Australia’s Michael Clarke sets the field during the third day of the third test match against South Africa. Photograph: Shaun Roy/Reuters

Australia took complete control of the deciding third test against South Africa on an elongated third day in Cape Town. Replying to Austr(...)

Australia’s Mitchell Johnson  celebrates with team-mates after the dismissal of South Africa’s captain Graeme Smith during the second day of the first Test match in Centurion, South Africa. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Mitchell Johnson picked up where he left off in the Ashes, taking four wickets as Australia moved into a strong position on day two of the firs(...)

Eoin Morgan of England speaks with Michael Clarke of Australia during game three of the One Day International Series  at Sydney Cricket Ground. Photograph: Brett Hemmings/Getty Images

England did not just lose the Carlton Mid ODI series in Sydney. They may have also lost a captain as Alastair Cook, cutting an increasingly hangdog an(...)

Australia’s  Aaron Finch celebrates a century during the opening one-day international series between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground yesterday. Photograph:  Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

If this really was the opening step in the minting of a new era for English cricket then it must be said it looked similar to one or two other new era(...)

Australia’s captain Michael Clarke (right) and Peter Siddle kiss the replica Ashes urn after winning the fifth Test against England at the SCG. Photograph: Reuters

It was pink at the Sydney Cricket Ground: Jane McGrath day, a tradition on the third day of the Sydney Test. The sun shone and the Sunday crowd buzzed(...)

Brad Haddin of Australia plays a pull shot as he helped to rescue the Australian innings on day one of the fifth Ashes test. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

Back in the early 1960s, when Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were in their pomp and hitting back-to back home runs for the New York Yankees, their este(...)

Australia’s Mitchell Johnson exchanges pleasantries with England’s Kevin Pietersen during the third day of the fourth Ashes test. Photograph: David Gra/Reuters

Bemused England had no explanation for the latest batting collapse to beset their Ashes campaign.The tourists appeared well-set in the early afternoon(...)

England’s Alastair Cook leaves the field after being bowled out first ball during day four of the third test at the Waca in Perth. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

A dominant Australia are five wickets away from reclaiming the Ashes after hammering England with the bat and reducing them to 251 for five with the b(...)

Brad Haddin has notched up 320 runs at an average of 80 with four consecutive innings over 50, and they have been vital runs. Photograph:  Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

At tea time, the red carpet was rolled out at the Waca and there was a smiling Wally Edwards and a perspiring Giles Clarke, Australia and England’s r(...)

Steve Smith and Mitchell Johnson of Australia walk off the ground at the end of day one of the third Ashes test in Perth. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

As the ball softened during the afternoon and the temperature at the Waca rose to somewhere north of Mike Atherton’s batting average, Australia wrestl(...)