Finally! 328 all out

India v South Africa (2nd Test, Durban): Scorecard

Far too much frustration has come around. India has suffered at the hands of tailenders on many occasions. But this particular effort by SA may just hurt badly.

The 10th wicket partnership between debutante Morne Morkel and Makhaya Ntini was worth 32 runs. Prince and Morkel put together 39 for the 9th wicket. So the last two wickets cost India all of 71 runs. When the opposition top 8 have fallen for 257, you expect to wrap up the innings for approx 275. Tsk!

Australia would have!

UPDATE: India has been bundled out for 240. Conceding a lead of 88 runs. As predicted above, the last two partnerships that yielded 71 for SA have proved costly for India. Else the lead would not have been more than say 30 or 40. How costly? Two and a half days to go to find that out!


  1. I wouldn’t worry much on the 88 run lead. It could have been worse. What worries me though is the bowling. It looks like the attack has lost its sting, allowing South Africa to get a first wicket 50 run partnership.

    I believe we can still draw this match, if not win it. Bad light and possible rain would come to our aid. Hopefully 😛

  2. Good point. But I think it was more because there didn’t seem to be too much of a plan. Hope it’s not overconfidence! And yes, rain and bad light may just be our best bet for this game! 😀

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