CAPE TOWN, March 23 (Reuters) - Cricket Australia sent a letter of complaint to their South African counterparts on Friday over what coach Darren Lehmann called “disgraceful” verbal abuse aimed at his players by the crowd in the third test at Newlands.
Australia coach Darren Lehmann says his team have made an official complaint to South Africa's cricket body over what he calls the "disgraceful" behaviour of home fans at Newlands on the second day of the third Test between the two sides on Friday.
Afghanistan have pipped Ireland to a place at next year’s World Cup after edging home in their all-or-nothing encounter in Harare.
Mar 23 (OPTA) - Scoreboard at close of play of super sixes match 9 between Ireland and Afghanistan on Friday at Harare, Zimbabwe Afghanistan win by 5 wickets Ireland 1st innings William Porterfield c Rahmat Shah b Mohammad Nabi 20 Paul Stirling Run Out Najibullah Zadran 55 Andrew Balbirnie c Mohammad Shahzad b Rashid Khan 11 Niall O'Brien c Samiullah Shenwari b Dawlat Zadran 36 Simi Singh c Mohammad Shahzad b Rashid Khan 15 Kevin O'Brien b Rashid Khan 41 Gary Wilson c Najibullah Zadran b Dawlat Zadran 11 Andy McBrine Not Out 11 Extras 0b 3lb 1nb 0pen 5w 9 Total (50.
AUCKLAND: Captain Kane Williamson scored a New Zealand-record 18th test century as New Zealand tightened its advantage in the first cricket Test against England on a rain-affected second day Friday.
CAPE TOWN, March 23 (Reuters) - Seamer Morne Morkel claimed his 300th wicket as South Africa took control of the third test when they reduced Australia to 150 for five at tea on the second day, still 161 runs behind their hosts´ first innings score at Newlands on Friday.
Ed Sheeran was a left-field contender for England's highlight of a rainy day in Auckland.
James Anderson insists England can still save this First Test against New Zealand after rain washed out all but 23.1 overs of the second day at Eden Park.