The Ashes 2009: England Players on Series Win

England’s players reported how they felt after their decisive Ashes 2009 victory over Australia at the Brit Oval. Here is their view of this match, and this summer’s series, as reported by the BBC Test Match Special. Andrew Strauss The guys have done amazingly over the last eight months – I want to thank Ricky … Read more The Ashes 2009: England Players on Series Win

The Ashes 2009: England Regain Ashes at Brit Oval

On the fourth day of the final test, Alistair Cook caught Michael Hussey (121) from the spin bowling of Graeme Swann taking a catch which saw Australia all out for 348 and England win the Ashes 2009 cricket series by 2 games to 1. England won the match by 197 runs, and the series by … Read more The Ashes 2009: England Regain Ashes at Brit Oval

The Ashes 2009: Broad Helps England to Series Winning Position on Oval Day Two

Stuart Broad took 5 wickets this afternoon to demolish the Australian batting lineup almost single-handedly – leaving England poised to lift this Ashes 2009 decider at the Brit Oval. Chasing England’s total of 332, Australia were bowled out for just 160, before rallying by removing three england batsmen for 58 runs before stumps. After England … Read more The Ashes 2009: Broad Helps England to Series Winning Position on Oval Day Two

The Ashes 2009: England All Out for 332 1st Innings Final Test

Early on the second day of the final Ashes 2009 test between England and Australia, the hosts were back in the pavillion after Broad edged to Ricky Ponting at slip. England had totalled 332 for their first innings. The pitch, at the Brit Oval, is beginning to break up slightly, and Englands bowlers will be … Read more The Ashes 2009: England All Out for 332 1st Innings Final Test

The Ashes 2009: Australia Dismantle England’s Batting Lineup in First Day at Headingley

England won the toss this morning before the first day of the fourth Ashes 2009 test cricket match at Headingley, Leeds. It was to be the only thing that went right for the hosts, however, as they were bowled out in just over 33 overs for a total score of just 102. Australia ended the … Read more The Ashes 2009: Australia Dismantle England’s Batting Lineup in First Day at Headingley

The Ashes 2009: Australia Show Grit to Earn Edgbaston Draw

Australian batsmen Michael Clarke (103 not out) and Marcus North (96) added to the good early work from opener Shane Watson (53) and Michael Hussey (64) to close out a draw in the third Ashes 2009 test match at Edgbaston this evening. The captains agreed to pronounce this test cricket match dead at ten to … Read more The Ashes 2009: Australia Show Grit to Earn Edgbaston Draw

The Ashes 2009: Match Remains Balanced at Lunch on Fifth Day at Edgbaston

England and Australia go for lunch on the fifth day of this third Ashes 2009 test at Edgbaston with the match still firmly in the balance. The day started with opener Shane Watson and out-of-sorts Mike Hussey at the crease, with Australia on 88 for 2. As lunch was called, both batsmen had been caught … Read more The Ashes 2009: Match Remains Balanced at Lunch on Fifth Day at Edgbaston

The Ashes 2009: England Still Chasing Victory on Final Day at Edgbaston

England and Australia begin the final day of this rain affected third Ashes 2009 test cricket match at Edgbaston knowing that a break in Saturday’s weather could have put a very different complexion on this match, but with England still hopeful for a positive result. Australia have 8 wickets left to knock off the remaining … Read more The Ashes 2009: England Still Chasing Victory on Final Day at Edgbaston

The Ashes 2009: Third Day at Edgbaston Abandoned for Rain

The third day’s play in the third Ashes 2009 test match between England and Australia has been abandoned for the day due to persistent rain. The umpires called off the rest of the day a short while ago as the already damp outfield did not have time to dry out as rain still fell. It … Read more The Ashes 2009: Third Day at Edgbaston Abandoned for Rain

The Ashes 2009: No Play on Third Morning at Edgbaston

Lunch is being taken at Edgbaston without a single ball having been bowled on the third day of this Ashes 2009 test match between England and Australia. It is looking doubtful whether any play at all will be possible after rain which had been forecast as intermittent proved persistent all morning. Rain is seeping into … Read more The Ashes 2009: No Play on Third Morning at Edgbaston

The Ashes 2009: Edgbaston Day Three Preview

England resume their first innings batting on day three of this enthralling Edgbaston Ashes 2009 test match on 116 for 2 knowing that a solid day at the crease could see them edge closer to a series victory. Captain Andrew Strauss resumes on 64, he’ll be hoping to stay long beyond the first over he … Read more The Ashes 2009: Edgbaston Day Three Preview

The Ashes 2009 – England Bowlers Take Control On 2nd Edgbaston Morning

It was lucky number 7 for Andrew Strauss and his England compatriots as they left the Edgbaston field of play for lunch having dismissed 7 Australian batsmen for just 77 runs in a wonderful morning’s play, which saw the visitors come in on 207 for 8. England came out this morning knowing that early wickets … Read more The Ashes 2009 – England Bowlers Take Control On 2nd Edgbaston Morning

The Ashes 2009 – Australia Take Charge Over Soggy England on Edgbaston Day 1

The English weather, having prevented the opening two sessions of play – the captains emerged a little after 4pm, and play began at 17:00 – did not dampen Australian batsmen’s spirits as they ended the day on 126 for 1 following just 30 overs of Ashes 2009 cricket on the opening day at Edgbaston. Australia … Read more The Ashes 2009 – Australia Take Charge Over Soggy England on Edgbaston Day 1

The Ashes 2009 – First Day of Third Test at Edgbaston, Start Delayed

Persistent rain has prevented any play in the opening day of the third Ashes 2009 Test Match between England and Australia at Edgbaston. There is to be an inspection at 2pm, at which point the covers may be removed providing there is a break in the weather, which is forecast to remain wet in spells … Read more The Ashes 2009 – First Day of Third Test at Edgbaston, Start Delayed

The Ashes 2009 – Kevin Pietersen Forced out of Series by Achilles Heel

Kevin Pietersen, the former cricket captain of England who is widely regarded as their best batsman, has been forced to retire from the remaining three Ashes 2009 test matches after surgery on his achilles injury. England, who won the second test at Lord’s, after escaping Cardiff with a draw, currently lead the nPower Ashes series … Read more The Ashes 2009 – Kevin Pietersen Forced out of Series by Achilles Heel