Sport in Short: Cricket

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SRI LANKA, boosted by a maiden one- day century from the opener Roshan Mahanama, cruised to a 31-run win over New Zealand in the third and final one- day international at the Khettarama stadium yesterday. The victory gave Sri Lanka the series 2-0 with one match a no- result because of rain.

ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL (Colombo): Sri Lanka 262 for 6 (R S Mahanama 107; A P Gurusinha 76). New Zealand 231 (C Z Harris 68 no). Sri Lanka won by 31 runs.

DAY/NIGHT INTERNATIONAL (Johannesburg): India 161 for 9 (50 overs); South Africa 165 for 4 (48.3 overs). South Africa won by 6 wickets. South Africa lead the seven-match series 3-1.

SHEFFIELD SHIELD (Third day of four): Sydney: Queensland 447 and 134 for 6 (T J Barsby 61no; D A Freedman 3-36, G Robertson 3-56); New South Wales 382 (T H Bayliss 107, B E McNamara 98 no, M J Slater 61; D Tazelaar 3-63, M S Kasprowicz 3-70). Perth: South Australia 409 and 214 for 6 (J D Siddons 145 no); Western Australia 304 for 6 dec (J L Langer 96, M R J Veletta 68).

SATURDAY: ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL (Colombo): New Zealand 190 (B Hartland 54); Sri Lanka 192-2 (R S Mahanama 84no). Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets

SATURDAY: WORLD SERIES CUP (Adelaide): West Indies 177-7 (R Richardson 76no); Pakistan 173. West Indies won by 4 runs

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