Sporting Digest: Cricket

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SRI LANKA'S gamble in playing three spinners paid dividends as they grabbed all six wickets on the first day of the first Test against Pakistan in Colombo yesterday. At one stage, Pakistan were 180 for 1 after a second-wicket stand of 115 between Saeed Anwar and Asif Mujtaba but the home side hit back with two wickets just before tea and three more in the final session.

(First day of five; Pakistan won toss)

PAKISTAN - First Innings

Saeed Anwar c Jayasuriya b Warnaweera 94

Aamir Sohail b Dharmasena 41

Asif Mujtaba c Dasanayake b Dharmasena 44

* Salim Malik c Tillekeratne b Dharmasena 1

Basit Ali lbw b Warnaweera 27

Inzamam-ul-Haq not out 46

Rashid Latif c Dasanayake b Muralidharan 0

Wasim Akram not out 22

Extras (b7 lb3 nb12) 22

Total (for 6) 297

Fall: 1-65 2-180 3-181 4-221 5-247 6-260.

To bat: Akram Raza, Mushtaq Ahmed, Waqar Younis.

Bowling: Wickremasinghe 6-0-19-0 (nb3); Gurusinha 4-1-24-0; Dharmasena 29-6-80-3 (nb3); Muralidharan 29-5-104-1 (nb2); Warnaweera 21-2-55-2 (nb4); De Silva

1-0-5-0.

SRI LANKA: * A Ranatunga, R S Mahanama, S T Jayasuriya, A P Gurusinha, A M de Silva, H P Tillekeratne, P B Dissanayake, G P Wickremasinghe, M Muralidharan, H D P K Dharmasena, K P J Warnaweera.

RAPID CRICKETLINE CHAMPIONSHIP (Second day of three): Kibworth: Derbyshire 288 for 8 dec (M E Cassar 86, C M Wells 53) and 171 for 3 (J Batty 77, C M Wells 56no). Leicestershire 250 for 2 dec (D L Maddy 121no, P E Robinson 70no). Marske-by-the-sea: Northamptonshire 346 for 4 dec (T W Harrison 88, J N Snape 70, A Fordham 64, T C Walton 56) and 167 for 2 (T C Walton 60no, R J Warren 55). Yorkshire 329 for 7dec (S A Kellett 108, A A Metcalfe 56, B Parker 53). Uxbridge: Essex 228 (J P Hewitt 4-45) and 173 for 2 (D D J Robinson 74no, J A Khan 60no). Middlesex 300 (T A Radford 99no; R M Pearson 4-100). Worksop College: Nottinghamshire 222 (M Newell 51, M P Dowman 50) and 38 for 0. Warwickshire 340 for 9 dec (W G Khan 80, M Burns 51, M J Powell 50; J E Hindson 5-136). Cardiff: Sussex 415 for 8 dec and 24 for 1. Glamorgan 353 for 6dec (A Roseberry 71, J R A Williams 64, G H J Rees 67no). Chester-le-Street: Durham 132 (M Dimond

4-27) and 119 for 7. Somerset 284 (K J Parsons 52).

NAYC UNDER-19 FESTIVALS: Cambridge: Lancashire 303 for 5 (L Marland 82, N Holt 56) Lincolnshire 245 (N Armstrong 66, E Hill 55; J Woosey 5-57). Lancashire win by 58 runs. Essex 158 (A Kennedy 76). Sussex 160 for 8. Sussex win by two wickets. Huntingdonshire 162. Leicestershire 164 for 1. Leicestershire win by nine wickets. Cambridgeshire 192. Surrey 194 for 5 (O Slipper 54). Surrey win by five wickets. Oxford: Cornwall 120. Somerset 124 for 1 (L Sutton 61no). Somerset win by nine wickets. Wiltshire 192. Glamorgan 197 for 2 (D Teague 53, A Evans 78no). Glamorgan win by eight wickets. Hampshire 216 for 7 (A Perry 59). Staffordshire 220 for 3 (P Tomlinson 82no). Staffordshire win by seven wickets. Oxfordshire 221 for 7 (A Strauss 73, D Taylor 63). Kent 223 for 4 (J Ford 78, C Walsh 61). Kent win by six wickets. Buckinghamshire 178 (C Tetley

5-63). Worcestshire 180 for 1 (J Ralph 96no, M Prudham 52no). Worcestershire win by nine wickets. Warwickshire 272 for 7 (A Singh 117, M Waugh 55). Berkshire 166 for 7 (J Czerbak 54). Warwickshire win by 116 runs.

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