Cricket: Waugh makes New Zealand pay

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The Independent Online
AUSTRALIA established complete dominance of the third Test against New Zealand in Brisbane when a century partnership between David Boon and Mark Waugh gave them a first-innings lead of eight runs, with seven wickets in hand. New Zealand added just 25 to their overnight score in the morning to be all out for 233, Allan Border taking his 150th catch in his 150th Test to end the innings. Mark Taylor and Michael Slater both fell in the afternoon session, but New Zealand dropped Waugh before he had scored and again on 52, and Boon on 25. They have dropped 10 chances in the series. The pair went on to a third-wicket partnership of 125. Waugh was in ferocious form, hitting a six and eight fours in his 96- ball innings, before falling, ironically, to a brilliant slip-catch by Mark Greatbatch. A century sixth-wicket stand between Roland Holder and Roger Harper lifted West Indies to 278 for 6 at the close of a rain-shortened second day of their tour match against a Sri Lanka Board President's XI in Galle.