Late Bangladesh wickets leave 2nd test vs. NZ evenly poised

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) Bangladesh spinner Shakib Al Hasan took three wickets within eight balls late in Sunday's play to send New Zealand to stumps on day two at 260-7 in its first innings, leaving the second test at Hagley Oval evenly poised.

Shakib used drift and flight to trap Mitchell Santner lbw for 29 with the fourth ball of his sixth over, then bowled B.J. Watling (1) and Colin de Grandhomme (0) with the third and sixth balls of his seventh over to turn the course of the test on its head.

Half centuries by Ross Taylor (77), Tom Latham (68) and Henry Nicholls, who was 56 not out at stumps, had lifted New Zealand to 252-4 in reply to Bangladesh's first innings of 289, giving the home side the upper hand.


South Africa beats Sri Lanka by 19 runs in 10-over match

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) South Africa continued its test-winning form against Sri Lanka with a 19-run victory on Friday in the first Twenty20, which was reduced to 10 overs per side due to rain.

South Africa reached 126-5 after Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl. Sri Lanka could only score 107-6 in reply. (MORE)

Revamped Bangladesh makes 289 on day one of 2nd test vs. NZ

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) Tim Southee and Trent Boult took nine wickets between them on Friday as New Zealand bowled out Bangladesh for 289 on the opening day of the second test at Hagley Oval.

Southee took 5-94 and Boult 4-87 as New Zealand kept Bangladesh to a sub-300 score as intended after having won the toss and sent the tourists in to bat. The final wicket fell just two minutes before the scheduled stumps time. (MORE)

New Zealand wins toss, bowls vs. Bangladesh in 2nd test

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat against Bangladesh in the second cricket test at Hagley Oval on Friday.

Opening batsman Tamim Iqbal has taken over the captaincy of Bangladesh from Mushfiqur Rahim, who was unable to play because he was concussed by a bouncer in the first test at Wellington. (MORE)

India hit 381 and beat England by 15 runs in 2nd ODI

CUTTACK, India (AP) India won a thrilling second one-day international and the series only after running out England captain Eoin Morgan in the penultimate over on Thursday.

Yuvraj Singh (150) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (134) combined in a 256-run partnership to give India a whopping 381-6 total. (MORE)

Smith & Handscomb star in Australia's 7-wicket victory

PERTH, Australia (AP) Captain Steve Smith notched an unbeaten century and debutante Peter Handscomb scored 82 in Australia's emphatic seven-wicket victory in the third one-day international against Pakistan on Thursday.

Smith made 108 off 104 balls while Handscomb - caught off a no-ball before he had scored and then dropped on 10 - went on to make 82 off 84 balls in Australian powerful run-chase of 265-3 with five overs to spare. (MORE)

Australia-Pakistan Scoreboard

PERTH, Australia (AP) Scoreboard Thursday at the end of third one-day international between Australia and Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground:

Australia won the toss (MORE)

Heyhoe Flint, 1st global star of women's cricket, dies at 77

LONDON (AP) Rachael Heyhoe Flint, who became a figurehead for women's cricket after captaining England to World Cup glory, has died. She was 77.

Heyhoe Flint's death was announced Wednesday by the Marylebone Cricket Club. (MORE)

AB de Villiers to miss NZ test series but not retiring

JOHANNESBURG (AP) AB de Villiers will sit out South Africa's test cricket series in New Zealand but the batsman insists he has no intention of retiring from the longest format of the game.

De Villiers missed South Africa's last three test series because of an elbow injury, but is expected to make his international comeback in a Twenty20 against Sri Lanka on Jan. 25. (MORE)

Mushfiqur Rahim released from hospital after bouncer scare

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim was released from hospital after being admitted for precautionary tests when he was for struck on the head by a bouncer on the final day of the first cricket test against New Zealand on Monday.

A team spokesman said he was suffering mild concussion. (MORE)