Stuart Broad of England reacts as James Anderson of England nearly catches out Stiaan Van Zyl of South Africa during the third cricket Test  in Johannesburg on Saturday. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Trevor Bayliss does not take much notice of the ICC rankings. They are, he reckons, for the fans, something to give a context to what is happening in (...)

South Africa’s Hashim Amla  plays a shot as England’s James Taylor looks on during the second Test match in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

If the first Test in Abu Dhabi a couple of months ago taught us anything it is that when it comes to the fifth day of a seemingly dead match, nothing(...)

South Africa’s Hashim Amla drives off the front foot during his innings in the second Test against England in  Cape Town. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Day 3 close: England 629-6 dec leads South Africa 353-3 by 276 runs It was inevitable perhaps but there really was a feeling of after the Lord Mayor(...)

Stuart Broad and his England  team-mates  appeal unsuccessfully for the wicket of  South Africa captain Hashim Amla during day two of the first Test at  Kingsmead Stadium in  Durban. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

1st Test, Day 2: England 303, South Africa 137-4 If there has been no more productive bowling combination for England than Stuart Broad and Jimmy And(...)

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(...)

Australia’s captain Michael Clarke takes part in a press conference at the Oval in London on August 19th, 2015. Photograph: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Australia captain Michael Clarke was in reflective mood on the eve of his final test match against England at The Oval as he plotted a consolation vic(...)

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(...)

 Ben Stokes  takes a catch at fifth slip as Jimmy Anderson takes his fifth wicket to remove Australia’s Mitchell Johnson during the first day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Photograph:   Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Third Test, day one: Australia 136; England 133-3 All the England bowlers have craved in order to contest this series is a little bit of help. Give th(...)

Australia opener Chris Rodgers has apologised for his role in the unsactioned resale of tickets for this summer’s Ashes Test at Lord’s. Photograph: Getty

The Australian opener Chris Rogers offered an apology for his role in the unsanctioned resale of Ashes tickets for this summer’s Test at Lord’s but(...)