Ponting slams call to omit Haddin

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Smith reveals mid-pitch chat

Australia's superstar No.3 batsman reveals he made a rare statement to opener during their match-winning partnership

Pattinson back in green and gold

After a frustrating period with injury, fast bowler James Pattinson will make his return to international cricket next month on Australia A's tour of India

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McGrath's Edgbaston memories and pitch report

Aussie legend Glenn McGrath recalls his memorable and not-so-memorable Edgbaston matches and takes a look at the third Test pitch for (restrictions apply)

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Slater's preview of Edgbaston Test

Wide World of Sports commentator Michael Slater discusses the big talking points entering day one, watch him on GEM from 7:30pm

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The key to Ashes 'sex... SUCCESS'

The Australian captain provided a lighter moment in the build-up to the third Test with a slip of the tongue in his press conference at Edgbaston

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Third Test preparations reach fever pitch

Australia look set to enter the third Test with an unchanged XI while England may be forced to make a late change, with pitch talk still prevalent

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Rogers feared it may've been the end

Speaking for the first time about his 'bizarre' dizzy spell, in-form Australia opener Chris Rogers admits he feared it might've been the end at Lord's when he retired hurt

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Australian XI for Edgbaston becomes clear

Opener Chris Rogers passed his nets session against the Australian quicks at Edgbaston with flying colours and looks set to take his place in an unchanged XI

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Highlights: Perry, Lanning spark big Stars win

The Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars have wrapped up the ODI leg of the Women’s Ashes 2-1 with an 89-run thrashing of England (restrictions apply)

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Consistent Perry peaks again

Ellyse Perry hit her seventh half-century from her past eight innings to help the Southern Stars to a big total in the third Women's Ashes ODI in Worcester (restrictions apply)

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Lanning lashes England lapses

Southern Stars skipper Meg Lanning survived a run-out and was dropped, making the most of it to lead the Australians with 85 at Worcester (restrictions apply)

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Lanning survives run out chance

England blow an early opportunity to dismiss Australia skipper Meg Lanning in the third ODI at Worcester, and the skipper makes them pay (restrictions apply)

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From the Vault: Border's perfect day with the ball

With the West Indies cruising in 1989, a young Australian outfit needed a hero in the field. And that hero was none other than captain Allan Border