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Chris Barrett

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

Cricket

Tim Bresnan may be dropped from Chairman's XI match for England

Tim Bresnan

Chris Barrett Determined to return to full strength after falling 1-0 behind in Brisbane, England are likely to leave Tim Bresnan in Queensland to feature in a match for their second-string Performance Squad...

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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.

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.

Johnson in sight of the 40-wicket mark

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson is threatening to cap his exhilarating international comeback by joining one of the Ashes' most exclusive clubs.

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Australia find themselves up against it at the MCG

James Anderson

Chris Barrett Australia have been dealt a dose of their own medicine.

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Ashes 2013: Mitchell Johnson closes on bowling greats for damage done to old enemy

Mitchell Johnson

Chris Barrett Mitchell Johnson is threatening to cap his exhilarating international comeback by joining one of the Ashes' most exclusive clubs.

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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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Faulkner in the road of England

James Faulkner

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke has tagged James Faulkner 'the new Michael Bevan' after he stared mission impossible in the face with one of the great one-day performances.

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Faulkner in the road of England

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke has tagged James Faulkner 'the new Michael Bevan' after he stared mission impossible in the face with one of the great one-day performances.

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James Faulkner's fireworks lift Australia to ODI victory

James Faulkner

Chris Barrett Allrounder James Faulkner inflicted more misery on hapless England by delivering a remarkable one-day victory for Australia at the Gabba on Friday.

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Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke century puts Australia in command as DRS system under fire

Clarke

Chris Barrett Australia have enjoyed their best day of the Ashes. Captain Michael Clarke led from the front with a century that put in the shade an umpiring decision even Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called "one of...

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Reviews harsh on 'pantomime villain' Warner

David Warner.

Chris Barrett After replacing Ricky Ponting as England's pantomime villain David Warner is well equipped for the hostile reception he is likely to receive for the rest of the Ashes, according to captain Michael...

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Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle's late strikes add icing to Australia's cake

Australia's Peter Siddle

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke said he knew he would be ridiculed when he claimed Australia could still win the Ashes.

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Enter Dave Warner, the player English crowds love to hate

David Warner.

Chris Barrett, Manchester After replacing Ricky Ponting as England's pantomime villain, David Warner is well equipped for the hostile reception he is likely to receive.

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Test of a ton is the win: Clarke

Michael Clarke.

Chris Barrett Michael Clarke will only judge his majestic Old Trafford century against his 23 others after the third Test.

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Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke fumes as umpires haul Australia's batsmen off ground for bad light

Clarke

Chris Barrett An annoyed Michael Clarke has remonstrated with umpires after they ordered players off the ground for bad light on Sunday, but rain has also intervened to leave the tourists' Ashes comeback hopes in...

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Australia poised to gamble on Ryan Harris for fourth Test in Durham

Ryan Harris.

Chris Barrett Injury-plagued fast bowler has only once before played three Tests in a row.

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Ashes 2013: Chris Rogers' century gives Australia the edge over England

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Chris Barrett Until now, Number 96 was merely a raunchy television show from the 1970s.

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Harris excels, but England tail wags

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is bowled by Ryan Harris on day four, one of the paceman's seven victims in England's second innings.

Chris Barrett Ryan Harris returns Test-best haul as Australia set 299 for victory.