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Australia in England 2009

One-day series was too long - Ponting

The seven-match ODI series between England and Australia was too long and has disadvantaged the teams ahead of the Champions Trophy, according to Ricky Ponting

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Player workload

PCA chief warns of burn-out

Sean Morris, the chief executive of the Professional Cricketers' Association, has again warned about the schedules that the top players are facing

England v Australia, 7th ODI, Chester-le-Street

Australia target historic whitewash

England are on the brink of an unwanted piece of history. No team has ever been whitewashed in a seven-match series and the fragile team faces a huge challenge to stave of Australia at Chester-le-Street

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England v Australia, 7th ODI, Chester-le-Street

6-0 flatters Australia a bit - Anderson

James Anderson has said the players never really clicked as a team in the one-day series but they felt the 6-0 scoreline flattered Australia

England v Australia, 6th ODI, Trent Bridge

Centurion Paine slots in seamlessly

If further proof were needed that Tim Paine was evolving into a legitimate Australian cricketer, it came when he was asked whether he harboured any sympathy for Andrew Strauss's downtrodden Englishmen

England v Australia, 6th ODI, Trent Bridge

Paine sets up crushing victory

Tim Paine's maiden one-day international century and two spectacular, direct-hit run-outs from Ricky Ponting sent England tumbling to their third heaviest all-time home defeat and a sixth consecutive loss to Australia