Men at vigil

  India’s Rahul Dravid struck 111 for his 25th Test hundred and Virender Sehwag delivered 319 runs before South Africa staged a splendid fightback on the fourth day of the first Test on Saturday.

Fast bowler Dale Steyn grabbed four of the last five wickets to bowl out India for 627 at tea in reply to South Africa’s 540 all out.

At the close, the tourists were 131 for one, 44 runs ahead, with opener Neil McKenzie unbeaten on 59 and Hashim Amla, top-scorer with 159 in the first innings, 35 not out, pushing the game towards a draw.

Captain Graeme Smith was out for 35 but the top-order batsmen again held firm on a pitch with minor wear and tear.


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