South Africa vs. India, 2nd Test: Day 5 Scorecard and Report from Durban

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South Africa vs. India, 2nd Test: Day 5 Scorecard and Report from Durban
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South Africa won the second Test against India and took the series with it 1-0 after bowling India out cheaply on Day 5 in Durban and then knocking off a small target to win by 10 wickets.

It was a result their sustained bowling excellence probably justified, but there were elements of controversy to the victory.

Virat Kohli's dismissal, caught behind at Dale Steyn's hands, appeared to have missed bat or glove. Meanwhile, Robin Peterson's ball to trap Zaheer Khan lbw was shown by HawkEye to be going down the leg side.

South Africa vs. India, 2nd Test
India 2nd Innings
Batsman Dismissal Runs Mins Balls
S Dhawan c du Plessis b Peterson 19 120 87
M Vijay c Smith b Philander 6 23 13
CA Pujara b Steyn 32 137 100
V Kohli c †de Villiers b Steyn 11 26 27
RG Sharma lbw b Philander 25 69 46
AM Rahane b Philander 96 219 157
MS Dhoni*† c Petersen b Peterson 15 47 29
RA Jadeja c Morkel b Peterson 8 4 5
Z Khan lbw b Peterson 3 68 41
I Sharma c †de Villiers b Steyn 1 30 10
Mohammed Shami not out 1 11 1
Extras (b 4, w 2) 6
Total (all out; 86 overs; 381 mins) 223
Bowling O M R W
DW Steyn 21 8 47 3
VD Philander 16 4 43 3
M Morkel 16 6 34 0
RJ Peterson 24 3 74 4
JP Duminy 8 2 20 0
F du Plessis 1 0 1 0


However, it is the Board of Control for Cricket in India's choice not to use DRS technology, which would most likely have reprieved both batsmen. Therefore, they cannot have much room for complaint.

Steyn, Vernon Philander and Peterson were irrepressible, applying the pressure from the first ball of the morning (Steyn's dismissal of Kohli) and not relinquishing it until the tourists were all out for 223.

One man stood tall against the onslaught—Ajinkya Rahane's knock of 96 was deeply impressive, batting patiently as wickets fell around him, then charging on as the tail fell away. His disappointment was visible as he was bowled chasing a century against Philander for the final wicket, but it was an innings which appears to have assured him of more opportunities in the India lineup.

Steyn passed a landmark with his removal of Ishant Sharma, which marks his 350th Test wicket. Only Muttiah Muralitharan has reached that number faster.

It meant that South Africa needed 58 runs for victory with just over a session remaining.

There was no sentimental promotion up the order for Jacques Kallis on his final Test match, leaving Graeme Smith and Alviro Petersen to grab the runs.

South Africa vs. India, 2nd Test
SA 2nd Innings
Batsman Dismissal Runs Mins Balls
GC Smith* not out 27 - 33
AN Petersen not out 31 - 37
Extras (w 1) 1
Total (0 wickets; 11.4 overs) 59 (5.05 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W
Mohammed Shami 2 1 4 0
I Sharma 5 1 29 0
RA Jadeja 4 0 16 0
RG Sharma 0.4 0 10 0


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