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Steve Smith celebrates reaching his century at the Gabba. Photograph: Dave Hunt/EPA

Day Three: England 302 & 33-2, Australia 328 England suddenly had to battle to stay in the match on day three of the Ashes after Steve Smith’s ou(...)

 Australian bowler Pat Cummins reacts after dismissing England captain Joe Root LBW for 15 runs on day one of the first test match between Australia and England at the Gabba in Brisbane. Photograph: PA

For a while it all went quiet out there, too damn quiet – at least for the Australians. After all the braggadocio in the build-up to this series, th(...)

Australia’s Nathan Lyon warms up during a nets session at the Gabba in  Brisbane.  Photograph : Jason O’Brien/PA

Australia v England, Ashes first Test Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane Time: Thursday 12am (Irish time) On TV: BT Sport 1 To universal relief the phoney(...)

England’s James Anderson bowls Kraigg Brathwaite of the West Indies to claim his 500th Test wicket during the third Test at Lord’s. Photograph:   Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

James Anderson’s 500th Test wicket provided the long-anticipated landmark moment Lord’s craved as England held the advantage in a tense, low-scoring m(...)

James Anderson of England catches Kemar Roach of the West Indies off the bowling of Ben Stokes  as Tom Westley looks on during the first day of the third Test at Lord’s. Photograph:  Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Day 1: West Indies 123 lead England 46-4 by 77 runs The run-drenched sunshine of Leeds was replaced by the devilish gloom of Lord’s, the glowering sk(...)

West Indies’ Shai Hope reacts after winning the second international Test match against England. Photograph: Getty Images

Hope triumphed over expectation in an enthralling final day on the magical, capricious turf of Headingley. West Indies brilliantly cruised past their (...)

  Joe Root in action at the crease at Headingley. Photograph:  Reuters/Lee Smith

Captain Joe Root was left to lead the rearguard as England traded blows with the West Indies in a captivating second Test that could go either way at (...)

England’s Alastair Cook: missed a shot at becoming England’s sixth Test triple-centurion. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Alastair Cook’s chanceless Edgbaston vigil ended at last on 243 but still maintained England’s dominant position on a rain-shortened second day of the(...)

England’s Alastair Cook walks off after the close of play during day one of the first Test against the West Indies at Edgbaston, Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Old-firm centurions Alastair Cook and Joe Root provided England’s bankable constants in an ever-changing world at Edgbaston. Day one of this country(...)

England captain Joe Root and West Indies captain Jason Holder with the series trophy ahead of the Test series between the sides at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Joe Root called on his England players to think on their feet before Thursday’s maiden day-night Test against West Indies at Edgbaston, urging them to(...)

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