Nagpur, Feb 6: Their 285-run stand rescued South Africa from disaster before putting them in a comfortable position and centurions Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla today said the visitors are now well set to post a huge total against India in the ongoing first Test here.
South Africa were six for two in the seventh over of their innings but a 285-run stand for the third wicket between Kallis and Amla saw the visitors end the day on 291 for two with both the batsmen unbeaten on 159 and 115 respectively.
“It was a good batting track. In the first hour the ball did something and unfortunately we lost two quick wickets but after that me and Amla could build a big partnership and carried the bat through the day,” Kallis said after the first day’s play.
“The message from the dressing room was keep going till the end (of the day).