Malan hits ton as England bats fire Exclusive

Prolific Smith reveals three best Test tons

In his exclusive column for, the Australia captain reveals where his Ashes-opening century ranks among his best Test hundreds

Day wrap: England hold the edge after WACA opening

A 174-run partnership between Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow has seen England take the honours on the opening day of the third Magellan Ashes Test

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"We thought it was out straight away": Paine

Australia 'keeper Tim Paine discusses a DRS controversy, England's batting effort and his own acrobatics behinds the stumps after day of the third Test

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"I almost started crying when it happened": Malan

England batsman Dawid Malan reflects on scoring his maiden Test century and his battle to find his feet in international cricket after day one at the WACA

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WACA of old returns for final fling

Australia legend Ricky Ponting dissects the opening day of the third Ashes Test, which saw the quicks extract pace and bounce and two catches dropped

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"It's crunched!" Yes, yes it certainly was

He may have just brought up his fifty at the time, but England batsman Dawid Malan went onto even BIGGER things on Day 1 by nabbing the Mastercard Priceless Shot of the Day

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Ricky Ponting's Strikers preview and prediction

BBL commentator and cricket legend Ricky Ponting discusses the ins and outs at Adelaide ahead of BBL|07 and isn't convinced they can challenge

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Tea wrap: Aussies continue to make inroads

England captain Joe Root and Mark Stoneman both fall to the Aussie pace attack, caught behind off the glove on the bouncy WACA deck

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Stokes finds form with destructive knock

Playing his fourth match for Canterbury in New Zealand, England's Ben Stokes smashed 93 runs from 47 balls including seven sixes in the Twenty20 encounter

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Root fumes as third umpire gives Stoneman out

Tim Paine took a classic catch off a Mitch Starc thunderbolt and third umpire Aleem Dar saw enough to give it out on an Aussie review

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Langer responds to Maxwell impersonation

Glenn Maxwell impersonated Justin Langer during the making of the Ashes Cricket video game - and now the former Test opener has responded!

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Stoneman survives Hazlewood onslaught

Mark Stoneman had a wild ride against Josh Hazlewood after lunch on day one, dropped, hit and nearly caught again in a pulsating passage of play

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Lunch wrap: England lose two to Aussie quicks

Alastair Cook's first innings in his 150th Test ended early thanks to a Mitch Starc thunderbolt while Josh Hazlewood had James Vince nicking again

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Ashes Folklore: Alderman's 'bad tackle'

Terry Alderman's lethal swing bowling was put on hold for more than a year after a pitch invasion led to one of the most unfortunate injuries of all time

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Gill Espie's Action News Special Report

Optus Sport's gun reporter polls the Adelaide Oval crowd to find out whether Jason Gillespie really is cricket's greatest ever all-rounder


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One of Australia's greats offers his advice on how to execute the perfect cover drive. Watch more expert masterclasses on the Optus Sport app