Manchester — Australia head into the fourth Test at Old Trafford starting on Wednesday hoping Steve Smith and lessons learnt from the boxer Muhammad Ali can revive their campaign after the hurt at having the Ashes “stolen” from them by England.

The tourists were on the brink of retaining the Ashes until Ben Stokes’s superb 135 not out delivered England a stunning one-wicket win in the third Test at Headingley. Stokes’s heroics have left the five-match series poised at 1-1 with two to play...

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