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Day 5

370dGeorge Dobell in Adelaide

Spectre of the whitewash will test Root's belief

The Ashes currently seem a distant prize for England after they went 2-0 down but the captain believes the team are in a better state than they were four years ago

370dDaniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

Hazlewood steps up in shades of McGrath

Josh Hazlewood has not been at his best in this series, but his pinpoint onslaught on the fifth day at Adelaide effectively sealed the Test

Day 4

371dThe Report by Brydon Coverdale

Root keeps England alive in record chase

England gave themselves a chance of pulling off an unlikely victory with Joe Root anchoring their pursuit of 354 after James Anderson led the way with the ball

371dGaurav Sundararaman

Anderson's maiden five-for in Australia

James Anderson took his first five-wicket haul in Australia after 30 innings and also became the oldest to do so in Australia since Glenn McGrath in 2006

370dAndrew Miller

Four omens for England Ashes despair ...

Think England have got a chance on the final day at Adelaide? Pah, think again. Australia always find a way to be killjoys in crucial Ashes contests.

Day 3

372dDaniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

Batting again 'Smith's call' - Starc

Mitchell Starc said that Steven Smith did not consult his fast bowlers before opting not to enforce the follow-on on the third day of the second Ashes Test

372dDaniel Brettig in Adelaide

Lyon goes from cult hero to real hero

For many years a support act, then last summer a novelty, Nathan Lyon has become very much the main attraction this summer

Day 2

373dGeorge Dobell in Adelaide

England's death by a thousand off-cutters

England have been hamstrung by injuries to the bowlers who could have added some extra zip to the Ashes squad, but regardless of success at home they must address the need for speed

373dGeorge Dobell in Adelaide

England look to Wood as pace deficit starts to tell

England hope Mark Wood will be available to play for them in the two-day warm-up match in Perth ahead of the third Test.While Wood is not currently part of the England squad, the Test team's chronic l

373dDaniel Brettig

Marsh delivers signature moment

Shaun Marsh celebrated his hundred by launching Stuart Broad for six and it is a shot that will take its place in Ashes history

Day 1

374dDaniel Brettig in Adelaide

Top order wasted starts - Khawaja

Usman Khawaja accepted there was a lingering frustration that Australia's top order had spurned a chance to bat England out of the game


374dDaniel Brettig at Adelaide

ABC, BBC locked out of Ashes radios

Fans wishing to listen to commercial-free, ball-by-ball radio coverage of the Ashes series at the venue will need to bring their own radios after Cricket Australia froze out the ABC and the BBC

Anderson shines


Five-wicket haul for James Anderson from 30 innings in Australia - Previously he had taken four wickets on four different occasions .

Fifty and counting


Wickets for Nathan Lyon against England. Lyon has more than fifty wickets against England and India respectively. Lyon is the ninth spinner from Australia to this feat.

Marsh Marches on


Centuries scored by Marsh in Tests - This is only his second century at home from 19 innings and first against England.

Long time coming


Deliveries it took to dismiss Steven Smith for the first time this series. He faced 326 balls in the first Test and 90 today.

Crucial Toss


Instances of teams choosing to field after winning the toss from 7 day-nights Tests. However both the day-night tests at Adelaide was won by Australia fielding first.