It was a bright and sunny day in Durban as India won the toss and chose to bat. Openers Shikhar Dhawan (in pic) and Murali Vijay looked determined to make the most of their chances, especially after missing out in the first Test.
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Kallis though was the first to walk out and he was greeted by cheering fans who gave him a standing ovation. This is his last Test match.
Dhawan though looked intent on spoiling the party in the stands. The south-paw hit some fluent shots to send early warning signals.
'Miracle-man' Morne Morkel though ended Dhawan's innings before it could take dangerous proportions.
Returning to the side despite twisting his ankle in the previous match, Morkel found the outside-edge of Dhawan's bat - an innings ended prematurely, on 29.
Cheteshwar Pujara at the other end, looked set to replicate his century from the Johannesburg Test. He gave valuable support to Vijay.
Vijay was the first to complete his fifty, followed closely by his partner. Both batsmen continued to make South African bowlers toil till match was eventually called off for the day - in the final session - due to bad light.
India will resume on 181/1 with Vijay on 91 and Pujara on 58.