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BBC Radio 5 live - In Short, Pint-sized Ashes: England v Australia 3rd Test Day One

England take charge on the opening day of the third Test at Edgbaston.

goth claudia
"Bandit and I started watching Pig Goat Banana Cricket last night and her reaction was "This is really weird", now she is asking for more eps" 08 hrs ago

Ashes 2015: England v Australia, third Test, Edgbaston - BBC Sport

Live text and radio commentary from the third Test as rain forces an early tea after England bowl Australia out for 136 on the first day at Edgbaston.

Suresh Raina
"Blessed to have completed a decade in international cricket. Thanks for making this unbelievable journey incredible." 04 hrs ago

BBC Sport - Ashes 2015: James Anderson burst helps England take charge

England close day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on 133-3 after Australia are bowled out for 136.

Kiran Kumar S
"Mehta's lost their only son in 93 Bombay blasts. Tejas was just 13. Wanted to play cricket for India! #HangYakubNow http://t.…" 04 hrs ago

It would be good for cricket if Pakistan and India play, says Azhar Ali

Azhar Ali pointed out that at the end of the day decision on cricket ties between the two countries was not for the players to make.

Keith Tomlinson
"Settling down to watch my favourite sport - cricket - with a lovely cup of chai latte after doing my ironing and it is raining #mysadlife" 09 hrs ago

If you had a cricket time machine, which players would you go back to watch?

If you had a time machine that was to be used solely for the purpose of watching cricket matches, which players would you want to see in the flesh?

"That's it. Kami finds the cover boundary, but it's not enough - Scotland win by 3 runs. Great game of cricket. Well played @CricketNep!" 12 hrs ago

Ganguly: No security, no cricket - The Express Tribune

Former India captai­n suppor­ts BCCIs stance, believ­es safe condit­ions mandat­ory for cricke­t

nikhil wagle
"My request to media: Please remember, Yakub's hanging is not a festival or victory in a cricket match." 03 hrs ago

BBC Sport - Ashes 2015: James Anderson says he 'can bowl better' after 6-47

England's James Anderson says he can improve despite taking 6-47, his best Ashes figures, on day one of the third Test.

Patricia Johnson
"→ #cricket If you had a cricket time machine, which players would you go back to watch? cricket Queensland AUS…"

Glimmer of hope for banned Rajasthan Royals cricketers

The Delhi court's decision to drop the charges against Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan has not only indicated that the case against the cricketers was extremely weak, but also that spot and match fixing cannot be punished under the Indian penal

"Cricket, Klingons and cake. It’s can only be Pint-sized #Ashes"

Pettini and Westley crush Warwickshire | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

Openers Mark Pettini and Tom Westley both scored centuries as Essex inflicted a 152-run defeat on Warwickshire in their Royal London Cup Group B clash at Chelmsford

"#OnThisDay in 2006, @MahelaJay & @KumarSanga2 hit the biggest partnership in Test cricket, a staggering 624 run stand…"

Sporting legends turn out for charity cricket match in honour of injured rugby star Owen Williams - Wales Online

Wales rugby internationals Tom Shanklin, Martyn Williams and Kevin Morgan got on their whites for a special Twenty20 cricket match against Radyr

Phil Tufnell
"Amazing day of Test Cricket! Jimmy Anderson World Class. England in gr8 position. Sunshine tnrw please #engvaus #Ashes2015"

Scotland hold out against Paras Khadka onslaught

A thrilling chase from Nepal fell just short of producing victory on their WCL Championship debut as Scotland captain Preston Mommsen's first-innings 62-ball 78 was just enough for the hosts to cling on

Andrew Nixon
"So where was that Nepal during the T20 Qualifier? #SCOvNEP" 05 hrs ago

Cricket: England enjoy solid first day - ClubCall

Australia were dismissed for 136 by England after winning the toss and electing to bat on day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Sports Mole
"And England almost run out Warner on the second ball! #Ashes"

Zimbabwe confirm new dates for Pakistan series

Pakistan will tour Zimbabwe for three Twenty20 matches and three ODIs between September 4 and October 5, Wilson Manase, the chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket, has confirmed

Murtaza Ali Shah
"#MalikIshaq was behind attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team. He did everything to damage Pakistan's interest n the country's diversity" 05 hrs ago

Ashes 2015: Steven Finn makes good on promise he would come back for England - Telegraph

Australia put to the sword on day one of third Test as bowler enjoys redemption at Edgbaston

"Crucial Test at Edgbaston about to start. If you're not into cricket, our guide to positions will help you out:…" 03 hrs ago

Sky Cricket Podcast: Michaels Holding and Atherton praise Steve Finn

James Anderson took six wickets on day one of the third Investec Ashes Test and Ian Bell ended a lean period with the blade by scoring an elegant half-century.

Piers Morgan
"My impression of @Swannyg66 running away from an Ashes series. cc @KP24 (who stayed, fought, top-scored & got fired) http…"

Malinga determined to prove his mojo | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

Lasith Malinga has conceded his fitness has not been optimal in the past few months, but said he relished the opportunity to regain form

The Spectator
"Join the revolution to save cricket! Justin Marozzi applauds @guerillacricket for hitting against the spin:"
Cricket Direct
"If Ben Stokes hits a ton in this #Ashes Test, we'll give away this @NBCricket Jnr #cricket bag. RT & FOLLOW to enter. ht…"

'We will come back strong' - Karun Nair | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

Karun Nair, who top-scored in India A's meagre 135 on the first day in Chennai, has conceded that a total of 200 would have given his team a chance with something for the bowlers to work with

Stephen Mangan
"I don't like cricket, I love it. #Ashes2015"

Australia encounter the real England at last

They came, they saw, they screamed. After two Tests at neutral venues, England's fans and conditions have finally come to the Ashes. And Australia were unprepared

Piers Morgan
"BOOOM! 5 down. Fantastic bowling by England, awful batting by Australia. Great pitch for entertaining cricket. #Ashes"
Fred Boycott
"A superb exhibition of leaving by Lyth. 1 not out off 17 balls. Proper Cricket."

'Very satisfying to get Kohli out' - Agar | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

Australia A dominated the first day in Chennai as they bowled India A out for 135 and then shaved off 43 from the deficit without loss

STAR Sports
"That's it. Kami finds the cover boundary, but it's not enough - Scotland win by 3 runs. Great game of cricket. Well played Nepal."

Bowlers dominate as India A fold for 135 | Cricket | ESPN Cricinfo

Australia A dominated the first day in Chennai as they bowled India A out for 135 and then shaved off 43 from the deficit without loss

Sky Sports News HQ
"Six opening partners in Test cricket for Cook since Strauss' retirement - who have a combined average of 28 #SSNHQ htt…"

Kenyon Ziehl named Zimbabwe convener of selectors

Kenyon Ziehl, a former first-class player, has been appointed Zimbabwe's convener of selectors. He had led the panel earlier as well, from the end of 2007 to 2009

Saj Sadiq
"Mike Atherton "Against Wasim and Waqar you could be 170 for 0, the next thing you know you are 200 all out" #Cricket"

New-look Sri Lanka aim to unearth rough diamonds

With five uncapped players in the squad, Sri Lanka are in the mood for experimentation, making it difficult to work out their starting XI for the first T20I against Pakistan

Tufail Ahmad
"There is no outrage either when the Indian president does not invite millions of Indians to his Iftar party." 13 hrs ago

I never thought that I finished last: Rahul Dravid on cricket and being a role model - The Hindu

I’ve never found the courage to sit down and write a piece about my favourite cricketer, although opportunities have been aplenty: there’s his debut at Lord’s that I vaguely remember watching with my father when I was

Cricket Australia
"Mitchell Johnson becomes the third Aussie to score 2000 runs AND take 200 wickets in Test cricket along with Warne and Benaud #Ashes"

Five great pubs to try after leaving The Ashes at Edgbaston Cricket Ground - Birmingham Mail

Those who need a pint (or fruit-based drink) after The Ashes today should look no further

""Poor shot, soppy play & a bit of dumb cricket by Lyth" - @philtufnell. Listen on @5liveSport & online #Ashes" 09 hrs ago

Tuffers' bluffer's guide to pitches for the Ashes third test - BBC Newsbeat

Exclusive music news, big interviews, entertainment, social media trends and video from the news people at BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra.

Saj Sadiq
"Alec Stewart "Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis bowled balls you just could not play, however good a batsman you were" #Cricket #PaceLikeFire" 04 hrs ago

BBC Sport - One-Day Cup: Gloucestershire beat Derbyshire by six wickets

Gloucestershire successfully chase a revised target of 204 to beat Derbyshire in a rain-affected One-Day Cup match.

Barrington Ayre
"Cricket comp time. How many runs will Ian Bell score in 1st innings. Retweet using #cricketcomp guess right, win a bespoke shirt" © 2015