Joe Root's dominance, bowlers' all-round display headline England's big win over India to take 1-0 lead
Check out photos from the first Test between India and England which concluded in Chennai on Tuesday.
Highlights from the opening day of the four-Test series between India and England, which will go on to decide New Zealand’s opposition at the final of the inaugural World Test Championship later this year.
England ended on 263 for three after Dom Sibley fell to paceman Jasprit Bumrah for 87 in the final over of day one and stumps were called in Chennai.
Sibley and Buttler put on an unbeaten 75-run stand as England, who were struggling at 89-4, got to their target of 164 in an extended final session on the fourth day in Galle.
Kevin Pietersen shares email from Rahul Dravid on tackling spin, recommends it to England batsmen ahead of India Tests
Sharing the email sent to him by the Indian batting great in 2017, Pietersen urged the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to give it to struggling duo of Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley.
Sri Lanka vs England: Off-spinner Dom Bess' five-fer sees visitors gain upper hand on day 1 of first Test
Bess, who returned figures of 5-30, combined with paceman Stuart Broad, who took three wickets, as Sri Lanka were all out in two sessions as the two-Test series resumed in Galle after the original tour was aborted over the coronavirus in March.
The ECB announced the names of the first 18 players set to take part in The Hundred after its start was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The move by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) was not unexpected as Bairstow, 31, has played just one of the past 12 Test matches since the 2019 Ashes.
England, who enjoyed a three-wicket win in the first Test at Old Trafford earlier this month, remain 1-0 up in a three-match series ahead of Friday's finale, also at Southampton.
Masood reached 156 after almost eight hours at the crease to lift the tourists to 326, and the bowlers then tore through England's top order.
The England vs Pakistan series which will be held behind closed doors in a bio-secure environment will begin on 5 August at the Old Trafford in Manchester
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' brilliance, Windies' workload woes, where the Old Trafford Test was won and lost
England defeated West Indies by 113 runs in the Manchester Test to level the series 1-1, we assess where the tie was decided.
England vs West Indies: ‘Slow’ Dom Sibley just what this English team needed, says former captain Michael Vaughan
Sibley consumed 312 deliveries to bring up his second Test century, the slowest since Tamim Iqbal took an equal number of deliveries against Zimbabwe in 2014.
England vs West Indies: Ben Stokes, Dom Sibley slam tons as hosts seize advantage on Day 2 at Manchester
West Indies lost the wicket of opener John Campbell to end the day at 32/1 after England declared their innings at 469/9, with Ben Stokes top-scoring for the hosts with 176.
England vs West Indies: Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes rescue hosts after shaky start on Day 1 at Manchester
Opener Dom Sibley and all-rounder Ben Stokes were unbeaten on 86 and 59 respectively as England ended the day on a commanding score of 207/3 after being put in to bat by the West Indies.
England vs West Indies: Zak Crawley, Dom Sibley post fifties before Windies stage late fightback on Day 4 at Southampton
England stretched their lead to 170 at stumps on Day 4 with the scoreboard reading 284/8 after 104 overs, with Zak Crawley top-scoring for the hosts so far with 76.
England vs West Indies: Hosts manage 35/1 on rain-hit Day 1 as cricket returns to action after four-month hiatus
England stand-in captain Ben Stokes opted to bat after winning the toss, with players kneeling in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement as well as observing a minute's silence before start of play.
Sibley, nicknamed ‘The Fridge’ by teammates, has lost 12kg since experiencing a 'wake-up call' while in Sri Lanka earlier this year for the series that was aborted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
All-rounder Ben Stokes will lead England in the match, which will begin at the Ageas Bowl Southampton on Wednesday in a bio-secure environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic.