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Misbah smashes 6s as Pakistan beats West Indies by 7 wickets

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq smashed two straight sixes Tuesday to give his team a seven-wicket victory over West Indies shortly after lunch on the fifth day of the first test.

Chasing only 32 for victory, the visitors ended on 36-3 in their second innings after an early scare on 7-2. Both openers went cheaply - first Ahmed Shehzad (6) caught behind off Shannon Gabriel, and then Azhar Ali (1) after hitting the ball onto his stumps to Alzarri Joseph's delivery.

Pakistan went to lunch at 13-2 and needing another 19 runs. While the result was never really in doubt, West Indies claimed one more wicket as Younis Khan, who reached 10,000 test runs in the first innings, was the third man out. Devendra Bishoo trapped Younis leg before wicket for 6.

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Heavy rains wash out IPL match

BANGALORE, India (AP) Heavy rains washed out the Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Both teams shared one point each after match officials decided to abandon the game at 11 p.m. local time, with rain continuing to fall. (MORE)

Fit-again Wood gets England call-up for Champions Trophy

LONDON (AP) Mark Wood has been selected in England's 15-man squad for the Champions Trophy after recovering from a third ankle operation.

The right-arm seam bowler missed the entire winter program for England but has done enough for county side Durham in the opening weeks of the English season to persuade selectors he is ready for the tournament in June. (MORE)

West Indies trails Pakistan by 28 runs with 6 wickets left

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) Legspinner Yasir Shah took all the wickets as the West Indies slumped to 93-4 and trailed Pakistan by 28 runs in the second innings on the fourth day of the first test Monday.

Pakistan was all out for 407 at tea, giving the visitors a first-innings lead of 121. Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq reached 5,000 test runs but ran out of partners just one short of his hundred. (MORE)

Pune records thrilling three-run win against Mumbai in IPL

MUMBAI, India (AP) Rising Pune Supergiant halted Mumbai Indians' six-match winning streak with a thrilling three-run victory in the Indian Premier League on Monday.

Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma hit 58 off 39 balls, but his effort went fruitless as the home team finished at 157-8 after Pune scored 160-6. (MORE)

Former test player Tsotsobe charged with attempted fixing

(AP) -- Former test bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe was charged on Monday with conspiring to fix matches in a 2015 Twenty20 tournament, the fourth ex-South Africa international implicated in corruption in the long-running investigation.

Tsotsobe, a left-arm seamer who played five tests and 61 one-day internationals, faces charges under its anti-corruption code, Cricket South Africa said. (MORE)

Faulkner, O'Keefe and Marsh miss out on CA retainers

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe, allrounder James Faulkner and veteran batsman Shaun Marsh have been cut from the list of 20 players selected for Cricket Australia central contracts for the 2017-18 season in a shakeup of the men's squad.

The 32-year-old O'Keefe took 19 wickets in Australia's recent test tour to India, including two six-wicket hauls in the upset win at Pune to open the four-match series. He has been dropped in favor of 23-year-old Ashton Agar, who scored 98 on debut in the 2013 Ashes series in England, but has only taken two wickets in two tests. (MORE)

New Zealand recalls Milne, McClenaghan for Champions Trophy

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Fast bowlers Adam Milne and Mitchell McClenaghan have been recalled to the New Zealand cricket squad to contest the Champions Trophy in England in June, ending lengthy injury layoffs.

McClenaghan played his most-recent one-dayer in January and his latest match for New Zealand in March at the World T20 tournament in India. Milne's most-recent appearance was in the same match as McClenaghan, a semifinal against England in Delhi, and both have since struggled with a variety of injuries. (MORE)

Younis becomes 1st Pakistan batsman to score 10,000 runs

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) Younis Khan became the first Pakistan batsman to score 10,000 runs in test cricket, reaching the landmark during the third day of the series-opening match against the West Indies on Sunday.

The 39-year-old Younis, playing in his 116th test match, needed 23 runs at the start of his innings to reach the milestone. He became the 13th member of the 10K club - and the oldest to reach the mark - when he swept off-spinner Roston Chase for a boundary at fine leg soon after tea. (MORE)