Anderson injury as pivotal as McGrath's in 2005?

Jesse Hogan 11:22 PM   Australia's bid to pick themselves up off the floor and salvage their Ashes bid is being helped by their belief the injury to masterful swing bowler Jimmy Anderson will be as much of a blow to England's chances as the loss of Glenn McGrath was to theirs a decade ago.

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In the breakfast bars of Birmingham on Saturday morning, everyone was baffled. The Australians were baffled to have lost, and so badly. Some were kitted out in their patriotic livery for the cricket anyway; what else were they to do?

Warne says Clarke safe, but only for now

Michael Clarke grimaces during the final day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Even Shane Warne, Clarke's close friend and supporter-in-chief, concedes that the Australian captain's position may not be safe after this Ashes series and says the 34-year-old will shift down the order to No.5 in the fourth Test.

 England to taste life without Anderson

Chris Rogers was an early second-innings casualty, trapped leg-before by Stuart Broad, as Australia sought to overcome a 145-run first-innings deficit to England on day two of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Going out to bowl without James Anderson to take the first over will be like going outside on a wintry morning without a coat. In the fourth AshesTest on Thursday, England fans will need a new tune to replace "Oh Jimmy, Jimmy".

Jonassen firms in bid for women's Ashes spot

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Spinning all-rounder has given herself an early boost in the bid to earn a coveted position in the upcoming women's Ashes Test by taking three wickets for the Southern Stars in their return to red-ball cricket on Saturday.

Roebuck case tipped to reopen by SA's DPP

Mysterious death: Cricket writer Peter Roebuck.

Chris Barrett 11:05 PM   Director of Public Prosecutions in South Africa is believed to be ready to order that an inquest into the cricket writer's death while in police custody be re-opened.

Michael Clarke the odd man out

Lost in his thoughts: Michael Clarke.

Greg Baum   Australian captain Michael Clarke was stationed at mid-off, far from his usual second slip cockpit. The unintentional and unwanted effect was of a man removing himself from proceedings.

Clarke admits form has left team with 10 men

'I am more concerned about my form' ... While the eight-wicket loss to England in the third Test was painful, Clarke is more worried about his batting form so far in the series.

Chris Barrett   The Australian captain is "not at all" considering his future beyond this series, he maintains, but knows he is not delivering in this series.

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England v Australia, day three: as it happened

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 31:  Michael Clarke of Australia looks on during day three of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston on July 31, 2015 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Jesse Hogan   Australia were comprehensively beaten in what is proving to be an unpredictable series.

Anderson injury leaves England conundrum

Jimmy Anderson leaves the ground during day two of the 3rd Test.

Jesse Hogan   England selectors face a conundrum after the swing bowler was ruled out due to a side strain for next week's Ashes match at his best Test ground: Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

Dad's Army looking too old, too slow

Struggling: Michael Clarke is battling to overcome a form slump with the bat.

Chris Barrett   Jason Gillespie was only half serious when, in the lead-up to this Ashes series, he branded the Australians as 'Dad's Army'. As it turns out, he had it bang on.

Australia on brink of crushing defeat

Opener David Warner stroked the equal fastest fifty for an Australian in Ashes history, from 35 balls, before departing for 77, caught by Adam Lyth off the bowling of James Anderson.

Chris Barrett   There will be ramifications for individual careers after Australia crumbled for the second time in 24 hours to narrowly avoid losing inside two days.

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We'll bounce back at Trent Bridge

Ready for Trent Bridge.

Nathan Lyon 11:23 PM   The key after such a disappointing result in the third Test is to learn from what happened and come back a better side and cricketers, as we did at Lord's.

Australia hoping Anderson injury as pivotal as McGrath's in 2005

Umpire Aleem Dar looks on as England fast-bowler Jimmy Anderson grimaces due to injury.

Jesse Hogan 11:22 PM   Australia's bid to pick themselves up off the floor and salvage their Ashes bid is being helped by their belief the injury to masterful swing bowler Jimmy Anderson will be as much of a blow to England's chances as the loss of Glenn McGrath was to theirs a decade ago.

James Hopes throws support behind Clarke

James Hopes gets behind Michael Clarke.

Beth Newman 1:49 PM   Brisbane Heat veteran James Hopes threw his support behind Australia captain Michael Clarke after England's third Test thrashing.

Lehmann prepared to endorse Clarke demoting himself to No.5

Struggling: Michael Clarke is battling to overcome a form slump with the bat.

Jesse Hogan 9:03 AM   Michael Clarke could make a symbolic shift away from No.4 for the first time in Darren Lehmann's two and a bit years at the helm of a Australia after the coach said he would not object to the beleaguered captain moving down a rung.

Darren Lehmann defends Brad Haddin axing

Darren Lehmann said it was very hard to change the side that won at Lord's

Chris Barrett 9:02 AM   Darren Lehmann has launched a stirring defence of selectors' actions in effectively ending the Test career of Brad Haddin after he had sat out the previous Test to be with his sick daughter, describing it as "the hardest decision as a coach or even as a player" and insisting the team's "family first" policy was still in place.

England coach Trevor Bayliss tells side to not let Australia comeback

England coach Trevor Bayliss.

Chris Barrett 7:31 AM   England must not let a deflated Australia "up off the floor", insists their head coach Trevor Bayliss, the Sydneysider who is only one win away from overseeing an Ashes triumph in his first series in charge.

Ashes 2015: England name squad for Trent Bridge

England's Jimmy Anderson sustained an injury during the third Ashes Test.

Jesse Hogan   England will decide between three fast-bowlers, one of them not yet seen at international level, to replace the injured Jimmy Anderson in the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.

Clarke should show strength by resisting batting demotion

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Jesse Hogan   The position of Michael Clarke's bat, not his batting position, is the problem. He and the Australia Test team he captains would be much better off if he put all his attention into correcting the former in time for Trent Bridge, rather than tinkering with the latter in order to return him to the more pleasant surrounds of No.5.

Haddin for Sixers player-coach role?

Made of the right stuff: Brad Haddin is seen by some as ideal coaching material.

Daniel Lane   Former NSW cricket captain Dominic Thornely has suggested wicketkeeper Brad Haddin would be an ideal candidate to captain-coach the Sydney Sixers in this year's instalment of the Big Bash League.

Michael Clarke's woes continue with dropped catch as England complete win

Tough times: Michael Clarke grimaces during the final day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Chris Barrett   A truly forgettable match for the captain got worse when he put down Ian Bell in the field on Friday as Australia were beaten by X wickets at Edgbaston.

Dog devotee Rene Farrell seeking another Test triumph

"I can't take the smile off my face": Rene Farrell.

Jesse Hogan   Having started her career with a single-minded approach to cricket only to give it up four years ago due to losing her passion for it, fast-bowler Rene Farrell is crediting a more laidback approach to life to getting her back as a key member of the Southern Stars' women's Ashes squad in England.

PM's XI to kick off Manuka summer

Tony Abbott joins a team photograph with the PM's XI team ahead of January's match. The 2015-16 summer match has been brought forward to October.

Jon Tuxworth   The Prime Ministers XI will return to Canberra with a Friday night fixture in October against New Zealand.

Back to the future in Birmingham

Mitch Johnson has no runs to play with.

Joe Aston   Consider the Australian cricket unit that destroyed England in the home Ashes of 2013/14. Repeatedly, they were five wickets down for not many, and repeatedly, the score was salvaged by wicketkeeper Brad Haddin with the support of a wagging tail. History will log it as an epic wipeout of England, but no thanks to our top and middle order.  At the Gabba 6-132 transford to 295 all ou; 5-143 in Perth, became 385; 6-122 in Melbourne, metamorphosed to 204; and 5-97 at the SCG, ended at 326.  

Johnson reaches 300 Test wickets

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Chris Barrett   The left-arm quick became only the fifth Australian bowler to the milestone in appropriate fashion with a devastating display in his first over on day two at Edgbaston.

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Michael Clarke retires as Australia romp home to a seven wicket win over New Zealand.

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India cruise past Bangladesh into semis

Century from Rohit Sharma propels India to a 109 run victory.

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