MS Dhoni and VVS Laxman both scored unbeaten centuries as India took total command of the 2nd Test Match against South Africa, at Kolkatta.
Dhoni was 132 not out and Laxman 143 not out when the hosts decided to declare on 643-6 giving them a 1st innings lead of 347.
Yesterday both Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag also scored centuries. South Africa are 1-0 up in the series after they managed to win the 1st game of the series by an innings and 6 runs.
India currently hold the number 1 Test Match ranking, which they attained after beating Sri Lanka 2-0 at home in December.
Given their position in the game India will be very confident that they can secure a series levelling win in Kolkatta which would see them hold on to the number 1 ranking.
Should South Africa pull off what would be a miraculous turnaround and win the game they would then attain the number 1 ranking.