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Cook unbeaten as England make steady start to India finale

Cook, extending his England appearance record to 161 Tests, was thrust straight into the action when Joe Root, his successor as England captain, opted to bat first after winning the toss.

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Broad strikes twice for England but India still on top in fourth test

India began hoping to build on a largely dominant opening day in which they had England rocking on 84-6 before Sam Curran’s 78 helped the hosts to respectability at 246 all out

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India dominate England in morning session of Southampton Test

England, which lead the five-match 2-1, won the toss and decided to bat.

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Kohli falls short of century as India fight back at Trent Bridge

India captain Virat Kohli fell three runs short of a hundred but had the satisfaction of leading a batting revival on the first day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge on Saturday

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James Anderson becomes first English bowler to top test rankings in 38 years

English pacer James Anderson has moved at the top of ICC Test bowlers rankings following his performance against India at Lord’s

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England swing kings seal second Test rout of India

James Anderson and Stuart Broad shared eight wickets before Chris Woakes completed a brilliant return to international duty with the final blow as England thrashed India by an innings and 159 runs in the second Test at Lord’s on Sunday. India, the world’s top-ranked Test side, failed to cope with overcast and swing-friendly conditions in…

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Anderson double keeps England in charge of second Test against India

James Anderson struck twice, including taking his 100th Test wicket at Lord’s, as England remained in command against India on Sunday

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Remembering ‘Little Master’ Hanif Mohammad on his 2nd death anniversary

The late-great Pakistani batsman Hanif Mohammad is being remembered on his 2nd death anniversary

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Cummins, Hazlewood out of Pakistan test series

Fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood have been ruled out of Australia’s test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after failing to recover from injuries, further depleting an already inexperienced side

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Virat Kohli becomes world’s top test batsman

Virat Kohli overtook Steve Smith to become the No.1 Test batsman in the world.

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Kohli scores brilliant century to leave first test finely poised

Virat Kohli scored a gritty 149 to rescue India and leave the intriguing first test finely balanced as England were left to rue several missed chances before they ended the second day 22 runs ahead on Thursday.

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New Zealand declines Pakistan’s invitation for T20 series

New Zealand has turned down Pakistan’s request for playing a bilateral series in the country this year

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Rawalpindi cricket stadium to get a new building

A new building is being constructed at the Rawalpindi cricket stadium.

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Sri Lankan cricketer suspended after friend accused of rape

A Sri Lankan Test cricketer has been suspended after a Norwegian woman accused his friend of raping her in a hotel room where he was present, an official said Monday.

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Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 278 runs in Galle Test

Sri Lanka hammered South Africa by 278 runs inside three days of the first Test on Saturday at Galle.

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West Indies dismiss Bangladesh for record Test low of 43

Kemar Roach led the demolition of Bangladesh with a five-wicket haul as the tourists were dismissed for 43, their lowest total ever in Test cricket, before lunch on the opening day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Wednesday. By stumps the West Indies top-order…

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Sri Lanka beat West Indies to draw Test series

Kusal Perera battled through the considerable discomfort of a painful chest injury in partnership with namesake Dilruwan Perera to guide Sri Lanka to an historic series-levelling four-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third and final Test at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Tuesday. Set a target of 144 and resuming on the fourth…

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Ton-up Chandimal holds Sri Lanka together against Windies

Dinesh Chandimal’s battling, unbeaten hundred defied a West Indies attack spearheaded by Shannon Gabriel as Sri Lanka were lifted by their captain to a first innings total of 253 on the opening day of the second Test at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia on Thursday. West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Devon Smith…

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West Indies crush Sri Lanka in 1st Test

West Indies completed a crushing 226-run victory over Sri Lanka just after lunch on the final day of the first Test on Sunday as the tourists surrendered meekly following the demise of century-maker Kusal Mendis and captain Dinesh Chandimal. Set a daunting target of 453, the Sri Lankans crashed from 189 for three in mid-morning…

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England 363 all out in 2nd Test, lead Pakistan by 189 runs

England were dismissed for 363 in reply to Pakistan’s first-innings 174, a lead of 189 runs, on the third day of the second Test at Headingley on Sunday. Jos Buttler made a blistering 80 not out, having been dropped on four, off 101 balls including two sixes and 11 fours. James Anderson was last man…

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Pakistan collapse gives England early edge in second Test

Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was left pondering his decision to bat first after a collapse handed England the advantage on the first day of the second Test at Headingley on Friday. England were 106 for two a t stumps, just 68 runs behind Pakistan’s lowly first-innings 174 all out. England captain Joe Root was 29…

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