Cricket News sort by India v South Africa 1st Test at Centurion- Dec 16-20, 2010

Centurion: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday said the first innings deficit was too much to handle and a defeat was inevitable after the visitors conceded a massive 484-run lead to South Africa in the first cricket Test here.

South Africa took the last two Indian wickets in just under 30 minutes on the final day's play to win the first Test at Centurion by an innings and 25 runs.

SA Vs Ind 1st Test Live Scores: The legend of Sachin Tendulkar continued to grow on Sunday as the Indian batting maestro hit his 50th Test century and shared a remarkable partnership with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park.

SA Vs IND 1st Test Live Scores: In a year when adjectives like 'biggest' and 'unprecedented' were mostly used to describe scams, it was left to India's sportspersons to provide cheer to the nation with their stirring feats.

India on the verge of an inevitable defeat with just the two wickets in hand were given temporary relief by a thunderstorm in the final session which has abruptly ended the fourth day's play.

India continued its fightback with the bat in the second innings but has lost the wickets of both Sehwag and Gambhir.

South Africa finished the second day's play at Centurion on 366 for 2 in 87 overs with Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis scoring unbeaten centuries.

SA vs Ind 1st Test Live Scores: Morne Morkel finished with career-best 5-20 as South Africa ended India's innings on the third ball of the day Friday, with the tourists all out for 136 on day two of the opening Test.

South Africa have effortlessly put India on the mat in the first Test at Centurion by reducing them to a paltry 136 for 9 in 38.1 overs before it was too dark for any further play on a truncated opening day.