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The Ashes

Ashes Panel<p>The Ashes: Sky Sports pundits pick England squad for winter series<p><b>Strauss</b>, <b>Hussain</b> and <b>Atherton</b> select their England squad for the Ashes …

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Ashes: We break down the performances of the England players during the 2013 Ashes series

We review the performances of the England players who appeared in this year's Ashes series.<p>Alastair Cook flanked by two of his key bowlers - James …

Shane Watson

Ashes 2013: Captaincy taking its toll on Alastair Cook - Agnew

<b>Alastair Cook's latest failure with the bat suggests to me that the demands of captaincy are starting to take their toll.</b><p>This is Cook's first home summer in charge. It has featured two Test series - one of which is the Ashes - and the Champions Trophy, in which England made it all the way to the …

England celebrate winning the Ashes

Ashes 2013: Ten moments that shaped England's series win

<b>One of the subtle beauties of Test cricket is the way a five-day match can hinge on a split-second.</b><p>England's 3-0 Ashes victory over Australia featured several instances where dropped catches, umpiring errors or twists of fate altered the course of the match and, ultimately, the destination of the …

Ashes 2013: Oval finish an absolute disgrace - Agnew

<b>The way the fifth and final Ashes Test finished on Sunday leaves me both speechless and angry.</b><p>For the bad-light regulations to force the umpires to take the players off the field with England needing just 21 runs off 24 balls for victory, in front of a full house at The Oval, with millions watching …

Ashes 2013: Ruthless England sparked by Ian Bell's dominance

<b>And so what began with such thrill and commotion in the Trent Bridge sunshine six weeks ago ended with a farcical finale in The Oval's autumnal evening light.</b><p>That rollercoaster first Test apart, this has been an Ashes series lit up by irregular explosions of great drama rather than relentless …

Ashes 2013: Andy Flower wants change to bad light rules

<b>England coach Andy Flower has called for a change to bad-light regulations after his side missed out on a dramatic win in the final Ashes Test on Sunday.</b><p>Chasing 227, England were 21 runs short of their target with four overs remaining when bad light forced the players off the field at The …

Ashes 2013: Darren Lehmann sorry for Stuart Broad comments

<b>Australia coach Darren Lehmann has apologised to Stuart Broad after saying the England bowler cheated.</b><p>Lehmann accused Broad, 27, after he admitted edging a ball and not walking in the first Ashes Test.<p>Broad said on Twitter: "Spoke to Darren Lehmann. He apologised for his comments, I accepted. He …

Hugh Morris resigns England post for dual Glamorgan role

<b>Hugh Morris is quitting as managing director of the England and Wales Cricket Board to take on a dual role with Glamorgan.</b><p>Former Glamorgan captain Morris, 49, has been appointed as the county's chief executive and managing director.<p>He replaces chief executive Alan Hamer, who leaves at the end of …

Ashes 2013: Australia's Michael Clarke confident of turnaround

<b>Australia captain Michael Clarke believes his side are ready to mount a strong challenge to regain the Ashes despite their 3-0 series defeat.</b><p>Clarke's team failed to win a Test in an Ashes series for the first time since their 3-0 loss in England in 1977 and have not won in nine Tests.<p>But batsman …

Ashes 2013: Alastair Cook savours 'dream' winning feeling

<b>England captain Alastair Cook hailed his team's 3-0 Ashes triumph over Australia as "what dreams are made of".</b><p>The hosts drew the final Test at The Oval after bad light halted their victory push with just 21 runs needed from four overs.<p>But the result still ensured a third straight Ashes series …

Ashes 2013: England win series 3-0 after bad light ends Oval Test

<b>England were denied a probable victory over Australia in the final Test when bad light ensured the match ended in a draw.</b><p>Analysis<p>"This was always going to happen. Don't blame the umpires or the players... blame the ICC. It's an absolute disgrace. An absolute shambles. The final day of the Ashes has …

Ashes 2013: Snicko could be used in winter series - ICC chief

<b>Umpiring aid Snicko could be used in this winter's Ashes series between England and hosts Australia.</b><p>International Cricket Council chief executive Dave Richardson says the use of Snicko - which detects edges using sound - will be considered following problems with technology this summer.<p>There have …

Ashes 2013: Fifth day at The Oval starts after weather delay

<b>The final day of the final Ashes Test started at 11:30 BST following heavy overnight rain at The Oval.</b><p>There was no play on day four and the start on Sunday was delayed because of a damp outfield.<p>But the umpires decided play could begin only half an hour after the scheduled start and a total of 98 …

Ashes 2013: Joe Root says England could not score quickly

<b>England opener Joe Root defended his side's slow progress on day three of the fifth Ashes Test, saying that it was "not viable" to score quickly.</b><p>England scored only 215 runs in 98.3 overs at the Oval as they replied to Australia's 492-9 declared.<p>"Obviously there's some sort of responsibility (to …

Ashes 2013: England crawl towards safety against Australia

<b>A conservative batting performance steered England towards safety in the final Test against Australia and lifted their chances of ending the Ashes series undefeated.</b><p>The hosts scored only 215 runs in 98.3 overs on a soporific third day to move within 46 runs of the follow-on at 247-4 in reply to …

Ashes 2013: Pedestrian England losing momentum to Australia

<b>This final Test was supposed to feel like a celebration for England, a sold-out stationary parade to rejoice in an Ashes series not just won but dominated.</b><p>Instead, with Australia on top and England sometimes pedestrian and often parked, it has had the air of a half-empty kitchen after a raucous …

Ashes 2013: England Oval Test performance deflating - Agnew

<b>England have simply not been at the races in this fifth Test, and that is bitterly disappointing.</b><p>This has not felt like a celebration of an Ashes series won. Instead, we have been watching a side that looks significantly off the pace.<p>There was much bravado before this game about taking the series …

Ashes 2013: Darren Lehmann fined for Stuart Broad criticism

<b>Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been fined 20% of his match fee for criticising England bowler Stuart Broad on an Australian radio programme.</b><p>Broad admitted he edged a ball and not did not walk in the first Test, which Lehmann said was "blatant cheating".<p>He added: "I hope the Australian public …

The Ashes: Simon Kerrigan tipped to bounce back for England

Fifth Investec Ashes Test: England v Australia<p><b>Simon Kerrigan's former coach says the Lancashire left-arm spin bowler has the character to bounce back from his nightmare England debut at The Oval.</b><p>Kerrigan appeared to be overcome by nerves as he conceded 53 runs in eight overs on day one of the fifth …

Ashes 2013: Steve Smith century keeps Australia on top at Oval

<b>Steve Smith struck his first Test century as Australia continued to dictate the course of the final Ashes Test against England.</b><p>Smith made an unbeaten 138 as the tourists piled up 492-9 declared against England on a rain-hit second day at The Oval.<p>England's openers then survived a testing spell from …

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Ashes: Centurion Shane Watson delighted to boost Australia in final Test

Shane Watson was ecstatic at the end of the first day after his 176 put Australia in the driving seat of the final Test.<p>The inconsistent tourists …

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Ashes: England's James Anderson says Australia seized early Oval initiative

England paceman James Anderson acknowledged that Australia had seized the initiative on the first day of the fifth Test.<p>Anderson: A tough day<p>The …

Shane Watson

The Ashes: England team changes were odd, says Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain<p>Cricket Expert & Columnist<p>The Ashes: England team changes were odd, says Nasser Hussain<p><b>Nasser Hussain</b> says England's bemusing team …

Shane Watson

Ashes 2013: England selection took everyone by surprise

<b>England's team selection for the final Ashes Test at The Oval took everyone by surprise but there was some method in what some would see as madness.</b><p>They were very keen to try out a new spinner after Monty Panesar's recent problems and prepared a dry pitch that would allow them to field Simon …