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Peterson: Proteas scent victory

2013-12-30 07:45
Robin Peterson (Gallo Images)
Durban - All-rounder Robin Peterson says the Proteas are backing themselves to take the last eight Indian wickets to win the second and final Test at Kingsmead on Monday.

India were 68 for two wickets in their second innings at the close of play on the fourth day, still 98 behind South Africa's first innings total of 500.

"We have lost a lot of time in the game but I think there is a result beckoning for us," said Peterson.

"The stats show that on day five at Kingsmead 10 wickets normally fall on the day so hopefully we are on the right side of the result. Tomorrow morning's session will be crucial to see if we can push for the win. Luckily we have two wickets already and hopefully the bowlers will come out firing after a good rest."

Jacques Kallis's 45th Test century in his final Test propelled the hosts to a prominent first innings total.

Peterson, who himself scored a vital 61 batting at No 9, said the players want to give Kallis a nice send-off.

"It looks like he (Kallis) is enjoying himself in his last game," Peterson said of Kallis's mood.  "He richly deserves to do that, all the guys just want him to enjoy his last moments."

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