Sporting Digest: Cricket

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WASIM AKRAM become the leading wicket-taker in one-day internationals in Colombo yesterday when his three wickets against Sri Lanka took his tally to 254 past Kapil Dev's 251.

ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL (Colombo): Pakistan 187. Sri Lanka 160 (R S Mahanama 52). Pakistan win by 27 runs and win series 4-1.

UNDER-19 TEST (Headingley): (First day of four) England 204 for 7 (M P Vaughan 77) v India.

RAPID CRICKETLINE CHAMPIONSHIP (final day of three): Studley: Sussex 353 for 8 (J W Hall 137, K Greenfield 91; D R Brown 5-71) and 189 for 4 (M T E Peirce 89no). Warwickshire 203 for 5 dec and 44 for 1. Match drawn. Hinckley: Leicestershire 353 for 5 dec (P E Robinson 125no, B F Smith 77) and 169 for 3 dec (T J Boon 60no, P E Robinson 57no). Lancashire 211 (J M Fielding 94no; A D Mullally 5-86) and 2 for 0. Match drawn. Sittingbourne: Kent 257 (N R Taylor 91; O T Parkin 4-49) and 225 for 2 dec (D P Fulton 127no, S Ahmed 69no). Glamorgan 189 (E J Stanford 6-63) and 143 (E J Stanford 5-47, G J Sheen 4-74). Kent win by 150 runs. Chelmsford: Essex 192 (G Khan 59, D D J Robinson 53; M Davies 5- 34) and 169 (D D J Robinson 57; M Akram 6-66). Gloucestershire 294 (S G Hinks 96, R J Cunliffe 73) and 68 for 3. Gloucestershire win by 7 wickets. Old Hill: Worcestershire 277 and 355 (S W K Ellis 89, C J Eyers 51; G M Hamilton 5-90). Yorkshire 403 and 72 for 2. Match drawn. Cheam: Surrey 166 (O M Slipper 57; J P Taylor 4-40) and 286 (G J Kennis 54, D J Thompson 60; S J Boswell 4-34). Northamptonshire 283 (T Bailey 64; R W Nowell 4-59) and 73 (R W Nowell 7-13). Surrey win by 96 runs. Southampton (second day of three): Middlesex 229 (J Pooley 123no; J Bovill 6- 69) and 92 for 1 (J Pooley 58no). Hampshire 461 (P Whitaker 211, M Garaway 53, R Cox 50; R Yeabsley 5-76).

MINOR COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP: Beaconsfield: Buckinghamshire 210 for 8 (R R Baigant 100; A K Golding 6-68) and 210 (R R Baigant 60, S G Lynch 49no; A K Golding 8-82). Suffolk 229 (D W Randall 52, K J Wijesuriya 58; T J A Scriven 5-86, A R Clarke 4-77) and 90 for 6. Match drawn.

MCC TROPHY final (one-day): Lord's: Devon 281 for 5 (N R Gaywood 106, P M Roebuck 54). Lincolnshire 262 (M A Fell 73, D E Gellet 53). Devon win by 18 runs.

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