South Africa

South Africa won by 10 wickets

India
Match played at Kingsmead, Durban, on 26 - 30 Dec 2013
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1st innings
1st innings
2nd innings
2nd innings
Batting
  • R
  • B
  • 4s
  • 6s
Shikhar Dhawan c Petersen b Morkel
  • 29
  • 49
  • 4
  • 0
Murali Vijay c de Villiers b Steyn
  • 97
  • 226
  • 18
  • 0
Cheteshwar Pujara c de Villiers b Steyn
  • 70
  • 132
  • 9
  • 0
Virat Kohli c de Villiers b Morkel
  • 46
  • 87
  • 5
  • 0
Rohit Sharma b Steyn
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Ajinkya Rahane not out
  • 51
  • 121
  • 8
  • 0
MS Dhoni c Smith b Steyn
  • 24
  • 40
  • 3
  • 0
Ravindra Jadeja c Kallis b Duminy
  • 0
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
Zaheer Khan c de Villiers b Steyn
  • 0
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
Ishant Sharma c de Villiers b Steyn
  • 4
  • 3
  • 1
  • 0
Mohammed Shami c Smith b Morkel
  • 1
  • 6
  • 0
  • 0
Extras (lb 7, w 4, nb 1) 12
TOTAL (10 wickets; 111.3 overs) 334
Match Information
  • South Africa
  • 500 and 59/0
  • India
  • 334 and 223
  • Toss:
  • India won the toss and elected to bat
  • Umpires:
  • Steve Davis, Rod Tucker
  • TV Umpire:
  • Adrian Holdstock
  • Referee:
  • Andy Pycroft
Bowling
  • O
  • M
  • R
  • W
  • Dale Steyn
    • 6
    • 100
    • 9
    • 30
  • Vernon Philander
    • 0
    • 56
    • 6
    • 21
  • Morne Morkel
    • 3
    • 50
    • 6
    • 23.3
  • Jacques Kallis
    • 0
    • 36
    • 1
    • 11
  • Robin Peterson
    • 0
    • 75
    • 2
    • 22
  • Jean-Paul Duminy
    • 1
    • 10
    • 0
    • 4
Fall of Wickets
41/1 - Dhawan (13.1 ov), 198/2 - Pujara (66.3 ov), 199/3 - Vijay (68.5 ov), 199/4 - RG Sharma (68.6 ov), 265/5 - Kohli (92.3 ov), 320/6 - Dhoni (106.4 ov), 321/7 - Jadeja (107.5 ov), 322/8 - Khan (108.2 ov), 330/9 - I Sharma (108.5 ov), 334/10 - Mohammed Shami (111.3 ov)
Commentary
  • SA win by 10 wickets - SA win the Durban test by 10 wickets and win the series 1-0.

  • Over 11.4 - SA 59/0 (Petersen 31, Smith 27) - Rohit Sharma comes in to bowl. Smith hits it straight down the ground for a six, he is looking to finish this quickly. Smith ends it with a boundary, its all over. SA win the series 1-0. SA win the match by 10 wickets.

  • 11

    Petersen hits it in the air and through the gap at point for four, SA need 9 more to win. Just the boundary from the over.

  • 10

    Ishant Sharma starts the 10 over of the innings. Petersen drops it on the leg side for a single. Smith flicks it through midwicket for a single bringing Petersen back on strike. Petersen inside edges it past his stumps to the fine leg boundary, SA need 19 more to win. Petersen pulls it away to deep square leg for a single. Smith drives it for four, to the long on boundary. SA need 13 more to win.

  • 9

    Petersen pushes it to fine leg for a single. Smith is batting carelessly, looking to attack Jadeja, good over from Jadeja.

  • 8

    Dhoni turns to Ishant after tea, Khan has not been used yet. Smith backs away and hits it through the off side for four, attacking cover drive from him. Smith pushes it through slips and gully for a couple more runs.

  • 7

    Smith and Petersen walk out to bat after tea, Jadeja continues with 39 runs to win. Smith pushes it to point for a single. Petersen on strike and Dhoni has two slips and a silly point for him. Petersen hits it for a six, comes down the wicket and hits it over long off for six. SA 26 for no loss.

  • 6

    Ishant starts his 3rd over, Smith pushes the first ball to mid off for no run. Smith clips the ball to fine leg for a single. Petersen flicks it off his pads for two through the leg side. Ishant gets the outside edge, the ball flies past slips for four. The umpires call tea, SA need 39 runs to win.

  • 5

    Jadeja starts his first over, a few dots and Petersen hits it for four through point, good shot through the off side. Dhoni brings in another close in fielder.

  • 4

    Smith to face Ishant, a few dots, Smith plays it well. Then the last ball, Smith tries to hit it through point and misses, a maiden in the end.

  • 3

    A chance of a run out, but Smith is safe. Pujara hits the stumps as Smith is sent back by Petersen, both are safe in the end. Petersen pulls it away to the square leg boundary, SA need 50 more to win.

  • 2

    Smith to face Ishant from the other end, interesting start from Dhoni, going with Shami and Ishant instead of Zaheer. Smith pulls it away to the deep square leg boundary, good shot to get off the mark.

  • 1

    The target is 58 runs, Shami will start with the new ball for India. A maiden to start from Shami.

  • 86

    Wicket: Steyn is the 2nd fastest to 350 wickets, Rahane inside edges the first ball for two runs, the throw was not great, making the second run possible. Rahane drives it straight down the ground for four, good boundary, he moves on to 90. Rahane runs it down to third man but does not take a single. Rahane hits it over deep point for six, flat six, he moves on to 96. Rahane pushes it to Amla at midwicket for no run. Last ball of the over, and Rahane is bowled. WICKET! Rahane is bowled from the last ball, a brilliant fight comes to an end, Rahane deserved a 100, but is out on 96.

  • 85

    Wicket: WICKET! Steyn bowls it short Ishant edges it and AB takes a good catch, India 9 wickets down, Shami will come out to bat. Dale Steyn gets his 350th test wicket, good bowling from him. Shami pushes it to fine leg for a single, Rahane on strike. Rahane swings and misses, he is on 81 now. Rahane hits it over the in field for a couple of runs to deep midwicket. A wide call as Steyn bowls a short ball outside off, Rahane will be looking for a single to keep strike. Rahane gets the single and keeps strike.

  • 84

    Ishant pushes it through point for a single, Rahane will be on strike to Philander. Rahane gets some width and hits it through cover for four. The lead is now 40 runs. Five runs from the over.

  • 83

    200: After drinks, Steyn runs in with the new ball. Rahane plays out the over, and then pulls the last ball for four through mid wicket, good shot to end the over. India reach 200.

  • 82

    The single was prevent from the last over, so Ishant will face Philander, the new ball has not been taken. Smith has a chat to AB, may be about to ball. Ishant blocks and blocks and then edges one that falls short of Smith at first slip. Good over from Philander, a maiden in the end.

  • 81

    The new ball is due, but Smith wants to continue with the old one for a while. Steyn runs in, Rahane pushes it to deep point but does not take the single. Rahane runs it down to third man but does not run again. Smith has a chat with Steyn, Rahane walks across his stumps but defends it to gully. India 197 for 8.

  • 80

    Peterson to Rahane, who blocks a few and then comes down the wicket and hits it over long on for a six, good shot against spin, he moves on to 72. Rahane paddle sweeps it for a single to keep the strike.

  • 79

    Replays show that the ball was missing the stumps so if there was DRS, that would have been not out. Faf comes into the attack, Rahane cuts it to deep point for no run. Rahane takes a single to point and then Ishant plays the over out.

  • 78

    Wicket: Peterson to Rahane, goes for the sweep but misses it, Peterson bowled that one fast and into the rough. Short pitched and Rahane pulls it to deep mid wicket for a single, Morkel does well to stop it and save a few runs. WICKET! Zaheer Khan falls, Peterson bowls the straighter one and Zaheer is out lbw in front of his stumps. Good bowling from Peterson.

  • 77

    Rahane happy to take a single from the first ball, Zaheer will face Philander. The field comes in for Zaheer, good bowling from Philander and a few plays and misses from the batsmen. Good over from Philander, India 188 for 7.

  • 76

    Peterson comes into the attack, replacing Morkel, the new ball is due in 5 overs so Smith using his main fast bowlers in short spells. Rahane sweeps it for four, good shot, he controlled it very well through the leg side. Rahane gets a single on the leg side, pushes the ball to deep midwicket. Zaheer on strike to Peterson, around the wicket with slip, silly point and short leg waiting for an edge.

  • 75

    Philander comes into the attack from the Umgeni end. Rahane pushes the first ball to mid off for no run, first bowling change from SA after lunch. Good shape away from the batsman, good ball from Philander and Rahane is beaten. Rahane pushes it to third man for a single, Zaheer on strike. Great ball from Philander to Zaheer, just leaving the batsman again, Zaheer beaten. End of the over, India 182 for 7.

  • 74

    Zaheer drives it through the covers for a single, Rahane on strike to Morkel. A short ball from Morkel and Rahane ducks under it. Rahane drives it down the ground for a single, Zaheer will have to survive three balls. Morkel bowls it outside off and Zaheer leaves it alone. A couple of runs from the over, India lead by 15 runs.

  • 73

    Rahane runs it down to third man but does not take the single, Khan being protected from Steyn. A straight drive from Rahane and Steyn does well to stop it, puts his leg out and stops it with his shoe. The ball is reversing now, Steyn bowls it outside off and Rahane leaves it alone. A maiden from Steyn, will keep Zaheer on strike next over.

  • 72

    Rahane blocks one then misses one and then tries to push one through the leg side only to get an edge on it, no run so far. A bit of swing for Morkel, Rahane plays and misses. Rahane gets a single to third man to keep strike, just one from the over.

  • 71

    Steyn to Rahane, gets it to mid on but does not take the single. Rahane pushes it through the covers, wants two, but has to settle for the single. Steyn to Zaheer now and two slips and a short leg in place. Khan survives the over. India lead by 12 runs.

  • 70

    Morkel to start from the other end, Khan to face him. A few length balls and then a good short ball from Morkel, Khan does well to keep it out. A maiden from Morkel.

  • 69

    After lunch, Rahane and Zaheer will come out and bat again, South Africa will be looking to keep this lead to a minimum and win this test today, India will want the exact opposite. Steyn will fire in after lunch, Rahane will face him, he pushes it to square leg but does not take the single. Good fielding by AB down the leg side, the keeper does well to stop this one. Rahane hits it back over Steyn's head for four, good shot after lunch, takes him to his highest test score. His previous highest was 51 not out from the first innings of this test. Down leg again, Rahane pushes at it but misses and AB does well to stop it again, good useful saves for SA.

  • 68

    Last over before lunch, Peterson bowls to Rahane, who nudges the first ball to midwicket for no run, he is on 49. Swept away to deep square leg, Rahane reaches his 50 with a single. Just a single from the over. India lead by 7 runs at lunch on day five.

  • 67

    Steyn to Rahane, who drives through the cover for a couple of runs, Faf makes half a stop. India lead by 1 run. South Africa will have to bat again, Rahane extends the lead with a boundary. He hits it straight down the ground for four, great shot, he moves on to 48 runs. A single to end the over, Rahane retains strike.

  • 66

    Peterson starts around the wicket to Zaheer now, who blocks the first ball back to the bowler. Zaheer takes a single on the leg side, bringing Rahane on strike, Peterson changes his angle to Rahane, back to over the wicket. Rahane sweeps it to deep square leg for a single, Khan back on strike. Peterson from around the wicket to Khan, a slip, leg slip, short leg and silly point in place. End of the over, India trail by 1 run.

  • 65

    Steyn to Rahane, lots of movement for Steyn but Rahane manages to defend it. Rahane hits a boundary, outside off and Rahane punches it through point for four, good shot from him against Steyn. Outside off and Rahane lets it go to the keeper. Just the boundary from the over, India trail by 3 runs.

  • 64

    India trail by 7 runs and they need a partnership, they have needed a big one today but have not got it. South Africa have bowled well and reaped the rewards. Peterson continues his outside leg stump line, not sure if that is the right plan to the tail-ender. Smith having a chat with Zaheer, Peterson going around the wicket now. Khan plays the over out, Rahane will face Steyn.

  • 63

    Dhoni and Jadeja both playing unnecessary shots, Rahane stranded at the other end, he has batted well and deserves better company out in the middle. Jadeja bowling may have justified his selection but his batting certainly has not. He has replaced Ashwin who can bat well. Zaheer Khan comes out to bat, Smith turns to Steyn to clean the tail. Khan outside edges it to third man for a single. Rahane has a chat with Khan before the last ball, he pushes it through the off side square of the wicket and gets four, India still trail by 7 runs.

  • 62

    Wicket: A ball down leg and the umpire calls it a wide, WICKET! Dhoni tries to control the extra bounce but clips it to midwicket, easy catch for Petersen, poor batting from the captain. Just when India were looking to cover the lead without losing wickets, Peterson provides a big wicket for SA. Jajdeja gets off the mark with a couple of runs square of the wicket. Jadeja hits a six straight down the ground, good shot, but there is no need for this from him. AB speaking into the stump mike. WICKET! There was no need for aggression from Jadeja, he comes down the wicket and hits it high in the air, Morkel takes an easy catch in the outfield. A double strike from Peterson before lunch.

  • 61

    Morkel continues to Rahane, he punches it down the ground for four, good solid shot against a quality bowler. A couple of runs to Rahane, he pushes it through the gap on the off side, played it off the back foot. India trail by 21 runs.

  • 60

    Peterson coming from over the wicket now, slip, fine leg slip and short leg in place. A bit of extra bounce and Rahane sweeps it for a single towards deep square leg, it was in the air but does not carry to Morkel. Good turn for Peterson, Smith adds a slip. Dhoni takes a quick single to mid off and then runs an extra run from the over throw. Three from the over.

  • 59

    After drinks, Morkel continues, Dhoni blocks the first one and then lets the next one go. A bit of hesitation between the two, Amla does well to rush in from point to stop the single, both batsmen safe in the end. A maiden in the end.

  • 58

    A slip and a short leg for Peterson, Rahane blocks a couple and then drives it through cover for a single. Dhoni waits and then pushes it through point for a single. Good batting from Rahane, India 136 for 5.

  • 57

    Morkel replaces Philander, this will be another test for the Indians. Morkel bowling from the Umgeni end, starts off with a couple of dots. Three slips, short leg and a short square leg in place, India 45 runs behind. A short ball from Morkel and Rahane pulls it away through mid wicket for a couple, they decide against the third run. Rahane punches it through the covers for four, good shot from him, risk free and he controlled it well. Another punch through the cover region, Peterson chases it down, three runs in the end. Down leg, Dhoni lets it go and AB can't collect it, it goes down as four byes. Useful runs for India, they trail by 32 runs.

  • 56

    India trail by 49 runs, Smith will be looking to keep the lead as long as possible and get some reverse swing later on. India will be looking to cover the lead without losing a wicket. Dhoni not sure if he should come down the wicket or stay back against Peterson. Dhoni finally comes down the wicket and hits it through long on for a four, good counter attack. India trail by 45 runs.

  • 55

    Philander continues to Rahane, who blocks the first one confidently. a few more blocks from him, good concentration against a quality fast bowler. Good maiden from Philander, Rahane plays it equally well.

  • 54

    Peterson to Rahane, blocks a few and then drives it for a single to deep cover. Good lengths and speed from Peterson today, he has bowled faster. Dhoni cuts it late and to the third man boundary, not a bad ball, but a bit of width and Dhoni gets four.

  • 53

    Philander starts his 4th over of this spell, Smith brings in a third slip after the first ball. Rahane edges the first ball for a couple of runs to third man. Just a single to third man, Rahane pushes it away from the slips. Three from the over.

  • 52

    Peterson to Dhoni now, a couple of unsure blocks from Dhoni and then he takes a quick single to mid on, well run in the end. Rahane gets a single, edges it away from Kallis at slip.

  • 51

    Wicket: Philander continues, after Amla works on the ball, looking for reverse swing. Rohit strikes it square of the wicket for a couple of runs, hits it nicely to deep point, the third man has to run around and cut it off. WICKET! Philander gets the wicket, Rohit out lbw, just when there was a partnership developing, South Africa get another wicket. Good ball from Philander, it shapes into Rohit and he is caught in front of the stumps. Dhoni comes out to bat, India in trouble. Dhoni edges it towards third man for three runs, Philander not happy with the fielder.

  • 50

    Rahane tucks it deep into the leg side for a single, square leg collects it. Peterson to Rohit, he is bowling a bit quicker than he is used to. Rohit does not offer a shot, a big shout for lbw but given not out, poor decision from Rohit. Next ball, he drives it to deep cover for a single.

  • 49

    Rohit guides the first ball to point for a single, Philander continues. Rahane blocks a few and then takes a single through point, India bring up their 100.

  • 48

    Peterson to Rahane, slaps it to midwicket for a couple of runs. Rahane plays out the rest of the over, India 98 for 4.

  • 47

    India trail by 75 runs, and the fight is on. Rohit and Rahane have to prove themselves and secure a place in this Indian middle order, and South Africa are looking to maintain their dominance on test cricket. After drinks, Smith brings Philander into the attack. Rahane threads the ball through the off side for a single. Rohit pushes the ball away from the slips and to the third man boundary, good shot to end the over.

  • 46

    Smith brings Peterson on to bowl, this pitch will help the spinner. Rohit blocks a couple of balls, Rohit comes down the wicket and hits it straight for a six, he is a good player against spin and dispatches Peterson out of the ground. Smith changes his field.

  • 45

    Lots of chat between Rohit and Steyn, Rohit happy to engage the fast bowler. He needs to back it up with a big knock here. Rahane ends the over with a boundary, good punch through the off side for four.

  • 44

    Morkel continues, Rahane drives it through cover for a single. Morkel pitches one outside off and it swings back into him, the pitch playing tricks. Rohit tucks the ball away to midwicket for a couple of runs to end the over.

  • 43

    Rohit and Rahane need to forget about the wickets this morning and need to build a strong partnership. There is still a lot of time to go in this test and South Africa will come at them hard. Rahane pushes it to deep fine leg for a single. Short ball and Rohit pulls it away for four to the deep square leg boundary, a well controlled boundary. Steyn has a few words with Rohit to end the over.

  • 42

    Rohit guides the ball to third man for a couple of runs, Morkel bowls a couple outside off and Rohit leaves them alone. A bit of delay as Morkel changes his shoes, looks like the laces have broken. Two runs from the over, India trail by 93 runs.

  • 41

    A short and fast ball, directed at Rahane who does well to sway away from it. Good maiden from Steyn, this will be a tough test for India's young generation.

  • 40

    Morkel continues, attacking Rohit with three slips. Rohit is beaten by a couple of short balls outside off, then pulls one to Faf at square leg for no run. Good bowling from Morkel and Steyn.

  • 39

    Wicket: Rohit takes a single, Pujara on strike. WICKET! Steyn strikes again, it pitches on middle stump moves slightly and hits top of off stump, Pujara goes. India lose a big wicket, Steyn strikes two wickets in two overs.

  • 38

    Great start to the day from Steyn, this will be a test for India's young batting line up. India trail by 96 runs, three slips in place for Pujara. Morkel starts the day with a maiden.

  • 37

    Wicket: WICKET! Steyn strikes first ball, Kohli caught behind. Umpire gives it out, Kohli does not think he hit it, replays show it hit him on the shoulder. No DRS means Kohli can't review it, he has to go and Rohit comes out to bat with India in trouble. Rohit pushes it through the covers for two runs. Good first over from Steyn.

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  • Bad light stops play - It is stumps on day four and India are 68 for 2, trailing by 98 runs. Bad light stops play.

  • 36

    Peterson bowls it outside leg, Pujara misses one that keeps low. India 68 for 2 after 36 overs.

  • 35

    Pujara works Duminy into the leg side for a single. Kohli blocks a couple of balls and then hits it straight down the ground for four, good shot against the spinner. India trail by 98 runs.

  • 34

    Peterson continues to operate from the other end. A good maiden from the spinner. India need to survive another 20 minutes to stumps.

  • 33

    Pujara chips down the track and hits it through the leg side for a single. A couple of singles from the over.

  • 32

    Kohli flicks it to the leg side for a single. Four fielders around the bat. Pujara takes a single from the last ball, there is a big of confusion between the pair, but both safe in the end.

  • 31

    Kohli pushes it to fine leg for a couple of runs, Duminy continues from the other end. A single to end the over, India 59 for 2 after 31 overs.

  • 30

    Peterson continues and Kohli pushes it through to midwicket for a single. A wide down leg, Pujara tries to drive it but misses. A single from the over.

  • 29

    Pujara pushes it to third man for a single. A couple of singles from the over.

  • 28

    Peterson to bowl, umpires saying no to fast bowlers bowling. Pujara drives it for a couple of runs to deep long off. Pujara pushes it behind point for a quick single. WICKET! Faf takes a brilliant, brilliant catch, Dhawan falls against the run of play. Dhawan comes down the wicket and drills it to Faf who takes a great catch. Kohli walks out to bat, no nightwatchman.

  • 27

    Duminy continues from the other end, Smith has two slips for him. Duminy bowls a few good balls, Dhawan defends them back to the bowler. A probing maiden from Duminy.

  • 26

    Steyn is having some problems with his hamstring the physio runs out to have a look at it. Smith brings Peterson to replace JP, Dhawan pushes it to cover for a single. Pujara flicks it off his hips for four to deep midwicket. Good shot from Pujara, India trail by 116 runs, brings up India's 50. Five runs from the over.

  • 25

    Light meter is out again, but Steyn will continue, the umpires keeping an eye on the light. Steyn swings it into Pujara who pushes it to point for no run, well played in the end. Good maiden over from Steyn.

  • 24

    Duminy bowls with the light deteriorating, Dhawan takes a single from the first ball and then Pujara hits it straight down the ground for four, good shot against spin. Pujara hits it to square leg for a single.

  • 23

    Steyn comes back into the attack, Smith looking for another wicket today. Pujara pushes it through the leg side, beating short leg for a couple of runs. Pujara pushes it through the leg side for two more. India trail by 127 runs.

  • 22

    Duminy continues, a quick maiden from him. India 35 for 1 and trailing by 131 runs.

  • 21

    Dhawan takes a single from the first ball, Morkel starts his 6th over. Pujara pushes it past the slips for four to third man. Five runs from the over.

  • 20

    Smith turns to Duminy, just a couple of runs from the over.

  • 19

    Dhawan leaves one outside off from Morkel and Morkel gives him some lip. A maiden from Morkel.

  • 18

    Dhawan drives it through the cover region for a single. Pujara watches it carefully and cuts it to third man for four, good shot from Pujara.

  • 17

    Morkel starts with a quick ball outside off and Dhawan leaves it alone. Dhawan pushes it to fine leg for a single.

  • 16

    Dhawan comes down the wicket and hits Peterson over mid off for a four, good aggression from Dhawan. Dhawan pushes it to mid on for a quick single to end the over.

  • 15

    India trail by 150 runs, after drinks, Morkel bowls it short and Dhawan pushes it to fine leg for a single. Just a single from the over, India 17 for 1.

  • 14

    Peterson introduced into the attack to replace Philander. Pujara takes a single from the second ball. Dhawan pushes it through cover for a single.

  • 13

    Morkel starts his second over, good fiery spells from the South Africans. Another maiden, good contest between bat and ball.

  • 12

    Philander to Pujara, he leaves the first one alone and then blocks the next couple of balls. A maiden from Philander.

  • 11

    As expected, Morkel comes into the attack. He will look to bowl fast and will get more bounce from the wicket. Dhawan punches the over-pitched ball for four to long off, good shot from him. A couple of good short balls and Dhawan does well to sway out of the way.

  • 10

    Philander starts with three good balls, then Dhawan edges it to Faf on the bounce and he saves a boundary. Just a single in the end. Morkel is warming up. India 10 for 1 after 10 overs.

  • 9

    Shouts of catch it, but the umpire gives it a dead ball as Pujara shoulders arms and the ball hits him in the chest and goes to fine leg. The plan is definitely to bowl bouncers down the leg side and rattle the batsmen into edging it to the close in fielders. Another brilliant over from Steyn, another maiden from SA.

  • 8

    Philander continues to Dhawan, India 157 runs behind. A big shout for caught behind, umpire says not out, there was no bat on that. Another maiden from South Africa.

  • 7

    Steyn steams in from the other end, three slips, leg gully and short leg for Steyn. Shorts balls to Indians seems to be the tactic from SA. Another good bouncer, hits Pujara on the arm and goes to ground. Another bouncer, three in a row for Pujara. Great over from Steyn, Pujara survives.

  • 6

    Wicket: Philander starts with a short ball to Vijay. WICKET! Vijay edges it to first slip, Smith makes no mistake and Philander's consistency pays off. South Africa get the early wicket they wanted, Vijay goes for 6. Pujara walks out to bat. Pujara inside edges it to deep square leg for a single, gets off the mark. Another beautiful ball from Philander, Smith cheers his troops on from the slips.

  • 5

    Steyn runs in to bowl his 3rd over, first ball is left alone and then Dhawan plays and misses. A short ball from Steyn, Dhawan rides the bounce, does well to keep it down, Faf runs in from point to stop it. Another good over from Steyn, a maiden again.

  • 4

    Philander continues, Vijay punches it through the off side for a couple of runs. A short ball from Philander, Vijay ducks but it does not bounce as much as he expects it, does well in the end to duck under it.

  • 3

    Steyn to Dhawan who watches the first ball go outside off to the keeper. A short ball, Dhawan pulls and Duminy is hit at short leg, it was out of the middle of the bat too. Morkel is seen warming up, short bursts for the fast bowlers today. A good maiden from Steyn.

  • 2

    Philander starts from the other end, India opting for the heavy roller today. A bit of movement and bounce for Philander, Dhawan leaves it but it angles into him. A short of a length ball and Dhawan defends it to the off side. A single to Dhawan, a quick run to cover. Vijay edges it past the slips for four to third man, he gets off the mark. Good straight drive for no run to end the over.

  • 1

    The South Africans huddle up for a chat and Vijay and Dhawan walk out to bat. Just over a couple of hours left in the day, India will have to bat well. Steyn to charge in with the new ball. Three slips, a gully and a mid off on the off side, forward short leg and fine leg and deep backward square leg on the leg side. A couple of balls outside off and Dhawan leaves it. First runs for Dhawan as he pushes it past point for a single. Good ball to finish the over.

  • Over 155.2 - SA 500/10 (Philander 0, Morkel 0) - SA were looking to get a few more runs after the rain delay, but an accurate throw and run out from Rohit has changed the game. Morkel comes in to bat with SA 9 down. Jadeja bowls from the other end, WICKET! caught and bowled from Jadeja, six wickets for him in the test. Morkel goes for zero, SA all out for 500, lead by 166 runs.

  • 155

    Wicket: Tea has ended, rain has stopped, SA will bat on and India's struggle in the field continues. A lot of chatter about the declaration, Smith feels like they should get a few more runs and then go hard at India. Faf takes a quick single, brings up the 500 for South Africa. A mix up, they go for the run, then Philander sends Faf back, a direct hit and Faf could be in trouble here. WICKET! Faf is miles out of his ground, good wicket for India just after the rain delay. That will change things for South Africa, Rohit hitting the stumps accurately.

  • Tea: Tea - Tea has been taken early because of the rain delay, the rain is getting heavier, South Africa are in a commanding position as they lead by 163 runs.

  • Wicket: Over 154.1 - SA 497/8 (Philander 0, du Plessis 41) - Lots of rain coming down now, Peterson top edges one high in the air and Murali Vijay takes a good running catch, Peterson goes for 61 and Shami gets a wicket. The players are going off the field as rain interrupts play.

  • 154

    A little bit of rain in the air now, the umpires will be keeping and eye on this. Rohit Sharma comes into the attack. Faf drives him through cover for a single. A bit of spin for Rohit, he has bowled well today. Peterson goes for the switch hit and hits it out of the park for a six, over cover or midwicket depending on which way you look at it. SA 494 for 7, lead by 160 runs. Dhoni fails to collect the last ball and they get two more runs and an overthrow pushing the lead to 163.

  • 153

    Faf chips it over the leg side for four, the lead is now 150 runs. Faf runs it down to third man for a couple of runs. Faf takes a quick single on the leg side, the lead is 153 runs.

  • 152

    Zaheer Khan runs in with the second new ball. Peterson hits Zaheer over mid off and to the long off boundary, a quick 50 for Peterson, 52 in 44 balls. Peterson takes a single from an inside edge. Faf pushes it to deep point for a single. Peterson pushes it through the leg side for a couple of runs. SA lead by 146 runs.

  • 151

    SA lead by 130 runs now, this pair putting on 77 runs in 14 overs, at around 5.5 per over. Excellent running between the wickets, Faf pushes it to Zaheer Khan on the square leg boundary and runs two. Another push into the leg side, Faf gets a single this time. Peterson flashes at it and gets it to the fine leg boundary, India leaking runs and Peterson moves on to 47. Peterson clips it away for a single to end the over.

  • 150

    Over number 150, a couple of runs to start the over and then Faf hits it straight down the ground for four, good shot. Then a quick drop and run to give the strike to Peterson. The floodlights are flickering on around the ground.

  • 149

    South Africa bring up their 450, and lead by 116 runs. Shami to Faf, who works it away to the fine leg boundary, good shot to start the over. A couple more, Faf pushes it behind point and they complete two runs.Two more runs, Faf pushes it into the leg side and they get two more, this lead is frustrating for Dhoni.

  • 148

    South Africa bring up their 450, and lead by 116 runs. Shami to Faf, who works it away to the fine leg boundary, good shot to start the over. A couple more, Faf pushes it behind point and they complete two runs.Two more runs, Faf pushes it into the leg side and they get two more, this lead is frustrating for Dhoni.

  • 148

    Ishant to start with the new ball from the other end. Peterson edges it to fine leg for four, just a clip off the pads and the new ball races away. Peterson mistimes it to mid on for a single. Down leg, Faf tries it glance it but misses. Faf takes a single from the last ball.

  • 147

    And finally Dhoni takes the new ball, 66 overs after it is due. Shami runs in with the new ball, Peterson punches it off the back foot for a couple of runs. A big shout for lbw, but Peterson gets four leg byes, Dhoni can't believe it was not given out. The umpire gives it not out, may be it was high but replays show it was hitting. Peterson getsa life. Peterson then drives it for four through the cover region to rub salt in the wounds. The lead is over 100 runs now. A single on the leg side to Peterson. Straighter from Shami and Faf drives him on the leg side for a single. A single to push the lead to 110 runs.

  • 146

    Jadeja continues, Peterson pushes it through the leg side for a single. Faf gets a single to long off. Peterson drives it square of the wicket for a single.

  • 145

    Faf plays four dots and then pushes it behind point for a single. Peterson edges it to third man for a single, two from the over.

  • 144

    Jadeja continues, Peterson comes down the wicket for a big shot, but misses and it hits him on the leg and rolls off to point. Peterson then drives it to long on for a single. A quick single as Jadeja misfields it slightly, Faf does well to complete the run. Two runs from the over.

  • 143

    Ishant brought back into the attack to replace Khan after just one over from him after lunch. A no ball to start the over, these are all useful runs for South Africa in this valuable lead. Peterson drives it through the covers for four, another good shot against the old ball. A wide called by the umpire as Ishant bowls it wide outside off. Another no ball and Peterson pulls it to deep midwicket for four. Expensive over from Ishant and Peterson is scoring quickly. Peterson whips it on the leg side for more runs.

  • 142

    Only 15 minutes of play were lost due to rain. Faf gets a single of runs from the first ball and then really attack Jadeja. He comes down the wicket and hits it to the long off boundary for four. Jadeja switches to over the wicket after the boundary.

  • 141

    400: Dhoni starts with the old ball, 140 overs old now. Zaheer to start after lunch. Peterson hits it through cover for three runs. Faf takes a single on the leg side. Peterson drives it again through cover and this time he gets the boundary, useful runs for SA. Another boundary, Peterson drives the full toss through mid wicket for four, intent shown from South Africa. 12 runs from the over.

  • Rain: Rain delays play - There has been a bit of rain and the pitch is under covers. The umpires are assessing the conditions, we will update you soon.

  • 140

    Jadeja continues to Faf, this could be the last over before lunch. Dhoni asks Jadeja to bowl over the wicket, he also brings a short leg in for an edge. A maiden to go to lunch, SA lead by 61 runs.

  • 139

    Zaheer continues from the other end, the first ball comes back sharply into Faf. A slip in place for Zaheer, against Faf. Faf hits it through the square leg region for a single. Peterson gets off the mark with a boundary through midwicket, turns a yorker to a full toss from Zaheer. Peterson gets it to third man for a single. Faf edges it wide of slip for a single.

  • 138

    Jadeja beats Faf's outside edge. Faf pushes it to fine leg for a single, bringing Peterson on strike to face Jadeja. Dhoni brings in another close in fielder. 21st over on the trot for Jadeja this morning, he has held up one end very well.

  • 137

    Wicket: The seam on the ball can't even be seen properly. WICKET! Steyn edges Zaheer to the keeper, Dhoni takes a good low catch. Steyn has done a good job, frustrated the bowlers and added 44 valuable runs, keeping Kallis company for his century. Robin Peterson walks out to bat. Good bowling from Zaheer, swings it into Peterson, a shout for lbw but the umpire reckons it was missing leg stump. Good over from Zaheer.

  • 136

    Lead is 50 runs, just before lunch and Jadeja continues to Steyn, who drives it down the ground for a single. Two slips for Faf, paddle sweeps it for a couple of runs, didn't hit to too well but gets useful runs. Three from the over.

  • 135

    Zaheer continues with the old ball, Faf blocks a few and then leaves one down leg. Faf plays out the maiden.

  • 134

    SA lead by 50 runs, Kallis tries to hit it to mid wicket, top edges it and Dhoni takes an easy catch, Jadeja gets his 5th wicket. India finally make a breakthrough. Faf comes out to bat. Will SA look to survive until lunch and then reassess the situation or will they look for quick runs? Or will Dhoni go for the new ball before lunch and attack? Jadeja bowls another over, another maiden.

  • 133

    Zaheer Khan comes into the attack, still with the old ball. There is a wide slip, extra cover and deep cover. Kallis takes a single to join Dravid for the third most runs scored in Tests, big achievement from both. Steyn pushes it to third man for a single. Kallis drives it to third man gets the single and becomes the third highest run scorer in tests, brilliant achievement from a brilliant all rounder.

  • 132

    Kallis takes a single to deep cover, Steyn to face Jadeja and he blocks a few. Steyn tries to drive it through midwicket, only to get a top edge on it that flies over the slips for four to third man.

  • 131

    After drinks, Ishant continues with the old ball. Steyn pushes it to mid on for a single. India have not taken the new ball, not sure what the plan is here. Ishant bowls a bouncer to Kallis, Kallis pushes it for a single to cover.

  • 130

    Jadeja continues to Steyn, blocks a few and then takes a single to square leg. Just a single from the over.

  • 129

    Steyn starts the over with a single to square leg, Kallis on strike to Ishant. Kallis edges it to third man for a couple of runs, India need a few wickets now as the lead is increasing with every over. SA lead by 39 runs.

  • 128

    A quick over from Jadeja with the new ball, a maiden.

  • 127

    SA lead by 35 runs, Ishant bowls it wide of off stump and Kallis pushes it to deep point for a single. Steyn blocks one back to the bowler and then pushes one to point for no run. Steyn pushes it to long off for no run. SA 370 for 5.

  • 126

    A single from the first ball and then a few dots from Jadeja to Steyn, taking a few balls away from Steyn. Just a single from the over.

  • 125

    Ishant Sharma comes into the attack, Kallis runs it down to third man for a single. A bouncer from Ishant to Steyn, Steyn tries to upper cut it but misses. Steyn edges it and it runs down to the third man boundary, no slips in place for India, easy runs for SA. Steyn pushes it into the leg side for a single, he moves on to 36. Kallis pushes it to deep point for a single.

  • 124

    Three dots from Kallis, blocking Jadeja watchfully. Kallis then drives it to deep cover for a single. Steyn hits it over point, just clearing the fielder for four. Steyn comes down the wicket, edges it over the slips for four, Jadeja pitches it wide as he sees Steyn charging down the wicket.

  • 123

    Steyn swings and misses, Shami starts his 4th over of this spell. Steyn drives it to deep midwicket for a single. A single to end the over.

  • 122

    Kallis drives a couple of balls to cover for no run. Jadeja has impressed with his bowling. Kallis gets a couple of runs on the leg side. The 350 comes up for South Africa, India need wickets. Just two from the over.

  • 121

    50: Steyn comes down the wicket and whacks it to the midwicket boundary, South Africa will look to accelerate now, Steyn on 22. Kallis gets another single, helps the ball towards fine leg. That brings up the 50 run partnership.

  • 120

    100: Kallis pushes it to point for no run, then almost plays it on to his stumps but gets his bat between the ball and stumps. Kallis angles it into the leg side for a single and that is his 45th test century. Steyn pushes it to midwicket for a single. Great knock from Kallis, putting South Africa in a good position in this test. He is applauded by the Indian team, and all the people around the ground.

  • 119

    Shami continues, Steyn pushes it straight down the ground for a single. Kallis pushes it to deep square leg for a single, he is on 99 now. Steyn blocks a couple of balls, they look for a single but decide against it. End of the over, SA lead by 6 runs.

  • 118

    A slower ball from Jadeja and Steyn pushes it to third man for a single. Jadeja gives a gift to Kallis outside off, Kallis puts it away for four to fine leg, on 98 now. Five from the over, SA lead by 4 runs.

  • 117

    Shami comes into the attack, Zaheer replaced with another seamer. Steyn is hit on the knee by the first ball, Shami almost going through his defenses, Steyn is in pain. The physio is taking a look at Steyn's leg. Steyn clips it to fine leg for a single, he seems to be fine now. A shout for lbw, Kallis hit on the pads but it was missing the stumps. A bouncer to follow, just trying to create some pressure. Yorker to follow, good ball in the nervous nineties, well played by Kallis.

  • 116

    Jadeja bowling to Kallis, a few dots, Kallis blocks and then there is some awkward bounce for him. Kallis flicks the ball to fine leg for a couple more runs, moves on to 93. Kallis pushes it into the leg side for a single. SA trail by 5 runs with 5 wickets in hand. Three runs, Steyn nudges it through point for three runs to end the over.

  • 115

    Steyn to face Khan, Steyn comes down the wicket and hits it over mid on for four, good shot the night watchman. Steyn edges it to third man for a single. Kallis drives it through cover for four, great shot from him, takes him to 90, dissected the field really well. A single on the leg side to end the over.

  • 114

    Jadeja to Kallis, blocks four balls and then drives it to deep cover for a single. Steyn comes down the wicket and drives it to deep mid wicket for a single. Two runs from the over, SA trail by 18 runs.

  • 113

    Kallis pushes it to deep mid wicket for a single. Steyn gets a bouncer from Zaheer, two slips are in place for Steyn. A no ball from Khan, Steyn comes down the wicket, Zaheer bounces him. A couple of dots to end the over.

  • 112

    Jadeja strays down leg and Kallis pushes a leg bye to short fine leg. Steyn to face Jadeja and Dhoni brings in a few more close in fielders.

  • 111

    Zaheer angles it across Steyn, just beating the outside edge of the bat. Steyn drives it to mid off for no run. Steyn pushes it to point for no run. Steyn pushes it to Ishant at mid off for a single, quick single from the 5th ball. Kallis retains the strike with another single.

  • 110

    Jadeja continues, bowling tight lines and lengths. Good spin in the pitch for Jadeja, beats Kallis' outside edge. A maiden from Jadeja, another quick over from him.

  • 109

    Zaheer continues, Kallis drives it through mid wicket for a single. Steyn drives it to mid off for no run. Khan bowling over the wicket to Steyn, with a couple of wickets. The last ball is from around the wicket. Just one from the over.

  • 108

    Jadeja continues with the old ball, the new ball has not been taken. Steyn comes down the ground and hits it to the long off boundary, good shot from Steyn. SA trail by 26 runs.

  • 107

    A shout for lbw, a leg bye brings up South Africa's 300. Kallis on strike. Kallis pushes it to the fine leg boundary, Kallis moves to 82, Khan goes down leg side. End of the over, SA 304 for 5.

  • 106

    Jadeja starts from the other end a slip and a silly mid off in place for him. A maiden from Jadeja.

  • 105

    Steyn plays out the last ball of Rohit's over.

  • Greetings - Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary on day four of the second and final Test between South Africa and India at Kingsmead in Durban.

  • Rain: Over 104.5 - SA 299/5 (Kallis 78, Steyn 0) - SA trail by 36 runs, Rohit continues to bowl in fading light. Kallis takes a single to long off, SA on 299 for 5. The wind has picked up around the ground. It has begun to drizzle now and the umpire stop play because of rain. Rain has stopped play on day three, SA on 299 for 5 with one ball to go in the Rohit Sharma over.

  • 105

    Rain: SA trail by 36 runs, Rohit continues to bowl in fading light. Kallis takes a single to long off, SA on 299 for 5. The wind has picked up around the ground. It has begun to drizzle now and the umpire stop play because of rain

  • 104

    Wicket: WICKET! Duminy caught in front of the stumps, Jadeja gets the wicket and India have a breakthrough. Steyn is the new man in, Smith surprising by not sending Faf in to bat.

  • 103

    SA trail by 39 runs. Rohit starts his 9th over, he has gone for 18 runs so far. Duminy plays it watchfully, then he sweeps it down the leg side for a couple of runs. SA 297 for 4 after 103 overs.

  • 102

    Three dots and then Duminy pushes it to cover for a single. Just a single from the over, 14 runs from the last 10 overs.

  • 101

    Rohit comes into the attack, the light is failing and Dhoni is operating with two spinners. Kallis pushes it to fine leg for a single. Duminy hits it to deep point for a single, the partnership is now 54 runs. Two runs from the over.

  • 100

    The light meter reads 8.7 they went off on day one when it read 9.3. Jadeja finishes another over, just a single from it.

  • 99

    Duminy inside edges it, Dhoni gets a hand to it but can't stop it cleanly, they run two in the end. Duminy pulls it to fine leg, it was in the air for a while but falls short of the fielder, well directed bouncer from Ishant. The 50 run partnership comes up. Kallis pushes a poor ball from Ishant to deep square leg for a single. Kallis chats to the umpire about the light. End of the over, four runs from it.

  • 98

    The new ball has been available for 18 overs now, Dhoni will take it soon. The old ball is not doing much and this partnership is worth 47 runs now. Jadeja comes back into the attack. Kallis pushes it to Dhawan at silly point who can't grab a difficult chance. A bit of spin for Jadeja. A maiden from Jadeja, SA trail by 47 runs.

  • 97

    A couple of dots and then Kallis angles it to fine leg for a single. Just a single from the over.

  • 96

    Kallis drives it to long on for a single, Rohit Sharma continues into his 7th over. Two more singles, this pair doing it with ease. Three runs from the over.

  • 95

    Ishant Sharma working on the outside off stump channel. It is getting cloudy around Kingsmead and the flood lights are on. A maiden from Ishant, Dhoni will be thinking of taking the new ball soon.

  • 94

    Rohit chips in with another maiden, SA trail by 51 runs.

  • 93

    Ishant bowls a short ball and Duminy pulls it away for a single to deep square leg. A few dot balls and then Kallis puts it through mid wicket for a single. Two runs from the over.

  • 92

    Rohit comes back into the attack, India still not taking the new ball. Kallis pushes it to fine leg for a couple of runs. Kallis reaches 70.

  • 91

    Ishant Sharma comes back into the attack, a couple good balls from Ishant and then Duminy drives it through the leg side for four. SA 279 for 4 after 91 overs.

  • 90

    Jadeja starts after tea, Kallis drives it through the covers for three runs. Duminy takes a single and then Kallis hits it through the covers for four again, Jadeja offers him width and Kallis accepts it. Two slips and a silly point for Kallis. Good over for SA, 8 runs from the over.

  • 89

    Rohit continues to Kallis, India would like a wicket before tea. Kallis pushes it to deep mid wicket for a single. Just a single from the over, SA 267 for 4 at tea on day three.

  • 88

    Jadeja continues, this could be the last over before tea. Just a single from the over, India bowling well.

  • 87

    Kallis facing Rohit Sharma now, Kallis takes a single to square leg. Duminy on strike and he blocks a couple of balls, Rohit spinning it away from him.

  • 86

    Jadeja continues to Kallis, he has settled into a good rhythm, Dhoni not taking the new ball. Kallis drives it to long off for a single. Duminy comes down the wicket but he is unable to find the gap on the off side. Good bowling from Jadeja. Jadeja offers width and Duminy square drives it for four to end the over.

  • 85

    Rohit Sharma comes back into the attack, around the wicket to Kallis. Good bowling from Rohit so far, angling the ball across Kallis and then bringing it in after pitching. Kallis runs it around the corner to Rahane at deep square leg for a single. Just a single from the over.

  • 84

    Jadeja operating with two slips and a silly point, good bowling from him so far. Kallis takes a single down to long off, SA trail by 80 runs. Duminy drives it through the cover for four, good shot to end the over, a release of pressure.

  • 83

    The new ball has been available for a couple of overs now, but India have not taken it. Another maiden from India, Shami finishes a good over.

  • 82

    Jadeja continues with two slips and a silly point. Good control in his bowling. He finishes another maiden to Kallis.

  • 81

    Shami starts the over with leg bye and then Kallis pushes it to fine leg for a single.

  • 80

    Two slips and a short mid off and then Dhoni adds a silly point. Good ball from Jadeja, almost goes through Kallis. Another maiden from India.

  • 79

    Shami starts a new spell, from the Umgeni end. Good start to the spell, a maiden in the end.

  • 78

    Duminy takes a single from the first ball to bring Kallis on strike. Jadeja is bowling well, angling the ball into Kallis and then taking a few away from him after pitching.

  • 77

    Ishant starts another over, good few balls to Kallis, making him play and block each ball. A maiden from Ishant.

  • 76

    50: Kallis hits it through the covers for four, he gets to his 50, good shot to bring up the milestone. Jadeja beats him with a off spinner. Kallis pushes it on the leg side for a couple of runs, SA brings up 250.

  • 75

    Ishant bounces it and Kallis rides the bounce to pick up a single to third man, Kallis is on 49. Ishant drifts on the pads of Duminy, leg glances it for four to fine leg, poor ball from Ishant. SA trail by 89 runs.

  • 74

    Wicket: Jadeja continues, a couple of dots and the AB reverse sweeps it to the third man boundary, good execution. Jadeja spins it away slightly from AB who edges it and it gets Dhoni on the gloves before flying to Kohli at first slip. WICKET! Jadeja strikes again, against the run of play.

  • 73

    Ishant continues after drinks, Kallis leaves a couple and then blocks the rest of the over for no run, a maiden in the end. India looking for wickets, Kallis nearing a 50.

  • 72

    SA trail by 99 runs now, Jadeja continues. Five dot balls and then Kallis gets a single from the last ball. It is drinks between lunch and tea.

  • 71

    Four, Kallis drives it through cover for four. Kallis follows it up with a single. Four more to end the over, Ishant bowls it leg side and AB flicks it to fine leg.

  • 70

    AB takes a single to start the over, drives it to long off. Kallis takes another single to long off, just two from the over.

  • 69

    A chance of a run out, Kallis runs and AB has to go to the non-striker's end, suicide single but Zaheer does not hit the stumps. SA 224 for 3.

  • 68

    Jadeja comes into the attack, AB dances down the wicket and hits it to long off for a single. Kallis plays the rest of the over out, just a single from the over.

  • 67

    Zaheer bowls it short and it goes over Kallis' head and is called a wide. Just one from the wide in the over, SA 222 for 3, trail by 112 runs.

  • 68

    A chance of a run out, Kallis runs and AB has to go to the non-striker's end, suicide single but Zaheer does not hit the stumps. SA 224 for 3.

  • 67

    Jadeja comes into the attack, AB dances down the wicket and hits it to long off for a single. Kallis plays the rest of the over out, just a single from the over.

  • 66

    Zaheer bowls it short and it goes over Kallis' head and is called a wide. Just one from the wide in the over, SA 222 for 3, trail by 112 runs.

  • 66

    Ishant comes into the attack, bangs it in short and AB pulls it away for four to the fine leg boundary. AB hits it behind point and calls for two, makes it easily in the end. AB knocks it to deep square leg for a couple more runs.

  • 65

    AB takes a single from the first ball, this partnership is now worth 100 runs. Just a single from the over, SA 213 for 3.

  • 64

    A single to AB, he drives it through midwicket, it was a fast inswinger from Shami. A bouncer from Shami, Kallis ducks under it. Just a single from the over, this partnership is 99 runs,

  • 63

    Khan to Kallis and he starts off with a boundary, punches it through the covers for a classy four. Another boundary, two in a row, Kallis puts it away through the covers once again for four. Another good over for SA, Dhoni will bring Jadeja into the attack soon.

  • 62

    50: AB drives the beautifully through the cover region for four. Shami bowls it on his pads and AB pushes it to fine leg for a couple of runs to get to his 50. AB gets four more, this time through the leg side, bringing South Africa's 200 up. Ten runs from the over.

  • 61

    AB drives the ball to extra cover for a single, good shot for a single. Just a single from the over, India searching for another wicket to break this partnership.

  • 60

    Shami moves the ball away from Kallis who edges it past the slips to the third man boundary. He follows it up with a single through a cover drive. AB takes another single to bring Kallis back on strike. Eight runs from the over, SA 192 for 3.

  • 59

    Zaheer returns to the attack after lunch, good over from him. A single from AB and then Kallis takes one run from the last ball.

  • 58

    Shami starts for India with the ball after lunch. The conditions are slightly overcast with patches of blue sky. AB whips it away to square leg for a single. A single from the over after lunch.

  • 57

    Good over from Zaheer, keeping it outside the off stump, Kallis plays it watchfully, a maiden in the end.

  • 56

    Driven down the ground by Kallis and Rohit and Shikhar bump into each other, no run in the end. Ishant stops the ball before the boundary ropes, Kallis pulls it away to deep square leg for a single. Just a single from the over.

  • 55

    10 minutes to go for lunch, Jadeja replaced with Zaheer Khan, Dhoni looking for a wicket before lunch. Kallis takes a single to give AB the strike, SA 180 for three after 55 overs.

  • 54

    Shami comes back for a short spell before lunch. There is reverse swing on offer for him. Good over from Shami so far, making AB play and bowling to his field. AB drives the last ball for four through mid wicket.

  • 53

    A single and then a shout for lbw, and Kallis blocks the over out, just a single from it.

  • 52

    AB flicks the first ball to fine leg for four. AB then pushes the swinging ball to square leg for a single. Five from the over, SA 174 for 3.

  • 51

    Good partnership developing for SA, Jadeja bowling well for India. Just a single from the over.

  • 50

    Ishant changes ends, Kallis gets on top of it and hits it through point for four, the 50 partnership between AB and Kallis comes up. Kallis pushes it to point for a quick single. AB inside edges it to the fine leg boundary for a single. Six runs from the over.

  • 49

    Jadeja changes ends, AB comes down the wicket and pushes it through the off side for a single. Kallis drives it through the off side for a single. Two runs from the over.

  • 48

    Rohit Sharma comes into the attack,he strays on the leg side and Kallis sweeps it to the fine leg boundary for four. A couple of singles and then Kallis pushes it to deep mid wicket for another single. Good over for SA.

  • 47

    Ishant comes back to replace Zaheer after drinks. AB blocks the over out, good field placings from Dhoni to AB. A maiden from Ishant.

  • 46

    Jadeja continues after drinks, he is bowling his overs very quickly. The direction of the wind and the ground is getting overcast. A maiden from Jadeja.

  • 45

    AB takes a single and then Kallis takes a single on the leg side, AB pushes it to deep point for a couple of runs, AB then drives it straight down the ground for four and it is time for drinks. SA are 152 for 3 after 45 overs.

  • 44

    Kallis makes room for himself, goes inside out and hits it through long off for four, good shot from him. Another boundary, one bounce four to long on, attacking Jadeja with nine runs from that over.

  • 43

    Zaheer continues, AB takes a single to mid on. Kallis pushes it to point for a single. Just a couple of runs from the over, South Africa's overall run rate is around 3.1 runs per over.

  • 42

    Jadeja continues, another good over from him, just a single from it. SA 132 for 3, looking to rebuild their innings.

  • 41

    Zaheer continues, AB gets two leg byes, down leg and Dhoni makes half a stop. Last ball of the over, AB pushes it through mid wicket for a single.

  • 40

    A leg bye to start, and then AB pushes it through the cover region for a couple of runs. AB takes a single down the ground.

  • 39

    Zaheer Khan replaces Shami, the ball is reverse swinging so this will be another interesting session of play. Kallis blocks a few balls, he is still not off the mark. Kallis pushes it into the off side for a single, his first runs of this test.

  • 38

    AB comes down the wicket, hits it to Jadeja and then Jadeja throws it back to Dhoni. AB comes down the wicket again, connects it well this time, straight down the ground for four. Just the boundary from the over.

  • 37

    AB blocks the first ball and then pushes the next one to mid off for no run. AB tries to get a single, but the square leg fielder does well to stop it. A bit of reverse swing for Shami, angling it into Kallis, Dhoni takes it down the leg side. A single from the over.

  • 36

    Good over from Jadeja, he gets through his overs quickly and Kallis blocks six balls. A maiden in the end, Jadeja gives Dhoni some much needed control.

  • 35

    A couple of runs to AB, India back into this game with a couple of wickets. The strategy of drying up the runs and building pressure has worked. A couple of runs to end the over, AB drives it through mid wicket.

  • 34

    Wicket: Kallis walks out to bat and the Indian side gives him a guard of honour, well deserved respect from the opposition. Jadeja strikes, Petersen edges it to first slip, WICKET! India get two in two balls. A single and the wicket from he over.

  • 33

    Wicket: A single from the first ball, Shami looking for reverse swing. Amla pushes it to square leg for a single, it was hit in the air but just wide of Rohit. Petersen pushes it to mid off for a single. WICKET! Amla bowled again, Shami makes one come back into the batsman and Amla loses his off stump. Amla gone for 3, Kallis will be the new batsman.

  • 32

    A single to Petersen, Jadeja clipped to midwicket for a single. Amla moves across his crease and a big shout for lbw but that was hitting him outside the line of the stumps.

  • 31

    SA trail by 227 runs, Amla to face Shami, a few dots and then Amla pushes it to mid on for a single. Petersen angles it into the leg side for a single to end the over, India slowly controlling the run rate.

  • 30

    Jadeja is controlling his lengths very well, a quick maiden from him.

  • 29

    Shami comes into the attack to replace Ishant. A single to Petersen who pulls it away to deep square leg. Amla gets off the mark with a single, and then Petersen edges it past first slip for a single to third man. Good over to start the day for Shami.

  • 28

    Wicket: Smith comes down the wicket and top edge it to square leg, Dhawan runs back and takes a good catch. WICKET! India get the important wicket of Smith, Amla walks out to bat. A wicket and a single from the over.

  • 27

    Smith pushes it to fine leg for a single. A couple of singles from the over, India looking for their first wicket.

  • 26

    100: A single from the first ball, Petersen drives it to mid wicket. A few dots as Smith drives it to mid wicket for no run and then a single to end the over and bring up the 100 partnership.

  • 25

    Ishant to Smith now, India unlucky with a decision in the last over. A maiden from Ishant to Smith, some pressure being created.

  • 24

    Four dots to start the over and Dhoni then appeals for a stumping. This is close, third umpire will have to take his time, the line belongs to the umpire and Petersen foot is very close to the line. Umpire gives it not out, it was really close, the benefit of doubt goes to the batsman.

  • 23

    Four dot balls to start the over, Petersen blocks a few to the leg side. Ishant is hiding the ball as he runs in to bowl, hint of reverse sweep. A single and then Smith hits it through the covers for four, good shot to end the over.

  • 22

    50: Spin straightaway from India, Jadeja starts to Petersen who pushes it into the leg side for four, good attacking cricket from Petersen to get to his 50. A couple of dots and then Petersen hits it to mid off for a single. SA 93 for no loss after 22 overs.

  • 21

    Four to start the day, Smith hits it through the covers for four. A quick drop and a run from Smith to rotate strike. A single to end the over, quick running from Smith, SA 88 for no loss.

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  • 20

    Final over of the day, Jadeja will bowl it, Petersen pushes it through to the fine leg boundary for four. It was shorter in length and Petersen capitalizes. Petersen drives it through midwicket for a single. SA end on 82 for no loss after 20 overs.

  • 19

    Zaheer Khan brought into the attack. Petersen picks up a couple to deep square leg. More leg side bowling and Petersen gets a single to fine leg. A single and South Africa are in a good position at 77 for no loss after 19 overs.

  • 18

    Jadeja continues, Smith pushes it to square leg for a single and then Petersen gets a four to fine leg, good leg glance that carried to the boundary. Good over for SA, 73 for no loss after 18 overs.

  • 17

    A couple of singles to start the over, first ball Petersen pushes it through cover and then Smith flicks the ball to square leg. Petersen pushes it to point, just short of Jadeja. A wide one from Ishant and Petersen hits it for four to deep point, good shot, releases the pressure. SA 67 for no loss.

  • 16

    Smith tries to hit Jadeja down the ground but manages to push it to fine leg for a single. Petersen pushes it to fine leg for a couple of runs. A bit of spin for Jadeja, beats the outside edge of Petersen's bat. Petersen pushes it around the corner for a single to keep strike.

  • 15

    Ishant Sharma continues, play will end at 6:30pm local time today. Smith pushes it to fine leg for a single, the fielder does well to keep it to one. Petersen hits it to cover for a single. Smith hit on the pads but runs a leg bye to end the over, SA 57 for no loss.

  • 14

    A surprise from the umpires, there will be 30 more minutes of play, Petersen comes down the wicket and hits it down the ground for a four. Good over from Jadeja, SA 54 for no loss.

  • 13

    The last over of the day, Petersen gets a single on the leg side to get off strike. Ishant to Smith who top edges it to the third man boundary, he was looking to hit it square of the wicket. Smith pushes it to leg gully for no run, there is a leg side trap for him but he will batting well to avoid it. Smith gets a leading edge on the off side for two, brings up the 50 for South Africa.

  • 12

    Jadeja comes into the attack, this could be the last over of the day. Smith drives it to midwicket for no run, Smith wastes time, calls for drinks to make sure this is the last over of the day. A big shout for lbw but it hit Smith outside the off stump. Smith looks for the single but does not get it, a maiden to start from Jadeja.

  • 11

    Ishant bowls it fuller to Smith, who pushes it to mid on for no run. Smith drives it through the leg side, to deep square leg for a couple of runs.

  • 10

    Shami starts his 5th over, a short ball to start and then a length ball. Dhoni has a leg side field for Smith, three close in catchers and a deep square leg. Smith pushes it to fine leg for a single. Petersen pulls it for a single to deep mid wicket. Smith pushes it to deep square leg for a single to end the over.

  • 9

    Petersen tries to drive it but does not make contact, a few fielding changes from Dhoni. Short leg and leg gully in place for Petersen, good bowling from Ishant. Good over from Ishant, India 37 for no loss after 9 overs.

  • 8

    A shout for lbw, but again the umpire is not interested. Replay shows it was hitting Petersen outside leg. Petersen pulls it away for a single to deep square leg. End of the over, SA 37 for no loss after 8 overs.

  • 7

    Ishant Sharma will replace Zaheer Khan, a shout for lbw against Smith, but it was hitting Smith too high. Good ball from Ishant, goes through Smith beating the inside edge of the bat. Another good ball from Ishant. Three close in fielders for Smith on the leg side, there seems to be a plan in place for him. Good over from Ishant.

  • 6

    South Africa trail by exactly 300 runs. Shami starts his 3rd over. Petersen takes a single to square leg. Smith pulls it away but there is a fielder there, good shot from Smith for no run. Smith pushes it just behind square for a single. Two singles from the over.

  • 5

    Khan continues to Petersen, a couple of balls outside off. The floodlights have come on, slightly dark around the ground now. Petersen finds the outside edge and through the slips for four to third man, there is no fielder there. Petersen pushes the last ball through the off side for a single.

  • 4

    Smith drives it down the ground for four, great shot again from the captain. Smith pushes it into the leg side for no run. Smith edges it with soft hands through the slips for four, not a great shot, but some useful runs.

  • 3

    Zaheer bowls it outside leg and Petersen gets another single. India wasting the new ball in the early overs. A drive down the ground fetches a single for Smith, Petersen on strike again. Good drive to short mid off and the fielder makes a good stop, good cricket all around.

  • 2

    Shami drifts it down leg and Petersen hits it through deep square leg. Another boundary, Petersen hits it through the same region, deep square leg boundary peppered. Petersen drives through the leg side for a single.

  • 1

    Smith pushes it through mid off and it reaches the boundary, the fielder was chasing but did not get there. Smith angles it into the leg side for a single to deep mid wicket. Zaheer Khan to bowl to Petersen now, a single on the leg side, he gets off the mark. Smith hits it through mid wicket for four, good shot to end the over.

  • Over 111.3 - Ind 334/10 (Rahane 51) - Morkel into the attack to bowl to Shami, he pushes it to point for no run. WICKET! Shami edges it to Smith at first slip and he takes the catch and runs off the field to put his pads on and bat. Steyn and Morkel the strike bowlers for South Africa today.

  • 111

    Rahane to face Steyn, Rahane pushes it to third man but does not take the single. A good yorker from Steyn, Rahane hit on the pads but the impact was outside leg, that saved him there. An attempted yorker that becomes a full toss and Rahane pushes it to mid on for no run. Shami will be on strike for the next over, a maiden from Steyn.

  • 110

    50: Rahane is on 49, he pushes it to long off for a single to get to his 50. He has played well, taken a few short balls on his helmet and shoulder from Steyn, survived and fought for his 50, his first in tests. Width from Duminy and Shami cuts it to deep point for a single. Rahane sweeps it for a single to deep fine leg.

  • 109

    Wicket: WICKET! AB takes a great catch behind the wickets, Zaheer goes hard at the ball and Steyn gets his 5th wicket. Zaheer goes for a duck. Ishant comes in to bat. Ishant tries to glance it but it hits his pad and goes for four to fine leg. Ishant drives the next ball square of the wicket for four. WICKET! Ishant edges one to the keeper, AB takes an easy catch. Shami walks out to bat, the last man.

  • 108

    Wicket: Rahane sweeps it to Steyn on the fine leg boundary for a single. Rahane moves on to 48 which is his highest score in tests, he got 47 at the Wanderers. WICKET! Kallis gets his 200th catch, Jadeja edges it to first slip, he is out for a duck and Duminy gets his first wicket of the innings. Dhoni's wicket created the opening and South Africa pinch another one.

  • 107

    Wicket: Steyn continues, Dhoni edges one that is outside off, Smith takes a good catch and Steyn strikes again. WICKET! South Africa get their 6th wicket. There was no need for that shot, Smith holds on to a good catch at first slip. Jadeja comes in bat, he needs a decent score to be considered as an all-rounder. A shout for lbw from the last ball, Jadeja survives.

  • 106

    Duminy starts his second over, Rahane pushes it to mid off who is slightly deep, they get a quick run. Dhoni gets a single, a half-hearted sweep shot for a couple to fine leg. Dhoni sweeps again, better than last time, gets a single. Four runs from the over.

  • 105

    Steyn continues, Dhoni pushes it to mid on for a single. The 50 partnership between these two comes up. Rahane pulls it in front of square leg for a single. Two runs from the over.

  • 104

    Duminy brought into the attack to replace Peterson, a double bowling change from Smith. The first ball is wide of off and Rahane cuts it to deep point for a single. Dhoni pushes it to midwicket and runs a quick single. India 314 for 5.

  • 103

    Steyn comes back into the attack to replace Morkel. Rahane pushes it through the leg side for a single, good shot, he covered the line of the ball very well. Dhoni pushes it through the off side and runs two, good running between the wickets. Dhoni pushes it into the leg side and runs two more to end the over.

  • 102

    300: Peterson goes for four again from the first ball from the over. Rahane drives it past point for four. Rahane drives behind gully for another boundary to third man, many runs in that region for India in the last few overs. Rahane pushes it to deep point for a single. Nine runs from the over. India bring up their 300.

  • 101

    Morkel continues, a short ball to Dhoni who shoulders arms, gets hit on the thigh pad. Morkel bowls another short one, called a wide for height. Dhoni cuts and cuts hard behind point for four to third man. Another short ball and Dhoni cuts it again for four, Steyn will bowl soon.

  • 100

    Over number 100, Dhoni gets a single down the ground and then Rahane pushes it to deep point for a single. Dhoni pulls it to midwicket but Petersen goes well to stop the single. India 288 for 5.

  • 99

    Rahane hits it back to Dhoni who gets a bat on it and deflects it for a couple of runs, should have only run one there. A bit wide and short from Morkel, Rahane hits it over the slips for four to third man.

  • 98

    Peterson starts his second over after tea, Smith not giving the ball to Steyn. Dhoni comes down the wicket and hits it to deep midwicket for four. Dhoni comes down the pitch again and hits it back to the bowler, almost a catch for Peterson. Good over from Peterson after the boundary.

  • 97

    Morkel continues from the other end, Dhoni pushes it through the cover for a single. Good over from Morkel, India 276 for 5.

  • 96

    Peterson starts after tea, Rahane puts the gift of a full toss away for four, pushes it through mid wicket for a boundary. Good comeback to bowl five dots to end the over.

  • 95

    Good bowling from Morkel, he has solved his no ball problem and is not more consistent and attacking. A single from the last ball and that will be tea. India 271 for 5 at tea on day two.

  • 94

    Peterson to bowl the last over before tea, Rahane pulls the half volley for four to deep square leg. Rahane outside edges it past slip for a single. It was a quick over, so we will have one more before tea.

  • 93

    Wicket: Kohli tries to pull it on to the leg side but does not connect it. There are two fielders waiting for a leading edge from that shot. WICKET! Kohli edges one down leg and AB does the rest, Kohli caught behind for 46. Great over from Morkel.

  • 92

    Peterson back into the attack, Kohli hits it to extra cover for no run. Kohli pushes it through the cover for a single, good shot from him. Rahane drives the ball to deep cover for another single, that ball kept low. Kohli works Peterson through square leg for a single. Good ball to end the over.

  • 91

    Kohli takes a single through point, Morkel starts his second over with the new ball. Just a single from the over, India 262 for 4.

  • 90

    Philander continues from the other end, the wrong line from Philander and Kohli pushes it through the midwicket region for four, good shot and some patient cricket. A quick single to follow, pushed into the leg side. India 261 for 4 after 90 overs.

  • 89

    Morkel comes back into the attack, with the second new ball. A length ball that keeps low from Morkel, Kohli pushes at it but misses. Kohli clips it to deep fine leg for a single to end the over.

  • 88

    Philander continues, Rahane pushes it into the leg side for a couple of runs. Just the two runs from the over, Rahane plays it out.

  • 87

    50: Kohli shuffles across his crease, pushes the ball into the leg side for a single. A short leg, leg gully and two fielders in the deep for Rahane, but Steyn bowls it outside off and Rahane takes a single to mid off. Steyn bowls it way over the top, the umpire calls it a wide and AB does well to collect it behind the stumps. The 50 run partnership comes up for India. Steyn bowls it short, Kohli pulls it away for four through mid wicket. Good attacking cricket from both Steyn and Kohli. India bring up their 250 in that over and are 253 for 4.

  • 86

    After drinks, Philander continues. A quick single, good single from Kohli and Rahane. A single from the over as India look to rebuild.

  • 85

    Steyn continues his work with the new ball, he is into his third over of this spell. Rahane drills the over-pitched ball from Steyn straight past the bowler for four, good shot from the front foot. Steyn responds with a short ball that hits Rahane on the helmet again. Last ball of the over, Steyn pitches it on good length, Rahane blocks, the fight continues.

  • 84

    Kohli clips it away to square leg for a single, good calling and running between the wickets. A single from the over, India 240 for 4.

  • 83

    Kohli pulls it to deep square leg for a single, Rahane on strike to Steyn. Rahane pulls it to the deep square leg boundary, there was a short leg in place but Rahane controls this very well. Five runs from the over, India 239 for 4.

  • 82

    Philander starts with the new ball, short ball to start and hammered to the deep point boundary for four by Kohli. Kohli hits it straight down the ground, past the non-striker for three runs, the outfield is slow as Amla gives chase. India 234 for 4.

  • 81

    The new ball has been taken as expected and Steyn will charge in to bowl with it. A leading edge from Kohli almost goes to the boundary, the outfield slows it down and they run three, Rahane on strike to the new ball. Steyn bowls it short and Rahane is hit on the helmet. End of the over from Steyn, Rahane will get his helmet checked.

  • 80

    Peterson continues, the new ball will be available after this over. Kohli pushes the first ball on the leg side for a single. Rahane plays out the rest of the over, India will face the new ball soon.

  • 79

    Kohli gets across the stumps and takes a single on the leg side. Rahane edges it to the third man boundary through the slips, four runs. Five runs from the over, India 223 for 4 after 79 overs.

  • 78

    Kohli blocks the over and gets a single from the last ball to keep strike.

  • 77

    Kohli pushes it through long off for four, good straight drive against Kallis. Kohli pushes the ball into the leg side for a single. India 217 for 4 after 77 overs.

  • 76

    Kohli pushes it into the off side for a single. Rahane blocks a couple of balls, AB cheering Peterson up behind the stumps.

  • 75

    A maiden from Philander and Rahane bats it out.

  • 74

    Peterson brought into the attack, a slip in place for the spinner. Rahane drives it through the covers for a single, Kohli on strike now. a couple of forward pushes from Kohli, he blocks out the rest of the over.

  • 73

    After the drinks break, Philander comes into the attack with the ball. Steyn is rested for the new ball which is only 8 overs away. A maiden from Philander.

  • 72

    Kallis continues, Rahan leaves a few outside off. India were looking in control last night, Steyn has struck for South Africa this morning. Rahane gets one on leg stump and angles it into the leg side for a single leg bye. Kohli pulls a short ball from Kallis for a single, Rahane back on strike for the last ball. A dot to end the over.

  • 71

    Steyn is on a hat trick, Kohli clips it cleanly to the deep square leg boundary, slightly too straight from Steyn. Steyn misses the hat trick but he has brought the Proteas back into this test. Kohli pushes it through point and gully for a couple of runs. A shout for lbw against Kohli, but the umpire gives it not out, replays show it was a good decision.

  • 70

    200: South Africa have bounced back into the test, Kohli blocks and leaves it and then Kohli pulls it away to deep square leg for a single. Just a single from the over.

  • 69

    Wicket: Steyn continues after a wicket in the last over, and then a Vijay drops his hands to the short ball and lets him hit it on his arm. WICKET! Vijay tries to glance it to fine leg only to get an edge, AB takes a good diving catch down leg. WICKET! Steyn strikes again and Rohit leaves it and it swings back on to his stumps.

  • 68

    Vijay on strike against Morkel now, leaves the first ball. Vijay pushes it down to fine leg for a single, the ball was angling down leg and he nudges it. Just one from the over.

  • 67

    Wicket: Steyn starts the over with a brilliant ball, just angling down leg in the end. WICKET! Pujara edges it and AB takes an easy catch, Steyn gets the wicket for South Africa, Pujara goes for 70. India 198 for 2. Kohli comes out to bat.

  • 66

    Vijay leaves a couple of runs and then drives it solidly to mid off for no run. A short ball from Morkel, Vijay sways out of the way of the ball, good ball and well played. Another maiden from Morkel.

  • 65

    Pujara clips it on the leg side for a couple of runs to deep fine leg, brings up the 150 run partnership between these two. Pujara edges it through first and third slip for four, Vijay edged it in the same region two overs ago. Two proper slips after that shot, Steyn bowling around 146kph now. Pujara pushes it through point for a couple of runs, the outfield slows it down.

  • 64

    Morkel continues, Vijay leaves a few balls alone, he is batting as patiently as he did yesterday. A maiden from Morkel.

  • 63

    Steyn to start after the early lunch break. Vijay edges it through the slips for four to third man, Petersen at third slip did not have a chance, and there was no second slip. Steyn is building up his pace with every ball, a bit of rest has helped the bowlers. A big of reverse swing for Steyn. The straighter one from Steyn and a single from the last ball.

  • 62

    The skies have cleared up and the players are ready to go. South Africa will look for wickets and Vijay and Pujara will look to continue from yesterday. Morkel starts the first over, 19 overs to go for the second new ball. The outfield has slowed down because of the rain, but Pujara drives it through the covers and the ball teases Peterson to the boundary for four. India 185 for 1.

  • Rain update - The rain as relented, the lunch break is over and the umpires will inspect the pitch soon. Positive news from Durban with a few blue patches of sky.

  • Early Lunch - Persistent rain has kept the ground staff busy and has delayed the start of the play on day two. Lunch will be taken 30 minutes early, at 11:30am, so the first session has been lost to rain. Yesterday almost the whole of the last session was lost to bad light, so we have lost two sessions after playing for two sessions so far.

  • News - It started drizzling again in Durban, but it has stopped now. The covers are slowly coming off, but it is dark out there so the umpires will have to take a look at their light meters. Still no official news on the start of play.

  • Delayed start - It was supposed to be an earlier start today to make up for lost time on day one, but rain has delayed the start on day two. The rain has stopped and the covers are coming off.

  • Greetings - Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary on day two of the second and final Test between South Africa and India at Kingsmead in Durban.

  • Bad Light: Bad light - The umpires have another chat and they are coming off. The light meters come out and the umpires record the light. Match delayed due to bad light

  • 61

    Steyn continues, Vijay calls for a run and then sends Pujara back, both safe in the end. A maiden from Steyn in the end.

  • 60

    Morkel comes into the attack, Smith turning to his faster bowlers playing mind games in the fading light. Crucial time of play for India, they will look to stay out there and not lose a wicket now. Umpires chatting about the light regularly. Vijay pokes at a couple outside off but does not get the edge on it. Vijay pushes the last ball for a single to square leg.

  • 59

    Smith continues with Steyn in the fading light, umpires had a chat between overs. A short leg in place and a square leg as Steyn bowls short. A maiden in the end.

  • 58

    Pujara happy to push it into the leg side for a single to give the strike to Vijay. Umpires discussing the light between overs. India 180 for 1 after 58 overs.

  • 57

    A maiden from Steyn, India 179 for 1.

  • 56

    Peterson starts another over and Vijay comes down the wicket and hits it for four to long on, he made it into a full toss. Vijay comes down the wicket again and plays the chip shot over mid wicket for another boundary. Vijay plays it on the off side for a single.

  • 55

    Steyn starts after tea, Pujara flicks it to deep square leg for a single. Vijay flicks it off his pads for a single to fine leg. India 170 for 1 after 55 overs.

  • 54

    Pujara pushes it to deep point for a single. Vijay drives it through the covers for four, dissecting the field perfectly. Five runs from the over.

  • 53

    Steyn continues, Smith looking for a wicket, Steyn is getting good reverse swing on the ball. Steyn is hiding the ball as he runs in to bowl, Pujara and Vijay doing well to cover the line of the ball. Pujara pushes it to square leg for a single. A couple of runs to end the over, India 163 for 1 as the go to tea.

  • 52

    Fifty for Pujara, driven through cover for four, good shot and a good knock from him. A single to rotate strike. Five runs from the over, India 160 for 1.

  • 51

    Steyn comes back into the attack, JP is padded up and under the helmet, 10 minutes to go for tea. Good ball from Steyn, beating the outside edge of Vijay's bat. Good maiden from Steyn, a maiden at Vijay.

  • 50

    Over number 50, quick over from Peterson, a maiden in the end.

  • 49

    Floodlights are coming on, a bit overcast around the ground. Philander will continue, a couple of blocks from Pujara and then he takes a single to deep square leg. Just a single from the over.

  • 48

    A shout for lbw from Peterson against Vijay, the umpire not interested, it looked really close. Good over from Peterson, a maiden in the end.

  • 47

    Philander continues, Vijay blocks a couple and then flicks one through the leg side for a single. India 154 for 1.

  • 46

    A single, a quick single for Vijay, good throw from Duminy but AB does not collect it cleanly. Pujara comes down the wicket and then pushes it through the leg side for four, good use of the feet against the spinner. Five from the over, India 153 for 1.

  • 45

    Vijay punches it to mid off for a single, Philander to Pujara now. Just a single from the over, India 148 for 1.

  • 44

    Peterson is pushes square of the wicket on the off side for a couple of runs. Just the two runs from the over, India 147 for 1.

  • 43

    Philander comes into the attack to replace Morkel. Overpitched by Philander and Vijay puts it away for four through the gap between mid off and cover, the 100 partnership comes up for India. Another four, width on offer from Philander again and Vijay hits it on the up for four through point and cover. India 145 for 1.

  • 42

    Peterson into the attack now, Vijay blocks a couple then comes down the wicket and hits it to long off for a single. Just a single from the over.

  • 41

    Another maiden after drinks, Morkel finishes his 11th over. India 136 for 1.

  • 40

    After drinks, Kallis starts his 7th over of the innings. He starts off with a maiden.

  • 39

    A good short ball from Morkel, almost hits Pujara on the helmet. A hint of reverse swing for Morkel, Pujara covering the line of the ball and blocks. Last ball of the over and Pujara hits it through mid wicket for four.

  • 38

    Pujara pushes the first ball for a couple of runs on the leg side, then Pujara pushes it to midwicket for a single. Kallis bowls a short ball and Vijay ducks away, another short ball to follow this one is down leg. Good over from Kallis.

  • 37

    Morkel pushes it straighter, angling into the leg side, Vijay pushes it through square leg for a couple of runs. A short ball from Morkel and Vijay goes hard at it, edges it over the slips for four to third man. Six runs from the over, India 129 for 1.

  • 36

    Steyn has bowled 61 overs without a wicket, since he dismissed Dhawan in the first innings of the first test. A single to end the over, India 123 for 1.

  • 35

    Morkel brought back into the attack after lunch from the Umgeni End, Smith looking for wickets. Half an appeal for caught behind, the umpire is not interested. Good short ball from Morkel, Vijay ducks out of the way. Last ball of the over is worked into the leg side for a single.

  • 34

    50: Kallis comes back into the attack, replacing Philander. Pujara takes a single from the first ball to give the strike to Vijay. Vijay waits and then hits it for four behind point, good shot from Vijay to get to his 50, patient knock at the top of the innings from him. A straighter one from Kallis and Vijay pushes it into the leg side for a single.

  • 33

    Steyn continues, Vijay blocks the first ball, leaves the second and blocks the third. Vijay waits patiently and then drives it through the cover for four. He moves on to 49.

  • 32

    A bit of reverse for Steyn and Philander, the South Africans are looking to preserve the ball on one side. Vijay blocks five balls and then drives through the off side for three runs to end the over.

  • 31

    A bit of reverse for Steyn and Philander, the South Africans are looking to preserve the ball on one side. Vijay blocks five balls and then drives through the off side for three runs to end the over.

  • 31

    A discussion between Smith and Steyn before the over, Steyn continues to Pujara. Five dot balls and then Pujara hits the last ball down the ground for four, good one to end the over.

  • 30

    100: Vijay blocks the first three balls and then drives it straight down the ground for four, good patient cricket from India to bring up their 100. Vijay drives the next one through the cover region for four, good cover drive for four. Eight runs from the over.

  • 29

    Pujara edges it past gully for a couple of runs, he was beaten by the slight movement from the pitch. Pujara flicks the straighter ball from Steyn and gets a boundary to deep square leg, the partnership is now 50 runs. Similar shot from Pujara, this time he will get a couple of runs.

  • 28

    Philander starts after lunch, a no ball and then Pujara flicks it through mid wicket for three runs, Morkel dives but can't stop it. A couple of blocks from Vijay, he has batted well today. Philander bowls a short one and then it is called a wide for height. A drive from Vijay through the over, Morkel stops it for no run. India 88 for 1 after 28 overs.

  • 27

    Pujara starts after lunch with a wristy stroke through the leg side for four, followed up by a single on the leg side. Vijay rotates strike, flicked away to square leg. Seven runs from the Steyn over after lunch.

  • Lunch Day One - It is lunch on day one and India are 76 for 1. Dhawan is the wicket to fall and Morkel got him out, caught at third slip. A very even session with India slightly ahead at this stage, but a wicket or two can change that. Intense session of cricket so far, join us for more after lunch.

  • 26

    Lunch: Last over before lunch and Peterson will bowl it. A couple of dots and Pujara guides it off the back foot for a single. Vijay hits a boundary, overpitched and into the pads, Vijay flicks it between mid wicket and mid on for four. Five runs from the over, India go to lunch on 76 for 1.

  • 25

    A good maiden from Morkel, he has been bowling well today after the injury from the last test.

  • 24

    Peterson to Pujara who takes a single from the first ball. A full ball from Peterson and Vijay hits it through cover for four. Six runs from the over, India 71 for 1 after 24 overs.

  • 23

    A single to start the over from Morkel, Pujara gives the strike to Vijay. Vijay plays the rest of the over out, India 65 for 1 after 23 overs.

  • 22

    Peterson gets to bowl before lunch, a slip and a short leg in place. Vijay attacks the spinner, Peterson starts with a loopy full toss and Vijay hits it through mid wicket for four. Just the boundary from the over.

  • 21

    Morkel brought back into the attack before lunch, Smith looking for another wicket to two. Good over from Morkel to Pujara, pushing a few deliveries back of a length and angling into him. Pujara defends and then hits the 5th ball through the leg side for four, it was full from Morkel and Pujara whips it away.

  • 20

    Three dot balls to start the Kallis over and then Vijay hits one through the covers for four, good shot from him. Just the four from the over, India 56 for 1 after 20 overs.

  • 19

    Philander continues, Pujara defends one down the track and then leaves the next ball alone. Another maiden from Philander, good bowling from him today.

  • 18

    Kallis starts with three dots and then Vijay takes a single in front of midwicket. A couple of singles from the over, India 52 for 1 after 18 overs.

  • 17

    Good bowling from Philander so far, he has hit good lengths and really made the batsmen play awkward shots. Good maiden from him, his third maiden in 6 overs.

  • 16

    50: Kallis brought into the attack and the crowd welcomes him with a cheer. Pujara pushes the half volley through the covers for three runs. Four, Vijay flicks it to deep square leg for four, wide of the man at square leg. Seven from the over, good come back from Kallis later in the over.

  • 15

    Good bowling from Philander, Vijay looking uncomfortable at the crease. Vijay pushes at one tentatively, then goes for a big drive only to inside edge it for no run. A maiden, a probing one, from Philander.

  • 14

    After the first drinks break of the test, Morkel strikes. WICKET! Dhawan pushes at and only manages an edge to first slip. Morkel strikes with the first ball after drinks, Petersen takes a good catch at third slip. Pujara comes in to bat for India, Dhawan departs. A thick inside edge that goes past short leg, Pujara gets off the mark with a couple of runs. Just the two runs and the wicket from the over.

  • 13

    Philander brought back into the attack, Dhawan looks to pull it away only to get some pad on it for a leg bye. Just the leg bye from the over, good bowling from South Africa.

  • 12

    Morkel continues just before the first drinks break. A bit of pressure being applied by the Proteas, this one pitches on line and moves away from Vijay who wants to hit it but leaves it alone last minute. Vijay pushes it to gully for a single, Faf dives to keep it to just a single. Another single to end the over, two runs from it.

  • 11

    Vijay gets a bit of treatment, he got a blow from Steyn last over. A couple of solid blocks from Dhawan and then one on leg stump that he ducks under. Another maiden from Steyn.

  • 10

    Morkel continues, the slips encouraging him to bowl faster. This time he bowls too full and Dhawan drives it through the covers for four, the outfield is fast and the ball races away for four. A single from the 5th ball, Dhawan pushes it to cover.

  • 9

    Steyn starts with a short ball after Morkel's maiden over. Another maiden from South Africa, good bowling from Steyn.

  • 8

    Morkel comes into the attack, replacing Philander. Dhawan goes for the pull shot again, half-hearted pull to mid on. Dhawan hit on the pads, a shout for lbw, but the ball may have been too high.

  • 7

    Dhawan smashes it through the off side for four, width on offer from Steyn and Dhawan hits it for four. A single through cover for a single. The ball stops on Vijay, but he covers the line well and pushes it through mid off for four. Nine runs from the over, India 33 for no loss.

  • 6

    A couple of blocks from Dhawan against Philander, Dhawan then pushes it to fine leg for a single. Just the one run from the over.

  • 5

    Steyn did not have a good first test, he will look to bounce back strongly. A single to Vijay, he clips Steyn through the leg side. Dhawan pushes it past short leg for a single to deep square leg.

  • 4

    Philander starts his second over for the day, Dhawan punches it down the ground for a couple of runs, hit straighter to beat the man at mid off. Dhawan flicks it off his pads for four through midwicket, Philander bowls it slightly straighter and Dhawan punishes him.

  • 3

    There is a short leg in place for Dhawan, he goes for the pull anyway and runs it down to fine leg for a single. Good ball from Steyn, pitched up and swinging away from Vijay who drives it through long off for four, good shot to a good ball.

  • 2

    Ashwin has been replaced by Jadeja, interesting move from India. Philander to start the day from the other end. A single to start the over, good length from Philander and Dhawan tucks it to square leg. Vijay takes a single square of the wicket on the on side, Dhawan then drives the ball through mid wicket for three runs, Morkel gives chase.

  • 1

    Steyn runs in to start the day with the ball, Dhawan to face him. Steyn overpitches it and Dhawan drives it down the ground for four, good shot to start the innings for him. Dhawan nudges it to short leg for a single. Good delivery from Steyn to end the over.

  • Toss: Toss - India have won the toss and elected to bat first in Durban. India replace Ashwin with Jadeja and South Africa bring in Peterson for Tahir. After the nail biting Wanderers test, Durban will be everything to play for.

  • Greetings - Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary of the first day of the second and final Test between South Africa and India at Kingsmead in Durban.

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