1st Test, Day 5: England vs New Zealand – Live Score
1st Test, Day 5: England vs New Zealand – Live Score

Live updates from Day 5 of the first Test match being played between England and New Zealand at Lord's.

1st Test: Calm Alastair Cook, sublime Ben Stokes give England the edge against Kiwis
1st Test: Calm Alastair Cook, sublime Ben Stokes give England the edge against Kiwis

 Contrasting centuries by a relentless Alastair Cook and an inspired Ben Stokes lifted England to 429 for six at the close of a compelling fourth day of the first test against New Zealand on Sunday.

Trust issues with KP: Team in shambles, ECB still gambles

Kevin Pietersen is devastated. He has every right to be so. A 'massive trust issue' has been cited as a reason why he can't be brought back into the England squad.

LIVE SCORE: 1st Test, Day 1 - England vs New Zealand
LIVE SCORE: 1st Test, Day 1 - England vs New Zealand

Welcome to our live cricket blog for Day 1 of the 1st Test between England and New Zealand from Lord's. Follow live score, highlights, session-by-session reports and all the latest updates from the home of cricket.

I gave no ultimatum on Kevin Pietersen issue: Alastair Cook
I gave no ultimatum on Kevin Pietersen issue: Alastair Cook

 England Test cricket team captain Alastair Cook on Wednesday denied issuing an ultimatum over the selection of batsman Kevin Pietersen.

Talking stops as England brace for Kiwi test
Talking stops as England brace for Kiwi test

With a new cricket director, coach and chairman, England return to the field of play in the first test against New Zealand on Thursday following an extraordinary period of upheaval.

Richard Hadlee backs Black Caps to add to England`s woes
Richard Hadlee backs Black Caps to add to England`s woes

New Zealand legend Richard Hadlee has warned England that the Black Caps are ready to add to the hosts` woes in the forthcoming Test series.

Uncapped Lyth set for England debut against New Zealand
Uncapped Lyth set for England debut against New Zealand

Yorkshire opener Adam Lyth is set to make his England debut after being named Thursday in a 12-man squad for next week`s first Test against New Zealand at Lord`s.

Pietersen saga will put pressure on Cook, Strauss: Dravid
Pietersen saga will put pressure on Cook, Strauss: Dravid

England skipper Alastair Cook and his former teammate Andrew Strauss will face intense pressure during the upcoming Ashes battle with Australia over the decision to ignore the claims of Kevin Pietersen for a Test recall, former India captain Rahul Dravid said. 

Ian Botham wants Strauss to drop Alastair Cook as England captain
Ian Botham wants Strauss to drop Alastair Cook as England captain

Former England all-rounder Ian Botham believes that newly appointed director of cricket Andrew Strauss should drop Alastair Cook as the team captain and replace him with Joe Root.

Kevin Pietersen named in Shane Warne's English Test team
Kevin Pietersen named in Shane Warne's English Test team

Australian spin legend Shane Warne has picked sacked batsman Kevin Pietersen in his fictitious list of England Test team.

England lose another brick in wall as Jonathan Trott quits
England lose another brick in wall as Jonathan Trott quits

 Jonathan Trott followed Graeme Swann, Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior into the international wilderness on Monday to leave England desperately short of experience ahead of this year`s Ashes series against Australia.

Peter Moores may face the music after Caribbean flop
Peter Moores may face the music after Caribbean flop

 England cricket captain Alastair Cook has denied there is any need for a review of the team`s failure to win the test series against West Indies but coach Peter Moores may feel uneasy on the flight back from the Caribbean.

England captain Alastair Cook ends long wait for test ton
England captain Alastair Cook ends long wait for test ton

England captain Alastair Cook made his first test century in almost two years but lost his wicket in the final over of the day as the tourists ended the first day of the third test against West Indies on 240 for seven.

James Anderson is England's best bowler of all time: Alastair Cook
James Anderson is England's best bowler of all time: Alastair Cook

Captain Alastair Cook heaped praise on teammate James Anderson saying the pacer is England's greatest bowler of all time after the seamer inspired them to a nine-wicket win over the West Indies here.

Alastair Cook hails outstanding James Anderson after England victory
Alastair Cook hails outstanding James Anderson after England victory

England captain Alastair Cook gave the credit for Saturday`s second-test win over West Indies to James Anderson after the seam bowler`s blistering spell in the morning transformed the game.

2nd Test: England cruise to nine-wicket triumph
2nd Test: England cruise to nine-wicket triumph

England ended a wait of two-and-a-half years and 10 matches for Test success away from home with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies in the second Test on Saturday.

Why Kevin Pietersen should be reinstated into England's Test team

Why Kevin Pietersen should be reinstated into England's Test team

2nd Test, Day 3: Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott put England on top against Windies
2nd Test, Day 3: Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott put England on top against Windies

England`s first century opening partnership for more than two years helped them to 143 for one in reply to the West Indies first innings total of 299 at lunch on the third day of the second Test on Thursday.

Alastair Cook closes in on England batting record
Alastair Cook closes in on England batting record

Alastair Cook closed in on becoming England`s highest Test run-maker on Wednesday as his team began their pursuit of West Indies` 299 all out on the second day of the second Test.