Monday, February 15, 2010

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Matcch Day 2

On Day 1's play South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first, for South Africa it was all from two batsmen A Petersen and H Amla who scored 100 & 114 runs respectively. At the stumps of Day 1 South Africa were 266/9 in 81 overs with W Parnell 2* and M Morkel 3*.  Today they both resumed South Africa's 1st innings. 

Day 2 Plays Summary:
Both W Parnell and M Morkel managed to add 30 runs on Day 2's play. At 85 overs South Africa lost their last wicket W Parnell with 12 runs and South Africa scored 296 runs. For India Z Khan took the last wicket. Altogether Z Khan took 4 wickets, Harbhajan Singh took 3 wickets and I Sharma & A Mishra each took 1 wicket.

Trailing by 296 runs India started their innings with G Gambhir and V Sehwag. For India 50 runs came in 7.1 overs and Gambhir and Sehwag added 73 runs in their partnership and at 9.2 overs India lost their 1st wicket G Gambhir with 25 runs and went 73/1. Before lunch Sehwag got his 50 runs off just 41 balls with 8-4's & 1-6. Then India lost their 2nd wicket M Vijay with just 7 runs at 12.4 overs and went 82/2. At lunch break India were 97/2 in 18 overs with Sehwag 52* and Sachin 9*. 

After lunch break 100 runs came for India in 19.3 overs. Then 150 came in 28.5 overs and at drinks break India were 171/2 in 32 overs with Sehwag 90* and Sachin 43*. After that Sehwag got his century off 132 balls with 16-4's & 2-6's. Sachin scored 50 runs off 79 balls with 7-4's. Then 100 runs of partnership came between Sehwag and Sachin. 200 runs came at 37.6 overs. At tea break India were 232/2 in 45 overs with Sehwag 125* and Sachin 65*. After tea 200 runs came between their partnership in 288 balls. Then at drinks India were 286/2 in 59 overs with Sehwag 143* and Sachin 87*.  After drinks Sehwag registered the mak of 150 runs in 160 balls with 21-4's & 2-6's. 

Then India reached the mark off 300 in 62.6 overs. Sachin got his 47 test ton off 194 balls with 12-4's. Before the end of days play India lost another 3 wickets. 3rd wicket was Sehwag with 165 runs at 70.2 overs and India were 331/3. 4th wicket was Sachin with 106 runs at 71.5 overs and India were 335/4. Their 5th wicket was Badrinath with 1 run at 74.6 overs and India were 336/5. At stumps of Day 2 India were 342/5 in 76 overs with VVS Laxman 9* and A Mishra 1* and leading the innings by 46 runs. For South Africa D Styen, M Morkel, P Harris & JP Duminy each took 1 wicket.

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