Double century puts Kallis in mood for more

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As if England weren't already aware of his talents, Jacques Kallis sounded a warning to them with the first double- century of his career in South Africa's final game before the Fifth Test at The Oval.

Kallis has made only 87 in four Test innings this summer, but this rain-affected match provided him with the perfect opportunity to spend time in the middle and he took full advantage, batting for seven hours for exactly 200.

With wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile compiling 90, South Africa declared on 460 for 7 and then had Derbyshire 86 for 4 before the game petered out into a predictable draw with the hosts on 136 for 4. Charl Willoughby, not in the Test side, took three wickets, with Kallis pouching two smart catches at second slip.

Pakistan, inspired by Shoaib Akhtar's first 10-wicket Test haul, fought back to crush Bangladesh by nine wickets in Peshawar. The home team recovered from a 66-run first-innings deficit to skittle Bangladesh for 96 in the second innings before Mohammad Hafeez scored an unbeaten hundred. Set 163 to win, they reached their target in the 48th over.

Shoaib took 4 for 30 to give him match figures of 10 for 80. He grabbed took two wickets in three balls to trigger another Bangladesh batting collapse that saw them lose their last eight wickets for 53 runs.