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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Waughs Rescue Oz

ADELAIDE, Australia () -- The Waugh twins, Mark and Steve, came to Australia's rescue Thursday, the opening day of the third and final cricket test against Sri Lanka at the Adelaide Oval.

The Waughs both scored half-centuries and combined in an 85-run stand to help lift Australia to 239 for five at stumps.

Mark contributed 71 and Steve was unbeaten on 70 at stumps.

David Boon, playing his last test before retirement, batted for nearly three hours for his 43 runs as he and Mark Waugh raised 60 runs for the third wicket.