England win thriller to seal series against South Africa

Media playback is not supported on this device Second one-day international, Southampton: England 330-6 (50 overs): Stokes 101 (79), Buttler 65* (53) South Africa 328-5 (50 overs): De Kock 98, Plunkett 3-64 England won by two runs Match scorecard Mark Wood bowled a brilliant final over to give England a two-run win over South Africa…

Pavey fails in bid to seal spot at World Championships

Five-time Olympian Jo Pavey missed a chance to qualify for the World Championships in London after finishing fourth in the British 10,000m trials. Rio 2016 Olympian Beth Potter, 25, booked her place by winning the Night of 10,000m PBs event in Hampstead in a time of 32 minutes four seconds. Pavey, 43, who needed to…

Pakistan seal maiden Test series win in West Indies

Third Test, Dominica (day five) Pakistan 376 & 174-8 dec: Yasir 38 not out, Younus 35, Joseph 3-53 West Indies 247 & 202: Chase 101 not out, Yasir 5-92 Pakistan won by 101 runs Scorecard Pakistan secured their first Test series victory in the West Indies with a 101-run win in Roseau, Dominica. With the…

England v Ireland: Joe Root stars with bat and ball as hosts seal series at Lord's

Second one-day international, Lord’s England 328-6 (50 overs): Morgan 76, Root 73, Bairstow 72*, McCarthy 2-61 Ireland 243 all out (46.1 overs): Porterfield 82, Stirling 48, Plunkett 3-21, Root 3-52 England won by 85 runs Scorecard Joe Root starred as England sealed a series whitewash over Ireland in their two-match one-day international contest courtesy of…

Classic of New Orleans: Jonas Blixt & Cameron Smith seal play-off

Classic of New Orleans final-round leaderboard -27 J Blixt (Swe) & C Smith (Aus), K Kisner (US) & S Brown (US); -23 K Kraft (US) & K Tway (US); -22 J Spieth (US) & R Palmer (US) Selected others: -14 K Reifers (US) & A Johnston (Eng); -13 G Ogilvy (Aus) & I Poulter (Eng)…

Joe hits six off brother Billy to seal Yorkshire win in battle of the Roots

Royal London One-Day Cup, Trent Bridge Nottinghamshire 185 (40.5 overs): Taylor 60, Wessels 41, Lumb 35, Bresnan 3-22 Yorkshire 191-3 (32.4 overs): Root 75*, Handscomb 46, Lyth 35 Yorkshire (2 pts) beat Nottinghamshire by seven wickets Match scorecard England captain Joe Root hit a six off younger brother Billy to win the match as Yorkshire…