Live Cricket Blog: Big win for South Africa in first ODI

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4:00 pm – South Africa register impressive win

Kagiso Rabada (second left) picked up four wickets in Dambulla.

Kagiso Rabada (second left) picked up four wickets in Dambulla.

Spinner Tabraiz Shamsi (four for 33) and paceman Kagiso Rabada (four for 41) helped South Africa secure a five-wicket ODI win over Sri Lanka in Dambulla.

Sri Lanka were dismissed for 193 after just 34.3 overs before the Proteas chased down the total in 31 overs.

Full report here.

3:50 pm – Yorkshire see red

Yorkshire boss Martyn Moxon has urged the England and Wales Cricket Board to show more respect to the 18 first-class counties following the Adil Rashid affair. “Our disappointment is more the lack of communication and consultation that we’ve had in the background to this decision, but it’s not just about Yorkshire,” he said.

For more, click here.

2:00 pm – Mike Hussey bats for Ravi Ashwin 

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Former Australia said Ravi Ashwin should be seen as India’s main spinner during the Test series against England, stating Kuldeep Yadav has time to grow as a spinner.

“Kuldeep is a fantastic bowler and has done well. Personally, I don’t think Kuldeep should play at the expense of Ashwin. I think Ashwin deserves his place in the team as he has been a brilliant Test match bowler for a long period of time,” Hussey said.

Read more here.

1:50 pm – Sporting stars tuned politicians

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Pakistan’s World Cup winning captain Imran Khan is the latest sport star to taste success in the political arena as he is tipped to become the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.

From Manny Pacquiao to George Weah, a few famous athletes have risen to the top levels of government in their countries.

Here we take a look at five such players.

12:00 Kusal Perera scores a fighting fifty

Kusal Perera hit 81 but Sri Lanka could only manage 193 in the first ODI against South Africa in Dambulla on Sunday.

Sri Lanka were bowled out inside 35 overs as pacer Kagiso Rabada and spinner Tabraiz Shamsi picked up four wickets each.

Read the mid innings report here.

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20:00 India given Ravichandran Ashwin injury scare

Ravichandran Ashwin failed to take the field for the first two days of India’s recently concluded warm-up game with Essex. The off-spinner is understood to have injured his right hand during practice and did not come out to bat in the India’s first innings. Ashwin did take the field on Friday to bowl four overs to alleviate some concerns.

Read more on this story here.

Ashwin bowled only five overs on the final day of the warm-up game.

Ashwin bowled only five overs on the final day of the warm-up game.

18:30: Virender Sehwag wants India to boycott the upcoming Asia Cup

Former opening batsman Virender Sehwag was not holding back with his views on the scheduling for the upcoming Asia Cup in the UAE. India are scheduled to play two back-to-back matches on September 18 and 19 with the second of the games being against arch-rivals Pakistan.

Read what the former India opener had to say here.

Sehwag is not happy with the scheduling for the upcoming Asia Cup.

Sehwag is not happy with the scheduling for the upcoming Asia Cup.

17:30: Sri Lanka’s Danushka Gunathilaka served with six-match ban 

Sri Lanka batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been handed a six-match ban from international cricket after he was found guilty of violating the players’ code. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) had opened an inquiry against the batsman ever since his friend was accused of raping a Norwegian woman during the second Test against South Africa at Colombo.

Read more on this breaking story here.

Gunathilaka will miss the ODIs and T20 against South Africa.

Gunathilaka will miss the ODIs and T20 against South Africa.

17:00: Wishes pour in for Pakistan’s Imran Khan from cricket fraternity

Former Pakistan skipper Imran Khan is set to become the country’s next Prime Minister after his party won the majority of the seats in the recently concluded general elections. The 1992 World Cup winning skipper’s party has fallen short of the overall majority but are expected to form the next government through a coalition.

Former and current Pakistan and India cricket stars have been sending in their wishes to Khan over social media. Read what the likes of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and others had to say about Khan’s victory here.

Imran Khan is set to become the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Imran Khan is set to become the next Prime Minister of Pakistan.

15:00pm: Stuart Broad welcomes Rashid’s Test recall

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Stuart Broad has welcomed Adil Rashid‘s controversial recall to the England Test squad.

Leg-spinner Rashid has been selected in the 13-man squad to face India at Edgbaston next week despite his self-imposed exile from county cricket.

Read more, here.

10:30am: Rashid responds to Vaughan criticism

Rashid was superb in the third ODI against India

Rashid’s ODI form has helped him earn a Test recall.

Adil Rashid has hit back at Michael Vaughan following the former England captain’s criticism of his Test recall and accused his county Yorkshire of being “disrespectful” in their reaction to the news.

Leg-spinner Rashid has been selected in the 13-man squad to face India at Edgbaston next week despite his self-imposed exile from county cricket.

Read more, here.

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5:00pm: Yorkshire unhappy with the ECB over Adil Rashid Test recall

Adil Rashid’s recall to the England Test squad has not gone down too well with his county outfit Yorkshire. Yorkshire CEO Mark Arthur has questioned the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) over the shock recall to the leg-spinner who signed a white-ball only contract with the county side this year.

Read the Yorkshire CEO’s quotes in full here.

Rashid was named in England's 13-man squad for the first Test.

Rashid was named in England’s 13-man squad for the first Test.

2.37pm: Adil Rashid recalled to England test squad for series against India

Adil Rashid is in line to play his first home Test next week after his shock recall to a 13-man England squad which also features uncapped seamer Jamie Porter.

Rashid’s inclusion alongside his fellow spinner Moeen Ali, for England’s 1,000th Test against India at Edgbaston, comes despite his decision last winter to quit all first-class cricket this year while he prepares for a home World Cup campaign in 2019.

Adil Rashid is back in the England Test squad

Adil Rashid is back in the England Test squad

11:02am – India cut day from warm-up match

India coach Ravi Shastri defended his side’s decision to reduce their scheduled four-day game against Essex to a three-day game.

The match against Essex is the only first-class fixture India will play before they head to face England in the first Test of the five-match series, at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

There had been speculation that India’s unusual move had been made after they were provided with green practice pitches at Chelmsford which may bare little resemblance to the surface they get in the first Test.

To read the full story click HERE.

Ravi Shastri.

Ravi Shastri.

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