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Together they fall

Jul 23, 2014: England rose to No. 1 in the rankings with a machine-like efficiency but the signs of an impending breakdown were quickly apparent

Jarrod Kimber

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Anderson shines in era of the No. 11

Jul 12, 2014: There are few endeavors as silly as No. 11s batting. Anderson's innings was another piece of history for cricket's most comical and undervalued batting position

Jarrod Kimber at Trent Bridge

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

The pearl and the bank clerk

Jun 24, 2014: The stories of Shaminda Eranga and Rangana Herath sum up the Sri Lanka team, an under-prepared, under-financed group who refused to be beaten by England

Jarrod Kimber at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

England's comedy of errors

Jun 23, 2014: It was not hard to spot England's mistakes on a day when they even ran out of stupid ideas

Jarrod Kimber at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Pradeep makes his stand

Jun 16, 2014: Sri Lanka were left relying on the unlikeliest of heroes as a dramatic last hour drew to its conclusion

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Sri Lanka's brothers in arms

Jun 14, 2014: The hug Kumar Sangakkara received from Mahela Jayawardene after completing a century at Lord's was just another chapter in their bromance

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 4th day

Standing in the shadows of giants

Feb 15, 2014: Without the coach who took them to No. 1 and the allrounder who made them great, South Africa are trying to surf into a tidal wave

Jarrod Kimber

South Africa v Australia, 1st Test, Centurion, 1st day

More bust than boom

Feb 12, 2014: Proper cricket fans would have enjoyed Shaun Marsh's doggedness and Steven Smith's strokeplay - pity there were too few in the ground

Jarrod Kimber in Centurion

Tell the administrators you're watching them

Jan 18, 2014: International cricket's top three seem to be planning a hostile takeover of the game. Do you want to stop them?

Jarrod Kimber

The Ashes 2013-14

England's road to hell

Jan 5, 2014: At the end, as their coach vowed to get more intense and controlling, England's players drifted round the SCG like broken machines

Jarrod Kimber at the SCG

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 1st day

Trying to turn six into No. 1

Jan 3, 2014: Australia's top order has been bailed out time and again by Brad Haddin - but they will need to do better if they are going to top the rankings

Jarrod Kimber at the SCG

Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 4th day

Where it all didn't go wrong for Australia

Dec 29, 2013: So much has clicked for Michael Clarke and his players, even on the occasions when things briefly looked like they might go right for England instead

Jarrod Kimber at the MCG

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 5th day

All calm in Johnson's slipstream

Dec 9, 2013: Somehow, in 88 days, the Ashes flipped around. Even the Barmy Army's Mitchell Johnson song doesn't make sense any more

Jarrod Kimber at Adelaide Oval

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 4th day

Mighty young Joe

Dec 8, 2013: He stood up to Mitchell Johnson and showed the fight England and their fans needed. Joe Root was the boy who wouldn't back down

Jarrod Kimber at Adelaide Oval

Australia v England, 2nd Test, Adelaide, 3rd day

From outcast to beast

Dec 7, 2013: Mitchell Johnson may not be a gigantic, horned, fire-breathing dragon with seven heads - but he could not have done much more damage if he were

Jarrod Kimber at Adelaide Oval

Lost white hope

Sep 7, 2013: Once Australia's next big thing, Cameron White finds his international career more or less done and dusted, and with no takers for his main suit, captaincy

Jarrod Kimber

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 5th day

Light fades on Oval party

Aug 25, 2013: It was a celebration of England. A celebration for Test cricket. It was loud. It was fun. It was nonsensical.

Jarrod Kimber at The Oval

The Investec Ashes 2013

Australia's era of decline

Aug 24, 2013: Fundamental issues remain with how the game is run in Australia, although the country's sporting problems are not restricted to cricket

Jarrod Kimber

England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 1st day

Australia celebrate Shane Watson Day

Aug 21, 2013: Shane Watson has appeared in several guises as an Australia player - they need him to stick with this one

Jarrod Kimber at The Oval

England v Australia, 4th Investec Ashes Test, Durham, 3rd day

English ascendency not going to plan

Aug 11, 2013: Their top three are having the kind of series that usually sees England lose - and yet they are winning

Jarrod Kimber at Chester-le-Street
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Ridiculed Ishant ridicules England

Ishant Sharma has often been the butt of jokes, and sometimes deservedly so. Today, however, the joke was on England

England seem to have forgotten about personality

They have to see a glass that is half-full, and play the game as if it is just that, a game; and an opportunity

Bigger concerns for England than Lord's pitch

While the pitch took most of the blame at Trent Bridge, at Lord's England will need to get more controlling overs from their spinners. The reality is there is no quick fix

Another battle, another defeat on Planet Al

Alastair Cook has got used to feeling of the axe hanging over him. Only his team-mates can save England now

'Even the bluddy Nawab!'

Pataudi Jr caught a young English fan's fancy for his princely ways and his heroic batting

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