Lunch Sri Lanka 419 and 138 (Dickwella 37*, Yasir 5-51) lead Pakistan 422 by 135 runs Yasir Shah pivots after delivering Francois Nel/Getty Images Pakistan took a meandering match by the collar, took six wickets on the final morning, and now stand only 136 runs from victory in the first Test – a turn of events
India have brought back veteran pace bowler Ashish Nehra for the three T20s against Australia which start on October 7. Another familiar face returning to the squad is wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik. Shikhar Dhawan, who had been granted leave to skip the preceding ODIs against Australia to tend to his ill wife, returns for the T20s.
Lunch Pakistan 340 for 8 (Azhar Ali 85, Masood 59, Herath 4-59) trail Sri Lanka 419 by 79 runs Rangana Herath celebrates Asad Shafiq’s dismissal Tom Dulat/Stringer Following the third day’s three sessions of torpor, Rangana Herath and Sri Lanka attempted to shake the Abu Dhabi Test gently awake, claiming four wickets before lunch on day
England will have to start making plans for Ben Stokes not being there © Getty Images The immediate future of Ben Stokes remains uncertain following the incident in Bristol where he was allegedly involved in a street brawl that left a man in hospital and Stokes with a fractured finger.
Haroon Lorgat and CSA mutually agreed to part ways because of a breakdown in their relationship © Getty Images Cricket South Africa has had its first meeting with broadcaster SuperSport to discuss a deal for the upcoming T20 Global League following the departure of Haroon Lorgat as CEO on Thursday.
England 294 for 1 (Bairstow 141*, Roy 96) beat West Indies 288 for 6 (S Hope 72, Gayle 40) by nine wicketsScorecard and ball-by-ball details Jonny Bairstow made his second century of the Royal London series to help England to a resounding victory over West Indies. Bairstow, who was promoted to open the batting following
Middlesex are to request a hearing with the ECB in an attempt to have the points deduction from their Championship match at The Oval revoked. Middlesex were penalised two points for a slow over-rate after that game against Surrey was abandoned following an incident when a bolt was fired onto the pitch by a crossbow.
Queensland 6 for 282 (Renshaw 67, Labuschagne 61, Steketee 3-48) beat Cricket Australia XI 7 for 279 (Bryant 60, Pengelley 53) by 4 wickets Marnus Labuschagne shapes up to play through the off side Getty Images Marnus Labuschagne helped steer Queensland to a four-wicket win, but also became the first fielder penalised under cricket’s new rule
Big Picture Amid the swirling controversy and slooshing rain on Wednesday night, England won a one-day series. Sandwiched between England’s Ashes squad announcement and further revelations about Ben Stokes’ night out in Bristol, the Oval ODI deserves to be remembered for the individual efforts of Evin Lewis and Alzarri Joseph, even though they weren’t enough
Play 01:09 Stokes and Hales suspended by ECB Ben Stokes and Alex Hales will not be considered for selection for England international matches until further notice, after video footage emerges that allegedly shows Stokes throwing punches in a fight outside a nightclub in Bristol. An ECB statement read: