Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is Chief Sportswriter at The Independent.

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Australia batsman Steve Smith is caught for 33 by England’s Alastair Cook, front right, off the bowling of Moeen Ali

Ashes 2015: Steven Smith's soft-shoe shuffling may give England reason to hope

He is perhaps the twitchiest man at a crease we've seen since the days when Derek Randall kept house out in the middle

Mitchell Johnson walks off the ground at stumps

Ashes 2015: Mitchell Johnson lacks old rhythm as Australia struggle to revive former hits

The most dangerous missile he aimed all day was the water bottle he chucked into the crowd

Trevor Bayliss (second left) shares a joke with the England players

Ashes 2015: England offer promise but Australia know who they are – and how to win

Michael Clarke looked the more comfortable of the captains – Alastair Cook was tighter, more tense

Nick Kyrgios embraces a ball boy during his fourth round match

Wimbledon 2015: For all his rough edges, the game needs Nick Kyrgios's fresh approach

Tennis is sanitised, serious and safe. It needs personality to broaden its appeal

Novak Djokovic celebrates levelling the score against Kevin Anderson. The match was suspended due to poor light, and will resume on Tuesday.

Wimbledon 2015: Novak Djokovic collects his wits and starts to tame South African hurricane

World No 1's clash with Kevin Anderson halted by bad light tied at two sets each

Venus Williams reaches for a shot during her straight-sets defeat to sister Serena

Wimbledon 2015: Brief glimpses of the old Venus but Williams sisters' epic wars belong to history

Serena dispatched her elder sister 6-4, 6-3 in eight minutes more than an hour

Serena is congratulated by sister Venus after their fourth round contest

Wimbledon 2015: Serena Williams beats sister Venus in straight sets to reach quarter-finals

Serena now three wins away from fourth successive Grand Slam

Euro Deaf 2015: Third placed, too... the British football team who are out in the cold

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Nick Kyrgios and his yellow T-shirted fan club start to celebrate his victory over Milos Raonic

Wimbledon 2015: Everyone gets drawn into Nick Kyrgios' kaleidoscope of emotions

Colourful Aussie chats to the crowd, has a running dialogue with the umpire – but keeps on winning

Wimbledon 2015: Victory points to greater ambition for James Ward

Ward just one of three Brits left standing

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