Pakistan v SA

CSA salutes De Villiers

2010-11-22 07:34
Gerald Majola (Gallo)
Cape Town - Cricket South Africa on Sunday saluted Proteas’ batsman A B de Villiers for breaking the record for the highest score by a South African in Tests when he made 278 not out against Pakistan in the second Test in Abu Dhabi.

Gerald Majola, CSA CEO, said: “This is a remarkable achievement by AB de Villiers and CSA salutes him.

“His feat is even greater because he has gone past such greats as Graeme Smith, Daryll Cullinan, Gary Kirsten and Graeme Pollock and he did so playing away from home in the Emirates against one of the world’s top teams, Pakistan.

“AB has written his name into the annals of South African cricket history at a young age. This bodes well for the future of South African cricket and the sky is the limit for him personally.”

De Villiers’ mammoth knock allowed the Proteas to declare their first innings at 584/9 shortly after tea on the second day of the second Test after being sent into bat after losing the toss. The first Test was drawn.

Pakistan had reached 59/1 by the close.

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