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England Go 2-0 Up Against Australia

An outstanding one-day success for England against Australia to go 2-0 up in the series.

 Chasing 271 to win, England stormed to 274-6 with more than six overs to spare.

Battling Kohli Keeps India In Centurion Test

India were indebted to their captain Virat Kohli on the second day of the second Test with South Africa at Centurion as he battled to finish on 85 not out at the close of play.

Kohli's knock held India's innings together as the tourists lost regular wickets throughout the day and they finished on 183 for 5, still 152 runs adrift of South Africa's first innings total of 335.

Record-Breaker Roy Hammers England To Victory In The First ODI

England opener Jason Roy broke plenty of records in Melbourne this morning as his brutal innings of 180 guided England to a comfortable five-wicket win over Australia in the First One-Day International.

Roy hit 16 fours and five sixes during his innings of 180 off 151 balls and in doing so he set the record for the highest ever ODI score by an England player.

Roy was ably supported by captain Joe Root, who guided England to their target of 305 with a fluent knock of 91 off 110 balls as the tourists took a 1-0 lead in this five-match series.

Earlier, England had restricted Australia to 304 for 8 off their 50 overs, with Aaron Finch (107) top scoring for the hosts. 

Stubborn Du Plessis Hauls South Africa To 335 All Out

South Africa have been bowled out for 335 during the morning session on Day Two of the second Test against India as a gritty half-century from captain Faff du Plessis hauled them towards a competitive total.

The Proteas had looked to be in control at 148 for 1 at Centurion yesterday but a clatter of wickets as India fought back left the hosts in danger of being skittled for a paltry total, although a 'nuggety' 63 off 142 balls from du Plessis has given the South African bowlers something to work with.

South Africa lead the three-match Test series 1-0 after winning in Cape Town last week.

England Chase 305 In The First ODI

Australia were indebted to a fine century from opener Aaron Finch as they set England a target of 305 in the first one-day international in Melbourne.

The usually explosive Finch produced a patient knock as he made 107 from 119 balls before being dismissed by Moeen Ali, while half-centuries from Mitchell Marsh (50) and Marcus Stoinis (60) ensured the hosts finished on 304 for 8.

In reply, England's openers, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow, have made an electric start to their innings and are 33 for 0.

India Fight Back In The Second Test Against South Africa

It is honours even following the opening day's play of the Second Test between South Africa and India at Centurion.

Having won the toss and elected to bat, South Africa had looked set to forge an imposing total as Aiden Markram (94) and Hashim Amla (82) were together at 148 for 1 but neither managed to kick on to score a century and their departures precipitated the loss of regular wickets.

India took three wickets in the final hour of the day alone to reduce South Africa to 269 for 6.

South Africa lead the three-match series 1-0 following their thrilling victory in Cape Town last week.

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Another Bad Day For England In Australia
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Australia Wrap Up The Ashes In Style

The Aussies have won the fifth test by an innings and 123 runs to complete a 4-0 series win.

It was Australia's second win by an innings during the series and completes a totally dominant display.

Back to the drawing board for England who must now bounce back in the one-day and T20 series'.

England On The Brink In Final Ashes Test

England's torrid Ashes tour continued over night, and Joe Root's men are staring down the barrel of a 4-0 series defeat, as the Australians head into day five at Sydney needing six more wickets to inflict more misery on the Three Lions.

Having declared on 649-7, with Shaun and Mitchell Marsh bagging centuries, England's batsmen struggled at the SCG and England ended the day on 96-4, which sees the visitors trail by 210 runs heading into the final day.

Root is at the crease on 42 not out, while his fellow Yorkshire partner Jonny Bairstow is 17 not out, and that pair will need to produce an almighty partnership, if they are to tie this Test match, and go home 3-0 losers.

Tough Day For England's Bowlers In The Final Ashes Test

England cricket fans will be counting the days down until this Ashes series is over, as the Three Lions bowlers faced another gruelling day trying to get the better of the Australian batsman, and it was Usman Khawaja who was the star of the show, as the silky left-handed hit 171, while the Marsh brothers, Shaun and Mitchell followed in the footsteps of Steve Smith by hitting half centuries.

The only positive moment for English fans was seeing debutant Mason Crane pick up his first wicket in Test cricket, as he got the wicket of the aforementioned Khawaja, as the Aussies finished day three on 479-4, 133 runs ahead of England.

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Malan Replaces Stokes In England ODI Squad, But Stokes Given Green Light For IPL

Dawid Malan has been named in England's ODI Squad for the upcoming one-day series with Australia, which follows the Ashes, and the Middlesex left-hander will take the place of Ben Stokes, who will not be donning the Three Lions shirt in the shorter format in the coming weeks.

Stokes was not picked for England following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub a few months ago, but the ECB have granted the all-rounder permission to enter the IPL Draft in the coming weeks.

Fourth Ashes Test Ends In A Draw

If you're just joining us then I'm afraid England have been denied a rare victory in the fourth test of the Ashes, which ended in a draw.

On the plus side the stalemate did halt a woeful eight game losing streak - never before had England lost nine in a row.

All in all it was a great response from England with Alastair Cook at long last turning up with a titanic 244 not out, however the visitors were once again frustrated by the excellent Steve Smith who bagged himself another century as Australia finished on 263-4 (99 in front) at the close.

The fifth and final test gets under way in Sydney on 4th January.

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