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*  Windies win toss and field but drop catches, miss stumping and run outs so SA make slow but steady progress,Elgar scores ton and du Plessis reaches 99 by stumps.At Port Elizabeth 2nd Test South Africa 250-2,88 overs(Elgar 121,Du Plessis 99*) v West Indies  Live Scorecard 


McCullum celebrates Boxing Day in style but misses out on double ton after Sri Lanka's decision to insert NZ backfires with both opening bowlers taking a tumble first ball:At Christchurch 1st Test New Zealand 429-7,80.3 overs(McCullum 195, Neesham 85) v Sri Lanka Live scorecard


Australia win toss and bat,Warner falls for a Boxing Day duck,fifties for Rogers and Watson,Smith's sublime form continues:At MCG 3rd Test Australia 259-5,90 overs(Smith 72*, Rogers 57,Watson 52) v India Live scorecard


More time needed for proper result in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Gold League, Final:At Karachi National Bank of Pakistan 242,93.5(Manzoor Khan 5-43) & 508,160.3 overs(Kamran Akmal 137,Raza Hassan 123,Sami Aslan 121,Imran Ali 5-85) drew with Sui Northern Gas Pipeliners Ltd 543,173 overs(Mohammad Rizwan 221,Khurran Shehzed 120) & 28-0,10 overs   Live scorecard   Sui won on 1st innings


*  Why punish the West Indies players when the administration is to blame? As ever, the West Indies board has taken the short-term view and removed supposedly troublesome players instead of recognising its own incompetence writes Michael Holding  'Bravo, Pollard, Sammy being victimised' says their lawyer More   Jason Holder has replaced Dwayne Bravo as West Indies' ODI captain and will lead the team in the five-match ODI series against South Africa, which starts on January 16, 2015


*  Andrew Flintoff  struggled on his Brisbane Heat debut as they suffered a 56-run defeat by Sydney Thunder in the Australian Big Bash.More


*  Eoin Morgan is appointed England One Day Captain despite missing 21 calls from ECB selector  James Whitaker  More 


*  New Zealand win toss and bat first and post decent total.Henry takes fifer and Pakistan fail the challenge so NZ take the series 3-2:At Abu Dhabi 5th ODI New Zealand 275-4,50 overs(Williamson 97,Taylor 88*) beat Pakistan 207,43.3 overs(Haris Sohail 65,Henry 5-30) by 68 runs Scorecard


*  New Zealand win toss and bat well posting 299,Williamson scores ton,Pakistan chase well with Younis ton but fall 7 short:At Abu Dhabi  4th ODI New Zealand 299-5,50 overs(Williamson 123,Gupthill 58) beat Pakistan 292-8,50 overs(Younis Khan 104,Afridi 49) by 7 runs Scorecard


*  Windies win toss and field but start is delayed.Openers add fifty but then Roach and Cottrell remove both and du Plessis for a duck then de Villiers and Amla with some good fortune rebuild innings and both score tons,Roach injured,Amla complete double ton and Van Zyl hits debut test   ton before SA declare then the rain come.Windies reply brightly but Smith suffers controversial dismissal by 3rd umpire,Windies collpase and follow on,Roach does not bat.Steyne injured but returns to take sixfer as Windies fold a second time.:At Centurion 1st Test South Africa 552-5dec,140.3 overs(de Villiers 149*, Amla 208,van Zyl 101*) beat West Indies 201,60.2 overs(Philander 4-29)  & 131,42.3 overs(Johnson 39,Steyne 6-34) by an innings and 220 runs Scorecard


*  India win toss and bat well,Vijay hits ton 1st day,Hazlwood takes fifer as OZ bowlers retake initiative.Skipper Smith's fine form continues 2nd day completes ton day3,lower order flourishes as Johnson hits 88 and Starc a fifty to take 1st innings lead of 97,India set Oz 128 to win which they do in a rush:At Brisbane 2nd Test India 408,109 overs(Vijay 144,Rahane 81,Hazlewood 5-68) & 224,64.4 overs(Johnson 4-74) lost to Australia 505,109.4 overs(S Smith 133,Johnson 88,Starc 52) & 130-6,24.1 overs(Rogers 55)  by 4 wickets Scorecard


*  Change of captains for second test.Dhoni returns for India while Steve Smith takes up the role for Australia with Clarke sidelined with injury   More   Surgery for Clarke's hamstring injury More


*  Kenya collapse to huge defeat in 3rd UODI:At Lahore 2nd UODI Pakistan 'A' 265-5,45 overs(Babar Azam 97,Fawad Alam 84*) beat Kenya 52,22 overs(Zia-ul-Haq 5-9) by 213 runs Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka win and bat first,Dilshan scores ton,Chandimal and Perera hit fifties, despite good Jordan last ove SL total past 300.England lose Ali and Hales cheaply then when Cook goes for 33,Taylor and Morgan follow quickly leaving England 78-5,Root hits 80 in vain,Sangakkara and Jayawardene take the last England wicket on their last ODI match in Sri Lanka before retirement:At Colombo RPS 7th ODI Sri Lanka 302-6,50 overs beat England 215,40 overs(Root 80) by 87 runs Scorecard   Sri Lanka win series 5-2


*  Sri Lanka win and bat well with Sangakkara hitting another ton,Cook fails and England top order underperform with Morgan duck but Root and Buttler remain:At Pallekelle Sri Lanka 292-7,50 overs(Sangakkara 112,Dilshan 62) v England 106-5,22 overs(Root 37*,Buttler18*) Scorecard


Pakistan win toss,Mohammad Hafeez holds fort as innings slumps to 20-3 but innings recovers with Misba and Haris Sohail,Henry takes fourfer,Wiliamson sees NZ to win with:At Sharjah 1st ODI Pakistan 209-6,40.3 overs(M Hafeez 76,Misbah' 40,Henry 4-34) lost New Zealand 255-6,45 overs(Williamson 70*,Devcich 58) by 4 wickets Scorecard


*  Sean Abbott in his 1st match back after Phil Hughes death takes 6-14 to rout Queensland who crash to massive defeat,Ryan Carters and Kurtis Patterson scores to s for NSW:At SCG Sheffield Shield Queensland 268,86.5 overs(Hopes 85,Burns 59,Starc 3-52,Abbott 2-53) & 99,43.2 overs(Abbott 6-14) lost to New South Wales 447,153.2 overs(Carters 198,Patterson 126) by an innings & 80 runs  Scorecard    Sheffield Shield Table


*  Windies rout  SA Invitation XI,Cottrell takes fiverfer. Kleinveldt removes Brathwaite and Johnson cheaply in reply but Smith and Samuels with a ton add 182 by stumps to reach 360 when Samuels retired,Chanderpaul out for duc,3rd day no play :At Benoni South African Invitation XI 125,36.1 overs(Cottrell 5-16) & 17-0,6.2 overs drew with West Indians  508,115.1 overs,(Samuels 203ret, DS Smith 174ret) Scorecard


*  England win toss and field,Finn removes Perera for a duck,Sangakkara hits 91,Woakes takes sixfer then the rains came.Match to resume tomorrow with 50 over innings scheduled. Senanayake removes openers cheaply but Root and Taylor set up win with 104 run partnership,Root finishes  with not out ton:At Pallekelle 5th ODI  Sri Lanka 239,49 overs(Sangakkara 91,Mathews 40,Dilshan 35,Woakes 6-47) lost to England 240-5,49.1 overs(Root 104*,Taylor 68 by 5 wickets  Scorecard


*  Emotional Adelaide sees Warner hit fine century,skipper Clarke injured and Smith batting fluently but India took late wickets,Clarke returns and with Smith put on 213 for 7th wicket,both scoring centuries on rain reduced 2nd day.India make robust reply with Kohli scoring tonOz take 1st innings lead 73 as Lyons takes fivefer.Warner scores 2nd ton. Oz set India 363 with 98 overs to playStunning ton from Kohli and near miss from Vijay Takes India close4.Umpire4s errors on last day.Lyons takes sevenfer:At Adelaide 1st Test Australia 517-7,120 overs(Warner 145,Smith 162*,Clarke 128) & 290-5dec,69 overs(Warner 102,Smith 52*) beat India 444,116.4 overs(Kohli 115,Pujara 73, Rahane 62,Vijay 53,Lyons 5-134) & 315,89.2 overs(Kohli 141,Vijay 99,Lyons 7-151) by 48 runs  Scorecard


*  England win toss and bat ,Hales goes for a duck but James Taylor hits 90 to set up strong position but England lose wickets and post below par total.England fight hard taking  the game to last over but suffer because of wides and Hales dropping Mathews:At Colombo RPS 4th ODI England 265,50 overs(J Taylor 90,Morgan 62,Herath 3-36) lost to Sri Lanka 267-4,49.4 overs(Sangakkara 85,Mathews 50*,Jordan 2-32) by 6 wickets Scorecard


*  Babar Azam with big double tonrevives State Bank's prospects but they can not bowl out Habib so Habib win on 1st innings:At Faisalabad Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Silver League Final State Bank of Pakistan162,40.4 overs(Abdur Rehman 4-35) & 527-8dec,96 overs(Barbar Azam 266,Abdur Rehamn 4-222) v Habib Bank Ltd 356,128.2 overs & 211-7,114 overs Scorecard


*  East Zone takes Deodhar Trophy 50/50  Final by 24 runs Scorecard


*  Indians take some more batting practice in drawn 2 day match at Adelaide  Scorecard


Pakistan win 1st T20 by 7 wickets with 5 balls to spare:At Dubai ICS 1st T20 New Zealand 135-7,20 overs lost to Pakistan 140-3,19.1 overs(Sarfraz Ahmed 76*) by 7 wickets Scorecard


*  UAE wrapped up the 4 match ODI series with Afganistan with a 30 run victory:At Dubai 4th ODI UAE 258-9,50 overs beat  Afghanistan 228,49.3 overs by 30 runs Scorecard UAE won series 3-1  Andrew Nixon reports


*  Hillel Oscar a stalwart of Israeli cricket who played 39 times in ICC Cricket World Trophy competitions was killed by a ball while umpiring. His funeral today Wednesday More

*  Phillip Hughes funeral was held in his hometown of Macksville with over 1000 attending. Michael Clarke Australia's captain gave a moving euology  More   Nick Compton at the funeral


*  Sri Lanka win and bat and lose Perera then the rains come reducing match to 35/35 overs.On resumption lose Dilshan and Kandamby,Sangakkara and Mathews restore innings,Thirimanne hits fifty,SL accelerate well at close.England reply swiftly but run out mix up ends Ali innings,Buttler & Root see England to win:At Hambantota 3rd ODI Sri Lanka 242-8,35/35 overs(Sangakkara 63,Thirimane 62*,Woakes 3-41) lost to England 236-5,33.4 overs(Ali 58,Buttler 55*,Root 48*) by 5 wickets D/L Method  Scorecard   Sangakkara takes record for most ODI dismissals   Alastair Cook banned for one ODI for slow over rate


*  Afghanistan finally break their jinx with UAE with a two wicket win with two balls to spare thanks to some swashbuckling tailend batting lead by Mirwais Ashraf:At  Dubai 3rd ODI UAE 273-5,50 overs(Khurran Khan 85) lost to Afghanistan 276-8,49.4 overs(Javed Amedi 67,Mirwis Ashraf 52*) by 2 wickets Scorecard   Andrew Nixon reports


*  UAE continue their winning ways over Afghanistan with 6 wicket win at Dubai November 30th Scorecard


Andrew Balbirnie hits maiden to for Ireland in victory over New Zealand 'A' at Dubai November 29th Report from Cricket Europe Scorecard


*  Suriname have secured promotion to Americas Division One after winning the Division Two tournament in Florida yesterday. They have also qualified for ICC World Cricket League Division 6.  Andrew Nixon reports


*  Joe Root has signed a two year extension to his contract with Yorkshire until 2016.  Root is joined by Andrew Hodd and Adil Rashid who will play for the County champions until 2016 at least.Neil Whitaker reports

*  England win toss and bat poorly, Dilshan bowls Ali so medocre total posted. England bowling ineffective as SL win by 8 wickets:At Colombo PRS England 185,43/45 overs lose to Sri Lanka 186-2,34.2 overs(Jayawardene 77*,Sangakkara 67*) by 8 wickets Scorecard


*  Bangladesh win again but closer margin,Mahmudullah top scores. Taylor and Mire hit fifties but fail to take Zim to win:At Dhaka 4th ODI Bangladesh 256-8,50 overs beat Zimbabwe 235-8  by 25 runs Scorecard


Australia Test batsman Phillip Hughes has died aged 25, two days after being struck on the top of the neck by a ball during a domestic match in Sydney. Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he passed away in hospital, never regaining consciousness.More


*  Bangladesh win easily again.Anamul Haque misses out on ton ,only Chigumbura fires for Zim:At Mirpur 3rd ODI Bangladesh 297-6,50 overs(Anamul Haque 95) beat Zimbabwe 173,39.5 overs(Chigumbura 55*,Arafat Sunny 4-27) by 124 runs Scorecard


Rain delays start of 1st ODI between Sri Lanka and England at Colombo.England win toss and bowl,Dilshan and Perera give SL good start, Jayawardene and Matthews accelerate but cut short by Tredwell,Thirimanne & Mendis take SL beyond 300,Moen Ali hits magnificent ton and Bopara maintains challenge but in vain:At RPS Colombo Sri Lanka 317-6,50 overs(Dilshan 88,Perera 59,Jayawardene 55) beat England 292,47.1overs(Ali 119,Bopara 60,Perera 3-44) by 25 runs  Scorecard


Pakistan win toss and bat first,NZ call up Vettori,Hafeez hits big ton but misses out on double century,No play on day 2 November 27th in tribute to Phil Hughes.Pakistan lose 6 wkts for 40,Craig takes sevenfer.Latham falls early in reply but McCullum & Williamson add 198 by stumps,McCullum completes double ton but Williamson misses out.NZ take 349 run lead.Pakistan collpase save Asad Shafiq:At Sharjah 3rd Test Pakistan 351,153.1 overs(Mohammad Hafeez 197,Craig 7-94) & 259,63.3 overs(Asad Shafiq 137,Boult 4-38)  lost to New Zealand 690,130 overs(McCullum 202,Williamson 192) by an innings and 80 runs Scorecard  Three Match Series Drawn 1-1


Fiji thrash Samoa by 9 wickets and so return to ICC world Cricket League Andrew Nixon reports


Michael Vaughan to take 'Twenty20 FA Cup' to ECB More WCC has lobbied for a much wider T20 competition for a decade or more


*  Phil Hughes in critical condition after being hit by bouncer More  Match Abandoned


*  Indians take useful batting practise at Adelaide Scorecard


*  After 4 rained off matches scheduled for Dambulla, Nepal and Hong Kong decamped to Colombo and finally played a T20 which HK won by 2 wickets with one ball left. In the low scoring match Sompal Kami at no 10 hit 40 for Nepal who totalled 72 while HK slumped to 48-7 before the 8th wicket pair added 34 Scorecard  Andrew Nixon reports


*  PNG  beat Vanuatu by 7 wickets to  progress to ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier  Andrew Nixon reports


*  Bangladesh win toss and set challenging total after openers post 151.Zim lose top order early.solomon Mire hits fifty but Zim finish well short:At Chittagong 2nd ODI Bangladesh 251-7,50 overs(Anamul Haque 80,Tamin Iqbal 76) beat Zimbabwe 183,44.3 overs(Mire 50,Arafat Sunny 4-29) by 68 runs Scorecard


*  Australia make it 4-1 with 2 wicket victory after late hiccup,De Kock scores ton for SA, Rossouw takes 4 catches:At  SCG 5th ODI South Africa 280-6,50 overs(de Kock 107,Rossouw 51,Behardien 63*) lost to Australia 275-8,47.1/48 overs(Watson 82,Finch 76,Smith 67,Peterson 4-32) by 2 wickets D/L Method Scorecard


*  Bangladesh recover from perilous start thanks to tonfrom shakib abd sixty from Rahim,Zim's chase folds with Taylor dismissal for fifty:At Chittagong 1st ODI Bangladesh 281-7,50 overs(Shakib Al Hassan 101, Mushfiqur Rahim 65,Sabir Rahman 44*) beat Zimbabwe 194,42.1 overs(BRM Taylor 54,Shakib al Hassan 4-41) by 87 runs Scorecard


*  Australia snatch win with one over to go thenks to Smith ton,Wade fifty and unbeaten cameo from Faulkner after losing 5 wickets for 98. de Villiers misses out on ton for SA:At MCG South Africa 267-8,50 overs(de Villiers 93) lost to Australia 268-7,49 overs(Smith 104,Wade 53) by 3 wickets Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka 'A' win toss and bat,Finn,Ali and Stokes take wickets in rain reduced opening match,Cook and Ali hit fifties in easy win:At  Colombo Sri Lanka 'A' 198-6,43/43 overs(Perera 56) lost to England XI 145-2,25/43 overs(Cook 54,Ali 56) by 8 wickets Scorecard


*  PNG  beat Fiji and Cook Islands to make  good start in East Asia Pacific T20  regional qualifying competition for ICC T20 Qualifier Andrew Nixon report on the eight nation tournament in New South Wales


*  Australia's batting thrives on back of Finch century but SA reply strongly until Amla and de Villiers fall:At  Canberra Australia 329-5,50 overs(Finch 109,Smith 73*,Warner 53) beat South Africa 256,44.3 overs(Amla 102,de Villers 52,Starc 4-32,Haslewood 3-52) by 73 runs Scorecard


Tom Latham scores another ton as NZ win toss and bat first but lose three by close.Latham falls at once 2nd day but lower order grind out a decent total,Pakistan lose two wickets by close and lose the appetite for tons save Sarfraz Ahmed who finds obdurate partner in no 11,Taylor scores ton as NZ sets Pakistan 261,NZ bowlers stiffle Pakistan chase:At Dubai 2nd Test New Zealand 403,156 overs(Latham 137,Zulfiqar Babar 4-137) & 250-9,64.5 overs(Taylor 104,Yasir Shah 5-79,Z Babar 4-96)  drew with Pakistan 392-9,145  overs(Sarfraz Ahmed 111*,Younis Khan 72,Azhar Ali 75) &  196-5,67 overs Scorecard

*  Australia Women wrap up series with emphatic win over Windies:At Bowral Australia Women 275-5,50 overs beat West Indies Women 127,24.5 overs by 148 runs Scorecard


*  India Women win toss and bat.Kamini and Raut grind out centuries by close,Kamini misses out on double ton. In reply du Preeze scores ton but SA still follow on and lose 6 wickets by close:At Mysore Only Test India Women 400-6dec,148.4 overs(Kamini 192,Raut 130) beat South Africa 234,110 overs(du Preeze 102,Chetty 53,Kaur 5- 44,Gayakwad 4-56) & fo 132,78.2 overs by an innings & 34 runs Scorecard


*  Angelo Mathews hits fine century so Sri Lanka post good total but fail miserably in final over.Kohli century sees India home to complete 5 match whitewash:At Ranchi 5th ODI Sri Lanka 286-8,50 overs(Mathews 139*) lost to India 288-7,48.4 overs(Kohli 139*,Rayadu 59,Mendis 4-73) by 3 wickets Scorecard


*  Australia's batting falls apart save Marsh as Morkell saves fifer, Hazlewood takes fifer for Oz but SA win by 3 wickets:At Perth 2nd ODI Australia 154,41.4 overs(Marsh 67,Morkell 5-21) lost to South Africa 157-7,27.4 overs(Hazlewood 5-31)  by 3 wickets Scorecard


*  Michael Clarke suffers recurrence of hamstring injury so misses rest of South Africa series More


*  Australia put in and prosper.Johnson removes SA'a openers cheaply but SA fight back as de Villiers and Miller add 128 but then collpase but for last pair who add 44:At Perth 1st ODI Australia 300-8,50 overs beat South Africa 268,48.3, overs(de Villiers 80,Miller 60,Coulter-Nile 4-48) by 32 runs Scorecard


*  Afghanistan U-19s in  massive wins in Asia Cricket Council Under 19s Premier Nations League More  Then beat Nepal by 5 wickets  Scorecard  Poor Saudis record five ducks in defeat by Malaysia Scorecard


*  Chris Gayle returns to Test cricket More included in Windies squad for South Africa. Ramdin named Test skipper More


*  India win toss and enjoy runfest with Rohit Sharma scoring first 250 in ODI cricket having been dropped on 4:At Kolkata 4th ODI India 404-5,50 overs(Rohit sharma 256,Kohli 66) beat Sri Lanka 251,43.1 overs(Mathews 75,Thirimanne 59) by 153 runs India lead series 4-0

Nepal plays 1st class matches in Sri Lanka but is there consistency in 1st class classicification, Andrew Nixon discusses

 win toss and ba.both openers scores ton putting on 225 for 1st wicket and finally post 500.Zim save follow on. Monimul Haque hits ton and Bangaldesh set Zim 449 to win and Zim fall some way short so Bangladesh win series 3-0:At Chittagong 3rd Test Bangladesh 503,154.3 overs(Tamin Iqbal 109,Imrul Kayes 130) & 319-5,78 overs(Monimul Haque 130*) beat Zimbabwe 374,106 overs (Raza 82,Masakadza 81,Chigumbura 88,Jubair Hossain 5-96) & 262,85 overs(Sikander Raza 65,Chakabva 89*) by 186 runs Scorecard


Sachin Tenkulkar interviewed on BBC Radio 5 More


*  Stafanie Taylor hits 95 for Windies but is matched by Meg Lanning for Oz who win :At Sydney 1st ODI West Indies Women 240-8 ,50 overs(Taylor 95,Matthews 55) lost to Australia Women 241-7,49.3 overs(Lanning 95,Bolton 59,Perry 53) by 3 wickets Scorecard


Pakistan win toss and bat first and to good effect. Hafeez misses out on ton but Ahmed Shazeb survives some missed chances to hit big ton before hitting wicket,Younis and Misba' cash in.It is Kiwis task to show more resolve than Oz against Pakitan's spinners, in fact they lose three early wickets including Taylor for a duck.Latham scores ton but NZ fall 304 short.Sodhi takes 2 wickets as Pakistan lead passes 400 and declare once Hafeez reaches ton.Kiwis succumb again, 8th pair resist up to stumps.Sodhi hits sixty:At Abu Dhabi  1st Test Pakistan 566-3dec,170.5 overs(Ahmed Shazeb 175,Misba' 102*,Younis Khan 100*) & 175-2,39.1 overs(Mohammed Hafeez 101*) beat New Zealand  262,87.3 overs(Latham 103,Rahat Ali 4-22)  & 231,70.1 overs(Sodhi 63) by 248 runs Scorecard 


*  Stafanie Taylor finds form so Windies Women post competitive total which Oz reach with one ball to spare to take series:At West Indies Women 149-6,20 overs(S Taylor 78) lost to Australia Women 150-6,49.5 overs(Lanning 51) by 4 wickets Scorecard


*  Australia bowls well and gives SA a thrashing:At MCG 2nd t20 South Africa 101-7,20 overs lost to Australia 102-3,12.4 overs by 7 wickets Scorecard


*  Sri Lanka win toss and bat,Perera out for duck.Prasad & Matthews add quck fifty at the innings end to post a challenging total.In reply Rahane falls early,Rayadu  scores ton as India win easilyAt Ahmedabad 2nd ODI Sri Lanka 274-8,50 overs(Mathews 92*,Sagakkara 61,Prasad 30*) v India 275-4,44.3 overs(Rayadu 121*,Dhawan 79) Scorecard


*  Anderson  has been ruled out of England's one-day series against Sri Lanka later this month as he continues to recover from a knee injury.  More


*  Australia Women thash Windies in 2nd t20 as Windies batting fails miserably to give Oz Ladies 2-0 lead in series Scorecard


*  Australia carry on losing,this time at home:At Adelaide 1st t20 Australia 144-6,20 overs(Watson 47,Faulkner 41*,Abbott 3-21) lost to South Africa 145-3,19 overs(Rossouw 78, de Kock 47) by 7 wickets Scorecard


*  BCCI demands $42m in damages from WICB More Another case of the rich clobbering the poor. How does such a demand ameliorate world cricket? And what would BCCI do with this $42m. WICB standoff with players ends reportedly and December tour to SA is on More Brian Lara thinks Windies Cricket will survive


*  Bangladesh win toss and bat first taking their time on 1st day against accurate Zim bowling,centuries for Tamin and shakib as Bangldesh post substantial 1st innings.Zim lose 1 wicket by close of play day 2.Hamilton Masakazda hit ton and with Chakabva put on 150 then tail folds to give Bangladesh 1st innings lead of 65 runs.Zim fall over on 5th day  :At Khulna 2nd Test Bangladesh 433,158.3 overs(Tamin Iqbal 109,Shakib Al Hasan 137) & 248-9dec,383.5 overs beat Zimbabwe 368, 135.1 overs(Masakadza 158,Chakabva 101,Shakib al Hassan 5-80) & 151,50.1 overs(Masakadza 61,Shkid Al Hassan 4-44) by 162 runs Scorecard


*  India put in run riot.Tons for Rahane and Dhawan.Sri Lanka fail the challenge and are thrashed:At Cuttack 1st ODI India 363-5,50 overs beat Sri Lanka 194,39.4 overs by 169 runs  Scorecard


*  Afghanistan U-19s complete significant series win over Pakistan U-19s in Lahore Scorecard  Andrew Nixon reports


Pakistan win toss and bat first losing two early wickets but then Younis Khan(3rd in a row) and Azhar Ali hit tons,Younis goes on to double ton and Misbah makes it three before Pakistan declare.Rogers fall quickly.Bad light ends play early,Oz batting fails,Pakistan bat again ans Yoinis fails! but tons for Azhar Ali & Misba' who hits fastest ever fifty and equal fastest ton.Oz set 603 runs to win lose three before reaching 100.Oz have aday to bat to save the match.Smith and Marsh resist for a while but crushing defeat lcomes by 1.35pm local time:At Abu Dhabi 2nd Test Pakistan 570-6dec,122 overs(Y Khan 213,Azhar Ali 109,Misbah' 101) & 293-3dec,60.1 overs beat Australia 261,67 overs(Marsh 87) & 246,88.3 overs(Smith 97,Zulfiqar Babar 5-120) by 356 runs Scorecard  Pakistan win series 2-0  Michael Clarke laments whitewash


Nepal top order set up challenging total despite late order collapse to Mukasa fifer.Uganda struggle to maintain run rate though Mukasa scores  fifty but lower order collapse to give Nepal convincing win. Division Three Final Scorecard   ICC World Cricket League Division 3    Points Table Uganda had beaten Nepal by 20 runs in the earlier round robin matches. Both countries are promoted to ICC World Cricket League Dividion 2


*  Wasim Khan takes over as CEO at Leicestershire More


*  Yorkshire players dominate Lions squads for both 1st class and ODIs.Jonathan Trott recalled More


*  Uganda returns to form with emphatic win over Bermuda,Roger Mukasa hits 86 Scorecard Nepal beat Malaysia easily D/L Method to take over top spot from Uanda on net run rate Scorecard Singapore beats USA by 32 runs D/L Method Scorecard ICC World Cricket League Division 3 Points Table


*  Cancelled and abandoned tours. There have been quite a few since 1789! More


*  Uganda's batting falls apart in defeat by Malaysia so ending unbeaten run Scorecard  Nepal lose three early wickets in chasing  revised D/L Target against USA  Scorecard  Arjun Muterja hits ton for Singapore in no resuly match with Bermuda Scorecard ICC World Cricket League Division 3 Points Table


*  Malla hits ton and Nepal thrash Singapore by 190 runs  Scorecard  Weather disrupts  match between Bermuda and Malaysia with Bermuda in the ascendancy and they win by 37 runs D/L Method Scorecard Likewise match with Uganda in strong position with USA and D/L method by 24 runs thus remaining unbeaten Scorecard  Points Table   Andrew Nixon reports


*  Even stevens in Dhaka  ends with 3 wicket win for Bangladesh.Tajul Islam takes eightfer.Bangladesh lose three wickets for no runs at start of 4th innings:At Dhaka 1st Test Zimbabwe 240,75.5(Shakib Al Hassan 6-59) overs & 114,35.5 overs(Tajul Islam 8-39) v Bangladesh 254,98 overs(Panyangara 5-59) & 101-7,33.3 overs Scorecard


*  Uganda beat Nepal by 29 runs Scorecard and Singapore in a thriller by 1 run with last ball run out Scorecard   USA beat Bermuda by 5 wickets Scorecard but lose to hosts Malaysia by 5 wickets Scorecard  Singapore beat Malaysia by 2 wickets Scorecard  Nepal thrash Bermuda by 8 wickets Scorecard   ICC World Cricket League Division 3  Points Table    Andrew Nixon reports


*  Amla hits ton and SA post a total beyond NZ though keeper Ronchi makes reply respectable:At Mount Maunganui South Africa 282-9,50 overs(H Amla 119) beat New Zealand 210,46.3 overs(Ronchi 79) by 72 runs Scorecard


* WICB seeks meeting with BCCI after marathon board meeting More  BCCI suspends all bilateral tours with WIBC More


*  Australia take two early wickets after Pakistan win toss and bat first,Younis Khan hits a ton and Sarfaz Ahmed so Pakistan make slow progress to substantial total,Warner hits ton  but Oz lose  wickets so Pakistan take 151 run lead and then with tons from Younis Khan & Ahmed Shehzad set Oz 438 to win. Oz lose 4 wickets by close,Smith and Mitchell fight on but in vain so Pakistan win by a mile :At Dubai 1st Test Pakistan 454,145 overs(Younis Khan 106,Safraz Ahmed 109,Mitchell 3-39) & 286-2dec, 78 overs(Shehzad 131,Y Khan 103*) beat Australia 303,103.1 overs(Warner 133,Yasir Shah 3-66) & 216,91 overs(Mitchell 63,Smith 55,Zulfiqar Babar 5-74) by 221 runs Scorecard

*  Dwayne Bravo has written to WICB president Dave Cameron, "on behalf of the West Indies team", seeking the president's "urgent intervention" over the payments issue that has erupted between the players, the board and West Indies Players' Association. In the letter, Bravo said WIPA no longer represented the players and its board should resign, and that the players will explore other avenues to resolve the issue should the board not step in and work it out.  More


*  Australia bat first and Finch falls early,smit's good form persists.Mohammad Irfan fails to score off last 4 balls & Oz win thriller by 1 run:At Abu Dhabi 3rd ODI Australia 231-9,50 overs(Smith 77,S Tanvir 3-40) beat Pakistan 230.50 overs(Asad Shafiq 50) by 1 run Scorecard Australia win series 3-0


*  Lots of current Test players in this 'A' series,Karunaratne hits ton for SL,Windies follows their seniors in India and collapse to Prasanna and follow on, SL win handsomely:At Hambantota 1st Unofficial Test Sri Lanka 'A' 413,140.1 overs(Karunaretne 139,Thirimanne 93,Chandimal 83,Shillingford 5-160)  & 34-0,4.3 overs beat West Indies 'A' 160,51 overs(Walton 50,Prasanna 6-64) & 285,80.3 overs(Edwards 77,Shillingford 63) by 10 wickets  Scorecard


*  Windies seeming en route to victory implode dramatically losing 8 wickets for 45 runs,Smith misses out on ton and Samuels goes into strange dot ball block mode so series is levelled,India having wion toss elected to bat first this time:At Delhi 2nd ODI India 263-7,50 overs(Kohli 62,Raina 62,Dhoni 51,Taylor 3-54) beat West Indies 215,46.3 overs(Smith 97,Pollard 40,M Shami 4-36,Jadeja 3-44) by 48 runs Scorecard Lendl Simmons out of tour with back injury More Third ODI called off due to Cyclone More


*  MCC Women to tour China and Hong Kong departing London for Beijing October 11th,Manager Mike Gatting,Skipper Natasha Miles More


*  Windies players defer strike action so 1st ODI v India goes ahead today at Kochi. India win toss and field,Samuels hits magnificent century,India start brightly but then lose  four wiclets cheaply and never recover apart from 10th wicket stand.So,no Gayle,no Narine and Windies give India a right royal thrashing:At Kochi 1st ODI West Indies 321-6,50 overs(Samuels 126*,Ramdin 61) beat India  197,41 overs(Dhawan 68) by 124 runs  Scorecard


Australia easily beat Pakistan in t20 at Dubai ICS  Scorecard  Smith scores ton and Mitchell Johnson takes threefer as Australia beat Pakisatan by 93 runs ist ODI at Sharjah Scorecard


*  KP reveals all,critical of Prior, Flower, Anderson and Broad et al KP:The Autobiography  More Comment  and Yet More  Guardian Review


*  Cameron White ton steers Victoria to 4 wicket win over South Australia at Brisbane Match 4 Matador BBQs 50/50 Cup  Scorecard


*  Chennai take Champions League 20/20 title with 8 wicket win over Kolkata with 9 balls to spare,Raina scores 109 not out for Supper Kings:At  bangalore Champions League Final Kolkata Night Riders 180-6,20 overs(Gambir 80) lost to Chennai Super Kings 185-2,19.3 overs(Raina 109*) by 8 wickets More


*  Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 68 runs in Asian Games Men's Cricket Final Scorecard


*  Scotland beat Tasmania by 10 runs Scorecard and Afghanistan beat Auckland by 9 wickets as Usman Ghani hits unbeaten ton Scorecard

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*  Kuwait already bowled out by Nepal for 20 crumble again Asian Games Men's Cricket Competition 20/20 at Incheon South Korea Quarter final to Bangladesh all out 21 to lose by 203 runs Scorecard Afghanistan beat Nepal by 8 runs Scorecard Hong Kong beat Malaysia by 7 wickets Scorecard  Sri Lanka beat South Korea by 117 runs Scorecard    Andrew Nixon reports


*  Queensland thrash an Ireland XI by 230 runs in ICC World cup Warm Up Associate matches at Gold Coast, Joe Cowan hits ton Scorecard Tasmania humble Scotland by 186 runs at Hobart, Fred Cowan scores a ton Scorecard


*  Champions Yorkshire struggle on day one,big Nick Compton century helps Somerset to large 1st innings lead but Yorks.Root hits 97 so Somerset chase 182 and crumble but last pair survive 37 balls to draw match:At Headingley Yorkshire 253,83.1 overs(Lees 83,Trego 4-59) & 365,94.5 overs(Root 97,Trego 7-84) drew with Somerset 437,120.1 overs(Compton 156) & 151-9,44 overs Neil Whitaker reports  Scorecard Barker fifer puts Warwickshire in the ascendency,tons from Chopra & Trott help Warwickshire double Durham's total.Durhan crumble again in 2nd innings:At Edgbaston Durham 201,64.5 overs(Pringle 64*,Barker 5-59) & 215,50.1 overs( Barker 3-41) lost to Warwickshire 429,119.3 overs(Chopra 160,Trott 105) by an innings & 13 runs   Scorecard Ed Joyce records duck put Sussex still post 300,Keogh and Duckett keep N'hants in match:At Northampton Sussex 368,119 overs & 343,115.3 overs(Wells 162) drew with N'hants 294,93.2 overs(Keogh 129,Duckett 60,Magoffin 5-51) & 85-1,23 overs Scorecard  Middlesex win toss and bat but badly as Chapple takes fourfer, Lancs take 1st innings lead with Chapple 45 not out and declare passed 300, Middx regain lead but lose three top order wickets.This match decides who is relegated with N'hants and as Middx bar out a draw it is Lancashire for the drop:At Old Trafford  Middlesex 214,70.5 overs & 1341-8dec,134 overs(Robson 75) drew with Lancs 302-8dec,109.2 overs(Croft 60) Scorecard  1st Div Table  In Div2 Essex thrash Worcs but miss promotion in match where Jesse Ryders stars with bat and ball Scorecard  Hampshire  slaughter Glamorgan by 291 runs to win Division and gain promotion Scorecard  Tavare & Gidman tons turn round match and Glos beat Kent by 244 runs Scorecard   Benjamin Slater hits two tons in match as Derbyshire slaughter hapless Leicestershire by 408 runs Scorecard   2nd Div Table

*  Durham win Royal London 50/50 title in low scoring match,Stokes & Breeze see Durham home:At Lord's Royal London 50/50 Cup Final Warwickshire 165,47 overs(Chopra 64,Breeze 3-30) v Durham 166-7,40.2 overs(Stoneman 52,Stokes 38*,JS Patel 4-25) Scorecard


*  PNG  post challenging total but UAE chase successfully in ICC World Cup Associates Warm up matches:At Darwen PNG 271,50 overs(Urea 73,Morea 61,Naseer Aziz 3-35) lost to UAE 271-3,48.2 overs by 7 wickets with 10 balls left Scorecard


*  Daniel Bell Drummond and Sam East in fine form in final Championship match,Centuries from Ervine(1st innings) and Smith(2nd) save Hants despite late 2nd innings collapse:At Rose Bowl Southampton County Championship Div 2 Kent 507,149.4 overs(Bell-Drummond 153,Northeast 128,Billings 92) drew with Hampshire 351,104.5 overs(Ervine 121) & 248,95 overs(W Smith 142*) Scorecard   Sometime England leg spinner Scott Borthwick good batting form continues,N'hants batting abject as Rushworth takes 15-95 in a day:At Chester-Le-Street County Championship Div 1 Durham 392,92.1 overs( Borthwick 136,Collingwood 101,Wagner 5-104) beat N'hants 83,23 overs & 90,17.2 overs by an innings & 219 runs Scorecard James Hildreth hits big ton then Middx batting collapses but for Morgan & Roland-Jones but shows more resolve following on,doublton rogers saves Middx:At Taunton Somerset 523-9dec,159.2 overs(Hildreth 183) drew with Middlesex 223,82.4 overs(Morgan 82,Roland-Jones 77) & 328-4 dec,46 overs(Rogers 203*) Scorecard Chris Nash dominates Sussex innings then Cornwall's Jake Libby and James Taylor hit tons for Notts in reply who take 1st innings lead:At  Trent Bridge Sussex 391,103.4 overs(Nash 178) & 406-6dec,70 overs(Joyce 149) beat Notts 413,120.4 overs(Libby 108,JWA Taylor 126) &195,60.3 overs(Magofinn 4-51) by 191 runs Scorecard


*  Kenya win ACA Cup with a 9 wicket win over Tanzania,Namibia beat Uganda by 150 runs and South African Invitation XI beat Zimbabwe Invitation XI Andrew Nixon reports   Tournament Results


*  Sandiacre take National Club Championship title at Bristol beating Sunbury by two wickets in a close final   Report


Windies are inserted again,Chanderpaul stranded on 84,Roach takes fifer as Bangladesh collapse,windies do not enforce follow on.chanderpaul hits 30th Test century,Bangladesh fold again and Benn takes fifer:At St Lucia West Indies 380,124 overs(Chanderpaul 84*,Johnson 66,Brathwaite 63) & 269-4dec,77 overs(Chanderpaul 101*) beat Bangladesh 161,62.3 overs overs(Mahmadullah 53,Roach 5-42) & 192,77.2 overs(Tamin Iqbal 64,Momimul Haque 56,Benn 5-72) by 296 runs Scorecard


*  Majid Haq fifer and Calum McLeod ton bring consolation win for Scotaland:At Dublin Ireland 241-9,50 overs(Mooney 96,Haq 5-54) lost to Scotland 243-2,45.4  overs(McLeod 116*,Gardiner 86) by 8 wickets Scorecard  Ireland win series 2-1


*  Scotland score more as Berrington hits ton after early collapse but Ireland win again with over 5 overs to spare to take 3 match series:At Dublin 2nd ODI Scotland 21,49.5 overs(Berrington 101*) lost to Ireland 225-7,44.2 overs(KJ O'Brien 67) by 3 wickets Scorecard


*  Yorkshire make good use of 1st day having won toss,Lyth hits ton,Ballance and Bresnan hit 90s then Notts suffer three ducks as 4 early wickets fall to Brooks and Sidebottomand follow on collapse again as Sidebootom takes sixfer so Yorkshire become 2014 County Champions:At Trent Bridge Yorkshire 532-9dec,174.2 overs(Lyth 122,Lees 86,Ballance 99,Bresnan 95,Bangldesh collapse and follow on   beat Nottinghamshire 203,66.2 overs(Reid 81*,Brooks 4-58) & f/o 177,56.2 overs(JWA Taylor 75,Sidebottom 6-30)  by an innings and 152 runs Neil Whitaker reports  Scorecard Middx need 354 more runs to beat Durham at Lord's but fail miserably,Mutagh took ten wickets Scorecard Hong kong born teenager Sam Hain hits double ton as Trott hits century,Warwickshire beat N'hants by an  innings & 16 runs Scorecard   Ireland's Joyce hits another ton for Sussex who win by 7 wickets Scorecard  1st Div Table   Former Shropshire cricketer Jack Shantry batting at number 9 scores ton and rescues Worcs 2nd innings,Surrey need 187 to win but fail by 27 runs Scorecard Runfest at Bristol with one doubleton from Gidman and four tons scored ends in draw Scorecard


*  Easy win for Ireland in opening ODI,Kevin O'Brien scores unbeatenfifty and Craig Young takes fifer:At Dublin 1st ODI  Scotland 172,40.3 overs(Leask 50,Young 5-46) lost to Ireland 173-3,36.4 overs(K O'Brien 56*) by 7 wickets  Scorecard


*  England win T20 as Dhoni boobs in final over,Morgan top scores for England.:At Egbaston T20 International England 180-7,20 overs(Morgan 71) beat India 177-5,20 overs(Kohli 66) by 3 runs Scorecard


*  Ed  Young takes sixfer as Wiltshire thrive in Minor Counties Final,Wilshaw holds Staffs 2nd innings together and Wilts fail the challenge by 28 runs as Willott and Byrnes take fourfers:At Salisbury Unicorns Minor Counties Championship Final Staffordshire 227,63.3 overs(Wilshaw 51,Young 6-72) & 254,80.4 overs(Wilshaw 107,Tahir Afridi 5-44) v Wiltshire 231,75.4 overs(Kilbee 61,Quereshi 90) & 222, 81.5 overs(Coles 87,Willott 4-28,Byrne 4-44) Scorecard


Ben Stokes hits 164 off 113 balls to give Durham a winning total, Taylor scores ton as Notts vainly chase:At Chester-Le-Street 2nd Semi Final Royal London 50/50 Cup Durham 353-8,50 overs(Stokes 164,Mustard 89  beat Notts 270,46.1 overs(JWA Taylor 114,SR Patel 52)  by 83 runs  Scorecard


*  South Africa won toss and inserted Australia who struggle to post decent total as Steyne takes fourfer. du Plessis misses out on ton as SA easily win final:At Harare Triangular series Final Australia 217-9,50 overs(Finch 54,Steyne 4-34) lost to South Africa 221-4,40.5 overs(du Plessis 94.Amla 51,de Villiers 54*) by 6 wickets Scorecard


Windies are inserted,Gayle and Brathwaite make good start,Gayle is out and then rain stops play,Brathwait completes ton,rain delays start day 2 Brathwaite bats on,Bangladesh collapse and follow on,Rahin hits ton but Windies win by 10 wickets:At Kingston West Indies 484-7dec,160 overs(Brathwaite 212,Gayle 64,DM Bravo 62,Chanderpaul 85*) & 13-0,2.4 overs beat Bangladesh 182,71.4 overs(Benn 5-39) & 314,113.3 overs(M Rahin 116) by 10 wickets Scorecard


*  England are inserted and post a challenging total for the 1st time in the series,Root scores a century,Anderson takes two early wickets,Rayudu scores fifty and Jadeja has a spalash at the end:At Headingley England 297-7,50 overs(Root 113,Buttler 49,Cook 46) beat India 253,48.4 overs(Jadeja 87,Rayadu 53,Stokes 3-47) by 41 runs Neil Whitaker reports Scorecard  India win series 3-1


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