Sporting Digest: Cricket

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A record Zimbabwean partnership for any wicket of 194 between Dave Houghton and Alistair Campbell put the home team back into the third and final Test against Sri Lanka in Harare yesterday. The pair came together with two wickets down and eclipsed the previous best stand of 192 by the brothers, Andy and Grant Flower, for the fourth wicket against India in New Delhi in 1992-93. Houghton, 38, remained unbeaten on 125 after completing his third Test century while Campbell hit 99.

---------------------------------------------------------------- (Sri Lanka won toss: third day) ---------------------------------------------------------------- SRI LANKA - First innings 402 (H P Tillekeratne 116, A P Gurusinha 54).

ZIMBABWE - First Innings (Overnight: 10 for 1) M H Dekker lbw b Pushpakumara . . . . . . . . . . . .14 A D R Campbell c Tillakeratne b Pushpakumara. . . . .99 D L Houghton not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 * A Flower c Tillekaratne b Vaas. . . . . . . . . . .10 G J Whittall not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Extras (lb7 nb6). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Total (for 4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .276 Fall (cont): 2-25 3-219 4-235.

To bat: W R James, H H Streak, P A Strang, D H Brain, M P Jarvis.

Bowling (to date): Vaas 31-8-58-1 (4nb); Pushpakumara 28-5-100-3 (2nb); Dharmasena 23-4-50-0; Gurusinha 7-2-18-0; Kalpage 12-5-31-0; Jayasuriya 2-0-12-0.

---------------------------------------------------------------- Pakistan will play Australia in the one- day triangular series final after their six-wicket victory over South Africa yesterday. A superb 98 by Ijaz Ahmed, who added 147 in an unbeaten fifth-wicket stand with Basit Ali, took Pakistan past their target of 222 with more than five of the their 50 overs remaining. Ijaz, who scored 110 in the earlier game against South Africa at Rawalpindi, drove, pulled and swept with ease, slamming a six and 11 fours from only 87 balls.

TRIANGULAR TOURNAMENT (Faisalabad, Pakistan): South Africa 222 for 4 (50 overs) (G Kirsten 69, K C Wessels 51); Pakistan 223 for 4 (44.3 overs) (Ijaz Ahmed 98no, Basit Ali 52no). Pakistan won by six wickets.

TRIANGULAR TOURNAMENT (Baroda, India): New Zealand 269 for 4 (50 overs) (A C Parore 96, K R Rutherford 108); India 271 for 3 (48.1 overs) (M Prabhakar 74, S R Tendulkar 115). India won by seven wkts.

SHEFFIELD SHIELD (Brisbane) (Third day of four): South Australia 139 and 147 for 9 (D Lehman 48; G Rowell 4-42); Queensland 488 for 6 dec. Queensland beat South Australia by innings and 202 runs.

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