Jadeja fined for incident with Anderson

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SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) The India cricket board wasn't satisfied with a guilty verdict against Ravindra Jadeja for an incident with England bowler James Anderson, and still believed its allrounder was not to blame.

The International Cricket Council released the decision on Friday, after a hearing the previous night involving both players.

Jadeja was found guilty of "conduct contrary to the spirit of the game" for a confrontation at lunch on day two of the first test at Trent Bridge, on July 10.


Amla leads South Africa revival

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Hashim Amla led South Africa's recovery to 98-3 in reply to Sri Lanka posting 421 on day two of the second cricket test on Friday.

Mahela Jayawardene was run out for 165 on his home ground at Sinhalese Sports Club, hastening a Sri Lanka collapse from 385-5. (MORE)

Jayawardene ton helps Sri Lanka to 305-5

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Mahela Jayawardene smashed his 34th test century as Sri Lanka overcame an early hiccup and scored a healthy 305-5 on day one of the second test against South Africa on Thursday.

Jayawardene made a splendid unbeaten 140 off 225 balls with 16 fours and a six on a flat pitch at Sinhalese Sports Club and raised his 11th test century at the venue - the most by any batsman at one venue. (MORE)

Afghanistan win last ODI to draw series

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) Afghanistan came from 2-0 down to draw the one-day international series with Zimbabwe 2-2 after a 100-run win in the final game on Thursday.

Afghanistan made 259 at Queens Sports Club and bowled Zimbabwe out for 159. The victory gave Afghanistan a share of the spoils in its first ODI series against a test-playing nation. (MORE)

Chingoka stands down as Zimbabwe chief

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Peter Chingoka stepped down on Thursday after two decades at the helm, while a new national coach and a new limited-overs captain were also announced.

The 60-year-old Chingoka tendered his resignation at ZC's extraordinary general board meeting. He was replaced by lawyer and vice chairman Wilson Manase. (MORE)

Mahela to end test career in Colombo

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka has shifted the venue of the second test against Pakistan next month by request to enable star batsman Mahela Jayawardene to bow out of test cricket at his club ground in Colombo.

Sri Lanka Cricket in a statement on Wednesday says the request was made by Jayawardene's Sinhalese Sports Club. (MORE)

Williamson banned from bowling

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) New Zealand all-rounder Kane Williamson has been banned from bowling because of an illegal action.

Williamson, who bowls occasional off spin while predominantly playing as a top order batsman, was reported by umpires during the second test between New Zealand and the West Indies at Port of Spain, Trinidad on July 6. (MORE)

Cook retains captaincy for 3rd test

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) Alastair Cook was reconfirmed as captain for the third test against India despite England losing seven of its last nine tests.

Even though England selector James Whitaker said on Tuesday it was "vital" the team arrived "refreshed and ready" for the test starting on Sunday at the Rose Bowl, only one enforced change was made to the 13-man squad, with the uncapped Jos Buttler in for injured wicketkeeper Matt Prior. (MORE)

Anderson hearing set for August 1st

LONDON (AP) The International Cricket Council says England bowler James Anderson will face a full disciplinary hearing on Aug. 1 on a charge of pushing and abusing India's Ravindra Jadeja.

A preliminary hearing on Tuesday set the date. (MORE)

India beat England by 95 runs at Lord's

LONDON (AP) England collapsed from 198-5 to 225 all out, with Ishant Sharma taking a seven-wicket haul as India won the second test at Lord's on the final day by 95 runs for a 1-0 lead in the five test series.

Resuming after lunch on 173-5, Matt Prior made 12 before he was caught by Murali Vijay at deep midwicket off the bowling of Sharma. (MORE)

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