Bangladesh and South Africa's second Test seems certain to end in a draw after rain prevented play for a third day running.
England are under orders to keep Australia 'on the floor' as they bid to regain the Ashes at Trent Bridge next week.
Captain Shahid Afridi's 45 from 22 balls guided Pakistan to a second straight Twenty20 victory over Sri Lanka.
Highly-rated Kent batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond has signed a contract extension with the club.
Jackson Bird and Fidel Edwards sliced through Middlesex as Hampshire won back-to-back home games in the One-Day Cup.
Liam Plunkett and uncapped Mark Footitt have both been included in a 14-man England squad for the fourth Ashes Test.
Australia coach Darren Lehmann will give captain Michael Clarke "as long as he needs" to turn around his poor form.
England's comeback star Steven Finn has been tipped to go from strength to strength by his coach.
Alastair Cook has his eyes on an Ashes-clinching victory at Trent Bridge - despite the loss of bowler James Anderson.
Heavy rain washed out the third day of the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa in Mirpur.