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Proteas in trouble on a curtailed day

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Apart from a 150-run stand between Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis, the curtailed first day belonged to the visitors in the second Test at Durban. South Africa batting first after winning the toss were in early trouble at 10 for 2 with the runs hard to come by as well on a slow outfield.

Skipper Graeme Smith (75) and Jacques Kallis (75) revived the situation but once these two got out, the pressure got back on SA due to the slow run rate. They went onto lose JP Duminy as well in quick succession. The hosts had lost three wickets for the addition of 10 runs in 5 overs time space. The day’s play had an abrupt end due to bad light and rain leaving South Africa at 175 for 5. AB de Villiers on 8 is batting along with Mark Boucher (1) by the close of play.

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