John Pye

Australia upset World XI in series opener

Shane Watson took three wickets and made a crucial run-out on Wednesday to help Australia to a 93-run win over the World XI and a 1-0 lead in the limited-overs Super Series. Openers Simon Katich (58) and Adam Gilchrist (45) led the scoring as Australia made 255 for eight after winning the toss and batting first.

Unsettling new day for Aussie cricket fans

Australians under voting age woke to a new, unfamiliar experience and older generations were reacquainted with an unsettling feeling: England have won the Ashes. To clarify, England beat Australia for cricket's most storied international prize late on Monday at The Oval in south London, where the Ashes were created in 1882.

Asim guides Pakistan to lead

Shane Warne took four wickets on Wednesday to move Australia within a wicket of a series sweep before Asim Kamal's unbeaten 86 helped guide Pakistan to a 59-run lead on the fourth day of the third cricket Test. Asim shared an unbroken 53-run 10th-wicket partnership with Mohammad Asif (12) to frustrate the Australian attack.

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