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Obituary: The art of sledging is dead

The art of sledging has perished underneath a landslide of fatigued quips and peacocking. Out of respect, please turn to the person beside you and tell them to f*** off.

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England 4-176 chasing 354: People, we’ve got an Ashes classic on our hands

Steve Smith wasted both reviews and dropped a catch as Joe Root gave England hope of pulling off a record run-chase of 354 in the pink-ball Ashes Test, piloting his side to 4-176 at stumps on day four at Adelaide Oval.

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Ben Stokes’ England teammate cleared

Ben Stokes appears closer to knowing if he will face criminal charges for a street fight after his England teammate Alex Hales was cleared of any wrongdoing.

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Cook and Root have let England down

England may have been denied the presence of their talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes in this Ashes series, but it is the lack of input from their two best batsmen which has crueled them.

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Has Steve Smith let England off the hook?

As David Warner and Cameron Bancroft ran off the field when England was dismissed for 227, Steve Smith obviously wasn’t going to enforce the follow on.

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Maxwell: Shaun Marsh deserves his spot

Glenn Maxwell fought tooth and nail to hold his place in Australia’s Test side but he admits the man who replaced him at No.6 thoroughly deserves his spot.

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Smith’s lack of killer instinct might hurt Australia

Steve Smith could regret deciding not to enforce the follow-on after England ripped through Australia’s top-order in Adelaide.

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Cricket Australia mulling how to manage busy 2018-19

Australia’s Test summer is set to start in December next year, with James Sutherland mulling how to put together a complex schedule.

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Have England psyched themselves out of the Ashes?

The lead-up to this summer’s Ashes series was relatively subdued compared to previous encounters, when the sledging, mind games and banter have usually began well in advance of the opening Test of the series.

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Shaun Marsh defies his critics

Shaun Marsh has made 741 Test runs at an average of 53 over the past two years, yet few athletes in Australia are as maligned as the 34-year-old batsman.

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“He wouldn’t do anything different”: Bayliss defends Root’s decision to bowl first

England have no regrets at opting to bowl first in the Adelaide Test despite the call backfiring spectacularly.

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England could look to Wood for extra Ashes pace

Coach Trevor Bayliss has defended England’s bowling attack amid reports Mark Wood could be rushed in to boost their faltering Ashes defence with some much-needed pace.

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Shaun Marsh scores an Ashes century

Shaun Marsh has batted Australia into a position of complete dominance at dinner on day two of the inaugural pink-ball Ashes Test, posting an unbeaten ton to help the hosts reach 7-409.

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Stokes fails with bat in cricket return

England allrounder Ben Stokes has scored just two runs for Canterbury before being bowled in his return to top-flight cricket.

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Handscomb and Marsh thwart England

England made the curious choice to bowl first on a flat pitch but finished day 1 of the Adelaide Test on even terms with Australia yesterday.

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The Ashes Australia vs England second Test live stream, tv guide, how to watch

The 2017 instalment of The Ashes continues in Adelaide with the first day-night Test in Ashes history. Australia and England will face off at Adelaide Oval, beginning on Saturday, December 2. Here is all the information you need to know about the match.

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James Anderson (centre) of England reacts as Australian batsmen David Warner (left) and Cameron Bancroft (right) make runs on Day 5 of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at the Gabba in Brisbane, Monday, November 27, 2017.

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England batsman Alastair Cook departs after being dismissed by Australian bowler Josh Hazlewood for 7 runs on Day 3 of the First Test match between Australia and England at the Gabba in Brisbane, Saturday, November 25, 2017.

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David Warner

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England's Joe Root during day four of the the second Investec Test match at Headingley, Leeds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 28, 2017. See PA story CRICKET England. Photo credit should read: Nigel French/PA Wire.

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Ben Stokes holds up the ball and grins after taking his sixth wicket

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Ben Stokes holds up the ball and grins after taking his sixth wicket

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Australian bowler Mitchell Starc with the pink ball

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The Ashes Urn

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Marsh and Paine’s rescue job doesn’t vindicate selectors’ decisions

Shaun Marsh batted brilliantly to take Australia to what could be a match-winning total in Adelaide, while Tim Paine’s positivity took the game away from England. Still, it doesn’t mean their selections were right.

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Is Ben Stokes the missing link in the England line up?

At the end of Day 2, England are playing the catch-up game after Australia declared at 442-7 with an unbeaten 126 from Shaun Marsh.

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Has Australia finally found its answer to the Barmy Army?

Australian cricket crowds are often criticised for their lack of imagination, particularly during an Ashes summer when the Barmy Army visits our shores – we’ve just never really been able to create an Australian equivalent of the merry and musical group of fans which follow England around the globe.

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Australia vs England: The Ashes highlights, live scores, blog – 2nd Test, Day 2

After a rain-interrupted first day of the second Ashes Test, Australia will look to build on their position against England who must take early wickets. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from the earlier start time of 2pm (AEDT).

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Five thoughts from Day 1 of the second Test

One day down, and as many as four to go. Here are some of my thoughts on the first day at Adelaide Oval.

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Australia vs England: The Ashes live scores, blog – 2nd Test, Day 1

It’s almost a must-win Test for England when they take on Australia in the first ever day-night Ashes match at the Adelaide Oval. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of Day 1 from 2:30pm (AEDT).

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CA is changing the junior game as we know it, and it’s about time

Bold new changes to junior cricket rules and game formats have the old-timers fuming. But what impact will modifying the game to meet the needs and wants of today’s kids?

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The importance of being Ben Stokes

By Ritesh Misra, 2 Dec 2017
The importance of being Ben Stokes

An allrounder in cricket is worth his weight in gold. He brings balance to the side and that balance itself often helps to convert a good team into an excellent one.

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T20 must get bigger at grassroots level

In the build-up to the highly anticipated, inaugural mens day-night Ashes test, it seems odd to be discussing T20 cricket.

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Adelaide by the numbers

By Ryan H, 30 Nov 2017
Adelaide by the numbers

Australia have gone 1-0 up in the series, and most would agree that the upcoming day/night Test in Adelaide is their best chance of netting a victory.

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Why I can no longer stand the IPL

By Maxwell Charlesworth, 30 Nov 2017 New author!
Why I can no longer stand the IPL

I used to enjoy the IPL. That’s right, I used to. It is not so hard to admit now as a 17-year-old Test tragic, but we all made mistakes when we were younger.

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England’s match-winners at the Adelaide Oval over the years

With Australia having asserted themselves at the Gabba, the stage is now set for the historic day-night Test to be played at the Adelaide Oval from December 2.

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Phil Hughes: Forever 63 not out

By JD St George, 29 Nov 2017
Phil Hughes: Forever 63 not out

Monday was the third anniversary of the sad death of Phillip Hughes. In memory of his legacy I’ve decided to share with you the story of how his death impacted me at the time.

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Six and out: Why Australia hold the aces heading to Adelaide

After three days, it seemed we were in for an enthralling and even Ashes Test at the Gabba. Just one day later, and England’s obituaries were being written.

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Shaun Marsh for PM!

By Tom Clarke, 28 Nov 2017
Shaun Marsh for PM!

The constant negativity surrounding Shaun Marsh has become tedious. It’s time to embrace the man for who he is and realise he’s not going to disappear from the public consciousness anytime soon.

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Comparing players across eras is a futile exercise

By Giri Subramanian, 28 Nov 2017
Comparing players across eras is a futile exercise

Cricket fans all over the world love to compare players across eras, but while this is good for a fun debate, it’s ultimately futile.

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Steve Smith

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David Warner

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Australia cricket Ashes

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Shaun Marsh

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Pat Cummins

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Glenn Maxwell Cricket Australia 2017

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India's captain Virat Kohli

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Pat Cummins Cricket Australia 2017

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