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Ashes thriller ends in a draw at The Oval

London: England came close to pulling off a surprise victory over Australia in the fifth and final test on Sunday but had to settle for a draw when umpires stopped play because of bad light.
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Ashes finale ends in dramatic draw

London: England and Australia drew the fifth Test as the Ashes series ended in a dramatic draw on the final day at The Oval today.
England, set a target of 227 to win after Australia captain Michae

Shane Watson ton puts Australia on top against England


London: Australia, after winning the toss, were 307 for four against England at stumps on the first day of the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval on Wednesday.
Steven Smith was 66 not out and Pet

England looks to reduce Oz to 'ashes'


For cricket lovers who grew up in a era where Australia had refused to take defeat lying down, this is certainly a new sight for them. After the 0-4 drubbing against India, the Aussies is in the fore

Ponting pleads for Australia patience

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London: Australia great Ricky Ponting has urged his compatriots to be patient with the current side as they try to turn around their poor run of results.Now retired from Test cricket, former Australi

Lyon roars against England in fourth Test


CHESTER-LE-STREET: Australia's Nathan Lyon took four wickets as England collapsed to 238 for nine at stumps on the first day of the fourth Ashes Test at Chester-le-Street on Friday.
Off-spinner Lyon,

Ashes: Time running out for Watson

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He who cannot help himself is beyond anyone's help, goes a popular cliche. It's hard to find a better statement to describe the predicament that Shane Watson presently finds himself in.If the symptom

Batting: Australia's biggest bane in recent times


Coming into the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford on the back of two resounding wins in the first two Tests, England got a reality check of sorts. A galvanised Australian side, which was desperate to

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