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When you come around after a 15-minute snooze while watching the third Test between England and Australia it’s all very splendid. You don’t miss anyth(...)

 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(...)

England’s Alastair Cook and team-mates wait for  the third umpire’s decision which gave England victory in the first Ashes Test.

“I’m sweating like a pig here,” said Andrew Strauss in his Trent Bridge commentary box at lunchtime yesterday, and while the temperatures were, indeed(...)

  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(...)