West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite asserted that the team is eager to put up a fight against Australia after a much improved performance with the bat in the third day of the second Test in Melbourne.
Riding on Joe Root's unbeaten half-century England scored 172 for three at stumps on day three to stretch their lead to 261 runs with seven wickets in hand after Dean Elgar's unbeaten hundred remained the only saving grace for South Africa in their first innings of the first Test in Durban.
Australia took their lead to 459 runs with seven wickets in hand at stumps on day three after a spirited fightback led by Darren Bravo and Carlos Brathwaite helped West Indies post 271 in their first innings of the second Test in Adelaide.
Martin Guptill smashed the fastest fifty by a New Zealand player as the Black Caps chased down a target of 118 runs in just 8.2 overs to complete a comprehensive victory over Sri Lanka in the second One-Day International in Christchurch.
Dean Elgar struck a patient unbeaten fifty to hold South Africa's innings together even as Stuart Broad took three crucial wickets to reduce the hosts to 137 for four with a deficit of 166 runs at stumps on day two of the first Test in Durban.
Australian bowlers dented the West Indies batting lineup, restricting them to 91 for six at stumps on day two after Steven Smith and Adam Voges completed centuries to take Australia to 551 for three in the first innings of the first Test in Melbourne.
Pakistan One-Day International captain Azhar Ali and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez have returned to the national training camp in Lahore after meeting with the Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan.
James Taylor and Nick Compton shared a 125-run stand to rebuild England’s innings after Dale Steyn returned from injury with a splendid three-wicket haul allowing South Africa to restrict the visitors to 179 for four at stumps on a rain dampened day one of the first Test in Durban.
A devastating four-wicket haul from Matt Henry followed by blistering half-centuries from Martin Guptill and Brendon McCullum helped New Zealand crush Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the first One-Day International in Christchurch.