The Ashes

Joe Root pictured with England in August 2016
Result: Australia thrash England to complete 4-0 Ashes rout
Australia record their biggest win of a dominant Ashes series to wrap up a 4-0 victory over England in the fifth and final Test in Sydney.
Jan 8, 09:01
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Australia move in on fourth Test, Ashes series victory
Australia are closing in on a fourth Test - and 4-0 Ashes series - victory after finishing day four of the fifth Test on 649-7, while restricting England to 93-4.
Jan 7, 09:12
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Australia dominate third day of fifth Ashes Test in Sydney
Australia are on course for a fourth victory in the current Ashes series after reaching 479-4 at stumps on day three in Sydney, leaving England trailing by 133 runs.
Jan 6, 09:11
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Usman Khawaja hits unbeaten 91 as Australia trail by 153 runs
England reach 346 all out before being made to toil by Australia, who closed day two of the fifth and final Ashes Test in Sydney on 193-2.
Jan 5, 09:23
Joe Root in action for England in July 2016
Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow fall late on opening day
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow are late casualties for England on the opening day of the final Ashes Test in Sydney.
Jan 4, 08:43
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Mitchell Starc winning fitness battle ahead of final Ashes Test
Pat Cummins expects Australia teammate Mitchell Starc to be involved against England in the fifth and final Ashes Test this week.
Jan 2, 12:31
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Result: Steven Smith ton sees Australia, England draw fourth Ashes Test
Another century from Steven Smith proves enough for Australia to claim a draw from the fourth Ashes Test match with England.
Dec 30, 09:11
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Rain dents England's hopes of winning fourth Ashes Test
England face a battle to force victory in the fourth Ashes Test after rain wiped out half of the fourth day in Melbourne with Australia on 103-2.
Dec 29, 09:14
Alastair Cook in action for England in August 2016
Stuart Broad reflects on "very special" day
Stuart Broad describes England teammate Alastair Cook as "amazing" after the former skipper reaches 244 not out in the fourth Ashes Test.
Dec 28, 11:42
Alastair Cook in action for England in August 2016
Alastair Cook "proud" of Ashes stand
Alastair Cook admits that he is "quite proud" to be on 244 runs unbeaten in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.
Dec 28, 11:31
Alastair Cook in action for England in August 2016
Alastair Cook 244 not out for England
Former England captain Alastair Cook posts a score of 244 not out by close of day three of the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.
Dec 28, 09:11
Alastair Cook in action for England in August 2016
Alastair Cook leads England's Ashes fightback
Alastair Cook reaches a century to put England in control of the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.
Dec 27, 08:26
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David Warner hits century on opening day of fourth Ashes Test
David Warner enjoys a reprieve on 99 and completes a hundred next ball as Australia dominate England on day one of the Boxing Day Ashes Test in Melbourne.
Dec 26, 14:43
Somerset's Craig Overton on September 12, 2016
Craig Overton, Mitchell Starc to miss fourth Ashes Test
England's Craig Overton and Australia's Mitchell Starc will both miss the fourth Ashes Test match in Melbourne through injury.
Dec 24, 09:51
Trevor Bayliss pictured in May 2016
ECB chief: 'No rash decisions following Ashes defeat'
The England and Wales Cricket Board intends to stick by Trevor Bayliss for the long-term, despite surrendering the Ashes urn at the earliest possible opportunity.
Dec 23, 22:54
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Can England regain respect in Australia in final two Ashes Test matches?
Australia have already reclaimed the urn with three victories in a row, but can England regain some respect in the final two Ashes Tests, starting in Melbourne?
Dec 20, 13:37
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England seamer Craig Overton doubtful for fourth Ashes Test
England seamer Craig Overton reveals that playing any part in the fourth Ashes Test against Australia is unlikely.
Dec 19, 18:32
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Result: Australia thrash England to regain The Ashes
Australia regain The Ashes courtesy of a dominant victory by an innings and 41 runs in the third Test at the WACA.
Dec 18, 09:11
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England on verge of Ashes defeat in Perth
England's fading hopes of saving The Ashes will go into the final day of the third Test after rain brought an early end to day four with Australia in complete control.
Dec 17, 10:09
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Australia's Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh make England toil in Perth
An unbeaten fifth-wicket partnership of 301 between Australian pair Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh leaves England facing an uphill battle to save The Ashes.
Dec 16, 09:51
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Australia fight back against England on day two in Perth
Australia end day two of the third Ashes Test match with England on 203-3, trailing the tourists by 200 runs after a batting collapse at the end of their first innings.
Dec 15, 10:09
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Andrew Strauss not returning to Ashes tour after wife Ruth diagnosed with cancer
Andrew Strauss will not be returning to the Ashes tour of Australia after his wife Ruth was diagnosed with cancer, the England and Wales Cricket Board confirms.
Dec 14, 21:56
Joe Root in action for England in July 2016
Dawid Malan hits maiden century to lead England charge
Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow share an unbeaten partnership of 174 as England end day one of their third Test meeting with Australia on 305-4.
Dec 14, 10:34
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Mitchell Starc warns England batsmen that Australian bowlers 'can get better'
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc warns England's batsmen to expect an even tougher time in the third Ashes Test in Perth.
Dec 7, 12:30
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Trevor Bayliss: 'No need to panic'
England coach Trevor Bayliss insists that there is no "real need to panic" despite Australia going 2-0 up in The Ashes.
Dec 6, 09:22
Joe Root in action for England in July 2016
Result: Australia wrap up second Ashes Test
England collapse in less than two hours on the final day of the second Test in Adelaide to hand Australia a 2-0 Ashes series lead.
Dec 6, 09:11
Joe Root in action for England in July 2016
England trail Australia by 177 at end of day four
England will enter the final day of the second Ashes Test requiring 178 runs from six wickets to level the series 1-1.
Dec 5, 11:28
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England given hope in second Ashes Test
James Anderson and Chris Woakes both take two wickets each as England keep their faint hopes of winning the second Ashes Test against Australia alive.
Dec 4, 11:56
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Australia in complete command on day two
England trail Shaun Marsh-inspired Australia by 413 runs at the close of day two of the second Ashes Test.
Dec 3, 11:51
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Australia build lead on day one of second Test in Adelaide
Australia reach stumps on day one of the second Test with England on 209-4 after the tourists endured a testing day in the field in Adelaide.
Dec 2, 12:02
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Steve Smith hits out at "biggest sledger" James Anderson
Steve Smith hits back at James Anderson by accusing the England paceman of making ironic comments regarding the act of sledging.
Dec 1, 18:24
Ben Stokes in action for England in September 2016
Ben Stokes signs for New Zealand side Canterbury
England vice-captain Ben Stokes signs a short-term deal with New Zealand side Canterbury.
Nov 30, 08:51
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Ben Stokes in talks with Canterbury over playing domestic cricket in New Zealand
England all-rounder Ben Stokes may be offered the chance to play for New Zealand-based Canterbury Cricket Club, with talks currently ongoing.
Nov 28, 14:22
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England star Ben Stokes 'spotted flying out to New Zealand, not Australia'
England all-rounder Ben Stokes reportedly flies to New Zealand, despite initial rumours that he was heading to Australia for The Ashes.
Nov 27, 22:12
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Jonny Bairstow plays down Cameron Bancroft incident
England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow plays down an incident in a bar with Australian opener Cameron Bancroft, despite speculation over 'a headbutt'.
Nov 27, 12:43
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Result: Australia wrap up 10-wicket victory in first Ashes Test
Australia make short work of England on the final day of the first Ashes Test to wrap up a 10-wicket victory and take the lead in the series.
Nov 27, 09:08

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