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A Kevin Pietersen century and 60 by Ian Bell gave England a lifeline as England batted beyond tea to reach 277-6 in their first innings.
England were 52 for two in reply to Australia's first innings 527 for seven declared, a deficit of 475 runs, at stumps on the second day of the third Test at Old Trafford on Friday
JP Duminy starred with bat and ball as South Africa overcame Sri Lanka in an exciting 12-run victory in the first Twenty20 international in Colombo on Friday.
England facing a real fight to wrap up a third straight Ashes series after Australia declared at 527-7 in their first innings.
Australia were 507 for seven against England at tea on the second day of the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford on Friday, , after winning the toss and electing to bat.
Australia, after winning the toss, were 180 for three against England at tea on the first day of the third Ashes Test at Manchester's Old Trafford ground on Thursday.
India made light work of their fourth one-day international against Zimbabwe on Thursday, as they beat the hosts by nine wickets to take a 4-0 lead in the series.
England are favourites to retain the Ashes title and will do so if they avoid defeat.
Sri Lanka whipped South Africa by 128 runs to wrap up the one-day series 4-1.
Co-hosts of the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Australia and New Zealand, have been drawn in the same group for the tournament.
A panel investigating allegations of spot fixing during this year's Indian Premier League has reportedly cleared two teams and its officials.
Pakistan held off a desperate late surge by the West Indies to take the second and final Twenty20 international by 11 runs.
Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara pulverised South Africa's bowling as Sri Lanka took a decisive 3-1 lead in the one-day series with an eight-wicket victory in Pallekele.
India wrapped up their one-day series against Zimbabwe at the first opportunity on Sunday, as they beat the hosts by seven wickets in the third ODI at Harare Sports Club.
South Africa's captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat in the fourth one-day international against hosts Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Sunday.
England's selectors were paying particular interest to Australia's tour match against Sussex ahead of naming their squad on Sunday for next week's third Test at Old Trafford.
South Africa defeated Sri Lanka by 56 runs in the third one-day international in Pallekele on Friday to stay alive in the five-match series.
India beat Zimbabwe by 58 runs in the second one-day international on Friday to ease into a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.
David Miller smashed a robust 85 not out off 72 balls to steer South Africa to 223-7 in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka in Pallekele on Friday.
Pakistan scrambled a four-wicket victory off the penultimate ball in the fifth and final one-day international against the West Indies at the Beausejour Stadium on Wednesday.
India cruised to a six-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the first one-day international on Wednesday.
James Anderson has stated publicly England's ambition to win the Ashes 5-0 after going 2-0 up against Australia in the ongoing Test series.
Hashim Amla is to receive intensive treatment and rehab in the hope he will be match-fit in time for the third or fourth ODI against Sri Lanka this week.
In a recent interview in London, former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh rated South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis as the greatest cricketer of all time. would like to send you push notifications.
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