Tim de Lisle

Reflection

Raking over these Ashes

Tim de Lisle looks at the best and worst moments of the 2006-07 Ashes series

Action: fifth Test

England's troubles turn to farce

History repeats itself, Marx said – the first time as tragedy, the second as farce

Action: fifth Test

Where is Australia's fortress?

At the start of this series, there was much talk about Brisbane being Australia's fortress

Action: fifth Test

Thx Fred

The pattern of a long series is seldom uniform – men who make double hundreds at the start often find ducks waiting for them at the end

Action: fourth Test

Were England spineless?

There's an adjective we'll be seeing a lot of in the next day or two: spineless

Action: fourth Test

Not the same old story

There’s a headline on the BBC site today saying “Same old story”

Real life

Goodbye Mr Clinical

You wait ages for a bogeyman’s retirement, then two come along at once

Real life

Timing, Shane

We were expecting two retirements today, and we got them – but only one was expected