Cricket: Gilchrist and Ponting in power play

A RECORD PARTNERSHIP of 193 between Adam Gilchrist, who made 103, and Ricky Ponting (124 not out) powered Australia to a 3-0 sweep of the one-day series against Pakistan yesterday to add to their 1-0 Test triumph.

Set a target of 316 by a Pakistan team whose 315 for 8 was their highest one-day score against Australia, the visitors won by six wickets with seven balls to spare in Lahore.

Gilchrist, the 27-year-old left-hander from Western Australia, notched his second one-day hundred in his 39th game while Tasmania's Ponting was man of the match with his fifth century in 59 matches.

The partnership was the highest for any wicket between Australia and Pakistan, surpassing the 173 for the fourth wicket between Dean Jones and Steve Waugh at Perth in 1987.