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Denly shines as England builds big lead

Joe Denly's fluent 94 put England in control of the final Ashes test and the hosts moved on to 313 for eight to lead Australia by 382 runs.

Australia’s Ashes hopes fade as England dominate fifth Test

England are aiming to restore pride even though Australia have already retained the Ashes urn.

Smith continues to paper over Australia’s batting cracks

Steve Smith says it has not been easy for the batters throughout this year's Ashes series.

Australia desperate to finish off England in Ashes finale

Australia finally saw off England on Sunday to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series, meaning they will retain the urn regardless of the result at the Oval.

Australia aim to finish Ashes mission with series win against England

To stand any chance of levelling the series, England will have to find a way to solve the riddle of the immovable Steve Smith.

Reluctant Bangladesh captain Shakib takes blame for Afghan loss

Afghanistan, playing only their third match ever, defeated Bangladesh by 224 runs with 3.2 overs left on the final day of a one-off match.

ECB ‘disturbed’ by allegations of racist chanting during Ashes test

A spectator wrote to the ECB to complain about racist and sexist chanting at the fourth Ashes test in Manchester.

Rashid-led Afghanistan beat rain to post massive win over Bangladesh

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan says Afghanistan deserves their victory.

Taunts from Manchester crowd just ‘white noise’ for Australia’s Lyon

Nathan Lyon says his job was to go out onto the field and play well, the taunts from the crowd just did not matter.

Australia retain Ashes with fourth Test triumph over England

Paceman Pat Cummins led the way, taking 4-43 in 24 overs but Steve Smith won the man-of-the-match award for his innings of 211 and 82.

Afghanistan sets Bangladesh a daunting target In Testmatch

Earlier in the game, the Afghanistan team were dismissed for 260 in their second innings, setting Bangladesh a record 398-run target. 

Pakistan’s PM remembers leg-spinner Qadir as ‘genius’

Former cricketer and current Prime Minister Imran Khan enjoyed a long and eventful association with Abdul Qadir as teammates.

Former Pakistan leg-spinner Qadir dies aged 63

Abdul Qadir made his Test debut against England in Lahore in 1977 and went on to play 67 Tests.

Smith’s double century puts Australia in command of fourth Ashes Test

England face an uphill task to deny Australia a win after Steve Smith’s brilliant double century.

Smith piles on agony for England after let-off

England's misery in the afternoon session was compounded when all-rounder Ben Stokes went off with an injury.

Smith hits 50 for Australia on Ashes return

This was Steve Smith's eighth successive Test 50 against England.

Indian fast bowler Shami faces arrest over assault claims

Mohammed Shami has been locked in a protracted legal battle with his wife Hasin Jahan, who has publicly accused him of having numerous affairs and harassment.

Waugh returns to give Australia an Ashes lift

Steve Waugh’s experience is valued by Australia’s coach Justin Langer.

Smith goes from crease to nets ahead of Ashes return

Steve Smith's return to the crease coincided with news that England has lost opening bowler James Anderson for the rest of the series.

England bowler Anderson out of the Ashes

England has been dealt a blow with James Anderson ruled out. Australia, on the other hand, receives a boost with Steve Smith proving his fitness.

Ian Botham anoints Stokes as England’s ‘Special One’

A full 28 years later, Stokes' unbeaten knock secured England an unlikely one-wicket win in the third Test and in the process kept the Ashes alive

Australian PM salutes UK counterpart on dramatic Ashes win

Briefly setting aside talks on global trade, security and the environment, the prime minsters of Australia and Britain traded jovial banter about cricket.

Sensational Stokes century levels Ashes series in dramatic fashion

This was England's highest successful fourth-innings chase and the tenth highest in Test history.

Root revives England’s Ashes hopes in third Test

Australia were denied an Ashes-clinching win in a match where victory would have seen them retain the Ashes at 2-0 up with two to play in a five-match series.