Smith and Amla stand firm for South Africa

Published: Wednesday, January 3, 2007, 23:53 [IST]
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Cape Town:Captain Graeme Smith scored his second consecutive test half-century to bolster South Africa's batting on the second day of the third test against India on Wednesday.

At the close South Africa were 144 for one in reply to India's first innings of 414.


Smith, who scored 58 in the second innings of South Africa's 174-run win in the second test in Durban, was 76 not out while Hashim Amla was unbeaten on 50 in an unbroken second-wicket stand of 130.

Sourav Ganguly guided India to their sizable total with a gritty 66 while Sachin Tendulkar scored a composed 64.

Pace bowler Shaun Pollock took four for 75 and debutant left-arm spinner Paul Harris claimed four for 129.


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