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Bairstow was involved in controversy for head-butting Aussie batsman Cameron Bancroft at a Perth nightspot before the Test series.

'A bit of lighthearted fun' - Jonny Bairstow explains 'headbutt' celebration

The England wicketkeeper referenced a pre-Ashes controversy after reaching his century.

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The Firebirds picked up a 32-run victory over the Knights in Hamilton.

Michael Bracewell's barrage of sixes leads Wellington to victory over Northern Districts

The Firebirds picked up a 32-run victory over the Knights in Hamilton.

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The Aussie skipper was 92 not out at the end of day two of the third Test.

Fighting Steve Smith keeps Australia in the Ashes contest in Perth

The Aussie skipper was 92 not out at the end of day two of the third Test.

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Bairstow was involved in controversy for head-butting Aussie batsman Cameron Bancroft at a Perth nightspot before the Test series.

England collapse after centuries from Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow in third Ashes Test

Malan and Bairstow produced England's highest fifth-wicket partnership in a Test against Australia.

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Bairstow was involved in controversy for head-butting Aussie batsman Cameron Bancroft at a Perth nightspot before the Test series.

England's Jonny Bairstow celebrates Ashes Test century by head-butting helmet

Bairstow was involved in controversy for head-butting Aussie batsman Cameron Bancroft at a Perth nightspot before the Test series.

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Mark Stoneman was given out caught behind, despite minimal evidence.

England fume after controversial DRS call in third Ashes Test

Mark Stoneman was given out caught behind, despite minimal evidence.

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Mark Stoneman was thankfully unhurt after this nasty blow on day one in Perth.

England batsman left shaken after bouncer shatters helmet in third Ashes Test

Mark Stoneman was thankfully unhurt after this nasty blow on day one in Perth.

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The tourists posted 305/4 on the opening day against Australia in Perth.

England strong after day one of third Ashes Test thanks to Dawid Malan's maiden hundred

The tourists posted 305/4 on the opening day against Australia in Perth.

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Stokes scored 93 off 47 balls, his second highest score in T20 cricket, for Canterbury against Otago.

Watch: English batsman Ben Stokes smashes seven sixes as he finally finds form in NZ

Stokes scored 93 off 47 balls, his second highest score in T20 cricket.

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Gayle touched down in NZ today for the ODI series, just days after clubbing 18 sixes in the Bangladesh T20 final.

Exclusive: 'It's good to be back' - Chris Gayle eager to turn Windies' fortunes around after mammoth 18 six innings

Gayle touched down in NZ today for the ODI series, just days after a demolition job in Bangladesh.

Australia's David Warner, right, plays at and misses a delivery from England's James Anderson during their Ashes test match in Adelaide, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Spot-fixing allegations rock cricket ahead of third Ashes Test

The UK Sun claims two Indian fixers are alleged to be working with an Australian partner on a fix in the Test.

Ross Taylor celebrates his 17th Test century

Ross Taylor climbs into top 10 Test cricket batting rankings after record-equalling 17th century

Taylor joins skipper Kane Williamson inside the top 10 after the West Indies series.

Steve Smith (Australia) - Photo SMPIMAGES.COM / newscorpaustralia.com - Action from the 1st Test of the 2017 / 2018 Magellan Ashes Cricket series between Australia v England played at the Gabba, Brisbane Australia.

Aussie skipper Steve Smith confident of reclaiming Ashes

Smith plans on crushing England's slim hopes of retaining the Ashes urn before the end of this week.

Auckland Aces batsman Robbie O’Donnell.
Auckland Aces v Central Stags, Burger King Super Smash Twenty20 Cricket. Eden Park Outer Oval, Wednesday 13 December 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Robbie O'Donnell's unbeaten half-century leads Auckland to T20 win over Central Stags

O'Donnell struck an unbeaten 54 off 36 balls to guide the Aces to their target of 193 with 10 balls to spare.

Windies star Chris Gayle touted for Big Bash League return after record knock

Gayle infamously propositioned a female journalist during a BBL match last January, and hadn't played in Australia since.

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It's not every day Brendon McCullum plays support, but with his Rangpur Riders partner in such destructive form, he obliged.

Black Caps giving free rein to quicks to challenge big Windies bats in ODIs

Lockie Ferguson and Adam Milne will aim to fire against the likes of Chris Gayle.

'I find them quite funny now' - Aussie all-rounder ignores internet trolls ahead of possible Ashes return

Mitchell Marsh struggled with online criticism at earlier points in his career.

Tim Southee and Trent Boult during their last wicket partnership.

Kane Williamson credits 'crucial' Boult-Southee batting partnership after Windies win

The two bowlers added 61 runs for the final first-innings wicket in Hamilton.

'Two very, very good performances' - Kane Williamson thrilled after Black Caps thrash Windies

New Zealand claimed a 240-run victory in Hamilton to take the series 2-0.

Black Caps overwhelm Windies to claim Test and crushing 2-0 series win

New Zealand sealed a 240-run victory over the West Indies, dismissing the tourists for 203 runs at Seddon Park and take the series 2-0.

Afghanistan to face India in nation's first ever Test match

Afghanistan will become the newest Test playing country next year.

Trent Boult takes 200th Test wicket with early breakthrough against Windies on Day Four

Boult is the sixth Black Cap to reach the milestone, doing so in his 52nd Test.

Colin de Grandhomme and team mates celebrate the wicket of Chase.
Day 2. New Zealand Black Caps v West Indies. 2nd test match of the ANZ International Cricket Season 2017/18 season. Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand. Sunday 10 December 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

West Indies remain confident of Test win in Hamilton despite mammoth chase ahead

The tourists resume day four at 30/2 with an eye on a world record chase of 444.

Australian wicket keeper Tim Paine. Photo: Graham Morris (Tel: +44(0)20 8969 4192 Email: sales@cricketpix.com) 16/07/10

Aussie wicketkeeper denies sledging England has gone too far: 'It's a bit irrelevant'

Tim Paine says both sides have a lot of respect for each other.

Black Caps on verge of series victory after Ross Taylor's historic hundred

The Windies are 30/2 chasing 444 after the third day's play in Hamilton.

Ross Taylor, bowlers give Black Caps total control of second Test against Windies

The visitors finished day two on 30/2, needing another 414 runs to claim a series levelling win.

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