Cricket

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.

Taylor last played a test in 2014 and Jarvis in 2013, but the two are certain to feature again in the two-match series against the West Indians in Bulawayo after returning home to resume their Zimbabwe careers.

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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)

Sri Lanka wins toss, elects to bat 1st in 3rd ODI

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first in the third one-day international against Pakistan on Wednesday.

Pakistan gave an ODI debut to 21-year-old opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq, nephew of former captain and present chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq. (MORE)

Azam, Shadab lift Pakistan to 32-run victory in 2nd ODI

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Babar Azam hit a second successive century and Shadab Khan gave a strong all-round performance as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 32 runs in the second one-day international on Monday.

Azam scored 101 off 133 balls a day after celebrating his 23rd birthday, while Shadab dug in to score 52 not out to lift Pakistan's total to 219-9. They featured in a 109-run stand after Pakistan was 101-6 against seamers Lahiru Gamage (4-57) and Thisara Perera (2-34). (MORE)

Pakistan wins toss, elects to bat in 2nd ODI vs. Sri Lanka

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat against Sri Lanka in the second one-day international on Monday.

Pakistan retained the lineup that won the first of five ODIs by 83 runs in Dubai on Friday. (MORE)

South Africa beats Bangladesh by 10 wickets in 1st ODI

KIMBERLEY, South Africa (AP) Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla shared the third highest opening partnership in one-day internationals to take South Africa to 282-0 in 42.5 overs and a powerful 10-wicket win over Bangladesh on Sunday.

De Kock finished 168 not out off 145 balls and ended the game with back-to-back fours as South Africa romped to a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Amla played a more measured innings of 110 not out from 112 deliveries. (MORE)

Bangladesh makes 278-7 in 1st ODI vs. South Africa

KIMBERLEY, South Africa (AP) Bangladesh made 278-7 in the first one-day international against South Africa on Sunday largely down to an unbeaten century by Mushfiqur Rahim.

Rahim was 110 not out at the Diamond Oval to lead Bangladesh to its highest ODI score against South Africa. (MORE)