England

Asad Shafiq, Younis Khan tons help Pakistan take lead on day two

Centuries from Asad Shafiq and Younis Khan drove Pakistan’s reply in the first innings as the visitors scored 340 for six at stumps on day two and took a lead of 12 runs in the fourth Test at The Oval.
12 August 2016

Moeen Ali century underpins England fightback after top-order collapse

Despite a top-order collapse, England managed to score 328 runs thanks to Moeen Ali's top-class century and also dismissed Sami Aslam as Pakistan ended the first day trailing the hosts by 325 runs in the fourth Test at Kennington Oval.
11 August 2016

Alastair Cook rubbishes ball-tampering allegations

England captain Alastair Cook has rubbished ball tampering allegations against his team and asserted that it has not affected them in any way.
11 August 2016

ECB appoint Graeme Swann as spin bowling consultant

The England and Wales Cricket Board has appointed former off-spinner Graeme Swann as a spin bowling consultant for the Under-19 players.
10 August 2016

Chance for England to reclaim top ranking - Fourth Test preview

After winning the second and third Test in the series and claiming a lead of 2-1, England have a chance to regain the top position in the ICC Test ranking ahead of the final Test against Pakistan. Rob Johnston previews the final Test.
10 August 2016

Fourth Test, England v Pakistan - Statistical Preview

After England completed a 141-run win in the third Test at Edgbaston to take a 2-1 lead in the series, they are in with a chance to reclaim the pole position in the Test rankings. Ahead of the fourth Test at The Oval, here are a few key statistics.
10 August 2016

Mickey Arthur confident of Pakistan levelling the series

Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur is confident of his team levelling the series 2-2 with a win in the fourth Test match against England at The Oval.
10 August 2016

Darren Gough backs England to win at The Oval

Former England pace spearhead Darren Gough is confident that the hosts will be able to claim a win in the fourth and final Test at The Oval against Pakistan which begins on 11th August.
10 August 2016

Pakistan hand Umar Gul a comeback for England, Ireland ODIs

Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul has been recalled to the One-Day International squad to face Ireland and England in the limited overs leg of the team's tour of the British Isles.
9 August 2016

The state of betting on cricket in the UK and Australia

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in both the UK and Australia and cricket matches usually attract thousands of people that come to see the matches at the stadiums and millions of viewers who watch them on their big screen TVs at home or in their local pub.
8 August 2016

England name unchanged squad for fourth Test

England selectors have picked an unchanged 13-man squad for the fourth Test against Pakistan, which will be played at The Oval in London between 11th and 15th August.
8 August 2016

England pacers rattle Pakistan to take 2-1 lead at Edgbaston

A dramatic batting collapse orchestrated by the England seamers saw Pakistan being bowled out in the second innings for 201 runs on the fifth day of the third Test in Birmingham, giving the hosts a convincing 141-run win and an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the four-match series.
7 August 2016

England flex batting muscle to regain upper hand on day four

Led by an unbeaten 82 from Jonny Bairstow and fifties from Moeen Ali and Joe Root, England surged ahead to post a total of 414 for five at the end of the fourth day of the third Test in Birmingham and stretched their lead to 311 runs with five wickets in hand.
6 August 2016

England fight back with Hales, Cook fifties

After bowling Pakistan out for 400 runs in their first innings, England fought their way back as Alastair Cook and Alex Hales shared an unbeaten 120-run stand to eke out a slender 17-run lead by the end of day three of the third Test in Birmingham.
5 August 2016

Frustrated Anderson apologises for his behaviour with umpires

England pace bowling spearhead James Anderson has tendered an apology for his unruly behaviour with the on-field umpires during the second day’s play of the third Test against Pakistan in Birmingham.
5 August 2016

Advantage Pakistan after Azhar Ali century

An elegant century from Azhar Ali and a steady knock of 82 from Sami Aslam helped Pakistan post 257 for three from 90 overs, reducing the first innings deficit to just 40 runs by the end of day two of the third Test against England in Birmingham.
4 August 2016

Sohail Khan five-fer allows Pakistan to seize control on day one

Sohail Khan celebrated his Test return with a five-wicket haul as Pakistan bowled England out for 297 runs on the first day of the third Test in Birmingham.
3 August 2016

England, Pakistan players urge fans to check if they risk developing Diabetes 2

England and Pakistan players are urging fans to take time out to check whether they are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
3 August 2016

Off The Mark - How it all began for...Kate Cross

Kate Cross' cricketing journey started in the back garden and now via Heywood Cricket Club and Lancashire CC, she is an England international.
3 August 2016

Steven Finn to replace Ben Stokes for third Test

England have opted top pick fast bowler Steven Finn to replace the injured all-rounder Ben Stokes for the third Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston.
2 August 2016