Share this page. Lyon, once he had been reselected, bowled steadily, and acquitted himself gamely against the menacing Pietersen. Australia need a repeat performance down under. However rain and poor light meant that only 20 overs were played. If Agar turns out to be as good a bowler as the batsman who made 98 on debut, he'll play Tests. His return from a serious knee injury gave the team a huge lift, and his outstanding hundred at Old Trafford plus his rapid half-century at The Oval underlined his world-class qualities. And when Clarke's locum George Bailey described the episode as "a very minor incident" which had been dealt with in-house, that house was revealed to be in a different street from the one belonging to CA's chief executive, James Sutherland. Four different batsmen plus a nightwatchman occupied No. It is possible that, at times, they overestimated Australia, and that Cook and team director Andy Flower threw their defensive switch prematurely. The second was an altogether more one-sided affair, with England winning by runs after skittling the tourists for in their first innings.
The Ashes series was a series of Test cricket matches contested between England and The five venues used in the series were Trent Bridge, Lord's, Old Trafford, the Riverside Ground and The Oval. There were questions as to whether.
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England retained the Ashes by drawing the third Test as rain ended Australia's final-day victory push at Old Trafford. Cook's team need to draw only one of the remaining two Tests to win the series and underline their recent domination of one of sport's oldest contests. With England's home Ashes series concluded, former England and his outstanding hundred at Old Trafford plus his rapid half-century at The.
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Retrieved 1 June Meanwhile, Arthur gave an interview in which he played down the incident: "We are going to get a bit of ill-judgment, and some players are going to learn the hard way, but those are our best players.
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The England squad for the first Test was announced on 6 Julythe most notable absentee being batsman Nick Comptonwho had opened the batting with captain Alastair Cook in each of the nine Tests since the retirement of former captain Andrew Strauss ; Compton was replaced in the opening partnership by year-old Joe Root. United States. In the opening innings the English bowlers were ineffective against the Australian batsmen, with captain Michael Clarke scoring runs.
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Scoring quickly to push for a declaration, they reached in their second innings on Sunday when bad light and rain ended play two hours early.
Wisden home Almanack archive home home. England retained the Ashes by drawing the third Test as rain ended Australia's final-day victory push at Old Trafford. Cricket Australia Read more on Cricket Australia.
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Pattinson showed spirit until he was invalided out of the tour with a stress fracture after the Second Test. All players go through dips in form but I expect Trott to come back stronger from this ordeal.
Public-affairs professionals produced a constant stream of announcements and clarifications, some of them adding to the confusion. The England squad for the first Test was announced on 6 Julythe most notable absentee being batsman Nick Comptonwho had opened the batting with captain Alastair Cook in each of the nine Tests since the retirement of former captain Andrew Strauss ; Compton was replaced in the opening partnership by year-old Joe Root.
England managed to dismiss Australia before the end of the day's play, securing a 2—0 lead in the series.
The players will be the first to admit that they haven't played to their full potential, but to win their third Ashes series in a row by such a handsome margin is a tremendous achievement.
Australia's most reliable batsman now has to watch his back as he contemplates a one-day grind before the next Ashes series.
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The Daily Telegraph. Despite securing the Ashes in somewhat underwhelming circumstances, England will reflect with pride on their victories in the first two Tests that left Australia needing to win the three remaining matches to regain the urn. Cricket Home. We've got to back them. With rain forcing play to be abandoned on the fourth day, England managed to push to all out just after lunch on the fifth day.
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|Australia, who won eight consecutive Ashes series between andwill hope to salvage a draw from the series before the return contest down under, starting in November.
Lowest team innings [n 3]. Agar's score of 98 set the Test record for the most runs in an innings by a number 11 batsman  and by a number 11 on debut. Although there were then periodic breaks in the cloud, they never lasted long enough for the match to resume. The first Test at Trent Bridge served up a nerve-shredding conclusion as Australia's final pair took them to the brink of victory before James Anderson removed Haddin to clinch a run victory.