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England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Is this the bat-first Ashes?

Jul 19, 2015: Whether it is true or not that Michael Clarke made a last-minute decision to call 'heads' at Lord's, the early signs in this series are that the toss of the coin will be vital

Daniel Brettig at Lord's

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 4th day

Third-biggest Ashes win, Nevill's debut record

Jul 19, 2015: Stats highlights from a crushing Australia victory at Lord's

Bishen Jeswant

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 4th day

Rogers suffers dizzy spell, retires hurt

Jul 19, 2015: Australia's strong position in the Lord's Test was overshadowed on the fourth morning by the worrying sight of Chris Rogers retiring hurt after an apparent dizzy spell as he stood at the non-striker's end

Daniel Brettig at Lord's

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Smith's double and England's wobble

Jul 17, 2015:

Bishen Jeswant

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Contrasting styles take Rogers and Smith to the top

Jul 16, 2015: Australia's second-wicket stand at Lord's had stood since 1930 - and the partnership involved a chap named Bradman - but now it belongs to Australia's latest batting sensation and an older star aiming to bow out on a high

Mark Nicholas

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Rogers' hundred is perfect retort

Jul 16, 2015: Chris Rogers' tour of England has been more vexing than he had hoped. A century on his adopted home ground of Lord's, in league with Steven Smith who made another, meant the second Investec Test was different

Daniel Brettig at Lord's

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

A pitch to damage Test cricket

Jul 16, 2015: The pitch against New Zealand, just a couple of months ago, was a brilliant Test surface that brought fascinating action so what has happened?

George Dobell at Lord's

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Rogers, Smith second to Bradman

Jul 16, 2015: Stats highlights from the opening day of the second Test between England and Australia

Bishen Jeswant

England v Australia, 2nd Investec Ashes Test, Lord's, 1st day

Rogers and Smith lead Australia plunder

Jul 16, 2015: Chris Rogers and Steven Smith placed Australia in a dominant position on the first day at Lord's, where they reached 337 for 1 at stumps

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

The Rogers method

Jul 15, 2015: The lack of a backlift restricts the Australian opener's range of strokes, especially the drive, but he has managed to use his limitations to his advantage

Aakash Chopra

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 3rd day

Boof's nightmares slowly become reality

Jul 10, 2015: Behind Darren Lehmann's blokey exterior lies a coach, and one with a number of headaches to ponder

Jarrod Kimber in Cardiff

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 2nd day

Aggression lets Australia down

Jul 9, 2015: Australia's top order's eagerness to attack saw them gift England wickets, with Moeen Ali especially profiting from a blind spot against spin

Daniel Brettig in Cardiff

England v Australia, 1st Investec Ashes Test, Cardiff, 1st day

Functional Rogers protects Australian interests

Jul 9, 2015: Chris Rogers may not be shiny and new and won't play for a generation but his glut of fifties have made him a crucial cog in this Australia machine

Jarrod Kimber in Cardiff

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 2nd day

Moeen stars as England's pressure brings rewards

Jul 9, 2015: Any England supporter with the vaguest sense of Ashes history would have felt mild trepidation as they defended a first-innings score of 430 on a sunny Cardiff day

The Report by David Hopps

Kent v Australians, Tour match, Canterbury, 3rd day

Mitchell Marsh edges ahead in Test battle after ton

Jun 27, 2015: Mitchell Marsh has done everything within his power to press for a spot in Australia's first Test XI, leaving Shane Watson to prove his fitness as a bowler next week or risk being dropped from the side

Daniel Brettig in Canterbury

The Investec Ashes 2015

MCC launch further investigation of Rogers' tickets

Jun 26, 2015: If Chris Rogers hoped the "ticketgate" incident had blown over, news that the MCC has launched a formal investigation will have provoked a rethink

George Dobell

Kent v Australians, Tour match, Canterbury, 1st day

Shaun Marsh makes his pitch for Test retention

Jun 25, 2015: Shaun Marsh began his Ashes tour with a century against Kent to stake a claim for retaining his spot in the Test side but there were also runs for Chris Rogers

Daniel Brettig in Canterbury

Investec Ashes 2015

Rogers admits to 'naivety' - but not deception

Jun 24, 2015: Australia's batsman Chris Rogers admitted his plan to offer hospitality around his batch of Lord's tickets was 'naive,' but he claimed it stopped well short of deception

Daniel Brettig

The Investec Ashes

Rogers rebuked for Ashes tickets offer

Jun 23, 2015: Australian opening batsman Chris Rogers has been left red-faced after it emerged that he has been attempting to sell tickets for the Ashes Test at Lord's contrary to regulations

George Dobell

Australia in West Indies 2015

Rogers admits sitting out was right call

Jun 12, 2015: Chris Rogers has conceded that team doctor Peter Brukner was right to rule him out of both Tests in the West Indies after he suffered concussion when he was struck on the helmet at training

Brydon Coverdale
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