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Ashes: Steve Smith repels England as Australia fight back in first Test

Steve Smith’s fifty spanned 112 balls and contained five fours First Ashes Test, Gabba, Brisbane (day two of five) England 302: Vince 83, Malan 56, Stoneman 53 Australia 165-4: Smith 64*, Marsh 44* Australia trail by 137 runs Scorecard Australia captain Steve Smith withstood the charge of the England bowlers to leave the first Ashes Test delicately poised after two days in Brisbane. On a fascinating and, at times, thrilling day, Smith made an unbeaten 64 to lead his side to 165-4, 137 behind. That was a significant recovery from…

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Ashes: England sent message to themselves & Australia – Michael Vaughan

All the best TMS moments from day one in Pint-sized Ashes First Ashes Test, Gabba, Brisbane (day one of five) England 196-4: Vince 83, Stoneman 53 Australia: Yet to bat Scorecard England “sent a message” on the opening day of the Ashes that they will compete with Australia, says former captain Michael Vaughan. The tourists recovered from 2-1 to reach 196-4 in Brisbane, thanks to James Vince’s 83, Mark Stoneman’s 53 and an unbeaten 28 from Dawid Malan. “I was concerned that England might get blown away,” Vaughan, who captained…

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Ashes: England’s James Vince makes 83 before Australia rally in first Test

Pat Cummins, six years after making his debut, is playing his first Test in Australia First Ashes Test, Gabba, Brisbane England 196-4: Vince 83, Stoneman 53 Australia: Yet to bat Scorecard England’s James Vince made 83 before Australia fought back on day one of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane. Vince added 125 for the second wicket with Mark Stoneman either side of a 95-minute delay for rain at the Gabba. But Vince was run out by Nathan Lyon’s superb direct hit, in between Pat Cummins bowling Stoneman for 53…

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Ashes: England ‘ready to go’ against Australia – Joe Root

The first Ashes Test will be Steve Smith and Joe Root’s first meeting as captains Australia v England, first Ashes Test Date: 23-27 November Time: 00:00 GMT Venue: Gabba, Brisbane Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Full coverage Captain Joe Root says England are “ready to go” in their defence of the Ashes, which begins in Brisbane at 00:00 GMT on Thursday. England won the…

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Ashes: Who did BBC Sport users pick in their England team for first Test?

Australia v England, first Ashes Test Date: 23-27 November Time: 00:00 GMT Venue: Gabba, Brisbane Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Full coverage The votes have been cast, the numbers have been crunched and the team sheet can now be pinned on the dressing room wall. More than 58,000 BBC Sport readers have picked their England XI for the first Ashes Test against Australia in…

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Glamorgan Cricket: Australia’s Shaun Marsh joins Glamorgan

Shaun Marsh is a doubt for the first Ashes Test due to a back injury Australian batsman Shaun Marsh has signed a two-year contract as Glamorgan’s new overseas player. Left-hander Marsh, 34, has been recalled to his national Test squad for the Ashes series against England. He previously played T20 cricket for Glamorgan in 2012, and spent part of 2017 with Yorkshire. Marsh will arrive after a likely appearance in the Indian Premier League [IPL] and will play in all three formats for the Welsh county. He has represented Australia…

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Ashes: England captain Joe Root says his players should not be scared

Opener Mark Stoneman has only played only three Tests Australia v England, first Ashes Test Date: 23-27 November Time: 00:00 GMT Venue: Gabba, Brisbane Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. Full coverage England captain Joe Root says the first Ashes Test will be “hostile and intimidating” but that his players should not be scared of Australia. The tourists could field several inexperienced Test players for…

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Shiv Thakor: Derbyshire sack all-rounder following sexual exposure conviction

Shiv Thakor has also played for Leicestershire, and England at Under-19 level Derbyshire have sacked all-rounder Shiv Thakor after he was found guilty of two sexual exposure charges. The 24-year-old was found guilty last week of exposing himself to two women on a housing estate near Mackworth, Derbyshire in June. A Derbyshire statement said: “The club expects the highest standards of behaviour from its staff and is opposed to sexual harassment in any form. “Thakor’s contract has been terminated with immediate effect.” Thakor will be sentenced on Friday. Source link

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