Sport News Update, what you need to know

CRICKET – The fitness of Ryan Harris and Shane Watson and condition of a green-tinged SCG pitch will determine whether Australia’s team remains unchanged for the fifth and final Ashes Test starting Thursday.

CRICKET – The Sydney Sixers have beaten Brisbane Heat by four runs in the Big Bash League, their second win from three games.

TENNIS – Serena Williams will meet Maria Sharapova in the semi-finals in the Brisbane International today with Lleyton Hewitt taking on Romanian qualifier Marius Copil in a quarter-final.

CRICKET – Paceman Bilawal Bhatti has removed experienced Sri Lankan batsmen Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene off successive deliveries to put Pakistan in command of the first Test in Abu Dhabi.