ENGLAND'S Ashes campaign got off to the worst possible start after Alastair Cook was dismissed in just the third over. The former captain edged behind the 16th ball of the First Test from Mitchell Starc and Peter Handscomb took the catch at first slip. Cook had looked composed and untroubled in the first over, but it was the Aussies celebrating soon after. The tone for the entire series has frequently been set by what happens in the early skirmishes at Brisbane.
BEN STOKES has gone public with a personal good luck message to Joe Root’s team. The sin-binned all-rounder posted a video on twitter in which he revealed he will be staying up for much of the night to watch the action on TV. Stokes said: "With the Ashes starting very soon I just wanted to get a message out to the boys in Australia wishing them all the best for the first Test match.
DAVID WARNER lobbed another pre-Ashes hand grenade by accusing Ben Stokes of letting his country down. Warner had his say on the scandal that refuses to go away and continues to fascinate virtually every cricket fan in Australia. And Warner’s comments came after he was unable to train because of a pain in the neck – which aptly sums up how most England players regard him.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".