Cricket

Adjudicator upholds Nasir Jamshed's 10-year ban from cricket

ISLAMABAD (AP) An independent adjudicator upheld Nasir Jamshed's 10-year ban on Monday for his involvement in spot-fixing in the Pakistan Super League.

The Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement that retired Justice Hamid Farooq found the punishment "perfectly justified" and shall remain in force.

Jamshed, a 28-year-old left-handed opening batsman, had appealed against the PCB verdict two months ago.

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Rangana Herath to retire after Galle test against England

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka spin bowler Rangana Herath will retire from international cricket next month after the first test against England.

Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement Monday that Herath announced his decision at a meeting with cricket board officials. (MORE)

Kayes hits 144 as Bangladesh beats Zimbabwe by 28 runs

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) Opener Imrul Kayes scored a career-best 144 off 140 balls as Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 28 runs in the first of their three-match ODI series on Sunday.

Kayes' third century was complemented by Mohammad Saiffudin's first 50 as they shared a national record of 127 for the seventh wicket after a middle-order collapse to guide Bangladesh to 271-8. (MORE)

Kohli, Sharma centuries lead India past West Indies

GUWAHATI, India (AP) Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma hit attacking hundreds as India beat West Indies by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series on Sunday.

Man-of-the-match Kohli scored 140 off 107 balls while Sharma was unbeaten on 152 from 117 balls as India chased down the 323-run target with ease. (MORE)

England wins 4th ODI, secures series vs. Sri Lanka

PALLEKELE , Sri Lanka (AP) England beat Sri Lanka by 18 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method in the rain-hit fourth one-day international on Saturday to take an insurmountable 3-0 series lead.

England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and asked Sri Lanka to bat first with the hosts reaching 273-7 in 50 overs. Dasun Shanaka made a run-a-ball 66, including five sixes, while Niroshan Dickwella scored 52. Moeen Ali took 2-55 for England. (MORE)

Bangladesh looks for hidden depth in ODI series vs Zimbabwe

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) Bangladesh is looking to test its reserves in the absence of key players Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal as it takes on Zimbabwe in the three-match ODI series, which starts Sunday.

Both players have finger injuries from the Asia Cup, where Bangladesh lost to India in a last-ball thriller. (MORE)

Sri Lanka 273-7 in 4th ODI vs. England

PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) Dasun Shanaka and Niroshan Dickwella hit half-centuries to give Sri Lanka a competitive 273-7 in the fourth one-day international against England on Saturday.

England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and chose to field, hoping to exploit early moisture on the pitch. (MORE)

Pakistan rides pacer Abbas to test series win over Australia

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Seamer Mohammad Abbas grabbed a match haul of 10-95 as Pakistan recorded an emphatic 373-run victory over Australia in the second test to clinch the series 1-0 on Friday.

Australia was bowled out for 164 after lunch on the fourth day after given an improbable winning target of 538. (MORE)

Injured Khawaja may miss Australia's home series vs India

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Opening batsman Usman Khawaja is a doubtful starter for Australia's next series against India after injuring his left knee during the second test against Pakistan.

Khawaja has not participated in the second test since he twisted his knee during a warm-up before the third day's play, and has been pushed down the batting order despite wickets falling in the fourth innings on Friday. (MORE)

Pakistan great Qadir's son chosen for Australian PM's XI

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) The son of one of Pakistan's all-time great bowlers has been included in an Australia Prime Minister's XI to play a tour match against South Africa in Canberra.

The 25-year-old Usman Qadir's father, Abdul Qadir, took 236 wickets in 67 tests for Pakistan from 1977 to 1990 and is generally regarded as the country's best-ever legspinner. (MORE)