Ben Stokes  takes a catch at fifth slip as Jimmy Anderson takes his fifth wicket to remove Australia’s Mitchell Johnson during the first day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Photograph:   Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Third Test, day one: Australia 136; England 133-3 All the England bowlers have craved in order to contest this series is a little bit of help. Give th(...)

England capitulated to 103 all out to hand Australia a 405 run win in the second Ashes Test match at Lord’s. Photograph: Afp

England descended to an embarrassing 405-run defeat inside four days at Lord’s as Mitchell Johnson hastened their collapse and Australia levelled the (...)

 Mitchell Johnson took the wickets of Gary Ballance and Joe Root as Australia dominated the second day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s. Photograph: PA

Australia have the second Test by the throat. After Steve Smith had consolidated his first day efforts by making 215 before he was lbw reverse sweepin(...)

England captain  Alastair Cook  knocks the ball in the air before taking a catch to dismiss Australia’s Brad Haddin during the first Test at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph:    Philip Brown/Reuters/Livepic

Day 4: England 430 & 289 beat Australia 308 & 242 by 169 runs Stuart Broad and Moeen Ali led England’s charge to a 169-run victory over Austr(...)

Australias Chris Rogers walks back to the pavilion after losing his wicket for 95 runs during play on the second day of the opening Ashes Test match against England at The Swalec Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Getty.

Close of Day 2: Australia 264-5 trail England 430 by 166 runs This first Test appears to have some uncanny overtones of the famous match in Cardiff si(...)

Australia opener Chris Rodgers has apologised for his role in the unsactioned resale of tickets for this summer’s Ashes Test at Lord’s. Photograph: Getty

The Australian opener Chris Rogers offered an apology for his role in the unsanctioned resale of Ashes tickets for this summer’s Test at Lord’s but(...)

Australia captain Steve Smith broke Sir Donald Dradman’s record as he finished the series against India on 769 runs following hos 71 on day four of the final test at the SCG.

Skipper Steve Smith led the way with another torrent of runs as Australia raced to 251 for six and a lead of 348 over India before rain stopped play (...)

Australia’s David Warner kisses the spot at the SCG where teammate Phillip Hughes was felled by a bouncer after reaching 63 runs, the score Hughes was on when he was hit. (Photograph: REUTERS/David Gray)

A poignant century from David Warner put Australia in complete control of the fourth Test against India, with the hosts 348-2 at stumps on day one.War(...)

Mitchell Johnson hits out during a brief cameo as Australia reached stumps on day four of the third test at Melbourne on 261-7, giving them a lead of 326

India will face a steep run chase to stay alive in their Test series with Australia after the hosts piled on the runs in Melbourne.After conceding a f(...)

 Australian captain Steve Smith plays a stroke on the first day of the third Test against India at the MCG in Melbourne. Photograph:  Australia, 26 December 2014. Photograph: Julian Smith/AAP/EPA

Cricket round-up: Young captain Steven Smith compiled a watchful half-century to guide Australia to 259 for five at stumps and leave the third Test ag(...)