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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

Best Aussie Ashes XI: The Wicketkeepers

Australia four most successful glovemen had incredible success against England, from the late 1970s through to the 2013-14 summer


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Day one wrap: Cummins, Lyon give Aussies edge

Pat Cummins' thunderbolts and Nathan Lyon's fielding brilliance outshone fifties to England's James Vince and Mark Stoneman


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Shot of the day: Vince's sweet square drive

England first-drop James Vince pulled this one straight from the coaching manual, a perfect square drive off left-arm pace ace Mitchell Starc


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Waugh Report: Don't judge Paine just yet

Undefeated Ashes series captain Steve Waugh gives his take on day one at the Gabba, including James Vince's innings and Tim Paine's dropped catch


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Ponting analyses Lyon's brilliant run out

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting dissects Nathan Lyon's direct hit to remove James Vince on day one of the first Magellan Ashes Test in Brisbane


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Watch England's day one wickets

After winning the toss and electing to bat, England lost four wickets on the opening day of the Magellan Ashes at The Gabba in Brisbane


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Day one highlights: SA v Tasmania

Jake Doran's maiden first-class century saved Tasmania's blushes as Adam Zampa claimed three wickets in the JLT Sheffield Shield clash in Adelaide


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Lyon is one of the best spinners in the world: Cummins

Speaking after day one of the first Magellan Ashes Test in Brisbane, Pat Cummins praised off-spinner Nathan Lyon for his work with the ball and in the field


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In hindsight I wouldn't take the run: Vince

After scoring 83 on day one of the first Magellan Ashes Test in Brisbane, James Vince reflects on his innings and his dismissal to a prowling Lyon


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Cummins thunderbolt claims the England captain

Pat Cummins knew he had England captain Joe Root - just check out the appeal - and so the reviews showed after Steve Smith used the DRS


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Prowling Lyon removes Vince with direct hit

Nathan Lyon has ended James Vince's career-best knock on 83 with a superb piece of fielding from cover to throw down the stumps


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Aussies strike late to edge second session

James Vince and Mark Stoneman put on 125 before Pat Cummins made the breakthrough with a seed, while Tim Paine rues a drop


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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