Kallis joins elite group

KARACHI - Jacques Kallis became only the fourth South African batsman to score two centuries in a Test match yesterday when he reached his 26th career hundred on the fourth day of the first Test against Pakistan.

KARACHI - Jacques Kallis became only the fourth South African batsman to score two centuries in a Test match yesterday when he reached his 26th career hundred on the fourth day of the first Test against Pakistan.

Kallis, who made 155 in the first innings, resumed on 18 yesterday and reached his hundred just before tea to put South Africa in the driver's seat at the National stadium.

Kallis is also the fifth batsman to scored two Test hundreds at the National stadium, ending with 100 not out yesterday.

Other South Africans who have scored two centuries in a Test are:

l Alan Melville - 189, 104 v England at Nottingham in June 1947;

l Bruce Mitchell -120, 189 v England at the Oval in August 1947; and

l Gary Kirsten - 102, 133 v India in Kolkata in November 1996; and

Other batsmen scoring two centuries in a Test at the National stadium, Karachi.

l Bobby Simpson (Aus) - 153, 115 v Pakistan in October 1964;

l Sunil Gavaskar (Ind) - 111, 137 v Pakistan in November 1978;

l Yasir Hameed (Pak) - 170, 105 v Bangladesh in August 2003; and

l Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) - 102, 124 v West Indies in November 2006. - Reuters

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