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De Villiers, Kallis hit centuries to revive SA

AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis rescued South Africa with sparkling hundreds to guide them to 311-5 at close on the first day of the second Test against Pakistan on Saturday.

cricket Updated: Nov 20, 2010 22:59 IST

AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis rescued South Africa with sparkling hundreds to guide them to 311-5 at close on the first day of the second Test against Pakistan on Saturday.

De Villiers was unbeaten on 120 for his 11th hundred while Kallis notched 105 for his 37th, as the duo added 179 runs for the fourth wicket after debutant paceman Tanveer Ahmed shook South Africa with three early wickets.

Ahmed (4-67) had justified Pakistan captain Misbha-ul-Haq's decision to bowl first with South Africa tottering at 33-3 but Kallis and De Villiers revived their team.

Kallis, hit 12 boundaries and three sixes during his 147-ball knock before he played on to Ahmed in the first over after tea.

This is the first ever test match at the venue in the UAE capital, which becomes the 103rd test venue for international cricket. It is being billed as a major destination for cricket lovers in the times to come.

Brief Scores: South Africa 311-5 (J Kallis 105, A.B. de Villiers 120 not out; T Ahmed 4-67).