De Villiers enters record books

AB de Villiers made a South African Test record score of 278 to put the Proteas firmly in control after two days of the second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. De Villiers struck 23 fours and six sixes in his unbeaten total to surpass the previous mark of 277 set by Test captain Graeme Smith against England in 2003. “It was very special and I dedicate that knock to Graeme for allowing me to go on. It tells you a lot about his captaincy and his class as a captain,” De Villiers said. “I actually begged him at tea just to declare and get on with it because we needed a few wickets at the end.”