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 Pat Cummins celebrates dismissing England captain Joe Root. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

England were on the verge of the surrendering the Ashes after Pat Cummins struck a cruel double blow on the penultimate evening of the fourth Test at (...)

The covers are on as rain delays the start of play on the third day of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match. Photograph: Getty Images

Rain delayed the start of the third day of the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia at Old Trafford. Covers were kept on the pitch due to (...)

 Australia batsman Steve Smith picks up some runs during day two of the fourth  Ashes Test match against England  at Old Trafford. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

4th Test - Day 2 of 5: Australia 497-8 dec (S Smith 211, M Labuschagne 67, T Paine 58, M Starc 54no; S Broad 3-97, M Leach 2-83, C Overton 2-85) lead (...)

Joe Root finished the third day at Headingley on 75 not out. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty

Day three of Five: England 67 (J Hazlewood 5-30, P Cummins 3-23, J Pattinson 2-9) & 156-3 (J Root 75*, J Denly 50, J Hazelwood 2-35) trail Austral(...)

England captain Joe Root (centre) with  Ben Stokes and Stuart Broad leave the field after day two of the third Ashes test against Australia  at Headingley. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Day 2 of 5: Australia 179 (M Labuschagne 74, D Warner 61; J Archer 6-45, S Broad 2-32) & 171-6 (M Labuschagne 53no, M Wade 33; B Stokes 2-33, S Br(...)

Jason Roy of England bats during a nets session at Headingley ahead of the third Ashes Test. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Joe Root believes England are ready to pounce on the absence of Steve Smith and heap more pressure on Australia using the fast bowler who was born for(...)

Jonny Bairstow of England bats as Tim Paine of Australia keeps wicket during day two of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s in Lo

Red shirts and red faces. The shirts were a sign that Lord’s had embraced the Ruth Strauss Foundation as enthusiastically as everyone had hoped – mo(...)

Australia’s Steve Smith is struck by a ball bowled by England’s Ben Stokes during play on the third day of the first Ashes test. Photograph: Getty Images

Australia 284 & 124-3 England 374 Steve Smith once again held Australia’s Ashes hopes on his shoulders as England’s bowlers fought in vain to dis(...)

  Australia’s Steve Smith celebrates his century against England at Edgbaston. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

First Test, day one: Australia 284; England 10-0  Steve Smith is on the periphery no more. On his return to Test cricket with his side deep in t(...)

 England’s Joe Root and Australia’s Tim Paine with the Ashes trophy at Edgbaston. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

England have named their team for the first Ashes Test, with no place for Jofra Archer. The Barbados-born paceman received his maiden call-up for th(...)

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