Latest Cricket News Updates Latest news from (c) en-gb Sat 13 Apr 2024 Test by Test: Gary Ballance’s sudden rise and swift fall Test by Test: Gary Ballance’s sudden rise and swift fall Stats: England’s top order woes After conceding over 550 runs, England’s batting stumbled as they faltered to 30 for 4, before recovering somewhat to end the second day at 85 for 4 Ashes 2015: Joe Root century drive England to strong position A brilliant hundred from Joe Root helped England dominate the first day of the opening Ashes test in Cardiff. The hosts have put 343 for seven at stumps, courtesy of 134 from Joe Root. Ashes 2015 build up: A look at England's squad Amid all the hype, England have chosen their team for the first Test of Ashes 2015, which will be starting next week. As expected, there aren't too many surprises in the 13-man squad England secure big first innings lead England look all set to win the final Test after securing a massive first innings lead of 237 runs with still three wickets in hand. The men who engineered England’s fight back England put up a wonderful team effort to clinch the third Test at Southampton and thus square the five-match series 1-1. Here’s a look at the men who made England’s splendid comeback possible. 3rd Test at Southampton: Cook, Ballance put England in command A return of form for Alastair Cook and a 3rd Test century for Gary Ballance has England in a commanding position in the 3rd Test at Southampton Bhuvneshwar, Ballance keep Lord's Test poised A couple of late wickets got India back in the game as England slipped from a solid position of 211 for 4 to 219 for 6 by stumps on Day 2 at Lord’s.