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No. 38 for Kallis; Dravid confident of saving Test

After the bowlers, it was the turn of the South African batsmen to torment India in the first Test. Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla made centuries as South Africa closed the day at 366/2 after polishing off India at 136. Its a grim battle for India to save the test match, which Rahul Dravid still believes India can save.

Kallis reached his 38th Test century and thereby became the third highest century maker in the history of the game. He is now just one century behind Ricky Ponting. His 200 runs unbeaten partnership with Amla set the tone for the Test match as South Africa stamped their authority over India. The first two days at Centurion surely belonged to South Africa, but with the host leading by 230 runs and the lead threatening to be somewhere near 500, its going to be a herculean effort by India to save the Test. Dravid, however, thinks India can definitely save. "We just can't think about how many runs behind we are, and how much time is left," Dravid said. "We have got to play ball by ball, hour by hour, session by session, we have to bat for long periods of time. We can't afford to look too far ahead, we are so far behind in the game."

After the bowlers, it was the turn of the South African batsmen to torment India in the first Test. Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla made centuries as South Africa closed the day at 366/2 after polishing off India at 136. Its a grim battle for India to save the test match, which Rahul Dravid still believes India can save.

Kallis reached his 38th Test century and thereby became the third highest century maker in the history of the game. He is now just one century behind Ricky Ponting. His 200 runs unbeaten partnership with Amla set the tone for the Test match as South Africa stamped their authority over India. The first two days at Centurion surely belonged to South Africa, but with the host leading by 230 runs and the lead threatening to be somewhere near 500, its going to be a herculean effort by India to save the Test. Dravid, however, thinks India can definitely save. "We just can't think about how many runs behind we are, and how much time is left," Dravid said. "We have got to play ball by ball, hour by hour, session by session, we have to bat for long periods of time. We can't afford to look too far ahead, we are so far behind in the game."

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Dravid has said right India can still save the test do not forget the GREAT WALL OF INDIA is still there & can change the game.
utsav-chirimar on 19 Dec 2010, 01:51 AM
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