Sporting Digest: Cricket

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India took an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match one-day 'Sahara Cup' series against Pakistan in Toronto when they won the third encounter by 34 runs. Pakistan, the defending champions, restricted India to 182 for 6 in their 50 overs, when the match was re-started following Wednesday's wash-out because of rain. Pakistan collapsed to 148 all out in the 36th over.

Durham have released 22-year-old batsman Robin Weston, who had a top score of just 36 in 19 first-class innings. The county released another home-bred batsman, Darren Blenkiron, last month but all other players are being retained.

Sussex have released Nicky Phillips, the 23-year-old off-spinner who has been with the county since 1993, by mutual consent. He has played in 16 first-class games, taking 23 wickets.

Kent are releasing Tim Wren and Nick Preston at the end of the season. Wren, 27, made 30 first-class appearances for the county in seven years, while 25-year-old Preston has not played first-class cricket this summer.