The tourists fell to an eight-wicket defeat in the second match in the two match series
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Twenty20 series: England opener Alex Hales confident of comeback to win three-match series after Hobart defeat
Thursday 30 January 2014
England suffered yet another defeat in the opening Twenty20 match against Australia and need to win the remaining two if they are to take the series
Friday 24 January 2014
A rapid-fire 71 from Jos Buttler helps England to record a 57-run victory any finally earn relief as they avoid equalling their worst ever run of defeats
Monday 20 January 2014
A tiny bat the size of a human thumb has become the first to be recorded crossing the North Sea from Britain to mainland Europe – before meeting an untimely end in the Netherlands.
Thursday 16 January 2014
The 24-year-old played two Tests against South Africa in 2012
A new plan to save Australian wildlife prioritises saving species which add the most to the economy. But is this a mercenary approach, or just good sense?
Monday 13 January 2014
If you have nearly 100 critically endangered animals, how do you target limited conservation resources? Australian scientists have come up with one solution, using a mathematical equation to determine which species should be saved and which let go.
Comment: Kevin Pietersen's position in this war with Andy Flower is weakened by his total lack of form
Tuesday 07 January 2014
The batsman faces being ousted from the international set-up following England's 5-0 defeat in the Ashes
Ashes 2013/14: Shane Watson’s flat-footed dismissal typical of a batsman for whom there is a yawning gulf between his performance and his potential
Friday 13 December 2013
The Aussie Angle: No one promises more nor falls short so often. He is Australia’s biggest tease
Ashes 2013-14: With Mitchell Johnson firing and England stuttering, signs are there that the urn is heading back to Australia
Sunday 24 November 2013
Normal service has been resumed. Almost.
Sunday 24 November 2013
The first session of the First Test has often proved a pivotal passage of play in Ashes series Down Under. Even the first ball; Steve Harmison’s wide to second slip in 2006, or Michael Slater smashing Phil DeFreitas through cover point for four in 1994. It tends to “set the tone”, as the pundits like to say – and the tone in the Sky Sports commentary box these days is like a dressing-room banter free-for-all.
Thursday 14 November 2013
Jo Nesbo gently but firmly clutched my arm. I was to talk to him at the Manchester Literature Festival, and our names had been announced; we were heading for the stage.
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Diary of a cricket obsessive
The Ashes 2013-14: Australia A v England XI, third day, match report - another washout brings frustration - and concern
Friday 08 November 2013
England XI first Innings 318 for 0 (93 overs)
Wednesday 06 November 2013
This week we’ve seen the best and worst sides of drunken excesses. What have we learnt? Just like in life: llamas good, racism bad.
Friday 11 October 2013
London Fire Brigade has revealed some of the strangest requests their control room has received recently
Monday 07 October 2013
The bugs have probably infected bats for millions of years and their immune system has evolved to cope
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
- 4 Alex Salmond: 'The rocks would melt with the sun before I'd ever set foot in the House of Lords'