Sporting Digest: Cricket

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WORLD SERIES CUP (Melbourne) Australia beat New Zealand by 51 runs. Australia 217 for 3 (50 overs; D M Jones 82, D C Boon 65); New Zealand 166 (47.5 overs). Final standings: Australia 10pts; South Africa 7; New Zealand 7 (SA, second on higher run rate, qualify for final series v Australia).

AUSTRALIAN SQUAD (for best-of-three WSC final v South Africa, Friday): D C Boon, M A Taylor, M L Hayden, D M Jones, M E Waugh, S R Waugh, A R Border (capt), I A Healy (wkt), P R Reiffel, G D McGrath, C J McDermott, S K Warne, T B A May.

SHEFFIELD SHIELD: Hobart (second day): South Australia 519 (J Siddons 161, D Lehmann 137); Tasmania 134 for 3 (D Hills 63). Brisbane (first day): Queensland 104 for 2 v Western Australia.

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