Kallis And De Villiers Score Centuries For South Africa

Kallis And De Villiers Score Centuries For South Africa
Kallis And De Villiers Score Centuries For South Africa
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South Africa 543-6 dec. (de Villiers 135, Smith 132, Kallis 110) v
West Indies 86-1 (Gayle 36no, Deonarine 30no)
Second Test, Saint  Kitts, day two

Centuries from Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers supplemented Graeme Smith's three-figure score on day one as South Africa continued to dominate the second Test against the West Indies in Saint Kitts.

The tourists declared their innings on 543 for six before reducing the West Indies to 86 for one at stumps on day two.

Kallis passed 11,000 Test runs in the morning session, becoming the sixth man to do so in all and de Villiers reached 4000 Test runs and the pair went to lunch on 99 and 49 not out respectively having moved through the morning session largely untroubled.

Kallis then reached his 35th Test century after the break, his eighth against the West Indies, shortly after de Villiers reached his half-century.

Kallis was dismissed soon after, however, when was well caught in the deep by Ravi Rampaul as he skied a sweep off Shane Shillingford. He had made 110 in 227 balls and stroked 12 boundaries and one six.

De Villiers pressed on and was eventually unbeaten on 135 in 168 balls having thumped six sixes as South Africa looked to accelerate, as well 13 fours on the way to his tenth Test century.

Ashwell Prince (9) chipped Sulieman Benn to Chris Gayle at midwicket and Mark Boucher (17) was run out by Brendan Nash before Smith decided to call in his batsmen and give his bowlers a chance to get into the game.

It took less than four overs for them to get in the wickets when Morne Morkel had Travis Dowlin caught by de Villiers for ten too leave the West Indies at 13 for one.

However, an unbroken third-wicket partnership of 64 between Gayle and Narsingh Deonarine steered the West Indies safely through to the close of play with no further loss of wicket.

Gayle made 36 in 55 balls and Deonarine 30 in 45, hitting two fours and a six to Gayle's six fours.

South Africa lead the three-match series 1-0 following a 163-run win in the first match in Trinidad.

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