2nd Test, Day 2: Graeme Smith double ton, AB de Villiers power South Africa to 361-run lead

Graeme Smith (227*) combined with AB de Villiers (157*) for an unfinished 326-run stand to take South Africa to a position of .total control after Day 2 of the Dubai Test.

updated: October 24, 2013 19:51 IST
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Dubai: Graeme Smith (file photo)Graeme Smith smashed a double century and AB de Villiers hit a robust hundred to guide South Africa to an imperious position in the must-win second cricket Test against Pakistan here on Thursday. (Match scorecard)

The South African skipper made 227 not out for his fifth double ton while De Villiers -- dropped off the first delivery by wicket-keeper Adnan Akmal off paceman Mohammad Irfan -- was unbeaten on 157 for his 17th Test century.

The duo plundered a hapless Pakistan attack to take South Africa to 460-4 at close on the second day, giving them a big 361-run lead with three full days to play to force a series-levelling win.

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