At last it was VVS Laxman who turned out to be a saviour in India’s second innings against South Africa, as the Durban pitch has now started to test the mettle of both the teams. India once again failed to fire back, even though they had restricted South Africa to a very low score. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals and it looked as India could not provide the Proteas with a decent target to chase.
But in the shadow of the falling wickets, there was one batsmen who just stood there and played his natural game, which eventually resulted in giving a strong target to the South Africans. Laxman was the man who withstood the Proteas bowling attack, and gave them a tough time to pluck his wicket.
He played impressively and scored 96 runs, once again rescuing India from a shameful fall. The target provided to the hosts is 303 runs, and they have already lost 3 wickets for 111 runs. The last day is yet to begin, India will look to clinch this match and avoid the South Africans from winning it.