India won the ODI series against Australia. England dominated throughout at Port Elizabeth. India and Pakistan began their Under-19 World Cup campaign with big wins.
Stumps, Day 4: England 499/9 decl. (Pope 135*, Stokes 120; Maharaj 5/180) lead South Africa 209 (de Kock 63; Bess 5/51, Broad 3/30) and 102/6 (du Plessis 36; Root 4/31) by 188 runs.
West Indies have included Dwayne Bravo in their squad; Root missed nets ahead of the Port Elizabeth Test; and the Royals will play the Challengers in Qualifier 2 of the BPL, the winner among whom will face the Tigers in the final.
South Africa began their new era with a bang, but England will hope to poop the party in Cape Town.
Anjali Chand registered the best T20I figures; Australia whitewashed Pakistan; Root put England in a strong position at Hamilton; and India announced their squad for the Under-19 World Cup.
Hamilton Test takes an interesting turn, thanks to Joe Root whereas Australia are to set to win against Pakistan. Karnataka win a nerve-wracking final in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Stumps, Day 2: New Zealand 375 (Latham 105, Mitchell 73; Broad 4/73, Woakes 3/83) lead England 39/2 (Burns 24*; Henry 1/10) by 336 runs.
New Zealand went 1-0 up after beating England by an innings and 65 runs at Mount Maunganui. They will now meet at Hamilton for the decider.
Stumps, Day 3: England 353 (Stokes 91, Denly 74; Southee 4/88, Wagner 3/90) trail New Zealand 394/6 (Watling 119*, de Grandhomme 65; Curran 2/74) by 41 runs.
Stumps, Day 2: England 294 (Buttler 70, Root 57; Marsh 5/46, Cummins 2/76) and 9/0 (Burns 4*) lead Australia 225 (Smith 80; Archer 6/62, Curran 3/46) by 78 runs.