Kallis reaches milestone as SAfrica take charge

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KARACHI, Oct 4 (Reuters) Jacques Kallis scored his second hundred of the first test against Pakistan today to put South Africa in control at tea on the fourth day at the National stadium.

Kallis became only the fourth South African batsman to score two centuries in a test, reaching his century just before tea as his side declared their second innings on 264 for seven.

This left Pakistan needing to score 424 runs for victory or to bat out five sessions for an honorable draw.

Kallis notched 155 runs in the first innings, which helped push South Africa's score to 450.

Kallis's knock spanned 201 balls, 291 minutes and featured just four boundaries and one six. He played patiently on a pitch that allowed Pakistani spinners Danish Kaneria and left armer Abdul Rehman plenty of bite.

Resuming on 18, Kallis first shared a valuable stand of 88 with Ashwell Prince (45) in the first session and then teamed up for 56 with Mark Boucher (29).

Boucher fell after lunch, caught at long-on by Misbah off the bowling of Kaneria, but Kallis found a willing partner in Andre Nel (33) with whom he put on 63 for the seventh wicket.

Nel was also caught by Misbah off debutant Rehman, who finished with eight for 210 runs in the match.


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