Jarrod Kimber

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Kaushal Silva trudges back after falling lbw for 16

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 5th day

Facts conspire against Sri Lanka

Some may believe they were victims of misfortune but the truth is Sri Lanka's defeat was at least partly self-inflicted, not the result of a conspiracy

Alex Hales rode his luck after resuming his innings on the fourth day

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 4th day

A not-quite-perfect special-sort-of day

Amid the rainfall and the disappointment of seeing Alex Hales miss out on a maiden Test hundred, there was still a bit of the Lord's magic

Jonny Bairstow dropped an chance early in Sri Lanka's innings

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Bairstow's tatty glovework tells a tale of a neglected skill

Jonny Bairstow has gloriously fast hands when it comes to being one of the world's most in-form batsmen. But they deserted him in his wicketkeeping duties, and it's not entirely his fault

Moeen Ali poses for a selfie with a spectator

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

And on the third day, Test cricket rose again

Sri Lanka have been so poor, they might have mistaken for harbingers of Test cricket's doom. But the maligned sport just keeps grinding along

Chris Woakes induced a thin edge behind from Angelo Mathews

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day

Leaden Mathews leads SL nowhere

Far from a towering, inspiring, regal presence, Angelo Mathews just stood and watched as England steamrolled his side once again

James Anderson was again too much for Dasun Shanaka to handle

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Artful Anderson paints a Headingley masterpiece at last

James Anderson's status as a great fast bowler may be a matter for endless debate, but there's no question of the beauty of his very best performances

Angelo Mathews has plenty on his plate

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley, 2nd day

The task gets trickier for Angelo

The Sri Lankan captain has the skill to stand up to England's bowlers, so why did he not use a review? Whatever the situation, it was surely worth it

Charlotte Edwards at the launch of a new sponsorship deal

England news

A cricketer who changed the game

Charlotte Edwards started when women's cricket was in another era, and shepherded, not just the English team, but the entire game, into this new exciting present

Darren Sammy and Carlos Brathwaite celebrate West Indies' win with the rest of the team

How Carlos Brathwaite became a star

He wanted to be able to do what his team wanted him to do. At the World T20 final, that meant backing himself to hit the sixes he had practised all tournament

West Indies were outrageous with their celebrations after finishing an outrageous match

England v West Indies, World T20 2016 final, Kolkata

They came, they rallied, they won

The ills of West Indies cricket may not be solved overnight, but the victorious teams - men, women and the U-19s - have brought much joy and no little flair