Adam Voges scored an unbeaten 176 while Usman Khawaja supported him with a knock of 140 as Australia extended their first innings lead of New Zealand to 280 at stumps on day two of the first Test in Wellington.
James Franklin scored an unbeaten 65 to rescue the Leo Lions after which their bowlers successfully defended 139 by 17 runs to defeat Virgo Super Kings in semi-final of the Masters Champions League in Dubai.
Peshawar Zalmi continued their winning run in the Pakistan Super League after comfortably chasing down 153 against the Islamabad United in the 13th game with the help of an unbeaten 80 from Tamim Iqbal.
Chris Morris scored a terrific 62 off 38 deliveries to help South Africa secure a thrilling one-wicket victory against England in the fourth One-Day International in Johannesburg and level the series 2-2.
A collective batting performance led by Shikhar Dhawan's fifty helped India flex their batting muscle to defeat Sri Lanka by 69 runs in the second Twenty20 International in Ranchi and level the series 1-1.
Ravi Bopara scored an unbeaten 71 with the bat and followed it with an unbelievable six-wicket haul from his four overs to take Karachi Kings to a 27-run victory against the Lahore Qalandars in the 12th game of the Pakistan Super League in Sharjah.
Sarah Taylor was unable to celebrate her 100th One-Day International with a victory as South Africa Women beat England Women by five wickets in the second match to level the three-match series at Centurion.
Josh Hazlewood and Peter Siddle shared seven wickets between them to restrict New Zealand to 183 in their first innings after which Steven Smith and Usman Khawaja scored fifties to take Australia to 147 for three at stumps on day one of the first Test in Wellington.
Virender Sehwag and Kumar Sangakkara continued their rich vein of form with scores of 83 and 62 respectively as Gemini Arabians became the first team in the Masters Champions League to advance to the finals after defeating Sagittarius Strikers by 10 runs in the semi-finals in Dubai.
Ravi Bopara's blistering knock of 67 went in vain as Peshawar Zalmi managed to edge out the Karachi Kings by just three runs while defending a total of 182 runs in the 10th match of the Pakistan Super League in Sharjah.
Fifties from Shimron Hetmyer and Shamar Springer helped West Indies prevail over Bangladesh in a closely fought contest in the semi-final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup to book a place in the final which will be played against India.
Sharjeel Khan and Shane Watson scored 79 runs each as Islamabad United chased down 167 against the Lahore Qalandars in just 15.5 overs with eight wickets in hand in the ninth game of the Pakistan Super League in Sharjah.