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Hazy spirit gives way to smoke haze as cricket’s Sydney Test approaches

The intangibly lazy, hazy mental space of the New Year’s Test takes on an eerie air as thick smoke is set to envelop the Sydney Cricket GroundThe Trans-Tasman Trophy moves to Sydney this week. The Australian side will take on a sickly New Zealand side,…

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Spinners ‘on notice’ as Australia stick with winning formula for NZ series

Bancroft the only change to squad which beat PakistanSelectors hint a spinner could be brought in to help LyonAustralia’s back-up spinners have been told to step up and be ready for a Sydney call-up after selectors picked a virtually unchanged squad fo…

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Moeen Ali can be an England stalwart again despite Nathan Lyon mauling | Vic Marks

The spinner has been dropped after struggling in the first Ashes Test, leaving England with more questions to answer at Lord’sNathan Lyon has not been as vociferous at the start of this Ashes series as he was before the last one in November 2017. There…

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No-frills Nathan Lyon shows Moeen Ali how to take match by the throat | Geoff Lemon

Australia’s off-spinner made knocking off England in their second innings look a simple operation while his England counterpart will not be sorry to leave EdgbastonAgainst Australia in particular Moeen Ali has days like these. Days like the fourth of t…

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Moeen Ali says he won’t change the way he plays in Australia ODI series

• Moeen’s dismissal was crucial during Scotland run chase• Left-hander will renew rivalry with Australia’s Nathan LyonMoeen Ali has promised to remain a free spirit with the bat during England’s series with Australia and the all-rounder has no regrets …

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Tim Paine to lead Australia ODI team but no lock for permanent captaincy

Decision yet to be made on permanent one-day captainNathan Lyon returns to ODI side for first time since 2016Tim Paine has been named captain for Australia’s one-day international (ODI) series in England but it appears likely to be a temporary posting,…

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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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Ashes: Australia lead by 268 but England boosted by early wickets – video report

A late surge from England reduced Australia to 53 for four in their second innings at the Adelaide Oval, but they still hold a substantial lead of 268 runs. Earlier, England limped to 227 all out with Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon doing the damage. Bu…

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Lyon ensures Australia’s position infallible to cap off wonder year

Only a year ago, the off-spinner’s international career was near-terminal. Soon, he will become Australia’s sixth all-time wicket-takerA year ago at the Gabba, Nathan Lyon morphed into the least likely cult hero with wicketkeeper Matthew Wade’s ‘Nice G…

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How Australia’s Warner and Lyon found patience to rescue Bangladesh series

The opener and spinner curbed instincts to smash or spin every ball and instead opted for more thoughtful approach suited to the subcontinent

How often does a Test series reach the end and demand another match? South Africa and Australia in 2011 is a standout but there are few others. Perhaps the greatest achievement of an evolving Bangladesh and an out-of-season Australia was the lure of a decider. That won’t happen now, but a series full of moments to savour and stoushes to chew over have at the very least merited consideration of a fuller encounter next time around.

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England’s Ian Bell: Australia will believe they can achieve record Ashes run chase

• ‘In this kind of cricket anything is possible but I think we have winning score’
• Australia’s Nathan Lyon: there’s no reason why we can’t dig deep

Ian Bell has warned that Australia will believe they can chase down a record 412, with anything possible in Ashes cricket, but is confident England have enough runs on the board to take the 10 wickets needed to secure victory in the first Test in Cardiff.

After bowling out the hosts for 289 in the second innings and with two days of the opener still remaining, Michael Clarke’s men will set out in the morning with a monster target in front of them, representing the highest run chase between the two sides, should they pull it off.

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Nathan Lyon begins Ashes spin with mystery ball warning for England

• Australia off-spinner in confident mood ahead of Cardiff opener
• Lyon has a dig at Alastair Cook’s side for their “holiday” camp
Australia aiming to win Ashes, says Michael Clarke

Nathan Lyon heads into his third Ashes series both buoyant at the prospect of facing seven left-handers in the England batting order and feeling suitably emboldened to label their training camp in Spain this weekend “a holiday”.

Such is the off-spinner’s confidence he has even begun to impersonate the great Shane Warne by claiming he has a new “mystery ball” in his armoury.

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Nathan Lyon begins Ashes spin with mystery ball warning for England

• Australia off-spinner in confident mood ahead of Cardiff opener
• Lyon has a dig at Alastair Cook’s side for their “holiday” camp
Australia aiming to win Ashes, says Michael Clarke

Nathan Lyon heads into his third Ashes series both buoyant at the prospect of facing seven left-handers in the England batting order and feeling suitably emboldened to label their training camp in Spain this weekend “a holiday”.

Such is the off-spinner’s confidence he has even begun to impersonate the great Shane Warne by claiming he has a new “mystery ball” in his armoury.

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Nathan Lyon and Shaun Marsh fined after stoush over bizarre LBW

No Hawkeye, Snicko or Hot Spot, but umpire’s change of heart in Sheffield Shield match prompts angry reaction from Test colleagues