Mathews puts Sri Lanka on top in deciding Pakistan Test

Pallekele (Sri Lanka) (AFP) - Skipper Angelo Mathews battled his way to an unbeaten 77 as Sri Lanka seized the advantage in the series-deciding third and final Test against Pakistan in Pallekele on Sunday.

Joker Steven Smith eager to have last Ashes laugh

When Steven Smith made his Ashes debut in Perth during England's victorious 2010/11 tour of Australia he was, following prompting from then captain Ricky Ponting, clear on his role in the team.

Aussies win final Ashes tune-up easily

Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc impressed with the Dukes ball as Australia recorded a 169-run win over Essex in their final Ashes tune-up.

Woeful Pakistan hand Sri Lanka advantage in decider

Pallekele (Sri Lanka) (AFP) - Pakistan's brittle top-order undid the good work by leg-spinner Yasir Shah as Sri Lanka seized control of the series-deciding third and final Test in Pallekele on Saturday.

South Africa start build-up to Twenty20 World Cup

(Reuters) - South Africa begin their build-up to next year’s Twenty20 World Cup when they take on Bangladesh in the first match of a two-game series on Sunday. The fixture is the firs...

Hazlewood hammered in Ashes tour game

Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc both snared a wicket as Australia reduced Essex to 2-81 at lunch on day four of the Ashes tour game.