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England’s captain Joe Root acknowledges the crowd as he walks back to the pavilion at Lord’s at the close of play having made an unbeaten 180. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP via Getty Images

Second Test, Day 3: India 364 (KL Rahul 129, R Sharma 83; J Anderson 5-62) trail England 391 (J Root 180no, J M Bairstow 57; Mohammed Siraj 4-94) by 2(...)

England cricket fan Rob Lewis is hoping to watch the first Test against Sri Lanka from the ramparts of Galle Fort after spending 10 months in the country waiting for England to return. Photograph: Lakruwan WanniarachchI/AFP via Getty Images

An England cricket fan who has waited in Sri Lanka for 10 months to see the team play was still yet to find out if he would be able to watch the game (...)

England’s Alastair Cook walks off after the close of play during day one of the first Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston, Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Old-firm centurions Alastair Cook and Joe Root provided England’s bankable constants in an ever-changing world at Edgbaston. Day one of this country(...)