South Africa tour of India, 1st Test: India v South Africa at Chennai, Mar 26-30, 2008
26,27,28,29,30 March 2008 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* c Laxman b Kumble 73 157 97 13 0 75.25
33.3 caught! Kumble goes a little wide of the crease and tosses it up on middle stump, Smith gets on to the front foot and tries to drive towards mid-on, he gets beaten by the flight and the ball hits high on the bat and goes in the air towards short midwicket where Laxman takes a sharp catch to his right 132/1
View dismissal ND McKenzie c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 94 230 156 18 0 60.25
50.5 caught! McKenzie misses his century, he lunged forward to defend a flighted delivery, playing for the angle into him, the ball went straight on and hit the outside edge and flew to Dravid who took a comfortable catch 196/2
View dismissal HM Amla run out (Sreesanth/†Dhoni/Kumble) 159 406 262 20 0 60.68
126.4 Kumble to Boucher, Amla's run out! Boucher cut a short of a length ball off the back foot to Sreesanth's left at cover, Amla set off for the single from the non-striker's end but Boucher didn't want it though he had taken a few steps down the pitch, Sreesanth fielded the ball cleanly but threw to the striker's end, which was the wrong end, however, Amla was so far down the pitch that Dhoni had enough time to throw the ball to Kumble who broke the stumps at the bowler's end with Amla not even in the frame 456/6
View dismissal JH Kallis c Jaffer b Harbhajan Singh 13 57 42 1 0 30.95
64.6 Kallis is gone. Harbhajan strikes. Loopy flighted delivery, spinning in from off stump and Kallis leaned forward to defend. The ball turns in with bounce, collides with the inside edge and bounds off the pad. Wasim Jaffer, from the squarish short leg position, takes the catch. Harbhajan appeals, Kallis walks, the umpire doesn't move his finger, Harbhajan looks bemused and anguished before his team-mates shout from behind. Gone. 244/3
View dismissal AG Prince c & b Kumble 23 68 60 2 0 38.33
81.3 that's some catch! Prince went on the back foot and chipped a googly back in the air towards the non-striker, Kumble was alert, moved quickly to his left and dived in front of Amla to take a sharp catch with one hand 291/4
View dismissal AB de Villiers c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 44 66 58 8 0 75.86
97.6 caught! Sreesanth breaks through! de Villiers once again tries to drive through the off side, the length wasn't full enough to drive, the ball moves away from the right-hander and the thick outside edge flies to Dhoni's right, he dives and takes a sharp catch 357/5
View dismissal MV Boucher c Dravid b Sehwag 70 216 146 9 0 47.94
143.5 caught! Boucher tries to slog sweep over midwicket but gets a big top edge, the ball goes straight up in the air and Dravid runs behind the wicketkeeper to take a simple catch, the ball hit the toe end of the bat, Boucher was early on the shot 510/7
View dismissal M Morkel c & b Harbhajan Singh 35 91 54 7 0 64.81
146.6 and gone! driven on the up and the ball lobs back straight to Harbhajan - soft dismissal. South Africa eight down - two more to go 520/8
View dismissal PL Harris c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 5 26 16 0 0 31.25
150.2 caught! Harris presses forward in defence to a straighter one, he thought the ball was going to turn into him and played inside the line, the ball went straight through and Dhoni took the catch, Harris didn't even wait for the umpire's decision 529/9
View dismissal DW Steyn c Singh b Harbhajan Singh 15 22 21 3 0 71.42
152.5 Steyn goes for it again and once again lofts it high in the air over the bowler's head, this time RP runsacross from long-on and takes a high catch to end the South African innings, Harbhajan finishes with a five-for 540/10
M Ntini not out 1 10 6 0 0 16.66
Extras (b 1, lb 5, w 1, nb 1) 8
  Total (all out; 152.5 overs; 679 mins) 540 (3.53 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  RP Singh 23 1 111 0 4.82 96 20 0
View wicket S Sreesanth 26 5 104 1 4.00 122 21 0 (1nb, 1w)
97.6 to de Villiers, caught! Sreesanth breaks through! de Villiers once again tries to drive through the off side, the length wasn't full enough to drive, the ball moves away from the right-hander and the thick outside edge flies to Dhoni's right, he dives and takes a sharp catch 357/5
View wickets A Kumble 45 11 106 2 2.35 214 13 0
33.3 to Smith, caught! Kumble goes a little wide of the crease and tosses it up on middle stump, Smith gets on to the front foot and tries to drive towards mid-on, he gets beaten by the flight and the ball hits high on the bat and goes in the air towards short midwicket where Laxman takes a sharp catch to his right 132/1
81.3 to Prince, that's some catch! Prince went on the back foot and chipped a googly back in the air towards the non-striker, Kumble was alert, moved quickly to his left and dived in front of Amla to take a sharp catch with one hand 291/4
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 44.5 4 164 5 3.65 178 20 0
50.5 to McKenzie, caught! McKenzie misses his century, he lunged forward to defend a flighted delivery, playing for the angle into him, the ball went straight on and hit the outside edge and flew to Dravid who took a comfortable catch 196/2
64.6 to Kallis, Kallis is gone. Harbhajan strikes. Loopy flighted delivery, spinning in from off stump and Kallis leaned forward to defend. The ball turns in with bounce, collides with the inside edge and bounds off the pad. Wasim Jaffer, from the squarish short leg position, takes the catch. Harbhajan appeals, Kallis walks, the umpire doesn't move his finger, Harbhajan looks bemused and anguished before his team-mates shout from behind. Gone. 244/3
146.6 to Morkel, and gone! driven on the up and the ball lobs back straight to Harbhajan - soft dismissal. South Africa eight down - two more to go 520/8
150.2 to Harris, caught! Harris presses forward in defence to a straighter one, he thought the ball was going to turn into him and played inside the line, the ball went straight through and Dhoni took the catch, Harris didn't even wait for the umpire's decision 529/9
152.5 to Steyn, Steyn goes for it again and once again lofts it high in the air over the bowler's head, this time RP runsacross from long-on and takes a high catch to end the South African innings, Harbhajan finishes with a five-for 540/10
View wicket V Sehwag 11 1 37 1 3.36 46 5 0
143.5 to Boucher, caught! Boucher tries to slog sweep over midwicket but gets a big top edge, the ball goes straight up in the air and Dravid runs behind the wicketkeeper to take a simple catch, the ball hit the toe end of the bat, Boucher was early on the shot 510/7
  SC Ganguly 3 0 12 0 4.00 13 2 0
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal W Jaffer c Kallis b Harris 73 250 166 6 1 43.97
52.6 caught! finally South Africa have the breakthrough! Harris tosses one up outside off stump, Jaffer leans forward and plays a loose drive, the ball takes the outside edge and goes straight to Kallis at first slip who remains alert to take a straightforward catch 213/1
View dismissal V Sehwag c McKenzie b Ntini 319 530 304 42 5 104.93
111.4 stunned silence at the MA Chidambaram Stadium before the crowd breaks into spontaneous applause, Sehwag tries to drive a good length ball through cover off the back foot but gets a thick outside edge which flies straight to first slip, McKenzie takes a comfortable catch and that's the end of Sehwag's outstanding innings 481/2
View dismissal R Dravid c Kallis b Ntini 111 396 291 15 0 38.14
135.4 caught! Dravid stands in his crease and tries to drive a short of a length ball from outside off stump through the off side, he gets a thick outside edge straight to Kallis at first slip, Ntini's picked up his third wicket with very similar deliveries 573/5
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Kallis b Ntini 0 9 5 0 0 0.00
113.3 caught! Ntini bowls a tight line outside off stump, the ball angles into Tendulkar who pushes away from his body and tries to drive through the off side, the outside edge flies low to second slip where Kallis stoops to take the catch, the Chennai crowd is stunned into silence for the second time this morning 481/3
View dismissal SC Ganguly c †Boucher b Harris 24 56 29 4 0 82.75
123.5 he's nicked it! Ganguly tries to cut a flatter and quicker ball off the back foot, the ball bounces a bit more and Ganguly bottom-edges it to Boucher, Harris is thrilled! That was a great catch from Boucher for the ball had bounced sharply and it was a bottom edge 526/4
View dismissal VVS Laxman c & b Harris 39 162 64 4 0 60.93
155.1 that's the end of the innings! Laxman moves forward to try and work the ball on the leg side against the spin, the ball grips and turns and Laxman gets a leading edge which lobs back to Harris who takes a simple catch, that will be tea 627/10
View dismissal MS Dhoni c †Boucher b Steyn 16 49 33 2 0 48.48
144.2 caught! Dhoni tries to charge Steyn again and once again Steyn bowls the short ball, Dhoni gets caught in an awkward position and tries to fend at the ball, the ball hits his glove and goes through to Boucher who takes a simple catch, that's a big wicket for South Africa and they can now have a crack at the Indian tail 598/6
View dismissal A Kumble* b Steyn 3 23 18 0 0 16.66
148.2 the middle stump gets uprooted! Steyn pitches the ball on a good length and angles it into middle stump, Kumble stays in his crease and tries to drive through the off side, he gets beaten for pace and the ball hits the top of middle stump 610/7
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh b Steyn 0 3 2 0 0 0.00
148.4 bowled him! Steyn gets a full ball to swing back into the right-hander, Harbhajan tries to drive through the off side and gets an inside edge on to middle and leg stump, both of which get uprooted 610/8
View dismissal RP Singh b Steyn 0 8 8 0 0 0.00
150.4 he's hit them! The full ball swings back into RP who tries to drive through the off side, RP gets beaten by the reverse swing and pace and the middle stump take another battering 612/9
S Sreesanth not out 4 25 15 0 0 26.66
Extras (b 20, lb 10, w 4, nb 4) 38
  Total (all out; 155.1 overs; 760 mins) 627 (4.04 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 32 3 103 4 3.21 139 14 0
144.2 to Dhoni, caught! Dhoni tries to charge Steyn again and once again Steyn bowls the short ball, Dhoni gets caught in an awkward position and tries to fend at the ball, the ball hits his glove and goes through to Boucher who takes a simple catch, that's a big wicket for South Africa and they can now have a crack at the Indian tail 598/6
148.2 to Kumble, the middle stump gets uprooted! Steyn pitches the ball on a good length and angles it into middle stump, Kumble stays in his crease and tries to drive through the off side, he gets beaten for pace and the ball hits the top of middle stump 610/7
148.4 to Harbhajan Singh, bowled him! Steyn gets a full ball to swing back into the right-hander, Harbhajan tries to drive through the off side and gets an inside edge on to middle and leg stump, both of which get uprooted 610/8
150.4 to Singh, he's hit them! The full ball swings back into RP who tries to drive through the off side, RP gets beaten by the reverse swing and pace and the middle stump take another battering 612/9
View wickets M Ntini 28 3 128 3 4.57 114 14 4
111.4 to Sehwag, stunned silence at the MA Chidambaram Stadium before the crowd breaks into spontaneous applause, Sehwag tries to drive a good length ball through cover off the back foot but gets a thick outside edge which flies straight to first slip, McKenzie takes a comfortable catch and that's the end of Sehwag's outstanding innings 481/2
113.3 to Tendulkar, caught! Ntini bowls a tight line outside off stump, the ball angles into Tendulkar who pushes away from his body and tries to drive through the off side, the outside edge flies low to second slip where Kallis stoops to take the catch, the Chennai crowd is stunned into silence for the second time this morning 481/3
135.4 to Dravid, caught! Dravid stands in his crease and tries to drive a short of a length ball from outside off stump through the off side, he gets a thick outside edge straight to Kallis at first slip, Ntini's picked up his third wicket with very similar deliveries 573/5
  M Morkel 25 4 76 0 3.04 115 11 0 (2nb, 1w)
View wickets PL Harris 53.1 6 203 3 3.81 212 25 1 (2nb, 1w)
52.6 to Jaffer, caught! finally South Africa have the breakthrough! Harris tosses one up outside off stump, Jaffer leans forward and plays a loose drive, the ball takes the outside edge and goes straight to Kallis at first slip who remains alert to take a straightforward catch 213/1
123.5 to Ganguly, he's nicked it! Ganguly tries to cut a flatter and quicker ball off the back foot, the ball bounces a bit more and Ganguly bottom-edges it to Boucher, Harris is thrilled! That was a great catch from Boucher for the ball had bounced sharply and it was a bottom edge 526/4
155.1 to Laxman, that's the end of the innings! Laxman moves forward to try and work the ball on the leg side against the spin, the ball grips and turns and Laxman gets a leading edge which lobs back to Harris who takes a simple catch, that will be tea 627/10
  JH Kallis 14 0 71 0 5.07 47 9 0
  AG Prince 3 0 16 0 5.33 10 0 1 (1w)
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
ND McKenzie not out 155 445 339 13 1 45.72
View dismissal GC Smith* lbw b Harbhajan Singh 35 60 30 5 0 116.66
10.3 lbw! Harbhajan tosses the ball up on off stump, Smith leans forward in defence but plays down the wrong line, it was the straighter one from Harbhajan, not the offbreak, and it hit Smith in line with off stump, Asad Rauf thinks it was going on to hit the stumps and India have their first wicket 53/1
View dismissal HM Amla c Dravid b Kumble 81 200 148 9 0 54.72
56.6 caught! Kumble tosses the ball up on off stump, Amla pushes forward tentatively in defence, the ball bounces out of the rough and hits the outside edge, the ball lobs up for Dravid who takes a simple catch at first slip 210/2
View dismissal JH Kallis c Singh b Harbhajan Singh 19 69 40 1 0 47.50
76.2 caught! That's a super catch! Kallis gets down on one knee and sweeps powerfully towards square leg, he's hit the ball in the air and RP dives to his left at square leg to take a sharp catch with both hands 264/3
View dismissal AG Prince c Jaffer b Harbhajan Singh 5 12 11 1 0 45.45
78.6 caught! Prince lunges forward to defend, it might have been the straighter one from Harbhajan, the ball bounces and hits the glove, goes on to hit the top of the front pad and bobs up to Jaffer at short leg 272/4
View dismissal AB de Villiers c Ganguly b Sehwag 11 50 41 0 0 26.82
94.3 caught! de Villiers leans forward to defend and the ball lobs up to Ganguly at short leg for a simple catch, Sehwag is thrilled with the breakthrough but de Villiers looks disappointed, there was no bat there, straight of the pad by the looks of it 306/5
MV Boucher not out 11 50 46 0 0 23.91
Extras (b 8, lb 5, nb 1) 14
  Total (5 wickets dec; 109 overs; 445 mins) 331 (3.03 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  S Sreesanth 12 0 42 0 3.50 49 5 0 (1nb)
  RP Singh 9 1 43 0 4.77 33 6 0
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 34 1 101 3 2.97 144 9 0
10.3 to Smith, lbw! Harbhajan tosses the ball up on off stump, Smith leans forward in defence but plays down the wrong line, it was the straighter one from Harbhajan, not the offbreak, and it hit Smith in line with off stump, Asad Rauf thinks it was going on to hit the stumps and India have their first wicket 53/1
76.2 to Kallis, caught! That's a super catch! Kallis gets down on one knee and sweeps powerfully towards square leg, he's hit the ball in the air and RP dives to his left at square leg to take a sharp catch with both hands 264/3
78.6 to Prince, caught! Prince lunges forward to defend, it might have been the straighter one from Harbhajan, the ball bounces and hits the glove, goes on to hit the top of the front pad and bobs up to Jaffer at short leg 272/4
  SC Ganguly 2 1 1 0 0.50 11 0 0
View wicket A Kumble 20 2 57 1 2.85 89 6 0
56.6 to Amla, caught! Kumble tosses the ball up on off stump, Amla pushes forward tentatively in defence, the ball bounces out of the rough and hits the outside edge, the ball lobs up for Dravid who takes a simple catch at first slip 210/2
View wicket V Sehwag 22 2 55 1 2.50 95 2 1
94.3 to de Villiers, caught! de Villiers leans forward to defend and the ball lobs up to Ganguly at short leg for a simple catch, Sehwag is thrilled with the breakthrough but de Villiers looks disappointed, there was no bat there, straight of the pad by the looks of it 306/5
  VVS Laxman 10 2 19 0 1.90 47 1 0

Match details


Toss - South Africa, who chose to bat
Series - 3-match series level 0-0
Player of the match - V Sehwag (India)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and AL Hill (New Zealand)
TV umpire - AM Saheba
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - SK Tarapore
Close of play
  • Wed, 26 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 304/4 (HM Amla 85*, AB de Villiers 10*, 90 ov)
  • Thu, 27 Mar - day 2 - India 1st innings 82/0 (W Jaffer 25*, V Sehwag 52*, 21 ov)
  • Fri, 28 Mar - day 3 - India 1st innings 468/1 (V Sehwag 309*, R Dravid 65*, 106 ov)
  • Sat, 29 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 131/1 (ND McKenzie 59*, HM Amla 35*, 33 ov)
  • Sun, 30 Mar - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 331/5d (109 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Drinks: South Africa - 35/0 in 8.0 overs (GC Smith 17, ND McKenzie 16)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 12.6 overs (79 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (GC Smith 20, ND McKenzie 30, Ex 2)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 59/0 in 16.0 overs (GC Smith 22, ND McKenzie 35)
    • ND McKenzie: 50 off 72 balls (11 x 4)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 23.2 overs (141 balls), Extras 2
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 141 balls (GC Smith 44, ND McKenzie 54, Ex 2)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 109/0 in 25.0 overs (GC Smith 53, ND McKenzie 54)
    • GC Smith: 50 off 71 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 133/1 in 35.0 overs (ND McKenzie 57, HM Amla 0)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 38.2 overs (231 balls), Extras 3
    • Drinks: South Africa - 167/1 in 43.0 overs (ND McKenzie 76, HM Amla 14)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (ND McKenzie 30, HM Amla 21, Ex 1)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 52.2 overs (315 balls), Extras 4
    • Tea: South Africa - 206/2 in 54.0 overs (HM Amla 31, JH Kallis 3)
    • HM Amla: 50 off 86 balls (7 x 4)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 66.5 overs (402 balls), Extras 5
    • Drinks: South Africa - 272/3 in 75.0 overs (HM Amla 75, AG Prince 11)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 86.2 overs (519 balls), Extras 6
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 304/4 in 90.0 overs (HM Amla 85, AB de Villiers 10)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 323/4 after 93.1 overs (HM Amla 87, AB de Villiers 27)
    • HM Amla: 100 off 173 balls (14 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 85 balls (HM Amla 21, AB de Villiers 31, Ex 1)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 96.4 overs (581 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: South Africa - 358/5 in 99.0 overs (HM Amla 104, MV Boucher 0)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 382/5 in 106.0 overs (HM Amla 117, MV Boucher 11)
    • South Africa: 400 runs in 111.1 overs (668 balls), Extras 7
    • Lunch: South Africa - 404/5 in 113.0 overs (HM Amla 124, MV Boucher 26)
    • HM Amla 100 in 254 minutes
    • South Africa 400 in 501 minutes
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 96 balls (HM Amla 22, MV Boucher 30, Ex 0)
    • HM Amla: 150 off 248 balls (19 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 449/5 in 124.0 overs (HM Amla 157, MV Boucher 38)
    • South Africa: 450 runs in 124.2 overs (747 balls), Extras 7
    • MV Boucher: 50 off 99 balls (8 x 4)
    • South Africa: 500 runs in 139.6 overs (842 balls), Extras 8
    • Tea: South Africa - 501/6 in 140.0 overs (MV Boucher 62, M Morkel 25)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 95 balls (MV Boucher 24, M Morkel 26, Ex 1)
    • India 1st innings
    • Drinks: India - 47/0 in 10.0 overs (W Jaffer 19, V Sehwag 24)
    • India: 50 runs in 12.1 overs (73 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (W Jaffer 21, V Sehwag 25, Ex 4)
    • V Sehwag: 50 off 59 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • End Of Day: India - 82/0 in 21.0 overs (W Jaffer 25, V Sehwag 52)
    • India: 100 runs in 23.6 overs (144 balls), Extras 5
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 144 balls (W Jaffer 34, V Sehwag 61, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: India - 126/0 in 29.0 overs (W Jaffer 45, V Sehwag 76)
    • W Jaffer: 50 off 107 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • India: 150 runs in 36.3 overs (220 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 220 balls (W Jaffer 54, V Sehwag 91, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: India - 151/0 in 37.0 overs (W Jaffer 54, V Sehwag 91)
    • V Sehwag: 100 off 116 balls (15 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Lunch: India - 176/0 in 46.0 overs (W Jaffer 60, V Sehwag 110)
    • India: 200 runs in 51.1 overs (308 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 200 runs in 308 balls (W Jaffer 69, V Sehwag 126, Ex 6)
    • Drinks: India - 219/1 in 55.0 overs (V Sehwag 140, R Dravid 0)
    • V Sehwag: 150 off 171 balls (23 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • India: 250 runs in 61.4 overs (373 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: India - 253/1 in 62.0 overs (V Sehwag 169, R Dravid 3)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (V Sehwag 41, R Dravid 7, Ex 2)
    • V Sehwag: 200 off 194 balls (32 x 4, 2 x 6)
    • India: 300 runs in 69.2 overs (419 balls), Extras 8
    • Tea: India - 309/1 in 70.0 overs (V Sehwag 218, R Dravid 10)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 113 balls (V Sehwag 86, R Dravid 11, Ex 3)
    • India: 350 runs in 78.4 overs (476 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: India - 359/1 in 80.0 overs (V Sehwag 250, R Dravid 26)
    • V Sehwag: 250 off 225 balls (38 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 175 balls (V Sehwag 118, R Dravid 27, Ex 5)
    • India: 400 runs in 89.5 overs (543 balls), Extras 16
    • Drinks: India - 401/1 in 90.0 overs (V Sehwag 273, R Dravid 39)
    • 2nd Wicket: 200 runs in 241 balls (V Sehwag 147, R Dravid 43, Ex 12)
    • R Dravid: 50 off 151 balls (6 x 4)
    • V Sehwag: 300 off 278 balls (41 x 4, 5 x 6)
    • India: 450 runs in 100.5 overs (610 balls), Extras 20
    • 2nd Wicket: 250 runs in 316 balls (V Sehwag 172, R Dravid 65, Ex 15)
    • End Of Day: India - 468/1 in 106.0 overs (V Sehwag 309, R Dravid 65)
    • New Ball Taken: India 468/1 after 106.1 overs (V Sehwag 309, R Dravid 65)
    • 2nd Wicket partnership between Sehwag and Dravid lasted 278 minutes.
    • Drinks: India - 481/3 in 113.3 overs (R Dravid 68)
    • India: 500 runs in 116.6 overs (707 balls), Extras 25
    • Drinks: India - 522/3 in 121.0 overs (R Dravid 84, SC Ganguly 20)
    • Lunch: India - 547/4 in 131.0 overs (R Dravid 99, VVS Laxman 6)
    • India: 550 runs in 131.3 overs (795 balls), Extras 26
    • R Dravid: 100 off 272 balls (14 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 585/5 in 139.0 overs (VVS Laxman 23, MS Dhoni 8)
    • India: 600 runs in 145.6 overs (882 balls), Extras 27
    • Drinks: India - 600/6 in 146.0 overs (VVS Laxman 28, A Kumble 2)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 8.6 overs (54 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: South Africa - 50/0 in 9.0 overs (ND McKenzie 17, GC Smith 32)
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (ND McKenzie 17, GC Smith 32, Ex 1)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 90/1 in 19.0 overs (ND McKenzie 33, HM Amla 20)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 20.4 overs (124 balls), Extras 2
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (ND McKenzie 26, HM Amla 23, Ex 1)
    • ND McKenzie: 50 off 86 balls (6 x 4)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 131/1 in 33.0 overs (ND McKenzie 59, HM Amla 35)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 38.3 overs (231 balls), Extras 6
    • HM Amla: 50 off 85 balls (6 x 4)
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 176 balls (ND McKenzie 46, HM Amla 50, Ex 5)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 160/1 in 42.0 overs (ND McKenzie 69, HM Amla 50)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 188/1 in 50.0 overs (ND McKenzie 75, HM Amla 71)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 54.1 overs (326 balls), Extras 7
    • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 268 balls (ND McKenzie 68, HM Amla 79, Ex 6)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 212/2 in 59.0 overs (ND McKenzie 88, JH Kallis 0)
    • ND McKenzie: 100 off 184 balls (11 x 4)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 69.4 overs (419 balls), Extras 10
    • Drinks: South Africa - 253/2 in 70.0 overs (ND McKenzie 113, JH Kallis 14)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 109 balls (ND McKenzie 29, JH Kallis 18, Ex 3)
    • Tea: South Africa - 298/4 in 92.0 overs (ND McKenzie 139, AB de Villiers 9)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 92.6 overs (559 balls), Extras 10
    • ND McKenzie: 150 off 312 balls (13 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 324/5 in 104.0 overs (ND McKenzie 153, MV Boucher 6)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 324/5 after 104.1 overs (ND McKenzie 153, MV Boucher 6)
 
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