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Aug 1, 2013

Cricket-Australia demand ICC answers over DRS

MANCHESTER, England, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Cricket’s decision review system was further dragged through the mire on Thursday after another controversial decision in the third Ashes test with the irate Australian board and even Prime Minister Kevin Rudd weighing in.

Usman Khawaja was adjudged by umpire Tony Hill to have edged spinner Graeme Swann to wicketkeeper Matt Prior for one after a vigorous appeal but the batsman asked for the decision to be reviewed following a discussion with non-striker Chris Rogers.

Aug 1, 2013

Cricket-Rogers falls short amid DRS drama in third test

MANCHESTER, England, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Opener Chris Rogers fell short of his first test century and Australia’s first of the Ashes on Thursday after the tourists had earlier been the victim of another umpiring controversy on day one of the third test.

The Australians, 2-0 down in the five-match series, went to tea on 180 for three with captain Michael Clarke on 55 not out after Rogers was trapped lbw by a fullish ball from England spinner Graeme Swann for 84.

Aug 1, 2013

Rogers boosts Australia amid DRS drama in third test

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Australia opener Chris Rogers struck an unbeaten 67 on the first morning of the third Ashes test against England at Old Trafford on Thursday following another controversial umpiring decision against his team.

The Australians went to lunch at 92 for two after Usman Khawaja fell for one when he was adjudged to have been caught behind off Graeme Swann.

Aug 1, 2013

Cricket-Rogers boosts Australia amid DRS drama in third test

MANCHESTER, England, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Australia opener Chris Rogers struck an unbeaten 67 on the first morning of the third Ashes test against England at Old Trafford on Thursday following another controversial umpiring decision against his team.

The Australians went to lunch at 92 for two after Usman Khawaja fell for one when he was adjudged to have been caught behind off Graeme Swann.

Jul 31, 2013

Pietersen set to play in third test

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – England batsman Kevin Pietersen looks poised to play in the third Ashes test against Australia at Old Trafford from Thursday after recovering from a calf injury.

Pietersen has been struggling since the second test at Lord’s but batted in the indoor nets for almost an hour on Wednesday and then had a short fitness test on the soggy outfield, with strapping filled with a liquid visible on his leg.

Jul 31, 2013

Cricket-Pietersen set to play in third test

MANCHESTER, England, July 31 (Reuters) – England batsman Kevin Pietersen looks poised to play in the third Ashes test against Australia at Old Trafford from Thursday after recovering from a calf injury.

Pietersen has been struggling since the second test at Lord’s but batted in the indoor nets for almost an hour on Wednesday and then had a short fitness test on the soggy outfield, with strapping filled with a liquid visible on his leg.

Jul 31, 2013

Cricket-England’s Pietersen set to play in third test

MANCHESTER, England, July 31 (Reuters) – England batsman Kevin Pietersen looks poised to play in the third Ashes test against Australia at Old Trafford from Thursday after recovering from a calf injury, captain Alastair Cook said.

Pietersen has been suffering with the strain since the second test at Lord’s but batted in the indoor nets for almost an hour on Wednesday and then underwent a short fitness test on the outfield, with strapping filled with a liquid visible on his leg.

Jul 30, 2013

Preview: England and Swann bid to retain Ashes in style

LONDON (Reuters) – England will look to leave Australia in a spin and retain the Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead at Old Trafford from Thursday with team selection seen as key on the famously dusty track.

The wicket in Manchester may have been moved by 90 degrees since Australia last played there in the nerve-jangling drawn 2005 test but it is still expected to turn and there is an outside chance both sides will play two spinners.

Jul 30, 2013

England and Swann bid to retain Ashes in style

LONDON (Reuters) – England will look to leave Australia in a spin and retain the Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead at Old Trafford from Thursday with team selection seen as key on the famously dusty track.

The wicket in Manchester may have been moved by 90 degrees since Australia last played there in the nerve-jangling drawn 2005 test but it is still expected to turn and there is an outside chance both sides will play two spinners.

Jul 30, 2013

Cricket-England and Swann bid to retain Ashes in style

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – England will look to leave Australia in a spin and retain the Ashes by taking a 3-0 series lead at Old Trafford from Thursday with team selection seen as key on the famously dusty track.

The wicket in Manchester may have been moved by 90 degrees since Australia last played there in the nerve-jangling drawn 2005 test but it is still expected to turn and there is an outside chance both sides will play two spinners.