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England batsman Joe Root trapped lbw playing the reverse sweep as Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella reacts during day three of the second Test  at Pallekele Cricket Stadium  in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

A brave and brilliant century by Joe Root has given England the chance of a famous victory in a compelling Test match in Kandy on Friday. The Englan(...)

Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath is run out by  Ben Foakes to seal England’s first Test win over Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

First Test, Galle. England 342 & 322 - 6 declared (93.0 overs) beat Sri Lanka 203 & 250 all out (85.1 overs) by 211 runs England wrapped up t(...)

Former Clontarf Cricket Club groundsman Karl McDermott has been appointed head groundsman at Lord’s. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty

Former Clontarf Cricket Club groundsman Karl McDermott has been appointed head groundsman at the world’s most famous cricket ground - Lord’s. McDermo(...)

Jimmy Anderson celebrates taking the wicket of Mohamed Shami - his 564th victim in Test cricket. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

England 332 & 422-8dec beat India 292 & 345 by 118 runs (England win the series 4-1) Actually Tuesday was not a bad day to be there either. O(...)

England’s Alastair Cook acknowledges the thunderous prolonged ovation as he returns to the pavillion after being dismissed for 147 in his last Test match against India at The Kia Oval in London. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

The Oval was the place to be. For those who crave records, and cricket fans tend to like them, they came and went with the frequency of ticket touts(...)

England’s Moeen Ali is bowled by India’s Ravindra Jadeja Action during the fifth Test at Kia Oval, London. Photograph: Reuters

This Test is a slow burner, which may well ignite come Tuesday night but in the meantime there have been enough subplots to keep us all diverted. The (...)

Alastair Cook will retire from international cricket after England’s final Test against India at th Oval. Photograph: William West/AFP

Alastair Cook has called time on his record-breaking England career and will bow out at the end of the fifth Test with India after admitting “there is(...)

Moeen Ali takes the crucial wicket of India captain Virat Kohli at Southampton. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

England 246 & 271 beat India 273 & 184 by 60 runs. The series is won; the side that has spent much of the summer in a disturbing state of flu(...)

  England’s Jos Buttler celebrates his half century as fans applaud. Photograph: Paul Childs/Inpho

Jos Buttler’s battling half-century came to England’s aid on a gripping third day of the fourth Test against India in Southampton. A fascinating mat(...)

 England’s Moeen Ali  successfully appeals for the wicket of Ishant Sharma  during day two of the fourth Test against India at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Moeen Ali was once again a thorn in India’s side as he vindicated his England recall with five wickets on day two of the fourth Test at the Ageas Bowl(...)

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