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(...)

Yasir Shah celebrates after his unplayable delivery removed England’s Samit Patel. Photograph: Reuters

Pakistan are in the driving seat after three days of the final Test. A day of toil for England in which, not for the first time in this neck of the wo(...)

 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(...)

England’s Steven Finn gets an edge through to Ian Bell to dismiss Australia batsman Adam Voges during the third Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Day two, close: Australia 136 & 168-7 lead England 281 by 23 runs Steven Finn, with a five-wicket haul on his return to Test cricket, has (...)

England’s Jonny Bairstow celebrates after hitting the winning runs during the fifth one-day international match between England and New Zealand at Chester-le-Street. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP

Supersub Jonny Bairstow pulled off a thrilling three-wicket win for England to clinch their record-breaking series 3-2 against New Zealand. Bairstow ((...)

England coach Peter Moores, whose tenure seems to be coming to an end, leaves Malahide Cricket Club after his side’s ODI against Ireland was washed out. Photograph: Getty

Storm clouds – for Ireland literal, England metaphoric – summed up a bizarre and frustrating day of cricket at Malahide on Friday, with just 18 ove(...)

Fans look on during a rain delay in Malahide. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

England’s new boys appeared destined for short debuts after rain swept in and interrupted proceedings with just 17.2 overs bowled.Ireland had struggle(...)