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Zimbabwe beat Australia by three wickets

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) Zimbabwe beat Australia for the first time in 31 years on Sunday as captain Elton Chigumbura's 52 not out led his team to a famous three-wicket win in the ODI triangular series.

Chigumbura carried the tournament host to 211-7, overhauling Australia's below-par 209-9 on a tough batting strip at Harare Sports Club.

Opposite number Michael Clarke also made an unbeaten half-century for Australia on his return from injury, but then re-injured his hamstring in only his country's second loss ever to the southern African team and said he would leave the tournament to return home for treatment.

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India beat England by six wickets

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Ambati Rayudu hit an unbeaten 64 to help India coast to a six-wicket victory over England in the third one-day international at Trent Bridge on Saturday, putting the tourists 2-0 ahead in the five-match series.

England set a modest target of 228 after failing to take advantage of an 82-run opening stand by Alastair Cook (44) and Alex Hales (42), eventually being dismissed for 227 on the last ball in the face of some intelligent spin bowling. (MORE)

Sri Lanka power to 7-wicket victory

DAMBULLA, Sri Lanka (AP) All-rounder Thisara Perera led Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory on the Duckworth/Lewis Method against Pakistan in the series-deciding third and final one-day international on Saturday.

Perera grabbed 4-34 and tore through Pakistan's batting lineup with lively short pitched deliveries to restrict the visitors to 102 in 32.1 overs - Pakistan's second lowest ever ODI total against Sri Lanka. (MORE)

South Africa recover to beat Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) South Africa's bowlers delivered a 61-run win over Zimbabwe as Dale Steyn and Ryan McLaren took three wickets each to bowl the hosts out for 170 in the triangular one-day series on Friday.

South Africa was kept to a mediocre total of 231 at Harare Sports Club but was saved by its bowlers as Zimbabwe's batsmen succumbed under the pressure. (MORE)

Zimbabwe spinner Utseya takes hat trick

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) Zimbabwe spinner Prosper Utseya took a hat trick and career-best figures Friday to change the game as South Africa went from 142-0 to 231 all out in their triangular series one-day international.

Utseya became only the second Zimbabwean to take a hat trick in ODIs when he dismissed opener Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw and David Miller in consecutive deliveries in the 27th over, sending the South African innings into freefall. (MORE)

Rohit Sharma out of ODI series

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) India opener Rohit Sharma will miss the rest of the one-day international series against England because of a broken finger.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India says Friday that Murali Vijay has been called up as Sharma's replacement. (MORE)

SA chase down 327 to beat Australia

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) Former schoolmates AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis both hit centuries in a game-changing 206-run partnership as South Africa chased down 327 to beat Australia by seven wickets on Wednesday.

The South Africans struck the first blow against the top-ranked Australians in the triangular one-day series in Zimbabwe as they powered to 328-3 and victory - and with 20 balls to spare - at Harare Sports Club. (MORE)

Raina century helps India beat England

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) Suresh Raina struck a rapid 100 and offspinner Ravindra Jadeja took 4-28 as India thrashed England by 133 runs in the second one-day international to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

After capitulating to a 3-1 loss in the recent test series, the Indians quickly found their groove in their favored 50-over format to start the long build-up to next year's World Cup impressively. (MORE)

West Indies-Bangladesh T20 rained out

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts and Nevis (AP) The one-off Twenty20 cricket international between the West Indies and Bangladesh was abandoned with no result Wednesday after a lengthy, heavy shower rendered conditions unfit for play at Warner Park.

Bangladesh, after winning the toss, reached 31-0 off 4.4 overs when rain and strong winds caused ground staff problems as covers were blown around for minutes before they could be placed on the pitch. (MORE)

Lalit Modi to return to India

NEW DELHI (AP) Former Indian Premier League commissioner Lalit Modi can return to India after the Delhi High Court asked for his passport to be restored on Wednesday.

Modi has been living in London since 2010 and his passport was revoked in 2011 for financial irregularities related to the Twenty20 tournament. (MORE)


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