New Zealand vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Persistent rain ends first Test as a draw

Rain ends 1st Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka as a draw

The rain aided Kusal Mendis (right) and Angelo Mathews’ gritty knocks by ensuring the first Test ended as a draw

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After Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews and batsman Kusal Mendis batted through the entire fourth day, their rescue act was capped off when rain washed out a majority of the final day in Wellington.

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Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test Day 5: Khawaja, Paine help Australia secure thrilling draw

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Usman Khawaja celebrates after scoring his seventh Test century

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Usman Khawaja struck a superb 141 and captain Tim Paine scored an unbeaten 61 as Australia held off Pakistan to secure a nail-biting draw on the fifth day of the first Test in Dubai.

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New Zealand vs England 2nd Test Day 5: Sodhi denies England on final day as New Zealand claim 1-0 series win

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Ish Sodhi’s third Test fifty helped New Zealand end the match as a draw and win the series 1-0

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Ish Sodhi provided some much-needed heroics on the final day of the second Test in Christchurch as he scored an unbeaten 56 to help New Zealand end the match as a draw and deny England a series-levelling win.

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India vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test Day 5: Dhananjaya, Silva deny India 2-0 win

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Dhananjaya de Silva celebrates after scoring his third Test century

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Sri Lanka opener Dhananjaya de Silva scored an unbeaten 119 and debutant Roshen Silva struck 74 not out to help their side survive on the final day in Delhi and deny India a 2-0 series win.

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India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test Day 5: Kumar, Kohli fight, but Sri Lanka escape

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar finished with figures of 4-8 off 11 overs

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After a sensational century from India captain Virat Kohli, pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar speared through Sri Lanka’s batting line-up with a four-wicket haul. However, their efforts went in vain as Sri Lanka managed to hang on for the draw.

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Bangladesh vs Australia 2nd Test Day 4: Lyon’s six-for sets up comfortable win for Australia

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Nathan Lyon ended the match with career-best figures of 13/154

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Australia spinner Nathan Lyon troubled Bangladesh once again as he took a six-wicket haul to not only guide his side to a seven-wicket win on the fourth day in Chittagong, but also a 1-1 series draw.

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Garner: Day-night Tests are ‘exciting’ and ‘different’

“If it means that you’re going to get full houses and you’re going to get exciting cricket then yes, I don’t have a problem with it”

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Legendary West Indies pace bowler Joel Garner is confident that day-night Tests will help revive the format as it will draw in larger crowds.

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