Zimbabwe spinners spark collapse, West Indies 219 all out
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) Zimbabwe's spinners sparked a West Indies collapse on day one of the first test, with the tourists sliding from 174-3 to 219 all out in their first innings on Saturday.
Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer took 4-64 and fellow slow bowler Sean Williams 3-20 as West Indies lost its last seven wickets for 45 runs after deciding to bat first at Queens Sports Club.
Zimbabwe took all of the last seven wickets in the final session as legspinner Cremer and offspinner Williams found turn and bounce on the pitch in Bulawayo to give Zimbabwe an early advantage in the first of two tests.
Kohli set for 200th ODI as India takes on NZ in spin battle
MUMBAI, India (AP) India takes on New Zealand in Sunday's opener of the three-match ODI series, with the Black Caps getting some encouragement from their limited-overs performance last year.
India swept the tests 3-0 in 2016 but only edged New Zealand 3-2 in the ODI series. (MORE)
PCB says player approached with spot-fixing offer
ISLAMABAD (AP) The Pakistan Cricket Board says one of its players was approached with an offer for spot-fixing, which he declined and reported.
"A player was approached. As per rules he immediately reported to PCB who informed ICC. Matters are jointly in hand. No further comment," PCB chairman Najam Sethi tweeted Saturday. (MORE)
West Indies bats in opening test vs. Zimbabwe
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) West Indies won the toss and will bat in the first of two tests against Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club on Saturday.
West Indies captain Jason Holder decided the pitch in Bulawayo was good enough to bat on despite overnight rain and cloudy morning conditions. (MORE)
Pakistan decimates Sri Lanka by 7 wickets for 4-0 lead
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) Pakistan continued to decimate Sri Lanka batsmen with yet another clinical seven-wicket victory in the fourth one-day international on Friday.
The defeat left sinking Sri Lanka staring its third 5-0 whitewash in 2017 as it trails 4-0 in the five-match series with the final game on Monday. (MORE)
Taylor, Jarvis to resume test careers for Zimbabwe vs. WI
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) Zimbabwe coach Heath Streak says returning players Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis have already made a positive impact on the team even before the first test against West Indies starts Saturday.
Batsman and former captain Taylor and fast bowler Jarvis have made themselves available again for Zimbabwe after giving up internationals to pursue careers in English county cricket. (MORE)
Offspinner Hafeez reported for suspect bowling action
ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan offspinner Mohammad Hafeez has again been reported for a suspect bowling action after the third one-day international against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
The ICC said Thursday that match officials handed over the report to Pakistan team management, raising concerns about the legality of the offspinner's action during the match at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (MORE)
Injury rules Astle out of New Zealand's series in India
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Leg spinner Ish Sodhi has been rushed into the New Zealand cricket squad touring India as a replacement for Todd Astle, who injured his groin after bowling three balls in a warmup match.
Astle, who won a recall to the New Zealand team for the Twenty20 and one-day international series in India, sustained the injury during a match against a President Board's XI at Mumbai on Wednesday. Scans confirmed Astle a tear, meaning he'll be out of action for three weeks. (MORE)
Imam and Ali seal 7-wicket win for Pakistan over Sri Lanka
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Imam-ul-Haq became the third youngest player to score a century on his one-day international debut and Hasan Ali grabbed 5-34 as Pakistan hammered Sri Lanka by seven wickets to secure a series victory on Wednesday.
Pakistan took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, with Sri Lanka's losing streak in ODIs now stretching to 10 matches. (MORE)
De Villiers leads South Africa to victory over Bangladesh
PAARL, South Africa (AP) AB de Villiers returned from his sabbatical with a blistering 176 off 104 balls to set up South Africa's series-clinching 104-run win over Bangladesh in their second one-day international on Wednesday.
De Villiers hit his career-best score in 50-over cricket in his first international innings in four months, taking South Africa to 353-6 after it was put in to bat by Bangladesh at Boland Park. (MORE)