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(...)

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(...)

Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik lies on the field recovering from a cramp at The Sheikh Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on October 14th. Photograph: Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images

Shoaib Malik’s comeback double-century exacted an ever escalating cost for the chances spurned by England in the first Test against Pakistan. Shoaib (...)

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 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(...)

Stuart Broad and Joe Root celebrate after England’s innings win at Trent Bridge gave them an insurmountable 3-1 lead. Photograph: Getty

England have regained the Ashes with an innings-and-78-run victory at Trent Bridge. Alastair Cook’s team wrested back the urn, after their 5-0 whitewa(...)

England’s Stuart Broad celebrates taking the wicket of Australia’s Chris Rogers for 6 runs on the second day of the third Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Edgbaston. Photorgraph: Paul Ellis/Getty

First, on an overcast Nottingham morning, came Stuart Broad with the most devastating bowling of his life. Later, in the afternoon, when the clouds (...)

England’s Ben Stokes (third from left) celebrates after taking a stunning  catch to dismiss Australian batsman Adam Voges off the bowling of Stuart Broad during the fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge. Photograph:  Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

A rampant Stuart Broad took eight wickets as England ripped out shell-shocked Australia for 60 in an extraordinary and dramatic start to the fourth A(...)

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 (...)