Kaneria takes 200 test wickets, Kallis falls for 155

KARACHI, Oct 2 (Reuters) Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria took his 200th test wicket today and Jacques Kallis fell for 155 as South Africa went in to lunch at 385-5 on the second day of the first test.

Playing in his 47th test, Kaneria became the sixth Pakistani bowler to take 200 test wickets when he held a return a catch from Ashwell Prince (36) having earlier dismissed Kallis.

Kallis, the only test batsmen to have scored over 23 hundreds without making a double century, fell for 155 after putting on 73 with Prince.

AB de Villiers and Mark Boucher were batting at the interval.

Kallis was caught behind by keeper Kamran Akmal having resumed on 118 runs this morning, batting for a total of 304 minutes and 249 balls.

He hit 19 fours in his innings to put his team in a strong position on a pitch which is offering more support to the spinners.

He timed the ball elegantly, despite the sluggish pitch playing some brilliant drives on the off-side to the pacers and spinners for his 25th test hundred.

The left-handed Prince played a dour knock spanning 97 balls, hitting only two fours before he was dismissed.

Pakistan's vice captain Salman Butt did not take the field on the second day after being taken to hospital complaining of severe stomach pain.

Reuters BJR DB1328

Story first published: Wednesday, October 3, 2007, 16:52 [IST]
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