Jimmy Anderson

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England spinner Moeen Ali celebrates taking the wicket of  South Africa’s Quinton de Kock during   day four of the fourth  Test at Old Trafford. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Recent South Africa tours have seen off England captains with a disturbing frequency but on a sunlit Old Trafford evening Joe Root, new to the job, co(...)

South Africa’s Hashim Amla  hits a shot past England’s Alastair Cook during play on the first day of the second Test. Photograph: Getty Images

Joe Root wanted his England side to be stretched and the South Africans duly obliged on a dreamy day at Trent Bridge. Here was Test cricket as we crav(...)

England’s Joe Root and team-mates walk off for tea during day four of the First Investec Test match at Lord’s, London. Photograph: PA

This was an astonishing day for all concerned and it ended with England one up in the series and the tourists in some disarray. In his first Test in c(...)

India celebrate their resounding fourth test win over England. Photograph: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui

The end was swift and ugly. Within 30 minutes England had lost their last four wickets and India had won by an innings and 36 runs, an almighty thrash(...)

Joe Root and Alistair Cook after England’s heavy second Test defeat in Vizag. Photograph: Reuters/Danis Siddiqui

So often it is the hope that gnaws away at you. During that three-hour opening partnership between Alastair Cook and Haseeb Hameed on Sunday night hop(...)

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(...)

 England captain Alastair Cook raises his bat after reaching 10,000 Test runs during day four of the second Test against Sri Lanka at  Chester-le-Street. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

England won the second Test in Durham on Monday and with it the three-match series, just as they had promised to do since bowling Sri Lanka out for 10(...)

Sri Lanka’s Dimuth Karunaratne (R) exchanges his bat on the third day of the second test cricket match between England and Sri Lanka at the Riverside in Chester Le Street, north east England on Sunday. Photograph: Scott Heppel/AFP

England moved towards victory in the second Test against Sri Lanka whose batsmen showed sufficient resolve on Sunday to push the game into a fourth da(...)

South Africa’s bowler Kagiso Rabada celebrates after dismissing England’s batsman Jonathan Bairstow for a duck. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/AP

With 29 scheduled overs of a rain-interrupted third day to go England were still in the Test, hanging on by the fingernails but with a sniff of a cha(...)

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