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The Ashes

Test cricket series played between Australia and England

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The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. The Ashes are regarded as being held by the team that most recently won the Test series. If the test series is drawn, the team that currently holds the Ashes retains the trophy. The term originated in a satirical obituary published in a British newspaper, The Sporting Times, immediately after Australia's 1882 victory at The Oval, its first Test win on English soil. The obituary stated that English cricket had died, and "the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia". The mythical ashes immediately became associated with the 1882–83 series played in Australia, before which the English captain Ivo Bligh had vowed to "regain those ashes". The English media therefore dubbed the tour the quest to regain the Ashes.

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England bowler Jofra Archer says he is "flattered" to be compared to South Africa great Dale Steyn after taking 6-45 on day one of the third Ashes Test.
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England bowl Australia out for 179, with Jofra Archer taking 6-45, on day one of the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
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Jofra Archer takes 6-45 to help England bowl out Australia for 179 on a truncated first day of the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
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Australia's Marnus Labuschagne is trapped lbw by England's Ben Stokes on day one of the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
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England's Jofra Archer dismisses Australia's Pat Cummins to complete his first five-wicket haul in Test cricket on day one of the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
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England's Stuart Broad bowls Australia's Travis Head with "an excellent delivery" on day one of the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
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England's Jofra Archer has Australia's David Warner caught behind to end a partnership of 111 on day one of the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
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England's Stuart Broad has Australia's Usman Khawaja caught behind on review to leave the tourists 25-2 on day one of the third Ashes Test at Headingley.
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England's Jofra Archer removes Australia's Marcus Harris for eight, in just the fourth over, as the hosts get an early breakthrough on day one of the third Ashes..
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England have called up Surrey batsman Ollie Pope to be on standby for the third Ashes Test at Headingley if Jason Roy suffers a delayed concussion.
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England call up Surrey batsman Ollie Pope to be on standby for the third Ashes Test at Headingley if Jason Roy suffers a delayed concussion.
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Australia batsman Steve Smith - the leading run scorer in the 2019 Ashes - is out of the third Test after suffering a concussion in last week's second Test.
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Australia batsman Steve Smith is out of the third Ashes Test after suffering a concussion in last week's second Test.
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In his latest BBC Sport column, Glenn McGrath discusses Jofra Archer's impact on this series, and how Australia have to deal with his pace.
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England name an unchanged squad for the third Ashes Test against Australia, which starts on Thursday at Headingley.
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England name an unchanged squad for the third Ashes Test against Australia, which starts on Thursday at Headingley.
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England pace bowler Jofra Archer has changed the dynamic of the Ashes series, according to captain Joe Root after the Lord's Test was drawn.
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England fall four wickets short of a remarkable victory in the second Ashes Test as Australia survive a tense final hour at Lord's.
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England fall four wickets short of a remarkable victory in the second Ashes Test as Australia survive a tense final hour at Lord's.
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Joe Denly produces an absolute stunning acrobatic catch to get rid of Tim Paine as England retain a slim hope of victory on the final day of the second Ashes..
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Ben Stokes draws an edge from Travis Head but Jason Roy spills it at second slip as England are left frustrated in their chase for victory on the final day of..
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Jofra Archers claims the wicket of David Warner as England chase victory on the final day of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
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Relive the moment Ben Stokes completes his seventh Test century helping England to a commanding lead over Australia on the final day of the second Ashes Test at..
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Jos Buttler is caught off the bowling of Pat Cummins for 31 as England continue to build a lead over Australia on the final day of the second Ashes Test at..
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Australia batsman Steve Smith will play no further part in the second Ashes Test against England because of concussion.
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Watch highlights as England end on 96-4 taking their lead over Australia past 100 on a thrilling fourth day in the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
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Australia celebrate like "they've won the Test match" after getting England captain Joe Root out for a golden duck on day four of the second Ashes Test at..
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Australia's Steve Smith retires hurt after being struck by England's Jofra Archer - then returns before falling for 92 in the second Ashes Test.
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Australia's Steve Smith retires hurt after being struck by England's Jofra Archer - then returns before falling for 92 in the second Ashes Test.
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Australia's Steve Smith's brilliant innings comes to an end as England's Chris Woakes dismisses him for 92 on day four of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
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Australia's Steve Smith leaves the field hurt after being struck by a Jofra Archer short ball during day four of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
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Australia's Steve Smith is forced to retire hurt after being struck by a Jofra Archer short ball during day four of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
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England's Stuart Broad claims the first wicket of the morning after Matthew Wade edges to Rory Burns on day four of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
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Watch highlights from a truncated third day's play at Lord's as England take three wickets before rain halts play in the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
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England's Jofra Archer claims his first Test wicket as he traps Australia's Cameron Bancroft lbw on day three of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
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Watch highlights as England are bowled out for 258 before Australia reach 30-1 at close on day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
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England's fragile batting again buckles on day two of the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's.
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Stuart Broad bowls Australia's David Warner for three to leave the tourists 11-1 in reply to England's 258 all out on day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
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Australia's Cameron Bancroft takes a "sensational" catch to remove England opener Rory Burns for 53 and leave the hosts 116-4 on day two of the second Ashes Test..
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England captain Joe Root is trapped lbw by Australia's Josh Hazlewood to leave the hosts 26-2 on day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord's.
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Rain delay the start of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia and threatens to wipe out much of the first day at Lord's.
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Former Ashes opponents Andrew Strauss and Glenn McGrath discuss their experiences with cancer and how cricket has supported their foundations.
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Former Ashes opponents Andrew Strauss and Glenn McGrath discuss their experiences with cancer and how cricket has supported their foundations.
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