July 28 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the first Test between Zimbabwe and New Zealand on Thursday in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe won toss and decided to bat Zimbabwe: Chamu Chibhabha, Brian Chari, Hamilton Masakadza, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Prince Masvaure, Regis Chakabva, Graeme Cremer (capt), Donald Tiripano, Michael Chinouya New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Tom Latham, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Henry Nicholls, Mitchell Santner, BJ Watling, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee,
BULAWAYO, July 28 Zimbabwe captain Graeme Cremer won the toss and opted to bat on what is expected to be a flat pitch in the first test of the two-match series against New Zealand at the Queen's Sports Club on Thursday.
July 28 Kusal Mendis remained unbeaten on a match-high 86 to help Sri Lanka weather a wobbly morning and reach 116 for four at lunch on the third day of the bowler-dominated first test against Australia on Thursday.
July 28 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at lunch on the third day in the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia on Thursday in Pallekele, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1st innings 117 Australia 1st innings 203 (R. Herath 4-49, L. Sandakan 4-58) Sri Lanka 2nd innings (Overnight: 6-1) K. Perera lbw b Starc 4 K. Silva lbw b O'Keefe 7 D. Karunaratne lbw b Starc 0 K. Mendi
July 27 Chris Gayle and Shane Watson need no introductions in cricket-playing countries but while they are unlikely to become household names in the U.S. anytime soon they could help raise the sport's profile in a Twenty20 series in Florida this week.
July 27 England all-rounder Ben Stokes has been ruled out of the third test against Pakistan with the calf injury he sustained in the second test, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Wednesday.
July 27 Australia grabbed a handy 86-run lead in the first innings over Sri Lanka and dealt an early blow with the new ball before rain washed out the entire final session for the second consecutive day in the first test at Pallekele on Wednesday.
July 27 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at tea on the second day in the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia on Wednesday in Pallekele, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1st innings 117 Australia 1st innings (Overnight: 66-2) J. Burns b Herath 3 D. Warner b Pradeep 0 U. Khawaja lbw b Herath 26 S. Smith st Chandimal b Herath 30 A. Voges c K. Men
July 27 The expected loss of all-rounder Ben Stokes from the third test against Pakistan has left "a bit of a hole" in the England team, coach Trevor Bayliss has said ahead of the match at Edgbaston, starting next Wednesday.
COVENTRY, England, July 26 Jonny Bairstow may be riding the crest of a cricketing wave but England's in-form wicketkeeper-batsman says he is only too well aware of the perils of taking things for granted.
When Dhoni finally hangs up his boots for good in all forms of cricket, he'll be best remembered as a handsome and charismatic leader who inspired India to scale cricket's greatest heights.