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South Africa beat India by innings and 25 runs

 CENTURION, Dec 20 (IANS): India's resistance lasted a little less than six overs on the fifth and final day as it lost the first cricket Test against Suth Africa by an innings and 25 runs here Monday.

 India could add only five runs from their overnight score of 454 for 8 as Dale Steyn and Mornie Morkel cleaned up the tail with wickets of S. Sreesanth and Jaydev Unadkat.

Sachin Tendulakar, who hit his 50th ton Sunday, remained unbeaten on 111 runs.

Scorecard

India: first innings 136 all out

South Africa: first innings 620/4 decl.

India second innings: (overnight 454/8); Gautam Gambhir lbw Steyn 80, Virender Sehwag c Smith b Harris 63, Rahul Dravid c Boucher b Morkel 43, Ishant Sharma c Amla b Steyn 23, Sachin Tendulkar not out 111, V.V.S. Laxman c de Villiers b Tsotsobe 8, Suresh Raina c Harris b Kallis 5, Mahendra Singh Dhoni c Boucher b Steyn 90, Harbhajan Singh c Kallis b Harris 1, S.Sreesanth c de Villiers b Morkel 3, Jaidev Unadkat c Prince b Steyn 1, Extras: (b-13, lb-5, w-8, nb-5) 31, Total: (all out in 128.1 overs) 459; Fall of wickets: 1-137 (Sehwag, 29.3 overs), 2-170 (Gambhir, 39.2), 3-214 (Sharma, 54.4), 4-242 (Dravid, 64.5), 5-256 (Laxman, 72.5), 6-277 (Raina, 77.5), 7-449 (Dhoni, 118.2), 8-450 (Harbhajan Singh, 119.1), 9-456 (Sreesanth, 125.5), 10-459 (Unadkat, 128.1); Bowling: Dale Steyn 30.1 6 105 4, Morne Morkel 31 6 94 2, Lonwabo Tsotsobe 24 3 98 1, Paul Harris 30 5 88 2, Jacques Kallis 13 3 56 1

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