Sporting Digest: Cricket

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Saeed Anwar hit an elegant 75 yesterday as Pakistan ended the second day of the second Test against Zimbabwe one run ahead, with five wickets in hand. When stumps were drawn 35 minutes early because of fading light, the home side were 184 for 5 in answer to Zimbabwe's modest first innings total of 183.

SECOND TEST

(Lahore, Pak, Second day)

ZIMBABWE - First Innings 183 (A Flower 60no; Saqlain Mushtaq 5-32, Waqar Younis 4-54).

PAKISTAN - First innings

Saeed Anwar c A Flower b Johnson 75

Naveed Ashraf b Streak 32

Ijaz Ahmed c Huckle b Johnson 16

Salim Malik run out 2

Yousaf Yohanna not out 30

Hassan Raza c Rennie b Huckle 3

*Moin Khan not out 18

Extras (lb3 nb5) 8

Total (for 5, 67 overs) 184

Fall: 1-69 2-121 3-129 4-132 5-147.

To bat: Wasim Akram, Saqlain Mushtaq, Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar.

Bowling: Streak 18-6-50-1; Olanga 16-4-47-0 (1nb); Mbangwa 16-3-39-0; Johnson 16-2-40-2 (4nb); Huckle 1-0-5-1.

New South Wales's total of 56 all out against Western Australia yesterday was their lowest-ever score in the Sheffield Shield. Their previous worst total was 66 against Victoria at the MCG in 1894.

SHEFFIELD SHIELD (Second day): (Hobart): South Australia 437-6 (G Blewett 152, D Fitzgerald 135, J Vaughan 99no) Tasmania 180 (D Marsh 58; G Blewett 3-24). (First Day): (Perth): New South Wales 56 (S Cary 4-9; B Julian 4-15) Western Australia 259-7. (Brisbane): Queensland 204-4 (J Maher 62, M Hayden 50).

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