England on top as Indians fail to last the pace

Dravid succeeds where Tendulkar fails by scoring century as home bowlers dominate despite close fielders dropping catches, writes Stephen Brenkley at Lord's

Little Master shows touches of genius before falling short

Tendulkar's failure to get 100th international century with a maiden ton at Lord's is met with mixed feelings by crowd wanting to see him make history

New Zealand appoint Australian Wright as new bowling coach

New Zealand yesterday appointed Australian Damien Wright as their new bowling coach on a two-year deal.

India's chances looking limp as wily Zaheer hobbles off

England 127-2 v India: Paceman takes two early wickets but Trott steadies England with characteristic grit

Swann wants home help to assist the 'world's best bowling attack'

In the manual of phoney-war declarations, it was hopelessly tame. Old-time practitioners would have considered it a slur on their bad name to trot it out in public.

Bob Willis: 'My career was hanging by a thread. That's motivation'

Bob Willis went to Botham's barbecue on the rest day at Headingley in 1981 convinced he would never play for England again. Then he produced one of Test history's greatest spells

Century from Compton keeps Notts trapped in mid-table

Nottinghamshire 492 & 41-2 Somerset 386 & 426 (Match drawn)

Shine comes off dropped Broad amid England's bowling riches

England 268-9 Sri Lanka 252: Despite Flower assurances about his future, the paceman's Test place is under threat

The strange case of Stuart Broad and the forgotten art

Angry and suddenly wicketless, the strain is showing for England's former golden boy. So what has gone wrong?

England ignoring criticism says Graeme Swann

Spinner Graeme Swann insists England are taking little notice of the criticism that has come their way during the one-day series against Sri Lanka.

Broad bends his back but wickets remain elusive for England's faulty fast man

England have a Test series to put to bed – or maybe to consign to a watery grave – before they can afford to let their thoughts wander. But for Stuart Broad, half a dozen limited-overs matches against Sri Lanka probably cannot come quickly enough.

Bowlers miss 'captain' Anderson as young attack struggles for rhythm

Andrew Strauss has not been asked yet whether he believes Sri Lanka's spirited fightback over the last few days is good for cricket, but it is reasonable to assume his response will be along the lines of that uttered by a Middlesex and England predecessor when facing a similar line of inquiry.

England intent on repeating the ruthlessness of Cardiff victory

The ambition of Andrew Strauss's men to be No 1 is backed by a knack for exposing rivals' frailties

Home truths: 'Squatting is the perfect example of the Big Society'

They have a reputation for occupying multimillion-pound pads and dragging down the value of neighbourhoods. But could squatters actually provide the bedrock for the Government's Big Idea – even as the Justice Secretary tries to stamp them out?

Twirlymen, by Amol Rajan

The resurgence of spin bowling in the past couple of decades has been a joy to behold, and in Amol Rajan the twirlers have found a historian worthy of their deceptive art.

Latest stories from i100
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 17 April 2015
Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...