Pair power Asia XI win

CHENNAI, India - Mahendra Dhoni and skipper Mahela Jayawardene struck superb hundreds and shared a record partnership to power Asia XI to 331 for eight against Africa XI in the third and final Afro-Asia Cup game yesterday.

CHENNAI, India - Mahendra Dhoni and skipper Mahela Jayawardene struck superb hundreds and shared a record partnership to power Asia XI to 331 for eight against Africa XI in the third and final Afro-Asia Cup game yesterday.

The pair added 218 runs from 178 balls, the highest one-day partnership for the sixth wicket, bettering the previous mark of 165 jointly held by Australia's Brad Haddin and Mike Hussey and New Zealand batsmen Craig McMillan and Brendon McCullum. Dhoni hammered 139 not out from 97 balls with 15 fours and five sixes in a late flurry with Jayawardene (107) after Peter Ongondo grabbed three wickets to reduce the innings to 72 for five.- Reuters

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