India in SA

Proteas fight back in Durban

2013-12-27 18:30
Graeme Smith (AFP)

Durban - Dale Steyn has dished up two sets of devastating triple-strikes for South Africa, bowling out India for 334 on day two of the second Test at Kingsmead, in Durban, on Friday.

At the close of play, South Africa had reached 82 for no loss, facing a first innings deficit of 252.

Openers Graeme Smith and Alviro Petersen were unbeaten on 35 and 46, respectively.

Taking just the one wicket on Thursday, the South African bowling attack came out with a clear wicket-taking strategy on Friday afternoon.

Steyn adopted a probing line outside offstump until he made the breakthrough in the 67th over.

In his next over, Steyn removed Vijay, three short of what would have been his fourth Test century.

Rohit Sharma walked to the crease but Steyn sent him back for a shower off his first ball.

Steyn picked up another two wickets to return figures of 6/100 for the innings. Morkel, who helped clean up the tail, bagged 3/50 with India's last five wickets falling for 14 runs.


India: 334 (M. Vijay 97, C. Pujara 70, A Rahane 51 not out; D. Steyn 6-100)

South Africa: 82/0 (G. Smith 35*, A. Petersen 46*)


South Africa:


Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (captain, wk), Ravindrasinh Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Zaheer Khan, Mohammed Shami


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