South Africa skipper Graeme Smith on Thursday went past the 9,000-run mark in Test cricket as he reached his double century against Pakistan at Dubai on the second day of the second Test of the three match-series in the United Arab Emirates.

After bowling out Pakistan for 99 on the first day, Smith, in company of AB de Villiers took the attack on the opposition to take an imposing lead.

Smith came into the match at the back of 8,800 runs from 111 matches at an average of 48.35, including 26 tons and 37 half-centuries. Ever since making his Test debut in March 2002. Smith has gone to the become South Africa’s second-highest run-getter after Jacques Kallis