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UK Tabloid Talk 20/8

UPDATED 20 August, 2013 4:31PM AEST | 2

Stuart Broad finally admits he smashed Ashton Agar to first slip at Trent Bridge. Now tell us something we don't know.

Broad confession: Of course I hit it... but an Aussie wouldn't have walked
by Paul Newman, The Daily Mail
Stuart Broad came out fighting, not only in targeting a 4-0  demolition of Australia at The Oval this week but also against those who attacked him for not walking in the incident which marred the Trent Bridge Test.

Victory in ‘dead’ Test may bring renewal
by Gideon Haigh, The Times
The Oval is chronologically the oldest of England’s Test grounds, having hosted the very first of all AngloAustralian encounters in this country. It is also by convention the venue of the last match in each Ashes series here.

Ashes 2013: Brad Haddin optimistic that all-rounder Shane Watson will be fit for final Test
by Telegraph Sport, and agencies
Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin is optimistic all-rounder Shane Watson will be fit for this week's final Ashes Test.

Ashes 2013: Keep it quiet - England can rise again to world No 2
by Stephen Brenkley, The Independent
All they have to do is avoid losing final Ashes Test, in which Tremlett could be a key player.

Ashes 2013: Lack of top No3 frustrating Australia before final Test
by Vic Marks, The Guardian
Every great team has had a great No3, which may come as bad news for Darren Lehmann as he prepares his Australia side for the final Ashes Test.

Ashes 2013: Joe Root must sort out his footwork to prove he is good enough to open for England
by Geoffrey Boycott, The Telegraph
Can we win again? We sure can. But a lot depends on our batsmen.

Watch out Aussies, Cook's ready to deliver the knockout blow! England captain is box clever ahead of Oval Test
by Mike Dawes, The Daily Mail
Alastair Cook is ready to deliver a knockout blow to the Australians as the England captain prepares for the fifth and final Ashes Test at the Kia Oval.

No Ashes let-up for England as Stuart Broad wants to finish series on a high
by Dean Wilson, The Daily Mirror
Stuart Broad is revelling in the ‘win-at-all-costs’ mentality behind the England cricket team’s success this summer.

The opinions expressed here are the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Cricket Australia

First Posted 20 August, 2013 3:58PM AEST

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