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Thursday 9 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Cricket

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# Day Three
Hazelwood strikes with three late wickets as Australia tighten grip on fourth Ashes Test
England were still 297 behind Australia’s imposing 497-8 when bad light ended play.
# Sensational
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.
# ignominy
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.
England to host Ireland in three-match ODI series in 2020
The newly announced ODIs form part of Ireland’s involvement in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.
# The Ashes
Second Ashes Test ends in a draw as Australia hang on in the dying light
Australia hold a 1-0 series lead as the Ashes heads to Headingly next week.
# Ashes
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.
# Victory
Australia dominate England in Ashes opener
Matthew Wade marked his first Test for nearly two years with a fine 110.
# The Ashes
Burns' unbeaten century puts England back in the driving seat
England ended day two of the first Ashes Test trailing Australia by just 17 runs.
# The Ashes
Smith silences the boos to turn the tide for Australia in Ashes opener
The Australian batsman scored a backs-to-the-wall century on the opening day at Edgbaston.
# Ahem
India youngster handed 8-month drugs ban after cough-syrup mix-up
Prithvi Shaw will be banned from cricket until mid-November, his suspension having been backdated to March.
# Lord's mayor
A childhood dream realised for Ireland's hero against England at Lord's
‘It’s as good a feeling as I’ve had in my career,’ said Tim Murtagh after his five-wicket haul.
# Day One
Ireland lead England by 122 runs after bowling hosts out for 85 in historic Lord's Test
Ireland’s Tim Murtagh ran riot in London, sealing a place on the Lord’s honours board with a five-for.
# London Calling
'We don't want to sleepwalk into this': England out to lay down a marker in historic Ireland Test
England have one eye on the Ashes as Ireland arrive in Lord’s.
# troubled
Morgan: 'Crazy' World Cup triumph doesn’t feel like a fair result
The England captain is slightly uncomfortable with the nature of his side’s victory.
# Cricket
England's World Cup winning captain returning home to play for Dublin Chiefs
Rush native Eoin Morgan is set to be involved in the inaugural Euro T20 Slam next month.
# Backing Green
Ireland make history as they clinch dramatic series win over Zimbabwe in Belfast
They beat a full member in an ODI Series at home for the first time ever.
# transition
Snookered: Ex-world champion flops in Open golf bid
Shaun Murphy and ex-international cricketer Sean Ervine both failed to make the cut.
# installed
Ed Joyce appointed interim head coach of Ireland women
The former Irish batsman takes over from Aaron Hamilton, who left the role on Monday.
# Ready to go
England's Dubliner captain Morgan eyeing World Cup glory as hosts 'embrace' excitement
The Cricket World Cup kicks off across the water today.
Ireland record much-needed win over World Cup-bound Afghanistan
Graham Ford’s side take a 1-0 lead in their series up north.
# Test
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A look back at a very memorable few days of sporting action.
# Cut
Morgan says England team-mate axed for 'complete disregard' of team values
The England captain addressed the controversy surrounding Alex Hales at a press conference in Dublin today.
# Alex Hepburn
Australian cricketer jailed for five years for raping sleeping woman in teammate's bedroom
Alex Hepburn had set up a sexual conquest ‘game’ with friends on WhatsApp.
# Calling the shots
'Special day' for Australian female umpire who made history officiating men's ODI
Claire Polosak became the first female umpire to stand in a men’s one-day cricket international.
# it's just not cricket
Indian cricketer faces backlash after controversial run out incident
Ravi Ashwin ignited another ‘spirit of the game’ debate yesterday when he ran Jos Buttler out during an Indian Premier League match.
# well beaten
Afghanistan thrash Ireland to take ODI series lead
Rashid Khan helped his side recover from 131-7 to make 223 all out before they skittled the Irish for 114 in Dehradun.
# battling performance
Brilliant Balbirnie levels ODI series for Ireland
Andy Balbirnie took advantage of being dropped on 51 to steer Ireland home, making 145 not out from just 136 balls.
# Not Cricket
West Indies' Shannon Gabriel apologises to Joe Root and reveals what was said between players
The bowler has been banned for four games.
# Cricket
Ban handed down for 'personal abuse of a player' after homophobic sledging storm
Shannon Gabriel admitted breaching the ICC Code of Conduct in an exchange with England captain Joe Root.
# verbals
Gabriel charged by ICC following Root sledging incident
Shannon Gabriel and Joe Root exchanged words on day three of the third Test.
# Joe Root
'There's nothing wrong with being gay' - England cricket captain's response to alleged sledging
Joe Root told West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel not to ‘use it as an insult’ in an on-field exchange.
# maturing
Ball-tampering ban helped Australian cricketer 'grow as a human being'
David Warner is currently serving a one-year suspension from international and state cricket.
# Cricket
The West Indies are coming back to Ireland next summer
Dublin games will mark the first time since 2007 that a senior West Indies side will have played in Ireland.
# Winless
Ireland well-beaten once again as World T20 proves a 'very tough learning curve'
‘You can see the foundations are there for us if we were a professional side,’ Isobel Joyce said after a third loss to India.
# Cricket
Ireland still seeking first win at Women's World T20 following 38-run loss to Pakistan
Ireland lost out to Australia in their ICC Women’s World Twenty20 opener.
# Group B
Ireland hammered by Australia in World T20 opener
Alyssa Healy made history as the tournament favourites earned a nine-wicket victory in Guyana.
# Alastair Cook
Tiger's twilight, farewell Captain Cook and all the week's best sportswriting
Stick on the kettle and settle into some of our favourite sports articles from this week.
# honours even
Ireland beat Afghanistan by three wickets to level ODI series
The sides will meet again in Friday’s decider.
# Cricket
Short-lived recovery not enough to save Ireland from T20 series loss to Afghanistan
Ireland will be playing to avoid a whitewash in Belfast on Friday.
# cleared
England cricketer Ben Stokes found not guilty of affray after brawl outside nightclub
He has rejoined the squad.