In ducked the ball into Jonathan Trott’s pads and up went the crooked finger of Billy Bowden. Trott dallied briefly to talk to his captain just in case there was scope for a review. It must have been a difficult moment for Alastair Cook.
England’s away series against Pakistan next winter remains in the balance as the International Cricket Council awaits a satisfactory explanation from the host broadcaster, Ten Sports, over its involvement in cricket’s so-called rebel movement.
For one England batsman the return journey is complete.
James Anderson spares England's blushes in one magnificent morning.
Former England wicketkeeper Warren Hegg talks up Jos Buttler's credentials to HITC Sport as he endeavours to fill Matt Prior's boots.
The Tottenham Hotspur striker is up for the player of the year award.
Aymeric Laporte has teamed up with Jorge Mendes, fuelling speculation that he could be on the move this summer.
Former England wicketkeeper Warren Hegg has been discussing Jos Buttler's development and Test breakthrough with HITC Sport.
Tentatively at first, but with increasing certainty and confidence, Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott added 74 for the first England wicket in the 26 overs’ batting they had before the light finally closed in: the first steps perhaps towards the renaissance of both.
One game into his return to the County Championship and Kevin Pietersen’s case for an international recall has not exactly moved forward.
On Thursday in a new concrete bowl 25km outside of Pune a motley collection of young English cricketers, under the leadership of Eoin Morgan, take on a much more experienced India team still smarting from their Test-series defeat. This may have passed you by.
Hashim Amla made the shock decision to resign as South Africa Test captain following the drawn second Test with England in Cape Town on Wednesday, citing his belief that he will be of greater value to the world’s No1 side as a senior player.
An Indian schoolboy has made headlines after becoming the first batsman to score 1,000 runs in an innings in an officially recorded match.
Alastair Cook is 31 on Christmas Day and, while his double dose of festivities will be tempered by the tedium of a training session and a press conference before the first Test with South Africa in Durban, the England captain will at least be free of any anxiety over his own form and that of his fellow batsmen.
Alastair Cook goes into the Boxing Day Test against South Africa wary of the wounded animal that is the world’s No1 side; England, he claims, remain underdogs for the series and will relish the licence that gives them to throw a few punches.
Andy Walker believes Rangers need experience in January.
Johnson Charles failed to reach a ton but his 97 helped the West Indians to a victory they did their utmost to avoid.
Alastair Cook touches down in South Africa on Friday with the sense his England side have a good chance to overturn the world’s No1 Test team in their own backyard despite leaving one of their most experienced batsman back at home.
Most of the questions surrounding the England cricket squad relate to Kevin Pietersen's re-integration, but more vital will be how a new opening partnership fares.
Alastair Cook may have played a more abject shot in his Test career than the one that resulted in his first-innings dismissal on Friday, but it is hard to think of one off-hand.
For the second week running at England nets a bowl-off was held, with Jake Ball and Chris Woakes both steaming in at Durham’s blustery Riverside ground hoping to catch the eye of both captain and head coach before Friday’s second Test with Sri Lanka.
Alastair Cook says he would like nothing more than to wipe off the 36 runs he needs to become the first Englishman past 10,000 in Test cricket, if only to get people talking about something different.