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England’s Moeen Ali celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka’s captain Suranga Lakmal. Photograph: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP/Getty

England 290 & 346 all out (80.4 overs) beat Sri Lanka 336 & 243 all out (74.0 overs) by 57 runs. The mercurial Moeen Ali, world-class all-rou(...)

England batsman Joe Root trapped lbw playing the reverse sweep as Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella reacts during day three of the second Test  at Pallekele Cricket Stadium  in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

A brave and brilliant century by Joe Root has given England the chance of a famous victory in a compelling Test match in Kandy on Friday. The Englan(...)

Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath is run out by  Ben Foakes to seal England’s first Test win over Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

First Test, Galle. England 342 & 322 - 6 declared (93.0 overs) beat Sri Lanka 203 & 250 all out (85.1 overs) by 211 runs England wrapped up t(...)

Jimmy Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of Mohamed Shami - his 564th victim in Test cricket. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

England 332 & 422-8dec beat India 292 & 345 by 118 runs (England win the series 4-1) Actually Tuesday was not a bad day to be there either. O(...)

England’s Alastair Cook acknowledges the thunderous prolonged ovation as he returns to the pavillion after being dismissed for 147 in his last Test match against India at The Kia Oval in London. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The Oval was the place to be. For those who crave records, and cricket fans tend to like them, they came and went with the frequency of ticket touts(...)

Moeen Ali takes the crucial wicket of India captain Virat Kohli at Southampton. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

England 246 & 271 beat India 273 & 184 by 60 runs. The series is won; the side that has spent much of the summer in a disturbing state of flu(...)

  England’s Jos Buttler celebrates his half century as fans applaud. Photograph: Paul Childs/Inpho

Jos Buttler’s battling half-century came to England’s aid on a gripping third day of the fourth Test against India in Southampton. A fascinating mat(...)

James Anderson is caught by Ajinkya Rahane off the bowling of Ravi Ashwin as India wrapped-up third Test victory in Nottingham. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty

India (329 & 352-7dec) beat England (161 & 317)by 203 runs England lost the third Specsavers Test by a mammoth 203 runs as India cut the host(...)

England’s Jos Buttler leaves the pitch after losing his wicket for 106 during the fourth day of the third Test against India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

England face almost certain defeat after Jos Buttler’s maiden Test century helped to delay the inevitable until the final day against India at Trent B(...)

India’s Virat Kohli celebrates his century. Photograph: Paul Childs/Action Images via Reuters

England’s plight predictably worsened on day three at Trent Bridge as Virat Kohli applied a merciless slow grind in the third Specsavers Test. Kohli(...)

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