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VIDEO: England’s James Anderson caught up in ball tampering row in Ashes Test

MELBOURNE: The cricket’s one of the top rivalries Ashes doesn’t always conclude without a controversy. And this time there was not just one. The latest issue adding to miseries of England is the ball-tampering allegations on pacer James Anderson. Anderson has faced censure from Australian TV commentators who accused him of ball tampering in the fourth and penultimate Ashes Test in Melbourne. In the first sessions of the fourth day, umpires S Ravi and Kumar Dharmasena spoke to England captain Joe Root after Stuart Broad…

England win toss and bat in first Ashes Test

BRISBANE: England won the toss and chose to bat against Australia in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba on Thursday. Captain Steve Smith said opener David Warner and lower order batsman Shaun Marsh were fit to play after injury concerns. Warner has been having treatment for a neck strain, while Marsh has had back trouble, with all-rounder Glenn Maxwell placed on standby. Jake Ball won England's fourth seamer spot for the Test ahead of Craig Overton. "You have to play what's in front of you, bat first, bat big,"…

First Ashes Test: Australia 153/6 at Tea break

BRISBANE: England paceman Stuart Broad took three wickets in a brilliant spell around lunch to precipitate an Australia collapse that left the hosts floundering at 153 for six at tea on the opening day of the first Ashes test on Thursday. Australia would have been reasonably satisfied at 71-1 three balls before lunch but by the end of the second session Brad Haddin (24) and Mitchell Johnson (12) were fighting a desperate rearguard action. Broad, cast as the pantomime villain in Australia after his failure to walk at Trent…