Michael Clarke broke new ground by asking England to follow on, leaving the home team in deep trouble trailing by 129 runs with just four wickets remaining at stumps on day three of the final Ashes Test at The Oval.
Amit Mishra took four wickets as Sri Lanka collapsed from a position of strength to concede a first innings lead of 87 which India extended to 157 runs by stumps on day three of the second Test in Colombo.
After tying the Twenty20 series, hosts South Africa are again in the lead in the One-Day International series after they beat New Zealand by 20 runs in the first ODI. Chirag Joshi previews Sunday's second ODI.
Ex-Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif, who was banned for spot-fixing in early 2011, refused to speculate about the probability of his immediate return to the national team, once his ban ends on 1st September.