The Ashes Series
Sports  /  Published 26.12.21

Ashes-winning captain no more

Ray Illingworth, a former England cricket captain, has died. He was 89.  Illingworth, who led England to a Test series victory in Australia in 1970-71, had been undergoing radiotherapy for esoph...
By Agencies in London

Sports  /  Published 26.12.21

Boland set for surprise debut

“Jhye and Nes were a little bit sore after Adelaide so we’ve decided to go with Scotty,” said captain Pat Cummins, who missed the second Test after being adjudged a close contact of ...
By Reuters

Cricket  /  Published 24.12.21

‘Covid-safe plan’ for Melbourne Test

The Melbourne Cricket Club is confident that the Boxing Day Test, starting on Sunday, will not turn into a super-spreader event as the fans have been told they will be ousted from the venue if they fl...
By Agencies in Melbourne

Sports  /  Published 19.12.21

Lyon shines as all-colour performer

England did not think it was wise to include a specialist spinner in the ongoing Adelaide Test, but Australia kept their faith in Nathan Lyon. It paid off for the hosts as Lyon collaborated with Mitch...

Sports  /  Published 19.12.21

England flatter to deceive, Starc shines

It was a ball Root could have left and the England captain was furious with himself as he walked off after falling short again of his first century in Australia. It soon got worse for England as Mala...
By Our Bureau


Cricket  /  Published 18.12.21

Aussies seize total control

Australia declared their first innings on 473/9 and then reduced England to 17/2 after a near-flawless evening session to take charge of the day-night second Ashes Test on Friday. Stand-in skipper St...
By Reuters in Adelaide

Cricket  /  Published 18.12.21

Labuschagne second to Don in elite club

Marnus Labuschagne enjoys winning games for his team more than any personal milestone, the 27-year-old said after his sixth Test century consolidated their position in the second Ashes Test against En...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta

Cricket  /  Published 17.12.21

Australia take Day I honours

David Warner fell short of his century but Marnus Labuschagne remained on course for a hundred as they put Australia, missing regular skipper Pat Cummins, in a strong position against England in the d...
By Reuters in Adelaide

Cricket  /  Published 16.12.21

England look to crash Australia's party

England are preparing to throw the kitchen sink at Australia in the day-night second Ashes test at Adelaide Oval in a bid to level the series after seeing their best-laid plans torn to shreds in the G...
By Reuters in Adelaide

Cricket  /  Published 15.12.21

Pink-ball Test: Root expects a response

England captain Joe Root is unsure of what his playing XI will be in the second Ashes Test — a day-night affair in Adelaide — but he expects opener Rory Burns and spinner Jack Leach to reb...
By Agencies


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