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The Ashes 2009

North aims for consistency

Aug 4, 2009: Marcus North wants his vital 96 on the final day at Edgbaston to be the innings that kick-starts a run of consistency and eliminates all doubt over his position at No. 6

Peter English

Are you England in disguise?

Aug 4, 2009: The 2009 Aussies have not just been a pale shadow of their brilliant predecessors - they're so pale, they have a distinctly Pommie tinge

Tim de Lisle

England v Australia, 3rd npower Test, Edgbaston, 5th day

Ponting says Australia have turned the corner

Aug 3, 2009: A bullish Ricky Ponting believes enough positives were drawn from the third Test to suggest his side had finally turned the corner

Alex Brown at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 3rd npower Test, Edgbaston, 5th day

Flintoff's fitness under the spotlight again

Aug 3, 2009: As Australia's batsmen rumbled onwards against a toothless, swing-less attack, the state of Andrew Flintoff's fitness became a significant cause for concern

Andrew Miller

England v Australia, 3rd npower Test, Edgbaston, 5th day

Australia's new working-class hero

Aug 3, 2009: Michael Clarke, the flashy millionaire who grew up playing all the shots, fine-tuned his working-class values to secure a relieving draw for Australia

Peter English at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 3rd npower Test, Edgbaston, 5th day

A slip, a drop and a blinder

Aug 3, 2009: The plays of the day from the final day at Edgbaston as Australia easily secured a draw

Andrew Miller at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 5th day

Clarke and North put Australia safe

Aug 3, 2009: After a rain-affected draw at Edgbaston, in which England's push for victory fell flat, the question now stands: who takes the momentum into Headingley?

The Bulletin by Alex Brown at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 3rd npower Test, Edgbaston, 5th day

Johnson comes out of his shell

Aug 3, 2009: Mitchell Johnson delivered on a promise to team-mates to "puff my chest out" against England on Sunday despite his series-long struggles with the ball

Peter English at Edgbaston

Third Test, day 5

Aug 3, 2009: Featuring Cricinfo's deputy editor Alex Brown, UK editor Andrew Miller and Australasia editor Peter English

England v Australia, 3rd npower Test, Edgbaston, 4th day

England's attack capable of victory, says Flintoff

Aug 2, 2009: For a man quite literally on his last leg, Andrew Flintoff is doing a mighty fine job of staving off the reports of his imminent demise

Andrew Miller at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 3rd npower Test, Edgbaston, 4th day

Hilfenhaus finds swing, Johnson loses cool

Aug 2, 2009: Operating like a swing man should, Ben Hilfenhaus created severe doubt with most deliveries due to varied amounts of curve

Peter English at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 3rd npower Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Flaring tempers, and Ponting's offspin bogey

Aug 2, 2009: Plays of the day from the third day of the Edgbaston Test between England and Australia

Andrew Miller at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 4th day

Aggressive England open up victory chance

Aug 2, 2009: Two wickets in the final session backed up positive half centuries from Andrew Flintoff and Stuart Broad to give England the chance to push for victory on the final day at Edgbaston

The Bulletin by Alex Brown at Edgbaston

Third Test, day 4

Aug 2, 2009: Featuring Cricinfo's deputy editor Alex Brown, UK editor Andrew Miller and Australasia editor Peter English

The Ashes 2009

Lee eyeing Headingley comeback

Aug 1, 2009: Australia's bowling stocks could receive a much-needed boost with Brett Lee eyeing a return in next week's fourth Test following a rib injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 3rd npower Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Watson wants to cement opening role

Aug 1, 2009: Shane Watson has already started thinking about being more alert at the beginning of an innings after his promising debut as a Test opener was ended by a first-ball dismissal on the second day

Peter English at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 3rd npower Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Flower remains optimistic about win

Aug 1, 2009: The coach Andy Flower believes England still have a chance of taking a 2-0 Ashes lead despite the third day being washed out at Edgbaston

Peter English at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 3rd Test, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Rain washes out third day's play

Aug 1, 2009: Despite the valiant efforts of the head groundsman Steve Rouse and his staff, rain forced the abandonment of the third day's play at Edgbaston

The Bulletin by Alex Brown at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 3rd npower Test, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Australia were outswung and outplayed

Jul 31, 2009: Australian bowlers search for seam movement and variation in bounce instead of swerve in the air. When it comes to swinging the ball they are always behind

Peter English at Edgbaston

England v Australia, 3rd npower Test, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Anderson swings into eminence

Jul 31, 2009: By picking up his first five-wicket haul against Australia, James Anderson has the opportunity to erase his awkward past and stride forward with confidence

Andrew Miller at Edgbaston
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