Cricket

Rain forces dramatic 2nd test in West Indies to be drawn

GROS ISLET, St. Lucia (AP) Halfway through the cricket test, Sri Lanka didn't want to go on to the field. At the end, the team didn't want to leave.

The Sri Lankans reluctantly accepted the light wasn't good enough for play, which meant drawing with the West Indies in a dramatic second test on Monday.

The West Indies take a 1-0 lead into the third and final test starting on Saturday in Bridgetown, Barbados.

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Stokes, Woakes to miss rest of England ODIs vs Australia

LONDON (AP) England all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes will miss the rest of the one-day series against Australia because of injury.

Stokes was sidelined for the first two games of the five-match series, both won by England, due to a torn left hamstring. (MORE)

Sri Lanka fights back in 2nd test, leads West Indies by 287

GROS ISLET, St. Lucia (AP) Sri Lanka fought its way back into the second cricket test after a disastrous morning session to lead West Indies by 287 runs at stumps on Sunday with one day and two wickets remaining.

A day after holding up play for two hours - and being penalized five runs for allegedly altering the condition of the ball - Sri Lanka is 334-8 in its second innings with a chance to level the three-test series at 1-1. (MORE)

Sri Lanka captain Chandimal charged with changing ball

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) The International Cricket Council has charged Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal with changing the condition of the ball during the second test against West Indies.

The ICC announced the decision via Twitter on Sunday, and later said that Chandimal had pleaded not guilty. (MORE)

Sri Lanka deny ball-tampering vs West Indies in 2nd test

GROS ISLET, St. Lucia (AP) Resuming the second test under protest, Sri Lanka strongly denied it tampered with the ball on a third day in which it finished trailing the West Indies by 13 runs on Saturday.

Sri Lanka was charged with altering the condition of the ball by umpires Aleem Dar and Ian Gould, who reviewed video of the West Indies first innings on Friday. They penalized the team before play on Saturday with a change of ball and the award of five runs to the West Indies. (MORE)

England beats Australia by 38 runs to lead ODI series 2-0

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) Jason Roy's century trumped Shaun Marsh's as England beat Australia by 38 runs in the second one-day international to lead the five-match series 2-0 on Saturday.

Opening batsman Roy was unruffled by two rain breaks in scoring 120 off 108 balls, and stand-in captain Jos Buttler hit an unbeaten 91 to lift England's total to 342-8, its highest ODI score against Australia. (MORE)

Afghanistan lose maiden test to India by innings in 2 days

BANGALORE, India (AP) Afghanistan succumbed to top-ranked India by an innings and 262 runs inside two days of its maiden cricket test on Friday.

India completed its first innings in the morning on 474 then bowled out the Afghans for 109 and 103 for its biggest win by innings. (MORE)

Chandimal hits 119 as WIndies dismisses Sri Lanka for 253

GROS ISLET, St. Lucia (AP) Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal held out on the opening day of the second test against West Indies on Thursday with an undefeated 119 but ran out of partners as his team was dismissed for 253.

In reply, West Indies survived two overs to go to stumps at 2-0 in its first innings with Kraigg Brathwaite (2) and Devon Smith at the crease in the three-test series. (MORE)

Afghanistan hits back after 2 centuries for India in test

BANGALORE, India (AP) Afghanistan hit back with five wickets after Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay scored centuries for India to finish day one of the one-off cricket test on 347-6 on Thursday.

India was cruising at 280-1 after two rain delays when it suddenly lost Vijay and Lokesh Rahul in the space of three deliveries and five wickets in all in the last session. (MORE)

Ali, Rashid set up England's 3-wicket win over Australia

LONDON (AP) Spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid shared five wickets and set up England's three-wicket win over new-look Australia in the first one-day international on Wednesday.

Ali ran through the top order with 3-43 and Rashid took 2-36 as Australia was bowled out for 214 in 47 overs after it won the toss and elected to bat. (MORE)