South Africa reach 334-6 at stumps on day one of third Test against Pakistan

SA close day one on 334-6
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South Africa close day one of the third Test against Pakistan 344-6 following impressive contributions from AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla.

A steady innings from South Africa has ensured that they reach 344-6 on the close of play of day one of the third Test against Pakistan.

Hashim Amla regained composure for the hosts following the early dismissals of Graeme Smith and Alviro Petersen by finishing just shy of a century on 92 when Rahat Ali ended his time at the crease.

The Proteas, who were 201-5 at tea, took control in the evening session through AB de Villiers, who stormed past a half-century to finish the day unbeaten on 98.

Robin Petersen (28) was the only wicket to fall in the third session courtesy of a run-out by Mohammad Irfan, while De Villiers and Vernon Philander (45) will continue at the crease in Centurion tomorrow.

South Africa's Hashim Amla against Australia on December 1, 2012
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