England’s Ben Stokes celebrates taking the wicket of New Zealand’s Mark Craig during the fifth day of the first Test match between at Lord’s . Photograph: Getty Images

Ben Stokes was in the thick of the action again as England completed a once highly improbable victory in the first c Test by bowling New Zealand out i(...)

England bowler Stuart Broad  celebrates as wicketkeeper Jos Buttler catches New Zealand batsman  Ross Taylor down the legside during day three of the first Test at Lord’s. Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

England are battling to stay in contention at Lord’s, and avoid a false start to their Ashes summer, after conceding a 134-run first-innings advantage(...)

New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson in action against England during day two of the first Test at Lord’s. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor mastered a lifeless England attack to lift New Zealand to 303 for two at the close on the second day of the first Test(...)

Martin Guptill’s stunning unbeaten 237 inspired New Zealand to a World Cup quarter final win over the West Indies. Photograph: Getty

West Indies are on their way home from the World Cup, bruised and brutalized to a 143-run defeat in Wellington by a rampant Black Caps team, who now g(...)

Daniel Vettori took 4-18 in New Zealand’s comfotrable World Cup Pool A win over Afghanistan, passing 300 one-day wickets in the process. Photograph: AFP

New Zealand maintained their perfect record at the 2015 Cricket World Cup after securing a six-wicket win against Afghanistan in Napier.Afghanistan, o(...)

 Kane Williamson and Trent Boult of New Zealand celebrate victory in  the  Cricket World Cup match against  Australia  at Eden Park  in Auckland. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Kane Williamson coolly struck a straight six to give New Zealand a one wicket victory over Australia in a dramatic battle between the cricket World Cu(...)

New Zealand’s Trent Boult was named man of the match in their three wicket win over Scotland in Dunedin. (Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images)

The argument on behalf of the associates, so eloquently delivered by the Irish in Nelson, was not greatly enhanced by the Scots in Dunedin. Under a cl(...)

Brendon McCulum got New Zealand’s innings off to a blistering start in their opening World Cup victory over Sri Lanka. (Photograph:  REUTERS/Anthony Phelps)

New Zealand kicked off the World Cup with a 98-run defeat of Sri Lanka in their Pool A match in Christchurch.The Black Caps totalled an imposing 331 f(...)

 Kane Williamson of New Zealand: hit 31 not out against Sri Lanka in Christchurch. Photograph: Getty Images

New Zealand claimed a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Christchurch on Monday. The Black Caps chased down the tar(...)

India captain MS Dhoni slips as he plays a sweep shot on day three of the third Test against  Australia at the Melbourne Cricket ground. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Cricket round-up: India batsmen Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane struck inspired centuries during a record fourth-wicket partnership at the Melbourne Cr(...)