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Ntini has India struggling as bad light holds up South Africa's victory charge

Ntini has India struggling as bad light holds up South Africa's victory charge

South Africa paceman Makhaya Ntini took two quick wickets Saturday to leave India facing defeat at 47 for four wickets at lunch on day five of the second of three tests.
India was set 354 to win when South Africa declared its second innings on 265-8 on day four. South Africa scored 328 in its first innings and dismissed India for 240.
Bad light forced an early lunch Saturday.
India leads the series 1-0 after its 123-run victory in the first test.
The start of play at the Kingsmead Stadium was delayed by 55 minutes due to bad light, and, when the gloom lifted enough, Ntini struck early when he trapped Sachin Tendulkar leg-before-wicket for a duck with a delivery that jagged back from outside the off stump.
In his next over, he got Wasim Jaffer (28) to attempt a pull to a short-pitched delivery outside the off stump, and he succeeded only in ballooning a catch to Andre Nel at mid-off.
Ntini had 4-15 off eight overs and three balls.


Updated : 2021-04-20 02:53 GMT+08:00