Richie Benaud captained Australia 28 times before becoming one of cricket’s most revered commentators. Photograph: Afp
Richie Benaud Obituary

Richie Benaud, who has died aged 84, was perhaps best known latterly for his work as a global cricket commentator, with his distinctive voice, familia(...)

 Michael Clarke of Australia hits out during day two of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at  Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Fortunes can change rapidly in a Test series. Match to match, session to session. Humiliated at Lord’s to the point of ridicule, the Australians have(...)

Ian Bell catches New Zealand’s  Doug Bracewell to give England spinner  Graeme Swann his 10th wicket of the match during day five of second Test at Headingley. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

England defied the Headingley drizzle on day five of the second Test to add the finishing touches to a 2-0 series whitewash over New Zealand with a 2(...)

  England's James Anderson appealing during the Second Test match at Hawkins Basin Reserve, Wellington: Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

James Anderson stands on the verge of becoming just the fourth Englishman to take 300 Test wickets, but knows the five he still needs may have(...)