Tuesday, February 16, 2010

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match Day 3

At stumps of Day 2 India were 342/5 in 76 overs with VVS Laxman 9* and A Mishra 1* by leading the innings by 46 runs. Indian batsmen VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni steeled the show who guide India to take 347 runs lead ahead of South Africa.
Day 3 Plays Summary:
India reached the mark of 350 runs at 76.6 overs. VVS Laxman and A Mishra pair added 48 runs in their partnership and at 87.4 overs India lost their 6th wicket A Mishra with 28 runs and went 384/6. At drinks break India were 384/6 in 89 overs with VVS Laxman 21* and MS Dhoni 0*. After drinks India reached the mark of 400 runs in 93.5 overs then at lunch break India were 431/6 in 102 overs with Laxman 39* and MS Dhoni 27*.

After lunch break 50 runs came in the partnership of Laxman and Dhoni. Then Laxman got his half century off 107 balls with 9-4's. Then Dhoni got his 50 off 77 balls with 7-4's & 1-6. At drinks break India were 493/6 in 117 overs with Laxman 66* and Dhoni 62*.  After drinks India reached the mark of 500 runs in 118.4 overs. Then 150 runs came in their partnership off 233 balls Laxman contributing 68 and Dhoni 80 runs. 

At tea break India were 548/6 in 132 overs with Laxman 97* and Dhoni 85*.  After lunch break VVS Laxman got his century off 203 balls and 200 runs came between their partnership off 319 balls. Then Dhoni got his century off 158 balls. 

 At 145.5 overs India reached the mark of 600 runs. Then at drinks break India were 618/6 in 148 overs with Laxman 136* and Dhoni 116*. After drinks 250 runs came between their partnership in 382 balls. Then India declared their 1st innings when they were 643/6 in 153 overs with Laxman 143* and MS Dhoni 132* runs and remained not out and leading the innings by 347 runs. For South Africa M Morkel picked 2 wickets, D Styen, P Harris and JP Duminy each took 1 wicket.

With trail by 347 runs South Africa started their 2nd innings with G Smith and A Petersen. After bowling just 5 balls umpires decide to stop the day 3's play due to bad light. At stumps of Day 3 South Africa were 6/0 with Smith 5* & A Petersen 1* and still trailing by 341 runs.How will a pulp result?

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