Sporting Digest: Cricket

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The Independent Online
NEW ZEALAND board officials have failed to lure Andrew Jones out of retirement for next month's tour of India as a replacement for Martin Crowe, who has declared himself unfit. Jones, 35, averaged 46 in Tests when he retired earlier this year.

ARJUNA RANATUNGA has retained the Sri Lankan captaincy for next month's three-Test tour of Zimbabwe. Asanka Gurusinha, one of only two Sri Lankans to have scored a century in both innings of a Test, has been recalled.

INTERNATIONAL SIX-A-SIDE TOURNAMENT (The Oval) (Teams given in innings order; five overs per team; batsmen must retire at 31 runs; bowlers allowed one over per match): India 69 for 0 lost to Pakistan 73 for 1; England 76 for 2 bt Cricket Legends 63 for 3; India 61-1 lost to England 62 for 0; Cricket Legends 76 for 1 bt India 76 for 2 after losing fewer wickets; South Africa 74 for 1 lost to England 79 for 2; West Indies 69 for 1 bt Australia 62 for 3.

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