A truly forgettable match for the captain got worse when he put down Ian Bell in the field on Friday as Australia were beaten by X wickets at Edgbaston.
Chris Barrett The Australian captain is "not at all" considering his future beyond this series, he maintains, but knows he is not delivering in this series.
Jesse Hogan, Birmingham Having started her career with a single-minded approach to cricket only to give it up four years ago due to losing her passion for it, fast-bowler Rene Farrell is crediting a more laidback approach to life to getting her back as a key member of the Southern Stars' women's Ashes squad in England.
AAP Australia have added 97 runs to their overnight score in the third Ashes Test, setting England a target of 121 to take a 2-1 lead in the series.
Jesse Hogan England face a conundrum on who to select in place of Jimmy Anderson next week after the swing bowler was ruled out due to a side strain for next week's Ashes match at his best Test ground: Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
Jesse Hogan Our blow-by-blow coverage of how Australia slumped to an eight-wicket defeat at Edgbaston, which has given England a 2:1 lead in the Ashes series.
The Prime Ministers XI will return to Canberra with a Friday night fixture in October against New Zealand.
Joe Aston Consider the Australian cricket unit that destroyed England in the home Ashes of 2013/14. Repeatedly, they were five wickets down for not many, and repeatedly, the score was salvaged by wicketkeeper Brad Haddin with the support of a wagging tail. History will log it as an epic wipeout of England, but no thanks to our top and middle order. At the Gabba 6-132 transford to 295 all ou; 5-143 in Perth, became 385; 6-122 in Melbourne, metamorphosed to 204; and 5-97 at the SCG, ended at 326.
Chris Barrett There will be ramifications for individual careers after Australia crumbled for the second time in 24 hours to narrowly avoid losing inside two days but England's joy will be tempered by a side strain suffered by their bowling frontman.
Greg Baum Suddenly, Lord's seems so long ago, Cardiff almost another era. Hell, Wednesday seems a distant memory, categorised merely as bad. So much has happened since, almost all of it diabolical for Australia, and still it is only Thursday evening. It's been a long week in Birmingham, these last two days.