Ross Taylor managed to steady the ship as New Zealand edged to a 177-run lead at stumps on day four against Pakistan.
Sri Lanka are the new Twenty20 world champions after triumphing in Bangladesh. Runners-up India have the opportunity to turn the tables when they host the next tournament in 2016.
Alex Hales will be the fall guy as England assess other options at the top of the order in the first match of the winter.
Australia are still waiting on captain Michael Clarke's fitness ahead of the Test series against India.
Aaron Finch's century helped Australia to a commanding 73-run win over South Africa in the third one-day international.
New Zealand kept a firm grip on the second Test in Dubai against Pakistan after some interventions from their seamers.
Harry Gurney insists the Sri Lanka rainy season cannot blow England's World Cup preparations off course.
Sussex academy products Will Beer, Callum Jackson and Steffan Piolet have all signed new one-year contracts.
Darren Bravo will miss the West Indies' Test series against South Africa for personal reasons.
Ravi Bopara is out to "have some fun" in Sri Lanka as he sets his sights on a role in England's World Cup winter.
Jim Allenby has been released from his contract with Glamorgan and is joining Somerset.