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Teams attempt to set altitude record

Updated: April 21, 2009, 1:16 PM ET
Associated Press

KATMANDU, Nepal -- Two teams of British cricketers played on the foot of Mount Everest on Tuesday in an attempt to set a high-altitude record for field sports.

The teams played the Twenty-20 cricket match at Gorakshep, located 16,940 feet above sea level on the southern side of world's highest mountain in Nepal.

Team Hillary defeated Team Tenzing, organizers said in an e-mail sent from the mountain. The two teams are named after New Zealander Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing ...

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