Sporting Digest: Cricket

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AMOL MUZUMDAR, of India, has broken the record for the highest score on a first-class debut. Muzumdar, 19, made 260 for Bombay against Haryana in the Ranji Trophy, breaking the record of Transvaal's W F E Marx, who scored 240 against Griqualand West in Johannesburg in 1920-21.

IAN HEALY, the Australian wicketkeeper, yesterday took his total of dismissals against Northern Transvaal to 11, breaking the record for a first-class match in South Africa, as Australia scored a 249-run victory with a day to spare in Verwoerdburg.

TOUR MATCH (Verwoerdburg, SA; third day of four): Australia 363 and 281 for 4 (M A Taylor 75, M E Waugh 134). Northern Transvaal 209 and 186 (P Reiffel 4-57). Australia won by 249 runs.

CASTLE CUP (Final day of four) (Johannesburg): Transvaal 418 for 7 dec and 118 (K Venter 5-14; F Stephenson 3-29). Orange Free State 327 dec and 210 for 6 (G Liebenberg 62). Free State won by 4 wickets. (Stellenbosch): Boland 351 and 276 (K Jackson 61). Natal 306 and 187 (D Crookes 52; C Henderson 4-25). Boland won by 134 runs.

SOUTH AFRICA One-day international squad (v Australia): K C Wessels (capt), A C Hudson, P N Kirsten, G Kirsten, W J Cronje, J N Rhodes, E Simons, D J Richardson (wkt), R P Snell, P S de Villers, A A Donald, C R Matthews, A P Kuiper, P L Symcox.

ICC TROPHY (Nairobi): Malaysia 118 for 9; Netherlands 122 for 1 (N Clarke 60no); Netherlands won by 9 wickets. Israel 99 (R Ali 4-26, D Tikolo 4-30); Kenya 100 for 1; Kenya won by 9 wickets. Papua New Guinea 248 for 5 (C Amini 63, V Paoa 66no); Gibraltar 113 (F Arua 5- 31); PNG won by 135 runs. West Africa 93; Bermuda 94 for 2 (D Smith 54no); Bermuda won by 8 wickets. East and Central Africa 92 (J Samarasekera 4-14); United Arab Emirates 93 for 3; UAE won by 7 wickets. Argentina 120; Bangladesh 123 for 3; Bangladesh won by 7 wickets. Denmark 192 (A Ahmed 61, S Brew 4 for 43); Hong Kong 192 for 8 (J Orders 63no, O Mortensen 4-21); Hong Kong won by 2 wickets. Singapore 76 (Asif Karim 5-20, Rajab Ali 4- 9); Kenya 77 for 1; Kenya won by 9 wickets. Namibia 51 (Bhawan Singh 7-21); Canada 52 for 0; Canada won by 10 wickets. Gibraltar 80; Netherlands 85 for 0 (N Clarke 49no); Netherlands won by 10 wickets. Ireland v Papua New Guinea: no play, rain.

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