Dominant Proteas sniff win in opening Test

Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla both hit centuries in compiling a record third-wicket stand of 242 for South Africa against Pakistan, allowing the tourists to declare on 318 for two in their second innings.

Pakistan made a solid start and they reached 41 before Mohammed Hafeez, who scored a breezy 34 off 47 balls, edged a delivery from paceman Dale Steyn to first slip.

Taufeeq Umar (22) and Azhar Ali (37 batting) then defied their opponents for 18.2 overs with a second-wicket stand of 34 before Umar was caught at first slip off a ball from Johan Botha. Ali and Younis Khan (11 batting) saw their team to stumps although Ali suffered a painful blow on his thumb from a Steyn bouncer.

Amla, who brought up his 11th Test ton off 190 deliveries, ended not out on 118 off 225 balls, striking 10 fours during his knock. Kallis was equally impressive as he recorded his 36th Test century to finish unbeaten on 135 off 218 balls.

Score Board

SOUTH AFRICA (I Innings): 380
PAKISTAN (I Innings): 248
SOUTH AFRICA (II Innings, O/n: 139/2)
Petersen lbw Rehman    26
Smith lbw Ajmal    34
Amla (not out)    118
Kallis (not out)    135
Extras (B-1, W-1, LB-2, NB-1)    5
Total (For 2 wkts decl, 95 overs)    318
Fall of wickets: 1-47, 2-76.
Bowling: Umar Gul 18-0-73-0, Younis Khan 3-0-15-0, Rehman 36-5-105-1, Hafeez 11-3-20-0, Ajmal 27-2-102-1.
PAKISTAN (II Innings)
Hafeez c Botha b Steyn    34
T Umar c Kallis b Botha    22
Ali (batting)    37
Younis (batting)    11
Extras (B-4, LB-1)    5
Total (for 2 wkts, 41 overs)    109
Fall of wickets: 1-41, 2-75.
Bowling: Steyn 10-1-49-1, Morkel 9-3-17-0, Harris 8-2-11-0, Botha 14-4-27-1.

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