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(...)

 Mitchell Johnson took the wickets of Gary Ballance and Joe Root as Australia dominated the second day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s. Photograph: PA

Australia have the second Test by the throat. After Steve Smith had consolidated his first day efforts by making 215 before he was lbw reverse sweepin(...)

England batsman Mark Wood hits a six off Australia spin bowler Nathan Lyon  during the first  Ashes Test at the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph:   Nick Potts/PA

Close Day 3: England 430 & 289 lead Australia 308 by 411 runs There can be a fine line between controlled aggression and recklessness, and for a (...)

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 (...)

james Taylor is likely to captain England when they play Ireland in Malahide next month. Photograph: Getty

England will offer a glimpse into the future of their 50-over side following the harrowing Word Cup campaign afternoon when they announce a 14-man squ(...)

Alistair Cook and Jonathan Trott helped give England a solid platform to build on in their first innings of the second Test match against the West Indies in Grenada. Photograph: Reuters

Tentatively at first, but with increasing certainty and confidence, Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott added 74 for the first England wicket in the 26 o(...)

England’s James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies’ Denesh Ramdin in the First Test  in Antigua to break the record for the most Test wickets as an England player previously held by Ian Botham. Photograph: Jason O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters

It had been a long time coming and for a while, as West Indies batted defiantly through the second half of the final day in pursuit of a draw in the f(...)

Chris Jordan took a stunning one handed catch at slip to remove Darren Bravo late on in the fourth day of the first test in Antigua. Photograph: Reuters

There came a point either side of tea when it was easy to gain the impression that this Test match was primarily about getting Jimmy Anderson to a rec(...)

Alistair’s run without a century continued as he was bowled out cheaply again in England’s second innings against the West Indies at Antigua/ Photograph: Inpho

Until Jerome Taylor went on the rampage it seemed as if England had the upper hand in the first Test. On a pitch that appeared to be getting slower by(...)

Bangladesh celebrate after consigning England to a 15-run defeat in Adelaide. Photograph: Reuters

England are out of the World Cup. On a ground that has seen humiliation heaped upon them more than once in the past decade, they suffered one more ign(...)