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

Sangakkara a maestro in convoluted drama

Jun 16, 2014: In a match to highlight all that is great about Test cricket Kumar Sangakarra showed his class and without him Sri Lanka were done for

Mark Nicholas at Lord's

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

Ballance channels his Trott, then his KP

Jun 15, 2014: As Kevin Pietersen watched on, Gary Ballance produced a maiden century with many qualities of the man he has replaced, Jonathan Trott

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Ballance ton shores up England

Jun 15, 2014: Gary Ballance made his maiden Test hundred after Sri Lanka briefly transformed the complacent mood of the first Test with a wonderful bowling performance

The Report by David Hopps

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

Cook confirms Bell, Ballance roles

Jun 11, 2014: The eve of England's first Test in six months did not see Alastair Cook rip up his usual script and name his XI early but he did reveal two noteworthy pieces of information about Ian Bell and Gary Ballance

Andrew McGlashan

England v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Lord's

Root thinks differently to down Dilshan

May 31, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the 4th ODI

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, The Oval

All-round Jordan brings a smile back to England

May 22, 2014: A superb all-round performance from Chris Jordan, who smashed 38 off 13 balls then took three wickets, spearheaded England's 81-run win against Sri Lanka

The Report by David Hopps

England news

Gurney and Ballance in ODI squad

May 1, 2014: Harry Gurney, the Nottinghamshire left-arm seamer, is the only uncapped player in the England one-day squad to face Scotland, the first match of Peter Moores' second stint as coach

Andrew McGlashan

Middlesex v Yorkshire, Lord's, 3rd day

Ballance sends powerful message

Apr 29, 2014: Gary Ballance's century for Yorkshire set Middlesex an improbable target at Lord's, but an excellent opening stand between Chris Rogers and Sam Robson has sustained their hopes

George Dobell at Lord's

Australia v England, 1st ODI, Melbourne

Doherty's second chance, Finch's second life

Jan 12, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the first one-day international between Australia and England

Andrew McGlashan at the MCG

Australia v England, 1st ODI, Melbourne

Finch hundred sets up Australia win

Jan 12, 2014: Aaron Finch is becoming Australia's post-Ashes specialist. In Southampton he made a record T20international score of 156 and here became the first Victorian to score an ODI century at the MCG

The Report by Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

The Ashes 2013-14

A catalogue of underperformance

Jan 6, 2014: ESPNcricinfo examines how England's players acquitted themselves during the disastrous 5-0 defeat in Australia

George Dobell

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

England facing a bitter end

Jan 2, 2014: The Sydney Test could be viewed as a fresh start for England at the beginning of a new year, but the build up has not inspired confidence and it will take a colossal turnaround to end with a victory

George Dobell in Sydney

Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney

Australia eye unforeseen clean sweep

Jan 2, 2014: ESPNcricinfo's preview of the fifth Ashes Test between Australia and England at the SCG

The Preview by Brydon Coverdale

WA XI v EPP, Tour match, Perth, 2nd day

Ballance shows form and Mills fires

Dec 11, 2013: England have confirmed they will not draft any more players into their Test squad, but Tymal Mills may have given Andy Flower a few things to consider after a lively burst for the EPP against a Western Australia XI

ESPNcricinfo staff

CA Chairman's XI v England XI, Tour match, Alice Springs, 1st day

Ballance lone bright spot for England

Nov 29, 2013: Gary Ballance pressed his claims for a Test debut with a half-century but England were otherwise underwhelming against weak opposition

George Dobell in Alice Springs

WA Chairman's XI v England XI, Perth, 3rd day

Everything 'fantastic' for Prior

Nov 2, 2013: Matt Prior might have been standing in for the first time as an England captain, but he proved in Perth that he has already mastered the art of positive thinking

David Hopps

WA Chairman's XI v England XI, Perth, 3rd day

England left with much to ponder

Nov 2, 2013: England travel to Hobart with questions about the composition of their side for the first Test still largely unanswered after completing a none-too-convincing draw in their opening tour match against a Western Australia XI

Brad Elborough in Perth

WA Chairman's XI v England XI, Tour match, Perth

England's tall quicks go head-to-head

Oct 30, 2013: England have set up a potential fast-bowling shootout in their opening tour match against a Western Australia Chairman's XI with Boyd Rankin, Steven Finn and Chris Tremlett all vying for what is likely to be the final bowling slot

David Hopps

The Ashes 2013-14

England fly out for history quest

Oct 23, 2013: England fly out to Australia on Wednesday evening to begin their attempt at securing a fourth straight Ashes series victory, something they haven't achieved since the 19th century

Andrew McGlashan

Surrey v Yorkshire, The Oval, 4th day

Ballance shows up Bairstow shortcomings

Sep 27, 2013: If this match is seen as a shootout for the England No. 6 slot in Brisbane, Gary Ballance can begin whitening his pads for the Gabba

Alex Winter at The Oval
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