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banner Sunday, 18 November, 2001, 15:18 GMT
Kallis grinds ahead
Jacques Kallis makes runs
Kallis stood firm with a half century
Second Test, Port Elizabeth, day three (close): South Africa (362 & 211-5) lead India (201) by 372 runs

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Jacques Kallis made a typically gritty 84 not out as South Africa extended their lead over India in the second Test.

Kallis and captain Shaun Pollock had put on an unbroken 72 for the sixth wicket when bad light brought an eventful third day to a close 14 overs early.

Kallis had faced 201 deliveries, striking just six fours and a hooked six off Agit Agarkar.

But he had a narrow escape on 51 when he was dropped by VVS Laxman at second slip off Agarkar.

Pollock was 38 not out from 66 balls at stumps.

After bowling the tourists out for 201 in less than eight overs of the morning session, South Africa suffered the loss of three wickets within the first 13 overs.

Dubious decisions

Two further wickets fell in the afternoon session - both caught by Virender Sehwag under the helmet off the bowling of Harbhajan Singh and both dubious calls.

Neither Boeta Dippenaar, who made 28 in an hour and a half, nor Lance Klusener, whose 29 included two clubbed sixes in a single over off Harbhajan, looked happy as they headed back to the pavilion.

And television replays appeared to support their belief that both balls bounced off pad and not bat, a belief not shared by South African umpire Ian Howell.

For Dippenaar the dismissal could herald a break from Test cricket, with youngster Jacques Rudolph expected to take his place for the third match of the series.

Seamers strike

Beginning their second knock 161 runs ahead, South Africa had seen Gary Kirsten play and miss at Javagal Srinath several times before edging to Laxman in the slips.

First innings centurion Herschelle Gibbs was then bowled through the gate by an off-cutter from Agarkar - recalled to the side after missing the first Test.

And just four more runs were added from the next 27 deliveries before Neil McKenzie edged Srinath to wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta for two.

Shaun Pollock appeals
Shaun Pollock took his 14th five-wicket haul
Srinath, who took six for 76 in the first innings, took two for four in his first spell of eight overs, six of which were maidens.

Surprisingly, though, he was not called back into the attack until 10 overs into the afternoon and then he sent down only four overs in which he conceded seven runs.

He bowled just three more overs before play was called off for the day, finishing with two for 19 in 15 overs.

Pollock, who passed 250 career wickets on Saturday, completed his 14th five-wicket haul in the morning when Laxman was leg before for 89.

Laxman and Anil Kumble shared a partnership of 80 runs, surpassing the previous ninth-wicket record of 77 for India against South Africa set by Kapil Dev and Kumble at the same venue in 1992/93.

The innings ended when Kumble slashed a delivery from Nantie Hayward to Kirsten in the gully for 28.

It was the second consecutive day that bad light has forced an early finish, despite the use of floodlights at the Port Elizabeth ground. Play will again begin half an hour early on Monday.


South Africa: S Pollock (capt), N Boje, M Boucher, B Dippenaar, H Gibbs, M Hayward, J Kallis, G Kirsten, L Klusener, N McKenzie, M Ntini.

India: S Ganguly (capt), A Agarkar, SS Das, D Dasgupta, R Dravid, A Kumble, VVS Laxman, V Sehwag, H Singh, J Srinath, S Tendulkar.

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