With their 2-0 trans-Tasman series win and faultless party-pooping effort in Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum’s farewell Test, Australia now find themselves on top of the ICC rankings, claiming back a title they’ve held for just three months out of the previous five years.
Shane Warne has been bitten by an anaconda after plunging head first into a tank of snakes on the reality television show I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here.
Root scores another brilliant 100 making his Sports Personality of the Year omission seem even more bizarre.
Alastair Cook has warned cricket’s lawmakers not to become “too PC” following reports that the game is about to experiment with sin-bins to counter bad behaviour. England’s Test captain also said he thought the professional game had become “a lot quieter” in recent years because of stump mics and an increase in TV cameras.
“We want to wrap it up in the next game, put this series to bed and hopefully go for a 5-0.”
England triumphed over South Africa 2-1 without being triumphant.
The Shane Warne Foundation has announced it will close days after the Australian cricketer declared it had “nothing to hide” amid a Victorian government probe into the financial and reporting practices of the charity.
Stuart Broad’s six-wicket annihilation of South Africa has propelled him to No1 in the Test rankings for the first time, drawing praise from Trevor Bayliss.
Leeds have reportedly made a new bid for Norwich forward Kyle Lafferty.
A round up of the latest sports stories across all the mainstream sports.
An India World Cup campaign underpinned by ruthlessness and adventure ended with the ashen taste of defeat at the Sydney Cricket Ground, in front of a crowd who had made this most historic of Australian venues seem like Little India.
Stuart Broad looks odds on to miss the third Test match between India and England which starts next week.
Moeen Ali revealed that the embarrassment that followed his dismissal to Yasir Shah in the first Test at Lord’s was the catalyst for his current purple patch with the bat, culminating in the almighty six off the Pakistan leg-spinner that brought up his third Test hundred.
It is possible to demonstrate what a phenomenon Joe Root has become by churning out the figures (and we’ll have a go at that later on). But there is another way, which is to use our eyes.
Test Match 3: Beyond the Traffordome. This time it's personnel.
With Pakistan looking to draw level in the ODI series against South Africa & West Indies taking on India in the 1st Test at Kolkatta, fans rejoiced.
BT Sport has announced the addition of Michael Vaughan and Kevin Pietersen to their punditry team for the Australia v South Africa Test series next month. The two former England Test captains are joined by Graeme Swann, the former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, the BBC commentator Alison Mitchell and Radio 1’s Greg James as the anchor.
There was nothing that could have been done to save Phillip Hughes after he was hit in the neck by a ball as he batted in a Sheffield Shield match two years ago, a coronial inquest into his death has heard.
The man in the Hampshire tie in the Robin Smith Bar had a quizzical air about him. “The thing is,” he confided in subdued tones, as if addressing his physician, “I have never seen Ben Stokes bat. So I want to see him do well, but not too well, if you get my drift.”