Posts Tagged "The Ashes"

Since England were whitewashed in Australia four years ago, they have relied heavily upon Alastair Cook, Joe Root, James Anderson and Stuart Broad. Those same four players have let them down badly this current Ashes series.

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Steve Smith probably didn’t realise it at the time, but by batting on yesterday at the WACA before declaring at 9-662, it was Australia’s highest Ashes total at home in history.

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If there have been any people more maligned than Mitchell Marsh so far this Ashes series, it has been the Australian selectors, but both were redeemed at the weekend.

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Steve Smith’s guard is on leg-stump, but at times he calls for two-leg. Both his feet are close to each other, the bat is tapped behind the right foot with a slightly open face and raised towards gully.

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The tangerine western skies rise and fall over a famous old friend this week. The once feared touring cemetery, the West Australian Cricket Association ground, oozing in Australian cricket history and Ashes Test history, is now a dolorous shadow of its former self.

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England players have vowed to give it everything they’ve got to save themselves from Ashes oblivion, but don’t expect them to do a rain dance.

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Day result: England trail by 127 runs and have six wickets in hand ahead of the final day of the Test at the WACA, with Australia looking to be a in a strong position should the skies stay clear to win the Test and the series.

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Here are my five main takeaways from Day 3 in Perth as Australia took a stranglehold on the match and the series.

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Australian cricket captain Steve Smith has struck a century against England in the third Ashes Test.

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Australia mused their way back into the 3rd Test by dominating Day 2 against England on Friday. Here are my five main takeaways.

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Day result: Australia look to be in a commanding position at the end of the third day at the WACA, having built up a 146-run lead with six wickets still on hand.

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England finally hold control of a match in the Ashes, but they need to drive home their advantage against Australia on Day 2 of the third Test at the WACA. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 1:30pm (AEDT).

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One looming hour could make or break England’s Ashes series, century-maker Dawid Malan says.

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My five thoughts from Day 1 in Perth as England showed some resolve to take the upper hand in the game.

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England will make a last-ditch attempt to stay in with a chance of retaining the Ashes when they travel to Perth for the third Test, which Australia enter as heavy favourites. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of Day 1 from 1:30pm (AEDT).

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The ICC has reacted swiftly to allegations of spot-fixing which have marred the lead-up to the third Ashes Test in Perth today.

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The cricket world is in shock today after stunning allegations of match fixing surfaced ahead of the thurd Ashes Test.

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The Ashes will move to Perth for the Third Test with England under all sorts of pressure to save the series against Australia. This is The Roar‘s ultimate guide to live streaming the match online and watching it on TV.

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Sadly, I saw very little of Ian Chappell playing cricket. A child of the early seventies, my only memories are of an aging skipper of the Australian World Series Cricket team.

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The Ashes will head to Perth for the third Test of the series with Australia having a chance to put the series beyond all doubt against a desperate England team. The match is scheduled to begin on Thursday, December 14 at 1:30pm (AEDT).

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