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London suits the Australians as they seek a consolation Ashes Fifth Test victory

 August 22, 2015   John Welsh

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It would appear that the Australian test cricket team prefer playing in London rather than in other cities during the current 2015 Ashes series against England. Their only victory in four previous tests occurred at Lords close to the centre of the Capital as a good fast wicket and plenty of warm sunshine suited their […]

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Cricketing Contradictions Recalled After Australia Presents the Ashes Urn to England

 August 10, 2015   R K Gupta

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Three men in the ongoing Ashes Series have their career ups-and-downs that make a good story in retrospect. Michael Clarke announced his retirement under dubious circumstances; Steve Smith has been severely criticized by Shane Warne and Ricky Pointing and Englishman Stuart Broad single-handedly destroyed Australia with an 9-wicket haul. Australia need serious introspection going forward […]

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Michael Clarke announces his international retirement as Australians surrender the Ashes

 August 8, 2015   John Welsh

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After a woeful series of batting performances during the 2015 Ashes series, Australian captain Michael Clarke has announced he will retire from international cricket at the conclusion of the Fifth Test, with England already clinching the current series after a convincing innings and 78 runs victory in the Fourth Test. Clarke has scored 13 or […]

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England Beat Australia in Under 3 Days at Edgbaston to Take 2-1 Lead in the Ashes Series

 August 1, 2015   R K Gupta

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Poor batting show from Australia made things easier for England in the end. Star batsmen Steven Smith, Michael Clarke, Adam Voges and Mitchell Marsh collectively contributed just 50 runs in both innings taken together. Except that Chris Rogers came good in the first innings and Warner in the second with face-saving acts coming from unexpected […]

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England Third Test victory overshadowed by James Anderson injury

 July 31, 2015   John Welsh

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Although England eventually won the Third Ashes Test against Australia by eight wickets, their firm grip on a match which nearly finished on the second day was briefly threatened by an Aussie revival and a hint of complacency from the hosts. For the first couple of days, the majority of the Aussie batsmen appeared unable […]

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England Bowlers Nearly Pulled Off Innings Victory on Second Day of Edgbaston’s Third Test

 July 31, 2015   R K Gupta

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If it was James Anderson on first day, Steven Finn stepped into his shoes on the second. The speedster, who failed to find favor with England selectors two years ago, almost extracted a second-day finish but Australia’s new wicketkeeper Peter Nevill came in the way. At the end of Day-2, Australia with 168/7, have a […]

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James Anderson’s 6 Wickets Wreck Australia on Day-one of The Third Ashes Test

 July 30, 2015   R K Gupta

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The current 5-match Investec Ashes Test-series is going from one extreme to another. If Australia thought they had England cowed down with a massive 405-run win in the Lord’s second test, they couldn’t have made a bigger error. That premise was effectively destroyed by James Anderson, whose magnificent swingers single-handedly accounted for Australia’s wretched performance […]

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After Losing Cardiff Test Australia Bounce Back with a Brutal Show in Second Test at Lords

 July 25, 2015   R K Gupta

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On 24th June 1948, the Don Bradman led Australian side inflicted a 409-run defeat on England at the Lord’s cricket ground. It wasn’t the highest margin of defeat, by which England had lost to Australia because in 1934, they had lost by a whopping 562 runs at Kennington Oval’s 5th test match of the Ashes […]

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Dismal English batting allows Australia to claim emphatic Second Test victory

 July 20, 2015   John Welsh

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It may be fortunate for the English cricketers that the Third Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston does not begin until July 29th by which time the scars of their 405 run defeat by the tourists in the Lords Test may have somewhat eased. England were beaten inside four days on a wicket which had […]

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Character and discipline required from England batsmen as Australia seek Second Test victory

 July 18, 2015   John Welsh

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With two days remaining in the Second Ashes Test at Lords, Australia lead by 362 runs with 10 wickets still intact after skipper Michael Clarke decided against asking England to bat again when the hosts had scored only 312 in reply to the Aussies first innings total of 566-8 declared. Mindful of the fact that […]

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