Australia’s Michael Clarke sets the field during the third day of the third test match against South Africa. Photograph: Shaun Roy/Reuters

Australia took complete control of the deciding third test against South Africa on an elongated third day in Cape Town. Replying to Austr(...)

Eoin Morgan of England speaks with Michael Clarke of Australia during game three of the One Day International Series  at Sydney Cricket Ground. Photograph: Brett Hemmings/Getty Images

England did not just lose the Carlton Mid ODI series in Sydney. They may have also lost a captain as Alastair Cook, cutting an increasingly hangdog an(...)

England’s James Anderson reacts as Australia’s Chris Rogers and Shane Watson  take a run during the first day of the third Ashes testat Old Trafford. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Australia captain Michael Clarke’s century helped ensure yet more Decision Review System controversy was overshadowed on the opening day of the third (...)

Australia’s captain Michael Clarke: ‘What can I say? Our performance in the first innings was unacceptable’.  Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Michael Clarke has admitted his Australia team have become a laughing stock and cannot have any complaints about it after an “unacceptable” batting pe(...)

England’s Joe Root and Alastair Cook (right) run between  wickets during day two of the Ashes Test at Lord’s.

Darren Lehmann cut a solitary figure late in the afternoon at Lord’s. The dressing- room balcony doors were shut, and he sat outside on his own on a b(...)

James Anderson of England celebrates the final wicket of Brad Haddin. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

James Anderson secured victory for England by 14 runs in the first Investec Ashes Test in a gripping encounter against Australia at Trent Bridge.Tirel(...)

Australia captain Michael Clarke catches Stuart Broad  at slip off the bowling of Ashton Agar, a decision that was not given by umpire Aleem Dar. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

A formidable innings from Ian Bell and a moment of dubious sportsmanship from Stuart Broad left England in control on day three of the first Ashes Te(...)

Australia’s number 11 batsman Ashton Agar  hits out on his way to 98 during day two of the first Ashes Test against Australia  at Trent Bridge. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Australia’s 19-year-old debutant number 11 Ashton Agar transformed the first Ashes Test as he and Phil Hughes rewrote the record books in an astoundin(...)

Australia’s Peter Siddle  celebrates after the dismissal of England’s Matt Prior during the first Ashes cricket Test match at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, England, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

What a day. Exhilarating and exhausting in equal measure - and that just for those watching - England and Australia slugged it out on a day that had b(...)

 England’s Jonny Bairstow  bowled by Mitchell Starc  during the  Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

England had no answer, principally to Peter Siddle, as they were bowled out for 215 on day one of the Ashes at Trent Bridge. A mixture of errant shots(...)