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Cricket-England paceman Broad sets sights on 2019 Ashes

Aug 21 England's Stuart Broad wants to play in the home Ashes series against Australia in 2019, the paceman has said after passing Ian Botham to take second place on the country's all-time list of test wicket-takers.

Cricket-Australia's sole warm-up match cancelled due to rain

Aug 21 Australia's only practice match ahead of the two-match test series against Bangladesh has been cancelled after heavy rain left the Fatullah cricket stadium pitch waterlogged.

Cricket-Gabba curator Mitchell to pull up stumps after Ashes

MELBOURNE, Aug 21 Long-serving Gabba curator Kevin Mitchell, who has prepared pitches at the Australian cricket fortress for over 30 years, has said he will step down after the series-opening Ashes test.

Cricket-Sri Lanka coach Pothas seeks free hand to lead revival

Aug 21 Sri Lanka cricket coach Nic Pothas says "too many cooks" are spoiling his efforts to revive the national team and has called for greater autonomy in the wake of yet another confidence-sapping loss against India on Sunday.

Cricket-Dhawan leads India to thumping win over Sri Lanka

DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka, Aug 20 India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan smashed an unbeaten 132 off 90 deliveries to help his side thrash hosts Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the first of five one-day internationals on Sunday.

UPDATE 1-Cricket-One Day International Sri Lanka v India scoreboard

Aug 20 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at close of play in the first One Day International between Sri Lanka and India on Sunday in Dambulla, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Innings Niroshan Dickwella lbw b Jadhav 64 Danushka Gunathilaka c Rahul b Chahal 35 Kusal Mendis b A. Patel 36 Upul Tharanga c S. Dhawan b Jadhav 13 Angelo Mathews not out 36 Chamara K

Cricket-One Day International Sri Lanka v India line-ups

Aug 20 (Gracenote) - Line-ups for the first One Day International between Sri Lanka and India on Sunday in Dambulla, Sri Lanka India won toss and decided to bowl Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga (capt), Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedera, Wanidu Hasaranga, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (capt), Lokesh Rahul, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Akshar P

Cricket-Bangladesh series step towards Asian conquest, says Smith

DHAKA, Aug 20 Australia have an opportunity to improve their record in Asia when they meet Bangladesh in a two-test series starting next Sunday, captain Steve Smith has said but refused to state outright if his side were favourites to win.

UPDATE 2-Cricket-England rout Windies in just three days in day-night test

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug 19 Stuart Broad hogged the limelight in the dark as England routed a hopelessly outclassed West Indies in the landmark day-night test match at Edgbaston, wrapping up victory by an innings and 209 runs on Saturday.

UPDATE 2-Cricket-Test Series England v West Indies scoreboard

Aug 19 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard at close of play on the third day in the first Test between England and West Indies on Saturday in Birmingham, England England 1st innings 514 for 8 decl (A. Cook 243, J. Root 136, D. Malan 65; R. Chase 4-113) West Indies 1st innings (Overnight: 44-1) K. Brathwaite c Bairstow b Anderson 0 K. Powell run out (Anderson) 20 K. Hope c Stokes b Anderson 25 S. Hope b Roland-Jones

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