Cricket: Boon in command

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Pakistan 200-8; Australia 201-3

Australia win by seven wickets

HALF-CENTURIES by David Boon and Steve Waugh steered Australia to a seven- wicket victory over Pakistan in the second match of a triangular one-day series in Multan yesterday.

Boon hit 84 and Waugh 59 in an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 120 in 149 balls as Australia overhauled Pakistan's total of 200 for 8 with four overs to spare in the 50 overs game.

Australia's success followed their six-run win over South Africa in the inaugural match at Lahore on Wednesday and put them top of the table with four points.

Boon, who completed his 34th half-century in his 166th one-day match, had earlier added 70 runs with the captain Mark Taylor, who scored 46 as Australia overcame a shaky start when Michael Slater and Mark Waugh fell for ducks.

MULTAN: Australia won by seven wickets.

PAKISTAN

Saeed Anwar b Fleming 22

Aamir Sohail b Fleming 5

Inzamam-ul-Haq run out 59

*Salim Malik c Healy b Warne 32

Ijaz Ahmed c Healy b McDermott 21

Aamir Malik c Healy b McDermott 20

Wasim Akram b Fleming 9

Rashid Latif b Fleming 16

Akram Raza not out 5

Waqar Younis not out 0

Extras (b6 lb1 w3 nb1) 11

Total (for 8, 50 overs) 200

Fall: 1-9 2-32 3-113 4-132 5-164 6-166 7-184 8-199.

Did not bat: Mushtaq Ahmed.

Bowling: McDermott 10-1-34-2; Fleming 10-0- 49-4; S Waugh 10-1-37-0; Warne 10-1- 29-1; Robertson 5-0-24-0; M Waugh 5-0-20-0.

AUSTRALIA

M J Slater lbw b Wasim Akram 0

*M A Taylor b Akram Raza 46

M E Waugh c Rashid b Waqar 0

D C Boon not out 84

S R Waugh not out 59

Extras (b1 lb6 w4 nb1) 12

Total (for 3, 46 overs) 201

Fall: 1-10 2-11 3-81.

Did not bat: M G Bevan, I A Healy, G R Robertson, S K Warne, C J McDermott, D W Fleming.

Bowling: Wasim Akram 8-3-26-1; Waqar Younis 9-0-39-1; Akram Raza 10-0-35-1; Mushtaq Ahmad 9-0-48-0; Aamir Sohail 6-0- 26-0; Salim Malik 4-0-20-0.

PAKISTAN TRIANGULAR TOURNAMENT STANDINGS: 1 Australia Pl 2 Pts 4; 2 Pakistan 1-0; South Africa 1-0;.

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