4th Ashes Test, Melbourne Day 2 - Afternoon
A 50 from Chris Rogers helped Australia to 96-3 at tea, trailing by 159 runs
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Cook hits maiden ashes ton Ian Bell and Alastair Cook fought back today, and put on a 170 2nd wicket stand. However Mcgrath hit back with 2 wickets in 3 balls this evening, putting Australia firmly back in the driving seat.
England show fight on day four England reach tea on day four on 180-1, with Ian Bell making a defiant 87.
Gilo leaves the tour Australia were awesome with the bat today, Gilchrist scored a century from 57 balls and they finished up on 556 runs ahead, leaving two days to bowl England out
ECB Academy in Perth ECBtv caught up with the Academy manager Guy Jackson, and the spin bowling coach David Parsons during their winter programme in Western Australia
Harmy and Monty fightback Monty Panesar and Steve Harmison whipped the Barmy Army into a frenzy as they shared a 40 run last wicket stand. England trail by 29 runs
Monty's five wicket haul Monty Panesar took five wickets for 92 on his Ashes debut here in Perth, he chatted to the media at the close of play
My preparation toward the 3rd Test A trip to see Elton John in Perth, proves a welcome break from the rigours of training in Perth
England draw warm up game Andrew Strauss captained the two day England tour game against Western Australia. He talked to the media after the game
Stewart backs Fletcher Alec Stewart talked to the media at Lilac Hill, where he lead out the ECB chairman's XI vs The CA chairman's XI
My thoughts on Adelaide The England team arrived in Perth on wednesday afternoon. Ashley reflects on his experience of Adelaide, back at his hotel room
Warne rips through England Freddie Flintoff, Ricky Ponting and the man of the match Shane Warne attended the press conference.
England capitulate By tea England were bowled out for 129. With the exception of Collingwood, England were totally out played by Shane Warne and Brett Lee.
Hoggy takes 7-109 It was a slow first two session's for England on lifeless wicket. Matthew Hoggard took 3 wickets in four overs.
KP and Colly dominate Paul Collingwood and Kevin Pietersen made a record 4th wicket partnership of 310 on the 2nd day at Adelaide.
Collingwood 98 not out on day one After a poor start in the first session England fought back, losing only one wicket in the afternoon. Ian Bell scored a half century and attended the post match press conference.
Freddie talks to the press ahead of the 2nd Test The England team took part in a light practice session before the 2nd Test here in Adelaide tomorrow. Skipper Andrew Flintoff talked the media.
Hoggy in Adelaide England were in the nets this morning at the Adelaide Oval, Matthew Hoggard chats to the media after practice.
See my complete diary of the 1st Test Ashley reviews each day of the 1st Test in his personal video diary at the team hotel in Brisbane.
England arrive in Adelaide ECBtv talks to Duncan Fletcher after the England camp touch down in Adelaide
Australia cruise to a 277 run victory Australian skipper Ricky Ponting talks to the media after England's crushing defeat on the 5th morning here at The Gabba
Collingwood galvanises fight back Paul Collingwood talks to the press after he scored a defiant 96 on day four at The Gabba
Australia lead by 626 ECBtv catches up with England's top run scorer Ian Bell, after a dismal day for England with the bat
Ponting falls short of double ton on day two It was another green & gold day at The Gabba as Australia dominate with the bat
Giles on his return Ashley Giles talks to the media after his return to Test cricket after a year out of the game
Key and England stronger than ever ECBtv asked Robert Key how the ECB Academy set-up had progressed under the guidance of director Peter Moores - and what he expected to get from his winter's participation with the squad, espcially during the time they will be based at a performance camp in Western Australia
Shah ready to prosper Owais Shah tells ECBtv he is raring to go as part of the Academy squad this winter. The party will be based in Perth in a performance camp during the Ashes series, where Shah and his colleagues will be on stand-by for a possible call-up to the senior party playing Australia.
Academy party is serious business ECB's National Academy director Peter Moores holds a press conference at the National Cricket Centre in Loughborough ahead of the Academy party's departure to their performance training camp in Perth.
Fun, inspirational, motivational - Sky launch video The modernised ECB Coach Education Programme sponsored by Sky Sports - 'Developing the coaches from the Playground to the Test Arena' - was launched at the end of summer 2006. Watch this promotional video about the scheme here on ECBtv
Indian rehab ideal for Giles Ashley Giles tells ECBtv that the opportunity to be with the England ODI squad in India during the ICC Champions Trophy is perfect to get him over the fitness finishing line ahead of the Ashes tour, when he is confident he will be back and ready for action
Bell wants No.3 slot Ian Bell tells ECBtv that he wants to make the number three slot in the England ODI line-up his own
Yardy living the dream Michael Yardy reflects on a dream year that saw him break into the England ranks and help Sussex towards a domestic trophy double
Mahmood: Must be consistent Sajid Mahmood knows he must produce his consistent best to be a threat at the forefront of the England attack during the ICC Champions Trophy
Read relishing Indian challenge Chris Read tells ECBtv that India is one of his favourite places to keep wicket, and he is relishing the challenge that the conditions during the ICC Champions Trophy will bring.
We're going out to win ICC Champions Trophy Skipper Andrew Flintoff faced the media at Heathrow before the team's departure for India - and stressed his side were going out with the intention of winning the ICC Champions Trophy
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