The 2,000 Test match got off to a rain-disrupted start at Lord's Thursday with England battling to 127 for two wickets by the close after being put into bat by India.
Ian Bell continued his excellent form with the bat as his quick fire century put England in command going into the last day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka the Rose Bowl.
Sri Lanka have booked their place in the semifinals of the Cricket World Cup with an emphatic 10-wicket win over England in Colombo.
England produced a stunning comeback at the Cricket World Cup on Sunday to beat South Africa by six runs in a dramatic encounter in Chennai, India.
India and England tied one of the most extraordinary matches in World Cup cricket history in Bangalore Sunday.
England's cricketers have won a Test series in Australia for the first time in 24 years to complete an historic defense of the Ashes trophy.
England took a giant stride towards retaining the Ashes after bowling out Australia for a paltry 98 and then establishing a 59-run first innings lead by the close of the first day of the fourth Test in Melbourne.
Australia are poised to win the third Test and level the Ashes series after England slumped to 81 for five wickets by stumps on the third day in Perth, chasing 391 for victory.
Lie-detector tests could be used in a bid to stamp out corruption in cricket, an advisory committee of the sport's rule-making body announced on Wednesday.
Records tumbled as England saved the first Test match against Australia at Brisbane on Monday by scoring an enormous 517-1, meaning the tourists go into the next contest with the psychological advantage.
England cricket captain Andrew Strauss insists his side will take no chances on the final day of the opening Ashes Test in Australia after helping bat his side back into the match.
Ricky Ponting hopes memories of last year's Ashes defeat to England will spur Australia on when the latest series begins in Brisbane on Thursday.
England cricket captain Andrew Strauss says he is "very confident" that his side can retain the Ashes as they embark on a three-month tour of Australia.
Spin-bowler Monty Panesar has earned a recall to England's Test cricket squad for the Ashes series against Australia, due to begin on November 25 in Brisbane.
An inspired Pakistan beat England by 38 runs in a one-day international at Lord's Monday overshadowed by an increasingly bitter row over match fixing claims.
Andrew Strauss made an unbeaten half century to help his side to a Test victory over Pakistan and secure an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
Fast bowler Steven Finn took five wickets as England decimated Bangladesh's batting order in just one session to wrap up a series whitewash at Manchester.
Captain Graeme Smith survived a controversial referral decision to keep South Africa in charge of the fourth and final Test against England in Johannesburg on Friday.
South Africa took three late wickets on day four of the third Test against England to put themselves in a strong position to level the series when they resume on Thursday at Newlands.
England reached 103 for just the loss of captain Andrew Strauss in reply to South Africa's 343 on the second day of the second cricket Test in Durban, which was again shortened due to bad light.
Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott shared an unbroken 63-run second wicket stand as England made a solid start in reply to South Africa's 418 all out on the second day of the first Test at Centurion on Thursday.
Eoin Morgan steered England to a surprise six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their opening Champions Trophy match in Johannesburg on Friday.
England's attempt to regain the Ashes for the first time since 2005 remained in good shape at the end of play on the third day of the fifth and final Test, after Australia were left on 80-0 in their second innings, chasing a lead of 466.
England dominated the morning session on day three of the fifth and final Ashes Test match against Australia, making 157-4 to put the series' hosts in the driving seat of the deciding clash with a lead of 329.
England stuttered to 307 for eight wickets on the first day of the fifth and deciding Ashes Test at The Oval as Australia dominated the final two sessions on Thursday.
Ahead of the fifth and final Ashes Test starting on Thursday, former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan has hit out at the game's administrators for scheduling too many matches throughout the year.
England are heading for a humiliating defeat in the fourth Ashes Test at Headingley after crumbling to 82 for five wickets in their second innings by the close of the second day.
England will make a late decision on Andrew Flintoff's fitness on the morning of the fourth Ashes Test against Australia in Leeds, with both teams troubled by injuries.
England captain Andrew Strauss expects Andrew Flintoff to be fit for the third Ashes Test against Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday.
England continued to dominate the second Ashes Test against Australia after building a 521-run lead with four wickets remaining when rain halted play late on the third day at Lord's.
England captain Andrew Strauss made a superb unbeaten century but saw his side fritter away their advantage in the final session of the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's.
Australia's Record Wicket Taker, Shane Warne talks to CNN ahead of the start of the 2009 Ashes.
England pulled off a great escape on the final day of the opening Ashes Test against Australia, with tailenders James Anderson and Monty Panesar earning an unlikely draw in Cardiff.
2005. Four simple digits that used to shimmer above English cricket like a halo and now threaten to weigh it down like a yoke.
Ashes-winning England captain Michael Vaughan quit all forms of professional cricket with immediate effect on Tuesday -- and then backed his colleagues to triumph in the forthcoming series against Australia.
England wrapped up a 10-wicket victory over the West Indies on the third day of the first Test against the West Indies despite encountering stiff resistance from Denesh Ramdin and Brendan Nash.
Sachin Tendulkar was unbeaten on 70 as India closed the second day of the first Test against New Zealand in Hamilton in a strong position.
England captain Andrew Strauss defended the timing of his team's declaration on the last day of the final Test as the tourists fell agonisingly short of victory once again.
Captain Andrew Strauss struck his 17th Test hundred, and third in consecutive matches, as England dominated the opening day of the fifth and final Test against West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval, Trinidad -- a match they have to win to avoid a series defeat.
Ravi Bopara struck a maiden Test century as England gained control on the second day of the fourth Test against the West Indies with their highest score for five-and-a-half years at the Kensington Oval, Barbados.
Captain Andrew Strauss struck his 16th Test hundred to put in England in control of their must-win fourth Test against West Indies in Barbados on Thursday.
England failed in their race against time to dismiss West Indies as the third Test ended in a nailbiting draw at the Antigua Recreation Ground.
Captain Andrew Strauss hit his 15th Test hundred as England took control of the hastily-arranged third cricket Test in Antigua on Sunday.
Andrew Strauss has been appointed as captain for all forms of the game for England's tour of the West Indies later this month.
New captain Andrew Strauss is hoping to unite the England squad once again following the public fall from grace of Kevin Pietersen.
India batsman Virender Sehwag delivered an explosive display to threaten England's hopes of an opening Test victory on the fourth day in Chennai and threaten to overshadow a history-making performance from Andrew Strauss.
An undefeated fourth wicket stand of 129 between Andrew Strauss and Paul Collingwood left England in total command after the third day of the opening Test against India in Chennai.
In the shadow of a heavy security presence including pitchside commandos and snipers on the grandstands, the first Test between India and England commenced Thursday in Chennai with a minute's silence for the victims of last month's terror atrocities in Mumbai.
A battling century from Andrew Strauss backed up by solid contributions down the order lifted England to a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the second Test at a blustery Old Trafford on Monday.
England opener Andrew Strauss continued his good form against New Zealand -- but the loss of late wickets handed the tourists the initiative in the second Test at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Ryan Sidebottom took all four New Zealand wickets to fall on the second day of the opening Test at Lord's on Friday to leave England in a commanding position.
England went on a batting go slow on the third day of the first Test against New Zealand in Hamilton, closing on 286 for six wickets, still 184 runs adrift of the home side's first innings total.
Andrew Strauss is back in England's squad for the tour to New Zealand but there is no place for wicket-keeper Matt Prior in either the Test or one-day parties.
England opener Andrew Strauss has been dropped for the upcoming three-Test tour of Sri Lanka.
EngIand will need to score a Test record 500 to beat India in the third and final Test at The Oval after an intriguing fourth day's play.
Andrew Strauss narrowly failed to score his first Test century in almost a year on Thursday, on the first day of the first Test against India at Lord's where England reached 268 for four at the close.
England won the toss and elected to bat in their critical World Cup Super Eights match against Australia at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Sunday.
Paul Collingwood made a century and took two wickets as England beat New Zealand by 14 runs in Brisbane, to qualify for the finals of the tri-nations one-day series.
Ashley Giles has been included in England's 30-man provisional squad for this year's one-day cricket World Cup in the West Indies, but veteran paceman Darren Gough has been left out after failing a fitness test.
Opener Alastair Cook hit an unbeaten century for England, who enjoyed a valuable day of batting practice before the third Ashes test, in their drawn tour match against Western Australia in Perth on Sunday.
Australia beat England by six wickets with 19 balls to spare on an extraordinary final day to win the second Test and take a 2-0 lead in the Ashes series on Tuesday.
England lost three wickets in the last hour before stumps to crash to 53 for three in reply to Australia's commanding 602-9 declared on the second day of the first Ashes test on Friday.
Andrew Flintoff will lead England's Ashes defence in Australia later this year after being named as captain when the 16-man squad was announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
Mohammad Yousuf added to his already-impressive collection of English centuries to leave Pakistan in a powerful position after a curtailed second day of the fourth and final test at The Oval on Friday.
Andrew Strauss will remain as captain for the remainder of England's Test series against Pakistan, as Andrew Flintoff prepares to have ankle surgery this week.
Andrew Strauss scored a century in his first match as England captain as his team made 258 for seven in their second innings on the fourth day of the first test against Pakistan at Lord's.
Opener Andrew Strauss has been named as England's caretaker captain for the first Test against Pakistan while Andrew Flintoff recovers from a heel injury.
Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene completed his 14th Test century and his second at Lord's to prolong the first Test against England into the final day.
Marcus Trescothick marked his return to international cricket with a hundred as England established a promising position on the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's.
Stand-in captain Andrew Strauss made 74 to guide England to a five-wicket victory over India in the sixth and penultimate one-dayer in Jamshedpur on Wednesday.
Four wickets from England paceman James Anderson helped dismiss India for 279 on the third day of the third Test in Mumbai.
An aggressive century from Andrew Strauss guided England to a commanding 272 for three at the close on the opening day of the third and final Test against India.
Kevin Pietersen hit a brisk 64 to help England recover to 163 for four on a rain-hit opening day of the second Test against India on Thursday.
Debutant Liam Plunkett took three wickets as England scored their first major victory of the Pakistan tour with a 42-run win in the opening one-day international.
Uncapped batsman Alastair Cook could make his England debut in the third Test against Pakistan after it was confirmed that opener Andrew Strauss will be flying home.
Australia's hold on the Ashes slipped yet further after a frustrating Sunday's play at The Oval for cricket's former all-conquering team.
Australian Test legend Shane Warne wove his magic on the opening day of the fifth and final Ashes Test against England at The Oval on Thursday.
Michael Vaughan's England ended a rain-affected first day of the fourth Ashes test on 229 for four following another flawed display by Australia on Thursday.
Opener Andrew Strauss scored his maiden Ashes hundred before England declared Sunday at 280 for six, setting Australia a massive target of 423 runs to win the third Test at Old Trafford.
England and world champions Australia completed an extraordinary finish to tie their triangular series one-day final at Lord's.
Andrew Strauss made 98 and Andrew Flintoff took four wickets as England swept past Bangladesh with five wickets to spare in Sunday's triangular series one-dayer at Headingley, to set up a final against Australia.
Recalled Andre Nel tipped the fifth Test South Africa's way by claiming the key wicket of Andrew Strauss to leave England at 114 for four when bad light ended the third day at Centurion Park.
England's Andrew Strauss scored his third century of the series but Makhaya Ntini struck twice before the close to earn South Africa a share of the honours on the first day of the fourth test.
Jacques Kallis scored his 19th test century to inspire South Africa's bowlers on the second day of the third test against England in Cape Town.
England openers Marcus Trescothick and Andrew Strauss both hit centuries to haul their team back into contention on the third day of the second test against South Africa in Durban.
Shaun Pollock took four wickets as England crashed to their lowest total in four years on the first day of the second Test against South Africa on Sunday.
England clinched a record eighth consecutive test victory by beating South Africa by seven wickets in the first test in Port Elizabeth.
Andrew Strauss hit his third test century as England moved to within 110 runs of South Africa's 337 all out, with only one wicket down, on the second day of the first test in Port Elizabeth.
England and Sri Lanka must return to the Rose Bowl on Saturday to complete their Champions Trophy Group D decider after persistent rain meant only 32 overs were bowled on Friday.
Andrew Strauss and Robert Key lit up Lord's Thursday with dazzling centuries as England cracked a commanding 391 for two against the West Indies in the first cricket test.
West Indies cruised to a seven-wicket one-day international win against England at Trent Bridge on Sunday.
England lost openers Andrew Strauss and Marcus Trescothick in reaching 23, as they chased a target of 284 to win the third test against New Zealand at Trent Bridge.
A seventh century from Stephen Fleming spurred New Zealand to 295 for four at stumps on day one of the third Test at Trent Bridge but two wickets in two balls from Steve Harmison late on kept England in the hunt.
England took the last three wickets for no runs as New Zealand were dismissed for 409 in the second test at Headingley.
English cricket was shaken up on and off the field on Thursday as former national team captain Nasser Hussain retired from the sport and Tim Lamb quit as chief executive of the England and Wales Cricket Board.
England batsman Nasser Hussain could quit the Test arena after guiding his side to a seven-wicket victory in the first test against New Zealand at Lord's.
Former captain Nasser Hussain stroked his 14th test century to lift England to a seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first test at Lord's on Monday.
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