Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has hit four centuries and a 97 in his past five Tests. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

First Test: England v Pakistan, Old Trafford, Wednesday, 11.0 England’s condensed summer of Test cricket resumes on Wednesday and it could get better(...)

England’s Stuart Broad  celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies’ Kraigg Brathwaite, his 500th Test wicket, on the final day of the third Test  match at Old Trafford. Photograph: Michael Steele/AFP via Getty Images

Day 5 of 5: England 369 (O Pope 91, J Buttler 67, S Broad 62, R Burns 57; K Roach 4-72) & 226-2 dec (R Burns 90, J Root 68no, D Sibley 56) beat We(...)

England’s Ollie Pope catches West Indies’ Kemar Roach to complete victory in the second Test at Old Trafford. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images for ECB

Day 5 of 5: England 469-9 dec (B Stokes 176, D Sibley 120, R Chase 5-172) & 129-3 dec (B Stokes 78 no) bt West Indies 287 (K Brathwaite 75, S Broo(...)

Chris Woakes of England celebrates with Stuart Broad after taking the wicket of Shannon Gabriel of West Indies. Photograph: Getty Images

England finished on 37-2 at stumps with a 219-run lead against West Indies on day four of the second test in Manchester on Sunday as the tourists wer(...)

West Indies batsman Roston Chase in action during day three of the first Test against England at the Ageas Bowl  in Southampton. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images for ECB

Day 3 of 5: England 204 (J Holder 6-42, S Gabriel 4-62) & 15-0 trail West Indies 318 (K Brathwaite 65, S Dowrich 61; B Stokes 4-49) by 99 runs Ad(...)

James Anderson of England catches Kemar Roach of the West Indies off the bowling of Ben Stokes  as Tom Westley looks on during the first day of the third Test at Lord’s. Photograph:  Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Day 1: West Indies 123 lead England 46-4 by 77 runs The run-drenched sunshine of Leeds was replaced by the devilish gloom of Lord’s, the glowering sk(...)

  Joe Root in action at the crease at Headingley. Photograph:  Reuters/Lee Smith

Captain Joe Root was left to lead the rearguard as England traded blows with the West Indies in a captivating second Test that could go either way at (...)

Australian bowler Nathan Lyon celebrates his 100th test wicket on Australian soil. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

Australia’s spinners Nathan Lyon and Stephen O’Keefe took key wickets between rain showers to peg the West Indies back to 207 for six at the end of a (...)

England’s James Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies’ Denesh Ramdin in the First Test  in Antigua to break the record for the most Test wickets as an England player previously held by Ian Botham. Photograph: Jason O’Brien/Action Images via Reuters

It had been a long time coming and for a while, as West Indies batted defiantly through the second half of the final day in pursuit of a draw in the f(...)

Alistair’s run without a century continued as he was bowled out cheaply again in England’s second innings against the West Indies at Antigua/ Photograph: Inpho

Until Jerome Taylor went on the rampage it seemed as if England had the upper hand in the first Test. On a pitch that appeared to be getting slower by(...)