Cape Town - Opener Dean Elgar anchored the Proteas on the first day of the third Test against Australia at Newlands on Thursday.
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He grafted a cool, calm and collected unbeaten ton, as the Proteas won the toss and batted first under sunny skies.
Elgar, who also passed the 3000-run mark, hit his 11th century off 179 balls.
It wasn't enough to save the Proteas from a late wobble, though.
South Africa went from 220/2 just after tea to 266/8 at stumps.
Elgar, though, finished the day undefeated on 121*
Play on Friday will start at 10:30.
We'd thought you'd enjoy a gallery taken by ASHLEY VLOTMAN of his majestic ton:
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