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Match Day

597dAndy Jalil

England triumphant after 31 years

An hour after England's cricketers had formed a guard of honour for Curtly Ambrose in his farewell Test Match, the Wisden Trophy had changed hands for the first time in 27 years

597dStaff and agencies

Oval gives ovation to Atherton

Just days after hinting that next summer's Ashes series could be hislast International appearance, Atherton scored a century - his firstat London to receive a strong ovation from the Oval crowd today

597dAndrew Radd

Rain halts Northants push for victory

Rain halted Northamptonshire's push for victory in the Division Two contest against Gloucestershire at Wantage Road, after the visitors were plunged into crisis by the loss of three wickets in 29 balls

597dAndy Jalil

Rain and bad light disrupt second day's play

Squally showers disrupted the second day's play with England's middle and strong lower order batting failing to re-build the innings which had seen asuccession of wickets fall on the previous day after the diligent work of thetwo openers

597dColin Croft

A strange day

Even though there was a loss of more than 200 minutes on this second day, it was sometimes hard to understand the plans or indeed the plot of both teams

596dJohn Ward

England make sound start to fifth Test

England made a very sound start to the crucial Fifth Test at The Oval afterbeing put in to bat, with Mike Atherton and Marcus Trescothick putting on asolid and invaluable 66 without being parted by the lunch interval

597dStaff and agencies

England favourites despite Atherton's caution

As England embark on their most crucial day's game in almost three decades to win the series against West Indies, they fear another hard slog before the outcome of the series is decided

597dStaff and agencies

England equal best Test standing

England have moved up to sixth place in the Wisden World Championship after today's 3-1 victory over the West Indies


Over to the WI batsmen

London - Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh spent their last daytogether on a Test match ground performing a role that has becomeroutine in their long and renowned partnership

597dKate Laven

Lara and Adams lead West Indies fightback

Brian Lara and Jimmy Adams were fighting back for the West Indies today in a bid to rescue the last Cornhill Test match after England's bowlers caused early devastation at the Oval