Cricket: Hudson flows on

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ANDREW HUDSON scored South Africa's first century in limited-overs cricket in a crushing eight-wicket victory over India in the fifth one-day international in Bloemfontein last night.

The win, achieved with 16 balls to spare, underlined South Africa's superiority in this form of the game as they took the series 4-1 with two to play. Hudson scored 108 in 147 balls, his country's first century-maker in 20 one-day internationals.

With Kepler Wessels (55), he put on 135 for the first wicket as India's total of 207 for 4 was made to look hopelessly inadequate. The only consolation for the tourists was the continuing return to form of the captain Mohammad Azharuddin, who made an unbeaten 86, his highest score of the tour.

ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL (Bloemfontein): India 207 for 4 (50 overs; M A Azharuddin 86no); South Africa 208 for 2 (47.2 overs; A C Hudson 108, K C Wessels 55). South Africa won by eight wickets and lead seven-match series 4-1.

South African cricket officials are to send a video package of their third umpire television replay system around the world to show the other Test nations how it works.

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