Sport Digest, February 3, 2013

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 February, 2013, 4:00am

South Africa condemn Pakistan to lowest total

Pakistan crashed to their lowest test cricket total when they were bowled out for 49 by a South African pace barrage on the second day of the first test at the Wanderers Stadium yesterday. Dale Steyn took six for eight in 8.1 overs as Pakistan failed to match their previous low, 53 against Australia in 2002-03. South Africa led by 204 runs on the first innings and were 73 without loss in their second innings at tea. AB de Villiers equalled the South African wicketkeeping record by holding six catches as Pakistan failed to cope with top-quality bowling on a pitch with steep and sometimes variable bounce. Vernon Philander took two for 16 and Jacques Kallis two for 11. Azhar Ali and captain Misbah-ul-Haq were the only Pakistanis to reach double figures. AFP


Strong Miami showing for HK windsurfers

Hong Kong windsurfers achieved impressive results in their build-up for the RSX World Championships in Buzios, Brazil, next month. At the Miami Sailing World Cup, the first World Cup event of the year, Hayley Chan Hei-man came fifth while her men's counterpart, Andy Leung Ho-tsun, was fourth. Youngster Michael Cheng Chun-leung was three places behind. The boardsailors will go directly to Buzios to prepare for the Worlds after leaving Miami. Chan Kin-wa


Transfer to 'big club' pleases Anelka

Former France and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka expressed his delight at finding a big club as his transfer to Juventus was finalised. "It's nice to get back to a big club," said Anelka, 33, who left Shanghai Shenhua to join the Serie A champions on a five-month contract that will reportedly net him an estimated €1.2 million (HK$12.7 million). Anelka called Shanghai a "magnificent city" before adding that "it was a bit more difficult on the football side, but I don't regret this great experience". AFP


Cycling union wants six events added to Rio

The International Cycling Union wants the IOC to add six medal events to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics programme, including restoring track points races. The UCI's proposal comes amid calls to scrap cycling's Olympics status after the Lance Armstrong case and criticism of the governing body's management of anti-doping measures. The UCI says its management board supports restoring the individual points event, plus introducing BMX freestyle and mountain bike eliminator events. AP