Over the past two months Ben Stokes has showed that there is more to cricket heroes than just statistics, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
Shane Warne has slammed Ricky Ponting’s decision to bowl first in the second Test at Edgbaston during the 2005 Ashes series, calling it ‘the worst decision made by a captain I played under’.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali’s allegation that he was called ‘Osama’ by an Australian player during the 2015 Ashes is set to be investigated by Cricket Australia.
Australia quick Josh Hazlewood believes the forthcoming four-Test series against the Proteas could be ‘tougher than the Ashes’.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been charged with ‘affray’ over the incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September.
Australia duly wrapped up the fifth and final Ashes Test by an innings and 123 runs, winning the series 4-0.
England teetered on the brink of their fourth Ashes defeat when they closed day four on 93-4, still 210 runs behind Australia in Sydney.
Australia exposed a weak England bowling attack as they ploughed on to 479-4 on day three of the final Ashes Test in Sydney.
A 107-run stand between Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith piled the pressure on England on day two of the final Ashes Test in Sydney.
Two quick wickets swung the day in Australia’s favour in the fifth Ashes Test as England closed day one on 233-5 in Sydney.
Australia captain Steve Smith’s solid hundred denied England a moral-lifting victory in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.
Rain ended play on day four of the Ashes at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, with Australia on 103-2 and trailing by 61 runs.
Alastair Cook’s stoic double-century helped England pass Australia’s first innings total of 327, to take a 164-run lead at the MCG.
Alastair Cook’s 32nd Test hundred underpinned England’s fightback to end 135 runs adrift after day two of the fourth Ashes Test.
A hundred by David Warner gave Australia control of the fourth Test against England in Melbourne, ending day one on 244-3.