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Thumping defeat puts England position as world No 1 in peril

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Ravi Bopara is dismissed in the first Test

South Africa defeat battling England to take first Test

Ian Bell's admirable resistance foundered against Dale Steyn as England descended to an innings defeat in the first Investec Test.

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Matt Prior frustrates resurgent Proteas

Counter-attacking Matt Prior pushed England up to 385 all out, despite a Dale Steyn-inspired fightback from South Africa on a rain-interrupted second day of the first Investec Test.

Alastair Cook, England's captain, was frustrated yesterday

Rain at Edgbaston washes away England's No 1 spot and Warwickshire's hopes of a pay day

England were deprived last night of the opportunity to become the world's top ranked one-day side, when their match against Australia in Birmingham was called off because of rain. Although they are 2-0 ahead in the series they had to win all five scheduled matches if they were to head the International Cricket Council ratings for the first time.

Eoin Morgan hits out en route to an unbeaten 63-ball 89 featuring five fours and four sixes yesterday

Morgan fireworks set England up for valuable victory

England 272-5 Australia 257-9 (England win by 15 runs)

The West Indies and England players line up for a minute's silence in memory of Tom Maynard

Cook ton seals series but it will for ever be 'Maynard's match'

West Indies 238-9 (Bravo 77, Gayle 53) England 239-2 (Cook 112, Bell 53). England win by eight wickets

Spring in his step: Graham Onions was in the wickets on his Test return

Bowlers battle each other while battering Windies

Stuart Broad looked cross when he learned that he was to be rested, along with James Anderson. When Andrew Strauss won the toss and said England would bowl, the game was turned into an entertaining trial between three pace bowlers determined to make a case for a role against South Africa next month.

The soaked outfield at Edgbaston meant the first two days were washed out

Rain delays buy England time to ponder Pietersen's replacement

There were compensations for the England selectors yesterday as play was called off for the second successive day in the Third Test. They might not be grateful for it now but the abandonment shortly after lunch gave them more time to ponder one of their greater conundrums of recent times.

Strauss celebrates his 21st century during the Investec test match against the West Indies

Bresnan leads England to brink of series-clinching victory

West Indies 370 & 61-6 v England 428

Denesh Ramdin watches Alastair Cook’s steer to slips evade West Indies captain Darren Sammy

James Lawton: West Indies' tyros spark talk of green shoots

It wasn't Cricket, Lovely Cricket, and the West Indies Won, at Lord's yesterday, but it was a step in the right direction.

Jonny Bairstow (out of shot) runs out Kirk Edwards

Future in good hands as assured Bairstow makes presence felt

Yorkshireman shows shades of Pietersen before his brilliant run-out leaves West Indies staring inevitable defeat in the face

Bell's sound: England's Graeme Swann (left) congratulates Ian Bell for reaching his half-century against West Indies in the First Test at Lord's yesterday

Swann's sheer pugnacity with both bat and ball is built to last

Bravo has shining potential but he will look back at this match with little fondness

England on top at Lord's at end of day three

Even West Indies' limpet left-hander Shivnarine Chanderpaul had bleak prospects of blocking England's victory course in the first Investec Test.

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