2nd Test South Africa v India Day 3 Highlights Video, Match Report & Scorecard

India tour of South Africa 2010/11, 2nd Test South Africa v India Day 3 Played at Kingsmead, Durban Dec 28, 2010 Highlights Video, Match Report and Scores.

Day 3 South Africa v India 2nd Test Match Report
After yet another day of intriguing of play at Kingsmead, India hold a slight advantage heading into day four of the second Test.
2nd Test Day 3- VVS Laxman and Zaheer Khan key partnership.
Set a target of 303 - greater than any South African team had chased down in a live series at home in more than a century - the Proteas found themselves on 111 for three when bad light brought a premature end to proceedings. Jacques Kallis (12 not out) and AB de Villiers (17 not out) were the undefeated batsmen, with the home side still requiring 192 runs to win.
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VVS Laxman (96) was the man of the morning, with the right-hander once again the talisman of the Indian knock, producing an innings that mixed finesse with stern defence.

Laxman found a surprising ally in the form of Zaheer Khan (27), with whom he proceeded to frustrate the hosts with a stand of 70, the highest partnership of the game thus far.

The duo's resistance came after the Proteas had claimed three wickets inside the first hour and a half of play. Morne Morkel got Cheteshwar Pujara (10) to play on and had Harbhajan Singh (four) caught behind. Lonwabo Tsotsobe chipped in with yet another big scalp in the form of Mahendra Dhoni for 21, to leave India precariously placed on 148 for seven.

Khan could consider himself incredibly lucky to still be out in the middle at the luncheon interval, having been trapped bang in front lbw by Dale Steyn as he wafted across the line. Umpire Steve Davis appeared to believe that the sound of Khan's bat hitting the ground was rather an inside edge, but replays showed he had been deceived.

Steyn gained a small element of revenge when he pinged Khan on the front of his helmet in the next over, but it was wickets not helmets that needed hitting.

Shortly after the break, Paul Harris eventually ended Khan's resistance, with the tail-ender caught at slip by AB de Villiers. Jacques Kallis removed Ishant Sharma soon after before Laxman's great knock came to an end four runs short of a what whould have been a well-deserved ton, with the right-hander caught behind as he looked to score quick runs as his batting partners dwindled.

In response, the Proteas began their chase in aggressive fashion, almost as if they were treating it as a limited-overs game, with the home side scoring at a rate of 5.3 runs an over during their 13 overs before tea.

The attacking intent did, however, come at a cost. Seemingly out to dispel suggestions that he is Khan's 'bunny', Graeme Smith produced an array of attacking strokes off the left-armer as he raced to 37 off 38 balls. Indeed, the Proteas skipper looked in good touch before he skied an unnecessarily rash pull shot off the bowling of Shantha Sreesanth and was caught by Dhoni in the final over before tea.

The players walk off as play is stopped due to bad light.
In the hour following the break, the home side mustered only 33 runs as Alviro Petersen (26) and Hashim Amla (16) departed in relatively quick succession. Both men will be disappointed with their dismissals, with Petersen turning the ball to short-leg and Amla swishing flat-footed at a wide delivery, a shot he had also produced unsuccessfully in the previous over.

The visitors will feel they have every chance of squaring the series on day four, with recent history suggesting that come cloud or clear skies, good bowling will produce wickets.

Shot of the Day:

Smith hit some cracking shots, but Laxman deserves the gong for his efforts. A highlight was against the bowling of Morne Morkel; the fast bowler hurled down a back of a length delivery that generated a bit of extra bounce, the batsman got on top of it and stood still as he smashed the ball square of the wicket.

Delivery of the Day:
As was the case on day two, there were more bad shots than good balls, but Morkel must be given some credit for his dismissal of Pujara. Using his height to generate extra bounce on an already bouncy track, the right-armer did for Pujara, who was unable to get on top of the ball and edged back onto his stumps.

Defining moment of the Day:

It takes quite a bit to get Smith to lose his head, but Sreesanth managed to get under the South African captain's skin and it paid dividends. A few overs after the pair had exchanged words, with Smith remonstrating with his bat in the bowler's direction, the left-hander skied an ill-advised pull shot and was dismissed. The skipper had been going great guns, and an hour more of his belligerence would have seen South Africa sitting pretty.

Day 3 South Africa v India 2nd Test Scorecard

India 205 & 228
South Africa 131 & 111/3 (27.0 ov)
South Africa require another 192 runs with 7 wickets remaining
Stumps - Day 3

South Africa
South Africa - 2nd Innings
Batsman How Out Runs Balls
Graeme Smith c Dhoni b Sreesanth 37 38
Alviro Petersen c Pujara b Harbhajan 26 45
Hashim Amla c Dhoni b Sreesanth 16 16
Jacques Kallis not out 12 28
AB de Villiers not out 17 38
Extras 3nb
Total (27 overs)111/3
Bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Zaheer Khan 6 2 25 0
Ishant Sharma 5 0 21 0
Shantha Sreesanth 7 0 30 2
Harbhajan Singh 8 0 29 1
Sachin Tendulkar 1 0 6 0
 FOW: 63/1 (Smith), 82/2 (Petersen), 82/3 (Amla)

India - 2nd Innings
Batsman How Out Runs Balls
Virender Sehwag c Boucher b Tsotsobe 32 31
Murali Vijay c Amla b Morkel 9 27
Rahul Dravid c Boucher b Tsotsobe 2 7
Sachin Tendulkar c de Villiers b Steyn 6 10
VVS Laxman c Boucher b Steyn 96 171
Cheteshwar Pujara b Morkel 10 56
MS Dhoni c Boucher b Tsotsobe 21 35
Harbhajan Singh c Kallis b Morkel 4 7
Zaheer Khan c de Villiers b Harris 27 63
Ishant Sharma c Amla b Kallis 0 16
Sreesanth not out 0 2
Extras 9wd 4lb 8b
Total (70.5 overs)228 all out
South Africa
Bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Dale Steyn 15.5 1 60 2
Morne Morkel 15 1 47 3
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 13 3 43 3
Jacques Kallis 13 2 30 1
Paul Harris 14 2 36 1
 FOW: 42/1 (Sehwag), 44/2 (Vijay), 48/3 (Dravid), 56/4 (Tendulkar), 93/5 (Pujara), 141/6 (Dhoni), 148/7 (Harbhajan), 218/8 (Zaheer), 223/9 (Sharma), 228/10 (Laxman)

South Africa
South Africa - 1st Innings
Batsman How Out Runs Balls
Alviro Petersen b Zaheer 24 39
Graeme Smith c Dhoni b Zaheer 9 11
Hashim Amla lbw Harbhajan 33 46
Jacques Kallis run out Ishant 10 17
AB de Villiers c Dhoni b Sreesasnth 0 5
Ashwell Prince b Zaheer 13 46
Mark Boucher not out 16 24
Dale Steyn c Dravid b Harbhajan 1 11
Paul Harris c Pujara b Harbhajan 0 5
Morne Morkel c Harbhhajan b Ishant 10 30
Lonwabo Tsotsobe c Vijay b Harbhajan 0 2
Extras 12nb 1wd 2lb
Total (37.2 overs)131 all out
Bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Zaheer Khan 13 2 36 3
Shantha Sreesanth 8 0 41 1
Ishant Sharma 9 2 42 1
Harbhajan Singh 7.2 2 10 4
 FOW: 23/1 (Smith), 46/2 (Petersen), 67/3 (Kallis), 74/4 (De Villiers), 96/5 (Amla), 100/6 (Prince), 103/7 (Steyn), 103/8 (Harris), 127/9 (Morkel), 131/10 (Tsotsobe)

India - 1st Innings
Batsman How Out Runs Balls
Virender Sehwag c Kallis b Steyn 25 32
Murali Vijay c Boucher b Steyn 19 42
Rahul Dravid c Boucher b Steyn 25 68
Sachin Tendulkar c Kallis b Tsotsobe 13 22
VVS Laxman c Tsotsobe b Steyn 38 73
Cheteshwar Pujara c Boucher b Tsotsobe 19 45
Mahendra Dhoni c Petersen b Steyn 35 57
Harbhajan Singh c de Villiers b Steyn 21 39
Zaheer Khan c Boucher b Morkel 0 5
Ishant Sharma not out 1 9
Shantha Sreesanth c Boucher b Morkel 0 1
Extras 4wd 2lb 2nb 1b
Total (65.1 overs)205 all out
South Africa
Bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Dale Steyn 19 6 50 6
Morne Morkel 19.1 3 68 2
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 11 3 40 2
Jacques Kallis 8 2 18 0
Paul Harris 8 1 26 0
 FOW: 43/1 (Sehwag), 48/2 (Vijay), 79/3 (Tendulkar), 117/4 (Dravid), 130/5 (Laxman), 156/6 (Pujara), 190/7 (Harbhajan), 193/8 (Zaheer), 205/9 (Dhoni), 205/10 (Sreesanth)

Umpires: Asad Rauf, Steve Davis
Third Umpire: Johan Cloete
Match referee: Andy Pycroft
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