Alastair Cook

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England’s Alastair Cook at the end of the third day of the fourth Ashes Test match in Melbourne. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

It was back to business for Alastair Cook on the third day. He batted for another six and a-half hours, posting the highest score against Australia at(...)

England’s Alastair Cook enjoyed a century on his second day of the fourth Ashes Test match. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

If you don’t like the weather in Melbourne, wait 10 minutes. Or so the saying goes. Because on the second day of the fourth Test this appeared to be b(...)

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(...)

Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh of Australia celebrate after Australia regained the Ashes. Photo: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

It did not just go wrong on a pavement in Bristol in the early hours of September 25th. The first and most obvious reason why Australia have regained (...)

Australia’s captain Steve Smith celebrates with team mates after taking a catch to dismiss England’s captain Joe Root during the fourth day of the third Ashes cricket test match. Photograph: Reuters

A tempestuous Sunday in Perth ended with England on the brink of surrendering the Ashes. A fierce, winter wind blew all day, which had players digging(...)

England captain Joe Root  will need to start converting promising starts into big totals. Photograph: Jason O’Brien/PA Wire.

THIRD TEST – Australia v England, Waca, Perth, 2.30am Thursday England’s hopes of clawing their way back into an Ashes series fast slipping from thei(...)

Alastair Cook is set to earn his 150th Test cap in the third Ashes Test at the Waca. Photograph: James O’Brien/PA

Alastair Cook is living in a changed world as an England cricketer — but insists he still wants to be a part of it. Cook will become the first Englis(...)

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. (...)

England’s Alastair Cook runs off the field with umpire Aleem Dar due to the rain which ended the second day of the second Ashes cricket test match. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Mark Stoneman was dismissed for just 18 runs as England suffered an early setback in their bid to respond to Australia’s daunting 442-run total in the(...)

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