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Rain washes out Australia-India ODI

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SYDNEY (AP) Winless India received a boost when its tri-series one-day cricket international against Australia on Monday was abandoned because of rain.

The washout at the Sydney Cricket Ground on the Australia Day national holiday meant both Australia and India took two points from the match.

Australia had already qualified for the final in Perth on Sunday and India's windfall meant it stayed alive in the series: the winner of its round-robin match against England on Friday will claim the other finals place.

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West Indies rally to beat South Africa

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (AP) Andre Russell's late blitz capped a superb fightback from the West Indies to beat South Africa by one wicket in a tense fourth one-day international at St. George's Park on Sunday.

David Miller's maiden ODI hundred appeared to have set up South Africa for a fourth straight win in the five-match series as the home side posted 262-8 in its 50 overs and then reduced West Indies to 73-5 in reply. (MORE)

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 120 runs

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand clinched a 4-1 series victory over Sri Lanka by winning Sunday's sixth game of the seven-match one-day series by 120 runs.

Kane Williamson made 97, Ross Taylor 96 and Corey Anderson scored 40 and took 3-37 as New Zealand defended its total of 315-8, dismissing Sri Lanka for just 195 in 40.3 overs in a match laced with umpiring controversy. (MORE)

Australia beat England by 3 wickets

HOBART, Australia (AP) Stand-in captain Steve Smith made an unbeaten 102 to guide Australia to a tense three-wicket win over England in the tri-series one-day cricket international on Friday, clinching its place in the final.

Smith, who led Australia in an ODI for the first time in the absence of George Bailey - suspended for one match for an over-rate infraction - won the toss, bowled, and saw England make 303-8 in 50 overs, thanks to Ian Bell's 141. (MORE)

New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by 108 runs

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand's Luke Ronchi blasted 170 not out and Grant Elliott made 104 in a record unbroken 267-run partnership which lifted the Black Caps to a 108-run over Sri Lanka on Friday, taking an unbeatable 3-1 lead in their one-day series.

Ronchi and Elliott came together with New Zealand in trouble at 93-5 and put on 267 runs from 180 balls to power the hosts to 360-5 at University Oval. (MORE)

ECB: Morgan targeted by blackmailer

LONDON (AP) England one-day captain Eoin Morgan was the target of a recent blackmail attempt relating to a past relationship with an Australian woman, the team said Thursday.

The England and Wales Cricket Board said it received an email from an Australian man demanding a "five-figure sum" to prevent him providing details to newspapers regarding a relationship Morgan had with a woman five years ago. The ECB said the man is now in a relationship with the woman. (MORE)

Srinivasan blocked from BBCI presidency

NEW DELHI (AP) International Cricket Council chairman Narainswamy Srinivasan can't seek another term as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India if he continues to have a stake in Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings, India's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.

Srinivasan, who is the Managing Director of India Cements company that owns the Chennai team, had stepped aside as BCCI chief following an earlier court order but was seeking a re-election in upcoming polls. (MORE)

Tahir leads South Africa to series win

EAST LONDON, South Africa (AP) Imran Tahir's four-wicket haul led South Africa to a nine-wicket victory over a hapless West Indies in their third one-day international on Wednesday and secured an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Legspinner Tahir returned figures of 4-28 as the West Indies was bowled out for 122, before Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis hit unbeaten half-centuries to take South Africa to victory inside 25 overs at Buffalo Park. (MORE)

England beat India by nine wickets

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Steve Finn and James Anderson shared nine wickets for 51 runs as England rolled India for 153 to set up a nine-wicket win in the tri-series one-day cricket international on Tuesday.

Finn took a career-best 5-33, and Anderson, returning from injury, took 4-18 as England bowled out India in only 39.3 overs after it won the toss and batted at the Gabba Ground. (MORE)

Smith to lead Australia against England

SYDNEY (AP) Steve Smith will captain Australia in its tri-series limited-overs cricket international against England at Hobart on Friday as regular skipper George Bailey serves a one-match suspension for an over rate infraction.

Bailey was sanctioned as Australia failed to bowl its overs in the required time in its match against India at Melbourne on Sunday after being fined for the same offense in a match against South Africa in November. (MORE)


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