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

Hosts slide towards series defeat

Jan 5, 2011: There are still two days left in this match, but in reality Australia are simply waiting to become the first team since 1986-87 to be beaten by England at home

Peter English at the SCG

Falling to earth

Jan 5, 2011: Their aura has been fading over the last couple of years, but in 2010 the harsh reality of their decline hit Australia hard

Peter English

Australia v England, fifth Test, Sydney, second day

No highs for Beer

Jan 4, 2011: Still, the Hoff was at the SCG but so were the fun police

Andrew Pelechaty

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

Johnson's confidence sounds a warning

Jan 4, 2011: Mitchell Johnson has a habit of clicking as a bowler after runs with the bat have given him confidence, and England have every reason to be wary after his two wickets on the second afternoon kept Australia in the game

Peter English at the SCG

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

Brawny batting, coy captaincy

Jan 4, 2011: Andrew Strauss's decision to spread the field with Australia at 8 for 189 may have taken the pressure off the hosts' tail, but his rapid half-century seized back the initiative for England

Andrew Miller at the SCG

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Composed Khawaja conquers debut nerves

Jan 3, 2011: Usman Khawaja's start in Test cricket was stylish and breathtaking, a 24-year-old with enough faith in his game to express himself so beautifully, so quickly

Peter English at the SCG

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Disciplined England land the early blows

Jan 3, 2011: England did enough to show that their game-brains are still in place. After the celebrations that followed the Melbourne win, they showed no visible signs of any hangover

Andrew Miller at the SCG

Pup: I'm the top dog now

Jan 3, 2011: And a top dog needs to be a bit of a showpony, what?

Alan Tyers

Ponting's captaincy is over, Australia's turmoil isn't

Jan 2, 2011: Ricky Ponting was often a good captain, sometimes one who tried too hard. He can still play on as a batsman, though

Ian Chappell

The Ashes 2010-11

Australia fall short on coaching front too

Dec 31, 2010: Basic skill issues have not being identified and fixed by the Australia's bulging batch of professional support staff

Peter English

All well at the top of the table?

Dec 31, 2010: Test cricket is doing fine, going by the fortunes of the top teams, but that's not enough

Harsha Bhogle

The voice of New England

Dec 30, 2010: The MCG result tells us things about the visitors and the hosts both: one young and ambitious, the other inept and fretful

Peter Roebuck

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

There goes Ponting the Test hero

Dec 30, 2010: When thinking and grumbling about Ricky Ponting in his current state, don't forget that he has been Australia's best batsman since Bradman

Peter English

The Ashes 2010-11

Where it went wrong for Australia

Dec 30, 2010: Australia's Ashes campaign never quite got out of first gear, with the exception of an anomalous victory on a quick and bouncy WACA pitch. ESPNcricinfo looks at what went wrong for Australia, and how they can avoid the same mistakes in the future

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Strauss joins Ashes elite, with the promise of more

Dec 29, 2010: Douglas Jardine, Len Hutton, Ray Illingworth, Mike Brearley, Mike Gatting... Andrew Strauss. In almost 80 years of Ashes combat, only six England captains have been able to win in Australia

Andrew Miller at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Whitewash lessons guide England to glory

Dec 29, 2010: Andrew Strauss was part of the team humiliated 5-0 on the 2006-07 Ashes tour, but those harsh lessons have served England well

Andrew Miller at the MCG

Australia unveil new leader

Dec 29, 2010: He'll bring fresh ideas, a change of direction - and tattoos, lots of tattoos

Alan Tyers

Australia v England, fourth Test, Melbourne, third day

Grassy bank wanted

Dec 28, 2010: A South African checks out the MCG and his team's competition

Adam Wakefield

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

The sad demise of Ponting

Dec 28, 2010: His team needed a huge score, but Australia's captain managed just 20 as the end of a career looms larger

Peter English at the MCG

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

Australia have to survive the new ball

Dec 28, 2010: Join Andrew Miller and Peter English to discuss the Melbourne Test during the lunch interval at 12.30pm local (0130 GMT, 0700 IST). Send your questions to chatterbox@cricinfo.com

ESPNcricinfo staff
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