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Adelaide Test: Khawaja's ton put Aussies in command at stumps on Day 2

ANI  |  Adelaide [Australia] 

Opener Khawaja struck a scintillating unbeaten century to put in a commanding position against on the day two of the day-night third Test at the Adelaide Oval here on Friday.

Resuming at an overnight score of 14-0, Khawaja smashed 14 boundaries in his 138-run knock besides sharing a huge partnership of 137 runs with skipper Steve Smith (59) to help his side reach 307-6 at stumps.

Peter Handscomb (54) was another notable contributor for the hosts.

At the end of the second day's play, had taken a vital 48-run lead in reply to South Africa's declared first-innings score of 259-9.

For South Africa, Kyle was the pick of the bowlers for his figures of three for 38. Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada also chipped in with a wicket each.

Earlier, Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis single-handedly led the side as he struck a 118-run knock to guide past 200-plus score in their first innings.

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First Published: Fri, November 25 2016. 17:57 IST