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Watson was due to be rested for Friday's match in Brisbane but will also sit out the third and fourth One-Day Internationals in Sydney and Perth
Cook was walking back to the pavilion within the first over but Ravi Bopara stares with the ball to earn 172-run victory
England captain admits lying in bed thinking about the way forward and ‘the decisions that go with that’ as debate about the leading batsman continues, writes Stephen Brenkley in Melbourne
Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris needs surgery on his troublesome knee but the Ashes hero will delay the operation to be a part of the team's tour of South Africa next month.
Both Flower and England captain Alastair Cook are under pressure as they try to avoid a 5-0 Ashes whitewash to Australia
Flower praises 'outstanding' Swann but admits he had hoped the 34-year-old would see out the remainder of the tour
Australia could record their second 5-0 series win in three Ashes tours Down Under following the 2006-07 success
After comprehensive eight-wicket victory over England in Melbourne, focus now turns to final Test in Sydney starting on 3 January
Warner hit a half-century off just 31 balls after he was afforded time at the crease away from the Ashes Series
England bowler has fallen off the radar since tinkering with his run-up but says he is almost back to his best
Both Finn and Boyd Rankin are yet to be used in the bowling attack and Finn admits that it has been frustrating watching the side surrender the Ashes from the sidelines
England lost in Perth to go down 3-0 in the Series and lose their four year hold on the Ashes
While the New Zealand coach, Stephen Kearney, is doing his best to give his world champions the tag of underdogs before Saturday’s World Cup final against Australia, Kangaroos forward Greg Bird is having none of it.
The Northern Irish golfer admits Trott's departure represents the growing ever-increasing toll that sport can have on the mental state of those who compete
The 20-year-old was taking part in a 75 mile race
Australia XI v England, tour match, SCG, fourth day