Sport: Cricket

Former captain Steve Waugh has urged Australia coach Darren Lehmann to stick with his underperforming top six batsmen.
England captain Alastair Cook promised no let-up against arch-rivals Australia in the final Test after a stunning win gave them an unbeatable lead in the Ashes series.
Australia were skittled out for 224 by a six wicket Stuart Broad haul, complementing his five in the first innings, on the fourth day of the fourth Ashes test against England.
Yet another Ian Bell century, and yet another Shane Watson injury, have soured Australia's drive towards victory in the fourth Ashes Test, Australia's newspapers said Monday.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Monday released details of a West Indies tour at year's end, but said the schedule for a planned visit by India is still being thrashed out.
England were 123 for three in their second innings, a lead of 91 runs, at tea on the third day of the fourth Ashes Test against Australia at Chester-le-Street on Sunday.
Australia were 222 for five in reply to England's first innings 238, a deficit of 16 runs, when bad light forced an early close to the second day of the fourth Ashes Test at Chest
Stuart Broad took three wickets, including Australia captain and batting linchpin Michael Clarke, as England reduced the tourists to 75 for three at lunch on Saturday's second day
Australia restricted England on day one of the Ashes fourth Test after the hosts elected to bat first. England started positively at Chester-le-Street but things began to unravel.
India's cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will promote English Premier League football for the sports channel which beams the games live across the country.
England will bid to complete the second half of their Ashes mission when they face arch-rivals Australia in the fourth Test at Chester-le-Street starting Friday.
Kevin Pietersen denies cheating the DRS on Twitter.
The Proteas believe their testing tour of Sri Lanka has given them invaluable experience which will be beneficial for future tours on the sub-continent.
South Africa has leapfrogged England into fifth position on the ICC T20 International Rankings table, after securing a 2-1 series victory over Sri Lanka in Hambantota on Tuesday.
Former Australia captain Allan Border on Wednesday cranked up the pressure on England ahead of the fourth Ashes Test, saying Alastair Cook's team appeared vulnerable and worried.
Tillakaratne Dilshan smashed an unbeaten 74 off 51 balls as Sri Lanka defeated South Africa by six wickets in the final Twenty20 game Tuesday.
Skipper Faf du Plessis hit 85 off 65 balls as South Africa piled up a commanding 163-3 in the final Twenty20 international against Sri Lanka in Hambantota on Tuesday.
Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes his side have exposed some "cracks" in England's top-order batting.
South Africa's T20 captain Faf du Plessis on Monday praised the side's character and determination after they won their first limited-overs series in Sri Lanka.
England retained the Ashes after rain meant the third Test against Australia at Old Trafford ended in a draw on Monday.
Rain came to England's rescue as the hosts moved closer to securing a draw in the third Test against Australia at Old Trafford on Monday that would see them retain the Ashes.
Australia declared on their overnight 172 for seven to leave England needing 332 to win the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford on the fifth and final day
Australia skipper Michael Clarke took out his frustrations on the umpires as their Ashes dreams were left on a knife-edge.
South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 22 runs in the second Twenty20 international to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. would like to send you push notifications.
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