A large puddle on the outfield at Old Trafford that eventually ended play on day two of the third Test between England and India. Photograph:   Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Until the rain arrived at Old Trafford a little more than half an hour after lunch the game had moved on significantly, and largely to the advantage o(...)

Alastair Cook of England raises his bat after making 95 on the first day of the second Test against India at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

England captain Alastair Cook has spoken of his relief, despite falling agonisingly short of his first century in over a year, as he finally felt like(...)

India’s Bhuvneshwar Kumar (left) bowls as England’s captain Alastair Cook looks on during the second cricket test match at Lord’s cricket ground in London July 20, 2014. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

England face an uphill battle to save the second Test at Lord’s after slumping to 105 for four at the close of yesterday’s fourth day in pursuit of(...)

 India opening  batsman Murali Vijay survives a run out attempt on the way to scoring a century in the  first Test against England   at Trent Bridge  in Nottingham. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Day one close: India 259-4 England had a very good first day of the series, given the circumstances, perhaps a wicket away from excellent, having been(...)

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews  celebrates reaching his century during day four of the second Test match  at Headingley  in Leeds. Photograph: Dave Thompson/Getty Images

Sri Lanka 257 & 457; England 365 & 57-5Sri Lanka have the whip hand in the second Test at Headingley, the match turned on its head and all but(...)

England’s Gary Ballance celebrates his maiden Test century in the first Test against Sri Lanka. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Gary Ballance’s maiden Test century put England back in control of their own destiny in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord’s.The hosts lost thei(...)

Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka celebrates reaching his century with teammate Mahela Jayawardena during day three of the first  Test against England  at Lord’s. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Kumar Sangakkara addressed one glaring omission on his outstanding CV by making his first Test hundred at Lord’s on a day of predictably hard grind f(...)

Jos Buttler of England leaves the field after being run out by Sachithra Senanayake of Sri Lanka during the One Day International match between England and Sri Lanka at Edgbaston. Photograph: Getty Images

Sri Lanka held their nerve to pip England to a 3-2 Royal London Series victory in a controversial decider at Edgbaston. England fought back after Sach(...)

Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake appeals for the run out of England’s Jos Buttler (not in picture) as umpire Michael Gough (R) signals during the fifth one-day international cricket match at Edgbaston.  Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Controversy took hold at Edgbaston after Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake angered the crowd by running out golden boy Jos Buttler in questionable circ(...)

 Eoin Morgan has withdrawn from the Indian Premier League auction as he bids to relaunch his Test career with England. Photograph:  Daniel Munoz/EPA

Eoin Morgan will play no part in this year’s Indian Premier League as the competition hots up to replace Kevin Pietersen in England’s Test team.Morgan(...)