Alastair Cook

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Trent Boult celebrates removing Joe Root with the final ball of the day in Auckland. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

New Zealand 427-8; England 58 ao and 132-3 Two Test captains fell within the space of five minutes in Cape Town and Auckland. It must have been an ag(...)

Trent Boult celebrates the wicket of Ben Stokes at Eden Park. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

Day One, Eden Park: New Zealand 175-3, England 58 ao. A pink ball and even pinker faces. England’s finest were skittled inside 21 overs for 58, their(...)

Steve Smith’s century secured a draw for Australia in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne. Photograph: Julian Smith/EPA

There was still no way past Steve Smith. The pitch may have been as docile as a lamb yet it still required wonderful concentration from Australia’s ph(...)

James Anderson of England inspects the ball on day four of the fourth Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the MCG in Melbourne. Photo: Joe Castro/EPA

England were cleared of ball-tampering during the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne after what their head coach, Trevor Bayliss, described as a “beat up”(...)

Alastair Cook has found form at last in Melbourne. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Alastair Cook feared his England career could finally be coming to an end before the masterful unbeaten double century in Melbourne that left Australi(...)

England’s Alastair Cook at the end of the third day of the fourth Ashes Test match in Melbourne. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

It was back to business for Alastair Cook on the third day. He batted for another six and a-half hours, posting the highest score against Australia at(...)

England’s Alastair Cook enjoyed a century on his second day of the fourth Ashes Test match. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

If you don’t like the weather in Melbourne, wait 10 minutes. Or so the saying goes. Because on the second day of the fourth Test this appeared to be b(...)

Alastair Cook of England is congratulated by Joe Root as he celebrates reaching his century. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

This was how it was supposed to be from the start with the senior citizens showing the way. Sadly it took until the second day of the Melbourne Test f(...)

Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh of Australia celebrate after Australia regained the Ashes. Photo: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

It did not just go wrong on a pavement in Bristol in the early hours of September 25th. The first and most obvious reason why Australia have regained (...)

Australia’s captain Steve Smith celebrates with team mates after taking a catch to dismiss England’s captain Joe Root during the fourth day of the third Ashes cricket test match. Photograph: Reuters

A tempestuous Sunday in Perth ended with England on the brink of surrendering the Ashes. A fierce, winter wind blew all day, which had players digging(...)

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