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One step forward, two steps back for Aussie Ashes plans




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Day-night revolution keeps Tests relevant

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No pressure, I'm enjoying it: Marsh

Mitch Marsh speaks about his form, his Ashes Test ambitions and his bowling after a second first-class ton on the Qantas Tour of the British Isles


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Marsh blowtorch scorches Essex

Mitchell Marsh torched Essex bowlers for his second century of the Qantas Ashes Tour of the British Isles, but not everything went Australia's way on day one


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Harris leaves Chelmsford for scans

Australia paceman Ryan Harris was withdrawn from the Essex match with knee soreness before play on day one, leaving the ground for scans


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Warner blitz dominates opening session

Australia lost three wickets on the first morning against Essex but it was David Warner's 94 that stole the show


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From the Vault: 1983's classic Ashes intro

In 1983, Channel Nine's Wide World of Sports took us on a journey through the history of Ashes cricket with some of the series' key protagonists


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Chris Lynn rides three-way to fifty

It took Chris Lynn just three deliveries to move from 33 to his half-century as Chris Gayle saw the Jamaica Tallawahs to victory in the CPL


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Aussies turn up the heat in Essex

Australia's Ashes campaign steps up a gear with a full-blooded training session ahead of the four-day game against Essex in Chelmsford


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How Kookaburra's pink balls are made

Brett Elliot, Group General Manager, Kookaburra explains how much effort has gone into getting the pink cricket ball ready for the first-ever day-night Test


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Competition for spots driving Aussies: Watson

Allrounder is impressed and excited by Australia's depth of talent as the tourists look to win in England for the first time in 14 years


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I'm ready to go now: Smith

Australia's world No.1 ranked Test batsman says he's ready for the first Test after a first-innings century against Kent in last week's tour match in Canterbury


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Haddin confused by England sledging strategy

Australia's veteran wicketkeeper is revelling in the Ashes theatre but is perplexed by England's sledging tactics


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Hazlewood realistic about Cardiff chances

Fast bowler hopes selection for the first Ashes Test will take care of itself with a solid performance against Essex in Australia's second tour match