Lyon removes Root after Hazlewood burst
Innings report - Australia rack up 9 for 662 dec
England were left facing a huge deficit after spending 180 overs in the field and with the WACA surface beginning to deteriorate
'Everything hit the middle of the bat' - Smith
Steven Smith said he had never felt better in the middle than during the first stage of his 239 at the WACA
Vaughan: Smith has the special skill and hunger of greatness.
Michael Vaughan and Melinda Farrell talk through the performance of Steven Smith and exactly what it is that makes him so special.
Smith leaves bungling England feeling Alone and a long way from Home
A baby-faced defender of Australia's homestead left England's unwelcome intruders looking like Christmas movie villains
Vaughan: No swing, no seam, no spin, no express pace.
Michael Vaughan and Melinda Farrell dissect England's bowling woes after the third day in Perth and whether they can escape Perth with a draw
Dobell: Inevitability to England's toil and trouble
As Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh marched on the thought dawned that, while England require 16 more wickets to win this match, you wonder if they'll take 16 more in the series
'We need to find quick bowlers' - Farbrace
Paul Farbrace conceded that England don't have the bowlers to compete on flat wickets, but refused to criticise the efforts of his team
Overton plays on despite cracked rib
Craig Overton was diagnosed with a cracked rib after aggravating an injury sustained when he was hit by Pat Cummins while batting in Adelaide
Anderson's rare overstep sums up England's day
England thought they might have had a chance with a review for lbw against Steven Smith... Until it was shown James Anderson had delivered a rare front-foot no-ball
Bairstow rekindles the headbutt.
Jonny Bairstow says his celebration was a bit of lighthearted fun after making his maiden Ashes century in Perth.
#PoliteEnquiries: Should England use the Force?
Melinda Farrell and Dan Brettig answer your questions following the second day of the third Ashes Test in Perth.
Brettig: Nothing shakes Smith's command and control
A lesser player than Steven Smith could have been distracted when he walked to the crease but currently he is on a level matched by few others
How can England stop Steven Smith?
Michael Hussey and Melinda Farrell discuss the imperious form of the Australian captain and the concerns over Craig Overton's fitness
Nannes: Ashes were gone without Malan.
Melinda Farrell and Dirk Nannes discuss how Dawid Malan kept England's hopes alive with his maiden Test century.
Emotional Malan convinces himself he belongs
Doubts put to bed, as battling performance in front of parents brings England batsman to the brink of tears
Dobell: Stoneman's courage lays base for Malan
There was plenty of short stuff for England to face on the opening day at the WACA and two of the team's least experienced Test batsmen showed contrasting ways to repel it
Nannes: Starc couldn't quite get the radar right.
Dirk Nannes and Melinda Farrell discuss what was a tough day for the Australian bowling attack with Nathan Lyon not proving as effective as recently
Brettig: Australia caught on the hop as WACA lives up to billing
Australia's fielders in particular were slow to adapt to a WACA wicket with the pace and bounce of old
Stoneman's WACA barrage and controversial end
Mark Stoneman was given a taste of the WACA of old during his half-century on the opening day before a controversial DRS ending
The wind in the WACA
Switch Hit: Oh, Duckett! Not again...
Switch Hit comes from the WACA as Adam Collins and Geoff Lemon are joined by George Dobell and Kim McConnie, head of the Big Bash.
Dobell: Careers and jobs on the line for England
If England lose in Perth the Ashes will be gone and a whitewash will loom, leaving players, coaches and selectors with tough questions to answer
Our winning Ashes tour was wilder - Finn
Celebrating with supporters in 2010-11 was special, says Steven Finn, but he fears that relationship might now be under threat
Johnson said bowl fast and short - Hazlewood.
Australia bowler Josh Hazlewood talked about a visit from Mitchell Johnson to team training and his advice to the quicks
Australia are undecided on whether to choose Mitchell Marsh or Pete Handscomb and will wait to finalise their team before the coin toss. Captain Steven Smith: "We'll have another look in the morning and see what I and the selectors think for this Test match."
England disintegrating like in 2013-14 Ashes - Johnson
The former Australia bowler believes the visitors have enormous mental hurdles to overcome if they are to keep the Ashes alive, even reckoning that Alastair Cook is contemplating retirement
Duckett ban fair game as Australia chase Ashes
Australia's wicketkeeper Tim Paine expects Ben Duckett's suspension to be raised as a way of distracting England during the Perth Test
Cook taking Test career on 'game-by-game basis'
Alastair Cook is refusing to look beyond the next game as he prepares for his record-breaking 150th Test
'Not many people play 150 Test matches' - Cook.
England opener and record run-scorer Alastair Cook talks about the highs and lows of his career ahead of his 150th Test match
Once upon a time in Perth
Forty-seven years after its first Test match, the WACA ground will host its last Ashes Test this week. We look back to that historic inaugural game
Anderson plays down 'pretty silly' Duckett episode
James Anderson has addressed the latest incident to have unsettled England's Ashes tour by describing Ben Duckett pouring a drink over him in a bar as "a non-event"
England players behaving 'like students' - Vaughan
Michael Vaughan says that England's senior players should be setting a better example to get the Ashes campaign back on track
Cook admits England have 'damaged' their image
The world has changed and the England cricket team has to realise it, according to former captain Alastair Cook
Moeen calls on England to improve behaviour
Moeen Ali has admitted England's 'off-field behaviour needs to improve' after Ben Duckett was suspended for the remainder of the England Lions tour
Duckett suspended from remaining Lions fixtures
He was fined and given a final warning over his conduct but escaped being sent home early from Australia
Wood alerts selectors as England flirt with defeat
Mark Wood looks set to remain with the England squad for the rest of the Ashes tour after impressing in the warm-up match in Perth
Day-night Tests present teams with selection opportunities
The chance to bowl a session under lights could prompt teams to pack their line-ups with more firepower
Signs that Cook's time is up - Pietersen
Kevin Pietersen has described the batting of both England and Australia as "no good", and questioned Alastair Cook's desire ahead of the third Ashes Test
Mitchell Marsh a future Australia captain - Langer
The Western Australia coach also suggested he should play the Perth Test, where a flat track could spur the need for a fifth bowling option
Mitchell Marsh returns with a point to prove
The allrounder could be in line to play the third Ashes Test, and says he is in a good place now in terms of his confidence
Is the Australian media the team's 12th man?
Root, Cook, and England's overseas problems
England have floundered overseas in the last five years, and Root's and Cook's performances have a lot to do with it
Are England in danger of another whitewash?
After going 2-0 down in Adelaide the talk has started about whether England will face their third whitewash down under in 11 years
James Vince is driving us crazy
He's been out nicking while driving five times in his 15 Test innings, but he also scores more runs through the covers than anywhere else
Switch Hit: England's bust batting.
Andrew McGlashan is joined by Mark Butcher in the studio, and Adam Collins and Geoff Lemon in Australia to dissect the second Ashes Test in Adelaide
Being obliterated abroad: it's an English tradition
Also, Moeen Ali won't be England's saviour. You heard it here first
Stokes, Hales included in England ODI squad
The participation of Ben Stokes in the one-day series against Australia remains uncertain while Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy are set to continue opening
Hales will be in right state of mind for comeback, says Morgan
But the England opener seems unlikely to slot straight back into England's one-day side against Australia
'Hales vital part of England future' - Morgan.
Eoin Morgan discussed the competition for places at the top of England's batting order and the potential for resting players during the T20s early next year
Brettig: 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
Smith needed sleeping pill ahead of final-day showdown
Steven Smith was nervous enough about Australia's chances of closing out a 2-0 Ashes series lead that he popped a sleeping pill the night before day five in Adelaide
Should England shake things up for Perth?
Graeme Swann weighs in on the changes he would make ahead of the third Test at the WACA
Starc, Hazlewood rip through England for 2-0
Josh Hazlewood struck twice in his first two overs before Mitchell Starc cleaned up England with the new ball to banish any thoughts of a famous upset
Wish Root didn't have captaincy burden - Swann
Joe Root's conversion rate of fifties into hundreds remains in the spotlight after his early dismissal on the final day in Adelaide
Swann: The batting monkey is growing on Root's back.
Graeme Swann says that the pressures of captaincy are showing in Joe Root's batting performance during the Ashes
Katich: Australia let down by shot selection.
Simon Katich explains why he didn't have an issue with Steve Smith's decision not to force England to follow-on in Adelaide
Brettig: Smith feels the pressure under a blood-red sky
For the first time in the series, Steven Smith was not smiling as Australia's limitations began to tell
We got DRS wrong, will review follow-on - Saker
Australia's assistant coach admitted the team probably made an error in not enforcing the follow-on on the third day in Adelaide
#PoliteEnquiries: Time to give Maxwell a go?
Dobell: Now or never for England after Anderson opens the door
James Anderson finally has a five-for in Australia and his continued excellence should be enough to win over his most reluctant admirers
Nathan Lyon turns the screw on England's fourth innings chase in Adelaide.
Brettig: 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
Dobell: England provide a glimmer of what might have been
The realisation that Australia are not an outstanding side will just add to England's belief that they have let themselves down
Old stories at the new Bodyline bar.
Melinda Farrell goes behind the scenes at the famous Bodyline bar in Adelaide during the second Test
Dobell: 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
Hussey: Marsh critics can eat humble pie.
Michael Hussey and Melinda Farrell discuss Shaun Marsh's impressive century under pressure on the second day in Adelaide
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
Horrible Ashes moments that you don't seem to be able to forget
Swann: Why waste time sledging?
Graeme Swann discusses the sledging between Steven Smith and the England bowlers on the opening day of the second Test
November in cricket featured the butthead and the bully
Presenting the characters starring in yet another glorious Ashes series
Root on Smith laughter: 'If that's not motivation, I don't know what is'
While he did not quite say that Australia had crossed a line, Joe Root did suggest they had behaved in a way in which England would not
Switch Hit: England must keep their heads, butt can they do it?
Mark Butcher joins Andrew McGlashan in the studio while Adam Collins, Geoff Lemon and Daniel Brettig are in Adelaide to look ahead to the second Test
Four roads to the day-night Ashes Test
Chadd Sayers, James Anderson, Peter Handscomb and Adelaide Oval curator Damian Hough on the conditions and challenges likely to emerge in the second Ashes Test
Australia will maintain sledging assault - Handscomb
The Australia batsman says the level of on-field hostility could be "brutal" as Australia search for every possible advantage against England
Is Woakes a thug? Australia continue fake news campaign
Dobell: England have been destabilised by Australian gamesmanship and need to find a solution
Why England are destined to win the Ashes
They took care to not permit Starc or Cummins to get a four-for in Brisbane, that’s why
England's wheels are not off but they're loosened
They couldn't match fire with fire in Brisbane, or spin with spin. And they had no answers for the Steven Smith question
Khawaja well short of Healy's stump and golf ball record.
Jackson Bird, Pat Cummins and Usman Khawaja had a go at Ian Healy's 67-hit unique record
Come and get me - Lyon says to England
Confident in his abilities as Australia's No. 1 spinner, Nathan Lyon has said he wouldn't mind if the English batsmen come out with a plan of all-out attack against him in Adelaide
Khawaja won't dwell on spin frailties
Although numbers highlight Usman Khawaja's trouble against spinners, the Australia No. 3 is doing his best to not think about it too much as he returns to the scene of one of his finest Test centuries
England 'not thugs' but must behave - Strauss
Andrew Strauss has said he will continue to back England's players after the Jonny Bairstow incident, although a midnight curfew may be introduced
Street Fighter Perth: Rating Bairstow's headbutt.
The best reaction from Brisbane as Jonny Bairstow, Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith, Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss faced the press
Dobell: Bairstow the butt of joke but England must avoid siege mentality
The circus around Jonny Bairstow's bizarre "headbutt" greeting to Cameron Bancroft risks destabilising England's Ashes campaign
Warner and Bancroft seal crushing ten-wicket win
Australia eased to a crushing ten-wicket win in just over an hour's play on the fifth and final morning at the Gabba
Australia's targeted aggression sets the tone
The Australians have laughed off the Jonny Bairstow-Cameron Bancroft incident, but made full of use of it in the middle and are unlikely to stay quiet during this series
Swann: England were too defensive with Smith.
Graeme Swann gives his tips to the England bowlers on how to get the in-form Steven Smith out in the remaining Tests
Dobell: Where the Test turned
The key moments that left Australia on the verge of a comprehensive victory at the Gabba
Coverdale: Triple gamble pays off for Australia
Trevor Hohns and his selection panel made three big calls for the Brisbane Test - and all three players contributed as Australia closed in on a series lead
Wood seeks Lions Ashes lift-off as Johnson highlights need for speed
Mark Wood is preparing to press his claim for a late call-up to England's Ashes squad by turning out for the Lions in a three-day match against Queensland
Smith can be best of modern greats - Ponting
Ricky Ponting believes the Steven Smith can reach record peaks in his career but did caution that things could get tougher for the Australia captain
#PoliteEnquiries: Is Steve Smith the GOAT or just a nerdy kid?
Brydon Coverdale, Melinda Farrell and some bats take your questions after the third day at the Gabba
Dobell: Cook brainstorm wastes England's hard work
Alastair Cook has a deserved reputation for discipline and determination but he fell to a sucker punch at the Gabba
Coverdale: Charmed Marsh takes latest chance
With Glenn Maxwell blazing away elsewhere, Shaun Marsh was the calm head alongside his captain helping to keep Australia on an even keel
Dobell: Root planning helps England find way
Not everything came off for England in Brisbane but Joe Root was a captain with a bag full of ideas
#PoliteEnquiries: Is James Vince the 'guy that takes you out but never calls'?
George Dobell and Melinda Farrell answer your questions after day one of the first Test at the Gabba in Brisbane
Dobell: England novices show no fear
The pre-series talk about Australia's fire-breathing pace attack was exposed as just that by Mark Stoneman and James Vince
Coverdale: Brisbane clouds clear for Cummins and Lyon
Two Australian bowlers in the thick of the first-day action found the Gabba shining more benignly upon them than usual
Why are Australia obsessed with pace, pace, pace?
Welcome to the Gabbatoir
From sticky wickets to Aussie bastion: a brief and stormy history of the Brisbane venue
Coverdale: Time for Australia to quit the trash-talk
The hosts might have to do a quick fact-check about the defending Ashes champions before sparking yet another threat with a "Johnson of 2013-14" reference
Smith likens pace trio to Johnson in 2013-14
The Australia captain acknowledges the importance of using Starc, Cummins and Hazlewood in short bursts, but assures that they are more than capable of keeping at it for longer periods