Karnataka defended their title in grand style after their top-order led by centurion Mayank Agarwal rose to the occasion to crush a hapless Punjab by 156 runs in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament final, at Ahmedabad on Tuesday.
Australian batsman Phil Hughes continued to fight for life as he remained in a critical condition after being struck on the head in a freak accident during a Sheffield Shield match at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer during a domestic match. Governing body Cricket Australia confirmed the 25-year-old had lost his fight for life.
James Faulkner hit the winning boundary with five balls to spare to give Australia a thrilling two-wicket victory over South Africa on Sunday and push them to the top of the ICC one-day rankings.