VVS Laxman scored the 15th hundred of his Test Match career to put India in command of the 2nd Test Match against South Africa in Kolkatta.
Laxman reached his century shortly after tea as the hosts moved on to 555-6 and appeared to be in total control of the Test Match.
South Africa had batted 1st in this match and made a below par total of 296 all out, having been 251-3 at one stage.
India attained the number 1 ranking in Test Match Cricket for the 1st time in their history in December when they won a Test Series against Sri Lanka at home 2-0.
South Africa on the other hand recently drew a Test Series at home with England, had they won that series then they would have regained the number 1 Test ranking.
Australia are currently the 3rd ranked team in Test Match Cricket. India will be confident that they can go on and win this Test Match from the position that they find themselves in.