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England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Cook hundred leads England revival

May 24, 2015: Ben Stokes hit the fastest Test hundred at Lord's, off 85 balls, and Alastair Cook ended the fourth day unbeaten on 153 as England build a lead of 295

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

England v New Zealand, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Promoted Root embodies what England must be

May 21, 2015: Starting this summer as he did the last - with runs at Lord's - Joe Root once again hauled England out of trouble as part of an uplifting middle-order recovery

George Dobell at Lord's

England news

Root's zeal offers hope and is worth celebrating

May 18, 2015: Joe Root's love for the game, not for what it brings, is quite a gift after a year of much turmoil within English cricket. Somehow, in this swirl of ill will, he has triumphed

David Hopps

England in West Indies 2015

Anderson leads yet again but woe for Mo

May 4, 2015: The series against West Indies showed England what they already knew: trouble with a second opener, a paucity of spin options and the importance of James Anderson

George Dobell

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's, 5th day

Fire in the belly ignites on time for England

Apr 26, 2015: England remain outsiders to win back the Ashes, but a rousing overseas victory on a docile pitch on the fifth day showed they are making progress

George Dobell in Grenada

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's, 4th day

England's desperation to win waxes and wanes

Apr 24, 2015: Young batsmen like Joe Root have shown an insatiable hunger to score runs on tour while England's senior bowlers frustratingly see-saw between brilliance and indifference

George Dobell in Grenada

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's, 4th day

Brathwaite ton stiffens West Indies' resolve

Apr 24, 2015: An unbeaten hundred from Kraigg Brathwaite was the lodestone of West Indies' second-innings efforts to defy England in Grenada

The Report by Alan Gardner

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's, 3rd day

England's new generation build on the old guard

Apr 23, 2015: After a prolonged winter of poor results, England's spring is starting to bloom with a group of young players suggesting qualities for healthy Test careers

George Dobell in Grenada

West Indies v England, 2nd Test, St George's, 3rd day

Root hundred puts England in charge

Apr 23, 2015: A sixth Test hundred from Joe Root helped England to a position of increasing dominance in Grenada, as they wore down West Indies during an extended day in the field

The Report by Alan Gardner

West Indies v England, 1st Test, North Sound, 1st day

Classy Bell hundred puts England in control

Apr 13, 2015: Ian Bell's 22nd Test hundred helped England recover from a difficult start in Antigua and end the opening day of the series in the ascendency

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

England in West Indies 2015

Strong Yorkshire, strong England

Mar 18, 2015: The presence of six Yorkshire players in England's Test squad will be cause for a justified outpouring of pride

David Hopps

World Cup 2015

Root struggles to paint healthy picture

Mar 2, 2015: To hear Joe Root talk the day after England's latest defeat you would have thought they had experienced one bad day. Root suggested it was "not fair" to conclude from recent results that a chasm exists between England and the best ODIs sides

George Dobell

England v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Wellington

Sangakkara, Thirimanne thrash England

Mar 1, 2015: Sri Lanka made a chase of 310 seem like a weekend stroll in the park as Kumar Sangakkara unfurled a majestic hundred, his second of the tournament, alongside Lahiru Thirimanne's fourth ODI ton

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

England review 2014: Best Moments

A whirlwind hundred to rouse spirits

Dec 28, 2014: ESPNcricinfo writers look back at their favourite moments in English cricket in 2014

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v England, 6th ODI, Pallekele

Buoyed England aim for series decider

Dec 12, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the sixth ODI in Pallekele as England look to level the series and take it to a decider

Preview by Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele

Root enjoys new sidekick Scrappy Doo

Dec 12, 2014: Root has had a lot of responsibility thrust on him but he carries the burden cheerfully, grinning at opposition bowlers and piling up runs with a certain gangling ease

Alan Gardner in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele

Root hit the Sanga level - Cook

Dec 11, 2014: Alastair Cook's search for a significant ODI score goes on but his side showed impressive composure in completing a five-wicket win in the fifth ODI against Sri Lanka

Alan Gardner in Pallekele

Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI, Pallekele

England set for another shuffle

Dec 9, 2014: Desperately seeking the ideal World Cup combination, England are likely to continue their player rotation as the ODI series shifts to Pallekele

Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

Triumph of England's cartoon super heroes

Dec 3, 2014: Joe Root and Jos Buttler, 23 and 24 respectively, are cartoon superheroes in a time when England are desperate to sketch out a more exciting template for their limited-overs game

Alan Gardner

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd ODI, Hambantota

Sangakkara's nifty footwork, Prasad's bad footwork

Dec 3, 2014: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the third one-day international as England register a win

Andrew Fidel Fernando and Alan Gardner in Colombo
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