Ben Stokes hit a sensational 258 to put England in the driving seat of the second Test against South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town. Photograph: Getty

Sometimes it pays to just fasten the seat belt, sit back and enjoy the ride. And what a ride it has been. In to bat on a hat-trick, Ben Stokes produce(...)

Ian Bell’s 22nd Test Match century gave England control on the first day against the West Indies in Antigua. Photograph: Afp

Two teams, one of them, England, down on their uppers these past six months or so and under intense scrutiny and the other labelled mediocre by the EC(...)