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Chris Barrett is a Sports Writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Australian quicks to step on the gas to reclaim Ashes in Perth

Chris Barrett Heading to his home ground, Mitchell Johnson's best could still be to come.

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A clash between Mitchell Johnson and Ben Stokes has upped Ashes ante

Australia's Mitchell Johnson (left) and England's Ben Stokes collide.

Chris Barrett Tension between Australia and England has not abated as hosts close in on victory in second Test.

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Ashes 2013: Pitched battle heats up as Australians close in for the kill

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Chris Barrett The Ashes opener at the Gabba boiled over at its climax and the tension between Australia and England has not abated as the hosts close on victory in the second Test, with Mitchell Johnson involved...

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I could face Johnson, says lippy Piers Morgan

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Chris Barrett, Chloe Saltau, Andrew Wu England's batsmen have had all sorts of drama facing Mitchell Johnson but one of their cocky countrymen reckons he'd be up to the task.

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Plan to turn up the heat

Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett, Adelaide Australia wants hapless England to ''keep cooking'' in the field on Sunday.

England's former players bemoan humiliation after Johnson's lethal display

Ian Bell (R) and Monty Panesar

Chris Barrett England's shambolic showing in Adelaide has been slammed by former players, with Geoffrey Boycott declaring the Ashes ''gone'' and Michael Vaughan forecasting a 5-0 annihilation by Michael Clarke's...

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Handstands on the pitch in a suit not a good look

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Chris Barrett and Chloe Saltau Mitchell Johnson and Australia aren't the only ones doing handstands in Adelaide. Cricket Australia has had to remind its deep-pocketed corporate guests of the standards of etiquette required when...

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Geoffrey Boycott and other English greats blast tourists

Dismissed: James Anderson is clean bowled by Mitchell Johnson.

Chris Barrett England's shambolic showing at the Adelaide Oval slammed by former players.

Mind games and pressure-cooker tactics will keep Poms on boil

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Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson says Australia want hapless England to ‘‘keep cooking’’ in the field on Sunday, indicating little let-up after the relentless assault he has spear-headed in Adelaide.

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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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Brad Haddin shows family’s fighting spirit with a knock for the ages

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Chris Barrett In the minutes after Australia completed a huge win over England in the first Test at the Gabba, Brad Haddin's three young kids joined him on the ground.

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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.

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Brad Haddin: Facing Mitchell Johnson is the hardest part of my week

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Chris Barrett Johnson's 152km/h bullet tore into Cook's off stump during a frighteningly quick opening from the Australian fast bowler late on Friday.

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Fielding blunders costly for England in second Test

Stuart Broad of England reacts.

Chris Barrett Australia has been let off the hook in Adelaide after England dropped three key catches that would have left Michael Clarke's side in deep trouble in the second Test.

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England's butter-fingered fielders spare Australian clumpers' blushes

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Chris Barrett Australia have been let off the hook in Adelaide after England dropped three key catches - including a sitter in the dying stages of a see-sawing first day - that would have left Michael Clarke's...

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Media man dumped in SCG stand-off debacle

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David Sygall, Chris Barrett and Michael Chammas Heavies from Macquarie Street to Moore Park were fuming when the Herald revealed last month the SCG's $186 million revamp would not be finished in time for the Ashes Test in early January.

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

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

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Ashes 2013: Doug Bollinger on ice for possible Test comeback

Australian captain Ricky Ponting (L) talks to paceman Doug Bollinger (R), who is pushing for a position in the Australian team after fellow paceman Mitchell Johnson was dropped from the team during the final training session for the second Ashes cricket Test match against England in Adelaide on December 2, 2010.  Mitchell Johnson, who is Australia's leading active wicket-taker with 166 wickets in 39 Tests, was left out of the squad with a decision on a final eleven to be made December 3.    IMAGE STRICTLY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE ? STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE  AFP PHOTO/William WEST

Chris Barrett National priorities have prevailed in an arm wrestle for the services of Doug Bollinger with the resurgent left-armer to be rested from next week's Sheffield Shield clash against South Australia.

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Contest will be tough not ugly, captains pledge

Listen here: Kevin Pietersen imparts some of his knowledge to England captain Alastair Cook at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday.

Chris Barrett England captain Alastair Cook has forecast a continuation of the "tough cricket" that led to tensions boiling over at the Gabba, but admits it is the captains' responsibility to ensure the hostile...