South Africa leave India in tatters

Put in to bat, a clueless Indian team was 136/9 at the close of Day 1 of the first Test in Centurion. Morne Morkel took four wickets, while Dale Steyn pick

updated: December 17, 2010 08:24 IST
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It lasted three deliveries. After weeks of anticipation, and a four-and-a-half-hour rain delay, the duel between Dale Steyn and Virender Sehwag ended the moment the batsman touched the ball at SuperSport Park. Anti-climatic it may have been, but the South Africans were in rapture. With Sehwag gone, Steyn and Morne Morkel gave India a hostile welcome - one that involved tenderising gloves, bruising bodies and the smell of lacquer and leather. India were hustled and hurried by bouncers, but it was the fuller follow-up delivery that brought South Africa wickets, and plenty of them.

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