India reaches 104 for one at lunch

Published: Monday, November 26, 2001, 22:50 [IST]
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Centurion Park: Fighting with its back to the wall, India survived the first session of the fourth morning, reaching 104 for one by lunch after having conceded a mammoth 334-run first innings lead to South Africa in the third and final cricket 'Test' here on Monday.After the South Africa declared its first innings at its overnight 566 for eight, the Indians did well in keeping their wickets intact for most of the first session. Openers Shiv Sunder Das and Connor Williams batted confidently and were not bogged down by the huge task at their hand. Unlike in the first innings when they were too cautious, both Das and Williams scored freely and put on 92 runs for the opening wicket before the Baroda left-hander snicked a Lance Klusener delivery for a regulation catch to Jacques Kallis at second slip. Williams made a solid 42. Stand-in skipper Rahul Dravid joined Das and the two took the score past the 100-run mark in the 34th over. When lunch break was taken, Das was batting on 43 while Dravid was on seven. The Indians were still trailing by 230 runs.

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