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Australia news

Selection shift 'surprised' Smith - Cowan

Ed Cowan has revealed that Australia captain Steven Smith was surprised at how the national selectors ignored Cricket Australia's directive to choose younger players for the first Ashes Test

Danielle Wyatt struck a flurry of boundaries at the start

Australia v England, Women's Ashes, 3rd T20I, Canberra

Wyatt's 56-ball century wipes out Australia

Danielle Wyatt recorded the first-ever century by an England batsman in women's T20Is to set up a record chase in the final T20I, a result that had no bearing on Australia's hold on the Ashes

Katherine Brunt reaches out to play a shot

Australia v England, 2nd T20I, Canberra, Women's Ashes 2017-18

Brunt, Sciver make it 1-1 in T20I series

The Ashes may have been lost but England have an opportunity to inflict a fifth successive T20I series loss on Australia at home

Shaun Marsh struck his sixth Test fifty

The Ashes 2017-18

Better the Marsh we know - Lehmann

Shaun Marsh's ability to play match-winning innings in the past and his experience pressed his case for an Ashes selection, even as other batsmen failed to cope with the pressure of vying for a spot in the squad

Ellyse Perry struck twice on two balls

Australia v England, 1st T20I, North Sydney Oval

Mooney leads Australia's surge to the Ashes

Beth Mooney hit an unbeaten 86 off 56 balls as Australia retained the Women's Ashes in emphatic style with a six-wicket victory in the first T20I at North Sydney Oval