Cricket: India pin survival hopes on Tendulkar

South Africa 529-7 dec & 256-3 dec India 359 & 52-3
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India were left needing another monumental innings from their captain, Sachin Tendulkar, after South Africa took a tight grip of the second Test at Newlands yesterday.

Tendulkar, who made a brilliant 169 in India's first innings, was undefeated on six at the close of the fourth day as India, set 427 to win, struggled to 52 for 3.

Fourth day; South Africa won toss

SOUTH AFRICA - First Innings 529 for 7 dec (B M McMillan 103no, G Kirsten 103, L Klusener 102no, D J Cullinan 77).

INDIA - First Innings 359 (S R Tendulkar 169, M Azharuddin 115).

SOUTH AFRICA - Second Innings

(Overnight: 24 for 2)

A C Hudson b Srinath 55

L Klusener c Dravid b Srinath 12

D Cullinan b Kumble 55

*W J Cronje c Dravid b Kumble 18

B M McMillan not out 59

S M Pollock not out 40

Extras (b4 lb12 w1) 17

Total (for 6 dec, 72 overs) 256

Fall (cont): 3-33 4-127 5-133 6-155.

Did not bat: D J Richardson, A A Donald, P Adams.

Bowling: Srinath 18-5-78-3; Ganesh 10-3-38-1; Kumble 25-4-58-2; Prasad 7-1-16-0; Ganguly 2-0-5-0; Raman 10-0-45-0 (w1).

INDIA - Second Innings

W V Raman c Richardson b Pollock 16

N R Mongia b Donald 2

R S Dravid c Richardson b Adams 12

S Ganguly not out 11

*S R Tendulkar not out 6

Extras (w2, nb3) 5

Total (for 3, 28 overs) 52

Fall: 1-7 2-26 3-44.

To bat: M Azharuddin, V V Laxman, A Kumble, J Srinath, D Ganesh.

Bowling: Donald 7-4-5-1; Pollock 7-1-17-1 (nb3); Klusener 5-0-12-0; McMillan 5-3-10-0 (w1); Adams 4-1-8-1 (w1).

Umpires: D Hair (Aus) and R Koertzen (SA).