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Fifth Ashes Test, lunchtime chat, 4th day

Aug 23, 2009: Featuring Cricinfo's deputy editor Alex Brown, UK editor Andrew Miller and Australasia editor Peter English

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England v Australia, 1st npower Test, Cardiff, 3rd day

Trott destroys Australian hopes

Aug 22, 2009: What had been billed a farewell bash for Andrew Flintoff became a debutant ball for Jonathan Trott

Alex Brown at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Is there cause for English pessimism?

Aug 22, 2009: Six sessions remain in which the destination of the Ashes will be decided, and England must surely believe that the litany of surprises that have been strung out across this summer have finally run their course

Andrew Miller at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Pitch hasn't changed - North

Aug 22, 2009: Despite the team management discussing how bare the surface was in the lead-up, the selectors relied on four fast bowlers instead of calling on Nathan Hauritz's offspin

Peter English at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Bloodied and nearly beaten

Aug 22, 2009: For most of Ricky Ponting's life a tour of England was the highlight for an Australian player. The experience has not been as enjoyable under his leadership

Peter English at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Another Ashes scar for Ponting

Aug 22, 2009: Peter English presents the plays of the day from the third day of the deciding Test

Peter English at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Trott buries Australia with debut ton

Aug 22, 2009: Jonathan Trott produced a debut hundred of the highest class to set Australia a huge 546 for victory, but they aren't about to give up without a fight

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller at The Oval

Fifth Ashes Test, lunchtime chat, 3rd day

Aug 22, 2009: Featuring Cricinfo's deputy editor Alex Brown, UK editor Andrew Miller and Australasia editor Peter English

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Australia's heads left spinning

Aug 21, 2009: Australia tried to talk a good game after their second-day collapse, but even their confidence seemed to have a hit as they face a massive challenge to retain the Ashes

Andrew Miller at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Pitch causes a dust storm

Aug 21, 2009: There's nothing quite like a pitch imbroglio to stir the passions, and even moreso when that strip is playing host to an Ashes decider

Alex Brown at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Broad reaches hero status

Aug 21, 2009: Stuart Broad's five wickets after lunch gave England a chance to regain the Ashes, helping him join an impressive list of England allrounders who have floored Australia in their favourite contest

Peter English at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Whither Michael Hussey?

Aug 21, 2009: The latest duck for Australia's No. 4 has raised further questions over his future in the team

Alex Brown at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Strauss on song, Ponting not

Aug 21, 2009: Australia's openers stood firm during a torrid 20.2-over session on the second morning at The Oval, employing luck and skill in equal measures to chisel their way to 61 for 0

Peter English at The Oval

England news

ECB quiet on Flintoff surgery report

Aug 21, 2009: The ECB has refused to comment on a newspaper report that Andrew Flintoff will undergo major knee surgery straight after the final Ashes Test and be out of action until next season

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 5th npower Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Broad and Swann give England control

Aug 21, 2009: Stuart Broad produced a bowling performance to rival that of Andrew Flintoff at Lord's as Australia felt their grip on the Ashes being prised away, finger by finger, on a sensational second day at The Oval

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller at The Oval

Fifth Ashes Test, lunchtime chat, 2nd day

Aug 21, 2009: Featuring Cricinfo's deputy editor Alex Brown, UK editor Andrew Miller and Australasia editor Peter English

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 1st day

Perseverance in Siddle pays off

Aug 20, 2009: Mitchell Johnson, Ben Hilfenhaus and Stuart Clark all struggled at various junctures and, if not for a succession of muddle-headed strokes, Australia might have faced a more treacherous path over the coming four days

Alex Brown at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 1st day

Lacklustre bowling succeeds against muddle-headed batting

Aug 20, 2009: Mitchell Johnson, Ben Hilfenhaus and Stuart Clark all struggled at various junctures and, if not for a succession of muddle-headed strokes, Australia might have faced a more treacherous path over the coming four days

Alex Brown at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 1st day

Bell rediscovers his ugly side

Aug 20, 2009: Ian Bell and Churchillian rhetoric do not tend to belong in the same sentence - in fact, chinchillian would be an adjective more befitting of such a mousy character - but his 72 provided much needed evidence of a batsman willing to tough it out

Andrew Miller at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th Test, The Oval, 1st day

Bell optimistic on dusty pitch

Aug 20, 2009: An unfamiliar and subcontinent-style pitch has revived England's hopes of capturing the Ashes despite the hosts falling away after a useful start to the deciding Ashes Test

Peter English at The Oval
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