SA makes a good start, 72/0 at lunch
Published: Saturday, November 24, 2001, 22:31 [IST]
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Centurion Park (South Africa): South Africa was in a comfortable position at 72 without loss at lunch on the second day of the third and final Test match after India's first innings folded at 232.The South African openers Gary Kirsten and Herschelle Gibbs once again proved a difficult nut to crack for the Indians as they batted without any problems to put their side in an advantageous position. At the break, Gibbs was batting on 29 while Kirsten was on 37. Earlier, the Indian innings ended with the addition of 11 runs to the overnight total of 232 for eight. Javagal Srinath, who was hit on his left hand by a Shaun Pollock delivery and retired hurt on Friday, did not come out to bat, having suffered a fracture. But the medium-pacer did bowl and sent down seven overs for 33 runs. Ashish Nehra and Venkatesh Prasad offered some resistance to the South African bowlers in the morning and did well to hang in for some time before the left-arm seamer from Delhi scooped a simple catch to Nicky Boje in the slips in the eighth over of the day. Mornantu Hayward picked up his fourth wicket and finished with figure of four for 74. Prasad remained unbeaten on 11.