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South Africa's bowlers keep India in check

South Africa's bowlers keep India in check

India reached 103 for three when bad light stopped play Wednesday after South Africa was bowled out for 328 on day two of the second of three tests.
Andre Nel struck in his first over when Virender Sehwag was caught by A.B. De Villiers without scoring. He then trapped Rahul Dravid leg-before-wicket for 11 after lunch at the Kingsmead Stadium.
Wasim Jaffer was out for 26 after edging a ball from Makhaya Ntini to De Villiers at second slip.
South Africa captain Graeme Smith dropped Sachin Tendulkar at first slip off Andrew Hall and the batsman was not out 46 at stumps. V.V.S. Laxman was unbeaten on 10.
"Tendulkar is a great player, so it was a pity that we didn't get him then," Ashwell Prince said.
Nel had 2-26 from 12 overs and Ntini had 1-12 from eight.
Earlier, Prince hit 121, reaching his fifth test century off 188 balls with 14 boundaries. He was caught by Laxman at second slip after edging a wide ball from Sree Sreesanth.
"We hope to nip a couple of them out early," Prince said of day three. "There is still something in the pitch, and if the sun comes out and breaks the cracks open a bit, it should be quite lively on the fifth day."
Morne Morkel hit three fours in his undefeated 31 and had a 32-run partnership for the last wicket with Ntini, who scored 16.
Sreesanth was the best of India's bowlers with 4-109, while Anil Kumble took 3-62.
"They have been putting our batsmen under a lot of pressure," Prince of India's bowling attack.
India leads the series 1-0 after winning the first test by 123 runs.