South Africa In Complete Control….

Run machine Hashim Amla and Kallis Shared another big partnership to increase the problems of Dhoni’s eleven. Both shared an unbeaten partnership of 200 runs at stumps of 2nd day of 1st test.

India started their innings from overnight score of 136 and it took only….

Run machine Hashim Amla and Kallis Shared another big partnership to increase the problems of Dhoni’s eleven. Both shared an unbeaten partnership of 200 runs at stumps of 2nd day of 1st test.

India started their innings from overnight score of 136 and it took only 3 balls for Morkel to dismiss Dhoni who was unable to add anything to overnight score. So, India were all out for just 136 runs, Morne Morkel picked 5 wickets for just 20 runs.

South Africa, in reply was as solid as ever, not giving anything to Indian bowlers and dispatching every loosener to boundary. Indian bowlers too didn’t bowled well, they provided Smith and Petersen with too much width and both batsmen punished them quite badly.

Runs were flowing from bats at nearly 4 runs per over. Both openers played very nicely, but it was Bhajji again who provided India with a breakthrough just at the stoke of lunch. South Africa scored 111 for 1 at lunch losing their captain in last over who scored 62 runs.

After lunch, Petersen and Amla started in the same manner, scoring 55 runs in first 13 overs before Harbhajan picked another wicket of Petersen who scored 77.

After that probably one of the world’s best all-rounder Kallis joined the run machine. Indian bowlers seemed toothless and kept providing African batsmen with X mas gifts. Kallis and Amla too capitalized on every provided occasion.

Both batsmen cruised to their half centuries. India was not able to pick any other wicket in the whole day. Both batsman shared an other mammoth unbeaten stand of 200 runs by the end of the day.

Kallis scored the fastest century of his career, getting his hundred in just 130 balls.  Amla also scored his 12th ton.

At stumps, South Africa had the lead of 230 with 8 wickets in hand. Kallis and Amla were unbeaten on 102 and 116 respectively.

Player Of The Day: For me, both Amla and Kallis played exceptionally well.

Flop Of The Day: All Indian bowlers bowled really badly, not even able to stop the flow of runs.

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