England spinner Graeme Swann has stunned the cricketing world by announcing his retirement from the game.
South Africa were left to rue two late dismissals on day four as they fought to save the opening Test against India.
Cricket South Africa has denied allegations that skipper Graeme Smith was ready to quit the national team.
Tim Bresnan is determined to prove England are capable of better than they have so far shown in this winter's Ashes defeat.
New Zealand skittled West Indies for just 103 in their second innings to take control of the third Test in Hamilton.
Opening batsman Stephen Moore has signed a two-year contract with Derbyshire after leaving Lancashire.
Cheteshwar Pujara's first century on foreign soil put India in firm control of the first Test after three days' play.
Angelo Mathews produced a captain's innings to lead Sri Lanka to a two-wicket over Pakistan to level their ODI series at 1-1.
Steven Finn insists he is ready to serve England well should they need him in the final two Ashes Tests.
New Zealand reached 156/3 in reply to West Indies' 367 to leave the third Test finely poised at Seddon Park.