AB de Villiers smashes 17th Test hundred
South Africa batsman AB de Villiers recorded his 17th Test century and 4th against Pakistan in the ongoing Test match at Dubai.
On Day 1, South Africa bowlers bowled exceedingly well to dismiss Pakistan on a paltry score of 99. Imran Tahir (5/32) bagged his first five-wicket haul in Tests, while Dale Steyn picked 3 wickets to inflict further misery on the batsmen.
South Africa's response was solid, as captain Graeme Smith announced his comeback in a grand fashion with a crafty double century that was scored over almost 2 days and also crossed the 9000-run mark in Tests. Giving him company was de Villiers, who raced to a deserving hundred. While the Pakistan total was overtaken long ago, South Africa took a healthy lead of 300-plus runs as the bowlers looked on helplessly.