Thursday, January 6, 2011

India Vs South Africa Test Series draw as 1-1

sachin 51st century

Indian Cricket team made the test series draw against South Africa after completing the fifth day of the third test for 166 runs.

The toss winning Indian side asked South Africa to bat first. In the first Innings, South Africa scored the considerable 362 runs which includes Kallis century. Kallis scored hefty 161 out of 291 balls and made their side comfortable for the first innings. Indian bowlers took the wickets at regular intervals. Sree santh took five wickets and Zaheer khan took 3 wickets.

India who had started their first innings scored 364 for all out. Sachin who hit his 51st century has brought the India score to 364 which paved the way for the India to cross the follow on mark. Dale Steyn took five wickets for the team South Africa.

South Africa who started their second innings on the fourth day scored 341 and set the difficult target of 340. Kallis, though he got injured scored 109 combined with the partnership Mark Boucher.

India who started their second innings, from the starting itself, India tried to draw the series. Sehwag, who was not performing well this series was out initially but later Dravid and Gambhir slowly played their innings. Later India was 166 for 3 wickets and the series was draw for 1-1.

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