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South Africa reach 497/8; early tea taken due to rain on Day 4 of 2nd Test

South Africa were on 497 for seven when play stopped due to rain © Getty Images
South Africa are 163 runs ahead © Getty Images (File Photo)

 

Dec 29, 2013

 

Rain stopped play on Day Four of the second Test between India and South Africa at Durban on Sunday. The Proteas are 163 runs ahead playing on 497 for eight. Rain and bad light has disrupted the play more often in this Test. India managed to get the wicket of Robin Peterson for 61 before play was called off.

 

South Africa attacked the Indian pacers post lunch and scored at more than run-a-ball. Peterson completed his third Test fifty in just 44 balls. Along with Faf du Plessis, they added 102 in just 14.1 overs. India resisted from using the new ball for 66 overs since it was made available. That didn’t make any difference in the scoring rate of the South Africans. Peterson played his strokes at will and collected runs in boundaries. He was lucky on a few occasions when the edges flew over the slips for four.

 

The shot of the session was a switch-hit from Peterson when he smacked one into the square-leg stands. The Proteas have taken a healthy lead and will be looking to declare and give themselves a chance of bowling out India with a session and day to go.

 

South Africa’s total has been set up by a brilliant hundred by Jacques Kallis playing in his last Test.

 

Brief scores:

 

India 334 (Murali Vijay 97, Cheteshwar Pujara 70, Virat Kohli 46, Ajinya Rahane 51*; Dale Steyn 6 for 100, Morne Morkel 3 for 50) trail South Africa 497 for 8 (Alviro Petersen 62, AB de Villiers 74, Jacques Kallis 115; Ravindra Jadeja 5 for 138) by 163 runs.

 

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