Lunch on Day 2
Sreesanth brought India back in the third Test at Cape Town by taking two wickets in two balls that of Prince and Boucher to leave SA at a precarious 262 for 6. India made further inroads reducing the score to 283 for 8 but Kallis, the overnight batsman who knocked out a 39th Test hundred continued to remain firm and he pulled off two vital partnerships with the no.10 and no.11. South Africa as a result are still hanging in there by Lunch on Day 2 at 335 for 9 in 104 overs with Kallis on 140* from 253 balls (with 15 fours).
It was the second new ball that came to the aid of India and Sreesanth produced a lovely late inswinger to go through the forward defence of Prince (47) in the 84th over to end a 98-run stand. In the very next ball, Mark Boucher (0) was forced to nick behind an away going seamer from Sreesanth to the keeper. Two more quick wickets followed for India with Steyn fending off Zaheer Khan to gully and Morkel edging a big drive off Sreesanth to nick behind. Sreesanth captured a third 5-wicket haul with that. At 283 for 8, SA got in a crucial partnership of 27 runs before Paul Harris fended off Ishant Sharma to leg gully after a stubborn 41-ball stay.
By Lunch, Kallis got Tsotsobe to dig in to add up another 25 runs to the total to rescue the South Africans for the second consecutive day.
- BV Swagath