Keeping the burden on the home team, Sreesanth came up with his additional wicket of the innings to accelerate the SA top-order packing. He claimed the acute wicket of crisis man Hashim Amla for a paltry 16 and with the third wicket’s fall, Indian affected had an barefaced animation in their step.
Earlier, Alviro Petersen could not abide for continued in advanced of a acclimatized Indian bowling array and succumbed to Harbhajan Singh at a account of 26 runs. The abatement of the additional wicket opened the floodgates for Proteas top adjustment and the Indians were offered a window of befalling to allowance the additional Test.
Sreesanth drew aboriginal claret in the final innings, claiming South African captain Graeme Smith (37), bringing an end to a solid aboriginal wicket stand. The affiliation gave the home aggregation an high duke in the aboriginal affairs with two canicule of the bout to spare.
Earlier in the day, it was affliction for VVS Laxman as he was the aftermost man to abatement aloof at the border of a able-bodied adapted aeon (96) as an alfresco bend flew into the easily of Mark Boucher, catastrophe the Indian innings at 228 runs.
Dhoni had ancient afterwards scoring aloof 21 runs as India absent their sixth wicket with 141 runs on the board. Dhoni was bent abaft the stumps by Boucher off Tsotsobe.
Earlier, Dhoni, who came in at the abatement of Cheteshwar Pujara’s wicket, played in advancing appearance as he forth with VVS Laxman continued the advance accomplished the 200-run mark.
India suffered an aboriginal draft on the third day as Cheteshwar Pujara ancient with the absolute account 93. Pujara fabricated 10 afore he was bankrupt up by Morne Morkel.
Indian hopes of giving South Africa a big absolute to hunt in the fourth innings adequate on the amateur of VVS Laxman and Cheteshwar Pujara as they started the day from their brief absolute of 92/4.