Sport Mitchell Johnson has died his moustache pink for charity ahead of the third day of the fifth and final Ashes Test

Australia’s fast bowler and chief tormentor of England Mitchell Johnson has blown away the opposition in the 2013-14 Ashes Series with a flurry of aggressive bouncers and famous stone-cold stare, but those at the crease tomorrow may be forgiven for having a cheeky snigger back towards him.

England throw in odd couple with one eye on the bounce of Brisbane

Fast bowlers Steve Finn and Tim Bresnan are to play against Bangladesh tomorrow but the selectors' faith is as much to do with the Ashes as this week's Test action at Lord's

Steyn licks his wounds after 'worst day of cricket career'

For South Africa's ace fast bowler there was no equivocation. "It was the worst day of my cricketing career," said Dale Steyn after watching his side plummet to 76 for 6 in the second Test against England. "There was no anger in the dressing room. There's no time for anger. I came out of the shower and I had to put my pads on.

Famous victory beckons as Swann strikes for England

South Africa collapse to 76 for 6 after sparkling spinner and Broad capitalise on first-innings lead of 232

Collingwood: The nearly man, and now the greatest

He continues to astound his many critics with sheer willpower

Australians show a little aura can go a long way

At least two certainties will survive the outcome of this amazing Test match. Both of them concern England's Andrew Strauss.

Australia struggle to deal with loss of aura

Strauss's pre-match taunt vindicated as tourists lose their way at vital moments

England see chance to turn the screw

Delays no help for rattled Australia, writes Stephen Brenkley at Edgbaston

David Lloyd: Skipper deserves to stand alongside Aussie greats

For sheer determination, current top scorer Allan Border takes a lot of beating

Australia have lost their aura, says Strauss

England captain confident as he feels tourists are now 'just like any other team'

Pietersen loss could be pivotal says Langer

Former Australia opener Justin Langer believes Kevin Pietersen's absence from the remainder of the Ashes series could be as crucial a factor as paceman Glenn McGrath's injury during the 2005 battles with England.

Bell and Flintoff to keep England's noses in front

Loss of Pietersen and concerns over talismanic all-rounder's fitness mean Strauss's men have work cut out to stay ahead. By Stephen Brenkley

Matthew Hayden’s Ashes Summer: Don't write off Hughes and Johnson – they'll be back with a bang

From the man at the heart of Australia’s most successful side ever

Spirit of the game restored by Ponting

After controversy in Cardiff, Australia captain plays down umpires' poor decisions

Chris McGrath: Captain wins respect after Cardiff feud

Cardiff's rearguard action was inspiration – but familiar troubles will be remembered
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BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
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Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

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Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
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Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
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Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

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Harry Kane interview

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