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

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

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.

Plan to turn up the heat

Mitchell Johnson.

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

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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.

Mitchell Johnson gets WACA Ground jumping after sending Pietersen packing

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett It was the wonder catch that may just return the Ashes to Australia and who else to take it than Mitchell Johnson.

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Johnson makes a grab for Ashes

Peter Siddle claims Kevin Pietersen's wicket for the 10th time.

Chris Barrett It was the wonder catch that may just return the Ashes to Australia.

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Siddle has Pietersen worried, says bowling coach

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 14:  Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates dismissing Kevin Pietersen of England during day two of the Third Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at WACA on December 14, 2013 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Chris Barrett Peter Siddle's dominance over Kevin Pietersen is playing on the mind of England's rock star batsman, says Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott.

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Stuart Broad’s injury and David Warner’s ton pile on the Ashes misery for tourists

David Warner

Chris Barrett The Ashes could be Australia's as early as Monday after another David Warner century piled on the pain for an England team scorched under the punishing Perth sun.

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Shane Watson belts brutal century as George Bailey sets record against James Anderson

Shane Watson of Australia.

Chris Barrett Shane Watson has slugged a brutal fourth Test century in Perth only to be dismissed in a farcical, schoolboy-like scene.

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Watson's big bash, 71 off 41 balls

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Shane Watson believes he has got his mojo back after a devastating fourth Test century.

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Turning the pig on the spit slowly

Peter Siddle celebrates after taking the wicket of Ian Bell.

Chris Barrett The third Test is panning out to an inevitable, if slightly drawn-out, win for Australia.

Shane Watson regains his mojo with a bang as Australia go for the kill in third Ashes Test

Shane Watson

Chris Barrett Shane Watson believes he has got his mojo back after a devastating Test century at the WACA Ground on Monday in which he was given a licence to thrill.

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England on its knees; and Ashes oh so close

England captain Alastair Cook is a forlorn figure after dropping Chris Rogers at the WACA on Sunday.

Chris Barrett Stuart Broad taken to hospital after being struck by a Mitchell Johnson yorker.

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Late wickets silence Barmy Army on first day of Boxing Day test match

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Australia's dream of an Ashes whitewash is alive and well despite the best efforts of a dogged, dramatic - and twice dropped - Kevin Pietersen in front of a world record crowd.

Ashes: Elder statesman Chris Rogers leads the way again for Australia at SCG

Chris Barrett The Seniors Tour continues in the Ashes with Chris Rogers, who is within striking distance of another Test hundred, joining Brad Haddin in Australia's leading trio of run-scorers this summer.

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The Ashes: England player ratings

England's Alastair Cook holds on to the ball after catching out Australia's George Bailey for 1 run in their Ashes cricket test match at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Chris Barrett How the tourists fared by the numbers.

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Mitchell Johnson would have broken my Ashes record, says Rodney Hogg

Alastair Cook bowled out for 7 runs by Mitchell Johnson in the 
Second innings Australia batting on Day two, Australia vs England in the fifth test ashes series at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,5th January,2014

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson would have sailed past the Australian mark for wickets in a home Ashes series if he had another Test up his sleeve, admits the record-holder Rodney Hogg.

Ashes 2013: The Old Enemy not here for a holiday

Monty Panesar

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu, Dean Jones England have arrived in Australia to defend the little Ashes urn. Chris Barrett and Andrew Wu profile the tourists, and former Australian cricketer Dean Jones gives his opinion on how the 17-man...

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The Ashes: How the England squad shapes up

Alastair Cook.

Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu and Dean Jones With the England squad for this summer's Ashes arriving on Australian soil, Chris Barrett, Andrew Wu and Dean Jones take a close look at the tourists.

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Stuart Broad says he was right not to walk in infamous Trent Bridge incident

Stuart Broad.

Chris Barrett England's arrival on Australian soil has done nothing to alter Stuart Broad's belief that he was right not to walk in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge.

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Stuart Broad lets his bowling do all the talking in Ashes opener

Stuart Broad

Chris Barrett They baited him, berated him and booed him. And it blew up in the Australians' faces.

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