<strong>Britain and Ireland take lead</strong><br />GOLF: Britain and Ireland took a slender 3-2 lead over Europe on the first day of the Vivendi Trophy in Paris.<br /><br />Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy starred by winning 4&amp;3 on the opening day of fourballs at the St-Nom-la-Breteche course.<br /><br />McIlroy said:&ldquo;As long as we stay fit there&rsquo;s no reason why we can&rsquo;t have a partnership for 10 years.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>SA hit back to crush NZ</strong><br />CRICKET: Batsman AB de Villiers shone as South Africa&rsquo;s Champions Trophy pursuit got back on track with a five-wicket win over New Zealand in Centurion.<br /><br />After losing the tournament&rsquo;s opener against Sri Lanka they bowled the Kiwis out for 214 in the 48th over before reaching their target with 53 balls remaining.<br /><br />Seamer Wayne Parnell 5-57 helped keep the Kiwis below 300 prior to De Villiers&rsquo; sparkling unbeaten 70.<br />