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Smith, De Villiers propel South Africa to 460-4

Smith, De Villiers propel South Africa to 460-4 in 2nd test against Pakistan

Smith, De Villiers propel South Africa to 460-4

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- South Africa captain Graeme Smith notched his fifth test double century and AB de Villiers made a chancy century as the Proteas amassed a lead of 361 in the second test against Pakistan on Thursday.

Smith was batting on 227 and De Villiers made Pakistan repent for dropping him off the first ball by scoring an attacking unbeaten 157 with South Africa finishing the day two at a solid 460-4.

Their 326-run partnership was the best fifth wicket stand for South Africa in tests as Pakistan bowlers toiled hard under hot and humid conditions for the solo success of nightwatchman Dale Steyn.

Smith has batted for 10 hours and faced 367 balls, hitting 16 fours while de Villiers smashed 16 fours and a six to give the Proteas a real hope of leveling the series.


Updated : 2021-08-04 23:20 GMT+08:00