LONDON (AP) — England took early control of the one-off cricket test against Ireland at Lord's on Thursday, with Stuart Broad taking a five-wicket haul to help dismiss the visitors for 172 before a typically aggressive reply left Ben Stokes' team only 20 runs behind.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia skipper Meg Lanning has been ruled out of the women’s Ashes cricket series in England for medical reasons.
Cricket Australia issued a statement Saturday saying Lanning was withdrawn from the squad based on medical advice for an issue which requires management from home.
AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Gujarat Titans swatted aside Mumbai Indians on Friday and set up an Indian Premier League final against Chennai Super Kings.
The final is on Sunday, when Gujarat will aim to retain the title at its Narendra Modi Stadium fortress and Chennai will try to equal Mumbai's record five titles.
Mumbai pacer Madhwal knocks Lucknow out of Indian Premier LeagueMay 24, 2023 GMT
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Mumbai fast bowler Akash Madhwal grabbed astonishing figures of 5-5 to help the Indians eliminate Lucknow Super Giants from the Indian Premier League with a thumping 81-run win on Wednesday.
Chennai beats Gujarat to reach Indian Premier League finalMay 23, 2023 GMT
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Chennai Super Kings powered their way to a record-breaking 10th Indian Premier League final with a 15-run win over defending champion Gujarat Titans in the playoffs on Tuesday.
Kohli’s century not enough as Bangalore eliminated from IPL, Mumbai through to playoffsMay 21, 2023 GMT
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Gujarat Titans opener Shubman Gill hit a superb century to outdo Virat Kohli’s second successive ton as Royal Challengers Bangalore were eliminated from the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Chennai and Lucknow join IPL-leading Gujarat in playoffsMay 20, 2023 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants qualified for the Indian Premier League playoffs with contrasting victories in their last league games on Saturday.
Chennai routed Delhi Capitals by 77 runs and Lucknow survived Rinku Singh’s late counterattack to squeeze a one-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders.
SYDNEY (AP) — Cricket Australia said Saturday that former test player and field hockey Olympian Brian Booth has died. He was 89.
Booth played 29 test matches for Australia, including two as captain.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Virat Kohli smashed a sublime century and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis continued his run of supreme batting form in their team’s all-important eight-wicket victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
England fast bowler Jofra Archer was ruled out of the upcoming Ashes series on Tuesday because of ongoing problems with his right elbow that have limited his playing time since 2021, bedeviling the career of one of cricket's most exciting talents.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan has named uncapped 21-year-old fast bowler Abdul Rahman in its 15-member squad for next month’s three-match one-day international series in Sri Lanka.
Afghanistan has already qualified for the World Cup later this year, while Sri Lanka will go through a qualifier and hope to finish among top two and qualify for the event in India.
CHELMSFORD, England (AP) — Skipper Tamim Iqbal top-scored with 69 and Mustafizur Rahman took four wickets as Bangladesh edged Ireland by five runs Sunday to secure victory in a one-day international cricket series.
Kolkata beats Chennai in IPL, Bangalore routs Rajasthan for 59May 14, 2023 GMT
CHENNAI, India (AP) — Kolkata Knight Riders rode on half centuries from its captain Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh to beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier routed Rajasthan Royals for 59, the third-lowest IPL cricket score, to secure a comprehensive 112-run victory at Jaipur.
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Opening batter Prabhsimran Singh's maiden Indian Premier League century helped Punjab Kings to eliminate Delhi Capitals from the playoffs race on Saturday.
Also, Nicholas Pooran’s unbeaten 44 off just 13 balls gained Lucknow Super Giants a crucial win at the expense of Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets.
Pakistan appoints Grant Bradburn as cricket team head coachMay 13, 2023 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Former New Zealand international Grant Bradburn was appointed as Pakistan's head coach on a two-year contract on Saturday.
The 56-year-old Bradburn had been serving as Pakistan’s interim head coach during the white-ball home series against New Zealand.
CHELMSFORD, England (AP) — Mushfiqur Rahim finished the chase that Najmul Hossain Shanto started for Bangladesh to win a thrilling one-day international against Ireland in the last over on Friday.
A delayed start due to rain reduced the match to 45 overs each, and Ireland amassed 319-6 thanks to a team-record 140 by Harry Tector.
Yadav’s maiden IPL hundred earns Mumbai win over leader GujaratMay 12, 2023 GMT
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Suryakumar Yadav's masterful maiden Indian Premier League hundred set up Mumbai Indians’ 27-run win over the high-flying Gujarat Titans on Friday.
Yadav’s unbeaten 103 off 49 balls, featuring 11 fours and six sixes, propelled Mumbai to 218-5, and made the Indians the first team to register 200-plus scores five times in one season.
Bangladesh-Ireland washed out, South Africa into World CupMay 9, 2023 GMT
CHELMSFORD, England (AP) — The first of three one-day internationals between Bangladesh and Ireland ended in a no result after the match was abandoned because of rain on Tuesday, confirming South Africa's place in this year's Cricket World Cup.
Injury-hit Jofra Archer returns from IPL, a doubt for AshesMay 9, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — England fast bowler Jofra Archer could be a doubt for the upcoming Ashes series after deciding to return from the Indian Premier League with immediate effect because of ongoing problems with his right elbow.
Hyderabad wins after IPL no-ball drama; Gujarat in controlMay 7, 2023 GMT
JAIPUR, India (AP) — Abdul Samad stayed calm amid an unexpected ending as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Rajasthan Royals by four wickets in the Indian Premier League on Sunday.
It was IPL drama at its best as Sandeep Sharma needed to defend 17 off the last six balls at Jaipur.
Consolation win for New Zealand against PakistanMay 7, 2023 GMT
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Under-strength New Zealand enjoyed a consolation 47-run win in the fifth and final one-day cricket international to deny Pakistan a clean sweep of the series on Sunday.
Babar leads Pakistan to big win over NZ and No 1 ODI rankingMay 5, 2023 GMT
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Run machine Babar Azam's 18th century made the difference as Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 102 runs on Friday and closed in on a one-day international series sweep.
Babar's 107 off 117 balls propped up Pakistan's 334-6, and New Zealand stumbled to 232 all out, its lowest total of the series.
Kolkata beats Hyderabad by 5 runs in Indian Premier LeagueMay 4, 2023 GMT
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy bowled a remarkable three-over spell as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by five runs in the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
Delhi stuns Gujarat by 5 runs in Indian Premier LeagueMay 2, 2023 GMT
AHMEDABAD, India (AP) — Last-place Delhi Capitals knocked off mighty Gujarat Titans by five runs in a low-scoring game Tuesday in the Indian Premier League.
Little-known Aman Khan (51) lifted Delhi from a precarious 23-5 to 130-8 with his first-ever half-century in any format after captain David Warner won the toss and elected to bat on a wicket where fast bowlers found plenty of assistance.
Indian Premier League’s 1,000th game won by MumbaiApril 30, 2023 GMT
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 124 runs off 62 deliveries in the Indian Premier League’s 1,000th game on Sunday but it wasn't enough as Tim David smacked a 14-ball 45 not out to give Mumbai Indians a six-wicket victory.
Gujarat tops IPL after Shankar fireworks beat KolkataApril 29, 2023 GMT
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Gujarat Titans moved atop the Indian Premier League after Vijay Shankar's quickfire half-century helped them beat Kolkata Knight Riders by seven wickets on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals remained on the bottom of the table after losing to fellow strugglers Sunrisers Hyderabad by nine runs.
Lucknow’s IPL 2nd highest total too much for PunjabApril 28, 2023 GMT
MOHALI, India (AP) — Lucknow Super Giants notched the second highest total in Indian Premier League history and it was too intimidating for Punjab Super Kings on Friday.
Lucknow's mammoth 257-5 wasn't seriously chased by Punjab, which was all out for 201 in the final over.
Sri Lanka beats Ireland again, wins test series 2-0April 28, 2023 GMT
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Prabath Jayasuriya became the fastest spinner to reach 50 test wickets and Ramesh Mendis claimed his fourth five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka cruised to an innings and 10-run win over Ireland on Friday to seal the series 2-0.
Fakhar Zaman century drives Pakistan to 5-wicket win over NZApril 27, 2023 GMT
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Fakhar Zaman smashed his ninth ODI century and powered Pakistan to a five-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first one-day international on Thursday.
Fakhar, the left-handed opener, made 117 off 114 balls and guided Pakistan to 291-5 with more than an over to spare for a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
Ireland reaches highest test score of 492 vs. Sri LankaApril 25, 2023 GMT
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Ireland took full advantage of ideal batting conditions and a tired Sri Lankan bowling attack to pile up 492 all out before the hosts responded by reaching 81-0 at stumps on day two of the second test on Tuesday.
India recalls Rahane for World Test Championship final squadApril 25, 2023 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Ajinkya Rahane has been recalled to India’s squad for next month’s World Test Championship final against Australia as one of six specialist batters in the 15-man squad.
The 34-year-old Rahane has been in boundary-hitting form in the Twenty20 format in the Indian Premier League, but he hasn’t played a test match since January of last year.
Balbirnie’s 95 powers Irish to 319-4 on Day 1 vs. Sri LankaApril 24, 2023 GMT
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — A record Irish stand of 115 between skipper Andy Balbirnie and Paul Stirling powered Ireland to an imposing 319-4 at stumps on day one of the second test against Sri Lanka on Monday.
Tendulkar, Lara honored with gates at Sydney Cricket GroundApril 24, 2023 GMT
SYDNEY (AP) — Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara have been honored with gates at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
All visiting cricket teams will enter the playing arena through the Lara-Tendulkar gates i n future at the iconic Australian stadium, Cricket Australia announced Monday.
Bangalore beats Punjab; Delhi earns 1st victory in IPL ’23April 20, 2023 GMT
MOHALI, India (AP) — Fast bowler Mohammed Siraj took 4-21 to help Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Punjab Kings by 24 runs in the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
Siraj moved atop the season list of wicket-takers with 12 in six games.
Arthur appointed Pakistan cricket team directorApril 20, 2023 GMT
RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Former coach Mickey Arthur has been appointed as the Pakistan cricket team director and to the staff for the upcoming World Cup.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be rejoining the Pakistan cricket team and look forward to working with the group,” Arthur said on Thursday before Pakistan played New Zealand in a Twenty20 at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
Former England batter Ballance retires from all cricketApril 19, 2023 GMT
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Former England batter Gary Ballance retired from all cricket Wednesday, just two months after he switched allegiance and made his test debut for Zimbabwe in a bid to revive his career.
Warner retained in Australia’s touring squad for AshesApril 19, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Veteran opener David Warner has been retained in Australia’s squad for the start of the Ashes series in England and is still in the mix for the World Test Championship final against India.
Jayasuriya 10 wickets lead Sri Lanka to big win over IrelandApril 18, 2023 GMT
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka defeated Ireland by an innings and 280 runs inside three days of the first test and recorded its biggest victory margin on Tuesday.
Ireland lost 13 wickets on the day to be all out for 143 and 168 in reply to Sri Lanka's 591-6 declared.
Iyer’s 1st IPL century not enough as Mumbai beats KolkataApril 16, 2023 GMT
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Top T20 batter Suryakumar Yadav roared back to form as Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets with 14 balls remaining in the Indian Premier League on Sunday despite a century from Venkatesh Iyer.
Karunaratne, Mendis take Sri Lanka to 386-4 vs. IrelandApril 16, 2023 GMT
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Captain Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Mendis scored centuries and shared a record partnership for the second wicket to give Sri Lanka an imposing 386-4 at stumps on the opening day of the first cricket test against Ireland on Sunday.
Sri Lanka elects to bat in 1st test against IrelandApril 16, 2023 GMT
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and elected to bat in the first-ever cricket test against against Ireland at Galle International Stadium on Sunday.
Sri Lanka has recalled wicketkeeper Sadeera Samarawickrama in place of Niroshan Dickwella, who did not play well during a recent tour of New Zealand.
Babar ton leads Pakistan to another comfortable win vs KiwisApril 15, 2023 GMT
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Captain Babar Azam scored an unbeaten century as Pakistan recorded another comfortable victory against depleted New Zealand, winning the second Twenty20 cricket international by 38 runs on Saturday.
Gujarat Titans notch 6-wicket win over Punjab Kings in IPLApril 13, 2023 GMT
MOHALI, India (AP) — The Gujarat Titans recorded a six-wicket win over the Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
Opener Shubman Gill played the winning hand with a half-century, scoring 67 off 49 balls, and guided Gujarat to 154-4 (19.5 overs) in reply to Punjab’s 153-8 (20 overs).
Mumbai beats Delhi by 6 wickets for first win in IPLApril 11, 2023 GMT
Cameron Green and Tim David survived a barrage of Anrich Nortje’s pacey yorkers in the last over and earned the Mumbai Indians a six-wicket win over the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League on Tuesday.
Last-ball win for Lucknow against Bangalore in IPLApril 10, 2023 GMT
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Lucknow Super Giants grabbed a run off the final ball to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by one wicket in a high-scoring Indian Premier League game on Monday.
Lucknow reached 213-9 in a nervy final over and overhauled Bangalore’s challenging total of 212-2.
Rahane hits this IPL’s fastest 50 in Mumbai win over ChennaiApril 8, 2023 GMT
MUMBAI, India (AP) — Ajinkya Rahane hit the fastest half-century in this Indian Premier League off 19 balls and led Chennai Super Kings to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians on Saturday.
New Zealand beats Sri Lanka by 4 wickets to win T20 seriesApril 8, 2023 GMT
QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by four wickets with one ball remaining in the third Twenty20 international Saturday to win the series 2-1 after opener Tim Seifert led its run-chase for the second match in a row.
Pandya propels Lucknow to 5-wicket win over HyderabadApril 7, 2023 GMT
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Krunal Pandya’s all-round performance against Sunrisers Hyderabad propelled Lucknow Super Giants to the top of the Indian Premier League on Friday.
Pandya's left-arm spin bagged 3-18 and helped to pin down Hyderabad for 121-8.
Bangladesh wins one-off test against Ireland by 7 wicketsApril 7, 2023 GMT
MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh wrapped up its one-off cricket test against Ireland with a seven-wicket win just after lunch on the fourth day Friday.
Bangladesh scored 369 and 138-3 while Ireland made 214 and 292.
Spinners star in IPL as Kolkata beats Bangalore by 81 runsApril 7, 2023 GMT
KOLKATA, India (AP) — Spin bowlers starred at Eden Gardens as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 81 runs in the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
Varun Chakravarthy (4-15) and Sunil Narine (2-16) shared six wickets, while 19-year-old debutant Suyash Sharma took 3-30 as the spin trio destroyed Bangalore’s chase.
Tucker ton fronts Ireland test fightback to lead BangladeshApril 6, 2023 GMT
MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Lorcan Tucker hit a flawless century on debut as Ireland fought back against Bangladesh to inject life into their one-off test on Thursday.
After falling to 51-5 on the third morning and facing an innings defeat against the much-vaunted spin attack of Bangladesh, the Irish dug in and grittily batted out the day to give themselves faint hope.
Australia picks expanded list of 24 contracted cricketersApril 6, 2023 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Cricket Australia has selected an expanded list of 24 men's contracted players with a balance of red and white-ball capabilities and as the Ashes, World Test Championship final and 50-over World Cup approaches over the next eight months.
Mushfiqur century powers Bangladesh on Day 2 vs IrelandApril 5, 2023 GMT
MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh took control against Ireland with a strong performance Wednesday on Day 2 of the one-off cricket test, highlighted by Mushfiqur Rahim’s century.
The veteran batter hit 126 to lead Bangladesh to 369 all out despite offspinner Andy McBrine's career-best 6-118.
New Zealand beats Sri Lanka in 2nd T20, levels seriesApril 5, 2023 GMT
DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) — Fast bowler Adam Milne took 5-26 as New Zealand bowled out Sri Lanka for 141 on Wednesday and went on to win the second Twenty20 cricket international by nine wickets.
Milne became only the third New Zealander to claim a five-wicket haul in a T20 international after Tim Southee (5-18 vs.
Young batter Sudharsan leads Gujarat to second win in IPLApril 4, 2023 GMT
Young batter Sai Sudharsan perfectly made up for the absence of injured Kane Williamson with an unbeaten half century and led the defending champion Gujarat Titans to an impressive six-wicket win against Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League on Tuesday.
Fit-again Afridi named in Pakistan’s white-ball squadsApril 4, 2023 GMT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi will return to international cricket after four months after he was included Tuesday in Pakistan’s white-ball squad for this month’s home series against New Zealand.
Ireland dismissed for 214 on Day 1, 1st test vs. BangladeshApril 4, 2023 GMT
MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam claimed 5-58 as Bangladesh dominated the opening day of the lone test against Ireland on Tuesday.
Playing its first test since 2019, Ireland was bowled out for 214 in its first innings after failing to deal with Bangladesh’s vaunted spin attack.
Bangladesh looks to stay aggressive in test against IrelandApril 3, 2023 GMT
MIRPUR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is eager to continue playing an attacking brand of cricket against inexperienced Ireland when their their one-off test match starts Tuesday.
Being aggressive paid off as Bangladesh dominated the Irish in winning both the one-day series 2-0 and the Twenty20 series 2-1.
Bangalore and Rajasthan enjoy resounding victories in IPLApril 2, 2023 GMT
HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis smashed half centuries to give Royal Challengers Bangalore a perfect start in cricket's Indian Premier League with an eight-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians on Sunday.