West Indies captain Darren Sammy with the T20 World Cup trophy. Photograph: Reuters

Best match: England v West Indies, final The 2016 World Twenty20 did what all good tournaments should and saved its best for last. In fact, whisper i(...)

England’s captain Eoin Morgan dives to take a catch to dismiss New Zealand’s Ross Taylor in the  World Twenty20  semi-final at the Feroz Shah Kotla cricket ground  in New Delhi . Photograph:  Adnan Abidi/Reuters

England are on their way to the World Twenty20 final after Jason Roy’s career-best knock and more brilliant death bowling overwhelmed New Zealand. Th(...)

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews  dives successfully to make his ground  as England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler tries to run him out. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

England held their nerve to beat Sri Lanka by 10 runs in a thrilling World Twenty20 Group One match in New Delhi on Saturday, reaching the semi-final(...)

Afghanistan’s Najibullah Zadran makes his ground during his side’s World T20 defeat to England. Photograph: Afp

England rallied from a dreadful start against Afghanistan to claim a 15-run win in Delhi and keep alive their hopes of a World Twenty20 semi-final. A(...)

Englands’  Eoin Morgan is struck on the head  off the bowling of Mitchell Starc of Australia during the 5th Royal London One-Day International  between England and Australia at Old Trafford. Photo:  Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images

There has been a pattern to England’s one-day cricket over the years. Too often the focus has been on the output of those in charge, which has not al(...)

 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(...)

England regained The Ashes despite a final Test defeat at the Oval, winning the series 3-2. Photogrpah: Afp

England descended to defeat by an innings and 46 runs in the fifth Investec Test to narrow the margin of their 2015 Ashes series success to 3-2. The h(...)

Australia’s Steve Smith is congratulated after dismissing England’s Alastair Cook. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Jos Buttler insists it has still been “a fantastic series” for England despite Australia moving to within four wickets of winning the final Ashes Test(...)