Mendis and Mathews revive Sri Lanka on Day 4 of 1st test

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews compiled centuries and batted throughout the fourth day in an unbeaten 246-run partnership as Sri Lanka reduced the deficit against New Zealand in the first test on Tuesday.

Mendis finished the day 116 not out, Mathews was 117 not out, and Sri Lanka was 259-3, having erased all but 37 runs of a 296-run deficit.

Sri Lanka's first-innings total was 282, and New Zealand made 578 in reply.


Australia wins 2nd test vs India by 146 runs, series 1-1

PERTH, Australia (AP) Australia trounced India by 146 runs in the second test to level the four-test series 1-1 on the final day on Tuesday.

Needing 287 runs to win, India resumed the day on 112-5 and was all out in a hurry for 140 in the second innings, and Australia was home for lunch. (MORE)

Lyon bowls Australia close to a series-leveling win in Perth

PERTH, Australia (AP) Offspinner Nathan Lyon bowled Australia close to victory Monday in the second test on the fourth day with the prized wicket of Virat Kohli to leave India precariously on 112-5.

Needing 287 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series, India slumped to 15-2 at tea, and then 55-4 as Lyon (2-30) dismissed Kohli (17) and opener Murali Vijay (20) in successive overs at the Perth Stadium. (MORE)

West Indies beat Bangladesh in T20

SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) Fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell's career best 4-28 was complemented by opener Shai Hope's third fastest T20 fifty as the West Indies beat Bangladesh by eight wickets Monday in the first game of a three-match series.

Cottrell used the short balls to precision to help his side dismiss Bangladesh for 129 in 19 overs before Hope led the charge with a 23-ball 55, his maiden T20 fifty. (MORE)

Sri Lanka 20-3 at stumps on day 3, 1st test vs. New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Opener Tom Latham carried his bat for more than 11-1/2 hours and 157 overs to make a record-breaking 264 in a first innings of 578 which put New Zealand in charge of the first cricket test against Sri Lanka after day three on Monday.

Latham's score was the highest by any batsman who has carried his bat in test history. (MORE)

Bangladesh chases series sweep vs West Indies

SYLHET, Bangladesh (AP) Bangladesh is wary of a West Indies backlash as the hosts chase a tour sweep with victory in their upcoming Twenty20 series.

The first of three T20s starts Monday and could prove a harder test for Bangladesh, with West Indies currently world champions in the shortest format of the game. (MORE)

Australia builds on lead vs India in 2nd test

PERTH, Australia (AP) Australia spinner Nathan Lyon took 5-67 to overshadow India captain Virat Kohli scoring his sixth century in Australia on Sunday, leaving the second test evenly poised at stumps on day three.

With cracks widening and the ball keeping low, batting is becoming increasing challenging as Australia reached 132-4 in its second innings. (MORE)

New Zealand 311-2 at stumps on day 2, 1st test vs. Sri Lanka

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Tom Latham posted his seventh test century and Kane Williamson narrowly missed his 20th as New Zealand took full control of the first cricket test against Sri Lanka on its second day Sunday.

New Zealand reached stumps at 311-2 in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings of 282 with Latham 121 not out and Ross Taylor 50, having added 90 for the third wicket. (MORE)

Kohli, Rahane lift India to 172-3 at stumps vs Australia

PERTH, Australia (AP) Skipper Virat Kohli led India's fightback from 8-2 to 172-3 at stumps Saturday on the second day in reply to Australia's 326 all out in the second cricket test.

With seven first-innings wickets left, India trails Australia by 154 runs at Perth Stadium. (MORE)

Sri Lanka 275-9 at stumps on day 1, 1st test vs New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Tim Southee took 5-67 as New Zealand exploited an influential toss to contain Sri Lanka to 275-9 Saturday on the first day of the first cricket test at the Basin Reserve.

A late unbeaten half century by wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella helped swing the day a little in Sri Lanka's favor. Dickwella hit 10 fours and was unbeaten on 73 at stumps, losing his last partner, Kasun Rajitha, to the last ball of the day. (MORE)