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Jamaica Test: West Indies 244-7 on opening day stumps

KINGSTON:  Mohammad Abbas had a dream debut as Pakistan reduced the West Indies to 244 for seven on the opening day of the first Test of the three-match series at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Friday. Sharing the new ball with Mohammad Amir after Misbah-ul-Haq, chose to bowl first on winning the toss, Abbas struck with his second delivery in Test cricket, having Kraigg Brathwaite caught at second slip by Younis Khan without scoring. Congratulations Muhammad Abbas on your Test debut for Pakistan #WIvPAK…

South Africa beat Australia by 177 runs in first Test

PERTH: South Africa won the first Test against Australia by 177 runs at the WACA Ground on Monday. Set an unlikely victory target of 539, the home side were bowled out for 361 on the final day. Young paceman Kagiso Rabada led the way for the Proteas with 5-92. South Africa needed six wickets and Australia an unlikely 370 runs to win the first Test at the WACA at stumps on day four. Australia closed the day on 4-169 having lost two wickets in each of the last two sessions to put the South Africans on the brink of…

Bishoo, Shah set up exciting finish in day-night Test

DUBAI: West Indies leg-spinner Devendar Bishoo took a career best 8-49 and his Pakistani rival Yasir Shah completed 100 wickets on Sunday as the first day-night Test was poised for an exciting finish in Dubai. Bishoo finished with 8-49 to wreck Pakistan to a paltry 123 in their second innings before West Indies -- set a daunting 346 to win -- finished the fourth day on 95-2. West Indies will need another 251 runs for an improbable win while Pakistan's hopes rest on Shah to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.…

Virat Kohli targets period of test domination

NEW DELHI: India need to dominate test matches and players cannot be content with just looking to improve, captain Virat Kohli said after the tourists thrashed West Indies by an innings and 92 runs in the first test in Antigua on Saturday.

SA beats Sri Lanka by 153 runs in first Test

GALLE, Sri Lanka: South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 153 runs on the fifth and final day of the first test to take a one-nil lead in the two-match series on Sunday. Scores: South Africa 455-9 declared and 206-6 declared v Sri Lanka 292 and 216 (K Sangakkara 76, D Steyn 4-45, M Morkel 4-29). South Africa won the toss, elected to bat and scored 455 for 9 wickets before declaring in first innings. Sri Lanka replied with 292 in its first innings. South Africa scored impressive 206 for 6 and declared to set up a game in its favour…