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

England fold as 5-0 beckons

Jan 4, 2014: Right from the moment Alastair Cook padded up to the second ball of the morning and was lbw to Ryan Harris, this was a disastrous day for England. It was the day on which an Australian 5-0 clean sweep became all but inevitable.

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

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

Fearless Haddin is Ashes star turn

Jan 3, 2014: Australia's wicketkeeper has repeatedly been the man of the hour and arguably the man of the series

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

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

Trying to turn six into No. 1

Jan 3, 2014: Australia's top order has been bailed out time and again by Brad Haddin - but they will need to do better if they are going to top the rankings

Jarrod Kimber at the SCG

The Ashes 2013-14

Swann retirement helped Rogers

Dec 31, 2013: Chris Rogers was happy to admit that he was the beneficiary of Graeme Swann's sudden exit from Test cricket, after his match-defining innings at the MCG

Daniel Brettig

It's the application, not the talent

Dec 30, 2013: Rarely have we seen turnaround like the one Australia have just effected, but the gulf between the two teams is not as vast as the scoreline might suggest

Mark Nicholas

The Ashes 2013-14

Workaday Rogers sets battling example

Dec 30, 2013: Australia's batting coach Michael Di Venuto wants his charges to adopt the persistent attitude shown by Chris Rogers in the Ashes to find the consistency of the great batsmen

Daniel Brettig

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

Rogers' Australia's feelgood story

Dec 29, 2013: At 35, Simon Katich was pensioned off after an Ashes series. At 35, Chris Rogers was recalled for one. He is making the most of his unexpected second chance.

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

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

Rogers and Watson bury hapless England

Dec 29, 2013: This time last year, the thought of Australia's cricketers reaching Sydney with a 4-0 Ashes margin in their pockets seemed about as likely as that of the long discarded Chris Rogers making a century in the Boxing Day Test

The Report by Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

England bloody Australia at last

Dec 27, 2013: Australia's batsmen demonstrated familiar frailty as they batted second for the first time in the series and lurched to 9 for 164, still 91 behind

The Report by Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne

Boxing Day passions still running high

Dec 25, 2013: ESPNcricinfo's preview of the fourth Ashes Test between Australia and England at the MCG

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2013-14

Australia thrive on new-found stability

Dec 22, 2013: The last time Australia played an unchanged XI for four successive Tests was back in 2004. It is likely that the 10-year drought may be broken in the fourth Ashes Test, a significant achievement considering how the team was formed in a chaotic 2013

Brydon Coverdale in Melbourne

The Ashes 2013-14

Rogers and Smith seek Perth lift

Dec 11, 2013: Both batsmen haven't had the best of series so far, but while Rogers has a solid record at the WACA, Smith is yet to come to terms with the bouncy track

Brydon Coverdale in Perth

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

Clarke grins and bears it, again

Dec 5, 2013: As Australia's top-order batsmen squandered their starts, the job of ensuring a score the situation merited was once more left to Michael Clarke

Daniel Brettig at Adelaide Oval

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 1st day

Missed chances cost England ground

Dec 5, 2013: Adelaide's first transportable Test pitch, as far as batsmen were concerned, promised to be more check-in than drop-in. England had no option but to hang in there

The Report by David Hopps at Adelaide Oval

The Ashes 2013-14

Rogers, Watson seek substance

Dec 1, 2013: Chris Rogers and Shane Watson, critical components of the Australia batting order, struggled for effect at the Gabba, and are seeking more substantial showings in Adelaide

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Victoria v NSW, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne

Rogers shows results of work against spin

Nov 8, 2013: Chris Rogers hopes he will be better prepared to handle Graeme Swann's spin this summer after working on his footwork with Dean Jones over the past few weeks

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Victoria v NSW, Sheffield Shield, Melbourne

Rogers top scores in Victoria's 236

Nov 6, 2013: Chris Rogers prepared for the first Ashes Test with a solid 88 on the first day at the MCG, but New South Wales took the honours by dismissing Victoria late in the day for 236

ESPNcricinfo staff

Yorkshire v Middlesex, Headingley, 4th day

Rogers removal confirms Yorkshire in second

Sep 20, 2013: Chris Rogers made 65 but with him went Middlesex's improbable hopes of chasing 277 and Yorkshire were confirmed as Division One runners-up

David Hopps at Headingley

Middlesex v Nottinghamshire, Lord's, 4th day

Notts ease drop fears with draw

Sep 14, 2013: Nottinghamshire eased their relegation worries by picking up two valuable bowling bonus points at Lord's before their Championship Division One game against Middlesex ended in a weather-ravaged draw

Middlesex v Nottinghamshire, Lord's, 2nd day

Rogers back in the groove at Lord's

Sep 12, 2013: Chris Rogers may have only made 21 runs for Australia in the Lord's Test but nothing seems to disturb his serenity batting here for Middlesex.

Tim Wigmore at Lord's
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