1st Test, Day 2: Ishant Sharma's three reduces South Africa to 213/6

Ishant Sharma's strikes, followed by two wickets for Mohammad Shami and the vital wicket of Graeme Smith (68) for Zaheer turned proceedings around in the final session of play.

updated: December 20, 2013 00:53 IST
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Johannesburg: India's pace bowlers staged a dramatic turnaround with a devastating exhibition of swing bowling as South Africa suffered a stunning collapse to leave the first cricket Test more or less on an even keel here on Thursday.

The Indians lost five wickets for just 25 runs to be bundled out for 280 in their first innings, but clawed back brilliantly to leave the hosts at 213 for six at close on an action-packed second day. (Highlights)

The hosts were cruising along comfortably at 130 for one before the Indian pacers wreaked havoc to completely change the complexion of the game on a Wanderers track which gave assistance to the quick bowlers. (Pics)

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