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Former RCB`an J.H.kallis and Current Player AB devilliers stood solid and scored runs at ease to put the proteas in a Dominant position in the final Sunfoil test series 2011-12 at the end of day 2.

South Africa declared 40 minutes before tea,
giving them time for eight overs at the Sri Lankans who reached 29
without loss by the break.

The day
was a memorable one for Kallis, who finished with 224, while De Villiers
helped himself to 160 not out off just 205 balls, with 19 fours and two

Jacques Rudolph was with De
Villiers up until the declaration, scoring 51 not out as he helped to
add an unbeaten 127 for the fifth wicket in 20.3 overs.

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Villiers and Rudolph were plundering runs at will when Smith declared.
South Africa are hunting their first series win at home in three
seasons, with this series currently tied 1-1.

having dropped down the order from opening to number six, made his
first half-century since his return to the team from a five-year

Kallis, who had resumed on
159, had not exceeded 200 in a test despite amassing 10,000 test runs
until his 201 not out against India at Centurion in December, 2010. The
36-year-old needed just 65 deliveries on Wednesday to reach his second
double century in 394 minutes and 280 balls, with 29 fours and a six.

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fell on the stroke of lunch when an attempted lofted drive went off the
toe of the bat to Angelo Mathews, who took a tumbling catch at deep
mid-on to give persevering left-arm spinner Rangana Herath his first

Sri Lanka were unable to make any other breakthroughs on the second day with AB de Villiers advancing to his 13th test century.

South Africa attacked the bowling from the outset, with de Villiers scoring 115 runs off 113 balls on Wednesday.

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enjoyed some good fortune as two outside edges, on 171 and 183, managed
to go through the hands of Mahela Jayawardene in the slips, off the
bowling of Dhammika Prasad and Mathews respectively.

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My favourite players(foreigners) in RCB would have been Gayle,Kallis,AB and Vettori.On the bench(foreigners),Rilee Rossouw,Jonathan Vandiar,Charl Langaveldt,Nuwan Pradeep,Angelo Mathews and Johan van der Wath or Dillion du Preez.
karthik-shetty4 on 07 Jan 2012, 12:38 AM
AB one of my favourites in SA team - wish we didn't declare Ab only needed 40 more runs for 200 and he was batting so well. Anyway not to be. Congratulations AB :)(also Kallis)
Ollie on 06 Jan 2012, 12:31 AM
Well played King Kallis.Welll played AB.
karthik-shetty4 on 05 Jan 2012, 09:38 PM