THE SIDELINES : Cricket Matches Set in U.S.

<i> From Times Wire Services </i>

Australia will play two one-day cricket matches against Pakistan in the United States later this month, including a match at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Australian Cricket Board Chief Executive David Richards said today.

Richards said the teams would play matches in New York on May 12 and at the Coliseum on May 19.

Pakistan beat Australia by 36 runs in the final of the Australian Cup one-day tournament at Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on Friday. The teams are traditional rivals.