Strauss under scrutiny as inquest begins into England's limited effort

England 229-6 Sri Lanka 231-0: The disappointing 10-wicket defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka again opens up the question of who is right man to lead squad

Zara owner targets China after profits soar in 2010

Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer, is to accelerate its opening programme in China this year after the group grew annual profits by nearly a third in 2010.

Police clash with fans again at Cricket World Cup

Police today clashed with hundreds of fans seeking tickets for India's World Cup showdown against South Africa, the incident again highlighting the country's inability to handle the huge demand for seats.

Ruck and Maul: From running the line at Twickers to runs galore in Bangalore

The Irish referee Alan Lewis has had the week of his life. Formerly his country's most-capped cricketer, Lewis was a touch judge at last weekend's England v France match at Twickenham before paying his own passage to India to see Ireland's World Cup win over the English.

Graeme Swann still targeting World Cup glory

England are determined their shock defeat against Ireland will not ruin their World Cup campaign.

Ireland win the world's hearts but still not the ICC's minds

The Irish marked their great World Cup victory against the English yesterday. If they were not exactly dancing in O'Connell Street, the match in which they chased down a record 329 to win was prominently featured on media outlets all day.

Leading article: Smiling Irish eyes

The English can take a lot from the Irish, and that includes luck, blarney, leprechauns and the odd setback at rugby. But it stops a long way short of being outclassed at cricket.

O'Brien knocks England for six with World's fastest century

England 327-8 Ireland 329-7 (Ireland win by three wickets)

Ireland revel in shock win over England

Alex Cusack claimed Ireland were "on top of the world" after they pulled off a stunning three-wicket win over England in Bangalore today.

Dowry wars: The big issue that has India divided

Men say their rights are violated by a law that protects brides.

Lost: Anderson's Ashes form. If found please return to Bangalore

From hero to zero may be pushing it to define Jimmy Anderson's recent career path. Bowlers who perform as he did to win the Ashes for England do not suddenly shed the craft and skill that took them to such heady places.

Tim Bresnan reprimanded by ICC for hitting stumps

England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has been reprimanded by the International Cricket Council following yesterday's draw with India.

Strauss and Tendulkar light up the tournament in thrilling tie

India 338 England 338-8 (Match tied)

On the Front Foot: Ticket fiasco and then Boycott's fish sarnies are taken – this World Cup stinks

Barely a week in and the 10th World Cup has all the makings of being a good old-fashioned shambles.

BA apologises after bed bugs complaint

British Airways has apologised to a woman passenger after she complained of being bitten by bed bugs on two flights.

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