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Patrick Noone looks at how England's opener adjusted his approach to succeed on Day 3 at The Oval. To say Joe Denly got into the England Test team through the back door would be something of an understatement. This time two years ago, it appeared that the nine...

Patrick Noone looks at how Nathan Lyon spun Australia to victory at Edgbaston. For a spinner, the fourth innings of a Test match is something of a double-edged sword. Particularly in turning conditions, there is an expectation that the spinner will step up and win the game for the...

Patrick Noone looks at how Matthew Wade showed England he's more than just Australia's mongrel spirit animal. Matthew Wade’s latest crack at Test cricket has already been more successful than his previous one. Back in 2016, Wade was one of the beneficiaries of the selectorial carnage that followed Australia...

Patrick Noone looks at England's mercurial all-rounder, whose batting reached a new low at Edgbaston on Day three. Moeen Ali’s batting is falling off a cliff. If it hasn’t already fallen as far as it possibly can fall, it can’t have much further to go. Today’s...

Ben Jones analyses an innings of curiously good fortune, and remarkable character. Rory Burns’ first Test century was impressive in all the ways we assumed it would be. Gritty. Resolute. Obstructive. It was everything he’s been in the last five years for Surrey, churning out runs...