Australia, England, and New Zealand win their series

Smith guides Aus with second ton

Glenn Maxwell does a switch-hit during his half-century yesterday (29) against India in their second ODI in Sydney

In Sydney yesterday (29), Steven Smith followed his century in the first match with another in the second. Australia won by 51 runs. The home team thus took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, with the last ODI being set for Wednesday (2 December) in Canberra.


Australia (won toss) 389/4 in 50 overs (Steven Smith 104 in 64 balls – 4×14, 6×2, David Warner 83, Marnus Labuschagne 70, Glenn Maxwell 63 n.o. in 29 balls – 4×4, 6×4, Aaron Finch 60; Hardik Pandya 1/24)

India 338/9 in 50 overs (Virat Kohli 89, Lokesh Rahul 76, Shreyas Iyer 38, Shikhar Dhawan 30, Mayank Agarwal 28, Hardik Pandya 28, Ravindra Jadeja 24; Pat Cummins 3/67, Josh Hazlewood 2/59, Adam Zampa 2/62)

England beat South Africa

The two nations were meeting in their second T20I at Paarl yesterday (29). The tourists won the match by four wickets to clinch the series 2-0. They had won the first match by five wickets on Friday chasing 180 runs successfully at Cape Town. The third and final T20I will be played in Cape Town under lights tomorrow, Tuesday (1 Dec.).


South Africa 146/6 in 20 overs (Quinton de Kock 30, George Linde 29, Rassie vander Dussen 25 n.o.; Adil Rashid 2/23)

England (toss) 150/6 in 19.5 overs (Dawid Malan 55, Eoin Morgan 26 n.o., Jos Buttler 22; Tabraiz Shamsi 3/19, Lungi Ngidi 2/51)

West Indies beaten by Kiwis

The Kiwis won the second of their three-match T20I series at Mount Maunganui yesterday (29) by 72 runs. The first match was won by New Zealand by five wickets under D/L Method at Auckland on Friday (27). The third and final T20I will be held at Mount Maunganui today (30) under lights. Their two-Test series will get underway on Thursday (3 Dec.) at Hamilton.


New Zealand 238/3 in 20 overs (Glenn Phillips 108 in 51 balls – 4×10, 6×8, Devon Conway 65 n.o. in 37 balls, Martin Guptill 34, Tim Seifert 18; Kieron Pollard 1/33)

West Indies (toss) 166/9 in 20 overs (Kieron Pollard 28, Keemo Pollard 28, Shimron Hetmyer 25, Andre Fletcher 20; Kyle Jamieson 2/15, Mitchell Santner 2/41).