Deconstructing Australia's Ashes performance

Aug 07, 2013, 00:35 IST | A Correspondent

Good fortune has eluded Michael Clarke & Co on Australia's 2013 English adventure. Here's how �

June 4: Bowled out for 65 in their final Champions Trophy warm-up match against India, losing by 243 runs.

Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke sulks in Manchester on Monday. PIC/Getty Images

June 7: Captain Michael Clarke ruled out of the competition opener against England with a recurring back injury.

June 8: Lose to England by 48 runs at Edgbaston.

June 9: David Warner punches England batsman Joe Root in a Birmingham bar in the early hours of the morning after members of both sides enjoyed a night out.

June 15: Clarke denies reports Shane Watson instigated the disciplinary action against Warner after being unhappy with initial action taken by Australia.

June 20: Knocked out of the Champions Trophy following a 20-run defeat by Lanka. Clarke misses out again with injury.

June 23: Steven Smith added to the Ashes squad due to concerns over Clarke's fitness.

June 24: Coach Mickey Arthur is sacked 16 days before the first Test against England. Darren Lehmann is later named as his replacement. Clarke steps down as a selector.

July 5:  Australia manage only four final-day wickets to draw their last warm-up game against Worcestershire.

July 11:  Aston Agar hits world-record Test score for a No 11 but falls two short of a ton.

July 14:  Australia lose the first Test by 14 runs at Nottingham

July 16:  Arthur to sue CA following his sacking. Reports claim court documents could reveal serious divisions in the squad.

July 19: Aus bowled out for just 128 on Day Two of the second Test at Lord’s.

July 21: Arthur laments a “deliberate campaign” against him.

July 21: Warner distances himself from a tweet sent by his brother Steven in which he criticised opener Watson.

July 21: England wrap up second Test with 347-run win at Lord’s to go 2-0 up .

July 22: Bowler James Pattinson is ruled out with a lower back stress fracture.

July 31: CA reach a confidential financial settlement with Arthur over sacking.

August 5: England retained the Ashes after rain ruins final day. — PA Sport 

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