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 James Anderson of England celebrates taking the wicket of Azhar Ali. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Jimmy Anderson is still alive; he can still smile and he can still bowl; debate over his imminent retirement has stalled. In between the Tests he almo(...)

England’s Ollie Pope takes evasive action as Pakistan’s Asad Shafiq  plays a pull shot on the third day of the first Test against England at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Lee Smith/AFP via Getty Images

Day 3 of 5: Pakistan 326 (Shan Masood 156, Babar Azam 69) & 137-8 lead England 219 (O Pope 62; Yasir Shah 4-66) by 244 runs In the old days the a(...)

Pakistan batsman Babar Azam  hits out watched on by England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler during day one of the first Test at  Old Trafford  in Manchester. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images for ECB

Day 1 of 5: Pakistan 139-2 (Babar Azam 69no) v England There was not much play at Old Trafford but there was enough to alarm, delight and tantalise –(...)

Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has hit four centuries and a 97 in his past five Tests. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

First Test: England v Pakistan, Old Trafford, Wednesday, 11.0 England’s condensed summer of Test cricket resumes on Wednesday and it could get better(...)