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 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(...)

South Africa’s Stephen Cook celebrates his century on his  debut during the fourth  Test  against England at Centurion, South Africa. Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Fourth Test, Day One: South Africa 329-5 Until Ben Stokes’s competitive spirit and Stuart Broad’s wonderful versatility began to pull England back in(...)

England’s Joe Root celebrates after scoring a century on day two of the third Test   at Wanderers Stadium  in Johannesburg.  Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

Third test, day two: South Africa 313 lead England 238-5 by 75 runs There is a scene in the final series of Blackadder where the hapless Baldrick is (...)

South Africa’s Hashim Amla  plays a shot as England’s James Taylor looks on during the second Test match in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

If the first Test in Abu Dhabi a couple of months ago taught us anything it is that when it comes to the fifth day of a seemingly dead match, nothing(...)

South Africa’s Hashim Amla drives off the front foot during his innings in the second Test against England in  Cape Town. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

Day 3 close: England 629-6 dec leads South Africa 353-3 by 276 runs It was inevitable perhaps but there really was a feeling of after the Lord Mayor(...)

Ben Stokes hit a sensational 258 to put England in the driving seat of the second Test against South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town. Photograph: Getty

Sometimes it pays to just fasten the seat belt, sit back and enjoy the ride. And what a ride it has been. In to bat on a hat-trick, Ben Stokes produce(...)

England captain Alastair Cook: was critical of having  two days of rest between Test matches  when ICC recommends a minimum of three. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/AP Photo

Alastair Cook has admitted that selecting attack leader Jimmy Anderson for Saturday’s second Test with South Africa represents a gamble that could (...)

Stuart Broad and his England  team-mates  appeal unsuccessfully for the wicket of  South Africa captain Hashim Amla during day two of the first Test at  Kingsmead Stadium in  Durban. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

1st Test, Day 2: England 303, South Africa 137-4 If there has been no more productive bowling combination for England than Stuart Broad and Jimmy And(...)

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