Vangipurappu Laxman and Mahendra Singh Dhoni hit magnificent centuries to put India in sight of a series-levelling victory over South Africa in the second and final test on Tuesday.
Laxman carved out an unbeaten 143 and Dhoni struck 132 not out as the hosts declared their first innings closed at 643-6, a lead of 347.
The last recognised batting pair put on 259 in an Indian record seventh wicket stand after the hosts resumed on 342-5, 46 runs ahead of South Africa (296), who had rallied with three late wickets on Monday.In Images:VVS Laxman raises his bat after scoring a century.
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