Stephen Brenkley

Stephen Brenkley is Cricket Correspondent for The Independent.

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Michael Clarke of Australia walks from the ground after England declared

Ashes 2015 - lunch report: England extend lead to 331 runs before putting Australia back in to bat

Report after the first session on day two of the Fourth Test

Joe Root celebrates his century against Australia in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge
Stuart Broad of England celebrates taking his fifth wicket, that of Michael Clarke
England captain Alastair Cook rises highest to head a football in training at Trent Bridge

Ashes 2015: Alastair Cook feels freshness can stop England's see-sawing Test form

Captain believes 'bonus days off' after Edgbaston could help seal series win

Mitchell Johnson has only fitfully struck fear into the home batsmen

Ashes 2015: Mitchell Johnson remains an enigma for the Australians

The fast bowler is key to Aussie chances in this series

Steve Finn, recalled for England in the third Test, returned to form spectacularly at Edgbaston

Ashes 2015: Nice guy Steven Finn is making up for lost time – and quickly

He was man-of-the-match in the third Test at Edgbaston following his recall to the England side

Mitchell Johnson pictured on the third day

Ashes 2015: Mitchell Johnson vows to get his bite back in next Test

Australian fast bowler says he 'lost that bit of aggression' at Edgbaston

Ashes 2015: Jimmy Anderson’s injury delays calls on Adam Lyth and Moeen Ali

Opener may be on last chance in next Test while spinner’s batting cannot disguise costly bowling

Jimmy Anderson, centre, was back on form at Edgbaston but now England must learn to live without their talisman

Ashes 2015: England set sights on speedy end to series ahead of fourth Test

In seven matches this year Alastair Cook's team have won one then lost the next – an unprecedented sequence which they must now consign to history at Trent Bridge

James Anderson will miss the Fourth Test and could be out of action for up to six weeks

Ashes 2015: England take double quick action after loss of James Anderson

Liam Plunkett and the uncapped Mark Footitt are named in a 14-man squad for this week's Fourth Test at Trent Bridge

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