Petersen ton puts Proteas slightly ahead

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Updated: August 3, 2012

Alviro Petersen constructed an invaluable, unbeaten century to help South Africa to 262 for five at stumps on the first day of the second test against England at Headingley in Leeds on Thursday.

Opening batsman Petersen ended the day on 124 not out off 266 deliveries with 16 fours after England had won the toss and elected to bowl after omitting off-spinner Graeme Swann from their line-up in favour of a four-pronged pace attack.

South Africa 262 for 5 (Petersen 124*, Rudolph 1*) v England