Kallis reaches 9,000 test runs as S.Africa dominate

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JOHANNESBURG, Nov 10 (Reuters) Jacques Kallis became the eighth player to score 9,000 test runs as South Africa exerted control of the first test against New Zealand today.

South Africa, resuming on 179-2, reached the interval on 287-2 in their second innings, a lead of 395 runs.

Kallis, who went into the match on 8,851 runs and scored 29 in the first innings, was 151 not out at lunch on the third day.

Kallis and Hashim Amla, who was 108 not out, shared a stand of 267 for the unbroken third wicket.

The partnership was the biggest for South Africa's third wicket in tests against New Zealand, surpassing the 183 that Gary Kirsten and Daryll Cullinan put on in Auckland in 1998-99.

New Zealand squandered a chance to dismiss Kallis for 108 with the total on 228-2 when substitute fielder Michael Mason at mid-off dropped a catch off the bowling of left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori.

The New Zealanders wilted on a hot morning and they ended the session with four substitute fielders on the ground.

REUTERS AB DS1647

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