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# Ashes

July 2023
Australia make strong start in pursuit of Ashes glory
It was a rain-shorted day’s play at The Oval.
Australia take charge of fifth and final Ashes test
Already guaranteed to retain the urn, Australia are seeking to win it on English soil for the first time in 22 years.
Crawley's stunning century puts England ahead in fourth Ashes Test
Earlier, Chris Woakes took his first five-wicket haul against Australia.
Mark Wood bamboozles Australia with express pace to give England Ashes hope
A one-man show from comeback kid Mitch Marsh also had an impact.
Australia win fractious 2nd Ashes Test amid angry scenes
The contest was super-charged by the controversial dismissal of Jonny Bairstow.
Late reprieve for Ben Duckett keeps England’s hope of miracle chase alive
The opener was on his way off after being caught in the deep by Mitchell Starc before replays indicated the Australia fielder grounded the ball.
This year
Ben Duckett out for 98 as aggressive England fight back in second Ashes Test
The hosts rallied impressively with the game on the line.
Khawaja keeps England at bay after Broad strikes in Ashes opener
Australia looked as if they might get through the second session without losing a wicket.
Last year
England sign off on calamitous Ashes series with Hobart horror show
The tourists lost all 10 wickets for just 56 runs.
England survive tense fourth Test to end Australia's hopes of Ashes whitewash
The tourists stopped the rot as James Anderson fended off the last six balls of the match to secure a draw.
Jonny Bairstow celebrates toughest century of his career on day three in Sydney
Bairstow posted the tourists’ first hundred of the series on day three in Sydney.
Stuart Broad takes five wickets for England but Usman Khawaja shines brightest
Khawaja marked his Sydney homecoming with a superb 137 as Australia took control of the fourth Ashes Test.
All time
England coach to miss Ashes Test after Covid positive
The visitors will have to recover from an embarrassing series defeat without Chris Silverwood.
Hapless England's Ashes dreams in tatters as Australia pounce
After heavy defeats in Brisbane and Adelaide, the visitors must win in Melbourne,
Battling England succumb as Australia clinch second Ashes Test
The visitors’ dreams of winning back the hallowed urn are in tatters.
England collapse again as Australia turn screw in second Ashes Test
If the visitors go 2-0 down in Adelaide, the Ashes are as good as gone.
Starc strikes and lightning strikes as England toil again – second Test day two
The tourists are up against it in Australia.
Buttler shells two chances as England's Ashes hopes are dealt another blow
The tourists desperately needed to summon a fightback after their nine-wicket defeat at The Gabba.
Ruthless Australia crush England in first Ashes Test
Former Australia warns England are already in danger of a whitewash – ‘If they don’t win in Adelaide then there could be shades of ’06/07.’
England made to toil at The Gabba as Travis Head hits brilliant hundred
Tourists are already up against it.
BT Sport drops Vaughan from Ashes coverage as BBC leaves door ajar
English cricket has been rocked by racism revelations.
Australia retain the Ashes as England rally to tie the series
Victory for the home side at the Oval means the Ashes ends in a draw for the first time since 1972.
Stokes stars as England beat Australia by one wicket to win third Test and keep Ashes alive
England required perfection to keep their series afloat and got just that courtesy of the 28-year-old’s performance.
Australia on brink of retaining Ashes after England's woeful 67 all out
This was England’s lowest Ashes total since 1948 and the fourth time in 18 months they had been dismissed for under a hundred in a Test.
Steve Smith sits out Ashes Test final day after concussive bowl
The Australian batsman took a sickening blow from a ball bowled by Jofra Archer.
Cummins double stuns England after Smith makes brave 92 in second Test
Australia know early wickets on Sunday could leave them in a position to press for a victory.
Australia win Ashes with crushing victory in third Test
But it wasn’t without controversy.
Ian Brady's lawyer says his ashes won't be scattered on moor where he buried victims
Brady and his accomplice Myra Hindley murdered five children in England in the 1960s.
Crowds chant 'I am Fidel' as leader's ashes reunited with Che Guevara
Castro’s ashes will be laid to rest in a final ceremony on Sunday.
Poll: Do you agree with the Vatican's stance on scattering ashes?
The Catholic Church has said ashes should not be scattered or kept at home.
David Bowie left $100 million in his will
The star said he wanted his ashes scattered in Bali in line with Buddhist rituals.
'Devastated' woman returns from holidays to find her daughter's ashes have been stolen
The robbery happened in the London suburb of Croydon.
Stolen ashes of man's partner and baby returned after appeal
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much.”
Mother's plea to thieves who stole her baby boy's ashes but left the box storing them
The ashes in a sealed bag were gone.
11 Ash Wednesday chat-up lines guaranteed to make you cringe
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Aussies complete Ashes whitewash over sorry England
The tourists suffered their sixth batting collapse of the series.
England cricketers in the clear after late-night session makes headlines
“The Poms can’t handle a sledge but they sure can handle a drink,” said the Sydney Daily Telegraph after Monday’s drinks.
Announcer fired on the spot after he introduces England cricket star Panesar in Indian accent
The Aussie PA announcer at Alice Springs dropped after race jibe in England’s latest match.
Kevin Pietersen wins libel damages over Specsavers ad
Specsavers agree to pay England batsman substantial damages following ad controversy.
Here’s what happened today: Saturday
The sad end to the search for missing Peggy Mangan, a court appearance over the Leicester fire and the Taoiseach says ‘no’ to a TV debate.