Sport in Short: Cricket

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MIKE GATTING was yesterday appointed Middlesex captain for the 1993 season. The 35-year-old England batsman has led the team since 1983.

AQIB JAVED, the Pakistan pace bowler, will have a scan on his injured back today to establish whether he can continue on his country's tour of Australia.

ONE-DAY TOUR MATCH (Perth): Pakistan 270 for 3 (50 overs; Rameez Raja 98, Javed Miandad 69no); Western Australia 243 (47.5 overs; T J Zoehrer 83). Pakistan won by 27 runs.