Proteas lose two more wickets

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South Africa lost two wickets in the first session on day five as they reached 236 for four at lunch in the first Test against India. Photo by: Themba Hadebe

Johannesburg – South Africa lost two wickets in the first session on day five as they reached 236 for four at lunch in the first Test against India at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Having looked composed and playing a patient innings the previous day, Alviro Petersen looked scratchy and out of sorts when he resumed his innings on 76. He was almost out off the first delivery of the day, slashing hard at a ball wide enough to leave from Mohammed Shami.

After facing a further thirteen balls without scoring, Petersen's innings came to an end when he played on to Shami.

The wicket brought Jacques Kallis to the middle and he survived an lbw shout off his first ball, avoiding a pair. Shami bowled the ball full and Kallis played and missed, but the delivery had pitched just outside leg and the umpire gave it not out.

Kallis looked to be back to his imperious best, scoring at nearly a run-a-ball, striking six fours for his 34 until he was adjudged lbw to Zaheer Khan handing the Indian bowler his 300th Test wicket.

At lunch, Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers were unbeaten on 42 and 24 respectively. – Sapa


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