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South Africa win by 10 wickets

S Africa vs India

South Africa v India: Proteas complete series victory as Jacques Kallis ends career on winning note

South Africa: Sealed series victory by winning in Durban

South Africa ensured that Jacques Kallis' Test career finished on a winning note as they completed a resounding 10-wicket success over India in Durban, wrapping up series victory in the process.

Kallis, retiring after 165 Test appearances, had scored a century to help the hosts build a substantial first innings lead, but it was their bowlers who set up victory on day five after dismissing the tourists for just 223 second time around, despite the best efforts of Ajinkya Rahane who made 96.

That left the Proteas chasing a meagre target of 58 and they duly knocked off the runs without losing a wicket to secure a 1-0 win in the two-match series - ensuring India's record of never having won a Test series on South African soil remained intact.

It was Dale Steyn who set the tone for South Africa as he made early inroads to immediately put India on the back foot.

Resuming on 68-2, the tourists lost Virat Kohli (11) to Steyn's first ball of the day as the right-hander was adjudged to have got a faint edge through to wicketkeeper AB de Villiers.

India had added just three runs to the total when Steyn struck again, this time comprehensively bowling Cheteshwar Pujara who had also failed to add to his overnight score of 32.

Defiance for Rahane

Rohit Sharma and Rahane put on 33 for the fifth wicket before the former was trapped lbw by Vernon Philander for 25 by one that nipped back sharply.

Spinner Robin Peterson then came to the party, taking the valuable wicket of captain MS Dhoni when he was caught and bowled for 15 with the total on 146, leaving India in a precarious position.

Peterson also accounted for Ravindra Jadeja, after Morne Morkel held on to a steepling catch in the deep, and then trapped Zaheer Khan leg before shortly after lunch to leave India eight down.

Rahane was offering commendable resistance at the other end and accelerated as best he could, including 11 boundaries and a couple of sixes, to try and give his side some sort of total to defend with wickets tumbling continuously at the other end.

Steyn came back to remove Ishant Sharma with a short delivery the tail-ender could only fend up and into the gloves of de Villiers, while Rahane was the last man to fall, just four short of his century, after one expansive shot too many saw him bowled by Philander.

Chasing such a small total it was always going to be a matter of when rather than if for the South Africans and openers Graeme Smith (27 not out) and Alviro Petersen (31 not out) wasted little time in knocking off the runs after the tea interval, skipper Smith getting his side over the line with a six and a four off the bowling of Rohit Sharma.

Match Details

26th - 30th Dec 2013
India won the toss and elected to bat.
R J Tucker, S J Davis
TV Umpire
A T Holdstock
Match Referee
A J Pycroft
Reserve Umpire
S George


Batsman R
A.N. Petersen Not out 31
G.C. Smith Not out 27
Extras 1w 1
Total 11.4 Overs 59 - 0
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
M.S. Ahmed 2 1 4 0
I. Sharma 5 1 29 0
R.A. Jadeja 4 0 16 0
I. Sharma 5 1 29 0
Full Bowling Card