England playing first Ireland test before Ashes in 2019

LONDON (AP) England's first cricket test against Ireland is scheduled for four days at Lord's before the Ashes next year.

The England-Ireland test is scheduled for July 24-27, 2019.

Ireland made its test debut in May against Pakistan at Malahide.


Sri Lanka expect to win test series absent captain and coach

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Still no captain and coach. Sri Lanka still expect to win, though.

Rangana Herath doesn't believe their ongoing absence will prevent Sri Lanka from completing an historic series victory against South Africa at Sinhalese Sports Club in the second and final test from Friday. (MORE)

Pakistan thrashes Zimbabwe by 9 wickets in 3rd ODI

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) Pakistan thrashed Zimbabwe by nine wickets after bowling out the home team for just 67 runs in the third one-day international on Wednesday to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Seamer Faheem Ashraf picked up a career-best 5-22 and left-arm fast bowler Junaid Khan returned to the one-day team with 2-7 as Zimbabwe was bowled out in 25.1 overs. (MORE)

England coasts to ODI series win over India

LEEDS, England (AP) England won a one-day international cricket series against India for the first time since 2011 after coasting to an impressive eight-wicket win at Headingley on Tuesday.

After containing India to 256-8, England's Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan combined for an unbeaten 186 runs to win with 33 balls to spare and clinch the three-match series 2-1. (MORE)

Zaman century spearheads Pakistan to 9-wicket win in 2nd ODI

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) In-form opening batsman Fakhar Zaman hit a fluent century as Pakistan demolished Zimbabwe by nine wickets in the second one-day international on Monday.

Zaman smashed 16 fours in scoring an unbeaten 117 off 129 balls and sprinted Pakistan to 195-1 in 36 overs against an inexperienced Zimbabwe bowling. (MORE)

Zimbabwe vs Pakistan 2nd ODI Scoreboard

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) Scoreboard on Monday in the second one-day international between Zimbabwe and Pakistan at Queens Sports Club:

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Pakistan beats Zimbabwe by 9 wickets in 2nd ODI

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in the second one-day international at Queens Sports Club on Monday. Pakistan leads five-match series 2-0.

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Gayle's Vancouver Knights win inaugural Canada T20 title

TORONTO (AP) Saad Bin Zafar has hit an unbeaten 79 to help the Chris Gayle-led Vancouver Knights clinch the inaugural Global T20 Canada cricket title Sunday with a seven-wicket win over West Indies B.

Vancouver reached 148-3 with 15 balls to spare in reply to West Indies B's 145 all out in 17.4 overs. (MORE)

Vancouver Knights advance to Global T20 Canada cricket final

TORONTO (AP) The Chris Gayle-led Vancouver Knights will play the West Indies B side in Sunday's final of the Global T20 Canada tournament after beating the Winnipeg Hawks by 13 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system on Saturday.

The match was reduced to 13 overs each due to a late start from rain and wet grounds, and it ended with rain again falling. (MORE)

West Indies crush Bangladesh in 2nd test and sweep series

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) The West Indies won the first cricket test against Bangladesh inside three days.

Same with the second test on Saturday. (MORE)