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  Monday, 26 November, 2001, 14:12 GMT
Rain saves India
Indian left-hander Connor Williams
Williams looked troubled by South Africa's pace
Unofficial Test, Centurion Park, Day Four (stumps): India (232 & 118-2) trail South Africa (566-8 dec) by 216 runs

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India reached 118 for two when rain prevented play after mid-afternoon on the fourth day.

Faced with a daunting South African total of 566, the hosts required a further 216 just to make their hosts bat again at the second break for rain.

Shiv Sunder Das was the second wicket to fall during a severely restricted afternoon session.

The opener looked to drive Shaun Pollock on the off-side but got an inside edge onto his stumps for 46.

Stand-in captain Rahul Dravid had faced 51 balls by tea, but made just 11 runs.

He had recently been joined by Sachin Tendulkar, on two not out.

After home captain Pollock declared overnight, Das and Connor Williams put on 92 for the first wicket.

The total is a record for India against South Africa at Centurion Park but will not count as a Test record because of the unofficial nature of this match.

Left-hander Williams looked far more at home in his second innings of the tour but still displayed poor footwork in defence.

The wiley Lance Klusener had him caught at second slip for 42, from 83 balls, shortly before the break.

Depending on Monday's board decision on the status of Virender Sehwag, Williams could have been playing for a spot in the lineup for the first Test against England.

Dennis Lindsay, the stand-in match referee for this fixture, is scheduled to be the ICC selection for the Test series in India which begins next week.


South Africa: Shaun Pollock (capt), Herschelle Gibbs, Gary Kirsten, Jacques Kallis, Neil McKenzie, Jacques Rudolph, Lance Klusener, Mark Boucher (wkt), Nicky Boje, Makhaya Ntini, Nantie Hayward.

India: Rahul Dravid (capt), Shiv Sunder Das, Connor Williams, Sachin Tendulkar, Deep Dasgupta (wkt), VVS Laxman, Venkatesh Prasad, Harbhajan Singh, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Ashish Nehra.

South Africa won toss and decided to field
Umpires: Rudi Koertzen and David Orchard (both SA)

Match Referee: Denis Lindsay (SA)

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