England collapsed to 136 all out today to leave Australia in charge of the first Ashes cricket Test with a 224-run lead going into day three.
Captain Alastair Cook and opening partner Michael Carberry batted out the first day to lead England to 318 without loss in its Ashes cricket tuneup against Australia’s second-string team.
England cricket captain Alastair Cook would love to extend last weekend’s British sporting success into his team’s Ashes series against Australia.
England routed Australia by 347 runs to move to within one victory of winning its third straight Ashes cricket series.
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.
England captain Alastair Cook is targeting a series win after his team retained the Ashes trophy as the third cricket Test against Australia was drawn on a rain- shortened final day.
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.
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.
Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry has been selected for England’s one-day cricket squad for the five-match series against Australia after a successful season with his county.
England was denied the chance to secure its first 4-0 victory in an Ashes cricket series as bad light ensured the final Test against Australia ended in a draw.