Ponting out for a duck as Australians collapse

South Africa 266 & 0-0 Australia 296

Shaun Wright-Phillips (centre) isn't taking it seriously enough as he combines his bag of 'bullets' with a bag of crisps

Neil Warnock: My lads can't stop hitting the target...at paintballing

What I Learnt This Week

Lord Condon became the first man to lead the ICC's anticorruption unit in 2000

Ban corrupt countries, says Condon

The International Cricket Council's former anti-corruption head, Lord Condon, has called for countries whose players are caught up in match-fixing to be banned from the international arena.

Rajan's Wrong 'Un: Sri Lanka desperately miss that old Murali magic

Though a brilliant century by Mahela Jayawardena briefly threatened to derail them, Australia clinched a comfortable, 125-run victory over Sri Lanka in Galle on Saturday. Five-wicket hauls for debutant Nathan Lyon and Ryan Harris spun and swung the advantage to the tourists; but the decisive factor was Sri Lanka's weak bowling attack, which at times looked about as threatening as that of Weybridge 2nd XI.

Dernbach comes to life at death for England

If death bowling can be fatal it is also a way of life. For Jade Dernbach, one of England's seemingly endless supply of seam bowlers, it acts like a grim reaper's elixir.

Cameron enjoys living dangerously after Lancashire fall apart again

Lancashire 161 Worcestershire 209-6

Cobb shows no respect for the form book

Four-wicket haul for leg-spinning Leicestershire opener hands Somerset more misery at T20 finals

Verve, skill and panache – the stuff of world champions

England 591-6 dec India 300 & 283

'The Wall' finally falls to leave England on brink of series whitewash

<b>England 591-6 dec India 300 &amp; 129-3:</b> Nerveless Dravid's century restores Indian pride while Tendulkarremains at crease to set up dramatic fifth-day finish of final Test

Australia admit: 'We can't actually bat, bowl or field

Boot well and truly on other foot as sweeping changes made Down Under after Ashes mauling

Clinical England pour on the agony

England 75-0 v India

Chris Tremlett ruled out of final India Test

England today called Graham Onions into their squad for the fourth npower Test at The Oval, after Chris Tremlett was ruled out and James Anderson emerged as a new injury concern.

Taylor century puts pressure on Bopara

County round-up

How the third day unfolded

11.04: Start 456 for 3

England move giant step closer to No 1 after near-perfect day

India 224 England 84-0

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Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
10 best tablets

The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain