Joe Root fell short of another double hundred in Galle. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty

Second Test day three: England 339-9 off 114.2 overs (J Root 186, J Buttler 55, L Embuldeniya 7-132) trail Sri Lanka 381 (A Mathews 110, N Dickwella 9(...)

James Anderson of England inspects the ball on day four of the fourth Ashes Test match between England and Australia at the MCG in Melbourne. Photo: Joe Castro/EPA

England were cleared of ball-tampering during the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne after what their head coach, Trevor Bayliss, described as a “beat up”(...)

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, left, celebrates a double century on the fourth day of the fourth Test in Mumbai, India. Photograph:  Rafiq Maqbool/AP

The end is nigh unless miracles happen on Mondays in Mumbai for England. They still trail India by 49 runs and they have just four wickets remainin(...)

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(...)

Australia’s  Aaron Finch celebrates a century during the opening one-day international series between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground yesterday. Photograph:  Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

If this really was the opening step in the minting of a new era for English cricket then it must be said it looked similar to one or two other new era(...)

England’s Joe Root and Alastair Cook (right) run between  wickets during day two of the Ashes Test at Lord’s.

Darren Lehmann cut a solitary figure late in the afternoon at Lord’s. The dressing- room balcony doors were shut, and he sat outside on his own on a b(...)

Australia’s Peter Siddle  celebrates after the dismissal of England’s Matt Prior during the first Ashes cricket Test match at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, England, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

What a day. Exhilarating and exhausting in equal measure - and that just for those watching - England and Australia slugged it out on a day that had b(...)