India in SA
SA surge ahead at tea
Hashim Amla (Gallo Images)
Centurion - South Africa went into tea with a first innings lead of 100 runs on day two of the first Test at Centurion on Friday. The Proteas were on 236/2 after bowling out India for 136.
Hashim Amla was not out on 50 (78 balls, 3x4, 1x6) and Jacques Kallis on 42.
Graeme Smith (62) and Alviro Petersen (77) shared an opening stand of 111 before Smith got an edge and was caught behind by Mahendra Singh Dhoni off the bowling of Harbhajan Singh.
Harbhajan also took the wicket of Petersen when the batsman got an inside edge onto his pad. The ball went up in the air for Gautam Gambhir to take a simple catch at forward short leg.
Earlier, it took South Africa just three balls to wrap up India's innings.
Morne Morkel reached his best figures in Test cricket, taking five wickets for 20 runs.
The lanky fast bowler had Indian captain Dhoni trapped leg before for 33 without adding to the overnight score of 136/9.
India's top scorer was Sachin Tendulkar with 36.
The scoreboard at tea on day two of the first Test:
India first innings (o/n 136/9):
G Gambhir c Harris b Morkel 5 (43b)
V Sehwag c Amla b Steyn 0 (3b)
R Dravid lbw b Morkel 14 (42b, 2x4)
S Tendulkar lbw b Steyn 36 (34b, 8x4)
VVS Laxman b Steyn 7 (20b, 1x4)
S Raina c Prince b Kallis 1 (3b)
MS Dhoni lbw b Morkel 33 (50b, 2x4, 2x6)
H Singh run out Petersen/Boucher 27 (25b, 4x4, 1x6)
I Sharma c Kallis b Morkel 0 (2b)
S Sreesanth c Steyn b Morkel 0 (8b)
J Unadkat not out 1 (5b)
Extras: (6lb, 3nb, 3w) 12
Total: (all out) 136 -- 38.4 overs
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Sehwag 2.1 ov), 2-24 (Gambhir 12.6), 3-27 (Dravid 14.4), 4-66 (Laxman 22.2), 5-67 (Raina 23.1), 6-71 (Tendulkar 24.4), 7-110 (Singh 32.1), 8-110 (Sharma 32.3), 9-116 (Sreesanth 34.5) 10-136 (Dhoni 38.4)
Bowling: Steyn 10-1-34-3 (1w), Morkel 12.4-5-20-5 (3nb), Tsotsobe 9-2-50-0 (1w), Kallis 6-1-20-1 (1w), Harris 1-0-6-0
South Africa first innings:
G Smith c Dhoni b Harbhajan 62 (87b, 11x4)
A Petersen c Gambhir b Harbhajan 77 (114b, 9x4, 1x6)
H Amla not out 50 (78b, 3x4, 1x6)
J Kallis not out 42 (53b, 5x4, 2x6)
Extras: (2lb, 2nb, 1w) 5
Total: (for two wicket) 236 -- 55 overs
Fall of wickets: 1-111 (Smith 26.3), 2-166 (Petersen 40.1)
Bowling: Sreesanth 13-1-50-0 (1nb, 1w), Sharma 13-2-41-0, Unadkat 10-2-35-0 (1nb), Harbhajan 14-2-73-2, Raina 2-0-23-0, Tendulkar 3-0-12-0