151 from Mohammad Hafeez helped Pakistan set England a target of 284 to win the third Test match in Sharjah and level the series at 1-1. Photograph: Reuters

England will enter the final day of the third Test with little hope now of winning the match and squaring the series. Asked to make 284 to win in a mi(...)

 James Taylor is unbeaten on 74 after the second day of the third Test match against Pakistan in Sharjah. Photograph: Getty

When it comes to batting, the word “busy” may have been coined especially for James Taylor. He does not do serene or languid. There is no violence to (...)

Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah  celebrates with team-mates Sarfraz Ahmed and Wahab Riaz after dismissing England’s Adil Rashid  to win the second Test  at Dubai Cricket Stadium. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

In October 1952, Pakistan beat India on a matting wicket in Lucknow to record their first Test victory. Sixty three years on to the very day, in the D(...)

Joe Root and Ian Bell leave the field after bad light cut England’s pursuit of the 99 needed to win the first Test against Pakistan short. Photograph: Getty

England fell 25 agonising runs short, and had to settle for a draw after all, when bad light halted their attempt to chase 99 for an improbable victor(...)

Jason Roy takes a stunning catch to dismiss Ashton Agar during England’s win over Australia in the third ODI at Old Trafford. Photograph: Reuters

A maiden international century from James Taylor and the dual spinning threat of Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali kept England hopes alive in the one-day ser(...)

Stuart Broad and Joe Root celebrate after England’s innings win at Trent Bridge gave them an insurmountable 3-1 lead. Photograph: Getty

England have regained the Ashes with an innings-and-78-run victory at Trent Bridge. Alastair Cook’s team wrested back the urn, after their 5-0 whitewa(...)

England’s Stuart Broad celebrates taking the wicket of Australia’s Chris Rogers for 6 runs on the second day of the third Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston. Photorgraph: Paul Ellis/Getty

First, on an overcast Nottingham morning, came Stuart Broad with the most devastating bowling of his life. Later, in the afternoon, when the clouds (...)

England’s Ben Stokes (third from left) celebrates after taking a stunning  catch to dismiss Australian batsman Adam Voges off the bowling of Stuart Broad during the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge. Photograph:  Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

A rampant Stuart Broad took eight wickets as England ripped out shell-shocked Australia for 60 in an extraordinary and dramatic start to the fourth A(...)

England’s Ian Bell and Joe Root celebrate after winning the third Test match against Australia. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

England won the third Test match by eight wickets shortly before 4pm, in front of a raucous Edgbaston crowd. Required to make 121 to take a lead in(...)

England’s Ian Bell and Joe Root celebrate after winning the third Test match. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Ian Bell hailed the “amazing game” of Test cricket after the Ashes swung England’s way once more. Hammered at Lord’s after an impressive opening win a(...)