Jacques Kallis hit an unbeaten century to rescue South Africa from deep trouble on the first day’s play of the third Test at Cape Town. South Africa desperately in search of a win in this match slipped to 51 for 3 and then 127 for 5 having been asked to bat first. Kallis got his side back in the game with his 33rd Test Century. He is unbeaten on 108 from 188 balls with 11 fours. South Africa finished the opening day’s play at a decent 279 for 6 in 83.2 overs before bad light prevented any further action.
Kallis was involved in a fourth wicket partnership of 76 with AB de Villiers (36) followed up with an 89-run stand with Mark Boucher (51) for the sixth wicket. At Stumps, Kallis added an unbeaten 63 with night watchman Dale Steyn, who is on 26 from 57 balls.
James Anderson and Graeme Swann have taken two wickets each to cause the most damage while Onions and Broad chipped in with a wicket each. South Africa had made one change to its side by dropping Makhaya Ntini to bring in Friedel de Wet.