Australia’s Mitchell Johnson  celebrates taking the wicket of Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane during day four of the second  Test match at The Gabba  in Brisbane. Photograph: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Mitchell Johnson’s brilliance with both bat and ball inspired Australia to a four-wicket second Test victory over India and an unassailable 2-0 series(...)

A century form captain Steve Smith (right) and a half century from Mitchell Johnson helped Australia to a 97-run lead on day three of the third test against India at The Gabba

Steve Smith hit 133 in his first match as Australia’s Test captain as the hosts took what could prove to be a vital 97-run lead in the first Test agai(...)

Josh Hazelwood’s five wicket haul on debut dragged Australia back into contention on day two of the second test match against India athe Gabba

Josh Hazlewood’s five for 68 on debut helped Australia battle back into contention in the second Test against India on Thursday but the contest remain(...)

Australia’s David Warner looks to the sky after reaching his century during day one of the opening test match against India at Adelaide

David Warner scored a brilliant 145 and dedicated it to close friend Phillip Hughes as Australia returned to Test action for the first time since thei(...)

Former Eircom finance director Peter Lynch announces his resignation as chief executive of private equity firm Prime Active Capital. Photograph: Frank Miller

Peter Lynch has resigned as chief executive of Prime Active Capital, a private equity firm listed on London’s AIM market and Dublin’s IEX exchange.(...)

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(...)

James Anderson of England bowls during Day Two of the fifth Ashes Test match against   Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground . Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

England appeared to be heading towards an Ashes whitewash after another inadequate batting display as they closed Day Two of the final Test 311 runs b(...)

Brad Haddin of Australia plays a pull shot as he helped to rescue the Australian innings on day one of the fifth Ashes test. Photograph: Matt King/Getty Images

Back in the early 1960s, when Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris were in their pomp and hitting back-to back home runs for the New York Yankees, their este(...)

England’s Scott Borthwick bowls during the nets session.

It is either new year or another random day in the calendar. Was it last year when England were dismantled by Australia or merely a few days ago? It i(...)

 Kevin Pietersen of England is dropped by Australia’s George Bailey off the bowling of Ryan Harris during day one of the Fourth Ashes Test  at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

The Melbourne Cricket Ground was packed to the rafters. From the front rows to the nose-bleed gods, 91,092 people turned up, beating the old official (...)