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Chris Waters – The Ashes: England fightback enables WACA opening day to end on positive note

“THERE IS no evidence, either from The Sun or via our own intelligence, to suggest the current Test match has been corrupted.”

England's Dawid Malan brings up his  his century on day one at the WACA. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

The Ashes: Self-belief of Malan enables him to take game to Australia at WACA

Dawid Malan enjoyed every minute of the Australia pace barrage he had to withstand on his way to a maiden hundred which has breathed new belief into England’s Ashes campaign.

England's Dawid Malan acknowlegdes the crowd as he walks off at stumps on day one at the WACA. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

The Ashes: Magnficent Malan and brilliant Bairstow put England in charge in Perth

DAWID MALAN’S maiden Test century gave England the advantage on a spicy first day in Perth.

England's Gary Ballance

The Ashes: Patient Gary Ballance awaits Ashes call

YORKSHIRE captain Gary Ballance insists that he is in “a good place” despite being a spectator on England’s Ashes tour.

Geoff Boycott.

The Ashes: Yorkshire legend Boycott urges England star not to retire

Geoff Boycott urges Alastair Cook to think again if he is tempted to retire at the end of this winter’s Ashes series - or risk regretting his decision, as football great Sir Bobby Charlton did.

England's Jonny Bairstow. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

The Ashes: Bairstow shunted up England batting order for Perth Test

England have moved Jonny Bairstow one place up the batting order to number six in an otherwise unchanged line-up for the third Ashes Test.

England's Jonny Bairstow hits a shot that is caught in the deep by Peter Handscomb during day four of the Ashes Test match at The Gabba, Brisbane. (Pictures: Jason O'Brien/PA Wire)

Chris Waters: The Ashes - Time is ripe to unleash Jonny Bairstow higher up England’s order

EVERYONE seems to think that Jonny Bairstow cannot bat in England’s top order and also keep wicket.

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Steve Smith

Confident Smith says Australia have yet to peak as they get ready for third Test

Australia captain Steve Smith has warned England his Ashes hosts have yet to play to their full potential this winter – despite taking a 2-0 lead to put themselves on course for series victory in Perth.

England's captain Joe Root, right, talks with coach Trevor Bayliss, left, and Moeen Ali during a nets session at the WACA Ground, Perth on Tuesday (Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA Wire).

The Ashes: Joe Root calls on England to prove their worth

FRUSTRATED Joe Root has told his England players to ditch the beers for much-needed runs and wickets in arguably the most important match of their lives.

Yorkshire's coaching duo of Martyn Moxon and Andrew Gale will take the team to South Africa next March (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Change of scenery as Yorkshire choose to hone their preparations in South Africa

YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club are heading to South Africa for their pre-season tour.

Jonny Bairstow says England still have three chances to put things right in Australia (Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA Wire).

The Ashes: We still believe we can do something special, insists Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow

JONNY BAIRSTOW is confident England can finally put all the off-pitch distractions behind them in order to hit back against Australia and go on to retain The Ashes.

England captain Mike Gatting and Pakistan umpire Shakoor Rana have their infamous row in 1987. (Pictures: Graham Morris)

Bygones: Mike Gatting and Shakoor Rana square off in an unsavoury moment for sport

THIRTY years ago today, an England cricket captain delivered a terse, handwritten note to a Pakistani umpire.

England cricketer Ben Stokes bowls to Northern Districts Nick Kelly during his match for Canterbury against Northern Districts in Christchurch, New Zealand, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017.The New Zealand-born allrounder has been suspended from playing for England while police investigate his role in the September 25 incident in Bristol which followed a limited-overs international against the West Indies. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Duckett is axed as Moeen calls for changes

OPENING UP: Yorkshire's Alex Lees, right, and Adam Lyth walk out to bat on the opening day of the 2017 season. Picture by Alex Whitehead/

Alex Lees hoping to find perfect mix to bounce back strongly for Yorkshire in 2018

ALEX LEES is used to cooking up a storm on the cricket field in his role as a talented batsman for Yorkshire.

England's Moeen Ali.

Moeen brushes off racist jibe as he looks to match Lyon

Moeen Ali has revealed he had a racist comment directed at him from the crowd while he was fielding for England in the Ashes.

MOVING ON: England's Jonny Bairstow. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

The Ashes: Jonny Bairstow warns Australians not to go too far with sledging

JONNY BAIRSTOW believes he was “stitched up” by Australia over his ‘headbutt’ greeting for Cameron Bancroft - which he describes simply as a case of “boys being boys”.

Kane Williamson is returning to Yorkshire for almost two months of the 2018 season (Picture: Alex Whitehead/

‘Cool, calm and collected’ Kane Williamson returns to Yorkshire for 2018

MARTYN MOXON says Kane Williamson will prove a “perfect fit” for Yorkshire after the New Zealand captain agreed to return to Headingley for a fourth spell.

England debutant Craig Overton is struck in the chest by a delivery from Pat Cummins on the last day of the second Ashes Test at Adelaide (Picture: Jason OBrien/PA Wire).

The Ashes: England Test debutant Overton bruised but not battered

CRAIG OVERTON insists England “are not panicking just yet” despite going 2-0 down in the Ashes.

GOT HIM: Australia's Mitchell Starc celebrates the wicket of England's Craig Overton at the Adelaide Oval. Picture: Jason O'Brien/PA

The Ashes: Mitchell Starc targets fast track to success for Australia

Mitchell Starc has warned England to expect an even tougher time against Australia’s bowlers in the remainder of this winter’s Ashes.

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