Kallis' ton gives S. Africa a solid start in Nagpur test

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Nagpur, Feb. 6 (ANI): South Africa has made 291 runs for the loss of two wickets thanks to the stunning 34th Test hundred from Jacques Kallis on the first day of their first cricket Test against India on Saturday.

By the end of the day's play, Jacques Kallis (159) and Hashim Amla (115) remained on the crease.

Before Kallis and Amla partnered for an unbeaten 285, Zaheer Khan had reduced the tourists to 6-2 in the seventh over when he dismissed Graeme Smith and Ashwell Prince.

The duo shared an unbroken stand of 285,a South African record partnership record against India, BBC reports.

The impervious Kallis produced a typically chanceless innings, consuming 290 deliveries featuring 13 boundaries and two sixes, while Amla provided more than adequate support, adding 11 boundaries on the way to his eighth Test match hundred.

However, the headlines will belong to Kallis, who moves level with Sunil Gavaskar and Brian Lara with 34 Test hundreds - only Ricky Ponting (39) and Sachin Tendulkar (45) have more. (ANI)

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