India’s Cheteshwar Pujara celebrates his century on the opening day of the final Test against Australia in Sydney. Photograph: David Gray/AFP/Getty

Fourth Test day one, SCG - India 303-4 (India won the toss and elected to bat) Cheteshwar Pujara’s third hundred of the series was the cornerstone of(...)

India’s batsman Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring his century against Australia on the third day of the second  Test  in Perth. Photograph:  William West/AFP/Getty Images

Second Test, Perth – Day 3 close: Australia 326 (M Harris 70, T Head 58, A Finch 50; I Sharma 4-41) & 132-4 (U Khawaja 41no; M Shami 2-23) lead In(...)

England’s Mark Stoneman walks onto the SCG during a nets session at Sydney Cricket Ground. Photograph: Jason O’Brien/PA Wire

The rivalry between Melbourne and Sydney is no myth. Over a century ago it was so strong neither of these great cities could be the capital of Austral(...)

Tim Paine has not travelled to Melbourne with the rest of Steve Smith’s squad for personal reasons. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Australia’s Tim Paine is a doubt for the St Stephen’s Day Test against England. The wicketkeeper has not travelled to Melbourne with the rest of Steve(...)

 Australia’s captain Steve Smith reacts during the fourth day of the second Ashes Test. Photograph: David Gray/Inpho

The twilight zone. Though 24 hours later than many expected, England got their moment under lights on the fourth evening in Adelaide and through Joe (...)

James Anderson took five wickets as England bowled Australia out for 138 in Adelaide. Photograph: William West/AFP

Jimmy Anderson does his best work after midnight. Australian time. For cricket fans in this country, the presence of the world’s most productive seam (...)

The sun sets over the Adelaide Oval on day four of the second Ashes Test. Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Australia 442-8dec and 138 all out; England 227 all out and 176-4 After England’s traumas of the first two and half days it was remarkable that as th(...)

Cameron Bancroft and David Warner steered Australia home with minimal fuss. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

England 302 & 195; Australia 328 & 173-0; Australia win by 10 wickets On a disappointingly sunny Monday morning for England supporters Austr(...)

Nathan Lyon celebrates the early dismissal of Mark Stoneman in Brisbane. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

England 302 & 195, Australia 329 & 114-0 (Australia need a further 56 to win) The chances of England storming the Brisbane fortress diminishe(...)

England’s Joe Root bowls to Shaun Marsh during day two of the Ashes Test match at The Gabba, Brisbane. Photo: Jason O’Brien/PA Wire

Joe Root may never be able to sport a beard as thick as the one that led to Mike Brearley being dubbed the Ayatollah during the 1978-79 Ashes but when(...)

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