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Australia in UAE 2018-19

Abbas strikes after Fakhar, Sarfraz carry Pakistan to 282

Fakhar and Sarfraz added 147 to revive Pakistan from 57 for 5, before Abbas struck twice late in the day to ensure parity

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Samiuddin: Brooding Sarfraz rediscovers his groove

With the pressure "coming from all corners" and his side 57 for 5, Sarfraz Ahmed produced the sort of punchy innings that used to be his trademark

Top headlines

India v West Indies

ODI series

Umesh to replace Thakur for first two West Indies ODIs

Thakur had suffered what has now been confirmed as a right abductor tendon injury on Test debut

Agarkar: Dukes ball could get scuffed up too in India

Ajit Agarkar and Courtney Walsh weigh in on the SG v Dukes ball debate

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Stuart Law suspended for first two ODIs against India

The West Indies coach was fined 100% of his match fee and earned three demerit points for a breach of the ICC's code of conduct

Pakistan v Australia

2nd Test, Abu Dhabi

Brettig: Lyon nails his moment, and Pakistan

Starting with the steady envelopment of Azhar Ali, it was the sort of spell occasionally delivered by great bowlers at moments of import

Labuschagne juggle sets scene for Australia

He used hands, body and knee before clasping the ball to his chest to take a stunning catch at short leg

On this Day: Mark Taylor pays the ultimate tribute to Don Bradman

The events that led to the former Australia captain declaring overnight when he was batting on 334*

India-Pakistan ties

PCB chairman speaks

BCCI stance is 'hypocrisy' - PCB chairman Ehsan Mani

In an exclusive interview, Mani spoke of the need to revive bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan

'People want India-Pakistan cricket, and you can't go against their will'

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Interview - 'I can promise there will be a lot of changes in Pakistan cricket'

The new PCB chairman, Ehsan Mani, spoke to ESPNcricinfo about his vision for Pakistan cricket

Sri Lanka v England

3rd ODI, Pallekele

Can Sri Lanka get out of their rut?

Both teams have lost players to injury as the series moves to Pallekele with England 1-0 up

Moeen ready to rush his bowling, but not his thinking

England's spinners had to beat the rain in the second ODI, and more of the same may be required at Pallekele

Shanaka sizes up higher batting responsibilities

Allrounder is increasingly being thought of as a specialist batsman, and someone who can bat higher up the order

Time to recover

South Africa in Australia

Duminy to miss Australia series to undergo surgery

The allrounder will also miss the Mzansi Super League after he aggravated a shoulder injury

Amla ruled out of limited-overs tour of Australia

He will miss the three ODIs and the T20I, to fully recover from a finger tendon injury ahead of a busy summer

Former captain in spotlight

Sri Lanka news

Sanath Jayasuriya states his 'integrity and transparency' in wake of ACU charges

The former Sri Lanka captain also said the charges do not pertain to any match or pitch-fixing

Jayasuriya charged under ICC anti-corruption code; Zimbabwe series in focus

The charges relate to failure or refusal to cooperate with an ACU investigation and obstructing or delaying an investigation

#MeToo hits cricket

India news

BCCI CEO on leave to prepare explanation for harassment allegation

Johri was given seven days to explain the anonymous #MeToo allegation made against him on Twitter

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