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Tsotsobe stars as India falter

2011-01-15 18:28
Lonwabo Tsotsobe (AFP)

Johannesburg - Lonwabo Tsotsobe produced career-best bowling figures of four for 22 as South Africa bowled out India for 190 in the second one-day international at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday.



The tall left-arm opening bowler took four for 22 to lead a superb performance by the South African bowlers and fielders after India won the toss and batted on what is usually a high-scoring ground.

It was an outstanding follow-up by Tsotsobe, who was named man of the match after taking four for 31 when South Africa won the first international by 135 runs in Durban on Wednesday.

Yuvraj Singh made 53 and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored 38 but neither batsman was able to dominate during a fourth wicket stand of 83 off 107 balls.

Singh reached his half-century off 67 balls when he glanced Tsotsobe for his fourth boundary - but he was out next ball when he pushed a slower delivery from Tsotsobe to mid-off.

Tsotsobe, who took the first wicket when he had Murali Vijay caught at deep midwicket in an opening spell of one for 11 in six overs, was rested after dismissing Yuvraj but came back to start an Indian collapse in which the last six wickets fell for 21 runs.

Tsotsobe was entrusted with the first over of the batting powerplay and struck with his first ball when he had Suresh Raina palpably leg before wicket, struck on the back pad by a full delivery.

He then bowled Dhoni off an inside edge as the powerplay proved disastrous for India, who lost four wickets for 14 runs, with Tsotsobe having a hand in another wicket when he took a sliding catch at third man to dismiss Zaheer Khan off Dale Steyn's bowling.

Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel took two wickets apiece and the bowlers were backed up by a flawless fielding display which included a direct hit run-out by David Miller from cover to dismiss Virat Kohli for 22.

South African captain Graeme Smith was applauded on to the field by his team-mates as he set a South African one-day captaincy record of 139 matches, one more than the late Hansie Cronje.

It was a less auspicious landmark for Sachin Tendulkar, who equalled Sanath Jayasuriya's world record of 444 one-day international appearances but struggled to 24 off 44 balls as India made a slow start from which they were unable to recover.


India innings

M Vijay c Morkel b Tsotsobe 16 (32b, 3x4)
S Tendulkar b Botha 24 (44b, 2x4)
V Kohli run out (Miller) 22 (34b, 1x4)
Y Singh c Steyn b Tsotsobe 53 (68b, 4x4)
MS Dhoni b Tsotsobe 38 (61b, 1x4)
S Raina lbw b Tsotsobe 11 (14b, 1x4)
R Sharma lbw b Morkel 9 (14b, 1x4)
H Singh c Miller b Morkel 3 (7b)
Z Khan c Tsotsobe b Steyn 0 (3b)
A Nehra c Botha b Steyn 1 (3b)
M Patel not out 6 (4b, 1x4)
Extras: (lb4, w3) 7

Total: (all out) 190 -- 47.2 overs

Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Vijay 0.4), 2-63 (Kohli 17.5), 3-67 (Tendulkar 18.5), 4-150 (Yuvraj 36.4), 5-169 (Raina 41.1), 6-172 (Dhoni 43.1), 7-177 (Harbhajan 44.5), 8-179 (Khan 45.4), 9-184 (Sharma 46.3), 10-190 (Nehra 47.2)

Bowling: Steyn 9,2-1-35-2 (1w), Tsotsobe 10-2-22-4, Parnell 7-0-43-0 (1w), Morkel 8-0-32-2, Botha 10-0-35-1, Duminy 3-0-19-0 (1w)


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