Wednesday, February 17, 2010

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match Day 4

At stumps of day 3 South Africa were 6/0 in0.5 overs with G Smith 5* and A Petersen 1* and trailing by 341 runs. India are in must win situation to remain as No 1 team in Test Cricket. 

Day 4 Play's Summary:
Today morning the play got delayed due to rain and wet ground. After resuming the play South stated with Smith and Petersen. At 12.1 overs South Africa lost their 1st wicket skipper G Smith with 20 runs( 2-4's) and went 36/1. At lunch break South Africa were 39/1 in 14 overs with A Petersen 17* and H Amla 2*. After lunch South Africa reached the mark of 50 runs in 16.5 overs.  Then they lost their 2nd wicket Petersen with 21 runs (2-4's) at 17.2 overs and South Africa went 54/2. At drinks break South Africa were 98/2 in 29 overs with H Amla 38* and J Kallis 14*.

After drinks South Africa reached the mark of 100 runs in 30.2 overs. And 50 runs of partnership came between H Amla and J Kallis contributing 35 and 14 runs respectively. At 33.2 overs South Africa lost their 3rd wicket J Kallis with 20 runs(3-4's) and went 111/3. After bowling three balls umpires decided to suspend the play due to bad light when South Africa were 111/3 in 34 overs. Then rain interrupted the play and after long time play started but for only 1 over and again game was suspended due to bad light when South Africa were 115/3 in 35 overs. The weather condition remained the same till the end of day 4's play. For India A Mishra picked 2 wickets and Harbhajan 1 wicket. 

At the stumps of day 4 South Africa were 115/3 in 35 overs with H Amla 49* and A Prince 0* and still trailing by 232 runs.

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