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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# The Ashes

Last year
# The Ashes
England face survival bid after Usman Khawaja’s second century sets chase of 388
Australia are in pursuit of an Ashes whitewash in Sydney.
# Rained Off
Late breakthroughs lift English spirits as rain disrupts start of fourth Ashes Test
The tourists fought hard for an even position on a day where the real battle was against the elements.
All time
# The Ashes
Former Australia captain labels England the worst-performing team he’s seen tour Oz
Ricky Ponting believes many of the England batters are ‘simply not good enough’.
# Hitting an all-time low
Australia punish another dismal England display to clinch the Ashes
The final margin of England’s defeat, an innings and 14 runs, was an indictment on every level.
# latest from oz
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.
# crushed
England rue another collapse as Australia win opening Ashes Test
Asked to chase a trifling target of 19 at The Gabba, Australia needed just 5.1 overs to chalk up their 1-0 series lead.
# The Ashes
Joe Root and Dawid Malan dig deep and flourish as England hit back in Brisbane
After two despairing days at The Gabba, the tourists finally landed some blows of their own to reach 220 for two on the third evening.
# Howzat?
England dismissed for just 147 in disastrous start to Ashes tour
Pat Cummins enjoyed a charmed start to life as Australia skipper with figures of five for 38.
# The Ashes
Buttler strikes back against Australia after England collapse in final Ashes Test
The England wicket-keeper blasted a quickfire half-century on day one at the Oval.
# Cricket
Australia record 185-run victory over England to retain the Ashes
Pat Cummins took 4-43 in 24 overs as Australia close in on a first Test series win in England since 2001.
# On the brink
England will need another final-day miracle to save the Ashes tomorrow
Australia need just eight wickets to retain the Ashes.
# 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.
# good reads
Jack O'Shea, Gunnersaurus, the Ashes and more of the week's best sportswriting
Stick on the kettle and settle into some of our favourite reads from this week.
# The Ashes
Root digs in to revive England's Ashes hopes in third Test
The captain scored a half-century to halt Australia’s charge for victory at Headingley.
# The Ashes
Archer takes six as he rips through Australia at Headingley
The England fast-bowler dominated the first day of the third Ashes Test.
# Knockout Blow
Australian batsman Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test with concussion
Smith has not been given the all-clear to play by Cricket Australia doctors after being hit on the head at Lord’s.
# 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.
# 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.
# bad behaviour
England cricket player dropped after pouring drink over teammate's head on night out
‘I’m disappointed. With what we have had to go through already with these problems, it is not acceptable.’
# The Ashes
I was 'stitched up' by Aussies over headbutt incident – Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow reiterated there was no wrongdoing following his coming together with Cameron Bancroft prior to the Ashes.
# as it stands
A dream start for Australia in the Ashes, as problems mount up for England
David Warner and Cameron Bancroft cemented a crushing 10-wicket victory.
# Out Of The Blocks
Australia's secret weapon for the Ashes? Usain Bolt is teaching them how to sprint
The first Test starts on Thursday in Brisbane.
# Oh balls!
Poor Alastair Cook got a cricket ball into his special area during the Ashes today
Hans Moleman presents: Man getting hit by cricket ball.
# Sorry
England cricketer Swann apologises for comparing Ashes defeat to 'rape'
The spin bowler has described his comments as “crass and thoughtless”.
# sledge
'That decision sucked ass' - Aussie cricket chiefs investigate 'obscene' tweet
Someone wasn’t impressed with a decision at Lords.
# That's cricket
Do you know how the Ashes got their name?
It’s that time again.
# Cricket
Historic result as English retain Ashes
Tourists ensure they’ll take home the urn after Melbourne result
# Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven: Victories Over Rivals
There’s nothing sweeter than a victory over the cream of the crop. Our columnist Niall Kelly picks out his favourites.
# The Ashes
First blood to Aussies in The Ashes
The Pommies take a beating in Brisbane.
# The Morning Score
The Morning Score: Thursday
The Morning Score: Rooney’s back in the game, the FAI leave a dozen staff go and Paul O’Connell is set for a comeback at last.