India bowled for record low; SA in command

Ahmadabad, April 3:

India were bowled out in the opening session of a Test for the first time on Thursday, dismissed for 76 in a woeful start to the second Test against South Africa.

India chose to bat, but was back in the pavilion after just 20 overs, making it the shortest completed innings ever on the subcontinent. The meager total was only one run higher than India’s worst ever innings at home — 75 against the West Indies in 1987. South Africa replied strongly to be 223-4 at stumps on the first day.

Jacques Kallis (60 not out) and AB de Villiers (59 not out) put on 106 runs in an unbroken fifth wicket stand, adding to a superb bowling performance by Dale Steyn (5-23).