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Sri Lanka reach 272-8 at close on day 1

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) Opener Dimuth Karunarane was the only batsman to handle Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah as he notched his second century in leading Sri Lanka to 272-8 at stumps on the first day of the third test on Friday. (MORE)

Irfan returns for Pakistan ODI series

ISLAMABAD (AP) Fast bowler Mohammad Irfan was recalled by Pakistan on Friday for the five-match one-day international series in Sri Lanka next week after recovering from a stress fracture in his pelvis. (MORE)

Aussies favorite going into Ashes series

(AP) -- One of sport's great rivalries looks lopsided heading into the third Ashes series in two years. (MORE)

Smith: From 'next Warne' to top batsman

(AP) -- As Steven Smith fizzed down wristy leg-spinners to a team of over-50s in the quaint surroundings of Kent's local cricket league in southeast England, onlookers were in no doubt that this reserved 17-year-old would go on to represent Australia. (MORE)

Sri Lanka, Pakistan seek series win

KANDY, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka will play a test without batting greats Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene for the first time in 15 years when the team meets Pakistan for the series decider starting Friday. (MORE)

SA apologizes for using drone camera

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) Cricket South Africa apologized on Thursday for using a drone camera during its practice session the previous day. (MORE)

Rashid, Finn named in England test squad

LONDON (AP) England shuffled its bowling attack for the first Ashes test in Cardiff, recalling uncapped legspinner Adil Rashid and paceman Steven Finn in a 13-man squad announced on Wednesday. (MORE)

Mustafizur to face South Africa in T20

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) South Africa will find out in its opening tour match on Sunday what all the fuss is about Bangladesh sensation Mustafizur Rahman. (MORE)

Van der Merwe wants to join Netherlands

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) Former South Africa spin bowler Roelof van der Merwe has decided to try and play international cricket for the Netherlands after being granted a Dutch passport. (MORE)

Santner on Kiwi list of contract players

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) All-rounder Mitchell Santner is the only newcomer included on New Zealand Cricket's list of 20 contracted players for 2015-2016. (MORE)

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