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Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 4th day

Mathews ton sets Pakistan target of 377

Jul 6, 2015: Angelo Mathews' fifth Test century stretched Sri Lanka's lead to 376 on the fourth morning, even as Imran Khan picked up his maiden five-for with the second new ball

The Report by Abhishek Purohit

No. 1: Matthew Hayden

Jul 6, 2015: Opening the batting on the former Australia captain's all-star Ashes XI picked from among his contemporaries: a burly attacker from Queensland

Ricky Ponting

Warwickshire v Yorkshire, LV= Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 1st day

Bairstow the shaft of light amid gloom

Jul 5, 2015: Jonny Bairstow struck an outstanding 108 from 139 balls as Yorkshire struggled to post 213 before two late wickets increased their comfort

Andrew Miller at Edgbaston

Somerset v Sussex, LV= Championship, Division One, Taunton, 1st day

Somerset hit back after Wells grit

Jul 5, 2015: Somerset wrested back the initiative in dramatic style at the close of a rain-affected first day against Sussex

Leicestershire v Kent, LV= Championship, Division Two, Grace Road, 1st day

Hot Coles takes six as Leics stumble

Jul 5, 2015: A pitch almost as green as the outfield made Kent captain Sam Northeast's decision to bowl first a simple one, and he would have been satisfied after his side bowled Leicestershire out for just 159

ECB/PA

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

I now know my game inside out - Mubarak

Jul 5, 2015: Jehan Mubarak expressed disappointment at squandering two starts in his first Test in more than seven years, but said he has refined his game enough to now belong at Test level

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

Notts v Middlesex, LV= Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 1st day

Malan, Harris give Moores plenty to ponder

Jul 5, 2015: Dawid Malan and James Harris put on an unbroken 147-run stand for the eighth wicket to lift Middlesex from trouble to a position of strength

Jon Culley at Trent Bridge

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Mathews' mopping act salvages Sri Lanka again

Jul 5, 2015: This was almost as timely a knock for Angelo Mathews as it was for his team, because in comparison to his mind-melting 2014, his returns across formats this year had been a little underwhelming

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Pallekele

The Investec Ashes 2015

Spinning pitch at Cardiff 'very unlikely'

Jul 5, 2015: England traveled prepared to play a second spinner in the first Investec Ashes Test in Cardiff but Adil Rashid's chances of a Test debut look to be receding

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Pakistan left to ponder another batting failure

Jul 5, 2015: Pakistan's series began with a batting fightback in Galle to win the Test. In the third match, inconsistency has left them scrambling to save the series

Umar Farooq in Pallekele

Derbyshire v Northamptonshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Chesterfield

Azharullah rules at death to deny Derbs

Jul 5, 2015: Azharullah held his nerve to bowl a superb last over that gave Northamptonshire a three-run Duckworth-Lewis victory over Derbyshire in the NatWest T20 Blast North Group game at Chesterfield

ECB/PA

Worcestershire v Durham, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, New Road

Ajmal, Oliver keep Worcs on track

Jul 5, 2015: Richard Oliver's half-century was the difference as Worcestershire strengthened their grip on second spot in the NatWest T20 Blast North Group by beating Durham by five wickets at New Road

ECB/PA

South Africa v Bangladesh, 1st Youth ODI, Durban

Ghosh, Sheik steer Bangladesh to big win

Jul 5, 2015: While the seniors lost to South Africa by 52 runs in Dhaka, away in Durban Bangladesh Under-19s beat South Africa Under-19s by eight wickets in the first Youth ODI

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Investec Ashes 2015

Jordan holds on to Ashes 'dream'

Jul 5, 2015: Chris Jordan is currently recovering from a side strain but has not given up hope of being involved in England's Ashes campaign

Alan Gardner

Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st T20I, Mirpur

Du Plessis sets an example with hard graft

Jul 5, 2015: A finger injury he sustained in the IPL had not quite healed but Faf du Plessis was undeterred, scoring a fifty for South Africa to guide them to victory in the first Twenty20 international against Bangladesh in Mirpur

Firdose Moonda

Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st T20I, Mirpur

South Africa edge spin battle

Jul 5, 2015: On a slow, low Mirpur surface, Bangladesh lost the key battle of how well their batsmen could handle the opposition's slower bowlers

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur

Australia news

Ryan Harris v Stuart Clark

Jul 5, 2015: Ryan Harris and Stuart Clark had remarkably similar stats in Tests, including an identical average of 20.63 against England

S Rajesh

Quiz

The 27 Club

Jul 5, 2015: Ryan Harris is not the only one to finish his career on 27 Tests. How much do you know about this select club of cricketers?

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Mathews steers SL into strong position

Jul 5, 2015:

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh v South Africa, 1st T20I, Mirpur

Faf's slippery handle, de Kock's reflexes

Jul 5, 2015: Plays of the day from the first T20 between Bangladesh and South Africa

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur
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