We are witnessing something very special with Australia’s Steve Smith. Photograph: PA

Steve Smith is ruining Test cricket. Like a maverick cop forced off active duty, he has been back only five minutes but is already laying the town to (...)

India’s Cheteshwar Pujara leaves the field at the SCG after being dismissed for a mammoth 193. Photograph: David Gray/AFP/Getty

Australia 24-0 trail India 622-7d by 598 runs India moved closer to a first Test series victory in Australia after compiling a huge 622 for seven dec(...)

India’s  Cheteshwar Pujara  celebrates his century with team-mate Virat Kohli applauding on day two of the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photograph: Hamish Blair/EPA

3rd Test – Day 2: India 443-7 dec (C Pujara 106, V Kohli 82, M Agarwal 76, R pant 39, A Rahane 34; P Cummins 3-72, M Starc 2-87) lead Australia 8-0 by(...)

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 (...)

England’s Joe Root and team-mates walk off for tea during day four of the First Investec Test match at Lord’s, London. Photograph: PA

This was an astonishing day for all concerned and it ended with England one up in the series and the tourists in some disarray. In his first Test in c(...)

 JUNE 18: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed celebrates after winning the ICC Champions Trophy final at the Oval. Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

A brilliant opening spell by Mohammed Amir followed by a near flawless performance in the field led to Pakistan taking the Champions Trophy with aston(...)

India captain Virat Kohli celebrates the wicket of Pakistan’s Azhar Ali during the Champions Trophy game at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Photograph:  Andrew Boyers/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

India kicked off their Champions Trophy defence with a crushing 124-run victory over a ragged Pakistan, who were broken by Virat Kohli in front of a g(...)

India’s Ravindra Jadeja celebrates his half century against Australia in the fourth Test at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala, India. Photograph: Reuters

Ravindra Jadeja struck a 50 to give India a handy first innings lead before returning to claim three Australian wickets as the home side stood 87 runs(...)

India’s Karun Nair raises his bat after scoring three hundred runs against England during their fourth day of the fifth cricket test match in Chennai, India. Photo: Tsering Topgyal/AP

England 477, 12-0; India 759-7d There was not much demob-happiness on view. The Englishmen were still out there in the midday sun, the mid-afternoo(...)

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