Reigning county champions Essex extended their red-ball dominance after edging the first in what could be a new tradition of first-class season deciders for English counties.
James Anderson insisted on Monday he was still hungry to play Test cricket after speculation the England great was considering retirement.
Darren Gough says Dom Sibley proved he could play spin after scoring freely against R Ashwin in county game
Playing for Warwickshire, Sibley had scored an unbeaten 215 against Nottinghamshire last year with premier India off-spinner Ashwin being among the opposition bowlers.
England vs West Indies: Ben Stokes says it's a huge honour to lead hosts, even if for a solitary game
England vice-captain Ben Stokes is set to take over the leadership role from Joe Root for the first Test against West Indies at Southampton starting 8 July.
Pakistan captain Azhar Ali said that while England's bowling unit remained top-notch on home turf, their batting order has looked fragile post-Alastair Cook's retirement, a factor that could work to the visitors' advantage.
Andrew Strauss wanted Kevin Pietersen to know Tests were more important than IPL, admits to poor handling of KP saga
Strauss and Pietersen had a major fallout due to their difference of opinion with regards to ECB policy on IPL.
Cook believes it is better to call off the championship this season because a shortened campaign would not be meaningful
Former England skipper Alastair Cook, ex-West Indies team manager Ricky Skerritt appointed to MCC's World Cricket Committee
Cook and Skerritt have accepted the Club's invitation to join the committee, which meets twice a year to discuss the most important issues concerning the game and acts as an independent voice in world cricket.
Best of 2010s: Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Lasith Malinga, AB de Villiers dominate Test, ODI, T20I teams of the decade
Firstpost writers take up the difficult task of picking the top-performers in Tests, ODIs and T20Is from the decade gone by. Further, they provide reasonings for their choices (not that that is going to stop the debates!).
Ricky Ponting names Virat Kohli as captain of his Test team of the decade, picks four England players
Kohli has already amassed 70 international hundreds and is only behind Ponting (71) and Sachin Tendulkar (100).
Australia vs Pakistan: David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne frustrate visitors with 294-run stand on Day 1
While Australia stuck with the same XI that won the series opener, Pakistan made three changes in a bid to end a losing streak in tests down under that dates back to 1995
New Zealand vs England: Struggling Joe Root confident of finding batting form in second Test at Hamilton
England were bowled out for 353 and then 197 with Root contributing scores of two and 11 at Bay Oval, his worst return in a test since he took over the captaincy in early 2017
Alastair Cook claims David Warner admitted using hand strapping to accelerate deterioration of ball in first-class match
On the Australians using sandpaper to tamper with the ball during the infamous Cape Town Test in March 2018, Alastair Cook said Steve Smith's team had gone too far.
Ashes 2019: Ian Botham's cult classic to Kevin Pietersen's Oval epic, a look at most memorable knocks in cricket's oldest rivalry
After Ben Stokes' scintillating knock at Headingley helped England level the Ashes, we revisit some of the greatest batting performances in cricket's oldest rivalry.
Ashes 2019: Nail-biting finish at Edgbaston, spectacular English collapse in Adelaide and other memorable encounters between old rivals this millennium
From England's nail-biting victory at Edgbaston in 2005 to Australia's memorable victory in the first-ever day-night Ashes match 12 years later, we revisit some of the most memorable encounters between the two sides from this millennium.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: England's date with destiny result of ODI cricket taking precedence over Ashes
Even before the World Cup started, this was England's best-ever chance to win a World Cup. With one game to go, that is even truer.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Settled England have 'outstanding chance' to lift trophy, feels former skipper Alastair Cook
Eoin Morgan’s top-ranked England side enter the tournament as one of the most consistent teams in the format and their quest for a first 50-overs title begins against South Africa at The Oval on 30 May.
Former Windies captain Clive Lloyd says winning first World Cup in front of large West Indian contingent was quite exciting
Clive Lloyd was in London on Tuesday at an event marking 100 days until the start of the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.
Former England cricketers Alastair Cook, Graeme Swann back top-ranked Eoin Morgan and Co to lift World Cup
Alastair Cook believes England can end decades of World Cup disappointment with a triumph on home soil this year.
West Indies vs England: Opener Joe Denly eager to stake claim for Ashes with good show in third Test
Joe Denly replaced the misfiring Keaton Jennings at the top of the order for the second Test at Antigua and made scores of six and 17 on debut in England’s 10-wicket defeat as the tourists went 2-0 down in the three-match series.