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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

South African Pace Aces Bowl Over India, 152-6

CALCUTTA -- South African pace pair Allan Donald and Brian McMillan shared four wickets as India were left in danger of having to follow on after an eventful second day in the second test at Eden Gardens on Thursday.


With two other Indian wickets falling to run outs and Mohammad Azharuddin having to retire hurt, the home country stumbled to 152 for six at the close in reply to South Africa's first innings of 428.


India had started the day on a high note by seizing the touring team's last eight wickets for 89 after they resumed at 339 for two.


Paceman Venkatesh Prasad produced his best performance in tests to finish with six for 104.


India's batsmen made a deceptively good start with Nayan Mongia and Rahul Dravid scoring freely. But Dravid, having hit six fours in his 31, needlessly tried to cut a wide and high delivery from McMillan, and Andrew Hudson at second slip held a good head-high catch.


The loss of Dravid started a slump in which six wickets tumbled for 51.


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Stephen Fleming defied Pakistan's spin and pace attack with a defiant knock of 67 as New Zealand scored 215-8 at the close of the first day of their second and final test.