Sport: Cricket

The Proteas have had two days of introspection and reflection following the disappointing 278-run loss in the first Test in Galle.
The pitch being used for Monday's game at Queen's Sports Ground in Bulawayo has been watered and rolled in the last two days.
Hadlee's family revealed last month that he had a tumour removed after being diagnosed with bowel cancer and was expected to make a full recovery.
The merit of the toss has been debated as a need to reduce the home advantage that often results in host nations rolling out pitches doctored to favour their players.
The Lankan Premier League (LPL) was due to start on August 18, but an interim management body appointed last month decided to delay the tournament.
Chasing a daunting target of 335 after the hosts were dismissed for 129 in their second innings, Bangladesh slumped to 162 all out off just 42 overs.
Root's 113, allied to fifties from white-ball captain Eoin Morgan and David Willey, guided England to 322 for seven.
South Africa dismissed Sri Lanka for 190 runs on the third morning of the first Test, leaving them with 352 runs for victory on a crumbling Galle track.
Home openers Amy Jones and Tammy Beaumont shared a century stand as England threatened a huge total.
Skipper Faf du Plessis top-scored with 49 before the South African innings folded in the second session.
Taijul had come into Bangladesh as the lone change from the first Test humiliation, replacing medium-pacer Rubel Hossain
England have retained David Malan, who did not play at Trent Bridge after being called up as cover for Hales, for the second ODI at the Middlesex batsman's Lord's home ground.
At the close of play, South Africa were 4/1 and trailing by 283 runs.
Rabada, who has figures of 3-35 from his nine overs, tore through the Sri Lankan middle-order after lunch as the islanders slipped from 115-2 to 119-5.
Chandimal was suspected of using saliva and a sweet that he had in his mouth to tamper with the ball in an attempt to make it spin more.
The No1 ranked ICC Test bowler has fully recovered from the lower back injury he sustained in April.
Proteas coach Ottis Gibson has had a strong start to his coaching tenure in the longer format of the game, winning seven out of nine matches in charge.
Over 120 Mini-Cricket volunteer coaches and co-ordinators will be making their way to the annual National Seminar to be held in KwaZulu-Natal from Tuesday to Friday.
Ball tampering incidents have rocked the sport this year, prompting the ICC to contemplate stricter punishments after admitting that fines were not enough to serve as a deterrent.
The agreement, which covers the next four-year period, will be signed off by July 6, 2018 replacIng the interim agreement that was put in place in April this year.
The slowest yet surely the finest ODI hundred of Jos Buttler’s burgeoning career stirred the hearts and minds of a raucous Manchester crowd.
The recall adds to the woes of Sri Lanka, who are already facing the final match without regular captain Dinesh Chandimal.
The win followed two losses (to England and New Zealand) suffered by SA earlier in the week, as they kept their Tri-Series hopes alive.
Australia’s poor run coincide with the absence of Steve Smith, David Warner, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. would like to send you push notifications.
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