Cricket: Kiwis in deep water at the Basin

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A record fifth-wicket stand for Pakistan in a Test in New Zealand took the tourists to an impressive 548 for 5 declared on the third day in Wellington, giving the tourists a firm grip on the second Test at the Basin Reserve. New Zealand started their second innings needing 373 to make Pakistan bat again, reaching 189 for 4 by the close. Resuming with their stand worth 108, Salim Malik and Inzamam-ul-Haq scored at a run a minute in the morning to take their fifth-wicket stand to 258 before Salim was caught and bowled by the left-arm spinner Matthew Hart for 140. Inzamam was left on 135. In Johannesburg, Hansie Cronje hit a career-best 112 to lead South Africa to a five-run victory over Australia in their first one- day international.

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