The victorious India team with the trophy

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, SSC, 5th day

Mature India show the will to win

On a steaming Colombo day, victory did not come easily to India. But the team kept its focus, intensity and clarity of thought going, and reaped the benefits

Jack Brooks took five wickets as Somerset crumbled

Yorkshire v Somerset, LV= Championship, Division One, Headingley, 1st day

Brooks revels in Headingley hero status

Given that he was not a professional cricketer before he turned 25, Jack Brooks has already achieved more in his career than he probably ever imagined

Zafar Ansari worked through Derbyshire's top order

Surrey v Derbyshire, LV= Championship, Kia Oval, 1st day

Ansari presses his case for England call-up

On a rain-marred first day in which Surrey collected the first of the 15 points they require to guarantee promotion back to the top tier of the County Championship, they found themselves in a better position than their fielding deserved


Angus Robson presses out on the off side

Leicestershire v Gloucestershire, LV= Championship, Grace Road, 1st day

Robson finds value in bedraggled day

Leicestershire's opening batsman Angus Robson found value in a bedraggled day at Grace Road with his seventh half-century of the season


Rob Key clips into the leg side

Kent v Lancashire, LV= Championship, Canterbury, 1st day

Key hundred holds up Lancashire promotion push

Rob Key's first Championship century inside 16 months helped Kent prosper on the opening day of their LV= County Championship clash with Division Two leaders Lancashire in Canterbury


Muhammad Azharullah removed Gloucestershire's top three

Essex v Northants, LV= Championship, Division Two, Chelmsford, 1st day

Azharullah gives Northants the advantage

Azharullah captured three of the six wickets to fall as Essex ended a truncated opening day of the LV= County Championship Division Two match against Northamptonshire on 177 for 6 at Chelmsford


Ryan Pringle pulls

Durham v Hampshire, LV= Championship, Division One, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

McLaren shines on debut before Pringle fights back

Ryan McLaren marked his LV= County Championship debut for Hampshire with four wickets as they stepped up their bid to avoid relegation by dismissing Durham for 213 at Chester-le-Street