South Africa’s bowler Kagiso Rabada celebrates after dismissing England’s batsman Jonathan Bairstow for a duck. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/AP

With 29 scheduled overs of a rain-interrupted third day to go England were still in the Test, hanging on by the fingernails but with a sniff of a cha(...)

Captain Alistair Cook led the England fightback against South Africa at Centurion. Photograph: AFP

Captain Alastair Cook led England’s fourth Test fightback with his first half-century of the series after South Africa ran up 475 on day two in Centur(...)

South Africa’s Stephen Cook celebrates his century on his  debut during the fourth  Test  against England at Centurion, South Africa. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Fourth Test, Day One: South Africa 329-5 Until Ben Stokes’s competitive spirit and Stuart Broad’s wonderful versatility began to pull England back in(...)

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(...)

Moeen Ali took three wickets on the final morning as South Africa collapsed to give England a 241 run win in the first Test at Durban. Photograph: Afp

The first Test was over, done dusted and the ceremonials completed before lunch on the final day. If England expected resistance from a team that at t(...)

 South African bowler Dane Piedt celebrates dismissing England captain Alastair Cook during day three of the first Test match  at Kingsmead Stadium in Durban. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images

1st Test, Day 3: England 303 & 172-3 lead South Africa 214 by 261 runs England are firmly in the driving seat after three days at Kingsmead, a p(...)

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(...)

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(...)