first ashes test

Harris looking forward to Boxing Day Test, says knee injury is history


December 20th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Perth, Dec. 20 (ANI): Dismissing concerns about his knee injury, Queensland fast bowler Ryan Harris, who claimed nine wickets in the third Ashes Test against England in Perth, has said that he ... Read more...

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Ashes 2010: Strauss says England not complacent ahead of second Test


December 2nd, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Dec.2 (ANI): England cricket captain Andrew Strauss is adamant that his team will not be swept away by Australia here as it was in 2006, nor would the squad be complacent ... Read more...

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Calling dreary Gabba draw “a fantastic contest” insult to Test cricket: Roebuck


November 30th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 30(ANI): Noted cricket commentator Peter Roebuck has said that dismissal of just two batsmen in the last two days of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba is not good ... Read more...

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Ponting defends Oz bowlers’ performance on ‘foreign Gabba wicket’


November 30th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov 30(ANI): Australian captain Ricky Ponting has defended his bowlers efforts in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane, saying that he had "never played on a Gabba wicket like that in ... Read more...

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Flower praises ‘outstanding’ England fightback in Ashes opener


November 30th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov 30(ANI): England coach Andy Flower has lauded his team's resilience in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba and expects more of the same in Adelaide.Flower believes that his team's ... Read more...

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Good bowling, not back injury behind Clarke’s Gabba flop show: Nielsen


November 30th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov 30(ANI): Australian coach Tim Nielsen has denied suggestions that vice-captain Michael Clarke was hampered by a back injury during his pained innings in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba.Clarke ... Read more...

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Oz flop-show at Gabba may force bowling changes for second Ashes Test: Nielsen


November 30th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov 30(ANI): Australian coach Tim Nielsen has said that his team has been forced to consider changes to their bowling attack after a poor showing on the final two days of ... Read more...

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Chastening reality pushes Oz selectors back to the drawing board


November 30th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov.30 (ANI): With the first Ashes Test held here drawn, and England seemingly coming out on top during the encounter in all departments of the game, the Australian selectors have been ... Read more...

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Sangakkara replaces Tendulkar as number one Test batsman


November 29th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 29 (IANS) Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara Monday replaced India's Sachin Tendulkar to be the number one batsman in the International Cricket Council's Test rankings.Sangakkara, who ... Read more...

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Strauss angry with himself over cheap dismissal in Ashes opener


November 28th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov 28(ANI): England captain Andrew Strauss has expressed disappointment over his own failure as a batsman in getting out to part-time spinner Marcus North in the second innings of the first ... Read more...

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Hussey, Haddin tons put Australia in command against England in Ashes opener


November 27th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov 27(ANI): Australian batsmen Michael Hussey and Brad Haddin hit centuries on Saturday to lift the hosts to a commanding 221-run first-innings lead over England on day three of the first ... Read more...

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Indian-origin doctor removes cancer from coach Flower’s eye


November 27th, 2010 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov.27 (ANI): England cricket team coach Andy Flower missed the second day's play of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba as he was in hospital being operated by an Indian-origin ... Read more...

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‘Hat trick hero’ Siddle to keep lucky charm ‘Movember’ act for entire Ashes series


November 26th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane, Nov 26(ANI): Australian hat-trick hero Peter Siddle's 'Movember' act could be here to stay longer following his sensational six-wicket haul against England in the ongoing first Ashes Test in Brisbane.Movember, a ... Read more...

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Ashes: Siddle helps Australia bundle out England for 260 in Brisbane Test


November 25th, 2010 - 3:15 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Nov.25 (ANI): The first Ashes Test of 2010 between Australia and England got off to an exciting start with the hosts bundling out the visitors for 260 on the first ... Read more...

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England Ashes cricket fan cycles 15,500 miles from Lord’s to the Gabba for charity!


November 25th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 25(ANI): England cricket fan Oli Broom has completed a remarkable cycling journey for charity from Lord's to the Gabba in Brisbane in time for the first Ashes Test.Broom has ... Read more...

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South Africa retains second spot in ICC Test ranking despite draws against Pak


November 25th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Nov 25(ANI): Second-ranked South Africa and sixth-placed Pakistan have moved in different directions in the ICC Test Championship table after their two-Test series ended with both games drawn.South Africa had ... Read more...

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North battling to demystify enigma behind his batting peaks and troughs


November 24th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 24(ANI): Australian middle-order batsman Marcus North admits that he struggles to fully understand why his career has been so distorted.North has scored five centuries in 19 Tests, but he ... Read more...

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Oz planning to “cook” England bowlers in Australian summer: Shane Watson


November 23rd, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 23 (ANI): The Australian team plans to "cook" England's trio of quicks- Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Steven Finn- along with spinner Graeme Swann in the Ashes, Aussie batsman Shane ... Read more...

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‘I want to leave a great legacy for Australian cricket,’ says Ponting


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Nov. 23 (ANI): Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has said that he is concerned and worried about the legacy that he leaves behind once he decides to hang up his ... Read more...

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England, Australia evenly matched for Ashes combat: Langer


November 23rd, 2010 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Nov.23 (ANI): Former Australian opener and now batting coach of the current side Justin Langer believes that both England and Australia are evenly matched going into the first Ashes Test ... Read more...

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Anderson has no intention of doing a Harmy repeat at Gabba


November 22nd, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Nov.22 (ANI): Lancashire and England fast bowler James Anderson has vowed not to repeat Steve Harmison's first ball in The Ashes series flying straight to second slip."The only way it ... Read more...

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Ashes: NSW’s Usman Khawaja called in as cover for injured Clarke


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney/Brisbane (Australia), Nov.22 (ANI): The Australian selectors have called in New South Wales middle-order batsman Usman Khawaja as cover for injured vice-captain Michael Clarke for the first Ashes Test to be played ... Read more...

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Krejza denies he’s the fall guy in Doherty’s rise to Oz Ashes squad


November 22nd, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 22(ANI): Australian off-spinner Jason Krejza has quashed speculation that it was because he had fallen out with Tasmania's hierarchy which resulted in Xavier Doherty's remarkable rise to the Ashes squad.Doherty's ... Read more...

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Ashes: Pietersen ready to face Doherty test


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Nov.22 (ANI): Key England batsman Kevin Pietersen has revealed that he is ready to face the challenge likely to be posed by Australian and Tasmanian left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty in ... Read more...

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Smith ‘quite surprised’ at dumping of Hauritz for Ashes opener


November 21st, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 21(ANI): Australian all-rounder Steven Smith has said that he is "quite surprised" at the dumping of off-spinner Nathan Hauritz in favour of uncapped left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty.Doherty has been included ... Read more...

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Smith’s embarrassing first-ball duck after getting selected in Oz Ashes squad


November 20th, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 20 (ANI): Young all-rounder Steve Smith, who was named in the 13 man Ashes squad for the first Test, made an embarrassing first-ball duck for Australia A on Saturday against ... Read more...

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Uncapped Doherty, Smith in Oz squad in place of Hauritz for first Ashes Test


November 20th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 20 (ANI): The Australian selectors have named uncapped spinners Xavier Doherty and Steve Smith in the 13-man Australian squad for the first Ashes Test, dumping Nathan Hauritz.Hauritz paid the price ... Read more...

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Johnson says confidence as a bowler has returned


November 19th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov.19 (ANI): Having scored an unbeaten 121 for Western Australia against Victoria on Thursday, anyone would have thought that Mitchell Johnson would be satisfied with that performance in the run-up to ... Read more...

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Kaspro warns England about Gabba ahead of Ashes Test


November 19th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Brisbane (Australia), Nov.19 (ANI): Former Australian and Queensland fast bowler Michael Kasprowicz has warned England that they can expect some surprises when they take on Australia in the first Ashes Test at ... Read more...

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Bell scores 192 as England pile on runs against Australia A


November 19th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 19 (ANI): Ian Bell warmed up for next week's first Ashes Test in Brisbane with a massive innings of 192 against Australia A.England were bowled out for 523 in their ... Read more...

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‘Joker’ Swann will prove to be a ‘world-beater’ in Ashes series, says brother


November 19th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19(ANI): Graeme Swann's brother Alec reckons that the England off-spinner will be a force to reckon with when the first Ashes Test against Australia begins on November 25."Graeme's record in ... Read more...

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Pietersen’s inability to handle left-arm spin, not giant ego his Achilles heel


November 19th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 19 (ANI): England batsman Kevin Pietersen's inability to handle left-arm spin bowling with confidence has strengthened Xavier Doherty's chances of playing in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.Australia A's ... Read more...

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England batting juggernaut rolls on as Aussies stutter ahead of Ashes


November 18th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 18(ANI): England batsmen Ian Bell scored a century while Paul Collingwood made a confident half-century to boost the visitors lead-up to the first Ashes Test.Bell scored an unbeaten 121 off ... Read more...

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‘Born again’ Johnson desperate to make up for ‘unfinished business’ with England


November 17th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Nov 17(ANI): Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson insists that he is ready to "knock over" England batsmen when the first Ashes Test begins in Brisbane on November 25.Johnson was ridiculed for ... Read more...

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Hauritz is Australia’s No.1 spinner, says Warne


November 16th, 2010 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov. 16 (ANI): Former leg spinner Shane Warne has declared Nathan Hauritz as Australia's No.1 spinner and added that he deserves his spot in the team for the first Ashes Test ... Read more...

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