India tour of South Africa, 2nd Test: South Africa v India at Durban, Dec 26-29, 2010
India won by 87 runs
Played at Kingsmead, Durban
26,27,28,29 December 2010 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Steyn to Sehwag, OUT, Steyn gets reward from some terrific bowling, the sucker ball inviting the drive, Sehwag took the bait and went for it, but the ball moved away mischievously and took the outside edge on its way to Kallis at second slip about chest-high, Sehwag has again thrown it away

V Sehwag c Kallis b Steyn 25 (47m 32b 4x4 0x6) SR: 78.12

India 43/1   M Vijay 15* (32b 1x4)   DW Steyn 5.4-1-12-1

Steyn to Vijay, OUT, gets his man this time! Vijay was tiring of all that leaving, and went for a poke at this one around off stump, it straightened to take a faint outside edge and Boucher gobbled the edge, South Africa are delighted, the openers are gone, similar to the one that got Dravid in the second innings at Centurion

M Vijay c †Boucher b Steyn 19 (59m 42b 2x4 0x6) SR: 45.23

India 48/2   R Dravid 1* (3b)   DW Steyn 6.5-1-17-2

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, OUT, edged and gone! Lured him into the drive, widish delivery which was moving away further, Tendulkar sensed a chance, chased it, got a thick edge and it went straight to second slip. What a blow

SR Tendulkar c Kallis b Tsotsobe 13 (42m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 59.09

India 79/3   R Dravid 18* (23b 2x4)   LL Tsotsobe 2.5-0-19-1

Steyn to Dravid, OUT, edged and gone! A dismissal not unlike the one in Durban in the second innings when Dravid was facing up to Morkel. Except that this delivery was slightly wider and he poked at it, was around a good length, moved away to catch the glove just as he was taking the bottom hand off and Boucher made no mistake reaching forward, it's been Steyn's day

R Dravid c †Boucher b Steyn 25 (121m 68b 3x4 0x6) SR: 36.76

India 117/4   VVS Laxman 28* (60b 3x4 1x6)   DW Steyn 12-2-35-3

Steyn to Laxman, OUT, Outstanding catch by Tsotsobe! It seemed like four the moment he hit it, not very much unlike Mark Waugh in that Chennai Test of 2001 when Laxman played that pull off Colin Miller. Short outside off and Laxman shaped up for the pull and connected superbly but Tsotsobe, at midwicket, stretched full length to his right and plucked it out with one hand, Laxman was left stunned, so were we. Steyn takes four and India are in trouble now

VVS Laxman c Tsotsobe b Steyn 38 (94m 73b 4x4 1x6) SR: 52.05

India 130/5   CA Pujara 2* (11b)   DW Steyn 14-3-36-4

Tsotsobe to Pujara, OUT, Pujara's thrown it away! Tsotso gets another one, short on the off and he gears up for the pull, tried to dispatch him over square leg, got the top edge and Boucher waited patiently for it come down and snapped it comfortably, almost tripped over the helmet behind him but no damage done in the end

CA Pujara c †Boucher b Tsotsobe 19 (54m 45b 3x4 0x6) SR: 42.22

India 156/6   MS Dhoni 9* (18b 1x4)   LL Tsotsobe 7.4-2-28-2

Steyn to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, caught, and it's a terrific catch! Harbhajan prods from his crease at a full ball from Steyn and the thick edge flies low and fast towards third slip where AB de Villiers dives to his right to take it with two hands. The way this morning's gone, it was only a matter of time before Steyn took his fifth. de Villiers dived full length like a goalkeeper to take that.

Harbhajan Singh c de Villiers b Steyn 21 (48m 39b 2x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

India 190/7   MS Dhoni 21* (43b 2x4)   DW Steyn 16.2-4-38-5

Morkel to Khan, OUT, and he doesn't survive it! The length is far too full to be playing back to but Zaheer does. He tries to block it from his crease and nicks it to Boucher. That's Morkel's first wicket of the Test.

Z Khan c †Boucher b Morkel 0 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 193/8   MS Dhoni 24* (48b 2x4)   M Morkel 18-2-68-1

Steyn to Dhoni, OUT, caught at deep point! Dhoni stands in his crease and flays his bat at a length delivery outside off, he was aiming over cover but sliced it high in the air and straight to Petersen, who took the catch several yards inside the boundary

MS Dhoni c Petersen b Steyn 35 (108m 57b 3x4 1x6) SR: 61.40

India 205/9   I Sharma 1* (8b)   DW Steyn 18.5-5-50-6

Morkel to Sreesanth, OUT, It's all over. Sreesanth backs away from his stumps to make room and swings wildly at a short of a length delivery. Don't really know which part of the ground he was aiming for but one of his hands came off the bat and he skied it high in the air towards the slip cordon. Boucher called for it and took it easily.

S Sreesanth c †Boucher b Morkel 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 205/10   I Sharma 1* (9b)   M Morkel 19.1-3-68-2
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Hours of play (local time) 9.30am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.30

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