England have forced their way out of many difficult positions in recent series, but they must now be wondering if the Ashes are slipping from their grasp
The Aussie Angle
Three missed catches take shine off solid opening day for tourists as Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar justify selection and Ben Stokes performs well in first Test
The hosts have retained George Bailey at number six
David Nixon was relieved of his duties after lunch on the second day of England's warm-up match against a CA Chairman's XI at Traeger Park
As if he had not done enough damage, Mitchell Johnson verbally bounced England on Wednesday. In a press conference in Perth, his home town, the fastest bowler in the world announced that Australia would continue bouncing their opponents.
Eighteen-year-old Surrey batsman Dominic Sibley was bowled out for 242 against Yorkshire yesterday after entering the record books as the youngest double centurion in English county cricket.
The squad for the tour Down Under has been announced
Tim Bresnan and Graham Onions miss out with injury but Steve Finn recalled
ECB demands apology from TV station after batsman is accused of trying to cheat Hot Spot
Panesar given a fixed penalty notice after it was reported he urinated onto doormen at a Brighton nightclub
Tourists rely on fielding mentor Rixon to oversee progression of Agar and Lyon
The drawings are being auctioned on eBay for charity
Sussex’s unbeaten record ends with a crushing ten-wicket defeat
Are the Aussies taking the Mickey?
Batsman of the day