England’s 3-0 series win over Sri Lanka has moved them ahead of South Africa and up to second spot on the ICC’s Test rating log.
Despite a late rally from Sri Lanka, England took a comfortable 42-run win in the third Test at Colombo to secure a 3-0 series win.
Sri Lanka ended the third day of the third Test in all sorts of trouble against England at Colombo, while Pakistan have built a big first innings score as they seek to level the series against New Zealand.
South African-born Keaton Jennings (son of legendary wicketkeeper Ray Jennings) has taken four catches in Sri Lanka’s first innings of the third Test at Colombo.
Bangladesh beat the West Indies at Chittagong, while honours are even in the Tests between Sri Lanka and England, and Pakistan and New Zealand.
Jonny Bairstow’s 110 for England against Sri Lanka, and Nayeem Hasan’s 5-61 on debut for Bangladesh against West Indies were the highlights of Friday’s Test cricket action.
Amy Jones and Natalie Sciver scored half-centuries to claim an eight-wicket win against India as England booked their place against Australia in the World T20 Final.
England will replace the Proteas as the No 2-ranked Test side on the ICC rankings.
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.