3 Jan 2011

South Africa in control after first day of deciding third Test

12:12 pm on 3 January 2011

An unbeaten 81 by Jacques Kallis has put South Africa in command on the first day of the deciding third cricket Test against India at Newlands.

The experienced all-rounder came to the crease with the hosts struggling on 34 for two but he batted through the rest of the day to lift them to 232 for four at the close.

Ashwell Prince was unbeaten on 28 after the pair put together an unbroken fifth-wicket stand of 68, frustrating top-ranked India who are bidding to win their first Test series in South Africa.