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South Africa takes two early wickets as India chases 354 in second test

South Africa takes two early wickets as India chases 354 in second test

India reached 38 for two at stumps on day four Friday after being set 354 to win the second test against South Africa.
Makhaya Ntini had Virender Sehwag (8) caught by Graeme Smith at slip and Rahul Dravid (5) caught by Mark Boucher before bad light stopped play for the fourth straight day. Ntini had 2-14 off six overs.
India needs another 316 to win. Wasim Jaffer (22) and Sachin Tendulkar (0) were not out at stumps.
South Africa had declared at 265 for eight at the Kingsmead Stadium after Shaun Pollock had hit 10 fours in his 63 not out and shared in stands of 70 with Andrew Hall (21) and 52 with Morne Morkel (27).
Earlier, the good start by Smith and A.B. de Villiers was undone by six quick wickets before lunch as South Africa collapsed from 99-0 to 143-6.
Resuming on 64-0, Smith and De Villiers were one run short of a 100-opening partnership before De Villiers (47) was caught by V.V.S. Laxman at second slip off Vikram Singh.
Hashim Amla (0) was out leg-before-wicket to Sree Sreesanth, who bowled Smith for 59 and had Ashwell Prince (0) caught by Sourav Ganguly three balls later to leave South Africa on 121-4.
Herschelle Gibbs was caught by substitute fielder Dinesh Karthik at short cover for 9 off Anil Kumble. Zaheer Khan had Mark Boucher lbw for 8 with the Proteas on 143-6.
Sreesanth was the pick of the bowlers with 4-80.
In the first innings, South Africa scored 328 and bowled out India for 240.
India leads the three-test series 1-0.


Updated : 2021-07-28 03:34 GMT+08:00