SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Captain Aaron Finch smashed another century as Australia again beat Pakistan by eight wickets in the second one-day cricket international on...
Afghanistan clinches historic maiden test victory
DEHRADUN, India (AP) — Afghanistan notched a historic maiden win in only its second test match when it defeated Ireland by seven wickets in the one-off test ending Monday.
Puyol among thousands to watch PSL final
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Legendary Spanish footballer Carles Puyol was among thousands of cricket fans at the National Stadium to witness the Pakistan Super League twenty20 final on...
Bangladesh cricketers arrive home after mosque shootings
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's cricket team arrived home on Saturday after its tour of New Zealand was abandoned following the Christchurch mosque shootings a day earlier.
On a regular test match morning Hagley Oval in Christchurch would be a hive of activity.
Mowers would be sweeping the broad, green outfield, ground staff making the last, finicky touches to...
Peshawar through to 3rd successive PSL final
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Kamran Akmal's blistering half century propelled 2017 winner Peshawar Zalmi to its third straight Pakistan Super League final with a convincing 48-run victory over...
Bangladesh cricketers narrowly avoid mosque shootings
Members of the Bangladesh cricket team had just arrived by bus at Masjid Al Noor mosque for Friday afternoon prayers when they heard gunshots.
Australia’s 2-year ODI losing streak ends in New Delhi
For those Australian cricket fans who stayed up until the early hours to watch their team's series-ending one-day international against India, a semi-sleepless night was worth...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Neil Wagner again bounced out the middle and lower order to seal New Zealand's victory by an innings and 12 runs over Bangladesh in the second cricket test and a...
ICC says India sought permission to wear camouflage caps
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Indian cricket team was granted permission to wear camouflage caps during a one-day international against Australia in Ranchi, the ICC said Monday.
Bangladesh 80-3 at stumps on day 4, 2nd test vs. NZ
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Ross Taylor overcame the trials of a green pitch and an injured captain to post his third double century, steering New Zealand into a winning position Monday on the...
West Indies out for 71 as England sweeps T20 series 3-0
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis (AP) — The West Indies chose to bat — but not for long — as England dismissed the hosts for only 71 runs before winning the third Twenty20 cricket match by eight...
MOHALI, India (AP) — Ashton Turner bludgeoned 84 off 43 balls as Australia beat India by four wickets in the fourth ODI on Sunday to level the five-match series 2-2.
Ireland beats Afghanistan in 5th ODI, draws series 2-2
DEHRADUN, India (AP) — Ireland drew the limited-overs series against Afghanistan 2-2 with a five-wicket victory in the fifth and final ODI on Sunday.
Bangladesh 211, NZ 38-2 on day 3 2nd test
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — After the first two days were lost to rain, the second cricket test between New Zealand and Bangladesh exploded into life on the third day Sunday as 12 wickets fell...
Karachi cricket fans treated to Delport ton in PSL
South Africa's Cameron Delport delighted thousands of cricket-starved fans at Karachi's National Stadium with a blistering century as the Pakistan Super League returned to the country's biggest...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — For the second day in a row rain has washed out all play in the second cricket test between New Zealand and Bangladesh at the Basin Reserve.
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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis (AP) — England won the Twenty20 series after humbling the West Indies by a record 137 runs in the second cricket match on Friday.
RANCHI, India (AP) — Captain Virat Kohli scored 123 runs but India was prevented from clinching the one-day cricket international series when Australia won the third match by 32 runs on...
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed has been rested along with five other potential Cricket World Cup players for the one-day international series against Australia this...
Afghanistan beats Ireland by 109 runs in 4th ODI
DEHRADUN, India (AP) — Afghanistan recovered from a top order batting collapse to beat Ireland by 109 runs in the fourth one-day cricket international on Friday.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Cricket Australia confirmed on Friday that Steve Smith and David Warner will play in the Indian Premier League on their return from a one-year suspension for the...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Heavy rain washed out the first day's play in the second cricket test between New Zealand and Bangladesh without a ball being bowled.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Darren Lehmann is set to take over as coach of the Brisbane Heat in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash in what will be his first domestic appointment since quitting the...
Watson to play PSL matches in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Shane Watson will play for his franchise in the Pakistan leg of the PSL.
The Australian all-rounder has scored 332 runs in Pakistan's premier domestic Twenty20 competition...
NAGPUR, India (AP) — Australia needed 11 runs off the last over with two wickets left, and lost to India by eight runs in the second one-day cricket international on Tuesday.
DEHRADUN, India (AP) — Andy Balbirnie's career-best 145 not out anchored Ireland to a four-wicket victory over Afghanistan in the third one-day cricket international on Tuesday.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Captain Faf du Plessis' unbeaten century took South Africa to a comfortable eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the opening one-day international on Sunday.
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand overcame grim resistance from Soumya Sarkar and captain Mahmudullah to beat Bangladesh by an innings and 51 runs in the first cricket test Sunday and to...
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Kane Williamson completed a meticulous double century and New Zealand compiled its highest score in tests to extend its domination of the first cricket test against...
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Jeet Raval, who has struggled to score a test century, and Tom Latham, who has made a habit of it, combined in a 254-run opening partnership Friday which placed New...
NZealand 86-0 at stumps on Day 1 of 1st test vs Bangladesh
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Neil Wagner took 5 for 47 to take back control of the first cricket test for New Zealand on Thursday after Tamim Iqbal's 126 put Bangladesh on top early on the opening...
Australia beats India by 7 wickets in 2nd T20 to win series
BENGALURU, India (AP) — Glenn Maxwell scored 113 not out off just 55 balls as Australia beat India by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 on Wednesday, clinching a 2-0 series win.
Ex-SLanka captain Jayasuriya banned from cricket for 2 years
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya was banned from cricket for two years on Tuesday for refusing to cooperate in an investigation of corruption in his country's...
Sri Lanka clinches historic 2-0 series win in South Africa
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) — Given no chance at the start, a patched-up and out-of-form Sri Lanka team stunned everyone to clinch its first series win in South Africa on Saturday — and the...
Butt hopes for Pakistan return, replaces Hafeez in PSL
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Salman Butt is hoping to make a national team comeback after replacing the injured Mohammad Hafeez in the Pakistan Super League.
UAE-based cricket coach banned for 10 years for corruption
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A United Arab Emirates-based coach and former official has been banned for 10 years after being found guilty of breaching three counts of the International...
Afghanistan set to “host” 1st home test in India vs Ireland
For Afghan cricket the series against Ireland includes a debut "home" test match, despite it being on Indian soil in the foothills of the Himalayas.
NZ beats Bangladesh by 8 wickets in 2nd ODI, wins series
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Opener Martin Guptill made a second consecutive century to guide New Zealand to an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second one-day cricket international and a 2-0 win in the three-match series on Saturday.
After carrying his bat for 117 in the first match which New Zealand won by eight wickets, Guptill made 118 as New Zealand — at 229-2 — surpassed Bangladesh's total of 226 with almost 14 overs remaining.
Perera ‘a bit tired’ after leading Sri Lanka to stunning win
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Sri Lanka pulled off an astounding against-the-odds run chase with 153 not out by Kusal Perera and a record last-wicket partnership of 78 to beat South Africa by one wicket in the first cricket test on Saturday.
Assistant coach Farbrace leaves England to join Warwickshire
LONDON (AP) — Paul Farbrace is leaving his position as England's assistant coach to join Warwickshire as the club's sport director.
The 51-year-old Farbrace is replacing Ashley Giles, who became managing director of the England team in December.
New Zealand wins toss, bowls in 2nd ODI vs. Bangladesh
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl on Saturday in the second one-day cricket international at Hagley Oval.
The pitch appeared to contain a little moisture, offering the possibility of some seam movement early on, though cold conditions were unlikely to help swing bowlers.
Sri Lanka 83-3 chasing 304 to win 1st test in South Africa
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) — Sri Lanka was 83-3 chasing 304 to win the first test after racing through South Africa to take five wickets for just eight runs on Friday.
That whirlwind period, when South Africa crashed from 251-5 to 259 all out in its second innings, gave an inexperienced Sri Lanka team a sight at a surprise victory when the Proteas appeared on course to set a far more daunting target.
West Indies cricket bowler banned for verbal abuse
LONDON (AP) — The International Cricket Council has banned West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel for most of the upcoming one-day international series against England after he was accused of making a homophobic comment.
Gabriel will miss four of the five upcoming ODIs against England.
England captain Joe Root was picked up on a broadcast feed saying to Gabriel: "Don't use it as an insult. There's nothing wrong with being gay."
PSL: A pathway to revive international cricket in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistan Super League is not like any other Twenty20 cricket competition. It can't compete financially with the lucrative Indian Premier League in terms of player payments, yet it's a dream for some cricketers just to be playing in it.
For the Pakistan Cricket Board, it's considered a pathway to resuming fully-fledged international cricket on home soil.
Pat Cummins voted Australia’s cricketer of the year
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Fast bowler Pat Cummins won Australian cricket's highest individual honor on Monday for his performances during a year when the national team's results were overshadowed by bans for Steve Smith and David Warner following a ball-tampering scandal.
Cummins won the Allan Border medal for Australia's leading men's cricketer with 156 votes, six ahead of off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who was voted test cricket player of the year.
UAE to host Pak-Aus ODI series next month
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan will host the five-match ODI series against Australia in the United Arab Emirates next month after Cricket Australia sought more time to assess the security situation in the country.
The PCB was hoping that it could convince Australia to play a few matches of the ODI series in Pakistan, but now they will all be played in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai from March 22-31.
NZ beats India by 4 runs in last T20, wins series 2-1
HAMILTON, New Zealand (AP) — Colin Munro plundered 72 runs from 40 balls to set New Zealand on course for a four-run win over India in the third Twenty20 cricket international on Sunday and a 2-1 win in the three-match series.
Munro and Tim Seifert, who made 43 from 25 balls, gave New Zealand a lightning start that allowed it to reach 212-4 as it batted first after losing the toss.