SA vs IND 2nd Test Live Scores, Dec 26: India will welcome back paceman Zaheer Khan from injury to bolster an attack that was pulverized by South Africa in a one-sided first Test when the second Test starts in Durban on Sunday.
The Indians were blown away in the first Test match at Centurion by the pace of South Africa. Most of the batsmen failed to live up to the expectations of the fans and by the time the game was lost, much of the confidence had been eroded.
Durban: The Indian team's arrival at the coastal city of Durban on Thursday for the second Test against South Africa may again turn out to be a damp affair with rain forecast for the next four-five days.
Ind vs SA 2011 ODI Series: Ishant Sharma was the notable absentee from the Indian cricket squad which was announced for the T20 match and the ODI series against South Africa starting in January 2011.
Middle order batsman Rohit Sharma who played in the ODI series against New Zealand also failed to retain his place.
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.
A day into the series, the Indian batsmen came cropper against the South African pace bowlers on a track that was a tad helpful for the pace bowlers. Batting against a battery of good pace bowling, India never got going and collapsed to a paltry 136 all out.