Kallis, de Villiers put South Africa in complete control

Jacques Kallis and AB de Villiers plundered the Indian attack to give the home a 484-run first innings lead.

updated: December 18, 2010 16:21 IST
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South Africa's powerful performance during the first half of the third day added so much ground to the territory captured on the previous two that the dominance of India's openers for 29 overs, their half-centuries and three dropped catches made no dent in the home team's ironclad prospects of taking a 1-0 lead in the series.

If India thought they had already hit rock bottom, they were in for the most unbelievable shock as they crashed through that and continued to free-fall. Their bowling was toothless, and South Africa infinitely more ruthless.

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