South Africa 11-2 after Harmer, Morkel restrict India

NAGPUR, India (AP) Offspinner Simon Harmer and pace bowler Morne Morkel shared seven wickets as South Africa bowled India out for 215 on the first day Wednesday of the third test.

In the nine overs left in the day, South Africa was reduced to 11-2 on a pitch helping spin bowling, with another low-scoring game in the offing.

Harmer grabbed 4-78 and Morkel took 3-35 as India struggled after electing to bat.

Betting company to sponsor Davis Cup and Fed Cup tennis

LONDON (AP) A leading online betting company has become an international sponsor of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup tennis competitions.

The International Tennis Federation says Betway will sponsor the men's and women's team events for three years through 2018. (MORE)

Adelaide Oval to aid bowlers in 3rd Australia-NZ test

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Cricket officials have tweaked the normally predictable Adelaide Oval pitch to help bowlers in the third test between Australia and New Zealand starting on Friday.

Batsmen have dominated the traditionally bowler-friendly pitches so far. (MORE)

A year on: Hughes and the delivery that changed cricket

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Cricket has changed in Australia in the 12 months since Phillip Hughes was felled by a rising delivery that ultimately led to his death.

Hughes, who played 26 tests for Australia, died three days short of his 26th birthday of a brain hemorrhage on Nov. 27, 2014, two days after he was struck under the rear of his batting helmet by a short-pitch ball while playing for South Australia against New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground. (MORE)

India bats first against South Africa in 3rd test

NAGPUR, India (AP) India captain Virat Kohli won the toss Wednesday and opted to bat first against South Africa in the third test between the teams.

India, which leads the series 1-0, is using three slow bowlers on a pitch expected to help spinners early on. Leg-spinner Amit Mishra was brought in to support offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, while batsman Rohit Sharma was also added to the lineup. (MORE)

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