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Cricket

Australia beat Sri Lanka to level series
Agencies
Hobart, January 23, 2013
First Published: 13:56 IST(23/1/2013)
Last Updated: 00:45 IST(24/1/2013)

Moises Henriques and Xavier Doherty took three wickets each to capitalise on Phil Hughes’ unbeaten century on Wednesday as Australia beat Sri Lanka by 32 runs to share the five-match limited-overs series 2-2.

Despite an aggressive 38 off 39 balls by Mahela Jayawardene in what is his last tour as captain, and a defiant half-century from Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka could manage just 215 in its chase of Australia's 247 and just a second series win on Australian soil.

Earlier Phil Hughes hit his second century of the series. Australia and Sri Lanka will now meet in two Twenty20 internationals on Saturday and Monday.

Brief scores: Australia 247-5 (P Hughes 138 not out) v Sri Lanka 215 all out off 48.3 overs (A Mathews 67. Doherty 3-21).


Kiwis win series
Kimberley: A sublime unbeaten 145 by Kane Williamson led New Zealand to a 27-run victory over the Proteas in the second one-day international on Tuesday to seal their first series win on South African soil.

Brief scores: New Zealand 279/8 (K Williamson 145*, G Elliott 48) v South Africa 252 in 49.1 ovs (C Ingram 79, G Smith 66)


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