Ed Joyce: “We’ve got an experienced side and I think if ever we have a chance of running Australia close or beating them then it’s going to be tomorrow.” Photograph: Inpho.

Senior batsman Ed Joyce believes Ireland will never have a better chance to turn the tables on Australia as they prepare to take on the world champio(...)

England’s Stuart Broad celebrates taking the wicket of Australia’s Chris Rogers for 6 runs on the second day of the third Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston. Photorgraph: Paul Ellis/Getty

First, on an overcast Nottingham morning, came Stuart Broad with the most devastating bowling of his life. Later, in the afternoon, when the clouds (...)

England’s Ben Stokes (third from left) celebrates after taking a stunning  catch to dismiss Australian batsman Adam Voges off the bowling of Stuart Broad during the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge. Photograph:  Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

A rampant Stuart Broad took eight wickets as England ripped out shell-shocked Australia for 60 in an extraordinary and dramatic start to the fourth A(...)

 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 (...)

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(...)

England batsman  Joe Root in action on his way to a century during the first day of the first Ashes Test against Australia in Cardiff. Photograph:     Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Close of Day 1: England 343-7 There are, a consensus has it, four outstanding young batsmen in the world today, playing, in all forms of the game, at (...)

India captain MS Dhoni trudges off after being run out by Glenn Maxwell during Australia’s World Cup semi final win over India at the SCG. Photograph: Getty

With blissful ease compared to their cousins across the Tasman Australia cruised into Sunday’s World Cup final in Melbourne.A polished century by the (...)

Australia’s Mitchell Starc celebrates with teammates after dismissing Afghanistan’s Zadran Najibullah during their Cricket World Cup Pool A match in Perth. Photograph: Theron Kirkman

David Warner top-scored as Australia piled up the World Cup’s highest ever total en route to victory by the widest margin in tournament history, again(...)