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# The Ashes

July 2023
England surge into pole position to win final Test and level Ashes series
Stuart Broad has announced he will be retiring from all cricket at the end of this match.
Smith leads Australia revival in fifth Ashes Test
The tourists frustrated England by establishing a first-innings lead in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval.
Joe Root takes only wicket of afternoon session as Australia frustrate England
Marnus Labuschagne was caught behind for a defiant 111 on a rain-affected day four.
Bairstow's stunning 99 no takes England to 592 in fourth Ashes Test
England, 2-1 down with two to play must win in Manchester to maintain their hopes of regaining the Ashes.
Harry Brook keeps England’s Ashes hopes alive in nailbiting win over Australia
Chris Woakes and Mark Wood saw England over the line on their return to the side.
England chasing 251 to keep Ashes hopes alive after rain-delayed third day
Australia were 116-4 in their second innings, a lead of 142 runs, as they looked to go 3-0 up in the five-match series.
Stokes and Moeen revive England's Ashes bid
Australia were 116-4 in their second innings at stumps on the second day.
June 2023
England left to rue costly batting errors as Australia seize control at Lord’s
The hosts lost six wickets for 47 on the third morning of the second Ashes Test.
England cricketer Jonny Bairstow carries Just Stop Oil protester off pitch
Just Stop Oil protesters delayed proceedings at the start of the second Ashes Test.
England cricketer Jonny Bairstow carries protester off pitch as Just Stop Oil disrupt Ashes Test
Just Stop Oil protesters delayed proceedings at the start of the second Ashes Test.
Australia strike between the showers in first Ashes Test
England were 28-2, a lead of just 35 runs, when a huge downpour sent the players hurrying off the field.
Joe Root ton lights up opening day of Ashes before shock England declaration
England declared at 393 for eight before Australia closed on 14 without loss.
Last year
England face survival bid after Usman Khawaja’s second century sets chase of 388
Australia are in pursuit of an Ashes whitewash in Sydney.
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
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
England will need another final-day miracle to save the Ashes tomorrow
Australia need just eight wickets to retain the Ashes.
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.
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.
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.
Archer takes six as he rips through Australia at Headingley
The England fast-bowler dominated the first day of the third Ashes Test.
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.
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.
Australia dominate England in Ashes opener
Matthew Wade marked his first Test for nearly two years with a fine 110.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
Australia's secret weapon for the Ashes? Usain Bolt is teaching them how to sprint
The first Test starts on Thursday in Brisbane.
Poor Alastair Cook got a cricket ball into his special area during the Ashes today
Hans Moleman presents: Man getting hit by cricket ball.
England cricketer Swann apologises for comparing Ashes defeat to 'rape'
The spin bowler has described his comments as “crass and thoughtless”.
'That decision sucked ass' - Aussie cricket chiefs investigate 'obscene' tweet
Someone wasn’t impressed with a decision at Lords.
Do you know how the Ashes got their name?
It’s that time again.