JOHANNESBURG, Jan 28: England bowled South Africa out for 274 runs on Monday to win the fourth test at The Wanderers by 191 runs and ensure an emphatic 3-1 series victory.

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 26: Quinton de Kock and Dwaine Pretorius provided some resistance on Sunday with a 79-run partnership but then both lost their wickets in quick succession before South Africa were dismissed for 183 in their first innings on the third day of the final test against England.

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 26: England all-rounder Ben Stokes was fined and given a demerit point by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday after a foul-mouthed row with a spectator on Friday in the test against South Africa.

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 25: Captain Joe Root and prodigy Ollie Pope both hit half centuries on Saturday and put together a 101-run partnership that took England to 300 for seven wickets at lunch on the second day of the fourth test against South Africa at The Wanderers.

PORT ELIZABETH, Jan 21: England have set the template for how they want to play test cricket by hitting a big score early that allows them to then dictate the game, said captain Joe Root after they won the third test against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Monday.

PORT ELIZABETH, Jan 17: Ben Stokes survived several scares but featured in a 76-run late afternoon partnership with Ollie Pope as England reached 224 for four wickets at close on the opening day of the third test against South Africa on Thursday.

SANDRINGHAM, England, Jan 14: Queen Elizabeth has reluctantly agreed to her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s wish for a more independent future after the British royal family held crisis talks on Monday to resolve a widening rift among the Windsors.

CAPE TOWN, Jan 6: James Anderson says a couple of days of hard test cricket has reminded him why he is in love with the game after claiming an England record 28th five-wicket haul in the second test against South Africa on day three at Newlands on Sunday.

MIDDLESBROUGH, Jan 6: Tottenham Hotspur needed a Lucas Moura equaliser to avoid an FA Cup third-round defeat at second tier Middlesbrough as Jose Mourinho’s stuttering side emerged with a 1-1 draw on Sunday.

CAPE TOWN, Jan 2: England paceman Jofra Archer may miss out on second test against South Africa after skipping bowling practice at Newlands on Wednesday.

CAPE TOWN, Jan 1: A buoyant South Africa will seek to drive home their advantage at a favourite venue as they host an England side facing a big selection question in the second test of the four-match series starting at Newlands on Friday.

PRETORIA, Dec 30: England won cricket’s World Cup in 2019 but in the test arena it proved 12 months of frustration for captain Joe Root as they began the year with defeat in the West Indies and ended it with a loss in Pretoria.

PRETORIA, Dec 29: A battling 77 not out from Rory Burns on Saturday gave England a fighting chance of improbable success as they need 255 more runs for victory in the first test against South Africa at Centurion Park.

PRETORIA, Dec 23: England will be looking to bring a heady year to a successful close in the opening test of their four-match series against South Africa, which starts on Boxing Day in Pretoria, but must beware a home side eager to revive their fortunes.

LONDON, Nov 15: Harry Kane scored a first half hat-trick as England booked their place in the finals of Euro 2020 as group winners with a crushing 7-0 victory over Montenegro at Wembley Stadium on Thursday.

ENGLAND, Sept 20:  England’s Ashes and World Cup bowler Jofra Archer and opening batsmen Rory Burns and Joe Denly are among a number of players to be awarded central contracts for the 2019-20 season, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Friday.

LONDON, Sept 17: The days of James Anderson and Stuart Broad spearheading England’s fast bowling attack are over, according to former captain Michael Vaughan.

LONDON, Sept 16: Matthew Wade’s defiant century proved in vain as England bowled Australia out for 263 to win the final test at The Oval by 135 runs on Sunday and ensure the first drawn Ashes series since 1972.

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LONDON, Sept 13: England were bowled out for 294 in the first innings of the fifth Ashes test at the Oval on Friday, with Australia’s Mitchell Marsh claiming his first test five-wicket haul to end the host’s chances of building a high score.

LEEDS, Aug 24: England batting coach Graham Thorpe said they will not give up hope of saving the third test against Australia, but a woeful batting display from the hosts on Friday left them with a mountain to climb to regain the Ashes.

LONDON, August 16:  England fought back on the third day in the second test of the Ashes on Friday, picking up three top order wickets before lunch at Lord’s to leave Australia at 80-4.

LONDON, August 16: Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon took three wickets each as Australia bowled out England for 258 and reached 30 for one in reply to take control of the second Ashes test at Lord’s on Thursday.

LONDON, Aug 15:  Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss and put England in to bat on the second day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s on Thursday.

LONDON, August 14: England captain Joe Root expects his side to fight back hard against Australia when the second Ashes test starts at Lord’s on Wednesday.

LONDON, Aug 6: Wayne Rooney will join Derby County in January from MLS side DC United, with the former England captain set to continue his playing career while working towards his goal of becoming a manager, the Championship club said on Tuesday.

BIRMINGHAM, August 6: England will have a lot of soul searching to do about their player selections as well as their tactics after they were thrashed in the opening Ashes test despite reducing Australia to 122-8 in the first innings.

London, August 6: Crystal Palace have signed former England and Chelsea centre back Gary Cahill on a free transfer ahead of the new season, the Premier League club have said.

SYDNEY, Aug 6: Those Australians who eschewed late nights in front of the television woke up on Tuesday to the news that their cricket team had achieved a thumping first Ashes test victory lauded as “A Win for the Ages” in local media.

BIRMINGHAM, August 4: Steve Smith’s unbeaten 46 helped Australia recover to 124-3 in their second innings before bad light stopped play with the tourists 34 runs ahead at the end of day three of the first Ashes test at Edgbaston.

BIRMINGHAM, Aug 3:  Rory Burns’ superb maiden test century and 57 from Joe Root put England in a strong position — 17 runs behind with six wickets in hand — going into day three of the first Ashes test against Australia, as their top order finally clicked.

BIRMINGHAM, August 1:  There were no handshakes as Australia won the toss and elected to bat in brightening conditions at Edgbaston as the Ashes series between England and Australia got underway in Birmingham on Thursday.

LONDON, July 30: England are still basking in the glow of an epic World Cup triumph but if anything can throw cold water over their memorable summer it would be a first home Ashes series loss to Australia for 18 years.

LONDON, July 27: Speedster Jofra Archer received his maiden call-up to the England test squad for the Ashes series opener against Australia while all-rounder Ben Stokes was reappointed Joe Root’s deputy on Saturday.

LONDON, July 27:  Ireland’s dream of pulling off one of the biggest shocks in the history of test cricket was shattered as they collapsed to 38 all out to lose by 143 runs to England at Lord’s on Friday.

LONDON, July 26: Australia have named the following 17-man squad for the five-test Ashes series against England, which begins at Edgbaston on Aug. 1.

MELBOURNE, July 24: The six years since James Pattison last bowled against England have been a soul-crushing treadmill of injuries, rehab and dashed expectations but the patched-up paceman is again daring to dream on the verge of the Ashes.

LONDON, July 15: England ended their 44-year wait for a maiden 50-overs World Cup title by beating a gutsy New Zealand side on boundaries after a tied Super Over amidst heart-stopping drama on Sunday.

LONDON, July 14: Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes led a controlled bowling display as an impressive England attack restricted New Zealand to a below-par 241 for eight wickets in the Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday.

BIRMINGHAM, July 11:  England stormed into the World Cup final with an eight-wicket victory over Australia at Edgbaston on Thursday after yet another century opening partnership from Jason Roy (85) and Jonny Bairstow (34).

LE HAVRE, June 15: England’s Jodie Taylor scored the only goal as they broke the deadlock against Argentina just past the hour to secure a 1-0 win and reach the last 16 at the women’s World Cup on Friday.

CARDIFF, June 8:  A superb 153 from Jason Roy and a big-hitting 64 from Jos Buttler fired England to their highest ever Cricket World Cup total as they posted 386-6 in their third match at this year’s tournament on Saturday.

LONDON, May 30: Half-centuries from four batsmen guided England to a challenging 311/8 against South Africa in the World Cup opener at The Oval in London on Thursday.

LONDON, May 25: England must first win the women’s World Cup before they can start a discussion on equal pay with their male counterparts, Lionesses forward Fran Kirby said.

LONDON, April 18: British shoppers ignored worries about an impending Brexit deadline and spent heavily in March, official data showed on Thursday, supporting the country’s sluggish economy while companies were cutting back on investment.

March 7: Every member of England women’s squad is made to feel valued and the sense of togetherness will stand the Lionesses in good stead at the World Cup later this year, defender Leah Williamson has said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The Royal College of England has conducted an MRCPCH exam for the pediatrics- first of its kind in Nepal. The exam held for the specialization after MD in pediatrics was earlier available only in Britain.

LONDON, Jan 1: Police picked up a group of 12 migrants found on a beach in southwestern England as top British officials met Monday to discuss the increasing numbers of people attempting to cross the English Channel from France to England.

COLOMBO, Nov 24: Sri Lanka made strong reply to England’s first innings total of 336 as Dimuth Karunaratne forged a 142-run partnership with Dhananjaya de Silva to guide the hosts to 183 for two at tea on the second day of the third and final test on Saturday.

COLOMBO, Nov 23: Jonny Bairstow hit a fluent 42 not out to guide England to 102 for two at lunch on the opening day of the third and final test against Sri Lanka on Friday.