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 Marnus Labuschagne of Australia is struck on the helmet by a delivery from Jofra Archer of England during day five of the second  Ashes Test  at Lord’s. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Day 5 of 5: England 258 (R Burns 53, J Bairstow 52, C Woakes 32, J Denly 30; J Hazlewood 3-58, P Cummins 3-61, N Lyon 3-68) & 258-5 (B Stokes 115n(...)

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(...)

Jofra Archer of England bowls during a nets session at Lord’s on Tuesday. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

The advent of any Test debutant is a source of excitement. But some are more exciting than others. On Wednesday, if the weather permits, Jofra Archer (...)

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 (...)

There was a bevy of merry ex-ministers at Lord’s, demob-happy evictees from the Tory cabinet – Greg Clark, David Gauke, Gavin Barwell, and Theresa May(...)

 England’s Jason Roy during the World Cup final against New Zealand. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

Several of England’s World Cup heroes will be missing when Ireland play at Lord’s next week. While Jason Roy has been included in a Test squad for th(...)

England batsman Joe Root is caught and bowled by Sri Lanka bowler Malinda Pushpakumara during day three of the third Test match  at Sinhalese Sports Club  in Colombo. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Day 3 close: England 336 & 230 lead Sri Lanka 240 & 53-4 by 274 runs In their sights is England’s first overseas whitewash in a three-match s(...)

England’s Moeen Ali celebrates the dismissal of Sri Lanka’s captain Suranga Lakmal. Photograph: Ishara S Kodikara/AFP/Getty

England 290 & 346 all out (80.4 overs) beat Sri Lanka 336 & 243 all out (74.0 overs) by 57 runs. The mercurial Moeen Ali, world-class all-rou(...)

England batsman Joe Root trapped lbw playing the reverse sweep as Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella reacts during day three of the second Test  at Pallekele Cricket Stadium  in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

A brave and brilliant century by Joe Root has given England the chance of a famous victory in a compelling Test match in Kandy on Friday. The Englan(...)

Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath is run out by  Ben Foakes to seal England’s first Test win over Sri Lanka. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

First Test, Galle. England 342 & 322 - 6 declared (93.0 overs) beat Sri Lanka 203 & 250 all out (85.1 overs) by 211 runs England wrapped up t(...)

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