December 8 2013 Latest news:
Ian Bell admitted his disappointment after yet another dramatic collapse left England’s hopes of saving the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval in serious doubt.
England suffered another devastating collapse to Mitchell Johnson as a manic third day at the Adelaide Oval ended with them under ever more extreme pressure to somehow save the second Test.
Both the England and Australian teams stood for a minute’s silence in honour of Nelson Mandela who passed away.
Ben Stokes is adamant England can get back into the second Ashes Test after Australia completely dominated day two at Adelaide.
Michael Clarke’s seventh Ashes hundred, in a double-century stand with Brad Haddin, piled the pressure on England to save the second Test at Adelaide.
The England and Wales Cricket Board will take no action over an ill-judged tweet about Monty Panesar sent from Cricket Australia’s official account.
England spinner Graeme Swann acknowledged England were disappointed to have dropped three catches but refused to apportion blame after the tourists had to settle for limiting Australia to 273 for five on day one of the second Ashes Test.
Two wickets for no runs in successive overs helped to keep England competitive on a fluctuating opening day of the second Ashes Test.
All options will be available to England as they fine-tune selection for the second Ashes Test, after confirmation of both Ian Bell and Tim Bresnan’s fitness.