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Chris Barrett is a Sports Writer with The Sydney Morning Herald.
Chris Barrett The England coach has called for pitches with more life in them for the remainder of this Ashes series after the production of a flat deck at Lord's backfired badly for the hosts.
Chris Barrett Alastair Cook admits England will have to consider changes to their fragile top order after they crumbled in 37 overs on Sunday at Lord's to surrender the second Ashes Test by 405 runs
Chris Barrett Australia vowed to hit back after the disappointment of Cardiff but even they can't have imagined the second Ashes Test turning out quite like this.
Chris Barrett There were concerns on Sunday for the health and immediate playing future of the veteran Australian opener after he suffered a sudden dizzy spell while at the non-striker's end.
Chris Barrett The new Australian all-rounder admits the saga around whether he or his elder colleague would play at Lord's was difficult to deal with.
Chris Barrett The only question now is when Michael Clarke will declare after the tourists' new all-rounder cut short England's resistance on day three by denying centuries to Alastair Cook and Ben Stokes.
Chris Barrett It is meant to be Australia's unlucky number but on Saturday it served them well.
Chris Barrett Nine years ago a teenage Steve Smith was pictured at Lord's while in the country on a junior tour, a young Jackson Bird also in the frame as he took a first glimpse of a ground where he dreamed of...
Chris Barrett The tourists lead by 481 runs and have their tails up after collecting four quick wickets in a dramatic final session of the second day.
Chris Barrett Australia's captain-in-waiting can't stop scoring runs. The man in the job now, though, can't seem to find any after another failure in the second Test at Lord's.
Chris Barrett With his highest Test score and fourth century against England, Australia must be wishing the soon-to-retire opener was 27 not 37.
Chris Barrett The Australian centurion said he was surprised that Trevor Bayliss would allow the England captain to use some of the fielding placements he made on day one of the second Test.
Chris Barrett Michael Clarke usually calls tails, according to Ricky Ponting, but he switched to heads on Thursday and it paid dividends, with Australia cashing on batting first on a flat Lord's pitch in the...
Chris Barrett The former Hawthorn premiership player was busted wearing another person's accreditation to gain access to the playing field.
Chris Barrett The Australian opener had got the tourists off to an ideal start in the second Test but then lost his head as England introduced their spinner Moeen Ali.
Chris Barrett Australia have won the toss and will bat in the second Ashes Test under overcast skies.
Chris Barrett After a disappointing start to their Ashes defence in Cardiff, there is plenty to improve on for Michael Clarke's men at the home of cricket.
Chris Barrett It's not the way the NSW gloveman had hoped and planned on making his Test debut but he will be eager to seize his opportunity at Lord's.
Chris Barrett There will be no soft landing for the new faces in the second Test as Michael Clarke's team bid to fight their way back into the series.
Chris Barrett The outlook appears bleak for the 34-year-old after paying the price for once again being found out by England's bowlers in Australia's first Test defeat in Cardiff.