Sporting Digest: Cricket

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INDIA gained a 59-run first-innings lead over New Zealand on the third day of the one-off Test at Hamilton. Mohammad Azharuddin, India's captain, was the top scorer with 63, during which he passed 4,000 Test runs. Danny Morrison, with 4 for 52, was the pick of the New Zealand bowling attack.

(Third day: New Zealand won toss)

NEW ZEALAND - First Innings 187 (K R Rutherford 63; J Srinath 4-60).

INDIA - First Innings

(Overnight: 104 for 3)

N R Mongia run out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

* M Azharuddin b Thomson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

S Manjrekar c Young b Morrison. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

Kapil Dev c Fleming b Nash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

A R Kumble c Fleming b Morrison. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

R K Chauhan not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Venkatapathy Raju c Young b Morrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2

J Srinath c Parore b Pringle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Extras (lb6 w1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246

Fall (cont): 4-138 5-183 6-216 7-226 8-227 9-237.

Bowling: Morrison 30-9-52-4; Nash 20-5-57-1 (1w); Pringle 22.3-8-52-2; Hart 19-5-33-0; Thomson 11-1-46-2.

NEW ZEALAND - Second Innings

B A Young not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

B R Hartland not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

Extras (b2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Total (for 0) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

To bat: * K R Rutherford, M J Greatbatch, S J Fleming, S Thomson, A C Parore, M N Hart, D Nash, D K Morrison, C Pringle.

Bowling (to date): Srinath 7-1-15-0; Kapil Dev 7-2-12-0; Venkatapathy Raju 3-1-6-0; Kumble 3-2-4-0; Chauhan 1-1-0-0.

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