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South Africa claimed the final five wickets of the India innings for just 25 runs after the visitors had resumed on 255 for five. Photo by: Themba Hadebe

Johannesburg – South Africa went to lunch on 22 without loss on day two of the first Test against India at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Thursday.

The opening pair of Graeme Smith (11 not out) and Alviro Petersen (11 not out) managed an awkward 45-minute period of batting after India were bowled out for 280 earlier in the session.

The Proteas innings, however, was not without incident as Smith received a painful blow to his right knee off an inside edge from a Zaheer Khan delivery. The incident occurred in the fifth over and Smith fell to the ground in agony.

After the physio came out to the middle and applied the 'magic spray', Smith slowly made it on to his feet and continued his innings.

Earlier in the morning, South Africa claimed the final five wickets of the India innings for just 25 runs after they had resumed on 255 for five.

Morne Morkel made the breakthrough to dismiss MS Dhoni (19), edging through to wicketkeeper AB de Villiers.

Ajinkya Rahane joined his captain in the changeroom four balls later and three runs short of his half-century. This time Vernon Philander produced a moving delivery outside off and Rahane nicked a pearler through to De Villiers.

Khan made a golden duck, trapped lbw to Philander, and India added 16 more runs before Philander clean-bowled Ishant Sharma.

Morkel wrapped it up to get rid of Mohammed Shami who failed to score.

After picking up three wickets in the morning, Philander finished with overall figures of 4/61 while Morkel returned 3/34. – Sapa


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