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LIVE Cricket! India lose openers after Kallis hits ton in final Test

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December 29, 2013


21:29   India 68-2 (36 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

- Kallis hits a century in his farewell Test

-  India are still 98 runs away from avoid the innings defeat

-  Peterson hit a quickfire 61 from 52 balls to take SA to 500

So, bad light has ended play on the fourth day, with four overs still remaining.

India reached 68 for two in 36 overs, still trailing the hosts by 98 runs.

Pujara continued his good run in the series as he made 32 not out from 90 balls, while the in-form Kohli made 11.

They will hope to bat well in the morning session and take their team towards safety on the fifth and final day.
21:18  India 68-2 (36 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Peterson pitched one on the footmarks to Pujara and it rolled along the ground down the leg side but du Plessis made a good stop at leg slip.

He keeps it outside the line and Pujara is content to pad it away.
21:16  India 68-2 (35 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Pujara turns Duminy on the leg side before Kohli smashes the fifth delivery powerfully down the ground past the bowler for a boundary, his first of the innings to bring the deficit under the 100-run mark.

India doing well to score some runs against the spinners and bring down the deficit to make their task easier going into the final day.
21:11  India 63-2 (33 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Kohli flicks Duminy fine on the leg side for a couple and Pujara does the same off the last ball of that over.

India's batsmen content to play against the spinners as they bat out time. South Africa don't have option of recalling their fast bowlers with the light not very good at the moment.

Another couple of singles from Duminy's next over as seven overs still to go in the day.
21:00  India 56-2 (30 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Virat Kohli flicks Peterson to deep square leg for one before Pujara continues to play with caution.

The last ball is down the leg side as Pujara looks to swipe it fine but he  misses.
20:56   India 53-2 (28 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Peterson serves up a half-volley outside the off-stump which Pujara drives through the covers for a couple before taking one on the off-side.

Once again Dhawan, who made 19 from 87 balls, throws his wicket away after getting off to a start. He looks to flick over midwicket but Faf du Plessis comes up with an unbelievable catch, plucking it with his right hand out of mid air leaping high.


20:49  India 50-1 (27 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

No surprise as part-time off-spinner Duminy is called into the attack from the other end.

Dhawan looking to play for stumps and not trying anything at all. He plays out a quiet maiden over from Duminy as he defends it with utmost caution.
20:44  India 50-1 (26 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Peterson comes into the attack in place of Duminy, who bowled three overs for eight runs.

Dhawan hits the first ball to the point region for a single to take his score to 19.

He drops one short as Pujara pulls him through midwicket for a boundary to bring up India's 50, in the 26th over.
20:41  India 45-1 (25 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Steyn continues as the light continues to fade at Kingsmead. He seems to have pulled off slightly in the middle of the over but he looks fine to continue as Pujara safely negotiates another good over from the pacer.


20:37  India 45-1 (24 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

India starting to play a bit more positively now. Dhawan takes a single from the first ball before Pujara punches a full delivery straight back down the ground for a boundary.

He turns the next ball to midwicket for a single to keep the scoreboard moving at a good rate.


20:33  India 39-1 (23 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Steyn comes back for his second spell, taking over from Morkel, who bowled six overs in his first spell.

After two deliveries outside the off-stump, Steyn bowls a short ball on Pujara's body which he flicks on the leg side for a couple.

He clips the next one through midwicket for two more runs as India look a bit settled after the initial testing overs.
20:31  India 35-1 (21 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Morkel bowls a short delivery to Dhawan, who pulls it fine for a single. The next delivery comes in a long way to Pujara, who lets it go as it passes over the stumps.

Pujara then steers the third delivery past the slips for a boundary before playing out the rest of the over.
20:20  India 30-1 (20 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Part-time off-spinner JP Duminy comes into the attack in place of Peterson, who bowled just three overs in his first spell.

Pujara flicks the third ball straight into Hashim Amla at short leg, who barely has time to react and ends up injuring his finger.

Pujara drives Duminy through the covers for a couple but hits the next ball, a full toss, to the fielder at midwicket.
20:15  India 28-1 (19 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Dhawan has shown great application in this innings and has not looked to play his usual positive game. He plays out another maiden over from Morkel, who has been quite good with the ball.

Dhawan has scored 16 from 68 balls and has looked to spend as much time as possible, while Pujara has made six from 33 balls.
20:10  India 28-1 (18 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Morkel bowls another tight over conceding just a single before India continue to milk Peterson.

Dhawan plays a good cut shot but can't beat the fielder and gets just one. Two balls later Pujara rocks back and cuts it fine for his first boundary.
20:08  India 22-1 (16 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Dhawan comes down the track and drives Peterson through the gap in the covers for a boundary to break the shackles.

He tries the shot off the last ball but that time he taps it to mid-off and takes one.
19:52  India 16-1 (14 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

South Africa introduce spin early, in the 14th over, in the form of Robin Peterson.

Pujara drives the second delivery to sweeper cover for a rare single. Dhawan plays a good cover drive but the fielder at cover makes a diving stop to keep it down to one.
19:49  India 14-1 (13 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Pujara offering no shot to the deliveries pitched outside the off-stump, while defending the ones on the stumps from Philander. He will be content to bat patiently and look to stay at the wicket for as long as possible.

Morkel follows that up with another good probing over to Dhawan as India are unable to force a move along.

Seven out of 13 overs bowled by South Africa's pacers have been maiden as India are struggling on 14 for one in 13 overs.
19:39  India 14-1 (11 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Morne Morkel comes into the attack in place of Steyn, who conceded just a single in his first spell of five overs.

The first ball is full as Dhawan punches it down the ground past mid-off for a boundary.

Morkel cuts his length and bowls a bit shorter but Dhawan is not interested as he lets it go through to the keeper.
19:36  India 10-1 (10 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Dhawan reaches out to a wide delivery from Philander but can't beat the fielder at point.

The next ball comes in as Dhawan gets an inside edge before he cuts a short ball but the fielder makes a good stop at point for just a single.

India are 10 for one in 10 overs with Dhawan on three from 32 balls and Pujara on one from 14 balls.
19:32  India 9-1 (9 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Steyn targetting Pujara's body with his quick bouncers. The second delivery strikes him on the chest guard and rolls fine on the leg side but the next is a bit wider.

Pujara then goes back and defends confidently as another maiden over passes by, to make in three in a row.
19:28  India 9-1 (8 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Philander's length is a bit fuller as Dhawan defends the first two deliveries before he lets the next one through.

Philander then beats him with one that comes in a bit and a loud appeal for caught behind is turned down.

Another good over by Philander to keep the Indians tied down.
19:23  India 9-1 (7 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Steyn pushing the batsmen with a barrage of short deliveries while looking to bowl the full length deliveries in between.

A good bouncer from Steyn forces Pujara to defend as he is struck on the left shoulder but he ducks under the next ball.

India's batsmen facing a tough time out in the middle. They have scored just nine overs from seven overs.
19:18   India 9-1 (6 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Philander has struck early with the wicket of Vijay, who is caught on the crease as he looks to defend and gets an edge to be caught at first slip by Smith for six.

Cheteshwar Pujara gets a thick inside edge to fine leg region to get off the mark.

The next ball is an absolute beauty, extra bounce and movement as Dhawan had no clue about it.
19:12  India 8-0 (5 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Dhawan plays a loose shot outside the off-stump as Steyn gets it move away, beating the edge of the bat.

Dhawan then has to fend a quick bouncer directed at his body before he sways out of the way of the next one.
19:09  India 8-0 (4 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Vijay looking in good touch as he plays a nice drive through the off-side for a couple. Philander then bowls a good short delivery which does not bounce much and the Indian opener ducks under it.

Vijay then blocks the last two deliveries on the off-side.
19:05  India 6-0 (3 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Dhawan pulls a short ball from Steyn but it hits the fielder at short leg before the left-hander defends the rest of the over.

Dhawan will need to show some application and ensure that he does not waste his starts.
19:00  India 6-0 (2 ovs) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

Vernon Philander starts with a peach, getting a lot of movement across Dhawan, who is beaten. He gets off strike with a quick single from the third delivery on the off-side.

Vijay gets off the mark with a boundary as the edge goes past the slips through the vacant thirdman region.

He plays a nice straight drive off the last ball which is stopped by the bowler as he threatens to throw it back at the batsman's end.
18:56  India 1-0 (1 ov) & 334 vs SA 500 | Scorecard

India have nearly 40 overs to contend before stumps on Day 4, that is weather permitting.

Dale Steyn comes in steaming in and up against him is Shikhar Dhawan, who thrown away after getting off to good starts in all his three innings in the series so far.

He gets off the mark with a single through point from the fifth delivery as a single comes from the first over.
18:40  SA 500 all out (155.2 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Jadeja finishes off the South African innings as Morne Morkel is caught and bowled for a duck.

Jadeja finishes with career-best figures of six for 138 in 58.2 overs as South Africa are bowled out for 500, with a handy first innings lead of 166 runs.
18:38  SA 500-9 (155 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Play has resumed after the tea break and the rain interval and South Africa have decided to continue batting, looking for some quick runs before declaring later in the day.

But India have spoiled their plans somewhat with the wicket of du Plessis in the first over of the post tea session. A misunderstanding with striker Vernon Philander sees Faf being sent back but Rohit's direct hit catches him short and he is dismissed for 43.
18:25  The rain has finally stopped and play will get underway at 1500 hours local time (1830 IST).


17:56  TEA - DAY 4

SA 497-8 (154.1 ovs) vs India 334
all | Scorecard

Meanwhile, the umpires have decided to take the tea break with the two teams in the dressing room because of rain.

It is still raining in Kingsmead and it will be a while before play resumes on the fourth day!
17:52   RAIN STOPS PLAY

SA 497-8 (154.1 ovs) vs India 334
all | Scorecard

Zaheer comes back and he strikes immediately with the wicket of Peterson with the first delivery of his new spell.

He looks to slog it down the ground but mistimes it and is caught by Vijay at mid-off after a quickfire innings of 61 from 52 balls, hitting nine fours and a six.

South Africa have a handy lead of 163 runs and it won't be long before Smith declare the innings.

India will face a tough task of having to bat out the last part of Day 4 and the fifth and final day on a pitch getting increasingly difficult for batting.
17:37  SA 497-7 (154 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Rohit comes into the attack as Peterson plays the switch hit for a huge six over the cover region. Two balls later, he is beaten as he looks to slog sweep but the ball stays a bit low.

He misses the sweep off the last ball as Dhoni fails to gather and they get three byes in the process.
17:33  SA 487-7 (153 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Du Plessis lofts Shami over the leg side for a boundary, his fourth, to take his score to 38. He then guides the next delivery to thirdman for two runs before a bit bounce hits du Plessis on the thumbs. They sneak a quick single to bring up the 100-run partnership for the eighth wicket, from 101 balls.
17:31  SA 480-7 (152 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Zaheer is back as Peterson lofts the second delivery over mid-off for a boundary to bring up his fifty in some style.

He looks to crash the next ball through the off-side but gets an inside edge to the leg side for one.

Eight runs from Zaheer's first over as South Africa look to press the accelerator with it getting dark.
17:19  SA 472-7 (151 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Du Plessis turns Shami to deep midwicket and comes back for a second with Zaheer slow to get to the ball.

Peterson top edges the pull shot and it goes over the keeper for a boundary.

The last ball is pulled to fine leg for one as Peterson takes his score to 48.
17:17  SA 464-7 (150 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Peterson pulls a short ball from Ishant but can't time it well for a single on the leg side.

Two balls later du Plessis lofts it back over the bowler's head for a cracking boundary and then takes a single from the next delivery.

It is getting dark at Kingsmead and the floodlights have been switched on.

SA are 464 for seven in 150 overs, stretching their lead to 130 runs.
17:09  SA 458-7 (149 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

The runs continue to flow as Shami's wayward delivery is flicked fine by Faf to the fine leg region for a four.

The next is a full delivery which is driven through the covers for a couple. Two balls later he turns it square on the leg side for another couple as India's pacers continue to spray the new ball around.
17:05  SA 450-7 (148 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Ishant starts with a poor delivery to Peterson, down the leg side, which the left-hander flicks fine for a boundary to race to 41 from 36 balls.

He then gets an inside edge on the leg side for a single before du Plessis flicks it to fine leg for another single to bring up SA's 450, in the 148th over.
17:01  SA 444-7 (147 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Shami to bowl with the second new ball. Peterson punches the first ball through the covers for a single before Shami gets one to go through the left-hander, beating him all ends up as he looks to flick it on the leg side.

Shami along with all the Indian fielders make a loud appeal but umpire Steve Davies is not interested. Replays show that was mighty close.

The third ball is a wide half-volley as Peterson smashes it through the covers for a boundary to stretch the lead beyond the 100-run mark.

Three more singles as 13 runs come from the first over with the second new ball.
16:54  SA 431-7 (146 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Jadeja from over the wicket as three singles come from the first three deliveries before du Plessis blocks out the last three deliveries.

South Africa's lead is closing on the 100-run mark as India finally decide to take the second new ball, after a long wait of 66 overs after it was available.

A total of 146 overs were bowled by the first new ball.
16:49  SA 428-7 (145 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Jadeja continues to toil with the bat, and goes about with his task of drying up the runs as he concedes just two singles in his 57th over.

Four dot balls from Ishant to Faf before he steers it to thirdman for a single.

Peterson gets a thick outside edge from the last ball which flies to thirdman for one.
16:41  SA 424-7 (143 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Ishant comes in place of Zaheer and he starts with a no-ball for overstepping the bowling crease.

The next ball is a wide half-volley as Peterson drives it through the covers for a boundary.

Ishant bowls another no-ball which Peterson pulls through the leg side for another boundary to race to 24 from 20 balls with the help of five fours.

Ishant beats him with one that slants across the left-hander as he dabs his bat at it. He flicks the last ball to deep midwicket for a single to get 12 runs from the over.

South Africa have scored 29 runs from three overs since the lunch break to swell their lead to 90 runs.
16:34  SA 412-7 (142 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Du Plessis plays the Dil-scoop, paddling it over the keeper for a couple. He then steps down the track to the next delivery and lofts it over mid-off for a boundary.

South Africa are going for the runs after the lunch break, looking to score some quick runs and get India into the bat, before stumps on Day 4.

Jadeja changes his line and switches to over the wicket, trying to hit the rough outside the leg-stump of the right-hander. He manages to beat du Plessis with one which grips and turns, going past the edge of the bat.
16:30   SA 407-7 (141 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

So, that was a small delay of nearly 15 minutes as the players now walk on to the field to resume proceedings in the post lunch session.

Peterson drives the second ball through the covers as the fielder stops it inside the ropes for three runs and du Plessis picks one from the leg side.

The fourth ball is short and wide and Peterson slaps it through the covers for a boundary. The next ball is full and Peterson helps himself to another four, through the midwicket region.

12 runs from the first over after the break as South Africa signal some intent.
15:34  LUNCH - DAY 4

SA 395-7 (140 ovs) vs India 334
all | Scorecard

The highlight of the session was the cracking innings of 115 from Kallis, who hit a century in his last Test match.

Jadeja was the star performer for India with the ball as he claimed five for 128 in 55 overs, including the wicket of Kallis.

Strangely, India have not yet taken the new ball but South Africa are happy to milk the bowling to swell their lead to 61 runs.
15:32  SA 395-7 (140 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

After two balls from over wicket, Jadeja is asked by Dhoni to switch to round the wicket and try to hit the rough patches outside the leg-stump.

Du Plessis is content to play with caution in the last over of the session.

At lunch on Day 4, South Africa are 395 for seven in 140 overs, have stretched their lead to 61 runs.

Du Plessis and Peterson are unbeaten on five, at the break.
15:28  SA 395-7 (139 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Peterson gets his first boundary as he flicks a low full toss from Zaheer through midwicket.

He edges the next delivery but it goes wide of the slip fielder for one and du Plessis does the same from the next delivery.
15:23  SA 388-7 (138 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Jadeja continues to do an excellent job with the old ball as he beats the outside edge of du Plessis's bat, who comes half forward to defend.

He turns the third ball to square leg for a single.

Jadeja bowls from over the wicket and pitches in the rough outside left-hander Peterson's off-stump as he comes forward to defend.
15:19   SA 387-7 (137 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Zaheer gets the wicket of Steyn, who made 44, caught behind by wicketkeeper Dhoni. The ball was slanted across the right-hander, as nightwatchman Steyn went after it but got an edge which was gobbled up by Dhoni.

Robin Peterson is nearly done in by a reverse swinging yorker from Zaheer, which hits him on his toes as he falls over.
15:12  SA 387-6 (136 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

This is interesting from Dhoni as he employs a fielder at very short thirdman for the top edge from Steyn against Jadeja.

Du Plessis paddle sweeps Jadeja for a couple fine on the leg side before he blocks the last two deliveries of the over.
15:10  SA 384-6 (135 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Zaheer from over the wicket to new batsman Faf du Plessis, who scored a splendid century in the previous century to lead South Africa's superb comeback.

The right-hander plays out the over watchfully as he looks to get his eye in.
15:05  Jacques Kallis, who made 115, moves to number 3 to the leading run-scorers list. His tally currently reads 13,289 surpassing former India batting Rahul Dravid's 13,288.
15:04   SA 384-6 (134 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Kallis top edges the sweep shot against Jadeja and is caught on the off-side for 115.

The veteran South African, who overtook Rahul Dravid in the all-time scorers list in Test cricket to move into third place, finally lost patience. He went for a slog sweep but was done in by the bounce to be caught by Dhoni as he walked back to a standing ovation from everyone at Kingsmead in what could possibly be his last innings in Test cricket.
14:55  SA 381-5 (132 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Kallis drives Jadeja through the covers for a single before Steyn again edges Jadeja over the slip fielder for a boundary.

Dhoni still opting to continue with the old ball as the Indian pacers continue to toil.
14:43  SA 374-5 (130 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Another quiet over from Jadeja, who shouldered a lot of the burden with the ball for India. He completes 50 overs in the first innings, claiming four for 118, including 14 maidens.

South Africa are 374 for five in 130 overs, for a lead of 40 runs at the first drinks break.
14:40  SA 373-5 (129 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Steyn takes a single from the first ball on the leg side off Ishant. The third ball squares up Kallis, who gets a thick outside edge for a couple through point.

He prefers to defend the last three balls of that over.
14:39  Wonder why India has not take the second new ball yet? Rahul Dravid on commentary jokingly says that someone must tell them [Indian team] that there are a few new balls in stock.

But on a serious note, India's game plan is to keep the runs down as it is not score at a fast pace against the older ball.
14:34  SA 370-5 (128 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

India trying to keep the flow of runs down by drying up the boundaries as Jadeja and Ishant concede a single each.

Jadeja continues to bowl well, keeping it on and around the off-stump which can only defend. He tries to drive the last ball but can't beat the fielder in the covers.
14:32  SA 368-5 (125 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Kallis continues to play unfazed as he takes another single to thirdman. Steyn continues to edge it as he slashes at a wide delivery but it goes through the vacant slip region for another four, before another two singles end the over.
14:30  SA 361-5 (124 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Kallis drives Jadeja through the covers to the sweeper fielder for one. Steyn then throws his bat a full toss but gets a thick outside edge which goes over point for a boundary. He again edges the next delivery which goes over the slip fielder this time for another four.
14:15  SA 351-5 (123 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Steyn makes room and tries to crash Shami through the off-side but is beaten. The next ball is short and he ducks under it before he defends the next ball.

Steyn hits the next ball to midwicket for a single while Kallis blocks the last two deliveries.
14:11  SA 350-5 (122 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Kallis flicks Jadeja through midwicket for a couple to bring up the 350 for South Africa, in the 122nd over.

Kallis and Steyn have also raised the 50-run stand for the sixth wicket to swell South Africa's lead.
14:09  As Kallis hit a century in his final Test, the tributes have started to flow for the batting great on Twitter:

Ross Taylor: 100 for #Kallis in his last test. One of the greats.

Mark Boucher:
Geeez! Dont know whos more relieved...us or @DaleSteyn62 ! What a way to end off! Now for the win!!! #goosebumps.

Michael Vaughan:
LEGEND ... #Kallis #GreatestEverAllrounder. #SAvInd

14:08  SA 348-5 (121 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

With Kallis having got his century, Steyn has decided to cut loose as he lofts Shami over mid-on for a boundary.

The next comes in a big way as Steyn is beaten but he takes a leg bye and Kallis turns it to fine leg two balls later for one.
14:03   SA 342-5 (120 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Kallis completes his century with a single on the leg side, his 45th in Tests, from 273 balls.

He becomes the fourth South African to score a century in his final Test match.

His century has been crucial in helping South Africa take the first innings lead as they bat themselves into a position of strength.
13:59  SA 340-5 (119 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Steyn taps Shami down the ground for a single to bring Kallis back on strike, who flicks the next ball to deep square leg for a single to move to 99.

Steyn looking to take a single and bring Kallis on strike as he has cut down on his strokes.
13:55  SA 338-5 (118 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Kallis nudges a wayward delivery from Jadeja fine on the leg side to move to 98 as a sparse crowd at Kingsmead start cheering their batting hero.

But the right-hander is no hurry as he defends the last three balls of that over.
13:51  SA 333-5 (117 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

The young and talented Mohammed Shami comes into the attack to replace Zaheer. The first ball swings in as Steyn inside edges it and has suffered a painful blow on his knee.

He turns the second ball on the leg side for one.

Kallis is then beaten by the reverse swing as the ball tails in sharply but the next is a bouncer which he ducks under followed by a yorker which is is dug out.
13:42  SA 332-5 (116 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Kallis turns Jadeja fine on the leg side for a couple and then takes on to move to 94, four runs away from a century in his last Test match.

Meanwhile, South Africa are five runs away from India's first innings score of 334.

Steyn drives Jadeja uppishly through the off-side as it beats the fielder at point for three runs.
13:39  SA 326-5 (115 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Steyn seems to be overstaying in his role as the nightwatchman and is scoring some useful runs with a few attacking shots.

He shows scant respect for Zaheer and lofts him back over his head for a four and then takes one to thirdman.

Kallis then plays his trademark frontfoot drive through the covers for a boundary to take his score to 90.

He takes a single from the last ball to keep strike.
13:35  SA 316-5 (114 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Kallis continues to play solidly as he defends the first three balls before taking one to the covers from the fourth ball.

Steyn then comes down the track and hits it on the leg side while Kallis blocks the last ball.
13:32  SA 314-5 (113 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Just one slip for Zaheer, bowling to Kallis from over the wicket as the veteran nudges the second ball on the leg side for one.

Zaheer peppers Steyn with a few bouncers which he prefers to duck under before he tries a full delivery which is blocked by the South African.

The last ball is a yorker which Steyn drives to mid-off.
13:27  SA 312-5 (112 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Kallis looks to turn Jadeja on the leg side but misses and gets a leg bye in the process.

Steyn looking confident with his defensive shots as he comes forward and defends the last three balls of that over.

SA are 312 for five in 112 overs, trailing India by 22 runs.
13:23  SA 311-5 (111 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Zaheer beats Steyn all ends up with the reverse swing which moves away a great deal after pitching on the stumps. He comes forward to the next ball and drives it to mid-off.

Steyn drives the fifth ball followed by a loud call as he runs across for one and Kallis retains the strike with a single on the leg side.
13:21  SA 310-5 (109 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Jadeja nearly gets the wicket of Kallis as the fourth delivery turns and bounces and the veteran right-hander can only watch it spin past the face of the bat. That was virtually unplayable!

That might force Dhoni to continue with the old for a little bit longer.
13:19  SA 309-5 (109 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Kallis clips Zaheer on the leg side for a single before Steyn is beaten by the next ball as it moves away.

He then prefers to defend the rest of the over as India look to dry up the runs.
13:18  SA 308-5 (108 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Steyn and Kallis have a huge misunderstanding as the former looks for a quick single on the leg side before both return from halfway down the pitch. Kallis then chats with Steyn after that incident and both share a big laugh.

Steyn then lofts the next delivery over mid-off for a boundary to get off the mark.
13:17  SA 304-5 (107 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Zaheer Khan comes into the attack as India decide to continue with the old ball which is 106 overs old now.

Kallis gets the first boundary as he flicks Zaheer fine on the leg side to move into the 80s and take South Africa past the 300-run mark.
13:15   SA 299-5 (106 ovs) vs India 334 all | Scorecard

Rohit Sharma bowls the last ball of his over which was left incomplete because of rain on the third day. Jadeja bowls from the other end as Kallis opts to get his eye and plays out a maiden over from the left-arm spinner.

He is batting on 78 and looking set to score a century in his final Test match.