Sporting Digest: Cricket

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PAKISTAN have withdrawn from hosting the 1994 Asia Cup because of India's refusal to play there. The tournament will now be staged in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, in October.

SHEFFIELD SHIELD (Final day of four) Adelaide: Queensland 330 and 351 for 4 dec (T J Barsby 129, M L Hayden 116); South Australia 420 (P C Nobes 140) and 262 for 5 (Nobes 106). South Australia won by five wickets. Sydney: New South Wales 353 for 5 dec and 274 for 9 dec (R Davison 133no); Tasmania 343 (G R J Matthews 7-99) and 215 (Matthews 4-82). New South Wales won by 69 runs.

CASTLE CUP (Final day of four) Pretoria: Northern Transvaal 274 and 258; Boland 149 and 272 (J Commins 67, W Truter 62; T Bosch 4-32). Northern Transvaal won by 111 runs. Port Elizabeth: Western Province 188 and 294; Eastern Province 231 and 186. Western Province won by 65 runs. East London: Border 392 and 152 for 1 (A G Lawson 68no, B Osbourne 58no); Natal 443 (C Rice 59, N C Johnson 136, S Pollock 56; I Howell 4-123). Match drawn.

TOUR MATCH (Peshawar, Pak; final day of three): Zimbabwe 405 for 5 dec (A D R Campbell 135, A Flower 103); Bank of Khyber XI 254 for 2. Match drawn.

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