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Marsh’s extraordinary $3m Ashes sacrifice

Mitch Marsh made a massive sacrifice to be ready for his Ashes opportunity and in the last match of the series, he’s been handed a chance.

‘Disgraceful’: Australia reacts to Ashes call

Australia have retained the Ashes but in axeing the vice-captain for a proven Test failure the selectors have made another questionable decision.

Tim Paine’s message for PM Morrison

Scott Morrison, you’ve made a mistake and this one’s worse than that one time you shadow-boxed after a big Cronulla Sharks’ victory.

Siddle slams England’s Smith claims

England v Australia - 2nd Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Five

Peter Siddle has hit back at former England fast bowler Steve Harmison over his attack on Steve Smith, with a reminder of Harmison’s past misdeeds.

Langer reveals real victim of Smith taunt

England v Australia - 4th Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Five

Justin Langer has scolded his team’s English critics over a case of mistaken identity that saw Steve Smith unfairly hung out to dry.

KP takes down Pom ‘laughing stock’

It turns out Steve Smith wasn’t mocking under-fire English star Jack Leach — but Kevin Pietersen definitely has, in brutal fashion.

Smith exposes troubling tampering truth

FILE - 2019 Ashes Series Best of

Through his own brilliance, Steve Smith has laid bare Australia’s uncomfortable reality about his year out from the Test team after the cheating scandal.

Stokes shoulder alarm to force change

England v Australia - 4th Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Five

England has named an unchanged squad for the Fifth Test, but the axe is hovering above one star with Ben Stokes’ fitness test set to force changes.

Ignorant Poms slam Smith’s celebration

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 08: Nathan Lyon and Steve Smith of Australia celebrate with team mates while singing the team song on the pitch after Australia claimed victory to retain the Ashes during day five of the 4th Specsavers Test between England and Australia at Old Trafford on September 08, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

England fans were furious at Steve Smith for “taking the piss out of Jack Leach” but his bespectacled celebration had nothing to do with them.

Real ‘truth’ behind Smith’s ‘Jack Leach photo’

England v Australia - 4th Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Five

A bespectacled Steve Smith dancing in the middle of Old Trafford had some English press wondering if he was having a lend of Pommy tailender Jack Leach. But the truth is he was taking the Mickey out of one of his own — or was he?

GOAT’s perfect reply to Ashes sledgefest

English punters in the stands were giving Nathan Lyon hell during the fourth Ashes Test, but the tweaker hit back with the best response possible.

Ponting: Real reason for batting nightmare

England v Australia - 4th Specsavers Ashes Test: Day One

Aussie cricket legend Ricky Ponting has declared Test cricket has a new world order after identifying a nightmare, global batting trend.

‘Incomprehensible’ Ashes phenomenon

England v Australia - 4th Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Five

An unstoppable force not seen in decades is the number one reason Australia will head home with the urn instead of empty-handed.

Cricket world reacts to Ashes stunner

England v Australia - 4th Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Five

Australia has popped the champagne corks after a drought-breaking Ashes win and the reaction of the cricket world said it all.

Shock Ashes call changed everything

The nightmare of Headingley was in everyone’s minds as a draw loomed large — but one decision from Tim Paine won the Ashes.

Cricket star’s sportsmanship is all class

Ben Stokes has done his best work with bat and ball this series but his classy act of sportsmanship showed his character is as impressive as his cricket.

Ashes great: Smith will always be a cheat

England v Australia - 4th Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Four

Former England star Steve Harmison said no amount of runs will ever erase the stain on Steve Smith’s reputation caused by the cheating scandal.

Ashes thriller ends 18-year curse

This is what winning in England after 18 years looks like.

A nail-biting finish to the fourth Test has seen Australia retain the Ashes on English soil for the first time since 2001 after a stack of drama.

Fall from grace may cost Root captaincy

Joe Root’s days as England captain may be numbered after another day of cricket, in which his limitations as a leader were laid bare.

Call 000: Warner’s state of emergency

David Warner’s worst nightmare has come to life in a horror show Australian cricket fans haven’t seen in 39 years as his Ashes hell intensified.

‘Never seen anything like’ Steve Smith

Steve Smith has been punishing the Poms every single time he bats — but last night’s innings was unlike any we’ve seen so far.

Chaos puts England’s Ashes in tatters

Joe Root's series hasn't gone to plan.

The Ashes are within Australia’s grasp after a frenetic finish to day four of the fourth Test sunk the hearts of English cricket fans.

VIDEO: Warner’s hilarious response to cheat sledge

Dave Warner reacts to a fan

When an unfriendly cricket fan let David Warner know exactly what he thought of him the Aussie responded in the most perfect of ways. WATCH NOW.

Late twist as series from hell worsens

Jason Roy can't take a trick this series.

Jason Roy has had an absolutely terrible Ashes campaign and it got even worse as England collapsed late on day three in Manchester.

England stumbled into Steve Smith trap

The Poms — especially Jofra Archer — talked a good game before the Fourth Test. But they dug their own grave against the best player in the world.

Aussie man charged $99k for single beer

This beer cost Aussie cricet writer Peter Lalor almost 100k.

For anyone that has ever been overcharged this is the horror story to end all horror stories and staff at the hotel even laughed the incident off.

Internal battle tearing England apart

Two of England’s biggest stars got into a heated debate in the Fourth Test as the hosts Ashes campaign comes close to derailing.

Smith’s new record surpasses Bradman

The world is in awe of Steve Smith after his latest insane masterclass. He’s on a hot streak even history’s greatest batsman never matched.

Poms commit unforgivable cricket crime

England v Australia - 4th Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Two

Steve Smith ruined England’s day in Manchester but the hosts only have themselves to blame after being guilty of a cardinal cricket sin.

Smith celebrates stunning feat

Steve Smith is out of this world.

Steve Smith showed once again he is a freak of nature, scoring the third double century of his career as he put England to the sword.

Aussie fans ejected for ‘foul’ abuse

Two Australian fans have been kicked out of the fourth Test after hurling abuse in the direction of England ace Jofra Archer.

Aussie fans kicked out of Test for abusing Archer

A pair of Australia supporters were reportedly ejected from Old Trafford by police on the opening day of the fourth Ashes Test after sustained abuse directed at England fast bowler Jofra Archer.

‘What’s going on?’: Weird Ashes chaos

Believe it or not, Steve Smith hitting an inflatable beach ball to the boundary mid-innings was not the strangest thing to happen in Manchester.

Warner sinks to abysmal 34-year low

England v Australia - 4th Specsavers Ashes Test: Day One

David Warner’s Ashes tour from hell got even worse in Manchester as the Aussie opener made history for all the wrong reasons.

‘Phenomenon’ Smith breaks own record

Steve Smith was back in full flight.

Steve Smith kept writing in the record books as he and Marnus Labuschagne saved Australia on a wet and wild day of Ashes cricket.

Tim Paine explains Fourth Test cuts


The Aussie skipper has explained why the man who replaced him as captain last week was put on the Ashes chopping block in Manchester.

England make surprise Ashes change

England has followed Australia’s decision to axe Usman Khawaja with a huge call of its own as battlelines are drawn for the Fourth Test.

Sign rubs Australia the wrong way

Very funny, England. Very funny indeed.

Australia’s cricketers have a tough time ahead if they want to retain the Ashes in Manchester and the locals have let them know about it.

Huge call could cost Australia the Ashes

England v Australia - 3rd Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Three

The Ashes axe that has fallen on Usman Khawaja is overly harsh — Steve Smith was always coming back but surely it should have been another player axed.

Problem with Smith’s heroic Ashes moment

When Steve Smith returned to the cease after a head injury, he was applauded for his bravery. But the iconic Ashes moment hid a greater danger.

Australia reacts to Ashes stunners

Australia Nets Session

Two stars of the Australian cricket team have been dropped for the Fourth Test in Manchester on Wednesday, prompting a mixed reaction.

England makes a change for 4th Test

One of England’s weak links has been demoted for Wednesday’s match in Manchester as the anticipation around Steve Smith’s return builds.

‘I felt physically sick’: Langer’s heartbreak

Australia Nets Session

Ben Stokes produced an innings for the ages to guide England to victory in the third Test, it left Aussie coach Justin Langer gutted.

Aussie great’s Ashes selection bomb

One former Australian skipper has called for selectors to make a bold call ahead of the fourth Test with one batsman facing the axe.

Report: Aussie selection stunner in play

Derbyshire v Australia - Tour Match

Australian selectors face one of their toughest calls ahead of the Fourth Ashes Test — but this decision wouldn’t be popular with cricket fans.

Smith gets out but keeps on batting

Derbyshire v Australia - Tour Match

Steve Smith had his first real hit-out since being concussed by Jofra Archer but even after he was dismissed he wanted to keep on batting.

England’s crushing Ashes blow

England was dealt some grim news as its squad for the fourth Ashes Test was announced, making life even harder for Joe Root’s team.

Cummins’ sneaky jab at Archer’s Ashes dig

England v Australia - 3rd Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Two

The Ashes is heating up with the war of words in lieu of the on field action as Pat Cummins fires up to return a sneaky jab.

Archer delivers stinging Ashes barb

Jofra Archer

England fast bowling ace Jofra Archer has set fire to an Ashes inferno, accusing Australia of ‘terrible’ sledging and potshotting Steve Smith.

‘Far from gutted’: Lyon’s ex hits out

Emma McCarthy and Nathan Lyon.

Aussie off-spinner Nathan Lyon may be all loved up but his former partner is claiming that she is the one who got the better of the split.

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