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March 2, 2010

Kallis, De Villiers hit tons in S. Africa win

CRICKET-SAFRICA/AHMEDABAD, India, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers blasted unbeaten centuries to set up South Africa’s 90-run win over India in the third and final one-dayer on Saturday.

De Villiers, who scored 114 not out in Gwalior where Tendulkar became the first player to score a double century in one-day internationals, raced to his hundred thanks to a six and four off part-time spinner Rohit Sharma.

Sachin Tendulkar was the SECOND person to score 200 in a one-day-international cricket match. Belinda Clarke (Australia) scored 229 not out during the 1997 Women’s World Cup.

Steven S.

We were writing about men’s cricket and would not tend to complicate matters with stats from women’s cricket, but we could have avoided any possible confusion by calling him the first MAN to score a double century… GBU Editor

India’s Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his double century during the second one-day international cricket match against South Africa in Gwalior February 24, 2010.  REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe (INDIA)

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