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.
The Pakistan selectors have included all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz and fast bowler Rumman Raees in the squad for the Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20 tournaments after their impressive performance in the ongoing Pakistan Super League.
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan revealed that the board is awaiting the decision of the central government for the participation of the Pakistan team in the matches to be held in India during the upcoming International Cricket Council World Twenty20 tournament.
Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla scored fluent centuries, while sharing a massive 239-run opening stand as South Africa chased down England's total of 318 with seven wickets and 22 deliveries to spare in the third One-Day International in Centurion.
The Sri Lankan fast bowlers produced a superlative bowling performance on a lively pitch to bowl India out for just 101 runs following which the batsmen chased down the total in 18 overs to complete a five-wicket win in the first Twenty20 International in Pune.
Riding on fifties from Anmolpreet Singh and Sarfaraz Khan India posted a target of 268 runs for Sri Lanka and went on to bowl them out for just 170 runs to secure their place in the finals of the ICC Under-19 World Cup with a 97-run win in the semi-final in Mirpur.