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England batsman Jason Roy passes concussion test for Headingley

•The 29-year-old was struck in nets before third Test•A follow-up check on the eve of the Test still neededEngland batsman Jason Roy has passed a concussion test after being hit in the nets before the third Ashes contest at Headingley.The 29-year-old w…

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England’s Jimmy Anderson takes two wickets in Ashes comeback bid

• Seamer bowls two spells for Lancashire second XI• Anderson returns to Old Trafford for recovery sessionJimmy Anderson bowled nine overs and took two wickets for Lancashire’s second team when he began his Ashes comeback attempt on Tuesday.The England …

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Jason Roy’s future lies in batting down the order, says Trevor Bayliss

• Surrey man has struggled as opener in Ashes series• ‘He’s doing a job for the team at the moment’Trevor Bayliss is not known to be an Eric Morecambe fan but when asked about England’s lineup for the third Ashes Test, the coach essentially claimed the…

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England focused despite Smith’s withdrawal from third Ashes Test – video

England coach Trevor Bayliss admitted that ‘it’s not going to get down to necessarily one player on either side’ as Steve Smith withdrew from the third Test of the Ashes. The Australian batsman has been in outstanding form throughout the series but has…

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Ashes: Steve Smith ruled out as Australia try to fill ‘unfillable shoes’ – video

Australia’s Steve Smith has been ruled out of Thursday’s third Ashes Test following a delayed concussion inflicted by a Jofra Archer bouncer. Speaking on Tuesday, coach Justin Langer said that ‘when you take your best players out, it always has an impa…

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Steve Smith ruled out of third Ashes Test with concussion

• Smith not fit to play after suffering concussion at Lord’s• Sports minister says booing of Smith is ‘distasteful’Steve Smith has been officially ruled out of Thursday’s third Ashes Test at Headingley following the delayed concussion inflicted by a Jo…

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Steve Smith’s fitness doubt and Jofra Archer’s impact provide mood swing | Vic Marks

Australia’s key problem heading into the third Test surrounds their best batsman while England have a new special weaponThe respite between Tests is brief but at least there is some scope for measured decisions. For Australia the key problem surrounds …

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Ben Stokes warns Australia to expect more hostility from Jofra Archer

• ‘It’s a big part of Jofra’s game … he’s a frightening talent’• Steve Smith doubtful for third Test after being hit by quickBen Stokes has warned there will be no let-up from Jofra Archer in the remainder of the Ashes series – much as with Australia’s…

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Jofra Archer’s duel with Steve Smith a blend of exhilaration and fear | Richard Williams

The physical threat posed by a fast bowler is a legitimate aspect of cricket and this was an elevated example of a hallowed genreWhile mulling over England’s tactics for what would go down in history as the Bodyline series, Douglas Jardine watched a ne…

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England unchanged for third Ashes Test while Australia wait on Steve Smith

• Hosts stick with 12-man squad from Lord’s Test for Headingley• Steve Smith will require medical clearance after concussionEngland have named an unchanged squad for the third Ashes Test against Australia which starts at Headingley on Thursday, the Eng…

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Ashes 2019: captains on Steve Smith and drawn second Test – video

After it looked like England were closing on their first win of the series, a fine 59 from Australia’s substitute Marnus Labuschagne saw the sides draw the second Test. Labuschagne was brought in for Steve Smith who was ruled out of the final day with …

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Brutal Jofra Archer leaves cricket reeling from his Ashes blows

England fast bowler has hit 19 batsmen since his international bow and rammed the concussion debate into the spotlightIn the end, it took an act of God to stop Jofra Archer. A thick bank of black cloud blew over the Grand Stand at a quarter-past-seven,…

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Jofra Archer’s emergence shakes up the Ashes series, says Joe Root

• Captain says paceman has changed dynamic of England attack• Australia could be without concussed Steve Smith in third TestJoe Root said Jofra Archer has changed the dynamic of England’s attack and given Australia something to think about after the to…

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Marnus Labuschagne fulfils his role as being a great for the day | Geoff Lemon

The first concussion substitute in Tests slotted in so seamlessly that he reached 50 and was hit on the helmet by Jofra ArcherCricket does not like substitutes. Ring-in fielders come and go all day but not without muttering about how they are deployed….

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Steve Smith’s Test concussion reignites debate about safety

Brain injury charity Headway says batsman should not have returned to pitch after being hitThe fallout from the sight of the great Australian batsman Steve Smith being felled by a 92.4 mph bouncer, which led to him being withdrawn on Sunday from the se…

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England go close but Australia hold out to draw second Ashes Test

• Second Test: England 258 & 258-5dec; Australia 250 & 154-6 • Leach and Archer take three wickets each but Australia surviveAnyone predicting that Marnus Labuschagne would be the man to shepherd the Australians towards safety in this Test matc…

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Steve Smith hopeful of playing in third Ashes Test despite concussion

• Smith replaced in Australia team by Labuschagne at Lord’s• Third Test at Headingley begins on ThursdaySteve Smith remains hopeful of playing in Thursday’s third Test at Headingley despite the delayed concussion diagnosis that led him to report headac…

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Ashes 2019: England v Australia second Test, day five – live!

Updates from the final day of play, 11am BST startTanya Aldred: Lord’s magic crackles through gloomAny thoughts? Email or tweet @JPHowcroft 10.23am BST After lunch yesterday Jofra Archer bowled the fastest over by an English bowler on record and three …

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Gloom, drizzle and little cricket but Lord’s neighbourly magic still crackles | Tanya Aldred

Friday’s curtailed Ashes Test was proof that sport is secondary to the sense of belonging conjured by one of the great arenasFrom the darkness of a 5am late-summer Friday morning, a train charged down the spine of a country divided, past paddock and ca…

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Smith and Archer hypnotise to leave second Test tantalisingly poised

• Second Test, day four: England 258 & 96-4; Australia 250• England struggling after epic duel has crowd captivatedA mid-afternoon duel between two contrasting, charismatic characters eclipsed the match situation at Lord’s for a while. For once the…