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Australia injury concerns for 3rd test

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Australia's four-wicket defeat of India with a day to spare in the second test gave the cricketers extra time for holiday shopping. And for the home side's various injuries to heal ahead of the third test which begins on Friday in Melbourne. (MORE)

McCullum to bat in middle order

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Captain Brendon McCullum will return to the middle order in the New Zealand cricket team which will play Sri Lanka in the first of two test matches at Christchurch from Friday. (MORE)

Afridi to retire after World Cup

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi will retire from one-day international cricket after the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. (MORE)

Australia, Sharma fined by IC

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Australia has been fined for maintaining a slow over rate and India fast bowler Ishant Sharma was found guilty of breaching the ICC code of conduct during the Brisbane test which Australia won by four wickets. (MORE)

Holder named West Indies ODI captain

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) Jason Holder replaced Dwayne Bravo as captain of the West Indies one-day international side on Saturday, less than two months out from the Cricket World Cup. (MORE)

Deonarine to join West Indies in SA

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) Left-handed batsman Narsingh Deonarine will join the West Indies touring party in South Africa as an injury replacement for Assad Fudadin. (MORE)

Cook removed as World Cup captain

LONDON (AP) Alastair Cook has been stripped of the England one-day captaincy two months before the Cricket World Cup, and replaced by Eoin Morgan. (MORE)

Australia beat India win by four wickets

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Steve Smith claimed the victory he craved in his first test as Australia's captain, even though he had to leave it to Mitchell Johnson to complete a nervous run chase in the second test against India on Saturday. (MORE)

South Africa beat West Indies by innings

CENTURION, South Africa (AP) Dale Steyn rocketed to his 25th five-wicket haul in tests to finish off the West Indies on Saturday as South Africa won the first test by an innings and 220 runs on the fourth morning at Centurion. (MORE)

Dhawan hurt in practice ahead of day 4

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Shikhar Dhawan's injury in the practice nets was a major distraction for India in the minutes before play resumed Saturday in the second test against Australia, upsetting the balance of the team so badly that it contributed to a batting collapse. (MORE)

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