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(...)

Australias Chris Rogers walks back to the pavilion after losing his wicket for 95 runs during play on the second day of the opening Ashes Test match against England at The Swalec Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Getty.

Close of Day 2: Australia 264-5 trail England 430 by 166 runs This first Test appears to have some uncanny overtones of the famous match in Cardiff si(...)

Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka leaves the ground during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Sri Lanka. Photo: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara has given Australia’s domestic Twenty20 league a major shot in the arm by signing up to play for the Hobart (...)

Australia’s Glenn Maxwell scored the second fastest century in World Cup history, after Kevin O’Brien.  Photograph: Reuters

Glenn Maxwell scored the second-fastest century in World Cup history as Australia secured their place in the quarter-finals with an exciting 64-run wi(...)

England suffered another heavy World Cup defeat as Sri Lanka chased down 309 with nine wickets to spare. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Joe Root’s century was in vain as England’s bid to reach the World Cup quarter-finals suffered another setback with a nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka (...)

Brendon McCulum got New Zealand’s innings off to a blistering start in their opening World Cup victory over Sri Lanka. (Photograph:  REUTERS/Anthony Phelps)

New Zealand kicked off the World Cup with a 98-run defeat of Sri Lanka in their Pool A match in Christchurch.The Black Caps totalled an imposing 331 f(...)

Kevin Pietersen is convinced England’s new one-day captain Eoin Morgan ‘would love’ to have him back in his World Cup team. Photograph:  Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Kevin Pietersen has said he would jump at the chance to play for England again and claimed one-day captain, Dubliner Eoin Morgan, “would love” to have(...)

Kumar Sangakkara (right) and Mahela Jayawardena, after his last appearance in Sri Lanka, salute the Colombo crowd following Sri Lanka’s 87-run win over England which secured completed a 5-2 series victory

Perhaps some progress has been made by England after all. In the first match in Colombo Sri Lanka posted 317,for six. Three weeks later they could (...)

Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara plays a shot during their fourth One Day International match against England in Colombo on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Kumar Sangakkara laid the foundation before Angelo Mathews completed a nervy chase as Sri Lanka beat England by six wickets in the fourth one-day inte(...)

England’s (left to right) Gary Ballance, Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Joe Root and Alastair Cook react after Sri Lanka’s last-wicket pair survived to draw the first Test at Lord’s. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

The first Test between England and Sri Lanka at Lord’s ended in the draw for which it appeared to be heading from the end of the first session when th(...)

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