DURBAN: Spinner Harbhajan Singh and pace spearhead Zaheer Khan plotted a dramatic South African collapse to give India a vital 74-run lead in a topsy-turvy second Test which seemed headed for a nail-biting finish on Monday.
After being dismissed for 205 in the first innings, the Indians turned the game on its head by bundling out the hosts for a paltry 131 in 37.2 overs with Harbhajan Singh (4-10) and Zaheer (3-36) being the chief wreckers.
The Indians found themselves in a mess in the second innings as they were struggling at 92 for four at close on an eventful second day which saw as many as 18 wickets fall. Virender Sehwag (32), Rahul Dravid (2) and Sachin Tendulkar (6) are among the batsmen dismissed.
In Image: South Africa's bowler Dale Steyn, left, celebrates after dismissing India's batsman Sachin Tendulkar, right, for 6 runs