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JOE ROOT

Max Holden is taking inspiration from England Test skipper Joe Root as he continues his apprenticeship in white-ball cricket.

Eoin Morgan could only rue the collapse which cost England a one-day international series victory against New Zealand.

England's failure to capitalise on opportunities in key moments of the Ashes resulted in their 4-0 loss to a "far better" Australia side, Jimmy Anderson admitted after the series drew to a close in Sydney.

The Ashes: Australia 4 England 0

Monday, January 8, 2018

Joe Root's bravery was in vain as England slid to an innings & 123-run defeat in the final Test to complete their miserable Ashes campaign as 4-0 losers.

Joe Root's last stand was all that feasibly stood between England and 4-0 Ashes embarrassment as they diced with a landslide innings defeat at the SCG.

England endured a frustrating second day of the final Ashes Test as Usman Khawaja eased Australia into an advantageous position at the SCG.

Dawid Malan admits he was surprised to see Jonny Bairstow come out to bat in the closing stages as Australia grabbed two late wickets to spoil England's foothold in the fifth Ashes Test.

Joe Root again failed to convert 50 into a century as he undid his good work late on day one of the final Ashes Test at the SCG.

The Ashes: England draw on positives

Saturday, December 30, 2017

England yet again had no answer to Steve Smith as the Australia captain took his Ashes tally to 604 runs this winter with his third century to close out a predictable stalemate at the MCG.

Alastair Cook admitted to being "embarrassed" by his Ashes showing before a record-breaking double-century which kept England in control of the fourth Test at the MCG.

Alastair Cook's record-breaking double-century kept England in control of the fourth Ashes Test at the MCG.

The Ashes: Cook century lifts England

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Alastair Cook completed his century in the last over at the MCG as he and Stuart Broad belatedly kickstarted their Ashes campaigns to put Australia under pressure at last.

England's tenacity brought scant reward as centurion David Warner and his Australia captain Steve Smith carried the opening day of the fourth Test.

England were left needing a miracle in the middle or help from the elements to pull off a great escape in Perth.

The Ashes: England staring into abyss

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh's triple-century stand piled on the Perth misery to leave England on the brink of losing the Ashes.

England failed to cash in on centuries from Middlesex's Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow as familiar problems persisted on a fluctuating second day in the third Ashes Test.

Dawid Malan's maiden Test century gave England the advantage on a spicy first day in Perth.

England folded quickly in pursuit of a national-record chase as Australia took six wickets in under a session to go 2-0 up in the Ashes with a 120-run victory.

Joe Root took it upon himself to keep English hopes alive as his team tried to complete a remarkable reversal of fortune in the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval.

Re-energised England produced a spirited revival with bat and ball but still trailed badly after three days of the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval.

England at least defied expectations of an instant twilight collapse after Shaun Marsh's century piled the pressure on them on day two of the second Ashes Test.

England struggled to vindicate Joe Root's gamble to bowl first on a cagey first day of the inaugural pink-ball Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval.

It's the hope that kills you.

The Ashes: Australia win First Test

Monday, November 27, 2017

England's 10-wicket defeat in the first Ashes Test was confirmed in little more than an hour as Australia knocked off the 56 runs still needed on the final morning at the Gabba.

England could perhaps cite one moment of minor controversy as mitigation as they moved to the brink of a resounding defeat in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba.

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