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Cricket: Recalls for Hooper and Chanderpaul

CARL HOOPER and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who missed the opening two Tests, were included in West Indies' 13-man squad for the third Test against Australia, which was announced yesterday.

While Chanderpaul was out of action with a shoulder injury, Hooper has been in Australia with his wife and sick child. He warmed up with a century and nine wickets in the West Indies A side's 154-run defeat by the Australians in the match that ended on Tuesday. The Barbados opener, Adrian Griffith, has also won a place in the squad for the Test in Bridgetown, beginning tomorrow.

The trio replace Suruj Ragoonath, Daren Ganga and Lincoln Roberts, who were in the squad for the second Test, which West Indies won by 10 wickets to level the four-match series.

WEST INDIES SQUAD (v Australia, Third Test, Bridgetown, tomorrow): B C Lara (capt), C A Walsh, D R E Joseph, C E L Ambrose, R D Jacobs (wkt), J C Adams, N O Perry, S Chanderpaul, P T Collins, C Collymore, S L Campbell, C L Hooper, A F G Griffith.

n Spectators hurled plastic water bottles on to the outfield as India slumped to a 143-run defeat by Pakistan in the tri- nation limited overs series in Jaipur yesterday. Chasing 279 to win, India were bowled out for 135 in 36.1 overs.