Cricket

Sawhney to replace Richardson as world cricket CEO in July

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Manu Sawhney will take over as chief executive officer of the International Cricket Council when David Richardson retires in July after the Cricket World Cup.

Sawhney was appointed on Tuesday.

He previously was the CEO of Singapore Sports Hub, and managing director of ESPN Star Sports for 17 years. There, he also led the global broadcast partnership with the ICC for eight years.

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India beats Australia by 6 wickets in 2nd ODI, ties series

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Virat Kohli made 104 and Mahendra Singh Dhoni an unbeaten 55 from 54 balls as captains past and present guided India to a six-wicket win over Australia in the second one-day cricket international on Tuesday, leveling the three-match series at 1-1.

Kohli posted his 39th ODI century, his 24th in a second innings and his sixth against Australia, to lead a perfectly measured run chase which saw India surpass Australia's total of 298-9 with four balls to spare. (MORE)

Australia wins toss, bats in 2nd ODI against India

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and elected to bat Tuesday in the second limited-overs cricket international against India.

Though a day-nighter, the match is likely to be played in extreme heat. (MORE)

SAfrica fast bowlers deliver 3-0 series sweep over Pakistan

JOHANNESBURG (AP) South Africa's fast bowlers delivered another quick victory over Pakistan on Monday, a 107-run win early on the fourth day of the final test that sealed a 3-0 series whitewash.

South Africa collected the seven wickets it needed before lunch at the Wanderers as the tourists crashed from 153-3 overnight to 273 all out and well short of their target of 381. (MORE)

Pakistan fights back in attempt to avoid whitewash

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Quinton de Kock made a free-flowing century at No. 7 and equaled his career-best score as South Africa turned the screw on Pakistan on Sunday by setting the tourists 381 to win the final test and avoid a series whitewash.

Pakistan's batsmen responded with signs of the fight that's been missing for most of a one-sided series so far, reaching 153-3 at stumps on the third day of the fast-moving third test. That reduced the equation to 228 more runs needed with seven wickets in hand. (MORE)

Indian player reported over potential suspect bowling action

SYDNEY (AP) India batsman and part-time offspinner Ambati Rayudu has been reported for a suspect bowling action during his side's one-day international match against Australia in Sydney on Saturday.

The International Cricket Council said Sunday that Rayudu's action was cited by match officials after he bowled two overs for figures of 0-13 during the series opener, which Australia won by 34 runs. (MORE)

Wickets tumble at Wanderers, South Africa takes 212-run lead

JOHANNESBURG (AP) South Africa led Pakistan by 212 runs with five wickets left as the third and final test accelerated toward a conclusion on Saturday after just two days' play at the Wanderers.

South Africa was 135-5 in its second innings at stumps after 13 wickets fell on the second day in Johannesburg on a pitch offering fast bowlers on both teams plenty to work with. Twelve wickets fell on the first day. (MORE)

Australia beats India by 34 runs in 1st ODI in Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) Australia's reserve pacemen and recalled batsmen beat India by 34 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground, where Rohit Sharma scored 133 but couldn't overhaul the hosts' 288-5 in the one-day international series opener.

Usman Khawaja scored 59 during his first ODI in almost two years while Peter Handscomb, playing his first one-day match in 15 months, top-scored with 73 after Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bat. (MORE)

2 India cricketers suspended over inappropriate TV comments

SYDNEY (AP) India allrounder Hardik Pandya and opener K.L. Rahul have been suspended from all forms of cricket pending an inquiry into what officials described as controversial comments on an India-based television show.

The Committee of Administrators, acting on behalf of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, on Saturday said it had asked both players to respond within seven days "as to why they should not be proceeded against for misconduct and indiscipline." (MORE)

South Africa collapses to 262, Pakistan 17-2 in 3rd test

JOHANNESBURG (AP) South Africa lost seven wickets for 33 runs in a collapse and Pakistan's batsmen also struggled as the ball swung and seamed late on the first day of the final test at the Wanderers on Friday.

South Africa was 154-2 and 229-3 before Pakistan's quick bowlers carved through the middle and lower order in the final session to bowl the home team out for 262 and give the tourists hope of avoiding a 3-0 series whitewash. (MORE)