India tour of South Africa, 2nd Test: South Africa v India at Durban, Dec 26-30, 2013
South Africa won by 10 wickets
Played at Kingsmead, Durban
26,27,28,29,30 December 2013 (5-day match)
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13.1

Morkel to Dhawan, OUT, Morkel strikes first ball after drinks, pitches it up from round the stumps, Dhawan pushes forward at it, and it moves away slightly in the air to hit the edge and it is a simple catch to third slip

S Dhawan c Petersen b Morkel 29 (64m 49b 4x4 0x6) SR: 59.18

India 41/1   M Vijay 11* (30b 2x4)   M Morkel 3.1-1-7-1
66.3

Steyn to Pujara, OUT, 140 kph, Steyn explodes! Perfect ball on that off stump corridor, it was full enough to draw Pujara to drive at it. The outside edge is taken and AB makes no mistake. The short ball peppering has worked as his feet were stuck in the crease and his bat was pushing at the ball. Steyn's been his menacing best in this short little spell and early strike for South Africa, just what they would have been discussing about during that annoyingly long rain delay

CA Pujara c †de Villiers b Steyn 70 (233m 132b 9x4 0x6) SR: 53.03

India 198/2   M Vijay 96* (219b 18x4)   DW Steyn 18.3-6-62-1
68.5

Steyn to Vijay, OUT, no century for Vijay, he is caught behind, he doesn't look happy, need to see whether that was about the decision or just at missing out on a hundred, it was a short ball at the body, off the glove as he looks to defend, he had taken the bottom hand off but that hit the top hand, and through to the keeper, Steyn is making up for 69.2 overs here, but the end of an innings that will give Vijay huge confidence in the overseas challenge coming up over the next year

M Vijay c †de Villiers b Steyn 97 (309m 226b 18x4 0x6) SR: 42.92

India 199/3   V Kohli 0* (7b)   DW Steyn 19.5-7-62-2
68.6

Steyn to RG Sharma, OUT, wow! never write off Steyn, two-in-two! Rohit Sharma leaves the ball and loses his middle stump, a golden duck, what was he thinking? definitely what Amla would call a 'bad leave', that one swung in from Steyn, perhaps Rohit didn't realise how much, but that crashes somewhere between the top and middle of middle stump

RG Sharma b Steyn 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 199/4   V Kohli 0* (7b)   DW Steyn 20-8-62-3
92.3

Morkel to Kohli, OUT, he's been caught down the leg side and Kohli cannot believe what he has done. Again, AB behind the stumps pulls out a brilliant grab! It was a touch short, it was an easy put away through fine leg, but Kohli's flick went off the face and the keeper moves to his left having anticipated it, dives and holds on to another screamer. Ten minutes to tea and that was exactly what South Africa wanted. Morkel's exultation tell as much

V Kohli c †de Villiers b Morkel 46 (114m 87b 5x4 0x6) SR: 52.87

India 265/5   AM Rahane 17* (61b 3x4)   M Morkel 18.3-5-33-2
106.4

Steyn to Dhoni, OUT, another one for Steyn, the chainsaw celebration is back, he was pumped up, this one is pitched up outside off, bit wide of the stumps, not much movement, Dhoni chases it and gets a thick edge to first slip, Smith takes it, not the first time Dhoni has been dismissed this way

MS Dhoni c Smith b Steyn 24 (57m 40b 3x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

India 320/6   AM Rahane 47* (106b 8x4)   DW Steyn 27.4-8-94-4
107.5

Duminy to Jadeja, OUT, there's catch No 200 for Jacques Kallis, one milestone done, a thick outside edge as Jadeja pokes off the front foot and goes low to slip, Kallis pouches it as he has innumerable times before, Jadeja gone for a duck, Kallis now in third place for most catches in international cricket, moving ahead of Dravid

RA Jadeja c Kallis b Duminy 0 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 321/7   AM Rahane 48* (110b 8x4)   JP Duminy 2.5-0-7-1
108.2

Steyn to Khan, OUT, Steyn is well and truly back, he has five! stunner from de Villiers, that was serious athleticism from the keeper as he leapt and plucked that high to his right, it as a shortish ball, Zaheer backed away towards leg and slashed, got a thick edge, for a second I thought it flew over AB

Z Khan c †de Villiers b Steyn 0 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 322/8   AM Rahane 49* (111b 8x4)   DW Steyn 28.2-9-95-5
108.5

Steyn to I Sharma, OUT, Steyn has six, shortish ball just outside off, a thin edge through to de Villiers, who didn't need any acrobatics to snaffle this one, also his career average back below 23

I Sharma c †de Villiers b Steyn 4 (4m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

India 330/9   AM Rahane 49* (111b 8x4)   DW Steyn 28.5-9-99-6
111.3

Morkel to Mohammed Shami, OUT, guides it to first slip and India are done for 334. That's nine wickets for 153 runs today. Rahane is stranded at the other end as he watches this back of a length ball being swiped at with Shami moving as far leg side of the ball as he can and just guides it to Smith at first slip

Mohammed Shami c Smith b Morkel 1 (13m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

India 334/10   AM Rahane 51* (121b 8x4)   M Morkel 23.3-6-50-3
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Hours of play (local time) 09.30am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.30

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