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Pakistan beats South Africa by 5 wickets in 1st ODI

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) Pakistan got one back on South Africa by winning the first one-day international by five wickets on Saturday.

The tourists were whitewashed 3-0 in the tests but found the change to limited-overs cricket to their liking as they took an early advantage in the five-match series.

Experienced batsman Mohammad Hafeez, brought in for the ODIs, secured victory with 71 not out as his side finished on 267-5 to win with five balls to spare.

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South Africa bats first in opening ODI vs. Pakistan

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) South Africa's returning captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bat Saturday in the first of five one-day internationals against Pakistan.

Du Plessis returns after being suspended for the final test between the teams. (MORE)

Australian Hazlewood to miss Sri Lanka tests with injury

SYDNEY (AP) Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has been ruled out of Australia's two-test series against Sri Lanka with a back injury.

Hazlewood, who is also vice-captain, has been replaced by Jhye Richardson in the squad for the first test in Brisbane which begins on Thursday. (MORE)

India beats Australia by 7 wickets in 3rd ODI, wins series

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal took a record 6-42 to propel India to a seven-wicket win over Australia in the third one-day cricket international and a 2-1 series win on Friday.

Chahal's return was not only a career-best, beating his 5-22 against South Africa, but matched the best figures in an ODI in Australia, a record held since 2004 by his compatriot, India fast bowler Ajit Aragkar. (MORE)

India wins toss, bowls in 3rd ODI vs. Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) India won the toss and elected to bowl Friday in the deciding third one-day cricket international against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Australia won the first match of the three-match series by 34 runs and India won the second by six wickets. (MORE)

Sawhney to replace Richardson as world cricket CEO in July

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Manu Sawhney will take over as chief executive officer of the International Cricket Council when David Richardson retires in July after the Cricket World Cup.

Sawhney was appointed on Tuesday. (MORE)

India beats Australia by 6 wickets in 2nd ODI, ties series

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Virat Kohli made 104 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni an unbeaten 55 from 54 balls as captains past and present guided India to a six-wicket win over Australia in the second one-day cricket international on Tuesday, leveling the three-match series at 1-1.

Kohli posted his 39th ODI century, his 24th in a second innings and his sixth against Australia, to lead a perfectly measured run chase which saw India surpass Australia's total of 298-9 with four balls to spare. (MORE)

Australia wins toss, bats in 2nd ODI against India

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bat Tuesday in the second limited-overs cricket international against India.

Though a day-nighter, the match is likely to be played in extreme heat. (MORE)

SAfrica fast bowlers deliver 3-0 series sweep over Pakistan

JOHANNESBURG (AP) South Africa's fast bowlers delivered another quick victory over Pakistan on Monday, a 107-run win early on the fourth day of the final test that sealed a 3-0 series whitewash.

South Africa collected the seven wickets it needed before lunch at the Wanderers as the tourists crashed from 153-3 overnight to 273 all out and well short of their target of 381. (MORE)

Pakistan fights back in attempt to avoid whitewash

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Quinton de Kock made a free-flowing century at No. 7 and equaled his career-best score as South Africa turned the screw on Pakistan on Sunday by setting the tourists 381 to win the final test and avoid a series whitewash.

Pakistan's batsmen responded with signs of the fight that's been missing for most of a one-sided series so far, reaching 153-3 at stumps on the third day of the fast-moving third test. That reduced the equation to 228 more runs needed with seven wickets in hand. (MORE)