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Sri Lanka build 165-run lead over Pakistan

Sri Lanka, trailing by 12 runs on the first innings, were 2-177 in their second knock at stumps on the third day of the second Test against Pakistan in Colombo on Saturday. Kumar Sangakkara was unbeaten on 54 and the retiring Mahela Jayawardene was...

England’s Prior set for Achilles surgery

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior on Friday said he will have surgery on a long-standing Achilles problem next month. Prior withdrew from England duty last month in a bid to get back to full fitness as he battled Achilles, quad and hand injuries. The...

Sri Lanka lead Pakistan by 74 runs in Test

Sri Lanka, trailing by 12 runs on the first innings, were 2-86 in their second knock at tea on Saturday’s third day of the second Test against Pakistan in Colombo. Kumar Sangakkara was unbeaten on 17 and the retiring Mahela Jayawardene was not...

Pakistan lead Sri Lanka by 12 runs in Test

Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath claimed nine wickets, but wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed’s 103 gave Pakistan a 12-run first-innings lead on Saturday’s third day of the second Test in Colombo. Sarfraz’s maiden Test century...

World Cup pace race exciting for Starc

Australia fast bowler Mitch Starc believes the upcoming one-day triangular series in Zimbabwe will be the first step in securing World Cup spots. Starc will head to Africa along with familiar pace aces such as Mitchell Johnson and James Faulkner but...

Watson out of Zimbabwe tour, Hughes in

Shane Watson’s injury woes have continued with the veteran all-rounder ruled out of Australia’s one-day tour of Zimbabwe. The 33-year-old sprained his right ankle after stepping on a ball during training on Saturday in Brisbane. Phil...

Dhoni defiant but England on top

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni stood alone as the tourists suffered yet another batting collapse to hand England the advantage on the first day of the fifth and final Test at The Oval. At Friday’s close, England were 62 without loss in...

Dhoni defiant as India collapse

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s defiance prevented total embarrassment against England as wickets tumbled around him on the first day of the fifth Test at The Oval on Friday. At tea, the tourists were 9-125 with Dhoni 65 not out —...

Sri Lanka-Pakistan Test evenly balanced

Test cricket’s top-ranked spinner Rangana Herath skittled Pakistan’s top order on the way to surpassing the 250-wicket mark to put Sri Lanka on top in the second Test in Colombo on Friday. The 36-year-old left-arm bowler grabbed five...

India collapse in 5th England Test

India lost five wickets before lunch on the first day for the second time in as many matches as another batting collapse on Friday left England in charge of the fifth and final Test at The Oval. At lunch, India were 5-43 as England – 2-1 up...

Pakistan-Sri Lanka Test evenly balanced

Pakistan, replying to Sri Lanka’s 320, were 3-126 in their first innings at tea on Friday’s second day of the second Test in Colombo. Younis Khan was unbeaten on 10 and skipper Misbah-ul Haq had yet to score. Opener Ahmed Shehzad made 58...

A draw will give England victory

Just two Tests ago, six former England cricket captains were leading the call for incumbent Alastair Cook’s head and doubting the durability of fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad. The criticism was justified and the defiant Cook...