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'As a nation, we're not comfortable with winning'

Jan 8, 2014: Shortly before he left for the tour to Australia, Graeme Swann talked about playing for England, the Ashes rivalry, and retirement

Interview by Felix White

The Ashes Diary

Captain cautious

Dec 1, 2013: Michael Clarke's Ashes diary is guarded - as is to be expected from a book written at this stage of his career

Brydon Coverdale

England v Australia, 5th NatWest ODI, Ageas Bowl

Old hand Carberry fights for chance

Sep 15, 2013: Michael Carberry came to international cricket late and endured a tough induction but was able to draw on a well of experience to prove his ability

Andrew McGlashan

Time 50-over cricket is nurtured and sustained

Sep 12, 2013: All cricket's skills are on view in the 50-overs game. If the format is to retain its importance, it must be in the spotlight

Mark Nicholas

England v Australia, 2nd NatWest ODI, Old Trafford

Dice fall favourably for Fawad

Sep 8, 2013: Australia's new legspinner found favourable conditions to make his first ODI appearance against a major nation and he produced an encouraging display

Daniel Brettig at Old Trafford

Australia in England 2013

Fawad's choice opens cultural faultlines

Sep 6, 2013: Hurried in as the legspinning saviour of Australian cricket, Fawad Ahmed's choice to not wear the Australian shirt bearing their beer-company sponsors has sparked a wider debate on immigration

Daniel Brettig

The Morgan-Bopara impetus to England's line-up

Sep 6, 2013: The presence of these two batsmen has made England's lower middle order more explosive, and given the team a more formidable look in ODIs

S Rajesh

Anatomy of a maverick

Sep 4, 2013: How Pietersen's unique batting style makes him one of the most difficult batsmen to bowl to

Aakash Chopra

England v Australia, 1st T20, Ageas Bowl

Records galore for Finch and Australia

Aug 30, 2013: Stats highlights from an incredible Twenty20 game in Southampton, where 457 runs were scored in 40 overs and seven bowlers conceded 40 or more

S Rajesh

Ashes heroes in series defeats

Aug 30, 2013: Only six bowlers have done better than Ryan Harris' 24 wickets at 19.58 in a losing Ashes campaign

S Rajesh

Inspiring Haddin a positive for Australia

Aug 29, 2013: Australia's record-breaking wicketkeeper has overcome personal challenges to play an anchoring role for the team

Adam Gilchrist

The Investec Ashes 2013

The fulfilment of a boyhood dream

Aug 28, 2013: To go unbeaten for the first time in an Ashes series since 1977, alongside players whose records will stand the test of time, is an achievement to cherish

Ian Bell

Cooky's mistake, and the turning points of the series

Aug 28, 2013: Plus the inevitable obligatory urine jokes, natch

Dave Podmore

The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia's hale and hearty hero

Aug 27, 2013: Troubled by injuries, Ryan Harris was not a member of the Australia attack at the start of the series. By the end, he had forever written himself into Ashes lore

Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes 2013

Bell, Swann and Harris take the honours

Aug 27, 2013: Stats highlights from the five-Test series, which England won 3-0 despite their overall numbers being pretty similar to Australia's

S Rajesh

The Investec Ashes 2013

Signs of development but much to do

Aug 26, 2013: Australia's Ashes performance wasn't far off what was expected: a wholehearted, often impressive, bowling attack but an inconsistent batting order, although there are signs of promise

Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes 2013

Not their best, but good enough from England

Aug 26, 2013: ESPNcricinfo assesses the performances of the England players who appeared in the Ashes series

George Dobell

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

Clarke makes a game out of it

Aug 26, 2013: Over 440 runs in a day that included a daring declaration, a dramatic chase, lovely weather, fading light, an anticlimax, a presentation, fireworks and champagne - not a bad way to end the Ashes

Jay Purohit

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 5th day

Succour for Clarke and joy for Cook

Aug 25, 2013: England take a 3-0 victory but know they had more in the tank, while Australia showed gradual improvement after Lord's. Expect both sides to be at the limit of their game in Brisbane

Mark Nicholas at The Oval

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 5th day

Winning three consecutive Ashes series at home and fastest Test fifties

Aug 25, 2013: Stats highlights from the exciting final day's action at The Oval

Shiva Jayaraman
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Tour Results
England v Australia at Southampton - Sep 16, 2013
Australia won by 49 runs
England v Australia at Cardiff - Sep 14, 2013
England won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
England v Australia at Birmingham - Sep 11, 2013
No result
England v Australia at Manchester - Sep 8, 2013
Australia won by 88 runs
England v Australia at Leeds - Sep 6, 2013
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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