Sunday 26 December 2010 

Steyn And Tsotsobe Rock Indian Top Order

Steyn And Tsotsobe Rock Indian Top Order
Steyn And Tsotsobe Rock Indian Top Order
© REUTERS/Rogan Ward (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET) Picture Supplied by Action Images
 

India 183-6 (Laxman 38, Steyn 4-36) v South Africa
Second Test, Durban, day one

Dale Steyn took four wickets and Lonwabo Tsotsobe two as South Africa reduced India to 183 for six on the opening day of the second Test in Durban.

Rain delayed the start, after which South Africa won the toss and chose to bowl, and Steyn finished the day with four for 36 when bad light and rain returned to end proceedings prematurely.

India's top-order batsmen all made starts but South Africa struck regularly to ensure it was they who ended the day in a strong position.

Steyn removed Virender Sehwag (25), Murali Vijay (19), Rahul Dravid (25) and VVS Laxman (38) while Tsotsobe picked up the prize wicket of Sachin Tendulkar for 13 and Cheteshwar Pujara, who made 19.

Vijay replaced Gautam Gambhir for India while Pujara was brought in to take the place of out-of-form Suresh Raina and their third change was Zaheer Khan back with Jaydev Unadkat missing out.

South Africa, who won the opening Test at Centurion Park by an innings and 25 runs, went in with an unchanged line up.

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