Pakistan is well-placed to push for victory in the first Test against New Zealand, while England beat Sri Lanka in Kandy by 57 runs to take an unassailable 2-0 series lead.
England are on the verge of taking a 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka, while New Zealand still trail Pakistan with nine wickets in hand.
The year’s not yet done, but already Indian batters have struck 15 ODI centuries, with England hot on their heels on 13, while the Proteas have only cobbled together two, writes SIMON LEWIS.
England strode to a comfortable victory over Sri Lanka on the fourth day of the first Test in Galle to win by 211 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the series.
South African-born Keaton Jennings scored 146 not out on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle to allow England to declare on 322-6 and set Sri Lanka 462 to win in two full days.
England’s Test debutant Ben Foakes enjoyed a champagne day on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle, completing a century on Test debut and taking two catches and a stumping.
Ben Foakes marked his Test debut with a superb undefeated 87 against Sri Lanka as England’s last five wickets added twice as many runs as the first five during an enthralling first day of the first Test in Galle.
Sri Lanka fast bowler Lahiru Kumara was left out of the final squad for the first Test against England in Galle as a result of reportedly breaking the team curfew on Sunday evening.
Former England captain Graham Gooch selects Barry Richards in his all-time XI.
Tammy Beaumont scored 48 runs as she helped set up England’s 17-run win over the Proteas Women in an unofficial warm-up T20 match at the Liberta Sports Club in Antigua on Monday.
A positive performance with the bat by the Sri Lankans wasn’t enough to deny England an 18-run win (courtesy of Duckworth-Lewis) after rain ended the match prematurely.
England won the fourth ODI by 18 runs on the D/L method after Sri Lanka posted a fighting 273-7 in Kandy.
England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is looking forward to starting this month’s ODI series against Sri Lanka as favourites.
Australian Test legend Neil Harvey has admitted that he still feels responsible for Don Bradman missing out on his Test average of 100, but perhaps Harvey did Bradman a favour after all.