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8hAndrew McGlashan

Rebuilding Australia meet confident England in ODIs

England overcame World Cup runner's up New Zealand earlier this season, and are aiming to go one better as they take on winners Australia in a five-match series which begins at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday.

16hAndrew McGlashan

Moeen enjoys return to the top

The word 'versatile' does not even begin to describe England's Moeen Ali, writes Andrew McGlashan.

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17hBrydon Coverdale

Australia enter Steve Smith era

Steve Smith begins his captaincy against England on Thursday, the start of a four-year project that will take him to the 2019 World Cup.

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17hGeorge Dobell

Vibrant England show nerve in five-run win

After a grim 2014 when they lost nine of their 12 T20s, including a wretched World T20 campaign, new-look England have now won three in a row and have defeated the No.2 ranked side, Australia.

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4dGeorge Dobell at Edgbaston

Lancashire end long wait for T20 title

Lancashire clinched their first piece of limited-over silverware since 1999 with a 13-run victory over Northamptonshire in the final of the NatWest T20 Blast.

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5dGeorge Dobell

Blast a casualty as ECB wages T20 war

Despite the rising attendance figures it seems there are those high up at the ECB who do not want the Blast to succeed, writes George Dobell.

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5dMelinda Farrell

England crumble as Australia regain The Ashes

Australia secured their first Women's Ashes victory in England in 14 years with a ruthless bowling display in the second T20 in Hove.

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6dJack Wilson

How I fell in love with cricket

Retired Germany and Liverpool footballer Dietmar Hamann tells ESPNcricinfo's The Cricket Monthly magazine how The Ashes had him hooked - and which players he enjoys watching.

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Notts star found asleep in car after T20 win

Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor took refuge in an unlocked vehicle as celebrations got out of hand after Nottinghamshire's progress to the semi-finals of the Royal London Cup.

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Rashid battles to prove his worth

As it often does, Hove had acquired a rather somnolent air. In sweltering heat, Sussex's openers were going nowhere on the second afternoon. Yorkshire's seamers had bowled with parsimony but without bite on a pitch designed to neuter them.

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9dDaniel Brettig

Rogers peaks in series of change

ESPNcricinfo's Daniel Brettig rates each Australia player involved in this summer's Ashes series out of 10.

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England rest Root for T20 and ODI series

Joe Root will not play for England again this season after being rested from the one-off T20 and one-day series against Australia, with Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes recalled.

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10dDavid Hopps

Root and Warner end Ashes feud

All it took was a few drinks in The Oval dressing room after the Investec Test series for Joe Root and David Warner to end the simmering feud that burst into being on the last Ashes tour.

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10dDaniel Brettig

Clarke's parting plea for better Test pitches

Michael Clarke says groundsmen should be granted the freedom to prepare the pitches they see fit after the conclusion of the equal shortest Ashes series ever.

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10dDaniel Brettig

How Australia were humbled

When Australia's quest for Ashes victory was mapped out just days after the World Cup triumph few batted an eyelid, but when the team landed on these shores plans quickly unravelled.

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10dMark Nicholas

High drama, low tension

There was some crazy cricket in the Ashes although the quality was not always high, writes Mark Nicholas. Yet for both teams it is the final outcome that matters. Careers are defined.

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10dJarrod Kimber

Job done for England and captain Cook

Alastair Cook has worked hard for everything he has achieved as a batsman and England captain. Why? Because being a success is his reason for being.

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10dDavid Hopps

Victory sends off Clarke and Rogers on a high

Australia thrash England by an innings and 46 runs in the final Ashes Test to send off retiring captain Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers with victory.

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10dGeorge Dobell

England must confront old spin concerns

The Ashes are regained but England have been horribly poor at The Oval not least in their playing of Nathan Lyon which does not bode well for challenges ahead, writes George Dobell.

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11dDaniel Brettig

Lyon is Clarke's greatest legacy

It is fitting that spin is playing a key role for Australia in Michael Clarke's final Test as he has always been a captain who has understood and nurtured the art, writes Daniel Brettig.

11dAlan Tyers

Two bad teams? Or two thick teams?

Neither England nor Australia have appeared capable of digging in and batting out a day when under pressure, but it matters little as the Ashes is already won, writes Alan Tyers.

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