Cricket News sort by James Michael Anderson

A terrific second hundred from Ajinkya Rahane took India to a respectable total of 290 for 9 on the opening day’s play at Lord’s.

James Anderson’s flamboyant 81 was the highest score by a number 11 batsman in Test for England.

The first Test at Trent Bridge is heading towards a draw with the Indian top order putting on a solid show

Sri Lanka tour of England: England Vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Live Scores at London, Jun 12, 2014.Match scheduled to begin at 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT)

Sri Lanka tour of England: England Vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI Live Scores at Birmingham, Jun 03, 2014.Match scheduled to begin at 14:00 local time (13:00 GMT)

The scoreline of 3-0 in favour of England after four Ashes Tests suggests that they have dominated the series. Indeed they have, but the most amazing part of England’s performance has been the manner in which they have fought back in each and every game after being under immense pressure.

The opening Ashes Test at Nottingham ended in a thrilling fashion with hosts England prevailing by a tiny margin of 14 runs. Australia had no chance going into the final day with 147 runs to win with only four wickets in hand.

Australia down and out at 117 for 9 in reply to England’s 215 made a stunning recovery to end up with a slender lead. The tourists then made inroads before England saw off Day 2 crawling to 80 for 2 in 43 overs with an overall lead of 15 runs.

Hosts England entered into the Finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 after a cakewalk victory over the Proteas who yet again choked in a major tournament. It was a disastrous batting show from South Africa that turned the big Semi-Final in a one-sided affair.