The experienced trio of Charlotte Edwards, Arran Brindle and Jenny Gunn turned in starring performances as England Women thumped Pakistan Women by 111 runs in the first of two One-Day Internationals. Louth's London Road ground in Lincolnshire hosted international cricket for the first time as England posted 227 for seven and then dismissed Pakistan for 116 in reply.
New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has been ruled out of the One-Day International series with England and the ICC Champions Trophy with a torn side muscle.
He picked up the injury during England's 247-run victory in the second and final Test and has been replaced in New Zealand's squad by Ian Butler.
New Zealand have replaced injured all-rounder Andrew Ellis with fast bowler Doug Bracewell in their 15-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy.
Ellis was ruled out of the tournament earlier this month with a broken rib and will also miss the three One-Day Internationals against England which begin later this month.
New Zealand got their tour of England off to a winning start with an impressive 107-run win over Derbyshire inside three days at the County Ground.
On the final day, Derbyshire had been set 335 to win but were comfortably beaten as Neil Wagner took five wickets and Doug Bracewell three.
Fast bowler Doug Bracewell is poised to return to New Zealand's squad ahead of the decisive third Test against England in Auckland, which begins on Friday (22nd March), should he get through a domestic game without any problems.
Bracewell was, somewhat embarrassingly, unavailable for the opening two matches, which were both drawn, after he cut his foot while cleaning up following a house party.
New Zealand fast bowler Doug Bracewell has been ruled out of the first Test against England with the foot injury he sustained at the weekend.
He suffered the unusual injury while clearing up afer a house party, and New Zealand Cricket have reminded Bracewell of his obligations as an international player.
New Zealand fast bowler Doug Bracewell is an injury doubt for the first Test against England which starts on Wednesday (6th March) in Dunedin.
The 22-year-old, who has taken 46 wickets in 15 Tests, reportedly cut his foot on glass while clearing up after a house party.
England captain Charlotte Edwards became just the third woman to reach eight One-Day International centuries as she led her side to a third-place finish at the Women's World Cup in Mumbai.
Edwards warded off a late flurry of wickets with an unbeaten 106 as England closed on 222 for six in reply to New Zealand's total of 220 for eight.
Australia have added 23-year-old Queensland batsman Joe Burns to their Twenty20 International squad of their one-off game against world champions the West Indies in Brisbane on Wednesday (13th February).
Burns has been added as cover for Adam Voges, who suffered a hamstring injury after hitting his maiden century during Sunday's fifth and final One-Day International.
Brad Haddin, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Adam Voges will be part of Australia's One-Day International squad for the fifth and final game against the West Indies in Melbourne on Sunday (10th February).
Wicket-keeper Haddin replaces Matthew Wade, who, along with Glenn Maxwell, is departing early for the Test tour of India which gets underway later this month.
Reigning Women's World Cup champions England got their campaign back on track following their unexpected one-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka with a 32-run win over India in Mumbai.
Charlotte Edwards scored 109 as England posted 272 for eight and despite Harmanpreet Kaur's maiden ODI century in India's reply, they closed on 240 for nine, Katherine Brunt taking four for 29.
Ahead of their three-match Test series against South Africa, the touring Pakistanis drew their only warm-up match with a South African Invitational XI.
On the final day, Pakistan declared on 250 for nine, setting the home side 323 to win and thanks to a half-century from captain Justin Ontong, Pakistan's victory chances came to nothing.
Captain Charlotte Edwards hit 78 from the to order to set up a 51-run win for England Women over South Africa Women in their 2013 World Cup warm-up match in Mumbai.
Although no other player could reach a half-century, England's 270 for nine proved to be beyond South Africa, for whom Trisha Chetty (57) and Mignon du Preez (64 not out) top scored.
Following a difficult second half to day one, the Pakistanis were back to near their best on day two to show just why the upcoming Test series against South Africa is so eagerly anticipated. Resuming on 178 for six, they were hauled up to 329 by the overnight pair of Sarfraz Ahmed and Umar Gul. Gul then took two wickets in the ninth over of the South African Invitational XI's reply as they slipped to 31 for three.