Sporting Digest: Cricket

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SHOAIB MOHAMMAD, the Pakistan opening batsman, marked his Test comeback with an unbeaten 71 against Zimbabwe on the first day of the first Test match in Karachi yesterday.

TEST MATCH (Karachi)

(First day: Pakistan won toss)

PAKISTAN - First Innings

Aamir Sohail b Peall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63

Shoaib Mohammad not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

Inzamam-ul-Haq c A Flower b Brandes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

Javed Miandad not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37

Extras (b1 lb3 nb1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

Total (for 2, 75 overs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197

Fall: 1-95 2-134.

To bat: Basit Ali, Asif Mujtaba, Rashid Latif, Waqar Younis, Mushtaq Ahmed, Tauseef Ahmed, Ata-ur-Rehman.

Bowling (to date): Brandes 15-1-48-1; Streak 15-2-41-0; Rennie 15-4-33-0; Whittall 8-2-21-0; Peall 22-6-50-1.

ZIMBABWE: A Flower, G Flower, M Dekker, D Houghton, A Campbell, G Whittall, G Bruk-Jackson, S Peall, J Rennie, H Streak, E Brandes.

BRIAN LARA, the West Indies batsman, struck eight boundaries in an innings of 89 against Sri Lanka in the first one-day international in Colombo yesterday. Lara faced 118 balls in his 16th one-day half century as West Indies raced to 197 for 3 from 39 overs before rain and bad light forced play to be abandoned.

ONE DAY INTERNATIONAL (Colombo) West Indies 197 for 3 (39 overs); Sri Lanka 35 for 1 (12.1 overs).