Cricket

Gayle's Vancouver Knights win inaugural Canada T20 title

TORONTO (AP) Saad Bin Zafar has hit an unbeaten 79 to help the Chris Gayle-led Vancouver Knights clinch the inaugural Global T20 Canada cricket title Sunday with a seven-wicket win over West Indies B.

Vancouver reached 148-3 with 15 balls to spare in reply to West Indies B's 145 all out in 17.4 overs.

Zafar plundered eight boundaries and three sixes in his match-winning 48-ball innings. Zafer and Rassie van der Dussen joined with Vancouver in trouble at 22-3, and with Gayle already back in the pavilion for just 2 runs.

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Vancouver Knights advance to Global T20 Canada cricket final

TORONTO (AP) The Chris Gayle-led Vancouver Knights will play the West Indies B side in Sunday's final of the Global T20 Canada tournament after beating the Winnipeg Hawks by 13 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis system on Saturday.

The match was reduced to 13 overs each due to a late start from rain and wet grounds, and it ended with rain again falling. (MORE)

West Indies crush Bangladesh in 2nd test and sweep series

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) The West Indies won the first cricket test against Bangladesh inside three days.

Same with the second test on Saturday. (MORE)

England beats India to send ODI series to decider

LONDON (AP) England set up another series decider after easing past India by 86 runs in their second one-day international at Lord's on Saturday.

Like the Twenty20 series, England won the second match. In that series finale, though, India prevailed. (MORE)

New low for SAfrica as Sri Lanka wins 1st test by 278 runs

GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) South Africa was bowled out for 73 on Saturday, its lowest total since readmission to international cricket, as Sri Lanka won the first test by 278 runs with two full days to spare.

Chasing a target of 352 to win, the Proteas were dismissed in their second innings just before tea on Day 3, losing all 10 wickets in a single session after going to lunch at 5-0. (MORE)

Steyn equals South African record for most test wickets

GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) Veteran fast bowler Dale Steyn equaled former captain Shaun Pollock's South African record for most wickets in test cricket in the first test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

The 35-year-old Steyn dismissed last man Lakshan Sandakan, who was caught at point by Temba Bauvma to end the Sri Lankan innings on 190 runs. (MORE)

Holder puts West Indies firmly on top vs Bangladesh

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) An inspired spell of seam bowling from captain Jason Holder helped put the West Indies in complete control on the second day of the second and final test against Bangladesh on Friday.

After the home team compiled 354 in its first innings, Bangladesh was bowled out for a meagre 149 in reply with Holder taking 5-44 in 10.1 overs. (MORE)

Pakistan crushes Zimbabwe by 201 runs in 1st ODI

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) Opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq hit a century and legspinner Shadab Khan grabbed a career-best 4-32 as Pakistan crushed Zimbabwe by 201 runs for its fifth biggest one-day international victory on Friday.

Left-handed Imam, nephew of former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, made 128 off 134 balls in an imposing total of 308-7 after Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza won the toss and elected to field. (MORE)

Karunaratne hits Sri Lanka to 272-run lead 2 days into test

GALLE, Sri Lanka (AP) A day after making a remarkable unbeaten 158, Dimuth Karunaratne again tormented South Africa with a half-century as Sri Lanka began to lock up the first test after day two on Friday.

Karunaratne became only the fourth Sri Lankan to carry his bat through in the first innings, and his 60 second time around helped Sri Lanka to extend its lead to 272 runs. (MORE)

Zimbabwe wins toss, to field against Pakistan in 1st ODI

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to field against Pakistan in the first one-day international of the five-match series on Friday.

Zimbabwe gave debuts to 20-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman Ryan Murray and former under-19 captain Liam Roche, who is a middle-order batsman and also bowls off-spin (MORE)