English County Championship side Nottinghamshire has announced the signings of South Africa all-rounder Vernon Philander and Australia fast bowler Ben Hilfenhaus as their overseas signings for the next English cricket season.
India fast bowler Umesh Yadav admitted that they let Australia off the hook on the third day of the second Test in Brisbane.
Australia captain Steve Smith led from the front as he struck his sixth Test century, and second in as many games, to lead an Australian recovery on Day three of the second Test against India at the Gabba.
South Africa batsman Stiaan van Zyl described scoring a century on debut for his country as "a dream", as the Proteas cashed in on a good pitch to pile on the runs on the second day of the first Test against the West Indies in Centurion.
Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath will miss his country's first Test on their tour of New Zealand, which starts on 26 December in Christchurch.