England’s Stuart Broad  celebrates taking the wicket of Australia’s Michael Clarke. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Chris Rogers became the second oldest Australian to hit a maiden test century as he led his team to 222 for five on the second day of the fourth Ashes(...)

 Michael Clarke of Australia hits out during day two of the 3rd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at  Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Fortunes can change rapidly in a Test series. Match to match, session to session. Humiliated at Lord’s to the point of ridicule, the Australians have(...)

 Michael Clarke of Australia looks on from the balcony during what was a painful second  Ashes Test for his side against England at  Lord’s. Photograph:  Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Just like next week’s Galway Festival for racing fans, the Lord’s Test marks the summer gathering of the cricketing tribes to watch, chat, eat, dri(...)

England’s Joe Root and Alastair Cook (right) run between  wickets during day two of the Ashes Test at Lord’s.

Darren Lehmann cut a solitary figure late in the afternoon at Lord’s. The dressing- room balcony doors were shut, and he sat outside on his own on a b(...)