India Vs South Africa Second Test Durban Live Score & Match Updates

India and South Africa will face off against each other in the second test of the 3 test match series in Durban, South Africa, starting Boxing Day (26th of December).

After a humiliating innings defeat in the first match one can say the Indian team might just be in a demoralized state, but that shouldn’t take over their confidence and spirits in preparing for this crucial match.

Contrarily one good news for fans is that pacer Zaheer Khan will be back in the playing XI after being ruled out of the the previous test due to injury. After conceding a mammoth 600+ run stand in just one innings at a rate of nearly 5 runs per over, the bowling department must display considerable amount of wits this time, should it be able to dismiss the dangerously in-form South African top order batsmen and pick up 20 wickets in the match. Coach Gary Kirsten has also backed the bowlers and said that the team has shown the quality to do so under any conditions in the last three years.

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Coincidentally the team’s top order must also fire and be at their best from the very beginning. Openers Sehwag and Gambhir both have the potential to provide massive opening-wicket totals. Batting maestros Sachin Tendulkar (who completed his 50th century in tests) and Rahul Dravid (who completed 12,000 test runs), both in the first test must lead from the front, as they have done throughout their long and legendary careers. The middle order emphasizes on V.V.S Laxman who can display immense temperament and solidity under just about any circumstance in any part of the world. Captain M.S Dhoni must maintain his good run of form from the previous match where he nearly missed out on a century.

These are basic strategies of test cricket the team has been following so well for the last 6-7 years and hence rightly placed on top of the world’s test rankings.

Match Details

Venue: Kingsmead cricket ground, Durban

Date/Day: 26th December 2010, Sunday

Time: 10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 13:30 IST

Match Scorecard :- Ind vs SA Durban Test Scorecard