KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Glenn Phillips struck a half century from 33 balls to propel New Zealand to a 90-run win over the West Indies in the second Twenty20 international on Friday, clinching the three-match series with a 2-0 lead.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Ireland beat Afghanistan by five wickets on Thursday to take a 2-0 lead in their five-match Twenty20 series.
Afghanistan won the toss and struggled with the bat as Ireland bowlers Josh Little, Mark Adair, Curtis Campher and Gareth Delany took two wickets apiece.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court in the southern port city of Karachi on Thursday ordered the release of a TV news director who was arrested the previous day over an anti-army broadcast, his colleagues and lawyer said.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan captain Babar Azam is backing Hasan Ali to return to international cricket after the fast bowler was dropped for the one-day international series against the Netherlands and the T20 Asia Cup.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Recently retired test batsman Ross Taylor says in an autobiography released Thursday that he experienced racism during his 16-year career in New Zealand cricket.
Taylor, who is of Samoan heritage, describes racist locker room "banter" and casually racist comments from some New Zealand team officials.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A solid innings of 47 by returning captain Kane Williamson and a dashing 33 from 15 balls by Jimmy Neesham propelled New Zealand to a 13-run win over the West Indies in the first of three Twenty20 cricket internationals.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — High-profile cricket umpire Rudi Koertzen died Tuesday following a car crash. He was 73.
Cricket South Africa announced Koertzen's death but gave no details of the incident other than to say the renowned umpire died following a car accident.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Leading New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has been released from his contract with New Zealand Cricket to spend more time with his young family.
Boult has taken 317 wickets in tests and 169 in one-day internationals and with his new ball partner Tim Southee has played a major role in the recent successes of a New Zealand team which won the inaugural World Test Championship and reached the finals of the last two ODI World Cups.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of India's squad for the Asia Cup because of a back injury, but Virat Kohli is set to return following his brief break from international cricket.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Star batter Tahlia McGrath tested positive for COVID-19 but was still allowed to help Australia win the first Commonwealth Games gold medal awarded in women’s cricket, beating India by nine runs in Sunday's final at Edgbaston.
LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — India's spinners put on a show in Florida to take all 10 wickets in an 88-run win over West Indies in the fifth and final Twenty20 cricket international on Sunday.
India leaves with two wins in two matches, and a 4-1 victory overall in the series.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Sikandar Raza and Regis Chakabva scored centuries as Zimbabwe successfully chased down almost 300 runs to win the second one-day international against Bangladesh on Sunday and take an unassailable 2-0 series lead.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — A week after the Lionesses became the pride of England for winning soccer's Women's European Championship, their compatriots in field hockey are hoping for their own historic moment in Birmingham.
BRISTOL, England (AP) — Half-centuries from Reeza Hendricks and Aiden Markram helped South Africa beat Ireland by 21 runs on Wednesday in the first of two Twenty20 internationals.
Hendricks, who starred in his country’s recent series win over England, hit 74 from 53 balls during the day-night match in Bristol as the Proteas reached 211 for five.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan has dropped fast bowler Hasan Ali for a limited-overs series against the Netherlands and the Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates.
Hasan has been struggling in the white-ball formats since 2019, claiming 16 wickets in 18 one-day internationals and 27 wickets in his last 21 Twenty20 internationals.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Ryan Burl rescued Zimbabwe from 67-6 and gave it a good enough total to beat Bangladesh by 10 runs and clinch its first Twenty20 series over a full ICC member on Tuesday.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — India and Pakistan will meet in the Asia Cup after the archrivals were drawn in the same group of the Twenty20 tournament starting this month in the United Arab Emirates.
LONDON (AP) — Seam bowler Ollie Robinson was recalled by England on Tuesday for the first two cricket tests against South Africa this month.
The series begins at Lord's on Aug. 17, moves to Old Trafford, and finishes at the Oval from Sept.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — England will tour Pakistan for the first time in 17 years when it plays seven Twenty20s next month in Karachi and Lahore.
Karachi will host four T20s from Sept. 20-25 and Lahore will host the remaining three from Sept.
BRISTOL, England (AP) — South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada will miss the two Twenty20 internationals against Ireland this week because of a left ankle injury.
Cricket South Africa on Tuesday said the Proteas' attack leader will continue his rehabilitation in an effort to be fit for the test series against England, which starts Aug.
BASSETERRE, Saint Kitts (AP) — West Indies evened its Twenty20 series with India after Obed McCoy skittled the visitors for a record 6-17 in the second match on Monday.
McCoy, a left-arm seamer, produced the best West Indies bowling figures in a T20 to help bowl out India for 138 in 19.4 overs.
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Mosaddek Hossain took five top-order wickets to help restrict Zimbabwe to 135-8 before opener Litton Das belted 56 from 33 deliveries to usher Bangladesh to a series-leveling seven-wicket win on Sunday in the second Twenty20 cricket international.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — The new England captain Jos Buttler saw his team lose by a crushing 90 runs to South Africa on Sunday in their Twenty20 international decider to bring a difficult white-ball summer to an end with another low for the hosts.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Mark Chapman hit an unbeaten century as New Zealand powered to a seven-wicket one-day international victory over Scotland on Sunday with 25 balls remaining.
Chapman, who finished on 101 not out off 75 balls, mounted an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 175 with Daryl Mitchell to ease the tourists to their target with 25 balls to spare at the Grange Cricket Club in the one-off ODI match.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Saturday raised the casualty toll from a hand grenade explosion during a cricket game in the capital of Kabul the previous day, saying two civilians at the stadium died from the blast.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A grenade exploded on Friday during a cricket game in Kabul, wounding 13 spectators at the stadium, an emergency hospital in the Afghan capital said.
The Italian-run Emergency Hospital in Kabul said on Twitter that 12 of the wounded were hospitalized while one other patient was treated and discharged.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — New Zealand posted its highest-ever T20 score of 254-5 to beat Scotland by 102 runs in their second Twenty20 international on Friday.
CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — South Africa took its Twenty20 international series with England to a decider after easing to a 58-run win in the second match on Thursday.
Rilee Rossouw hit 10 fours and five sixes in a 55-ball 96 not out to steer the Proteas to 207-3 in Cardiff after being put into bat.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Two Hall of Fame baseball players are leading a push to bring the sport that made them famous to India, Pakistan and the Middle East.
Former New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera and ex-Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin are the familiar faces behind the United International Baseball League.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Finn Allen posted 101 and Ish Sodhi took four for 28 to fuel New Zealand's 68-run victory over Scotland on Wednesday in the first Twenty20 international, played amid an unfolding racism scandal in Scottish cricket.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Twenty20 format Asia Cup has been moved to the United Arab Emirates because of the economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka.
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s hopes of winning the second cricket test took a hit as Pakistan reached 89-1 in its second innings at stumps Wednesday after being set an improbable target of 508.
STIRLING, Scotland (AP) — The leadership of Scottish cricket was found to be institutionally racist by an independent review, dealing another major blow to the sport after a similar scandal in the English game.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Captain Kane Williamson will return from a short break to lead a strengthened New Zealand cricket team on its first tour of the Caribbean in eight years.
New Zealand will play the West Indies in three one-day and three Twenty20 internationals in a packed Aug.
LEEDS, England (AP) — England and South Africa drew their one-day international series 1-1 after the third and final match was abandoned because of rain at Headingley on Sunday.
Only 27.4 overs were possible in Leeds, during which South Africa reached 159-2, before a no result was called about 4 p.m.
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Half-centuries by Dinesh Chandimal and Oshada Fernando helped Sri Lanka reach 315-6 at stumps on the opening day of the second test match against Pakistan at the Galle International Stadium on Sunday.
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The board of Cricket Scotland resigned on Sunday ahead of the publication of an independent report into racism.
A review was conducted after Scotland’s all-time leading wicket-taker, Majid Haq, told British broadcaster Sky Sports that Cricket Scotland was “institutionally racist”, while former teammate Qasim Sheikh said he had also suffered racist abuse.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Sam Northeast entered an exclusive group of cricketers to pass 400 runs in a single innings after hitting 410 not out for Glamorgan in an English County Championship match on Saturday.
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Angelo Mathews was one of the beneficiaries of Kumar Sangakkara's youth push in 2009, when he made his test debut at age 22 in Galle against Pakistan.
Thirteen years later, he’s set to play in his 100th test.
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — New Zealand completed an unbeaten tour of Ireland after winning the third and last Twenty20 by six wickets at Stormont on Friday.
The Black Caps had to chase for the first time and overcame Ireland's decent 174-6 with 180-4 and an over to spare.
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Pakistan's first-test star fast bowler Shaheen Afridi has a bruised knee and won't play in the second cricket test against Sri Lanka starting Sunday.
The 22-year-old Afridi was the pick of the seamers from either side in the first test, finishing with four wickets in the first innings that Pakistan won by four wickets in Galle.
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Pakistan fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi has been ruled out of the second test against Sri Lanka due to a knee injury.
Afridi, key for Pakistan in all three formats, was injured in the first test at Galle on the fourth day Tuesday.
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Abdullah Shafique scored an unbeaten 160 to lead Pakistan to a record run chase and a four-wicket victory on Wednesday in a series-opening cricket test that went ahead despite a political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England test captain Ben Stokes is retiring from one-day internationals because of what he describes as an “unsustainable” cricket schedule, ending a career in the 50-over format that peaked with winning the World Cup in 2019.
GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Logistical challenges caused by Sri Lanka’s economic and political crisis forced cricket organizers to move the second cricket test against Pakistan from Colombo to Galle.
Sri Lanka Cricket announced the decision Monday, on Day 3 of the first test, after deciding not to take any chances with potential political protests in the capital.
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Test captain Pat Cummins will miss Australia’s limited-overs series against Zimbabwe and New Zealand starting next month as part of his preparations for the Twenty20 World Cup.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Jason Holder is back in the West Indies squad for its three one-day international matches against India.
Holder, who plays for West Indies in all formats, has 146 wickets in 127 ODIs and a batting average of 24.62 runs.
A time-honored stadium which first hosted a test cricket match in 1882 will be the venue for the deciding match between two old rugby foes with a near-similar vintage.
The Sydney Cricket Ground will host a rugby test for the first time since 1986 when Australia plays England in the deciding third match of the series on Saturday.
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe and the Netherlands advanced to the T20 World Cup in October after they won their semifinals at the qualifying tournament on Friday.
They ruined the hopes of Papua New Guinea and the United States.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Manchester United overcame an early deficit to beat the A-League's Melbourne Victory 4-1 as new manager Erik ten Hag’s winning start to the preseason continued before a crowd of 74,157 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Friday.