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Cricket Cap­tain Kane Wil­liamson and Neil Broom both flirted with cen­turies as New Zealand cruised to an eightwicket vic­tory over Bangladesh in their third one-day in­ter­na­tional to com­plete a 3-0 se­ries sweep at Sax­ton Oval in Nel­son. Wil­liamson (95 not out) com­bined with Broom in a 179-run part­ner­ship that was bro­ken when the re­called Broom was caught for 97, as the hosts cruised to 239 for two in 41.2 overs. The vis­i­tors had failed to cap­i­talise on a cen­tury open­ing stand be­tween Im­rul Kayes and Tamim Iqbal. The two sides now head to Napier for the first of their three Twenty20 matches on Tues­day. Martin Gup­till is un­fit for the se­ries while Bangladesh have called up spin­ner Tai­jul Is­lam. Ath­let­ics

Kenya’s Jemima Sum­gong won an­other ti­tle in Brazil this year, set­ting a record for the St Sil­vester road race in Sao Paulo fol­low­ing her gold in the marathon at the Rio Olympics. Sum­gong, who also won the 2016 Lon­don marathon, clocked 48min 35sec in yes­ter­day’s 15km event, fin­ish­ing 40sec ahead of her fel­low Kenyan Flom­ena Cheyech Daniel. The pre­vi­ous record was 48-48, set in 2011. The men’s race was tighter, with three run­ners fin­ish­ing within seven sec­onds of one an­other. Ethiopian Leul Aleme won with a time of 44-53. Rugby Union

Pau halted Mont­pel­lier’s ti­tle mo­men­tum with a 32-27 vic­tory in the French Top 14 yes­ter­day. The hosts’ third straight win de­nied Mont­pel­lier the chance to erase a five-point gap on lead­ers Cler­mont. Some 12,000 fans braved frosty con­di­tions to see the south-western ri­vals en­gage in a hard­fought en­counter fea­tur­ing seven tries. “We built on the two good wins over Cler­mont and Bordeaux,” said Pau cap­tain Julien Pierre. “They didn’t come here to cel­e­brate New Year and this is an im­por­tant win.”

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