Kallis hits 158 to keep Proteas on top
Jacques Kallis hit 158 as South Africa turned the screws on West Indies, ending the second day of the first Test with a lead of 474.india Updated: Dec 14, 2003 00:58 IST
Jacques Kallis hit 158 as South Africa turned the screws on West Indies on Saturday, ending the second day of the first Test with a lead of 474.
West Indies reached stumps on 87 for one in reply to South Africa's first innings of 561. Darren Ganga was 49 not out with Ramnaresh Sarwan on 20.
Kallis's chanceless innings, his 12th Test century, was the product of almost seven hours at the crease in which he faced 297 balls and hit 17 fours and a six against some docile offerings.
His highest Test score remains the unbeaten 189 against Zimbabwe three years ago and he is itching for a double ton.
Kallis told reporters: "It was my first hundred of the year so it was pretty special but I do want a double hundred badly.
"Herschelle (Gibbs) and Graeme (Smith) have scored two and three apiece so they give me a hard time about not having one."
The all rounder is still grieving the loss of his father who died in July.
"I played well and there were a few emotions out there," he said. "My father is still very close to my thoughts and I'm still getting used to life without him.
"It's the little things, like a phone call before the Test and him asking how things are going."
South Africa resumed on 368 for three and lost their fourth wicket to the sixth ball of the day when Martin van Jaarsveld was trapped in front offering no stroke to Mervyn Dillon.
Van Jaarsveld scored 73, his maiden Test half-century, in more than two hours at the wicket.
South Africa slipped to 398 for five in controversial fashion when umpire Darrell Hair gave Neil McKenzie out caught behind down the leg side for eight to a delivery from fast bowler Fidel Edwards that appeared to brush the batsman's shoulder and not his bat or gloves.
Kallis and Mark Boucher, who scored 27, added 58 for the sixth wicket before Boucher edged a drive off the bowling of paceman Corey Collymore to Ganga in the gully.
Shaun Pollock helped Kallis put on 54 for the seventh wicket, a stand that was ended when Dillon bowled Kallis off the toe of his bat with a delivery that kept low.
Wavell Hinds with his medium pace had Pollock caught behind for 30 and then bowled Andre Nel with his next delivery.
Robin Peterson (25) and Makhaya Ntini (22 not out) prolonged the agony with a last-wicket stand of 41, a record for South Africa against the West Indies.
When West Indies batted, Hinds, on 10, edged a drive to Peterson at point off seamer Nel and was given out after umpire Hair failed to spot that the delivery was a no ball.
First Published: Dec 13, 2003 16:54 IST