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Azam, Shadab lift Pakistan to 32-run victory in 2nd ODI

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Babar Azam hit a second successive century and Shadab Khan gave a strong all-round performance as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 32 runs in the second one-day international on Monday.

Azam scored 101 off 133 balls a day after celebrating his 23rd birthday, while Shadab dug in to score 52 not out to lift Pakistan's total to 219-9. They featured in a 109-run stand after Pakistan was 101-6 against seamers Lahiru Gamage (4-57) and Thisara Perera (2-34).

Captain Upul Tharanga became the first Sri Lankan to carry his bat in an ODI with an unbeaten 112 off 144 balls including 14 fours, but his team was bowled out for 187 in 48 overs.

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Pakistan wins toss, elects to bat in 2nd ODI vs. Sri Lanka

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat against Sri Lanka in the second one-day international on Monday.

Pakistan retained the lineup that won the first of five ODIs by 83 runs in Dubai on Friday. (MORE)

South Africa beats Bangladesh by 10 wickets in 1st ODI

KIMBERLEY, South Africa (AP) Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla shared the third highest opening partnership in one-day internationals to take South Africa to 282-0 in 42.5 overs and a powerful 10-wicket win over Bangladesh on Sunday.

De Kock finished 168 not out off 145 balls and ended the game with back-to-back fours as South Africa romped to a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Amla played a more measured innings of 110 not out from 112 deliveries. (MORE)

Bangladesh makes 278-7 in 1st ODI vs. South Africa

KIMBERLEY, South Africa (AP) Bangladesh made 278-7 in the first one-day international against South Africa on Sunday largely down to an unbeaten century by Mushfiqur Rahim.

Rahim was 110 not out at the Diamond Oval to lead Bangladesh to its highest ODI score against South Africa. (MORE)

Astle, Phillips added to NZ squad for India ODIs

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Spinner Todd Astle and wicketkeeper-batsman Glenn Phillips are in line to make their one-day international debuts after being called into the New Zealand squad to play a limited overs series in India from late October.

Astle and Phillips are among six players from the New Zealand A team added to the New Zealand squad which will play three one-day and two Twenty20 internationals from Oct. 22. (MORE)

Azam and seamers spur Pakistan to 83-run victory

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Pakistan rode on Babar Azam's century and brilliant bowling by its seamers upfront to notch a convincing 83-run victory against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international on Friday.

Azam, who could total only 39 runs in Pakistan's 2-0 loss in test series, returned to form with 103 off 131 balls and Shoaib Malik swelled Pakistan total to 292-6 by smashing 81 off 61 deliveries after being sent into bat. (MORE)

Azam & Malik spearhead Pakistan to 292-6 in 1st ODI

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Babar Azam returned to form with a century and Shoaib Malik smashed 81 as Pakistan posted 292-6 against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international on Friday.

Azam hit 103 off 131 balls with five fours after scoring only a total of 39 runs in the 2-0 loss in the test series. (MORE)

India-Australia T20 series drawn after 3rd match washout

HYDERABAD, India (AP) The India-Australia Twenty20 series was drawn after the third match was abandoned because of a wet outfield on Friday.

The umpires decided the outfield at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium was unfit for play within an hour of the scheduled start of play, much to the disappointment of the 30,000-strong crowd. (MORE)

Sri Lanka wins toss, elects to field against Pak in 1st ODI

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field first against Pakistan in their first one-day international on Friday.

Pakistan, having lost the two-test series against Sri Lanka 2-0, beefed up its batting for the five-match series with the return of Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Shoaib Malik, and Mohammad Hafeez. (MORE)

ICC in favor of test, ODI leagues; to trial 4-day tests

(AP) -- The International Cricket Council has agreed in principle to establish test and limited-overs leagues aimed at reviving interest in international cricket, especially in the traditional five day game.

The test league is set to begin in 2019 and will involve the nine test-playing nations each playing six series - three home and three away - over the two-year cycle and culminating in a final. (MORE)