Smith and Kallis steer South Africa to strong position

Updated: March 9, 2012

Centuries by veterans Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis were the foundation of South Africa’s commanding 268 for three on the third day of the first test against New Zealand in Dunedin on Friday.

Smith, in a typical gritty knock we have been accustomed to seeing over the years from the left hander, fought his way to 115, his 24th test century and a wonderful display of determination and his own highly-effective version of skill.

Kallis was still at the crease when stumps was called, having stroked his way to 107 not out his 42nd Test century. Together, the pair had added 200 for the third wicket in five hours and given South Africa a commanding lead of 233 runs with seven wickets in hand.

South Africa 238, Amla 62, Smith 53, Martin 4-56, & 268/3, Smith 115, Kallis 107 no.
New Zealand 273, Philander 4-42