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England forced to work hard for their considerable first-day gains at Ashes | Adam Collins

Only once since speed-gun records began has a group of quick bowlers averaged a faster speed than Australia’s did on the first day of the Waca TestIf the plan was to manage expectations ahead of the Waca’s final Ashes fling, it was expertly done. Not h…

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Dawid Malan close to tears after his maiden century in third Ashes Test

• Unbeaten 110 witnessed by his parents, who had flown over from South Africa• Player started tour as one of three batsmen dubbed ‘no-name’ by AustraliansDawid Malan joked about overcoming the jump from facing “78mph dibbly-dobblies” in county cricket …

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Mark Stoneman courage on show in eye of Australian storm at Ashes Test

As the England opener trudged off with 56 to his name, debate was already raging as to the process by which his Test best had been snuffed outWhen it comes to telling the story of Mark Stoneman’s first day of Test cricket in the Wild West of Australia …

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Dawid Malan maiden century hands England strong start in third Ashes Test

• Stoneman and Bairstow played important innings in total of 305-4• Malan delivered the first hundred of England’s Ashes campaignOn a ground that has often been a graveyard for English cricket Dawid Malan kept alive hopes of heading for Melbourne with …

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Ashes 2017-18: Australia v England third Test, day one – live!

Updates from the first day at the Waca in the third Ashes TestICC admits allegations of Ashes spot-fixing plot are ‘of grave concern’Virtual reality gives ECB tantalising portrait of future Ashes seriesAnd feel free to email Geoff or fire him a tweet @…

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ICC admits allegations of Ashes spot-fixing plot are ‘of grave concern’

• Newspaper report claims fixers offered to rig periods of play at third Test• Cricket Australia promises to co-operate fully with any investigationThe International Cricket Council has launched an investigation into allegations the third Ashes Test ha…

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‘C’mon, knock him over’ – the day Aussie sledging stopped me in my tracks | Vic Marks

Australia have hinted they will bring up the Ben Duckett affair in the third Ashes Test against England in Perth as they demonstrate their love of the art of mental disintegration that goes back a long wayIt took an awfully long time to bowl my first b…

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Australia’s Steve Smith says two more bad sessions can lose England the Ashes

• Australia captain says whitewash in sight if his team get on top in Perth• Mitchell Marsh set to replace Peter Handscomb for third Ashes TestSteve Smith has reminded England that the Ashes will change hands if they suffer just two poor sessions in Pe…

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Australia’s Steve Smith says two more bad sessions can lose England the Ashes

• Australia captain says whitewash in sight if his team get on top in Perth• Mitchell Marsh set to replace Peter Handscomb for third Ashes TestSteve Smith has reminded England that the Ashes will change hands if they suffer just two poor sessions in Pe…

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Australia revel in portrayal of England’s Ashes tour as out of control | Geoff Lemon

Amid weaponised sanctimony about some of the tourists’ behaviour, the home side has gone quietly about its businessThe last week or two, Australia’s cricketers must have been sitting back chuckling with a mixture of satisfaction and disbelief. Media ou…

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Alastair Cook’s milestone Test doubles up as the ‘biggest game of our lives’

England opener, who will play his 150th Test, has never seen an England team work as hard and they will need to turn toil into triumph against a rampant Australia in Perth to stay in the AshesAlastair Cook is hoping his 150th Test goes rather better th…

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James Vince drives us crazy but other England batsmen’s flaws also maddening | Andy Bull

Modern coaching’s move away from the orthodoxies could help to explain the England No3’s failings – and why he has no ready replacementWay back when Duncan Fletcher had a column in the Guardian, I used to do his ghostwriting. It was an education in how…

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Street-smart Pat Cummins can give the Waca a roaring Ashes farewell | Jason Gillespie

Fast bowler is a pleasure to watch having cleverly recalibrated after injury to resemble a 50-cap veteran as he prepares to pepper England in the third TestIt was during the second Ashes Test at the Waca in 1998 that I experienced one of the most impor…

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Alastair Cook warns England must smarten up as third Ashes Test looms

• Cook will become first Englishman to reach 150 Test caps at Waca• ‘The world obviously changed’ after Stokes incident, admits CookAlastair Cook warns England must wise up to a changed world if they are to regain the respect of a nation. Cook will bec…

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Alastair Cook warns England must smarten up as third Ashes Test looms

• Cook will become first Englishman to reach 150 Test caps at Waca• ‘The world obviously changed’ after Stokes incident, admits CookAlastair Cook warns England must wise up to a changed world if they are to regain the respect of a nation. Cook will bec…

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Alastair Cook warns England must smarten up as third Ashes Test looms

• Cook will become first Englishman to reach 150 Test caps at Waca• ‘The world obviously changed’ after Stokes incident, admits CookAlastair Cook warns England must wise up to a changed world if they are to regain the respect of a nation. Cook will bec…

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England players have let down Joe Root and must rebuild trust, says Bairstow

• ‘We’ve got a chance as a group to go out there and front up’• ‘Lads are still feeling positive’ despite trailing 2-0 in AshesJonny Bairstow accepts England’s players have let down their captain, Joe Root, and must rebuild public trust by delivering o…

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Australia’s Ashes angel Nathan Lyon has England in a spin before Waca Test | Vic Marks

A year ago the spinner was on the brink of being dropped – now he is the linchpin of the side whose fizzing deliveries are tormenting batsmenIt feels unprecedented before a big match at the Waca that batsmen should spend time fretting about playing aga…

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Who can rescue the Ashes for England and be a match-winner in Perth?

Guardian writers pick their England XI for the crucial third Test. How many will go for the same team and how many will select Mark Wood or Ben Foakes?My England lineup for Perth Test Alastair Cook, Mark Stoneman, James Vince, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow,…

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Moeen Ali says culture and behaviour of England team must change

• ‘We have to be on our best behaviour to inspire younger generation’• Ben Duckett suspended after pouring drink over Jimmy AndersonMoeen Ali has admitted that the culture and behaviour of the England cricket team needs to change or they risk turning a…