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Joe Root drives off the back foot on the second morning

England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Old Trafford

Root 254 hands England total control

Joe Root, having put his Test summer back on course on the opening day of the Old Trafford Test, extended his virtuoso performance past 200 on the second as England sought to pile up an impregnable first innings score against Pakistan

Alastair Cook raised three figures during the afternoon

England v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Old Trafford

Cook and Root restate basic values with twin tons

Alastair Cook and Joe Root restored England's equilibrium after defeat at Lord's with immaculate hundreds on a flawless pitch on the opening day of the Old Trafford Test

Imran Tahir celebrates a seven-wicket haul

Nottinghamshire v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Tahir's whirlwind denies Trescothick his final prize

Marcus Trescothick's marathon double century delighted Somerset, but he failed to bat through an innings for the first time as he was last out during a whirlwingdseven-wicket spell from Imran Tahir

Marcus Trescothick flays through the covers

Notts v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div One, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Trescothick equals Gimblett record, ploughs ever on

Marcus Trescothick has taken his place alongside Harold Gimblett as Somerset's most prolific century-maker in first-class cricket

Steven Mullaney's 78 underpinned Nottinghamshire

Notts v Somerset, Specsavers Championship Div One, Trent Bridge, 1st day

Mullaney ignores distractions to set up Notts

On a somnolent summer's day at Trent Bridge, Steven Mullaney's concentration remained unimpaired from first ball to last

Marcus Trescothick moved within one hundred of Harold Gimblett

Somerset v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Taunton, 3rd day

Somerset's old seafarers scupper Middlesex

Marcus Trescothick moved within one hundred of Harold Gimblett and as Peter Trego added his own century, Somerset made Middlesex fight all the way at Taunton

James Fuller made his highest first-class score

Somerset v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Taunton, 2nd day

Allenby's best day still not good enough for Somerset

Good days have been few and far in the last season and a half, but against Middlesex Jim Allenby had something to savour - at least until James Harris and James Fuller intervened

Adil Rashid struck after a lengthy rain delay

Derbyshire v Yorkshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Derby

Rashid to the fore as Yorkshire cling on

Yorkshire's NatWest Blast hopes still hang by a thread - and the margins are getting tighter -victory by one run in a match that was Derbyshire's for the taking

Gary Ballance drives during his century

England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Lord's

Ballance injury scare ahead of first Test

Gary Ballance's Test recall is in doubt because of a groin injury which caused him to miss Yorkshire's NatWest T20 Blast tie in Derby on Sunday