2nd Test South Africa v India Day 1 Highlights Video, Match Report & Scorecard

India tour of South Africa 2010/11, 2nd Test South Africa v India Day 1 Played at Kingsmead, Durban Dec 26, 2010 Highlights Video, Match Report and Scores.

Day 1 South Africa v India 2nd Test Match Report
India suffered a poor start to the second Test at Kingsmead, finishing day one on 183 for six.

Rain and poor light shortened the morning and evening sessions, a fact that the Indians will probably be considering a blessing. When the umpires called time on the day, skipper MS Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh were at the crease.

Dale Steyn was the star for the South Africans, tearing the heart out of the Indian top order with figures of four for 36.

The speedster struck twice before the luncheon interval, with Virender Sehwag (25) the first to go. Having struck the opener on the glove in the first over, Steyn later caught Sehwag flat footed as he drove away from his body, the edge was found and Jacques Kallis at second slip made no mistake with the catch.

Murali Vijay (19) soon followed his opening partner having earlier been thrown a lifeline by Paul Harris when the spinner dropped a catch at first slip. Steyn would not be denied a second time when he produced a beautiful bit of extra bounce for Mark Boucher to snaffle an edge.

While Steyn shone before lunch, it was Lonwabo Tsotsobe who made the first breakthrough of the afternoon session. Sachin Tendulkar was drawn into the drive by the left-armer and with the ball angling across him, the edge of the Little Master's bat was found and Kallis at second slip made no mistake. Gone for 13, Tendulkar's poor run at Kingsmead continued, with the right-hander having only past 15 on one occasion in six innings.

Throughout his innings of 25, Rahul Dravid looked incredibly uncomfortable, struggling with his own game, with inner demons providing him with more trouble than the South African bowlers.

Dravid was eventually put out of his misery when he was the recipient of a beauty from Steyn, who generated some extra bounce and as Dravid poked at it the edge was found and Boucher snapped up his 50th Test dismissal against India.

All the while VVS Laxman looked in impressive form, hitting some scintillating boundaries and generally dispatching the bowlers with contempt. As such it took a superb piece of fielding to dismiss him.

Laxman clipped a Steyn delivery powerfully in the direction of wide mid-on, Tsotsobe somehow managed to stick out a hand and catch the ball when it was already behind him. It was his first catch in Test cricket and certainly not one he will forget.

Tsotsobe was once again in the action as he picked up the wicket of debutant Cheteshwar Pujara for 19. The youngster looked impressive during his time at the crease but fell to a short delivery from Tsotsobe, which he attempted to pull but instead skied into the air before resting in the gloves of Boucher.

Not long after the tea break bad light blighted proceedings with the players called off the field.

Delivery of the day

Dale Steyn began the day in terrific fashion, stinging Virender Sehwag's glove before producing an absolute peach of a delivery that pitched on leg and moved away from the batsman, beating him completely and just nipping past the middle and off stump bails.

Shot of the day

It's fair to say that VVS Laxman is not a big six hitter. In fact, he has only ever hit five in his Test career, the last of which came against Pakistan in the 2004/05 season. Number five was worth the wait though. Rocking back, Laxman seemed to have all the time in the world despite the blistering pace of Dale Steyn as he pulled the fast bowler for a flat six in front of square. Lovely stuff.

Defining moment of the day

Having been on the wrong end of Laxman's bat previously, Tsotsobe got his own back when he produced a stunning catch to remove the Indian. Not only was Laxman looking confident and composed at the crease, but the wicket came during a key period. After building the semblance of a partnership with Rahul Dravid before Dravid departed and then starting to get going again with Pujara, Laxman looked as if he was on the verge of going on to do what none of his team-mates had managed to do: build on a start. The Steyn/Tsotsobe combination ensured that would not be the case.

Day 1 South Africa v India 2nd Test Scorecard

South Africa vs India
December 26, 2010
at Kingsmead, Durban
2nd Test Day 1 - Stumps
South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first.

IND 183 / 6 in 56 overs
Current Run rate: 3.27

India - 1st Innings
Virender Sehwagc Jacques Kallis b Dale Steyn 25324078.13
Murali Vijayc Mark Boucher b Dale Steyn 19422045.24
Rahul Dravidc Mark Boucher b Dale Steyn 25683036.76
Sachin Tendulkarc Jacques Kallis b Lonwabo Tsotsobe 13223059.09
VVS Laxmanc Lonwabo Tsotsobe b Dale Steyn 38734152.05
Cheteshwar Pujarac Mark Boucher b Lonwabo Tsotsobe 19453042.22
MS DhoniBatting 20312064.52
Harbhajan SinghBatting 15252060
Zaheer Khan 00000
Ishant Sharma 00000
Sreesanth 00000
Extras (b 1, lb 2, w 4, nb 2, pen ) 9 
Total(56 overs , 6 wickets )183   ( 3.27 runs per over)

Fall of wickets: 1 - 43 (Virender Sehwag, 10.4), 2 - 48 (Murali Vijay, 12.5), 3 - 79 (Sachin Tendulkar, 19.5), 4 - 117 (Rahul Dravid, 37), 5 - 130 (VVS Laxman, 41), 6 - 156 (Cheteshwar Pujara, 49.4)

South Africa - Bowling
Dale Steyn143364002.57
Morne Morkel152600204
Lonwabo Tsotsobe113402013.63
Jacques Kallis82180012.25
Paul Harris81260003.25

South Africa Team

Graeme Smith, Alviro Petersen, Jacques Kallis, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Ashwell Prince, Mark Boucher, Paul Harris, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe

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