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Was Scott Boland's 18 wickets at an average of under ten a record for the Ashes?
Was Scott Boland's 18 wickets at an average of under ten a record for the Ashes?

And who holds the record for the most consecutive Tests at the end of which his average has gone up?

BPL 2022: Kennar Lewis, Tanvir Islam and Will Jacks among players to watch
BPL 2022: Kennar Lewis, Tanvir Islam and Will Jacks among players to watch

Here's a look at seven players who can use the BPL platform to aim for higher honours

England's latest Ashes wreck proof of how deep the problems run
England's latest Ashes wreck proof of how deep the problems run

The ECB shouldn't need to wait for a full-blown inquiry to realise urgent change is required

Rassie van der Dussen: 'We stayed in the fight longer, that was the difference between us and India'
Rassie van der Dussen: 'We stayed in the fight longer, that was the difference between us and India'

South Africa's No. 4 talks about the challenges of batting, the myth of measuring success in hundreds, the banter, and the way forward

Talking points: Spotlight on Kohli the batter, Rahul's slot, and India's bowling combination
Talking points: Spotlight on Kohli the batter, Rahul's slot, and India's bowling combination

Also, is it Dhawan's last chance to seal a place in the limited-overs side? How will the team manage Bumrah's workload?

Labuschagne - lucky, and making the most of it
Labuschagne - lucky, and making the most of it

Who cashes in on fielders' gifts the most, who doesn't - this is what the numbers say

The Buzz: The police bust the Ashes afterparty
The Buzz: The police bust the Ashes afterparty

All the bantz, the jousts, and little bit of eavesdropping from the social media playground and beyond

What the Ashes told us about Australia's Test team
What the Ashes told us about Australia's Test team

They were rarely challenged by a woeful England side, but a number of new and younger players stood tall

Who was the first cricketer to wear a helmet in Tests?
Who was the first cricketer to wear a helmet in Tests?

And who was the first batter to be given out lbw by a third umpire? We look at origins and firsts in cricket

Stats - Pace dominance in Hobart, England's worst Ashes returns since 1890
Stats - Pace dominance in Hobart, England's worst Ashes returns since 1890

Australia maintain their perfect record in pink-ball Tests

136 balls, 10 wickets, 56 runs: How England imploded under lights
136 balls, 10 wickets, 56 runs: How England imploded under lights

Relive ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball commentary as Australia seal a 4-0 series win

Short-ball shortcomings exposed again as Australia leave door ajar
Short-ball shortcomings exposed again as Australia leave door ajar

Wood barrage hints at what might have been after Australia wilt in face of high pace

The pace comparison - Where Rabada and Co bettered India's fast bowlers
The pace comparison - Where Rabada and Co bettered India's fast bowlers

India started the series as slight favourites, but South Africa's fast bowlers used the home conditions superbly after the Centurion setback

Mark Wood gets his rewards before England blow their victory shot
Mark Wood gets his rewards before England blow their victory shot

Indefatigable fast bowler channels spirit of Larwood to end frustrating tour on personal high

The aura, the intensity and the cameras around Virat Kohli's captaincy
The aura, the intensity and the cameras around Virat Kohli's captaincy

Even if you believed Kohli-cam to be the most egregious example of a team game being turned into a personality cult, you might just find yourself missing it

Cricket needs to start valuing selectors more highly than coaches
Cricket needs to start valuing selectors more highly than coaches

It's clear a number of selectors across the world don't quite know what they need to be looking for

Rohit, Rahul or Pant - who will replace Kohli as India's next Test captain?
Rohit, Rahul or Pant - who will replace Kohli as India's next Test captain?

There is a clear frontrunner but the selectors also have other options to look at

Virat Kohli: Asia's top captain in SENA Tests, and a bowlers' favourite
Virat Kohli: Asia's top captain in SENA Tests, and a bowlers' favourite

Key numbers from his highly successful stint as India Test captain

Timeline of Kohli's Test captaincy - World No.1, brain fade, and 36 all out
Timeline of Kohli's Test captaincy - World No.1, brain fade, and 36 all out

His seven-year stint as Test captain included unprecedented highs, the occasional low, as well as several flashpoints

'Your name will be up there among the best leaders in world cricket'
'Your name will be up there among the best leaders in world cricket'

Prominent names - Viv Richards, Ravi Shastri, Yuvraj Singh among them - react to Kohli's resignation from the Test captaincy