Andy Flower quit as England cricket coach following the 5-0 Ashes series loss in Australia, the England and Wales Cricket Board said.
England clinched its first win against Australia on the current cricket tour with a 57-run victory in a one-day game after eight straight defeats.
James Faulkner slammed 69 runs off 47 balls as Australia beat England in a one-day cricket international to take a 2-0 lead in the series.
England cricket captain Alastair Cook would love to extend last weekend’s British sporting success into his team’s Ashes series against Australia.
Andrew Strauss quit cricket after a 3 1/2-year stint as England Test captain in which the team attained the No. 1 ranking and beat archrival Australia home and away in Ashes series. He’s replaced by Alastair Cook.
Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke was named as the world’s best player by the game’s governing body, while Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara earned the award for the best one-day player.
Alastair Cook and Ian Bell struck centuries as England built a 208-run lead over Australia on day three to take control of the deciding fifth Ashes cricket Test in Sydney.
England routed Australia by 347 runs to move to within one victory of winning its third straight Ashes cricket series.
Alastair Cook hit back-to-back centuries to lift England to a 72-run lead over Australia with eight wickets in hand in the second Ashes cricket Test.
James Anderson’s 10th wicket of the match gave England a 14-run victory against Australia in a tension-filled finale to their Ashes cricket series opener.