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Sports Digest, March 9, 2013

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 09 March, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 15 February, 2014, 2:27am


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Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka with century

Kumar Sangakkara hit a brilliant century to help Sri Lanka reach 361 for three at stumps on the opening day of the first test against Bangladesh in Galle yesterday. The left-hander reached 142 before being caught as the hosts dominated the first two sessions after winning the toss on a good batting wicket. Tillakaratne Dilshan (54) and Dimuth Karunaratne (41) were the other main scorers. AFP


Queensland topple Melbourne in Super 15

Queensland Reds came from behind to beat the Melbourne Rebels 23-13 in their Super 15 Australian derby and keep in touch of conference leaders the ACT Brumbies yesterday. The 2011 Super Rugby champions scored two tries to one with Wallaby flyhalf Quade Cooper proving the difference with two conversions and three penalties. "We still haven't put in an 80-minute performance this year and we'll be disappointed with that," Reds skipper James Slipper said. "In patches we played well, but overall we just kept the Rebels in the game. Meanwhile, the Wellington Hurricanes got their season back on track with a 29-28 win over New Zealand rivals the Canterbury Crusaders. The Crusaders scored four tries to two but poor discipline cost them the match as they gave the Hurricanes five penalties to nil. "That one could have gone either way ... but we've had a couple of those so we know how it feels," Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith said. AFP


Choi, Kwok and Pang add to HK cycling haul

Hong Kong enjoyed more success at the Asian Championships in New Delhi yesterday with Choi Ki-ho and Kwok Ho-ting clinching the men's madison. The duo led from the first sprint in the 25-kilometre race, making it the third win in a row for Hong Kong in the event at the championships. Earlier, Choi came second in the points race. Junior Pang Yao won the girls' scratch race. Chan Kin-wa