Mark Nicholas

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Dale Steyn went from wild and erratic to accurate and aggressive, while all the time remaining fast and scary

The bogeyman returns to claim his record

Dale Steyn has put behind him the shoulder injury that kept him out of the game for two years and is ready to stake his claim as South Africa's greatest fast bowler

Virat Kohli gestures during his unbeaten half-century on Day 1

How Kohli is an example for Tim Paine's team

His passion and commitment are a lesson for all. He is the very model of a modern batsman when he needs to be and the best example of an ancient art when that skill is required

School children show their appreciation for Rangana Herath

Herath's goodbye, Root's hello

It was a less than memorable goodbye for a legend. For England's captain, it's all coming up roses

Ben Stokes was struck a painful blow while batting

How about Stokes at No. 3?

Selection for the first Test is tricky but England's ambition should be to embrace options rather than retreat to type