Cricket News sort by Shane Robert Watson

Australia finished their tour of England with a consolation victory in the 5-match ODI Series. The tourists won the fifth and final ODI which was played under lights at The Rose Bowl in Southampton by 49 runs on Monday to take the rain-affected series 2-1.

The 2013 Ashes is over, and now it’s time for some rewind. So here’s a look back at from impressive performances in the series, one from each Test.

Shane Waston’s magnificent ton on the opening day of the fifth and final Ashes ton at The Oval was affirmation of the fact that the all-rounder is still not past his prime.

Every top team in international sport goes through a good and bad phase. Australia had an excellent run in cricket for a decade and a half, starting in the mid-nineties and extending well up to the first half of the new millennium.

Australia’s Ashes comeback just seems to be getting better with each passing day in the series. After dominating the Englishmen at Old Trafford, the visitors continued to hold the upper hand at stumps on day two as well at Chester-le-Street.

Australia’s wonderful all-round performance in the Old Trafford Test has reignited the interest of fans in the Ashes. Following Australia’s poor showing in the first two Tests, thoughts emerged that this was going to be a disappointingly one-sided clash, with England walking away with the honours without having to drop a sweat.

Australian captain Michael Clarke may have vowed that his side will fight back strongly in the Ashes and that they can still comeback to win the prestigious series.

After all the hype and hoopla, The Ashes will kick off with the first Test at Nottingham on Wednesday. England will surely go into the prestigious event as favourites, not only because they are the defending champions in the tournament, having defeated the Aussies in Australia last time round

Australia could get only 61 overs of batting on Day 2 of their tour match against Somerset at Taunton. The tourists made most of it scoring 266 for 4