SACHIN TENDULKAR and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni lead the fightback against South Africa on the fourth day of the first test match in Nagpur.
SACHIN TENDULKAR and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni lead the fightback against South Africa on the fourth day of the first test match in Nagpur. India were 192 for the loss of 5 wickets with little master completing a brilliant century giving India some hope of staying alive in the match.
India is trailing by 133 runs and it all depended on brilliance of Tendulkar and guile of Dhoni to make up for the deficit and make a match out of this situation. However, in the latest twist Tendulkar was clean bowled by Paul Harris as soon as he completed his century and this is likely to open the flood gates for India. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni played the perfect sheet anchor role and played safely to ensure that India did not lose any wickets. Dhoni made 14 runs made in 73 balls, displaying patience and controlling his aggressive tendencies. Asked to follow on the third day, India resumed tentatively with visitors making coming hard on the Indian batters, making it difficult to score runs. Tendulkar however started aggressively and played some good shots against Dale Steyn, the chief tormentor of Indians in the first inning. However, his partner Murli Vijay could not sustain the tempo and he was caught on the bowling of Paul Harris by Morne Morkel, on 32. Vijay could have continued at the crease but being inexperienced he showed impatience and had to pay the price for it. S Badrinath, who played well for a half century in the first inning could not do much as he edged one Parnell delivery to Mark Boucher. Ind Vs SA: Latest update India Vs South Africa match in Nagpur has been been won by South Africa by 6 runs. South Africa now has taken lead in the India Vs South Africa series by 1-0. The Ind Vs SA series comprises two test matches.