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India rips through South Africa early on day 4

 India's bowler Zaheer Khan, second from left, celebrates with fellow team members after taking a wicket South Africa's batsman Mark Boucher, unseen, ...
 India's bowler Harbhajan Singh, left, celebrates with fellow team members after dismissing South Africa's batsman Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, unsee...
 South Africa's batsman Jacques Kallis reacts as he leaves the field after being dismissed by India's bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, unseen, for 17 ...
 South Africa's batsman Jacques Kallis reacts as he leaves the field after being dismissed by India's bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, unseen, for 17 ...
 India's bowler Zaheer Khan, left, and fellow team member Wriddhiman Saha appeal for caught at short leg for South Africa's batsman Paul Harris, unsee...
 India's bowler Harbhajan Singh, third from left, celebrates with teammates as umpire Asad Rauf of Pakistan, left, signals a wicket fall of South Afri...
 India's bowler Harbhajan Singh, left, celebrates after dismissing South Africa's batsman Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, unseen, for 33 runs on the fou...

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India's bowler Zaheer Khan, second from left, celebrates with fellow team members after taking a wicket South Africa's batsman Mark Boucher, unseen, ...

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India's bowler Harbhajan Singh, left, celebrates with fellow team members after dismissing South Africa's batsman Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, unsee...

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South Africa's batsman Jacques Kallis reacts as he leaves the field after being dismissed by India's bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, unseen, for 17 ...

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South Africa's batsman Jacques Kallis reacts as he leaves the field after being dismissed by India's bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, unseen, for 17 ...

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India's bowler Zaheer Khan, left, and fellow team member Wriddhiman Saha appeal for caught at short leg for South Africa's batsman Paul Harris, unsee...

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India's bowler Harbhajan Singh, third from left, celebrates with teammates as umpire Asad Rauf of Pakistan, left, signals a wicket fall of South Afri...

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India's bowler Harbhajan Singh, left, celebrates after dismissing South Africa's batsman Abraham Benjamin de Villiers, unseen, for 33 runs on the fou...

India picked up four South Africa wickets early on day four of the second test at Kingsmead on Wednesday to power toward a series-leveling victory and only a second test win in the country.
Zaheer Khan took two wickets and Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and Harbhajan Singh one each in the morning as South Africa struggled to 182-7 at lunch, still needing 121 to win.
South Africa added 71 runs to its overnight score in 32 overs in the session, but India ripped through the home team's middle order to set up just a second victory in 14 matches in South Africa.
Ashwell Prince, South Africa's last recognized batsman, was 28 not out and Paul Harris was 7 not out after the Proteas lost four wickets for 32 runs.
South Africa leads the series 1-0, with top-ranked test team India now favorite to level the contest ahead of a third match in Cape Town.
Sreesanth produced a superb fast, bouncing delivery that Kallis (17) gloved to Virender Sehwag at gully in the eighth over of Wednesday's first session for India's crucial breakthrough. Sreesanth has figures of 3-45 in South Africa's second innings.
AB de Villiers (33) and Mark Boucher were then both out lbw in the space of three overs, but replays suggested both decisions were wrong and the deliveries were going to miss the stumps. Zaheer (2-45) snapped up his second wicket when Dale Steyn edged to Cheteshwar Pujara in the slips.
De Villiers was hit on the front pad playing forward to off-spinner Harbhajan and was dismissed by umpire Asad Rauf. The ball would probably have bounced over the stumps.
Boucher then fell to Zaheer soon after in a second controversial decision _ this time from Steve Davis at the other end. The ball, angled across Boucher, struck the wicketkeeper-batsman outside off off-stump and would likely have missed the stumps by some distance.
Steyn hit two fours, two of just four boundaries for South Africa in the session, before Zaheer worked him out. The left-handed Prince had a cover drive and a powerful pull shot to the boundary in his 77-ball resistance as India sensed victory.