SPORTS: South Africa Power Towards Huge Lead Against Pakistan
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Dubai, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis powered South Africa to 239 for two in their second innings at lunch on the fourth day of the first test against Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday.
Amla reached the break unbeaten on 85 while Kallis weighed in with 90 not out as the Proteas went to the interval holding a formidable lead of 371 over their opponents.
South Africa resumed on 139-2 and Kallis and Amla looked relatively untroubled on a wicket which offered very little assistance to the bowlers.
The duo brought up their century-stand for the third wicket off 187 balls before stretching the stand to 163 off 50.1 overs by lunch.
The morning's play was once again conducted in front of an almost non-existent crowd and Amla brought up his fifty shortly after the start of play off 104 balls.
Kallis was slightly more aggressive as he reached his 55th test half-century off 96 deliveries and had struck seven fours and two sixes by lunch.
Kallis and Amla's efforts mean that South Africa have batted themselves into the perfect position to launch an assault after lunch in the hope of setting up a declaration before tea.
South Africa made 380 in their first innings before Pakistan collapses to be all out for 248 in reply. (Reporting by Jason Humphries in Durban)
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