Dhangadi triumph

POKHARA: Dhangadi thrashed Vimeshwor Municipality 7-0 and Malangwa edged out Siraha Municipality 3-2 in the third Inter-municipality Football Tournament here on Wednesday. Ritesh Khadka scored a hat trick while Milan Tamang, Lalit Chand and Bijay Gautam scored a goal each for Dhangadi. In another match, Santosh Nungel and Rojit KC scored in the first half while Minu Lama added the third in the latter half for Malangwa. Sujan Rai and Dinesh Singh converted a goal each in the second half for Siraha. Butwal will meet Mahendra Nagar and Hetauda will face Biratnagar on Thursday. — HNS

South Africa win

BULAWAYO: A lower-order fightback from Gary Brent (59) and Elton Chigumbura (59) wasn’t enough to prevent South Africa from coasting to a five-wicket victory in the first one-dayer here on Wednesday. Zimbabwe recovered from a disastrous 72-7 to post 206 but the target was hardly challenging for the South Africans as Gulam Bodi (51), Graeme Smith (50) and AB de Villiers (63) helped themselves to half-centuries, polishing off the target with nearly three overs to spare. — Agencies

Senegal hold Ghana

LONDON: El Hadji Diouf scored a second-half equaliser to give Senegal a 1-1 draw with Ghana in a friendly soccer match in London on Tuesday. Diouf, who plays for English Premier League side Bolton, scored in the 74th minute at the New Den stadium. Ghana, who had included Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien in its starting lineup, led on Gyan Asamoah’s goal in the 43rd minute. — AP

Sidebottom ruled out

LONDON: England bowler Ryan Sidebottom will miss the next two one-day internationals against India with a side strain, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Wednesday. The left-arm swing bowler also missed the first game of the seven-match series on Tuesday. Sidebottom was injured in the third and final Test against India that finished on August 13. The ECB will decide later whether to retain him in the squad or call up a replacement. — AP