Strauss not so pricey
Strauss not so pricey

As if the jeers at Trent Bridge on Thursday weren't enough, further evidence of Andrew Strauss's slide from Test hero to one-day villain was evident in a WH Smith advertisement carried in the national newspapers

Mark is Strictly a shoo-in says dance-partner Karen
Mark is Strictly a shoo-in says dance-partner Karen

Mark Ramprakash has no shortage of supporters calling for his reinstatement to the England team for the final Ashes Test, but none more vociferous than Karen Hardy

Shafayat gagged over glove-gate
Shafayat gagged over glove-gate

As the 12th man who braved the collective wrath of the Australian team, Bilal Shafayat presumably has quite the story to tell

Symonds' agent in England to gauge interest
Symonds' agent in England to gauge interest

Andrew Symonds' playing future could become clearer in the coming weeks following the arrival of his agent to England

Hussey ton sets up stunning win for Australia
Hussey ton sets up stunning win for Australia

Australia completed a nerve-shredding 36 run victory over a willing Pakistani side, thus becoming only the sixth team in Test history to triumph after trailing by 200-plus on the first innings

Hussey ton sets up stunning win for Australia
Hussey ton sets up stunning win for Australia

Australia completed a nerve-shredding 36 run victory over a willing Pakistani side, thus becoming only the sixth team in Test history to triumph after trailing by 200-plus on the first innings

Kaneria spins Pakistan into command
Kaneria spins Pakistan into command

Danish Kaneria's four-wicket haul at the SCG on Tuesday could prove the catalyst for a Pakistan victory 15 years in the making

Pakistan dominate with 204-run lead
Pakistan dominate with 204-run lead

An attritional first two sessions gave way to an explosive finale as first Mohammad Yousuf and later Umar Akmal helped propel Pakistan to an imposing 204-run first innings lead

Asif shines with six on Pakistan's day
Asif shines with six on Pakistan's day

Mohammad Asif completed a stunning six-wicket haul before the end of his 18th over as part of Pakistan's broader demolition of Australia. In union with Mohammad Sami, who dismissed Australia's top three batsmen before the first drinks break, Asif exploite

Pakistan look to tighten up their act
Pakistan look to tighten up their act

Alex Brown previews the first Test match of 2010

Shane Watson, Mohammad Asif return to place of debut
Shane Watson, Mohammad Asif return to place of debut

Shane Watson and Mohammad Asif return to the SCG having managed just 14 further Tests since their initial Sydney experience

Tim Nielsen lauds fearless Nathan Hauritz
Tim Nielsen lauds fearless Nathan Hauritz

It was Hauritz's response to the aggressive batting of the Pakistanis which has impressed the Australian coach

Hauritz five seals Australian victory
Hauritz five seals Australian victory

The Australians rounded out 2009 with their most clinical final day bowling performance of the year to seal a 170 run victory over Pakistan

Stubborn Pakistan hold out for final day
Stubborn Pakistan hold out for final day

Pakistan stubbornly refused to concede the first Test despite being set a would-be world record run chase

Shane Watson restores Australian dominance
Shane Watson restores Australian dominance

Mohammad Aamer breathed life into the Boxing Day Test with a spell of aggressive and precise pace bowling, but another half-century from the dependable Shane Watson restored Australia's position of dominance

On song Australia back up their leader
On song Australia back up their leader

Australia's bowlers vindicated Ricky Ponting's bold first-innings declaration with a disciplined, aggressive display on the second day at the MCG

Australia shine despite Watson, Katich near misses
Australia shine despite Watson, Katich near misses

Australia's century drought entered its 125th day, but the failure to convert did not cost them the early initiative as they reached 3 for 305

Pattinson takes six but NSW coast home
Pattinson takes six but NSW coast home

A trio of teenage fast bowlers performed creditably at the SCG as New South Wales beat Victoria by four wickets

Players call for more umpiring technology
Players call for more umpiring technology

Australia's cricketers have expressed reservations over the ICC's recently introduced Umpire Decision Review System

Australians don't rate Strauss as Test captain
Australians don't rate Strauss as Test captain

Andrew Strauss may have won the Ashes at his first attempt as England captain, but that has not convinced the Australians of his leadership value