Cricket-Senior England players have done‘next to nothing’- Swann

Published on: Monday, 18 December 2017 //
Dec 18 (Reuters) - Former England spinner Graeme Swann was critical of England’s senior players who have done “next to nothing” as Australia regained the Ashes in Perth on Monday.

Cricket-Hazlewood steps up in place of injured Starc

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PERTH, Dec 18 (Reuters) - With pace spearhead Mitchell Starc labouring with injury, Josh Hazlewood stepped up to lead Australia's attack with aplomb as the hosts thrashed England at the WACA on Monday to reclaim the Ashes with two tests to spare.

Cricket-Root defends underperforming veterans after Ashes hiding

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PERTH, Dec 18 (Reuters) - England captain Joe Root refused to blame his senior players for the tourists' stunning Ashes defeat but lamented his own failures to lead the way with the bat against Australia.

Cricket-Australia captain Smith hails pace edge in England rout

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PERTH, Dec 18 (Reuters) - A ruthless trio of pacemen and the medical men propping them up were key to Australia's Ashes triumph, captain Steve Smith said on Sunday, after his team won back the urn with a dominant win at the WACA.

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Australia reclaim Ashes with WACA demolition

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* Double-centurion Smith named Man-of-the-Match (Adds quotes, details)

Cricket-Test Series Australia v England scoreboard

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Dec 18 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at close of play on the fifth day in the third Test between Australia and England on Monday in Perth, Australia England 1st innings 403 (D. Malan 140, J. Bairstow 119, M. Stoneman 56; M. Starc 4-91) Australia 1st innings 662 for 9 decl (S. Smith 239, M. Marsh 181, U. Khawaja 50; J. Anderson 4-116) England 2nd innings (Overnight: 218-10) A. Cook c&b Hazlewood 14 M. Stoneman c Paine b Hazl

Cricket-Smith savours 'spectacular' triumph as victorious Ashes captain

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PERTH, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Thrilled Australia captain Steve Smith praised his bowlers and savoured an "amazing" feeling as a victorious Ashes captain after his team wrapped up the series 3-0 with a dominant win in the third test at the WACA on Monday.

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Australia reclaim Ashes with WACA demolition

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PERTH, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Australia thrashed England by an innings and 41 runs in the third test in Perth on Monday to reclaim the Ashes with two matches to spare and condemn Joe Root's team to a period of gloomy introspection.

Cricket-Australia reclaim Ashes with innings and 41-run win at WACA

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PERTH, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Australia defeated England by an innings and 41 runs in the third test at the WACA on Monday to reclaim the Ashes with two matches to spare.

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Play resumes at WACA on final day of third test

Published on: Sunday, 17 December 2017 //
* England coach said pitch was like "plasticine" (Updates with resumption on play)

UPDATE 1-Cricket-Rain leakage on WACA pitch throws final day into doubt

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* England coach says pitch like "plasticine" (Adds details, quotes)

Cricket-Rain delays final day of Perth Ashes test

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PERTH, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Rain delayed the start of day five of the third Ashes test at the WACA on Monday, with England 132 for four, still 127 runs shy of making Australia bat again.

Sport-Farah crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year

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LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Britain's Olympic and world champion Mo Farah capped his final season as a track athlete by winning the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on Sunday.
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