Sporting Digest: Cricket

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South Africa's opener Gary Kirsten took advantage of two chances to score an unbeaten century on the opening day of the four-day tour match against Western Australia in Perth yesterday. Kirsten was dropped on 24 and 34 but went on to score 141 of South Africa's 313 for 5 at close. The South African vice-captain received good support from Shaun Pollock, who was unbeaten on 78 from 86 balls.

TOUR MATCH (Perth) (First day of four): South Africa 313 for 5 (G Kirsten 14, S M Pollock 78no) v Western Australia.