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NEW YORK---Three-time Grand Slam
champion Lindsay Davenport has been
elected to the International Tennis Hall
The American was joined in the
enshrinement class yesterday by Dutch
five-time Paralympic medalist Chantal
Vandierendonck, coach Nick Bollettieri,
executive Jane Brown Grimes and
British broadcaster John Barrett.
Davenport won the 1998 U.S. Open,
1999 Wimbledon, 2000 Australian Open
and 1996 Olympic gold medal to go with
three major doubles titles.
She held the world No 1 ranking for 98
weeks in her career.
Bollettieri has coached ten players to
the No 1 ranking, including Andre Agassi,
Jim Courier, Monica Seles and Boris
Davenport elected to Tennis Hall of Fame
CAPE TOWN---Australia took
a firm grip on the third Test as
seamers Mitchell Johnson and
Ryan Harris snared seven wick-
ets between them to bowl
South Africa out for 287 on day
three yesterday at Newlands.
While Johnson combined pace
and aggression to raise his series
tally to 19 wickets in five innings,
Harris found reverse swing to
claim three key wickets as South
Africa conceded a first-innings
deficit of 207.
Faf du Plessis and Alviro
Petersen were the only batsmen
to score half-centuries for South
Africa, which was bowled out
within a day after Michael Clarke
declared Australia s first innings
on its overnight total of 494--7.
Clarke elected not to enforce
the follow-on, and Australia
advanced to 27 without loss at
stumps to take an overall lead
of 234 runs with two days to
South Africa will need some-
thing special to avoid defeat in
the series decider, let alone stage
"At the moment a draw would
look good, but you never know---
things can happen in the third
innings, like when they were
here two years ago and we
bowled them out for 47," Du
"We have to bowl really well
to give ourselves an opportunity
to win the game."
Australia s decision to declare
overnight after a session and a
half was lost to rain on Sunday
proved a good one, as their
seamers found early movement.
Johnson would claim 4--42 off
19 overs and Harris 3--63 off 22.
In the fifth over Harris had
captain Graeme Smith caught
behind for five by Brad Haddin,
who was soon in action again
to take a spectacular one-hand-
ed grab after James Pattinson
found the inside edge of Dean
Elgar s bat. Elgar made 11.
Opener Alviro Petersen
showed signs of a return to form
as he hit eight fours in his 53,
but then feathered a legside
delivery from Johnson through
However, the biggest blow to
South Africa came in the dis-
missal of Hashim Amla, as Har-
ris found reverse swing to bend
one through the batsman s
defenses shortly before the lunch
break. Amla had 38.
"I must be honest, I was really
surprised to see the ball reverse
- I think it was 27 overs when
the ball started reversing," Du
"Especially after rain and a
wet outfield, I was really sur-
prised at that."
Reverse swing has been a con-
troversial topic in the series after
David Warner suggested South
Africa used illegal practices to
obtain it in its victory in the sec-
ond test, but Johnson insisted
there was nothing untoward this
"We d seen enough to bowl
cross-seam and keep a good
shine on the ball," he said. "Once
we saw that the ball wasn t
swinging normally we did that
straight away, so we re not sur-
prised that it went."
After lunch, Johnson had AB
de Villiers caught at second slip
on 14, then Harris induced an
edge from Duminy on 4 to give
Haddin his fourth catch of the
Australia s position could have
become even better, but Haddin
missed the opportunity to stump
Du Plessis off the bowling of
Nathan Lyon, who then saw the
batsman put down at short leg
two deliveries later.
Du Plessis went on to score
67 and put on a 95-run part-
nership with Vernon Philander,
but after tea he pushed at a
Johnson delivery and was caught
at second slip.
Philander stuck around for an
unbeaten 37, but aside from see-
ing Dale Steyn hit a quick 28,
he found little support before
the second new ball became
available to allow Australia to
clean up South Africa s tail.
In the six overs left in the day,
Australia opener Warner
smacked Morne Morkel for 24
runs to be 25 not out. (AP)
Johnson, Harris take 7
wickets, bowl out SAfrica MIRPUR---Ajantha Mendis and Thisara Perera
snared six wickets and Kumar Sangakkara hit a
half century as Sri Lanka reached the Asia Cup
final with a 129-run win over Afghanistan yes-
Mendis took 3--11 off his unorthodox spin and
Perera bowled a miserly ten-over spell for his 3--29
to get Afghanistan out for 124 with more than 11
overs to spare after Sangakkara s 76 off 102 balls
had lifted Sri Lanka to 253-6.
After their third successive victory, Sri Lanka
booked Saturday s final berth with 13 points, includ-
ing a bonus point after their emphatic win yesterday.
Captain Mohammad Nabi top scored for
Afghanistan with 37 but in a dramatic collapse the
team lost its last five wickets for only three runs.
Afghanistan had made its mark in its maiden
appearance at the biennial tournament when it
defeated host Bangladesh, but the team s batsmen
struggled to negotiate both seam and spin of Sri
Lanka on a slow wicket.
Asghar Stanikazi showed a bit of spark by hitting
five boundaries in his 27 before the innings crumbled
against Perera and Mendis.
Nabi and Najibullah Zadran (11) put on 48 runs
for the sixth wicket stand before spinner Chaturanga
de Silva (2--29) and Mendis polished off the innings
in quick time.
Earlier, Sangakkara, who made a half century
against Pakistan and a century against India in Sri
Lanka s previous two victories, held the innings
together by hitting six fours and a six against some
Afghanistan had restricted Sri Lanka at 171--5
by the 40th over when Dinesh Chandimal (28) was
clean bowled and Sangakkara was run out in suc-
cessive overs before Mathews put on 69 runs with
Thisara Perera off 49 balls.
Sri Lanka s top order also struggled on a dual
paced wicket after Mathews won the toss and
elected to bat first.
Left-arm fast bowler Shapoor Zadran had Lahiru
Thirimanne s leg stump uprooted off a delivery
which swung in on the left-hander and Kusal
Perera played onto Ashraf s delivery back onto his
Offspinner Nabi conceded only seven runs in
his first four overs and also deployed eight bowlers
within the first 26 overs that kept the scoring rate
Jayawardene s poor run of form continued when
he was well caught by Nabi at mid-on before San-
gakkara and Chandimal put on 74 runs off 93 balls
to put the innings back on track.
Afghanistan struck through left-arm spinner
Hamza Hotak in the second batting powerplay
when he had Chandimal clean bowled.
Sangakkara and wicketkeeper Mohammad
Shahzad missed out on a run out when the left-
hander had reached 75, was run out in a mixup
with Mathews as Afghanistan hit twice in space
of one run. (AP)
Sri Lanka inflicts
Australia 1st Innings: 494--7 dec.
South Africa 1st Innings
Graeme Smith c Haddin b Harris ....5
Alviro Petersen c Haddin
b Johnson ..........................................................53
Dean Elgar c Haddin b Pattinson ...11
Hashim Amla b Harris .............................38
AB de Villiers c Clarke b Johnson ..14
Faf du Plessis c Warner
b Johnson ..........................................................67
JP Duminy c Haddin b Harris ............4
Vernon Philander not out .....................37
Kyle Abbott b Watson ............................3
Dale Steyn c Watson b Johnson ....28
Morne Morkel c Watson
b Pattinson .......................................................7
Extras: (8b, 3lb, 6w, 3nb) .....................20
TOTAL: (all out) .................................287
Fall of wickets: 1-7, 2-42, 3-95, 4-121,
5-133, 6-146, 7-241, 8-249, 9-279, 10-
Bowling: Ryan Harris 22-9-63-3,
Mitchell Johnson 19-5-42-4, James
Pattinson 18.5-4-77-2, Shane Watson
9-1-34-1, Nathan Lyon 12-1-53-0,
Steve Smith 2-0-7-0.
Australia 2nd Innings
Chris Rogers not out ................................1
David Warner not out .............................25
Extras: (1lb) .....................................................1
TOTAL: (without loss) ....................27
Still to bat: Alex Doolan, Michael
Clarke, Steve Smith, Shane Watson,
Brad Haddin, Mitchell Johnson, Ryan
Harris, James Pattinson, Nathan Lyon.
Bowling: Morne Morkel 3-0-24-0,
Kyle Abbott 3-1-2-0.
Umpires: Aleem Dar, Pakistan, and
Kumar Dharmasena, Sri Lanka.
TV umpire: Ray Illingworth, England.
Match referee: Roshan Mahanama.
Ausralia's Ryan Harris, front, unsuccessfully appeals for the wicket
of South Africa's Graham Smith, back, for LBW during the third day
of the third test in Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday. AP PHOTO
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