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My best Ashes XI: Ponting

Former captain Ricky Ponting picks the best Australian Ashes XI from the past 40 years to kick off a fan vote series

Day two wrap: Smith, Marsh keep England at bay

Having bowled England out for 302, Australia found themselves in strife at 4-76 before Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh dug in to thwart the visitors


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We're executing our plans correctly: Ball

After another tense day of Magellan Ashes Test cricket, England fast bowler Jake Ball says the visitors stuck to their plans against Australia's batting unit


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I thought you guys were smarter than that: Lyon

Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon was up and about when fronting the media after day two at the Gabba, hitting one question out of the ground


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Ponting pinpoints Khawaja's technical flaw

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting analyses off-spinner Mooen Ali's dismissal of Usman Khawaja and offers a technical tip the the first-drop


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Ecstatic Marsh registers Shield century

An emotional Mitchell Marsh scored his second JLT Sheffield Shield century on day one at the WACA Ground against the Queensland Bulls


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Day two highlights: SA v Tasmania

Pace ace Jackson Bird was the destroyer on day two at the Adelaide Oval, collecting five wickets to hand the Tigers a 141-run first innings lead


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Day one highlights: NSW v Victoria

It was the Glenn Maxwell Show on day one of the JLT Sheffield Shield clash at North Sydney Oval as the allrounder posted his maiden first-class double-century


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Skipper Smith to the rescue with gritty fifty

Australia captain Steve Smith showing why he's the world's No.1 ranked Test batsman with an important half-century to get Australia's innings moving


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Maxwell proves class with blazing 200

Fresh off missing out on a spot in Australia's XI for the first Test of the Magellan Ashes, Maxwell raced to his maiden double century in Victoria's JLT Sheffield Shield clash with NSW


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Shot of the day: Smith's sweet on-drive

The Australia captain writes his own textbook but this one was purist perfection with a straight drive for the ages


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Finch fifty gives NSW the blues

Victoria captain Aaron Finch went after the NSW Blues bowling attack from the outset as he posted 50 in the JLT Sheffield Shield clash in Sydney


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Bird's five eats Redbacks alive

Tasmania fast bowler Jackson Bird was a late arrival in Adelaide but wasted no time to take five wickets, including two in the first three balls!


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Mike Hussey Masterclass: The Cut Shot

Mr Cricket himself demonstrates how to hit it perfectly off the square. Watch more expert masterclasses on the Optus Sport app


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Ashes Folklore: No Brotherly Love

You know that theory about twins being telepathic? Here's the story of the Waugh brothers emphatically proving it's not always the case


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Ex-roomies Finch and Maxi reminisce

Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell recall living under the same roof, with some interesting allegations delivered from both ends