Shaun Marsh

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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(...)

Captain Virat Kohli and Ravi Ashwin celebrate India’s first Test win over Australia in Adelaide. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

India 250 & 307; Australia 235 & 291: India win by 31 runs. India held off an Australia fightback to win the first Test in Adelaide by 31 run(...)

Steve Smith’s century secured a draw for Australia in the fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne. Photograph: Julian Smith/EPA

There was still no way past Steve Smith. The pitch may have been as docile as a lamb yet it still required wonderful concentration from Australia’s ph(...)

Alastair Cook of England is congratulated by Joe Root as he celebrates reaching his century. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

This was how it was supposed to be from the start with the senior citizens showing the way. Sadly it took until the second day of the Melbourne Test f(...)

England’s Stuart Broad is congratulated by teammates after dismissing Australia’s batsman Usman Khawaja. Photograph: Getty Images

Stuart Broad had pitched up at the MCG this week in something of a funk. The big game Ashes hunter had left Perth more burned than the supporters who (...)

Australia’s David Warner celebrates reaching his century during the first day of the fourth Ashes cricket test match. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

It was a curate’s egg of a day. In the first session Australia raced to 102-0, 83 of which came from David Warner’s bat; in the second they were becal(...)

Australian captain Steve Smith celebrates after reaching his 200 on day three of the third Ashes cricket Test match at the WACA ground in Perth. Photograph: Getty Images

Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh’s triple-century stand piled on the Perth misery to leave England on the brink of losing the Ashes. Joe Root’s men muster(...)

Joe Root and Steve Smith after Australia’s second Test win in Adelaide. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty

1) England’s failure to seize key moments proves critical England have not been pulverised as they were in 2013-14. Theirs is a different kind of pai(...)

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(...)

Security guards wearing plastic raincoats stand on the field as rain falls during the second day of the second Ashes cricket test match. David Gray /Reuters

After almost two days of sedate torment for England in the field, the match came alive for 45 minutes of technicolour cricket as darkness descended. (...)

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