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Ricky Ponting will have surgery on the fractured finger he suffered during the third Ashes Test in Perth. Ponting was injured when he parried a catch from second slip to wicketkeeper Brad Haddin.
England defied unseasonal weather and unlikely top-order resistance to make inroads with the ball in the final Ashes Test. Australia were reduced to 134 for four in the 59 overs possible on day one.
England's tally of 21 Test wins in Sydney is their highest at any venue in Australia. Always spurred on by huge and vociferous travelling support, they often save their best performances for the SCG.
Andrew Strauss believes his England side can make history several times over in 2011, as long as they keep their eye on the ball - starting with the final Ashes Test against Australia in Sydney.
Ricky Ponting will be a reassuring presence for his stand-in Michael Clarke as Australia try to put 2010 behind them in the final Ashes Test.
Andrew Strauss believes Michael Clarke faces a “sink-or-swim” challenge when he takes over from the injured Ricky Ponting as Australia captain.
Stand-in captain Michael Clarke has confirmed that Michael Beer and Usman Khawaja will make their Test debuts for Australia in the final Ashes match.
England know they must play equally as well in Sydney as they did in Melbourne if they are to win the Ashes outright this winter as they prepare to take a 2-1series lead into the final Test.
Australia left-arm spinner Michael Beer has revealed selection for the fifth Ashes Test would be the first time he has played on the SCG.
England will end a second successive year on a high, but just as 12 months ago, there is unfinished business to attend to once the next one starts.
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