Catch with closed eyes The Ashes third Test has been a bad journey so far for the Australians. But their player Adam Voges has provided a rare highlight for the team when he caught an unbelievably lucky catch to dismiss England skipper Alastair Cook on the first day. Cook couldn’t believe it first when he got out, but soon Voges made everyone believe that he caught it without even looking at it. After the Aussies were bowled ou
Anderson leads the team to dressing room after demolishing Australia’s batting line-up England used home conditions to their advantage today as they restricted Australia to 136 in first innings. The home team's bowlers exposed Australia's vulnerability, especially James Anderson who picked 6 wickets today. Michael Clarke's decision to bat after winning the toss in the cloudy weather condition at the Edgbaston proved costl
Joe Root and Stuart Broad – the prank and the chase that followed The Australia team consider young batsman Joe Root as the one man in the England XI who they must keep a close watch on, but it now appears that his England team-mates cannot have any let-up in concentration when he is around either. The whole of England are currently looking towards Joe Root to launch an Ashes counter-attack, after having lost their 1-0 advantage
The score-line reads 1-1. But, if one had a choice to be in one of the two dressing rooms, it is hard to imagine anyone picking the English. Losing a game before the final day is bad. Losing it by more than 400 runs makes it even more painful. But the shattered hope that Australian bowlers aren’t at their best on slow featherbeds is what will give England sleepless nights. After a horrid first match, England might have managed to wake thei
Alastair Cook of England is bowled out by Mitchell Marsh of Australia during day three of the 2nd Investec Ashes Test The English skipper Alastair Cook missed a fine century in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s in the first innings. His opening partner was dismissed on the second ball and team was struggling at 30/4 in the 11th over. He joined hands with Ben Stokes who came to bat at number six to steady the innings. While Stokes was sco
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Cook disappointed by his team’s performance London, July 20 (IANS) England cricket captain Alastair Cook has said the performance of his team was unacceptable in the second Ashes Test after the hosts were crushed by Australia by 405 runs here to level the series 1-1. Chasing a monumental target of 509 runs, England were bowled out for a meagre 103 in their second innings at Lord's on Sunday. "That's not ideal in any
Danger for England – Johnson is back with his beast streak Australia thrashed England by winning the match by 405 runs in the second Ashes Test at the Lords Cricket Ground in London. With this massive win, the visitors levelled the five-match Test series by 1-1. This is the visitors first win England since their win Leeds in 2009 and also their first win in Lord's after the opening Test of Ashes series in 2005. After coming to b
Marsh celebrates after dismissing England skipper Alastair Cook Mitchell Marsh was delighted with his performance on Day 3 of the second Ashes Test on Saturday. The all-rounder picked up the key wickets of Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes as Australia moved into a commanding position at Lord’s. Marsh is on his Ashes debut and came into the side in place of Shane Watson, who had a disappointing outing at Cardiff. The 23-year-old was b
Adam Lyth reacts after dropping David Warner in the 2nd innings on Day 3 Australia have England on the mat at stumps on Day 3, with a lead of 362 runs in the 2nd innings and 10 wickets in hand. David Warner (60 off 84 balls) and Chris Rogers (44 off 72 balls) were untroubled as they played out the last session of Day 3 – Adam Lyth guilty of having dropped Warner once off James Anderson’s bowling. Earlier in the da
Mitchell Johnson celebrates the wicket of Joe Root with Australia teammates At close of play of the 2nd Ashes Test at Lord’s, England are batting at 85/4, trailing Australia by 481 runs. Captain Alastair Cook is unbeaten on 21(87balls) and Ben Stokes is with him at 38(50balls). Earlier in the day, Steven Smith carried on from his overnight score of 129 to score 215, the first double ton by an Australian at Lord's in 77 years.
Australia is in no mood to extend a friendly hand A bitter and decisively defeated Australia did not accept a friendly invitation extended by England for a post-match beer, as has been reported. Apparently the 169-run loss has not gone down well with the Aussies, who were in no mood to be sharing a drink with their vanquishers. James Anderson said that it had become a ‘ritual’ to share a drink after a difficult Test, as t
Vice-captain Joe Root reacts as captain Alastair Cook is felled The 1st Ashes Test has got off to a rip-roaring start, with two days of cricket played and neither England or Australia with a clear advantage as yet. The biggest talking point on the internet from Day 2, however, was not Chris Rogers’ valiant knock of 95, nor was it Moeen Ali’s breakthroughs – it was the moment when Alastair Cook got hit by a 140kmph Jam
Australia have won the Ashes 32 times whereas England 31 The greatest clash of all in Cricket – The Ashes – is back for the 69th time in the history since 1882/83. This time it is in England and will begin at Cardiff on July 8. In previous Ashes in England, the visitors were given a defeat of 3-0 to retain the Ashes. But soon within six months, Australia thrashed the English with a 5-0 victory at their home to regain