Australia have completed a 10-wicket victory in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba, with England facing all manner of on-field and off-field problems as they attempt to pick up the pieces.
UPDATED | The gloves are off over an investigation into England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow's physical clash with Cameron Bancroft after Ian Botham claimed it was "pathetic" that Australia had dredged up the incident.
Test great Justin Langer has denied throwing Matt Renshaw "under the bus", saying he was merely highlighting the increasing pressure that is building on the out-of-form opener.
Cameron Bancroft continued his late charge for an Ashes berth with an unbeaten 161 for Western Australia in their Sheffield Shield match against South Australia.
He may have a dodgy knee but Steve Johnson will make Greater Western Sydney "walk taller" in Saturday's AFL preliminary final against Richmond at the MCG, co-captain Phil Davis says.
Only something special it seemed would inspire NSW to victory in the State of Origin series opener at Suncorp Stadium last night.