Cricket: Cronje cracks on

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South Africa win by 56 runs

HANSIE CRONJE followed his 112 on Saturday with 97 yesterday at Verwoerdburg to inspire a 56-run win for South Africa in the second one-day international against Australia.

South Africa scored 265 for 5 in their 50 overs, with Adrian Kuiper contributing a whirlwind 47 not out, and bowled out Australia for 209 in 42.4 overs to take a 2-0 lead in the eight-match series.

Cronje was run out by Allan Border in the 48th over, three runs short of his century. He faced 102 balls and hit eight fours and three sixes, all of them taken from the leg spin of Shane Warne.

FIRST ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL (Johannesburg): South Africa 232 for 3 (W J Cronje 112). Australia 227 for 5 (D C Boon 58). South Africa won by five runs.

SECOND ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL (Verwoerdburg): South Africa 265 for 5 (W J Cronje 97, A P Kuiper 47no, J N Rhodes 44). Australia 209 (S R Waugh 86). South Africa won by 56 runs.

Sri Lanka snatched an extraordinary win yesterday, scoring 15 in the final over to beat India by four wickets in the rain-shortened third and final one-day international at Jalandhar.

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