De Villiers ton puts South Africa in command

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Reuters: An unbeaten century from AB de Villiers steered South Africa to 323 for five at lunch on day two of the second test against Australia at St. George’s Park on Friday. De Villiers will resume after the break on 102 along with JP Duminy (59 not out) as the pair put on 123 for the unbroken sixth wicket to vindicate South Africa’s decision to play the extra batsman in this test. Resuming on 214 for five, the pair looked untroubled on the slow Port Elizabeth wicket as they added 109 in an extended session that began 20 minutes early to make up for time lost on the first day when bad light brought a premature end to play. De Villiers, who on Thursday passed 7000 test runs and became the first player in history to score half-centuries in 12 consecutive five-day matches, reached his 19th test 100 off 201 balls with 13 fours and a six.