Cricket is a professional international sport that has dedicated fans from all over the world. Considering the fact that interesting games and important tournaments happen daily, it is important to be informed and well aware. The focus of this article will be on the latest news in the sports world, which cricket fans usually read at and many other news portals. But here is gathered the brief review of the main events.

The first important piece of news in the cricket world: New Zealand has become the winner in the game with the team of Sri Lanka. During the game of New Zealand tour in Sri Lanka that took place on the final day, the former managed to win by an innings and 65 runs. 

Many people argued that the Sri Lanka team was not in its best shape that day. After bad stroke play and losing 5 wickets, it became very difficult for the team to beat New Zealand. As for the scores of the match, they are the following: Sri Lanka 244 (Dhananjaya de Silva 109; Tim Southee 4-63) & 122 (Tim Southee 2-15) lost to New Zealand 431/6 dec (Tom Latham 154, BJ Watling 105, Dilruwan Perera 3-114) by an innings and 65 runs.

Another important tournament that is happening right now is the Ashes series. The championship between the teams of Australia and England consists of 5 tests. The first two were very fortunate for the Australian team: despite playing in their home, England lost the first 2 tests. Nevertheless, things make an unexpected twist during the third test. 

The games that took place on August 22-26 2019 became the number one news in the cricket world. Despite losing 2 tests, England managed to beat the Australian team by one wicket during the third. Ben Stokes, a left-handed batsman for the team of England, has become the hero. 

His excellent performance during the game has secured the winning for the team. Even though the defeat of the English team was almost unavoidable after they were bowled out for 67, Stokes turned things around completely. His century scored in the game has brought the English team a win. 

The complete scores of the match are the following: England 67 & 362 – 9 (125.4 overs) vs. Australia 179 & 246 all out (75.2 overs). This one wicket win has become a historic moment and there is no doubt that 4th and 5th tests will be even more interesting and heated.

Not so great news from the cricket community: it was proved that three players from Hong Kong were participating in corruption schemes. It is reported that Irfan Ahmed and Nadeem Ahmed have been banned for life, while their teammate Haseeb Amjad has received a ban for a 5-year term. It was proved by the ICC tribunal that all three players participated in corruption: they were caught fixing matches for their team to win. The case is mostly connected with the matches with Scotland and Canada that were fixed by Hong Kong players. It is not the first instance of corruption in cricket. The International Cricket Council has stated they hope that the case of Irfan Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed, and Haseeb Amjad will become an example for the others. Considering the fact that the sentence was so severe, there is hope that others will avoid participating in such illegal actions.

Summing everything up, those were the most important cricket events of this week. The next tests of the Ashes tournament, as well as other international games, will be happening soon, and we recommend staying aware to receive the hottest cricket news.