Australia’s Mitchell Johnson  celebrates with team-mates after the dismissal of South Africa’s captain Graeme Smith during the second day of the first Test match in Centurion, South Africa. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Mitchell Johnson picked up where he left off in the Ashes, taking four wickets as Australia moved into a strong position on day two of the firs(...)

Australia’s Shaun Marsh plays a shot during the first day of their  Test match against South Africa in Centurion. Photograph: Reuters

Late call-up Shaun Marsh scored an unbeaten century in his first test in two years to lead a middle-order recovery as Australia closed at 297 f(...)

England’s Alastair Cook leaves the field after being bowled out first ball during day four of the third test at the Waca in Perth. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

A dominant Australia are five wickets away from reclaiming the Ashes after hammering England with the bat and reducing them to 251 for five with the b(...)

England captain Alastair Cook arrives for an England nets session at Waca in  Perth, Australia, today. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Alastair Cook has described the third Test as “do or die” for England, though the captain’s cause was immediately hindered when Monty Panesar suffered(...)

South Africa’s Lonwabo Tsotsobe (R) is caught from the bowling of England’s Stuart Broad during the ICC Champions Trophy semi final match at The Oval. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

England crushed South Africa by seven wickets at The Oval to move within one win of their first global one-day international trophy.Jonathan Trott (82(...)