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Cricket: Rudolph Smashes Unbeaten Century in Test Match Against Australia

Jacques Rudolph has smashed an unbeaten century to help South Africa salvage a draw on the final day of the opening cricket test against Australia in Perth.

Rudolph, who resumed at 18 not-out Tuesday, spent the entire day in the crease. He scored 102 not-out from 283 balls in 431 minutes and received strong support from Justin Kemp who joined him for a 112-run partnership for the fifth wicket.

At the close of play South Africa had reached 287-5, still 204 runs short of the record victory target of 491, but good enough to earn a draw in the opener of the three-test series.

The two teams will now head to Melbourne in preparation for the second test which starts on December 26.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.