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Tuesday's Ashes gossip column

Jonathan Trott celebrates at the MCG
Trott registers the fourth Test century of his career to keep England on track

MEDIA VERDICT ON DAY THREE AT THE MCG

Former Australia captain Allan Border has advised current skipper Ricky Ponting to drop down the batting order, as he did during his tenure.
Full story: the Australian

Australia's Ashes hopes are forlorn but Australia can take a degree of comfort from the fact their hopeless fight will continue into a fourth day at the MCG.
Full story: the Australian

The tourists have not been better off in an Ashes contest in Australia for over 25 years.
Full story: the Guardian

The clock is ticking for Australian captain Ricky Ponting after he failed with the bat once again, making only 20 in his side's second innings.
Full story: the Australian

The Ashes will be retained by England, probably before lunch on Wednesday.
Full story: Herald Sun

Ricky Ponting's high-profile disagreement on day two with umpire Aleem Dar has opened the door for the Australia captain's sacking.
Full story: Herald Sun

Former Test skipper Steve Waugh says flimsy batting techniques have sabotaged Australia's Ashes campaign.
Full story: the Daily Telegraph (Sydney)

England's bowling resources are now the envy of Australia.
Full story: the Telegraph

AND FINALLY

Axed Australian batsman Marcus North hopes a mountain of runs for Western Australia over the next three months will be enough for him to earn a Test recall.
Full story: the Australian



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see also
Monday's Ashes gossip column
27 Dec 10 |  Cricket
Sunday's Ashes gossip column
26 Dec 10 |  Cricket
Friday's Ashes gossip column
24 Dec 10 |  Cricket
Wednesday's Ashes gossip column
22 Dec 10 |  Cricket
Tuesday's Ashes gossip column
21 Dec 10 |  Cricket
Monday's Ashes gossip column
20 Dec 10 |  Cricket
Sunday's Ashes gossip column
19 Dec 10 |  Cricket
Saturday's Ashes gossip column
18 Dec 10 |  Cricket
England in Australia 2010-11
08 Oct 09 |  Cricket


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