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56 NT NEWS. Saturday, November 6, 2010. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 6 -N O V -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 5 6 C O L O R : C M Y K Are you smarter than you think? The National IQ Test, one of the most successful Australian television programs of all time, returns to Channel Nine in a two-hour special event on Tuesday, November 9 at 7.30pm. To participate youll need an offi cial scorecard available in the Sunday Territorian this weekend. Hosted by Eddie McGuire and Livinia Nixon, The National IQ Test will pit kids against their parents, husbands against wives and state against state in the must-watch TV event of the year. Australians of all ages can play at home and, with a host of stunts, amazing IQ facts and celebrity guests, it will seem anything but a test. Youll wonder why school exams were never this much fun. Get your offi cial National IQ Test scorecard in the Sunday Territorian this weekend. SPORT l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Mercers last hurrah TOMORROWS Coolangatta Gold will be DeanMercers last tilt at the title thats eluded him eight times. Mercers wife, former ironwoman champ Reen Corbett, is due to give birth on Australia Day, and the 41-year-old says his life is entering a new phase. Ive been very fortunate to be able to compete at this elite level for 25 years, but particularly with a family, now its not the be-all and end-all of everything, he said. Court named for Sam Stosur WORLDNo. 6 Samantha Stosur will gain further honours for her best-ever year on the international tennis circuit by having a court named after her on the Gold Coast. Stosur returned home this week following her semi-final finish at theWTA championships in Doha and will be officially welcomed todaywith a court dedication at Queens Park Tennis Centre. City stumble in Europa League MANCHESTER City wasmade towait for Europa League qualification after losing 3-1 at Lech Poznan on Thursday, but CSKAMoscow booked their place in the last 32with a 3-1 defeat of Palermo. Victory in Polandwould have taken big-spending City into the knockout phase, but despite dominating the early exchanges they fell behind in the 30thminutewhen Dimitrije Injac drove the ball home. Territory boxing titles delayed by a week THE Northern Territory boxing titles have been put back a week. Coaching seminars and Level 1 qualification courses combined for a change of date from November 20 to November 27. Boxing NT president Boyd Scully said the titles would be held at the PortugeseTimorese Social Club at Marrara. A minimum 10 fights have been pencilled in for the Saturday night slugfest. Michael Sacco is expected to make an appearance in the heavyweight division, along with other big names Kyle Corpus, Stelios Kalitis and Centralian Rueben Mack. All the local gymnasiums will be represented, including the Sikaron, Life Balance, Atlas and Taminmin gyms. The first fight is set down for 7pm, with the official weigh-in beginning at 8am at the same venue. SCOREBOARD Australia v Sri Lanka 2nd one-day international at the SCG Sri Lanka Innings U THARANGA not out . . . . . . 86 T DILSHAN lbwHauritz . . . . 47 M JAYAWARDENE lbwWatson . . 5 K SANGAKKARA c McKay bWatson . . 45 A MATHEWS not out . . . . . . 17 C SILVA not out . . . . . . . . 0 Sundries (2b 3lb 8w) . . . . . . 13 Three wickets for . . . . 213 Fall: 98 (Dilshan), 116 (Jayawardene), 186 (Sangakkara). Bowling: P Siddle 7.1-1-31-0, C McKay 8-1-42-0 (1w), M Johnson 7-0-43-0 (3w), N Hauritz 9-0-48-1 (4w), S Smith 2-0-10-0, SWatson 8-0-34-2. Batting time: 181mins. Overs: 41.1. Australia Innings S WATSON bMuralidaran . . 40 B Haddin b Kulasekara . . . . 1 R PONTING c Silva b Perera . . 10 M CLARKE c Muralidaran b Perera 25 C WHITE b Kulasekera . . . . 35 M HUSSEY c Mathews bMuralidaran 15 S SMITH st Sangakkara b Randiv 33 M JOHNSON run out (Jayawardene) 23 N HAURITZ c Perera b Randiv 4 C McKAY bMalinga . . . . 6 P SIDDLE not out . . . . . . 9 Sundries (1b 5lb 3w) . . . . 9 Total . . . . . . . . . . 210 Fall: 3 (Haddin), 32 (Ponting), 78 (Watson), 80 (Clarke), 112 (Hussey), 155 (White), 189 (Johnson), 189 (Smith), 199 (Hauritz), 210 (McKay). Bowling: LMalinga 7.4-0-34-1 (2w), N Kulasekera 8-1-48-2, T Perera 8-0-39-2 (1w), MMuralitharan 7-0-30-2, S Randiv 7-0-53-2. Batting time: 167mins. Overs: 37.4. Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS), Marais Erasmus (RSA). Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG). Third umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS). Sri Lanka won by 29 runs under Duckworth-Lewis method Sri Lanka lead 3-match series 2-0 Motocross finale THE final round of the Top End Motocross Clubs pointscore season will go ahead as planned at Palmerston tonight. Club spokesperson Melissa Holmes said the meeting at the Catalina Road circuit was on schedule for a 6.30pm start. The rain was a bit of a concern but we reckon we can race even if it does bucket down, she said. There are eight classes to be decided under lights so weve decided to get on with it. GREY MORRIS Proteas refuse Xmas tours IN another sign of Australias decreasing power in world cricket, indignant South Africa will refuse to tour here during the lucrative festive season for at least the next 10 years. Sick of having a gun held to their head by Australia over the Christmas-New Year period, the Proteas will refuse to buckle and have a full Test summer tour here. Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke gets a thick edge and is brilliantly caught in the outfield by Sri Lankan veteran Mattiah Muralidaran Picture: PHIL HILLYARD Australia still without a win as Sri Lanka takes ODI series CRICKET THE once-mighty Australian cricket team has taken another blow, losing a series to Sri Lanka on home soil for the first time following a 29-run defeat in Game 2 of their three-match one-day series. Just 20 days before the start of the Ashes series, Australias losing streak in all forms of the game has reached seven matches, the longest since the 1996-97 season. In a contest badly affected by rain, Sri Lanka had few troubles reaching 3-213 from 41.1 overs against a toothless Australian attack before the home side was left chasing 240 from 38 overs under the DuckworthLewis method. The Australians rarely threatened, all out for 210 with two balls remaining in front of just 11,495 fans, the lowest SCG crowd for a one-dayer in more than 17 years. It was a triumph for a surging Sri Lankan side that pulled off a miraculous one-wicket win in the opening game in Melbourne on Wednesday. After winning the toss, Upul Tharanga was stranded on 86 not out as rain ended the tourists innings early. Tillekeratne Dilshan (47) and Kumar Sangakkara (45) also contrib uted strongly, as they did in Game 1. Shane Watson (2-34 off eight overs) was the pick of the Australian bowlers in a disappointing effort with the ball. Nathan Hauritz took 1-48 from nine overs replacing Xavier Doherty, while Mitchell Johnson again failed to fire, managing just 0-43 from seven. With Ricky Ponting leading the Australians after missing game one, they needed a strong batting performance to keep the series alive ahead of the third match at the Gabba in Brisbane tomorrow. But it didnt happen, with Brad Haddin (1) and Ponting (10) falling cheaply in a poor start. Watson and Michael Clarke put on 46 from 48 balls before the former was trapped lbw by Muttiah Muralidaran for 44. Seven balls later Clarke (25) was also heading back to the dressing room, top-edging an attempted pull shot to Muralidaran at third man. Mike Hussey (15), Cameron White (35) and Steve Smith (33) got starts but couldnt score quickly enough as Australia limped to another loss. In his last match in Sydney, Mattiah Muralidaran finished with 2-30, while Thissara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekera and Suraj Randiv also took two wickets in a balanced bowling effort. Yet another defeat
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