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South Africa's Amla, Kallis reach milestones

Written by: Staff

CAPE TOWN, Apr 30 (Reuters) Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis reached milestones for South Africa on the fourth day of the second test against New Zealand in Cape Town today.

South Africa, who need 394 to avoid the follow-on, were 361 for five at tea in reply to New Zealand's first innings of 593 for eight declared.

Amla scored 149, his maiden test century, in almost seven hours at the crease in which he faced 317 balls and hit 20 fours. Kallis's 71 took him past 8,000 runs in test cricket.

South Africa resumed on 155 for two, and Amla and Kallis took their third-wicket stand to 144 before they were separated in the ninth over before lunch.

Kallis mistimed a drive to a delivery from medium pacer Jacob Oram and was caught by Chris Martin at mid-on.

Amla went to his century in the third over before lunch with a drive through point for two off the bowling of left-arm spinner Daniel Vettori.

He was dismissed in the sixth over before tea when he pushed forward to a delivery from Vettori that trapped him in front.

Reuters PDS BD1922

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