Day 2 South Africa v India 3rd Test 3 Jan 2011

India tour of South Africa 2010/11, 3rd Test South Africa v India Day 2 Played at Newlands, Cape Town 3rd Jan 2011 Highlights Video, Match Report and Scores.
Stumps, Day Two: India close on 142 for two, still 220 runs shy of South Africa's first-innings effort 362 all out. Gambhir and Sachin have done well to put the early losses of Sehwag and Dravid behind them. South Africa, short the bowling sevices of the half-crocked Kallis, finding it tough on a track increasingly easy for batting.

Day 2 South Africa v India 3rd Test Match Report
The Newlands faithful turned up in their droves as one of their favourite sons helped South Africa to a decent position on day two of the third and final Test against India.

Jacques Kallis makes 39th test centuries.
Jacques Kallis' brilliant 161 saw South Africa recover from 283 for eight to 362 all out, but his highest Test score at Newlands came at a price after he was forced to spend the entire evening session in the dressing room. The all-rounder strained a reductor muscle when he was hit on the side on day one.

Gautam Gambhir (65) and Sachin Tendulkar (49), though, gave as good as they got as India finished the day on 142 for two - still 220 behind their hosts' total.

The duo's stand of 114 came at a good time for India as they were stuttering on 28 for two following the early departures of Virender Sehwag (13) and Rahul Dravid (five). A typically expansive shot from Sehwag, this time a mis-timed drive to mid-off, caused his demise as Graeme Smith dived forward to take a good, low catch.

Dravid had some fortune and misfortune in the space of a few seconds. His partner got a thick edge to gully in Lonwabo Tsotsobe's first over of the day, but Alviro Petersen couldn't hang on. AB de Villiers snapped up the ball after running back from third slip and then hit the stumps. The two Indian batsmen decided to take a single, but Dravid was found short of his ground. The veteran was furious as he walked back to the stands.

Gambhir and Tendulkar eased the Indian nerves as they adopted a cautious game plan.

India will be happy with their efforts after they allowed South Africa to get away earlier in the day.

After taking the new ball when it became available, Shantha Sreesanth (five for 114) caused havoc. First he bowled overnight batsman Ashwell Prince (47) with a jaffer and then the very next ball the out-of-form Mark Boucher was caught behind.

Zaheer made sure the momentum was firmly with India after Steyn (nought) feathered an excellent shorter ball to gully.

Kallis, who was in a heap of pain after every shot he played, was admiring the mess from the other end, but knew he had to get going before he ran out of partners. A single past square-leg eventually took him to his century, much to the delight of the Newlands crowd. His 39th Test century came off 209 balls.

He soon lost another partner as Sreesanth claimed his third Test career five-for and second in South Africa. Morne Morkel failed to make the most of his promotion above Paul Harris in the order after his attempted shot out of the ground ended up in the wicketkeeper's gloves following a nick.

Harris managed to stem the flow of wickets during a 55-minute stand with Kallis and although he contributed only seven, he allowed his partner to keep the scoreboard ticking. The spinner was eventually out after fending off one aimed at his ribs to gully.

Tsotsobe also frustrated the Indian team, but some of Mahendra Dhoni's tactics have to be questioned. The number 11 contributed only eight in a partnership of 52 as Kallis farmed the strike brilliantly.

The veteran batsman's excellent innings of 161 from 291 balls was finally ended when he looked to cut a Zaheer delivery, but got an edge to the wicketkeeper.

Visiting skipper Dhoni was certainly a relieved man at the end of the South African innings and he will be even more grateful to Gambhir and Tendulkar following their efforts with the bat.

Gambhir, who was dropped on 10 by Petersen, played some cracking boundaries on his way to his 15th Test half-century. He had another lifelife on 60. This time de Villiers couldn't hang onto a straightforward edge at second slip. Tendulkar looked a lot more sounder at the other end.

With the sun out and the wicket flattening out by the hour, India will fancy their chances of posting a massive first-innings score and batting only once.

Shot of the Day

Tendulkar marched into the drive and pushed it straight past bowler Morkel in the 23rd over. Morkel tried to get down to cut off the certain boundary, but he ended on his backside as the ball raced past him.

Sreesanth was typically animated when Ashwell Prince out.
Delivery of the Day
Sreesanth's peach to Prince took the cake on day two. He landed the dream ball on a length just outside off-stump and it invited the left-hander to drive as it was angling away slightly. However, it nipped back into the batsman, went through bat and pad before crashing into off-stump.
Shantha Sreesanth was typically animated when Ashwell Prince fell for 47
Defining Moment of the Day
Kallis' 161 certainly turned an okay-ish first-innings score into a worrying one for India. South Africa were 262 for five when Prince departed and then slumped to 283 for eight when Morkel was sent back to the stands. However, Kallis farmed the strike brilliantly to push the hosts to 362. The final two stands yielded 79 runs and India's bowlers and fielders certainly felt it as they were looking clueless out in the middle.

Day 2 South Africa v India 3rd Test Scorecard

India - 1st Innings
Batsman How Out Runs Balls
Gautam Gambhir not out 65 159
Virender Sehwag c Smith b Steyn 13 20
Rahul Dravid run out de Villiers 5 16
Sachin Tendulkar not out 49 106
Extras 7lb 1nb 1wd
Total (50 overs)142/2
South Africa
Bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Dale Steyn 13 4 31 1
Morne Morkel 14 3 46 0
Lonwabo Tsotsobe 12 3 28 0
Paul Harris 11 2 29 0

FOW: 19/1 (Sehwag), 28/2 (Dravid),

South Africa
South Africa - 1st Innings
Batsman How Out Runs Balls
Alviro Petersen c Dhoni b Ishant 21 47
Graeme Smith lbw Zaheer 6 12
Hashim Amla c Pujara b Sreesanth 59 80
Jacques Kallis c Dhoni b Zaheer 161 291
AB de Villiers c Dhoni b Sreesanth 26 72
Ashwell Prince b Sreesanth 47 100
Mark Boucher c Dhoni b Sreesanth 0 1
Dale Steyn c Pujara b Zaheer 0 5
Morne Morkel c Dhoni b Sreesanth 8 11
Paul Harris c Pujara b Ishant 7 41
Lonwabo Tsotsobe not out 8 28
Extras 11nb 6lb 1b 1wd
Total (112.5 overs)362 all out
Bowling Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Zaheer Khan 29.5 6 89 3
Shantha Sreesanth 29 0 114 5
Ishant Sharma 27 6 77 2
Harbhajan Singh 26 3 74 0
 FOW: 17/1 (Smith), 34/2 (Petersen), 106/3 (Amla), 164/4 (de Villiers), 262/6 (Prince), 262/6 (Boucher), 272/7 (Steyn), 283/8 (Morkel), 310/9 (Harris), 362 (Kallis)
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