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SA vs India - Second Test Match

November 28 - December 2, 2004
Toss: South Africa elected to bat
Eden Gardens, Calcutta
Umpires: Daryl Harper, Simon Taufel (both Aus)
Result: India Won by 8 Wkts

Second Test Start

India Cricket Live Anil Kumble is set to become India's leading wicket-taker during the second Test against South Africa in Calcutta, reports BBC. The spinner currently has 430 victims from 89 matches, four short of Kapil Dev's record, taken in 131 Tests. "I would be happy to see Kumble break my record very soon and wish him all the best," said Kapil Dev with week. But after a drawn first Test Kumble countered: "It is important to get wickets but what is more important is that the team does well." India captain Sourav Ganguly concedes there is heavy public pressure on his side to clinch the series.
Pressure is building on the Indian team from millions of home fans to deliver its first home test series victory in two years when it take on South Africa in the second and final test. In Picture: Traditional welcome for the South Africa Team in India

Second Test First Day

India Cricket Live Jacques Kallis hit his 17th Test century but India's fast bowlers took wickets at regular intervals to restrict South Africa to 227 for five on the first day of the second and final Test on Sunday. The 29-year-old top-scored with 103 not out, his first hundred against India and fourth this year. However, wickets tumbled at the other end as left-arm seamers Irfan Pathan, with three for 61, and Zaheer Khan, two for 46, bowled incisively on a wicket offering early seam movement. They each struck once early in the morning, removing openers Graeme Smith (0) and Andrew Hall (7) to reduce the visitors to 21 for two.
Kallis and Jacques Rudolph rescued the side with a stand of 109 for the third wicket but South Africa were in trouble again after Khan removed Rudolph for a dogged 61. Pathan returned to dismiss debutant Hashim Amla for 24 and Boeta Dippenaar (1) as the visitors tumbled to 182 for five. In Picture: Jacques Kallis slammed his 17th Test century on Sunday to revive South Africa from a shaky start in the second Test against India.

Second Test Second Day

India Cricket Live Centurion Jacques Kallis said South Africa would have to overcome their "average" first-innings total if they are to fight back against India. The visitors were dismissed for 305 on day two of the second Test in Calcutta. "We would have liked something closer to 400. What we got is a pretty average total. We'll have to make up for it when we bat (again)," Kallis said.
The hosts were propelled by an unbeaten 82 from Virender Sehwag as they reached 129-1 in reply at the close of play. The early loss of Gambhir for seven put India on the back foot, but Sehwag became more comfortable as the evening progressed.
Sehwag, who scored a ton in the drawn first Test, was far more aggressive than Dravid, scoring 49 more runs from just one more ball faced. The opener struck 11 fours a six and took a particular liking to Ontong, whose four overs cost 29 runs. Sehwag moved from 51 to 69 in one Ontong over, driving through the covers, pulling over mid-wicket for a flat six, slogging over the on-side and reverse-sweeping to the third man fence. But he was denied the chance to move to triple figures as fading light forced stumps to be drawn early. In Picture: Sehwag clubbed 11 fours and a six in his unbeaten 107-ball stay

Second Test Third Day

India Cricket Live India's batsmen turned in an uninspired performance on day 3 of the second Test against South Africa at the Eden Gardens, in Kolkata, on Tuesday. By close, India had crawled 359 for six wickets, a lead of 54 runs. Dinesh Karthik, 35, and Irfan Pathan, 21, were unbeaten at stumps. Only 230 runs were scored during the day, when India should have driven home the advantage given by Virender Sehwag with some attacking cricket. Once Sehwag went early, the other batsmen struggled to come to terms with the pace of the wicket.
Vice-captain Rahul Dravid was disappointed to miss out on another Test century. "I wanted to go on to make a big score and put the team into a really strong position," said Dravid, who made 80.
South Africa coach Ray Jennings, believed his side were still in the hunt after restricting India to an overnight lead of 54 with four wickets remaining. "We've taken the momentum away from India. If we can claim early wickets and set India a 250-run target in the last innings, we can turn the game our way," he said. In Picture: Rahul Dravid (80) and Virender Sehwag (88) missed centuries as India inched ahead of South Africa's first innings of 305 on the third day of the second and final Test on Tuesday.

Second Test Fourth Day

India Cricket Live Harbhajan revived India's chances on the fourth day of the final test match. He rattled South Africa by having opener Andrew Hall caught behind sweeping for 21 and then Jacques Rudolph lbw in successive overs. And he returned after the tea interval to remove skipper Smith and Hashim Amla for two. Kumble's dismissal of Dippenaar boosted his Test haul to 432, just two behind former captain Kapil Dev's Indian record on 434.
Resuming on 359-6, India were pegged back by the accurate South African fast bowlers when the new ball was taken at the start of the day. Shaun Pollock denied Karthik his maiden Test half-century by trapping him lbw before Harbhajan and Zaheer Khan added a streaky 24 for the last wicket. Leg-spinner Justin Ontong claimed his first Test wicket on the stroke of lunch when he dismissed Harbhajan for 14. At the end of play, South Africa lead by 66 runs with 5 wickets and one day remaining. In Picture: Harbhajan celebrates after what he thought was the prized wicket of Jacques Kallis. But much to the Indian bowler's dismay, the umpire ignored a huge inside edge by Kallis in the last over before tea. Kallis fought hard to stay unbeaten on 52.

Second Test Fifth Day

India Cricket Live Anil Kumble joined Kapil Dev as India's highest Test wicket-taker and the hosts took the series with a eight-wicket second Test win over South Africa.
The tourists were bowled out for 222 on the fifth morning. Chasing a victory target 117 runs on a difficult Eden Gardens track, the hosts lost dangerman Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir before they romped home ten minutes before the tea interval to break a rather prolonged win-less streak at home. Sachin Tendulkar slammed a boundary to take India to victory and send a vociferous home crowd into a frenzy on the final day after off-spinner Harbhajan Singh had quickly put the lid on the South African second innings with figures of 7 for 87. Rahul Dravid (47) and Sachin Tendulkar (32) shared an unbroken stand of 60.
Kumble, who had earlier dismissed Thami Tsolekile, grabbed his 434th wicket when last man Ntini was caught. But it was Harbhajan who shouldered the bulk of the work, striking when South Africa had added just 11 to their overnight 172-5 when Kallis was deceived in the air presented a return catch. Shaun Pollock had time to become only the fifth player in Test history to reach 3,000 runs as well as 300 wickets, but had made six when he fell to a disputed decision. Pollock joined an elite list containing Kapil Dev, Pakistan's Imran Khan, New Zealander Richard Hadlee and Ian Botham of England.
Triumphant skipper Sourav Ganguly credited Harbhajan Singh for "turning the game around" but did not fail to mention the contribution of Anil Kumble to the eight-wicket victory that India registered against South Africa here today. In Picture: Kumble celebrates his 434th wicket.

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match Scoreboard

India Cricket Live In Picture: South Africa's hope of a big first-innings total diminished when Kallis (121) was one of three batsmen to fall in the morning. The all-rounder had his middle stump uprooted by India skipper Sourav Ganguly. "That ball was an absolute beauty," said Kallis, who rated this century among the best knocks of his career. "Only my debut Test hundred would probably be above this knock."
South Africa First Innings
G C Smith c K K D Karthik b I K Pathan
2 0 0
A J Hall c K K D Karthik b Z Khan
13 1 0
J A Rudolph b Z Khan
162 7 0
J H Kallis b S C Ganguly
259 12 0
H M Amla b I K Pathan
49 4 0
H H Dippenaar c K K D Karthik b I K Pathan
12 0 0
Z de Bruyn c K K D Karthik b Z Khan
66 1 0
S M Pollock c R Dravid b A Kumble
60 2 0
J L Ontong not out
61 3 0
T L Tsolekile c and b Harbhajan Singh
53 1 0
M Ntini c I K Pathan b Harbhajan Singh
2 0 0
10nb 17lb 27
Total all out 305

I K Pathan 31.0 7 72 3
Z Khan 27.0 7 64 3
A Kumble 30.0 6 76 1
S C Ganguly 9.0 3 14 1
Harbhajan Singh 21.3 6 54 2
S R Tendulkar 3.0 0 8 0
Fall of wicket
0 G C Smith
21 A J Hall
130 J A Rudolph
176 H M Amla
182 H H Dippenaar
230 Z de Bruyn
261 J H Kallis
273 S M Pollock
305 T L Tsolekile
305 M Ntini

Live Cricket
India First Innings
V Sehwag c G C Smith b M Ntini
118 11 2
G Gambhir lbw b S M Pollock
22 1 0
R Dravid b A J Hall
247 8 0
S R Tendulkar b Z de Bruyn
54 3 0
S C Ganguly lbw b Z de Bruyn
73 5 0
V V S Laxman c J L Ontong b M Ntini
85 4 0
K K D Karthik lbw b S M Pollock
147 6 0
I K Pathan c G C Smith b M Ntini
75 2 0
A Kumble c J H Kallis b M Ntini
26 0 0
Harbhajan Singh c H H Dippenaar b J L Ontong
32 2 0
Z Khan not out
32 1 0
10nb 6w 19lb 35
Total all out 411

S M Pollock 45.0 13 101 2
M Ntini 44.0 8 112 4
J L Ontong 18.1 1 79 1
A J Hall 27.0 5 68 1
Z de Bruyn 16.0 4 32 2
Fall of wicket
17 G Gambhir
144 V Sehwag
189 S R Tendulkar
238 R Dravid
267 S C Ganguly
308 V V S Laxman
366 I K Pathan
382 A Kumble
387 K K D Karthik
411 Harbhajan Singh

Live Cricket
South Africa Second Innings
G C Smith c V V S Laxman b Harbhajan Singh
124 11 0
A J Hall c K K D Karthik b Harbhajan Singh
64 3 1
J A Rudolph lbw b Harbhajan Singh
14 0 0
J H Kallis c and b Harbhajan Singh
98 4 0
H M Amla c V V S Laxman b Harbhajan Singh
20 0 0
H H Dippenaar c V Sehwag b A Kumble
8 0 0
Z de Bruyn not out
72 2 0
S M Pollock c G Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh
27 0 0
J L Ontong c K K D Karthik b Harbhajan Singh
2 0 0
T L Tsolekile b A Kumble
4 0 0
M Ntini c R Dravid b A Kumble
19 2 0
3nb 12b 2lb 17
Total all out 222

I K Pathan 5.0 1 17 0
Z Khan 5.0 0 22 0
A Kumble 34.4 7 82 3
Harbhajan Singh 30.0 3 87 7
Fall of wicket
77 A J Hall
81 J A Rudolph
126 G C Smith
138 H M Amla
147 H H Dippenaar
183 J H Kallis
193 S M Pollock
193 J L Ontong
194 T L Tsolekile
222 M Ntini

Live Cricket
India Second Innings
V Sehwag c G C Smith b M Ntini
18 1 0
G Gambhir lbw b J A Rudolph
56 5 0
R Dravid not out
104 4 0
S R Tendulkar not out
64 3 1
4nb 1lb 5
Total for 2 120

S M Pollock 7.0 1 22 0
M Ntini 4.0 0 11 1
J L Ontong 10.4 1 44 0
J A Rudolph 8.0 1 24 1
G C Smith 7.0 1 16 0
A J Hall 3.0 2 2 0
Fall of wicket
15 V Sehwag
60 G Gambhir

Live Cricket

Indian Team

India Cricket Live Sourav Ganguly (Captain), Virender Sehwag , Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar , Venkatsai Laxman, Dinesh Karthik, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan, Zaheer Khan. In Picture: Sachin & Sehwag

South African Team

India Cricket Live Graeme Smith (Captain), Andrew Hall, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Jacques Rudolph, Boeta Dippenaar, Zander de Bruyn, Shaun Pollock, Justin Ontong, Thami Tsolekile, Makhaya Ntini. In Picture: South African Team

The Venue

India Cricket Live Eden Gardens is the oldest cricket ground in India and is also considered as one of the finest in the world. The present Eden Gardens Cricket Club came in existence some time in the year 1864.
The first ever first-class match to be played here was in 1917-18, while the Second Test match was against Douglas Jardine's MCC in January 1934. Since then the ground has hosted 32 Test matches - the maximum at any venue in India. In February 1987, the stadium hosted its first ODI match. It can now host 100,000 viewers.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.