Alastair Cook’s 32nd Test hundred underpinned England’s fightback to end 135 runs adrift after day two of the fourth Ashes Test.
James Anderson’s first five-for in 15 Tests in Australia helped set up a last-day thriller in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
Whatever the fortunes of their team, the Australians never let the standard of sledging slip.
Joe Root says that their 10-wicket defeat to Australia in the first Test was not a true reflection of his side’s performance.
Steve Smith’s anchoring 326-ball 141* propelled Australia to 328 as they took a brief lead on day three of the Gabba Test.
Steve Smith en route to prove that stats don’t lie as he brings his side back into the game after a top-order collapse.
England are planning their Ashes campaign on the assumption that Ben Stokes will not be with them.
Watch a comparison between the England Test captain and the Australia Test captain ahead of the Ashes which kicks off on 23 November.
England captain, Joe Root, says he is well aware of the threat that Vernon Philander poses for the fourth Test at Old Trafford.
Joe Root sprung to his side’s defence after former England captain Michael Vaughan’s brutal comments about the England batting collapse.
Joe Root raced to a 40-ball 50, despite the Proteas’ quick start toppling England’s openers as the hosts go to lunch on day two at 85-2.
Joe Root was ecstatic about his performance, which saw him become the sixth England skipper to score a ton on his captaincy debut.
The Proteas and England both enter unchartered waters in the first Test as new skippers lead the respective sides. Who will emerge victorious?
Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff believes England have the best team in world cricket and tips the hosts to beat the Proteas in the Test series.
Joe Root has picked Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers in his all-time XI.