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Katich eyes fifth Test

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Injured Australian opener Simon Katich has revealed he is set to make a shock return in time for the fifth Ashes Test, increasing the pressure on Phillip Hughes to find form in the Boxing Day shoot-out in Melbourne.

Katich damaged his achilles tendon during the second Test loss in Adelaide and was initially expected to miss the rest of the summer.

But the veteran left-hander told Sportal on Tuesday that his comeback plans are ahead of schedule and he may be right for the Sydney Test, starting January 3.

Full story: Cricket Australia



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About the ball (VIDEO)

CATV take a behind-the-scenes look at the red Test ball and what makes it so special.

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Johnson answers call in his country’s hour of need


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It was the day the series came back to life. It was the day Test cricket regained its reputation as a relentless, ruthless struggle between hostile flingers and brave batsmen. It was the day a large crowd was transfixed. It was the day Australia rejected the meek in favour of the mongrel. Most of all it was the day a tall, fragile and hitherto wayward speedster convinced England he was no mere myth.

Like all the best storms Mitchell Johnson’s burst came without warning. Certainly a few promising signs had been observed. On the previous day the genial banana-bender-cum-Western Warrior had scored 62 with numerous fluent strokes and plenty of defiant clouts. As a rule, Johnson’s batting moves in harmony with his flinging. Clearly he was feeling good about his bowling and so himself.

Full story: Sydney Morning Herald

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3rd Test – Day 2 – Highlights (VIDEO)

English commentary

Morning session

Afternoon session

Evening session

Australian commentary

Morning session

Afternoon session

Evening session

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Cricket Australia meet the Barmy Army (VIDEO)

You can hear them from all corners of the ground so CATV’s James Sherry went to find out what all the signing is really about.

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