10 Mar 2009

SA make good start to world record chase

6:36 am on 10 March 2009

Australia's bowlers have struggled to push home their advantage in the second cricket test in Durban as South Africa reached 244 for 2 at stumps on the fourth day, chasing a world record target of 546 to win.

Phillip Hughes was finally dismissed for 160, his second century of match, before Australia declared at 5-331 in the morning session at the Kingsmead ground.

Trailing 1-0 in the three-match series, the South Africans weren't daunted by the task of batting out almost two full days.

They were boosted by an unbroken 164-run partnership for the third wicket between Jacques Kallis on 84 and AB De Villiers on 68.