Cricket round up: Glamorgan denied by captain Smith

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Robin Smith, the acting Hampshire captain, batted almost four hours for 91 and his side's ninth-wicket pair stood fast to deny Glamorgan victory at Southampton yesterday.

After Matthew Maynard declared overnight to leave Hampshire all day to get 331 in what proved to be 99 overs. Glamorgan reduced the home side to 36 for 3 before Smith stopped the rot with a stand of 156 for the fourth wicket with Will Kendall.

They were quickly out after tea and three more wickets fell cheaply but Hampshire's ninth-wicket pair of Matthew Keech, held back to No 10 in the order by a hand injury, and Raj Maru survived 15 overs.

The Australian vice-captain Steve Waugh was reprimanded and given a suspended fine of 30 per cent of his match fee for three months for challenging a ruling by umpire B C Cooray on wides in a Singer World Series match in Colombo yesterday.

Waugh, named man-of-the-match after Australia beat India by three wickets to qualify for today's final against hosts Sri Lanka, was punished for "dissent and bringing the game into disrepute" by the match referee, John Reid.

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