Sport: Cricket

The right-hander struck 122 (234 balls, 21 fours) to complete his 14th career century as the hosts posted 325 all out in reply to the visitors’ 217 the previous day – a lead of 108
The clash had begun with the hosts winning the toss and inserting the visitors, who reached 169/7 before declaring after 40 overs.
Ball tampering has joined the string of controversies raised in the current SA vs Australia cricket series.
Australia were 245 for nine when bad light ended play, 66 runs behind South Africa’s first innings total of 311.
Afghanistan reached their target as Stanikzai squeezed a boundary with the first ball of the last over as they scored 213-5.
Lehmann said Warner was not the only Australian player to face personal abuse.
Australia were 245 for nine when bad light ended play, 66 runs behind South Africa’s first innings total of 311.
South African fast bowler Morne Morkel dismissed Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith in his first spell, then came back to break a 78-run stand between Cameron Bancroft and Shaun Marsh.
South African opening batsman Dean Elgar finished unbeaten on 141, only Desmond Haynes of the West Indies had previously batted unbeaten through a Test innings on three occasions.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had withheld Shami's contract pending a review into a series of allegations made by his wife.
Chasing a rain-reduced target of 230 off 40 overs, Zimbabwe needed six off the last ball to win the Super Six match and join already-qualified West Indies in the 2019 showpiece.
South Africa take on Australia in the much anticipated first day of the third Test of the series at Newlands on Thursday.
Both teams have put in competitive performances to leave the series on a knife-edge at 1-1, and more high-quality cricket is expected.
Smith said ahead of Wednesday's pre-Test press conference that a "line in the sand" had been drawn regarding physical contact and he was surprised he had not been asked his opinion
South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada successfully appealed against an International Cricket Council sanction for brushing the shoulder of Australia captain Steve Smith.
Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada was, however, found guilty of conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the game, an offence under Article 2.1.1 of the Code.
Players of both teams welcomed the break they had enjoyed after South Africa levelled the four-match series with a six-wicket win in Port Elizabeth last week.
SA batsman Dean Elgar told eNCA that as players, they are trying to isolate themselves from disciplinary proceedings.
South Africa fast bowler Rabada is appealing against a ban handed down for brushing the shoulder of Australia captain Steve Smith.
Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee says that controlled aggression is good for the sport.
CSA says circumstances have forced them to name a large squad at this stage so that they can cover all possible options.
Zubayr Hamza (24) then helped add 46 for the second wicket, before another 44 followed with Stiaan van Zyl (17) for wicket number three – both with Malan.
The right-hander completed his 16th career ton as the visitors closed on 318/7 in reply to the 246 of the hosts – a lead of 72.
Needing 12 off the last six balls in their 160-run chase, Bangladesh batsman Mustafizur Rahman faced two bouncers from paceman Isuru Udana and was run out after missing the second.
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