Andy Zaltzman

Stand-up comedian and a writer

Ben Stokes attacked from the outset

Spot the spurious stat

Find the one fact in this list that isn't unimpeachably true

Ben Stokes roars with delight having bowled Mark Craig

A Test match for the kids

The Lord's Test was many things. Among them, it was useful for educating the next generation in the delights of Test cricket

The scoreboard spells out James Anderson and Stuart Broad's dominance

Can New Zealand inspire a new England?

The teams visiting England this summer hold the blueprints for rapidly returning from the depths of underachievement. Cook & Co will hope to sneak a peek

Kevin Pietersen walks back after being bowled

It's KP's fault

The facts show he was terribly ineffective in the six Tests of their last 12 that England ought to have won

Fireworks go off as Ireland celebrate a wicket

The Zaltzmeister

Common sense 1, Logistics 0

A tweak here, a tweak there and voilĂ  - a better World Cup for all

Hot work: Joe Root heads off with an unbeaten hundred

You go, Joe

And the second question in our pulsating, if glacially slow, quiz on England's series in the West Indies

Jason Holder leaves the field beaming after his maiden Test century saved the match

In praise of Jase

And a quiz on how best England's performance in the West Indies can be described

Michael Clarke and Brendon McCullum wish each other the best before the big final

What We Have Learned

Never lose your captain for a duck

And other lessons from the World Cup - specifically from the final

James Faulkner sent Corey Anderson back without scoring

Aus v NZ, Final, MCG

New Zealand drown in duck nightmare

Too many ducks spoil the, innings? New Zealand's challenge was hampered by too many of their batsman failing to trouble the scorer. A record they could have done without on the biggest stage