Kallis hits 41st ton as South Africa dominate; Tendulkar falls short again

Jacques Kallis waves his bat to celebrate reaching his century in the third Test against Sri Lanka in Cape Town.

Story highlights

  • Jacques Kallis scores 41st Test ton as South Africa dominate Sri Lanka
  • Kallis shares record partnership of 205 with Alviro Petersen in Cape Town
  • Sachin Tendulkar dismissed for 41 by James Pattinson in Sydney Test
  • Australia 116 for 3 in reply to India's paltry 191 all out
Jacques Kallis marked his 150th Test appearance with his 41st century as South Africa made a fine start to the third and deciding match of their series against Sri Lanka in Cape Town Tuesday.
Kallis was 159 not out at the close of the first day with South Africa 347 for three wickets.
He shared a 205 stand for the third wicket with Alviro Petersen, a record against Sri Lanka.
Kallis made a pair, the first of his career, in South Africa's defeat in Durban as Sri Lanka leveled the three-match series.
But he took revenge with a peerless display, reaching three figures off just 137 balls as he and Petersen dominated the visiting attack.
Petersen was eventually dismissed for 109, his second Test ton, with Kallis joined by AB de Villiers, who was 45 not out at stumps.
Sri Lanka enjoyed two early successes as paceman Dhammika Prasad removed home skipper Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla, both for 16, before Kallis, well-supported by Petersen, took command.
In other Test action Tuesday, Sachin Tendulkar fell to young Australian pace sensation James Pattinson for 41 as India were hustled out for 191 on the first day of the second Test in Sydney.
Tendulkar is still seeking his 100th international century and was undone by a short ball which he chopped on to his stumps.
Pattinson, 21, playing in only his fourth Test, again led the Australian attack with four wickets for 43 with wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and close-in fielder Ed Cowan taking three catches each.
"Getting Sachin out today is something I will remember for the rest of my life. It's an amazing feeling," Pattinson told AFP.
"Obviously it was quite unlucky today for him, chopping one on. It was quite a wide delivery.
"He plays so well, he's got so much time when you bowl to him ... even if you bowl a good ball the defensive shots look so good and it's hard to get past him."
With Ben Hilfenhaus and Peter Siddle chipping in with three wickets apiece, India offered little resistance and it needed an unbeaten 57 from captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni to edge them near 200.
In reply, Zaheer Khan struck three quick blows for India as he removed David Warner, Shaun Marsh and Cowan cheaply.
But captains present and past Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting took Australia to 116 for three wickets by the close as both closed on half centuries.
Australia won the first Test in Melbourne, inflicting India's fifth straight Test defeat away from home.
The match is marking the 100th year of Tests at the SCG, only the third ground behind Lord's and the Melbourne (MCG) to reach that landmark.