Important ranking points up for grabs in the Ashes
Australia will overtake England if they win by a margin
of 2-0 or better while England will go up to 110 points with a 5-0 win, in
which case Australia will slip to 91 points.
can overtake England by winning 2-0 or better in the five-Test series
captains Smith and Root start series in top two positions for batsmen
edges past Warner; Kumar, Shami and Dickwella also
Northamptonshire Academy 262 in 49.2 overs (Home 91, Claydon 51, A. King 32; Ahmed 3/31, Jubair 2/41, Abu Hider 2/43)
BCB HP 102/4 in 21.4 overs (Zakir 50, Tanbir 15*, Maruf 12; Claydon 2/14)
Result : Match abandoned.
Third match of the tour of BCB High Performance (HP) team has been abandoned due to rain.
Batting first, Northamptonshire Academy were bowled out for 262 in 49.2 overs. C. Home scored the highest knock of 91 runs. S. Ahmed was the most successful bowler with 3 wickets for 31. Jubair Hossain, Abu Hider both picked up 2 wickets each.
Chasing 263, HP team lost their first