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.
Australia slumped to 273-8 on the opening day of the first Ashes cricket Test as England’s Stuart Broad took five wickets.
Australia elevated batsman George Bailey to its Test cricket squad and recalled left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson for next week’s Ashes series opener against England.
Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris will undergo ankle surgery today that will rule him out of action for as many as four months, Cricket Australia said.
Australia included fast bowler Ryan Harris in a 12-man squad for the second cricket Test against India starting Jan. 3 in Sydney.
Stuart Broad took six wickets in 45 balls as England beat Australia by 74 runs in the fourth cricket Test to clinch its third straight Ashes series victory.
Australia needed 50 minutes to tie the Ashes cricket series at 1-1 and take the favorite’s status from England with two matches left in the best-of-five contest.
Australia needs 299 runs to win the fourth Ashes cricket Test after Ryan Harris took seven wickets to limit host England to 330 all out at Chester-le-Street.
Australia picked two 35-year-olds to plug an experience gap for its Ashes cricket series in England, choosing Brad Haddin as first-choice wicketkeeper and vice-captain, and recalling batsman Chris Rogers.
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.
"To declare and put them in straight away, it probably did not give them a chance to get their head around batting."
- Ryan Harris on Apr 10, 2012