July 4 - Pakistan suffered a top order collapse to reach lunch on 45 for three after leg-spinner Yasir Shah had claimed his third five-wicket haul of the series on the second day of the third and final test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard at lunch on the second day in the third and final Test between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on Saturday in Pallekele, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 1st innings (Overnight: 272-8) D. Karunaratne st S. Ahmed b Az. Ali 130 K. Silva c S. Ahmed b R. Ali 9 U. Tharanga c Y. Khan b Shah 46 L. Thirimanne c sub b Shah 11 A. Mathews c sub b Shah 3
LONDON, July 4 - Following is a factbox on Ashes series between England and Australia played this century. The 2015 series begins on Wednesday in Cardiff. - - - ASHES SERIES RESULTS Series: 8 England wins: 4 Australia wins: 4 2001 (in England) Australia won 4-1 2002/03 (in Australia) Australia won 4-1 2005 (in England) England won 2-1 2006/07 (in Australia) Australia won 5-0 2009 (in England) England won 2-1
LONDON, July 4 - Firmly established in the pivotal number five position in England's batting order, Joe Root is primed for the job of taking on Australia's vaunted pace attack toe to toe.
SYDNEY, July 4 - Michael Clarke could not have looked less like the "pup" of his nickname as he prepared to depart Australian shores for his seventh and final Ashes series.
LONDON, July 4 - Alastair Cook faces his biggest ever challenge as England captain when he leads his young team into this year's home Ashes series against Australia.
LONDON, July 4 - A callow England team with a new coach take on a bullish and streetwise Australia in an intriguing Ashes series which should provide plenty of drama and aggressive cricket.
LONDON, July 3 - New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum smashed the second-highest Twenty20 score of all time when he hit a typically belligerent 158 not out in 64 balls for Birmingham against Derbyshire on Friday.
LONDON, July 3 - Australia all-rounder James Faulkner has been charged with drink-driving by Greater Manchester Police, Cricket Australia said on Friday.
* Shah claims four wickets to wreck top order (Updates at close)