India vs South Africa 2nd Test Day 5: India on the verge of losing

Struggling Indian side scored 68 for the loss of two wickets at the end of the 5th days play in the 2nd Test against South Africa being played at Durban from Dec 26-30, 2013.

Before the Indian batsmen put up a dismal performance wherein they scored only 68 at 1.91 runs per over, South Africa came out with all guns blazing to take their overnight score of 299/5 to 500.

Thanks to a brilliant knock of 115 runs from JH Kallis and a spirited performance by du Plessis and RJ Peterson, South Africa managed to pile up 201 runs for the loss of five wickets.

Aside from removing Indian openers, South Africa has now managed to pit India against a menacing situation, which further inches them closer to a series win.

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Jacques Kallis earlier hit his 45th test century by going past Rahul Dravid and becoming the third highest run-scorer in Tests. His adamant knock has now make South Africa favorites to win the second test.

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Ravinder Jadeja, aside from breaking 86-run partnership between Kallis and Steyn, took five wickets to register his best performance in Tests.

When India came to bat, it was all about Steyn and Philander who did their level best to keep Indian openers searching for runs.

Vijay departed at a score of six while handing out the responsibility of steering Indian innings on Pujara and Dhawan; Dhawan, however, fell for 19.

Indians right now India are in a dicey situation. If they bat slowly, they will have to survive longer; however, if they chose to bat faster, they will always run the risk of losing more wickets.