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England women claim a 61-run victory over their Australian counterparts to take an important lead in the current Ashes series
Flower praises 'outstanding' Swann but admits he had hoped the 34-year-old would see out the remainder of the tour
England's top order once again collapsed after they looked set to build towards a good score with Kevin Pietersen the only one to push on past 50
Tourists labour to 226 for 6 before 91,000 crowd
Swann commented on his brother's Facebook page but has since apologised on his remark via his Twitter account
England lost in Perth to go down 3-0 in the Series and lose their four year hold on the Ashes
Broad did not bowl after suffering the blow to his right foot by a Mitchell Johnson full toss delivery but x-rays have confirmed that he has not suffered a fracture
Tourists’ attempted fightback in crucial Third Test in Perth is restricted by indisciplined batting, tight Australian bowling and sheer bad luck
The Ashes holders are 2-0 down after just two Tests but Prior claims England believe they can still win the five-Test series
New measures for west coast come after spate of recent killings – but are slammed by environmental campaigners
Australia can hardly believe what is happening. Two weeks ago as the Ashes series was about to start, the mood was one of despair and lament for the years of glory long past.
Australia v England, Second Test, Adelaide Oval, fifth day
Selection options for the Second Ashes Test starting on Thursday revolve around how to fill a Trott-sized hole and which bowlers to use, writes Stephen Brenkley in Alice Springs
Australia XI v England, tour match, SCG, fourth day
Australia: 271 for 5
England’s worries for the Ashes increased today. As if their lack of meaningful cricket were not enough, Matt Prior, their wicketkeeper, failed to take the field for Australia A’s innings on the fourth day of the tour match.