Cricket

Rahim hits second double century as Bangladesh dominate

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) Mushfiqur Rahim hit 219 not out, the highest individual score by a Bangladesh batsman, to guide the hosts into a position of dominance against Zimbabwe on Monday, the second day of the final test.

Rahim, the first wicketkeeper-batsman to score two double centuries in test-match cricket, helped Bangladesh declare the first innings on 522-7 for its highest score against Zimbabwe and take a firm grip on the test by reducing the visitors to 25-1 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

No batsman from Bangladesh has ever hit more than one double century, with Tamim Iqbal (206) and Shakib Al Hasan (217) its other two double centurions.

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India wins on last ball to sweep T20 series vs West Indies

CHENNAI, India (AP) India got the benefit of a misfield on the last ball to scrape to a six-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third Twenty20 international and 3-0 sweep of the series.

Nicholas Pooran's whirlwind 53 not out off 25 balls helped West Indies reach 181-3 after opting to bat. (MORE)

Pakistan shares series with New Zealand as rain ends 3rd ODI

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Rain denied Pakistan any chance of winning its first ODI series against New Zealand since 2011 as the third and final game was abandoned Sunday.

New Zealand, missing injured regular captain Kane Williamson, was 35-1 in 6.5 overs in reply to Pakistan's 279-8 when rain in Dubai prevented further play and both teams shared the series 1-1. (MORE)

Bangladesh reaches 303-5 on 1st day of 2nd test vs Zimbabwe

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) Momimul Haque and Mushfiqur Rahim both hit centuries and shared a record 266-run partnership to lift Bangladesh to 303-5 from a precarious 26-3 on the opening day of the second test vs Zimbabwe on Sunday.

Haque smashed 161, his third 150-plus knock, highest by any Bangladeshi batsman while Rahim made an unbeaten 111 as the hosts were finally able to cross 200 runs after eight test innings. (MORE)

Miller, du Plessis 100s lead South Africa to ODI series win

HOBART, Australia (AP) Centuries to captain Faf du Plessis and David Miller in a record-breaking partnership led South Africa to a 40-run win over Australia in the third and deciding one-day international on Sunday.

The Proteas were under pressure at 3-55 in the 16th over after being sent in to bat before du Plessis (125) led a comeback with Miller (139) to give South Africa 320-5 after its 50 overs. (MORE)

Bangladesh captain tells team to 'bat sensibly' vs Zimbabwe

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) Bangladesh captain Mahmudullah has told his teammates to "bat sensibly" in the second and final test against Zimbabwe, starting Sunday.

Bangladesh surprisingly lost the first test by 151 runs after being dismissed for 143 and 169 - out for less than 200 runs for the eighth straight innings. (MORE)

Pakistan includes uncapped Shaheen Afridi in test squad

ISLAMABAD (AP) Uncapped fast bowler Shaheen Afridi was picked in the 15-man Pakistan squad for the three-test series against New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday.

Afridi, an 18-year-old left-armer, was rewarded for taking eight wickets in the two one-day internationals against the Kiwis, so far. (MORE)

David Warner, Steve Smith meet in Sydney grade cricket

SYDNEY (AP) Banned Australia captain Steve Smith missed a half century but claimed bragging rights over his suspended international teammate David Warner when their teams met Saturday in Sydney club cricket.

Smith made 48 from 71 balls and also took a wicket in the clash between his Sutherland team and Warner's Randwick-Petersham at Sydney's Coogee Oval. (MORE)

Injured Sri Lanka captain Chandimal doubtful for 2nd test

GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal is doubtful for the second test against England in Kandy next week.

Chandimal strained his groin during the first test in Galle which Sri Lanka lost by 211 runs inside four days on Friday. (MORE)

Debutant Foakes leads England fightback in Galle

GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) Ben Foakes enjoyed a memorable first day in test cricket with a fighting 87 not out against Sri Lanka to help England recover to 321-8 on day one Tuesday.

Foakes was handed his test debut after wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow failed to recover from spraining his ankle while playing football during the limited-overs leg. (MORE)