Thursday, July 16, 1998. Issue No.1 IN THIS EDITION: * * * * * * * * * * * Welcome to CricInfo365! On This Day Question Miller shock selection for Australia Durham bounce back against South Africa Arnold leads Sri Lankan fightback Aussie girls two-up over England Smith, Habib star for Leicestershire - County news Extras: The rest of the day's news Wednesday's Scores Thursday's Fixtures What's on CricInfo

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Thirty-four year-old Colin Miller is the surprise inclusion in Australia's fourteen man squad for the tour of Pakistan in September and October. The team was announced today by Australian Cricket Board CEO Malcolm Speed, and will arrive in Pakistan on September 23 for a three-Test tour. The uncapped Miller, who is the oldest player in the squad, was the leading wicket-taker in the 1997-98 Australian first-class season playing for Tasmania. His versatility in being able to take the new ball, and then switch to off-spin later in the innings, has captured the eye of Australian selectors. Justin Langer, who has been in great form for Middlesex during the county season, replaces Greg Blewett, while Glenn McGrath, who plays his first competitive match in six months in the Princess Diana memorial this Saturday, returns to the Test squad. With Shane Warne unavailable as he recovers from a shoulder reconstruction, Gavin Robertson, with three Tests against India under his belt, is Australia's senior spin bowler. For Australia, this tour is sandwiched between the Commonwealth Games in Malaysia and the ICC Knock-out Tournament in Bangladesh. After the ICC series the one-day squad will return to Pakistan for three limited-over internationals before flying back to Australia just in time for the Ashes series against England. The dates and venues for the tour have yet to be finalised. The Australian officials are concerned at the allocation of a Test match to Peshawar, which they consider is not of international standard, and the failure to allocate a match to Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. The squad is: Mark Taylor (capt), Steve Waugh (vice capt), Damien Fleming, Ian Healy, Michael Kasprowicz, Justin Langer, Darren Lehmann, Stuart MacGill, Glenn McGrath, Colin Miller, Ricky Ponting, Gavin Robertson, Michael Slater, Mark Waugh. ============================================================== DURHAM BOUNCE BACK AGAINST SOUTH AFRICA South Africa are in front, but not in a comfortable position, after the second day of their three-day tour match against Durham at Riverside Stadium, Chester-le-Street. After scoring 362 for 3 declared on Tuesday, including Cullinan's unbeaten 200, the Proteas dismissed the home side for 286 yesterday. Pat Symcox took 5/60 to register his first-ever five-wicket haul for his country in first-class matches. Durham's total could have been less if it were not for the 58 no-balls conceded by the South African bowlers, Hayward bowling 15 (worth 30 runs) in his twelve overs. The highest innings off the bat was Michael Gough's 39. In the 21 overs before the end of the second day, South Africa lost four wickets in scoring 49 runs, Liebenberg (25*) and Cronje (11*) being at the crease at the close. With a difference of only 125 with six wickets in hand, Durham will be looking for quick wickets in a bid to set a winnable target for themselves. Durham are eligible for an 11,000 pounds bonus from tour sponsors Vodafone if they can win this match. Scorecard: http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1998/RSA_IN_ENG/SCORECARDS/R

SA_DURHAM_14-16JUL1998.html Match reports: http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1998/RSA_IN_ENG/SCORECARDS/R SA_DURHAM_14-16JUL1998_MR.html ============================================================== ARNOLD LEADS SRI LANKAN FIGHTBACK Sri Lanka were forced to follow on by Somerset on the second day of their three-day tour match at Taunton yesterday, but a bright 115 not out from Russel Arnold in a century stand with Hashan Tillekeratne (53*) moved them away from the danger of an innings defeat. After Somerset made 366 for 6 declared on Tuesday, Sri Lanka lasted just 52.4 overs in being dismissed in their first innings for 130, eight-six short of the follow-on cutoff. Seam bowler Matthew Bulbeck was the leading wicket-taker with 3 for 20. Tillekaratne top scored with 35 not out, but there was controversy over Jayasuriya's dismissal on Tuesday evening. Jayasuriya was given out hit wicket for no score, however he claimed that he had not touched the wicket when the leg bail was dislodged. Jayasuriya fell early again in the second innings, leg before to Bulbeck for four. After Tillekeratne joined Arnold at 127 for 3 for his second knock of the day, the tourists left the field at day's end on 243 for 3, seven runs in credit. Like Durham against South Africa, Somerset are on an incentive from Vodafone if they win this match. Scorecard: http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1998/SL_IN_ENG/SCORECARDS/SL _SOMERSET_14-16JUL1998.html Match reports From the Daily Telegraph (London): http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1998/SL_IN_ENG/SCORECARDS/SL _SOMERSET_14-16JUL1998_ET_MR.html From the Daily News (Colombo): http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1998/SL_IN_ENG/SCORECARDS/SL _SOMERSET_14-16JUL1998_DAILY_MR.html ============================================================== AUSTRALIA GO TWO-UP IN THE WOMENS SERIES Australia's women have taken a two-nil lead in the five-match limited-over series against England with a 64 run victory in the second match of the series at the Racecourse Ground, Derby yesterday. Australia were held to 204 for 6 from their fifty overs with Lisa Keightley (58) and Melanie Jones (58) the top scorers. England, however, were never able to keep up with the run chase and were dismissed for 140 after 47.2 overs. Karen Smithies was top score with 44, while Charlie Mason took 4/24 for the visitors. Of the ten English wickets, six were bowled, and four run out. The third match in the series will be played on Saturday at Hove. CricInfo Live Scorecard:

http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1998/OTHERS+ICC/AUS-WOMEN_IN _ENG/AUS-WOMEN_ENG-WOMEN_ODI2_15JUL1998.html ================================================================== SMITH, HABIB STAR FOR LEICESTERSHIRE Ben Smith (153) and Aftab Habib (156*) shared a 249 run partnership for the fourth wicket to rescue Leicestershire from 29 for 3 on the second day of their County Championship match against Northants at Grace Road yesterday. At close Leicester were 407 for 7 in reply to Northants 322. At Guildford, twenty wickets fell on the opening day of the match between Surrey and Middlesex. By day's end Surrey had a first innings lead of 35. Ironically, Surrey's regular home ground, The Oval, was in use for a Surrey Second XI match yesterday. Seven matches are in progress and CricInfo365 will provide a full roundup and analysis at their conclusion. Scorecards and reports on this week's County Championship matches on CricInfo: http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/1998/ENG_LOCAL/CC/R11/ ================================================================== EXTRAS: * Indian selectors will name a squad of probables for the 1999 World Cup on August 8. Teams for the Sahara Cup and the Commonwealth Games, being held concurrently in September, will be named from the probables squad. * The Super Max Eights series scheduled for Perth in October is in doubt following the withdrawal of the major sponsor. Organising officials intend approaching the Australian Cricket Board for a change in dates if a new sponsor cannot be found in time, however it is unlikely that a rescheduled series would be held before early 1999. ================================================================== WEDNESDAY'S SCORES Women's One-Day International (game two): Derby: Australia 204/6 (50 overs), England 140 all out (47.2 overs). Australia won by 64 runs. Tour Match (Day 2 of 3): Riverside South Africans 362/3d & 49/4, Durham 286 Tour Match (Day 2 of 3): Taunton: Somerset 366/6d, Sri Lankans 130 & 243/3 Tour Match (Day 2 of 3, not first-class): Linlithgow: Scotland 199 & 85/6, Bangladesh 138 County Championship Day 2 of 4: Cheltenham: Sussex 191 & 118/6, Gloucestershire 238 Lytham: Worcestershire 350, Lancashire 195/5

Leicester: Northamptonshire 322, Leicesterhire 407/7 Day 1 of 4: Southend: Essex 292, Kent 8/0. Guildford: Surrey 150, Middlesex 115 Scarborough: Nottinghamshire 234, Yorkshire 43/1 Edgbaston: Warwickshire 356/9 v Hampshire ================================================================== THURSDAY'S FIXTURES Tour Match (Day 3 of 3): Riverside: Durham v South Africans Tour Match (Day 3 of 3): Taunton: Somerset v Sri Lankans Tour Match (Day 3 of 3, not first-class): Linlithgow: Scotland v Bangladesh County Championship: Day 3 of 4: Cheltenham: Gloucestershire v Sussex Lytham: Lancashire v Worcestershire Leicester: Leicestershire v Northamptonshire Day 2 of 4: Southend: Essex v Kent Guildford: Surrey v Middlesex Scarborough: Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire Edgbaston: Warwickshire v Hampshire ================================================================== WHAT'S ON CRICINFO: Coming up is perhaps the most varied week of live coverage that CricInfo has ever provided, demonstrating an ongoing commitment to the game world-wide. This is what we have over the next seven days: * Friday July 17 to Sunday July 19 - The inaugural Super Max Eights from Kuala Lumpur. Five countries compete in this marriage of Super 8's and Cricket Max. Commencing 9.30am MST each day (0130 GMT, 2130 Thursday EDT). * Saturday July 18 - MCC face the Rest of the World in a special one-day match at Lord's in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales. Start time 11am BST (1000 GMT, 0600 EDT). * Sunday July 19 - the fourth womens one-day international from Southampton. Play begins 11am BST (1000 GMT, 0600 EDT, 2000 AEST). CricInfo's Live Match Schedule: http://www-usa.cricket.org/link_to_database/NEW/LIVE/ CricInfo, The Home of Cricket on the Internet - http://www.cricket.org/ ================================================================== Any feedback on CricInfo365 should be forwarded to the editor at

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