift to react in this series.

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The Liebke Ratings: Third Ashes Test

The Third Test was won by England in just two days and two sessions in a comprehensive thrashing, proving yet again that cricket between teams with criminally fragile batting line-ups is the best cricket of all. Here are the ratings for the Third Test. Sir Isaac Newton Grade: F If there’s one thing this Ashes […]

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The best two-and-a-half-day wonders in Test history

England convincingly defeating Australia in two-and-a-half days in the Birmingham Test made me go for a walk down memory lane.

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The Ashes: Series swings violently again as Aussies collapse

Adam Voges Test career looks over while Michael Clarke’s continued to slide as Australia again collapsed in the third Ashes Test overnight.

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Australia just survive Day 2 at Egbaston

“It never ceases to throw up drama at Edgbaston,” was Ian Healy’s succinct comment last night.

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Mitchell Johnson rubber-stamped his membership to Australia’s exalted 300 club in brutal fashion with a ball for the ages to dismiss Jonny Bairstow at Edgbaston.

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Credit to England, but Australia’s batsmen helped them look good

Australia’s batting was eviscerated by a purposeful and determined England attack on the opening day of the third Test.

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Chris Rogers: The unsung Australian batting hero

Phenomenal batting over the last year has rocketed Steve Smith up the world’s Test rankings to No 1. But Chris Rogers, the oldest cricketer at Edgbaston overnight, has been the unsung hero.

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Brad Haddin’s recent form meant Australia had no option but to leave him on the sidelines, according to chairman of selectors Rod Marsh.

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Matthew Hayden has labelled Brad Haddin’s axing from the Australian cricket team as “outrageous”, given the wicketkeeper’s trying personal circumstances that led to him standing down for the second Ashes Test.

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This would be a sad way for Brad Haddin to finish

I feel sorry for Brad Haddin. I know, they are not the words you may expect to see written by an Englishman given that, in certain quarters, the wicketkeeper is viewed as the walking embodiment of all that is distasteful about an Australian cricketer.

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Remember 2005, Australia, and don’t be blasé

There have been striking similarities between the opening Ashes Tests played in 2005 and the opening pair in England this year.

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How to watch the third Ashes Test on TV, radio, and streaming online

Australia heads into the third Test of the 2015 Ashes series at Edgbaston on a steam-train of confidence after bowling England all out for just 103 in the final innings of the second Test.

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If England lose, could Kevin Pietersen be recalled?

There’s no argument Kevin Pietersen should be in the England line-up tonight at Edgbaston on ability alone, shoring up a brittle batting order.

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Brad Haddin’s international career is likely to be over, with confirmation Peter Nevill will stay behind the stumps for the third Ashes Test.

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Brad Haddin salutes the crowd.

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Brad Haddin salutes the crowd.

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Shaun Marsh reacts with brother Mitchell

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The Roar of the crowd

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Australia can emulate England’s 2009 comeback

Resilience. In 2009, it was the main reason England regained the Ashes.

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England dominate Australia in three days

By Jackson Wood, 1 Aug 2015 Video
England dominate Australia in three days

Day 3 at Edgbaston started with good news for Australia, with James Anderson being ruled out for the rest of the match, as well as the next Test at Trent Bridge.

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Time for Steve Smith to lead the next generation of Aussies

Regardless of the result of this current Ashes series, it’s time for the next generation to emerge in Australian Cricket.

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A tale of two countries in the best Ashes series in ten years

Hand’s down, this is the most fascinating Ashes Series for a decade.

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Captaining an international cricket side is just like a game of chess, where even one wrong move can dilute the hard earned dominance in no time.

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Boof must get to the bottom of our batting woes

I, like most human beings, enjoy sleeping. So when I trade hours of dreaming with my eyes closed in order to support my national team, I expect a decent effort. Sadly, unlike at Lord’s, this has not happened at Edgebaston.

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[VIDEO] Ashes highlights: England vs Australia 3rd Test – Day 3 scores, blog

England are on the brink of victory against Australia before Day 3 at Edgbaston. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 8:00pm AEST.

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The truth about the ‘bat first’ myth

By Zachary Gates, 31 Jul 2015 Video
The truth about the ‘bat first’ myth

Australia’s first-innings capitulation at Edgbaston, where they were all out for just 136 runs and James Anderson bagged six wickets, perfectly illustrated why it’s not always ideal to bat first.

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Why do we pretend to hate Warnie?

By Andrew Smyth-Kirk, 31 Jul 2015 Video
Why do we pretend to hate Warnie?

I think we all secretly love Shane Warne.

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Moeen Ali is a wasted man at number eight

By Lachlan Ballingall, 31 Jul 2015 Video
Moeen Ali is a wasted man at number eight

If England’s summer of cricket is teaching us anything then it should be that Moeen Ali is a wasted talent at number eight.

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The Michael Clarke conundrum

By Sporting Tragic, 31 Jul 2015 Video
The Michael Clarke conundrum

The questions surrounding Michael Clarke’s position in the Australian Test team appear to be growing with every failed innings.

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Dale Steyn takes 400th Test wicket

By Donald Hearn, 31 Jul 2015 Video
Dale Steyn takes 400th Test wicket

South African opening bowler Dale Steyn brought up a special landmark, reaching 400 Test wickets by dismissing Pakistan opening batsman Tamim Iqbal in the second Test in Dhaka.

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[VIDEO] Ashes highlights: England vs Australia third Test – Day 2 cricket scores, blog

England claimed the advantage on Day 1 of the third Ashes Test against Australia and will now need to cement their place in the driver’s seat on the second day at Edgbaston. You can follow live scores and a blog of Day 2 of this second Ashes Test from 8:00pm AEST.

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Really Clarkey? You wanted to bat in those conditions?

The cricket captain’s handbook was written over cricket’s 100-plus years of history. It must be either lost or destroyed, because no one seems to have read it lately. Chapter one – on winning the toss – is short and succinct.

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Australia collapse on rain-interrupted Day 1

By Jackson Wood, 30 Jul 2015 Video
Australia collapse on rain-interrupted Day 1

The third Ashes Test at Edgbaston was setting up to be an interesting contest, with changes being made to the English line-up, and Haddin being left out.

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[VIDEO] Ashes highlights: England vs Australia third Test – Day 1 cricket scores, blog

Australia will have all the momentum when they take on England in the third Ashes Test and with the track at Edgbaston expected to be a more sporting one than earlier, this could get interesting.

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England bowler Stuart Broad. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson prepares to bowl on day 3 of the second Test match between Australia and India at the Gabba in Brisbane, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Australia's wicketkeeper Peter Nevill arrives for training

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Andrew Flintoff (R) consoles Australian Brett Lee

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DRS needs to be improved if it is to work effectively.

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England captain Alastair Cook looks on after being comfortably defeated by Australia

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England's Stuart Broad, celebrates defeating Australia. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

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Australia's Steve Smith, right, and Phillip Hughes walk from the pitch at stumps after the first day of the opening Ashes series cricket match. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

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