Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau

Chloe Saltau is the chief cricket writer at The Age, regularly covering international cricket and providing news, comment and analysis on international cricket. She joined The Age as a trainee in 1998 and spent several years writing for general news (chiefly as a social policy reporter covering welfare and family issues) before moving to sport.

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Mitchell Johnson rips through England

Chloe Saltau Terrifying pace demon Mitchell Johnson was on a hat-trick twice as the speedster claimed 7-40 to bowl England out for 172 on day three of the second Ashes Test.

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The night Richie’s slow delivery felled Greig

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Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Sadly absent in Adelaide are Channel Nine commentary icons Richie Benaud, Tony Greig and Bill Lawry, but a new book written by the late Greig's son tells of one of their finest - or not so fine -...

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Dynamic duo heaps on pain

Australian batsman Michael Clarke (L) and Brad Haddin

Chloe Saltau Clarke and Brad Haddin are looking more and more like the leaders who could bring back the Ashes after demoralising the tourists.

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Michael Clarke, Brad Haddin put England through the grind

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Michael Clarke might as well have told England to get ready for a broken f---ing spirit.

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Barf time for Greig

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Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau Mark Greig's family memoir tells the untold story of his father Tony, and the rest of the commentry crew.

Ashes 2013: Enigmatic Monty Panesar turns in mixed bag in Adelaide

Monty Panesar

Chloe Saltau England gambled on two spinners in an effort to conjure a result in Adelaide, turning to a bowler who has been a brilliant performer and a figure of fun at times in his career.

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Monty Panesar was the pivotal figure on the opening day of the second Ashes Test

England's Monty Panesar.

Chloe Saltau England gambled on two spinners in an effort to conjure a result in Adelaide.

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Rogers staves off the axe with half-century

Chris Rogers

Chloe Saltau Chris Rogers told himself that a batsman of his age is just two Tests away from the axe.

Ashes 2013: Chris Rogers uses axe fear as inspiration for knock

Chris Rogers

Chloe Saltau Chris Rogers told himself that a batsman of his age is just two Tests away from the axe, before he fell short of a second Test century on an absorbing opening day in Adelaide.

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Sledging still strong in Adelaide

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior

Chloe Saltau Graeme Swann joked that the opening day in Adelaide was no less gladitorial than the Gabba.

England threat to boycott Brisbane after hostile Gabba reception

Michael Clarke of Australia and James Anderson.

Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau England copped it from the crowd to the committee room in Brisbane, and the fallout from the explosive first Ashes Test continues even as the next chapter of the series begins.

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ECB threatens to ban future Test matches at the Gabba after hostile reception

Gabba Test.

Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau, Adelaide England copped it from the crowd to the committee room in Brisbane.

Michael Clarke says Gabba Ashes victory is just one step towards regaining No.1 ranking

Mitchell Johnson

Chloe Saltau As Australia put an end to the selectorial disorder of the past year by naming an unchanged team for the Adelaide Test, captain Michael Clarke said the thumping start to the Ashes in Brisbane was...

Stability at last as selectors name an unchanged Australian XI

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Chloe Saltau Adelaide As Australia put an end to the selectorial funkiness of the past year by naming an unchanged team for the Adelaide Test, captain Michael Clarke said the thumping start to the Ashes in Brisbane was...

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Pain of Ashes past drives Australia

Shane Watson looks on during a nets session at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday.

Chloe Saltau Australia is fiercely aware of how quickly an Ashes advantage can come crashing down.

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Stability at last as selectors name an unchanged Australian XI

Michael Clarke.

Chloe Saltau Captain says thumping start to in Brisbane only baby step towards much loftier goal.

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Bresnan throws hat in ring for England comeback effort

Tim Bresnan steps on the gas in the nets at the Adelaide Oval.

Chloe Saltau Paceman says he's fully prepared for a back-breaking workload.

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Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke to lead unchanged Australian XI in Adelaide Test

Michael Clarke

Chloe Saltau Australia will field an unchanged team for the first time in 12 months for the Adelaide Ashes Test, with a fully fit captain Michael Clarke welcoming an end to the selection upheaval.

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Tim Bresnan ready to lift England and carry workload in Adelaide for second Ashes Test

Chloe Saltau The dependable Tim Bresnan has never lost when he's played in an Ashes Test and says he is ready to lend some muscle to England's fightback effort in Adelaide.

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The Ashes: Nathan Lyon has grounds to believe Australia could be on a roll

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 22:  Nathan Lyon of Australia celebrates dismissing Ian Bell of England during day two of the First Ashes Test match between Australia and England at The Gabba on November 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Chloe Saltau Three years after he was part of the Adelaide Oval ground crew branded as "pathetic" by Kevin Pietersen, Nathan Lyon returns to his new-look spiritual home certain he can do what he and Australia's...

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