Cricket: Australia's Mark Taylor fit for second Test against South Africa

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The Independent Online
Mark Taylor, the Australian captain, has recovered from a back injury and will be fit to lead his country in the second Test against South Africa beginning in Port Elizabeth tomorrow.

The all-rounders, Ruwan Kalpage and Upul Chandana, are to join the Sri Lanka squad in New Zealand for the three one-day internationals starting on 22 March. The two players will replace the batsman Duleep Samaraweera and the fast-medium pace bowler Pramodya Wickramasinghe, who will return home.

England's third Test against Australia at Old Trafford from 3 to 8 July has passed the pounds 1m mark in ticket sales. The second day is virtually sold out.