England batsman Zak Crawley  plays a shot during the fifth day of the second Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images for ECB

Day 5 of 5: Pakistan 236 (M Rizwan 72, A Ali 60; S Broad 4-56) drew with England 110-4 dec (Z Crawley 53) It can be tricky playing in a dead situati(...)

 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’s Mohammad Abbas bowls England’s Ben Stokes during day two of the first Test match at  Old Trafford. Photograph: Dan Mullan/NMC Pool/PA Wire

Day 2 of 5: Pakistan 326 (Shan Masood 156, Babar Azam 69) lead England 92-4 (O Pope 46no) by 234 runs England’s wretched record in the first Test of (...)

St Martin’s vs Oulart-The Ballagh at Wexford Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/©Inpho

There was something very comforting about switching on TG4 on Friday evening and seeing Oulart-The Ballagh manager Liam Dunne standing there in his “S(...)

Mark Wood took 5-46 as England bowled South Africa out for 183. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

Fourth test day three: England 400 off 98.2 overs (Z Crawley 66, J Root 59, O Pope 56) and 248 (J Root 58, B Hendricks 6-64) lead South Africa 183 off(...)

England batsman Dominic Sibley celebrates after reaching his maiden Test century s during day four of the second Test against  South Africa  at Newlands  in Cape Town. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Day 4 of 5: England 269 (O Pope 61no, B Stokes 47; K Rabada 3-68) & 391-8 dec (D Sibley 133no, B Stokes 72, J Root 61; A Nortje 3-61) lead South A(...)

 England opening batsman  Rory Burns during training at Newlands in Cape Town before he injured an ankle in a game of football. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

2nd Test: South Africa v England, Newlands, Cape Town, Friday, 8.30am Ben Stokes revealed this week that England’s players are calling this trip to (...)