Brydon Coverdale

Assistant editor, ESPNcricinfo


Warner, Smith and the rain frustrate England's push
Warner, Smith and the rain frustrate England's push

Alastair Cook carried his bat for 244 not out but England's hopes of victory were hampered by the weather and some obdurate batting

Cook's masterful 244* builds commanding lead
Cook's masterful 244* builds commanding lead

Alastair Cook scored his fifth Test double century and added 100 for the ninth-wicket with Stuart Broad as England seized control of the fourth Test

Cook's drought-breaking hundred puts England on top
Cook's drought-breaking hundred puts England on top

Alastair Cook scored his first Ashes hundred since January 2011 to back up excellent work from England's pace attack on a day where the visitors dominated

England battle but Warner, Smith put Australia in charge
England battle but Warner, Smith put Australia in charge

David Warner survived being caught off no-ball on 99 before Steven Smith cemented Australia's position in the evening session

For Australia, 'tis the season to be jolly
For Australia, 'tis the season to be jolly

Brydon Coverdale previews the fourth Test at the MCG as Steven Smith chases batting records and Tom Curran may make a Test debut for England

Australia regain the Ashes with Hazlewood's five-for
Australia regain the Ashes with Hazlewood's five-for

England were 368 for 4 on the second day at the WACA. After a Steven Smith epic, they ended up losing by an innings

England look to the heavens as Australia surge for the urn
England look to the heavens as Australia surge for the urn

When rain arrived to curtail played on the fourth evening, Australia needed six wickets to win, while England required a further 127 runs to make them bat again

Smith, Mitchell Marsh heap pain upon England
Smith, Mitchell Marsh heap pain upon England

Mitchell Marsh scored his maiden Test hundred and Steven Smith batted through the day for a double as England were ground into the dirt at the WACA

Smith masterclass puts pressure back on England
Smith masterclass puts pressure back on England

Steven Smith moved serenely towards a 21st Test hundred as Australia continued the fightback started by taking England's last six wickets for 35 runs

Malan's maiden hundred caps strong England day
Malan's maiden hundred caps strong England day

An unbroken 174-run stand between Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow allowed England to enjoy a strong start to the pivotal third Test

England hopes on the line at WACA's Ashes farewell
England hopes on the line at WACA's Ashes farewell

The last time a team came back from 0-2 to win the Ashes, Sir Don Bradman was at the forefront of that charge. Can England's batsmen strike similar form on a ground where they haven't had much success?

Who was the first to make a hundred in a day-night Test?
Who was the first to make a hundred in a day-night Test?

And who was the first to score a hundred and take ten wickets in the same Test?

Starc, Hazlewood rip through England for 2-0
Starc, Hazlewood rip through England for 2-0

Josh Hazlewood struck twice in his first two overs before Mitchell Starc cleaned up England with the new ball to banish any thoughts of a famous upset

Burns makes double-century as Queensland claw back into match
Burns makes double-century as Queensland claw back into match

Joe Burns continued his good form in the Sheffield Shield with a career-best score as Queensland pushed for a result with a declaration

Gotch propels Victoria to hefty score despite Agar four-for
Gotch propels Victoria to hefty score despite Agar four-for

Wicketkeeper Seb Gotch fell just short of his maiden first-class century as Victoria piled on 450 on the third day against Western Australia at the MCG

Root keeps England alive in record chase
Root keeps England alive in record chase

England gave themselves a chance of pulling off an unlikely victory with Joe Root anchoring their pursuit of 354 after James Anderson led the way with the ball

Australia extend lead despite wobble under lights
Australia extend lead despite wobble under lights

England claimed four cheap wickets in the final session after Australia opted not to enforce the follow on but they were still facing a 268-run deficit at the end of day three

Marsh makes his case as England are forced to toil
Marsh makes his case as England are forced to toil

Shaun Marsh completed his fifth Test hundred as Australia declared on 442 for 8 to pile the pressure onto England

Australia battle through after Root's toss gamble
Australia battle through after Root's toss gamble

England managed to take four wickets - including that of Steven Smith for 40 - but Australia had nevertheless built a solid platform after Joe Root's decision to put them in

Which umpire has stood in the most Ashes Tests?
Which umpire has stood in the most Ashes Tests?

And does Tim Paine hold the record for most Tests missed between appearances?