Australia’s batsman Steve Smith acknowledges the crowd after scoring his century during his Cricket World Cup semi-final match against India. Photograph: Reuters

For the second successive World Cup the joint hosts will contest the final. Australia against New Zealand, a final of which the organisers might have (...)

India captain MS Dhoni trudges off after being run out by Glenn Maxwell during Australia’s World Cup semi final win over India at the SCG. Photograph: Getty

With blissful ease compared to their cousins across the Tasman Australia cruised into Sunday’s World Cup final in Melbourne.A polished century by the (...)

England captain Eoin Morgan was dismissed by Mitchell Marsh for yet another duck as Australia cruised to victory in their World Cup opener. (Photogaph: REUTERS/Hamish Blair)

England suffered a crushing 111-run defeat to Australia to begin their World Cup campaign in Melbourne.England were made to pay for dropping centurion(...)

England captain Eoin Morgan rescued his side’s innings with a century but Australia still cruised to a three wicket victory at the SCG. (Photograph: REUTERS/Steve Christo)

Eoin Morgan’s determined century spared England embarrassment but could not prevent defeat as David Warner eased Australia to a three-wicket victory i(...)

Matthew Wade celebrates a wicket with Nathan Coulter-Nile of Australia during  the one-day international against England at the Adelaide Oval. Photograph: by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images

In the end it was perhaps all for the best, as England lost a low-scoring and ultimately rather tense and gripping fifth one-day international by seve(...)

England batsman Eoin Morgan  celebrates after scoring a century during the second  One-Day International against Australia  at The Gabba in Brisbane. Photograph: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Oh, England. So close. But still so very, very far away. There have been precious few moments of grace for England’s cricketers over the past 11 week(...)

England’s Eoin Morgan hits out from the bowling of Australia’s Fawad Ahmed, during the Second One Day International at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

Michael Clarke’s Australia earned a measure of redemption in Manchester as the captain’s hundred powered them to an 88-run victory over England in th(...)

England’s Chris Woakes bats during day three of the Fifth Investec Ashes Test match at the Oval. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Australia chiselled out four key England wickets to take control of the fifth and final Ashes test on a slow third day at the Oval on Friday.The hosts(...)

James Anderson  celebrates with his England team-mates after dismissing Mitchell Marsh of Australia during the ICC Champions Trophy match at Edgbaston. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

England opened their Champions Trophy campaign with a dominant 48-run victory over Australia on a day that saw James Anderson become his country’s top(...)