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Bruised Aussies look to regroup in house of Paine

CANBERRA: Once the forgotten man of Australian cricket, Tim Paine now finds himself as the man charged with restoring the image of a team whose reputation has been dragged through the gutter. For the 33-year-old wicket-keeper, it's just the latest in a career which has been marked by rebuilding. Paine, handed the captaincy following the downfall of Steve Smith, was once destined for the big time behind the stumps, anointed as the logical successor to Brad Haddin. But fate intervened when he suffered a broken finger…

England batsmen must score big to beat Aussies: Moeen

BRISBANE: England's batsmen will have to score big individual hundreds if Joe Root's tourists are to have any chance of holding on to the Ashes, all-rounder Moeen Ali said on Sunday. England are facing a big defeat to Australia on Monday's final day after they were bundled out for just 195, leaving the home side the task of scoring 170 runs to go one up in the series. At Sunday's close, the Australians had whittled down the target to just 56 at 114 without loss. Moeen bemoaned his team's inability to score an…

VIDEO: Mushtaq Ahmed names his All-Time XI

KARACHI: Former Pakistani cricketer and current bowling coach for Pakistan cricket team Mushtaq Ahmed has picked up his All Time XI which includes one Pakistani, three South Africans and four Australian players. The leg break googly maestro, Mushtaq, was, in fact, master of several variations which include legbreak, wrong'un, flipper and top spinner. Mushy chose a combination of England’s left-hander Alastair Cook and South African great batsman Hashim Amla for opening. He put another strong wall of batting…