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After spending the last 12 weeks being battered and bruised at the hands of Australia, Stuart Broad could be forgiven for wishing he was already back at home.

Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke put Australia in control

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A career-high double century from skipper Michael Clarke and a drought-breaking ton for Ricky Ponting left Australia in complete control against India at stumps on day two of the second Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Jamaica election race too close to call

Jamaica's two main political parties are in a neck-and-neck race to capture a majority of the country's 63 parliamentary seats and win control of the government for the next five years.

'I feel very lucky. It’s quite easy to come into a team that’s doing so well, everyone firing on all cylinders' Tim Bresnan

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Dismissed early on as a "chubby lad from Pontefract", Tim Bresnan has now won all 10 Tests he has played for England and deserves his place as an authentic Ashes hero. He talks to Stephen Brenkley

Life sentences for honeymoon killers

Two men who murdered two British newlyweds by forcing them to kneel in front of their honeymoon bed before shooting them have escaped the death penalty.

Rising fees have encouraged students to examine all their options

The barrier is all in your mind

Studying abroad is an increasingly common way for students to earn their degree, writes Jessica Moore

Virender Sehwag plundered 219 from 149 balls against West Indies in Indore

Scintillating Sehwag: Opener cracks 219 – highest score in ODIs

Virender Sehwag made the highest score in one-day international history yesterday, plundering 219 from 149 balls against West Indies in Indore.

The Little Master, Sachin Tendulkar, milks the applause after reaching 15,000 Test runs

Tendulkar is the first to 15,000 Test runs

West Indies 304 & 180 India 209 & 152-2

Glorious summer ends with a whimper as England collapse

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Season ends with whimper after disappointing England fall short

West Indies 113-5 England 88

John Bird: Fashion has become a weapon on the streets of London

What you wear can be a matter of life and death – as last week's riots demonstrated

Dhoni steadies India after home strikes

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni led an India fightback on the third day of the third Test against West Indies at Windsor Park, Dominica as the tourists regained the initiative.

India bowlers seize early advantage in final Test

West Indies 75-3 v India

Round-up: Cardiff loses West Indies Test after payment delay

Cardiff's future as a Test venue is in doubt after one of next summer's three West Indies Test matches, originally awarded to the Welsh ground, was put back out to tender. The decision by the England and Wales Cricket Board opens the door for Lord's to host the contest, a move that will please both cricket's money men and the touring party.

Cricket round-up: Ramnarine is accused over 'chair threat'

A defeat for the West Indies in the first Test against India in Jamaica yesterday came against the backdrop of an extraordinary row between the West Indies Cricket Board and the players' union.

West Indies restore pride

The West Indies salvaged some pride in their one-day international series against India with a 103-run win in the fourth game in Antigua yesterday.

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