Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 151 put India firmly in control after the first day of the second Test against England. Photograph: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui

India 317-4 (India won the toss and chose to bat) The engine started coughing in mid-afternoon and there was no nice man in a van to come to the resc(...)

England’s team captain Alastair Cook bats on the fifth day of the first cricket test match between India and England in Rajkot, India, Sunday, November  13th. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

For the second match in succession England will play on a new Test ground and that brings many virtues. Here on the outskirts of a city that sits alon(...)

India’s captain, Virat Kohli, on the right, shakes hands with his English counterpart, Alastair Cook, after the end of the last day’s play at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

in Rajkot Lengthening shadows, a cage of catchers around the batsman, the ball fizzing off the five-day-old strip of baked earth and the tantalising (...)

Alastair Cook’s 30th Test match century gave England an outside chance of victory against India in Rajkot. Photograph: Reuters/Amit Dave

Alastair Cook’s 30th Test hundred helped pile the pressure on as India had to hang on against England’s spinners to salvage a draw in the hard-fought (...)

Graeme Swann during an England nets session at the WACA in Perth, Australia. Swann has announced his retirement from the international game. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

From Cricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary, the morning of 16 December, Australia against England at the Waca, the last delivery of the 77th over: “Swann(...)