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Between the start and the conclusion of Ashes 2015, as many as five Australian cricketers announce their retirement, four from complete international cricket, and one from the Test arena

Australia did not head into the ongoing Ashes series as favourites. Hence, it should not be surprising that they are 3-0 down in the contest with only The Oval Test to go. But yes, they would be disappointed at the kind of performances they have put in over the four matches.

Persistent rain robbed Australia a great opportunity to keep the Ashes alive at Old Trafford. Only three balls were bowled post lunch on the final day before rain settled down to force abandonment.

Part time leggie Steven Smith got the ball to bite on Day 1 itself to take three key wickets to help Australia reduce England to 289 for 7. Smith got the important wickets of Ian Bell, Jonny Bairstow and Matt Prior as England slipped away from an otherwise solid position of 271 for 4 after Tea.

The Kings XI Punjab are now the fourth team to be eliminated from the IPL leaving Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings and the Royal Challengers Bangalore to fight for the remaining two spots in the play offs.

DLF IPL 2012: Kings XI Punjab lost to Rajasthan Royals by 43 runs in Match 48 at PCA Stadium, Mohali

Australia defeated West Indies by 3 wickets in the First Test Match at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Match Report of West Indies Vs Australia, Day 4, 1st Test at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados