Tag: Tim Paine
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.
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.
Tim Paine says Australia's batsmen are used to facing pace and have a few useful speedsters of their own.
With improved weather conditions, Tim Paine is set to bat against England at the Ashes Test tomorrow.
Tim Paine's arrival in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal has forced a rethink about the Australian team's approach to the game.
Renowned for his obsessive approach to training, Smith is back in the test squad along with David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.
Tim Paine wastes precious little time to tick one of the boxes and wins only his second toss as Australia's captain, by flipping the coin with his left hand.
Paine said Australia's much-vaunted pace attack hadn't used the bouncer effectively in their recent series loss to India.
Marcus Harris, Marnus Labuschagne, Shaun Marsh and Travis Head were all dismissed in the second session, before captain Tim Paine followed shortly after the tea break.
It was Paine's first Test win in five matches since taking over from the suspended Steve Smith in South Africa.
Australia needs five wickets to end a barren six-test run and provide Paine with his first triumph as skipper.
Australia skipper Tim Paine admitted there were shortcomings in Adelaide, but he was largely happy with how the team performed.
Thursday's opening delivery of the first test against India marks the start of a long summer job to win back the hearts of a sceptical public.
Paine has also pledged to shake opponents' hands before each match as a mark of respect in a bid to change the culture within the side.
Tim Paine will be replaced by Alex Carey, so Aaron Finch will take over as captain.
Tim Paine will captain Australia for the first time when they play against Pakistan.