VVS Laxman [ Images ] (143) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni [ Images ] (132) slammed sparkling unbeaten centuries to compound South Africa's [ Images ] misery as India [ Images ] took a stranglehold of the second and final cricket Test with a mammoth 347-run first innings lead in Kolkata [ Images ] on Tuesday.
Laxman notched his 15th Test ton while Dhoni recorded his fourth, as the hosts piled a monumental 643 for six, their highest total against South Africa, before declaring their first innings about half an hour before close of play on the third day.
The visitors got to face just five balls and were six for no loss before bad light forced play to be stopped early on a day completely dominated by the home team.
With two days left and the track expected to deteriorate, the Proteas are faced with a stiff task. Can India pull off victory and reign as the top Test team?