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Cricket: Shehzad hits hundred but Pakistan toil for runs

Opener Ahmed Shehzad scored a maiden century but Pakistan toiled for runs in their bid for a series-levelling win against Sri Lanka in the third and final Test in Sharjah on Saturday. The 22-year-old right-hander made 147 in only his second Test as Pakistan scored 291-6 at close on the third day, still trailing by 137 runs over Sri Lanka's first innings total of 428-9 declared. Pakistan lost Sarfraz Ahmed for five, caught behind off spinner Rangana Herath in the last over of the day. Misbah-ul Haq was unbeaten on 36.

Cricket: Shehzad hits fifty as Pakistan reach 169-2

Opener Ahmed Shehzad scored a fighting half-century to guide Pakistan to 169-2 at tea on the third day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Saturday. The right-handed opener was unbeaten on 94 - his second Test fifty - and with him Younis Khan was unbeaten on eight with Pakistan still needing another 59 runs to avoid the follow-on. Pakistan, trailing 1-0 in the three-match series after losing the second Test in Dubai by nine wickets, lost opener Khurram Manzoor (52) and Azhar Ali (eight) in a dour tussle between the two teams.

Cricket: Australia v England second ODI scoreboard

Scoreboard after the second ODI between Australia and England at the Gabba on Friday. England A. Cook c and b Maxwell 22 I. Bell run out 68 J. Root lbw Johnson 2 G. Ballance st Haddin b Maxwell 9 E. Morgan c Clarke b Faulkner 106 R. Bopara c Bailey b Faulkner 24 J. Buttler c Clarke b Coulter-Nile 49 B. Stokes c Maxwell b Coulter-Nile 0 T. Bresnan not out 1 C. Jordan not out 2 Extras (w12 nb1 lb4) 17 Total (for 8 wickets, 50 0vers) 300

Cricket: Australia v England second ODI scoreboard

Scoreboard after England innings in the second ODI against Australia at the Gabba on Friday. England A. Cook c and b Maxwell 22 I. Bell run out 68 J. Root lbw Johnson 2 G. Ballance st Haddin b Maxwell 9 E. Morgan c Clarke b Faulkner 106 R. Bopara c Bailey b Faulkner 24 J. Buttler c Clarke b Coulter-Nile 49 B. Stokes c Maxwell b Coulter-Nile 0 T. Bresnan not out 1

Cricket: Provisional England World Twenty20 squad

Provisional 30-man England squad for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, announced on Wednesday: Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Gary Ballance, Ravi Bopara, Scott Borthwick, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Stuart Broad (capt), Jos Buttler (wkt), Michael Carberry, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Craig Kieswetter (wkt), Michael Lumb, Eoin Morgan, Graham Onions, Steven Parry, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Boyd Rankin, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Taylor, James Tredwell, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Luke Wright afp

Investor Khosla: '60 Minutes' cleantech segment full of errors

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla on Tuesday issued a harsh rebuke to "60 Minutes" a week after the news magazine TV show broadcast a report saying that Silicon Valley and Washington have little to show for their investments in clean technology. In an open letter to both "60 Minutes" and its network, CBS, Khosla said a January 5 segment for which he was interviewed "grossly misrepresented the state of the sustainable energy industry."

Cricket: Australia PM's XI v England XI scorecard

Scoreboard after the 50-over day-night match against the Australian Prime Minister's XI and England at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Tuesday. England A. Cook c Handscomb b Lee 1 M. Carberry c Lee b Cutting 47 J. Root lbw Lee 1 G. Ballance c A. McDermott b Muirhead 56 E. Morgan b Muirhead 4 R. Bopara c Spaseski b Muirhead 18 J. Buttler b Bird 61

Cricket: England skittle out PM's XI for first tour win

England's bowlers ripped through the Australian Prime Minister's XI for a morale-boosting first tour victory of 172 runs ahead of Friday's second one-day international. Chasing 265 to win in the Australian capital, the hosts lost wickets at regular intervals and were all out for 92 in the 26th over Tuesday. Ravi Bopara grabbed four wickets for three runs in just three overs to wrap up the match and end a winless streak going back to the first Ashes Test in Brisbane back in November.

Cricket: Cook wins toss and bats against PM's XI

England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and chose to bat against the Brett Lee-led Australian Prime Minister's XI in Canberra on Tuesday. Former Test quick Lee, aged 37, has promised to extend England's misery in the day-night 50-over match at the Manuka Oval in the Australian capital. The tourists will be looking for a morale-boosting performance ahead of the second of five one-day internationals against Australia in Brisbane on Friday. Australia won Sunday's opening ODI in Melbourne by six wickets following the 5-0 Ashes whitewash. The teams:

Cricket: Australia v England first ODI scoreboard

Scoreboard after the first ODI between Australia and England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. England A. Cook c Haddin b McKay 4 I. Bell b Doherty 41 J. Root lbw b McKay 3 G. Ballance c Doherty b McKay 79 E. Morgan c Coulter-Nile b Maxwell 50 R. Bopara c Haddin b Coulter-Nile 17 B. Stokes b Faulkner 21 J. Buttler not out 34 T. Bresnan not out 16 Extras (w3 lb1) 4
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