Eighteen months after battering the confidence of English
batsmen, Mitchell Johnson has been fine-tuning his
preparations for this week's Ashes opener in Cardiff by
peppering his Australian teammates in the nets.
Pakistan's Shan Masood struck his maiden test century and
Younus Khan his 30th to fuel their spirited chase for a
daunting 377-run victory target in the series-deciding third
and final test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele.
Former England cricket captain Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff,
whose image as a heavy, fun-loving drinker was sealed by his
animated victory celebrations, has opened up about now being
teetotal as part of his battle with depression.