ICC World Cup, 2nd Match: India v South Africa at Hove, May 15, 1999
ICC World Cup - 2nd match, Group A
South Africa won by 4 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Played at New County Ground, Hove, Brighton (neutral venue)
15 May 1999 (50-over match)

we welcome you to brighton and hove with the extravagent news that india have won the toss and have chosen to bat Pollock to Ganguly will be the 1st ball lots of anticipation over this match

0.1

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, angled across the right hander, thru to the keeper

0.2

Pollock to Ganguly, FOUR, lovely start, bad ball wide of the off stump, Gaguly eases it thru the cover point, perfect timing

the pro Indian crowd go wild

0.3

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, careful watchful defence to the wide mid off

0.4

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, outseam, lots of movement, beats the outside edge

0.5

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, perhaps inward movement this time, inside edge, ball trickles across Ganguly's toes

0.6

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, bat raised, lets it pass to the keeper

conditions are overcast today on the south coast of England and Kallis to take the new ball at the other end, Donald admits himself he finds a fresh ball hard to control

End of over 1 (4 runs) India 4/0

    • SC Ganguly 4 (6b 1x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 0 (0b)
    • SM Pollock 1-0-4-0
1.1

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, first ball to SRT in the world cup, pitching outside off stump and seaming away, lucky not to be called wide

1.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, forceful push into the covers

1.3

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, stepping back, not the cleanest of pushes into the covers

1.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, angles the face of the bat to deflect it to the point, Rhodes pounces to deny the single

1.5

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, hit hard to the wide mid off, but the fielder is deep enough to allow a single

1.6

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, bat raised, ball passes to the keeper

End of over 2 (1 run) India 5/0

    • SC Ganguly 4 (7b 1x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 1 (5b)
    • JH Kallis 1-0-1-0
    • SM Pollock 1-0-4-0
2.1

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, aimed at the leg stump, flicked away direct to the square leg

2.2

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, wicked inseamer, Tendu plays around and all over it, lucky not to grab an edge

2.3

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, vague outswing, left alone by the batsman

2.4

Pollock to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, stretching defence, carefully played back to the bowler

2.4

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, defended back to the bowler again

2.5

Pollock to Tendulkar, 1 run, thick edge, perhaps deliberate, thru the gully area and down to the wide 3rd man

2.6

Pollock to Ganguly, 1 no ball, defending into the covers from outside the off stump

2.6

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, flaps the bat at it, outside the off stump, missedf

End of over 3 (3 runs) India 8/0

    • SC Ganguly 4 (9b 1x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 2 (11b)
    • SM Pollock 2-0-7-0
    • JH Kallis 1-0-1-0
3.1

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, defended to the extra cover

3.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, overpitched, on the off stump, justifiably punished by Tendu, cracked thru the covers

3.3

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, dabs it to the point, a mixup in the running, Tendu sent back, probably safe even if there was a direct hit

3.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, hammered on the leg side, Kallis bowling at his pads, plays across the line and forward fo the square legh

3.5

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, nice watchful defence back to the bowler

3.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 4 (8 runs) India 16/0

    • SR Tendulkar 10 (17b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 4 (9b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 2-0-9-0
    • SM Pollock 2-0-7-0
4.1

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, across the left hander, left alone and thru to the keeper

4.2

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, dragging his hand over the ball, trying an off cutter, played safely outside the off stump to the mid off

4.3

Pollock to Ganguly, FOUR, overpitched on the middle stump, no strength in the shot, but the perfect timing gets the on drive over the rope

4.4

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, pushed into the covers

4.5

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, pushing off the leg stump to the forward square leg area

4.6

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, marginally aimed outside the off stump, defended on the on side, bowler collects

Kenya currenting leading the battle of runs, 21 to India's 20 after 5 overs

End of over 5 (4 runs) India 20/0

    • SC Ganguly 8 (15b 2x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 10 (17b 2x4)
    • SM Pollock 3-0-11-0
    • JH Kallis 2-0-9-0
5.1

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, defended into the covers

5.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, misplays a pull to Klusener in the covers, playing outside the off stump, gets a thick bottom edge

5.3

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, lovely ball outside the off stump, outswing, pitched up, has the batsman completely missing the cover drive

5.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, just a push into the covers

5.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, on the back foot, defends short of the covers, Pollock runs in

a maiden, exzcellent bowling, good variation, nice comeback after getting smacked for 4 fours in his previous overs

End of over 6 (maiden) India 2/0

    • SR Tendulkar 0 (1b)
    • SC Ganguly 0 (0b)
    • JH Kallis 3-1-9-0
    • SM Pollock 3-0-11-0
6.1

Pollock to Ganguly, 1 no ball, Rhodes with the standard issue athletics at cover point

6.1

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, defending into the cover point again

6.2

Pollock to Ganguly, no run

6.3

Pollock to Ganguly, 1 no ball, 4th no ball today for Pollock, having trouble running down the slope from the cromwell end

6.3

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, poked on the on side

6.4

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, down the pitch, back to the bowler coming over the wicket

6.5

Pollock to Ganguly, 3 runs, good shot thru the covers

6.6

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 7 (5 runs) India 25/0

    • SR Tendulkar 10 (24b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 11 (22b 2x4)
    • SM Pollock 4-0-16-0
    • JH Kallis 3-1-9-0
7.1

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, vicious inseamer draws the amusement of most onwatchers as Ganguly gets hit in his namesakes

7.2

Kallis to Ganguly, FOUR, and the glass of water certainly did the trick, outside the pads, flicked perfectly behind squar eleg

7.3

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, tapped down to the mid off

7.4

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, pitching outside off stump and going further away, Ganguly pathetically flaps his bat at it, better advised to leave it alone, complete nothing shot

7.5

Kallis to Ganguly, no run

7.6

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 run, controlled thick edge wide of the off stump down to the third man

End of over 8 (5 runs) India 30/0

    • SC Ganguly 16 (28b 3x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 10 (24b 2x4)
    • JH Kallis 4-1-14-0
    • SM Pollock 4-0-16-0
8.1

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, jammed into the covers

8.2

Pollock to Ganguly, 1 run, flicked behind square leg

8.3

Pollock to Tendulkar, FOUR, on drive gets Tendu his 3rd four of the day, lovely shot off the off stump

8.4

Pollock to Tendulkar, 1 run, tucked to the wide mid on

8.5

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly having all sorts of problems with the inseamer, this time from Pollock, he falls over it bringing his bat in line with the middle stump

8.6

Pollock to Ganguly, 1 run

End of over 9 (7 runs) India 37/0

    • SC Ganguly 18 (32b 3x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 15 (26b 3x4)
    • SM Pollock 5-0-23-0
    • JH Kallis 4-1-14-0
9.1

Kallis to Ganguly, 4 byes, pitching around off stump, huge inseamer, just seemed to flick the pad but Shep calls byes

9.2

Kallis to Ganguly, no run

9.3

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 run, worked off the pads around to the square leg

9.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run

9.5

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, defends straight to Pollock standing at short cover, unusual to see a fast bowler as a close fielder like that

9.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, works it down to Klusener at a deepish mid on

End of over 10 (6 runs) India 43/0

    • SR Tendulkar 16 (29b 3x4)
    • SC Ganguly 19 (35b 3x4)
    • JH Kallis 5-1-16-0
    • SM Pollock 5-0-23-0
10.1

Pollock to Tendulkar, 1 run, flicks behind square leg

10.2

Pollock to Ganguly, 1 run, delicate little push wide of the mid off

10.3

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, chops a drive back to the bowler

10.4

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run

10.5

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, squeezes it out to the point fielder Jonty

10.6

Pollock to Tendulkar, 1 run, played on the on side, end of a good tight over

End of over 11 (3 runs) India 46/0

    • SR Tendulkar 18 (34b 3x4)
    • SC Ganguly 20 (36b 3x4)
    • SM Pollock 6-0-26-0
    • JH Kallis 5-1-16-0
11.1

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, cracked thru to the deep mid wicket, great timing again, he's starting to look set

11.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, to mid on

11.3

Kallis to Ganguly, no run

11.4

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 run, defended pretty much straight to the mid off, Klusener was too deep, runs in was underarms it but the running was too good

11.5

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, pushing into the covers

11.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 wide, attempted leg cutter slower ball, pushes too wide and full of the off stump

11.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, ball trickles away on the on side

still no wickets in the world cup today, kenya are motoring along with 62/0 off 12.2 overs first bowling change of the match, the DOnster is on

End of over 12 (7 runs) India 53/0

    • SR Tendulkar 23 (38b 4x4)
    • SC Ganguly 21 (38b 3x4)
    • JH Kallis 6-1-23-0
    • SM Pollock 6-0-26-0
12.1

Donald to Ganguly, 1 run, well glanced to Boje at fine leg

12.2

Donald to Tendulkar, FOUR, full toss, SRT yums it up with a classy on drive

12.3

Donald to Tendulkar, no run, outside the off stump, left alone thru to the keeper

12.4

Donald to Tendulkar, no run, defending directly to the covers

12.5

Donald to Tendulkar, no run, defending on the on side, straight to the shortish mid wicket

no doubt that mid wicket is supposed to be a required "catching fielder", perhaps he might catch a cold

12.6

Donald to Tendulkar, no run, works it away to the point area

End of over 13 (5 runs) India 58/0

    • SR Tendulkar 27 (43b 5x4)
    • SC Ganguly 22 (39b 3x4)
    • AA Donald 1-0-5-0
    • JH Kallis 6-1-23-0
13.1

Klusener to Ganguly, no run, played to Rhodes at point

13.2

Klusener to Ganguly, no run, watchful defence to the short cover

13.3

Klusener to Ganguly, FOUR, outside the off stump, perfect low cut shot to the square leg boundary

13.4

Klusener to Ganguly, no run

13.5

Klusener to Ganguly, no run

13.6

Klusener to Ganguly, no run

End of over 14 (4 runs) India 62/0

    • SC Ganguly 26 (45b 4x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 27 (43b 5x4)
    • L Klusener 1-0-4-0
    • AA Donald 1-0-5-0
14.1

Donald to Tendulkar, 1 run, a single into the covers

14.2

Donald to Ganguly, no run

14.3

Donald to Ganguly, no run

14.4

Donald to Ganguly, no run

14.5

Donald to Ganguly, 3 runs, excellent push thru the covers, Cronje chases the runaway ball, picks up just inside the boundary rope

14.6

Donald to Tendulkar, no run, defensive

Klusener becomes the first bowler today to try his luck around the wicket

End of over 15 (4 runs) India 66/0

    • SR Tendulkar 28 (45b 5x4)
    • SC Ganguly 29 (49b 4x4)
    • AA Donald 2-0-9-0
    • L Klusener 1-0-4-0
15.1

Klusener to Ganguly, no run, good quick ball aimed at the off stump, defensive towards the covers

15.2

Klusener to Ganguly, 1 run, flicks it off the leg stump and behind the square leg

15.3

Klusener to Tendulkar, OUT, coming over the wicket, angling in from wide of the crease, then extracts the perfect amount of outseam, Tendu trying it flick it on the on side, instead gets the edge to the keeper

SR Tendulkar c †Boucher b Klusener 28 (71m 46b 5x4 0x6) SR: 60.86

15.4

Klusener to Dravid, 1 run, works it well on the on side

15.5

Klusener to Ganguly, no run

15.6

Klusener to Ganguly, no run, defending on the off side, back to the bowler coming around the wicket

End of over 16 (2 runs) India 68/1

    • SC Ganguly 30 (53b 4x4)
    • R Dravid 1 (1b)
    • L Klusener 2-0-6-1
    • AA Donald 2-0-9-0
16.1

Donald to Dravid, no run

16.2

Donald to Dravid, no run, on his toes, defending to the point fielder

16.3

Donald to Dravid, FOUR, short of a length, wid eof the off stump, whacked thru the point area, perfectly square, lovely cut shot to a smelly ball

16.4

Donald to Dravid, 1 run, good yorker, but an amzing flick behind the square leg down to the fine leg

16.5

Donald to Ganguly, no run

16.6

Donald to Ganguly, no run, tapped back to the bowler

End of over 17 (5 runs) India 73/1

    • SC Ganguly 30 (55b 4x4)
    • R Dravid 6 (5b 1x4)
    • AA Donald 3-0-14-0
    • L Klusener 2-0-6-1
17.1

Klusener to Dravid, no run, an off drive, Klusener plays footsies and effects quite a good stop with his left boot

17.2

Klusener to Dravid, no run, chopped into the ground, trying to hit too hard, ball ends up on the on side with the mid on

and here comes one of those interminable delays whilst the umpire fuss and prod and poke the ball

17.3

Klusener to Dravid, 1 wide, slow ball has the added adjective of wide, going down the leg side

17.3

Klusener to Dravid, no run, outside the off stump, defends back to the bowler

17.4

Klusener to Dravid, no run, well hacked into the covers

17.5

Klusener to Dravid, no run, pitched up, on the middle stump, worked away with a defensive shot

17.6

Klusener to Dravid, FOUR, well driven, off the off stump and down to the long on

most observers were snickering at the decision of india to bat first, but it now looks well justified

End of over 18 (5 runs) India 78/1

    • R Dravid 10 (11b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 30 (55b 4x4)
    • L Klusener 3-0-11-1
    • AA Donald 3-0-14-0
18.1

Donald to Ganguly, no run, deflects it to point, the ever present Rhodes effects the fielding

18.2

Donald to Ganguly, no run, defensive on the off side

18.3

Donald to Ganguly, no run, tucked back to the bowler

18.4

Donald to Ganguly, no run, shortish, off stump line, good correct back foot defence

18.5

Donald to Ganguly, 1 run, flicks across the line, just behind square

18.6

Donald to Dravid, no run, defended away on the on side, nice over from Donald, coming down the slope with quite a bit of pace

End of over 19 (1 run) India 79/1

    • R Dravid 10 (12b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 31 (60b 4x4)
    • AA Donald 4-0-15-0
    • L Klusener 3-0-11-1
19.1

Klusener to Ganguly, no run, drives straight to Cullers at wide mid off

19.2

Klusener to Ganguly, FOUR, around the wicket, juicy half volley, cracking cover drive, 5th 4 for Ganguly

19.3

Klusener to Ganguly, no run, pushed on the off side

19.4

Klusener to Ganguly, FOUR, jumping back as he plays it, excellent drive to the left of the diving mid wicket fielder

19.5

Klusener to Ganguly, no run

19.6

Klusener to Ganguly, no run, defending into the covers

both matches stand at 87 runs now, the only difference being Kenya have lost 4 wickets

End of over 20 (8 runs) India 87/1

    • SC Ganguly 39 (66b 6x4)
    • R Dravid 10 (12b 2x4)
    • L Klusener 4-0-19-1
    • AA Donald 4-0-15-0
20.1

Donald to Dravid, no run, to the mid off

20.2

Donald to Dravid, no run, woefully timed drive, scratched back to the bowler

20.3

Donald to Dravid, no run, very quick outside the off stump, shortish, poorly executed cut shot from Dravid, he seems to be struggling in the face fo this express pace

20.4

Donald to Dravid, no run, pushed back to the bowler

20.5

Donald to Dravid, 1 run, glances off the stumps and down to Klusener at fine leg, good outfielding restricts it to a single

20.6

Donald to Ganguly, no run, beautiful bowling, zips it across the left hander, Ganguly goes to play it then frisks himself out of the way

End of over 21 (1 run) India 88/1

    • SC Ganguly 39 (67b 6x4)
    • R Dravid 11 (17b 2x4)
    • AA Donald 5-0-16-0
    • L Klusener 4-0-19-1
21.1

Klusener to Dravid, no run, just a defensive push to cover point, Rhodes pounces

21.2

Klusener to Dravid, no run

21.3

Klusener to Dravid, 1 wide, down the leg side, gets the missed glance from Dravid, big appeal for caught behind

21.3

Klusener to Dravid, no run, defending back to the bowler

21.4

Klusener to Dravid, (no ball) 1 run, single taken to the mid on, the fielder throws down the bowler's end

21.4

Klusener to Ganguly, no run

21.5

Klusener to Ganguly, no run

21.6

Klusener to Ganguly, 1 run, squeezed on the on side, just forward of the square leg

End of over 22 (5 runs) India 92/1

    • SC Ganguly 40 (70b 6x4)
    • R Dravid 12 (21b 2x4)
    • L Klusener 5-0-23-1
    • AA Donald 5-0-16-0
22.1

Donald to Ganguly, no run

22.2

Donald to Ganguly, 1 bye, so quick it beats both the batsman and the keeper

22.3

Donald to Dravid, 1 run, pushed behind point

22.4

Donald to Ganguly, no run

22.5

Donald to Ganguly, no run

22.6

Donald to Ganguly, 1 run, glances down to the fine leg

End of over 23 (3 runs) India 95/1

    • SC Ganguly 41 (75b 6x4)
    • R Dravid 13 (22b 2x4)
    • AA Donald 6-0-18-0
    • L Klusener 5-0-23-1
23.1

Klusener to Ganguly, no run

23.2

Klusener to Ganguly, no run

23.3

Klusener to Ganguly, 1 run

23.4

Klusener to Dravid, 1 run

23.5

Klusener to Ganguly, no run

23.6

Klusener to Ganguly, FOUR, to fine leg

End of over 24 (6 runs) India 101/1

    • SC Ganguly 46 (80b 7x4)
    • R Dravid 14 (23b 2x4)
    • L Klusener 6-0-29-1
    • AA Donald 6-0-18-0
24.1

Donald to Dravid, no run

24.3

Boje to Dravid, 5 wides, full down the leg side, that fix tax Boje's analysis to the tune of 5

24.3

Boje to Dravid, no run

24.4

Boje to Dravid, no run

24.5

Boje to Dravid, 1 run

24.6

Boje to Ganguly, 1 run

End of over 25 (7 runs) India 108/1

    • SC Ganguly 47 (81b 7x4)
    • R Dravid 15 (28b 2x4)
    • N Boje 1-0-7-0
    • L Klusener 6-0-29-1
25.1

Cronje to Ganguly, no run

25.2

Cronje to Ganguly, no run

25.3

Cronje to Ganguly, no run

25.4

Cronje to Ganguly, 1 run

25.5

Cronje to Dravid, 1 run

25.6

Cronje to Ganguly, 1 run, drives down to the long off

End of over 26 (3 runs) India 111/1

    • SC Ganguly 49 (86b 7x4)
    • R Dravid 16 (29b 2x4)
    • WJ Cronje 1-0-3-0
    • N Boje 1-0-7-0
26.1

Boje to Ganguly, no run

26.2

Boje to Ganguly, 1 run

26.3

Boje to Dravid, 1 run

26.4

Boje to Ganguly, no run

26.5

Boje to Ganguly, no run

26.6

Boje to Ganguly, 1 run, down to the long on to bring up his 50

End of over 27 (3 runs) India 114/1

    • SC Ganguly 50 (91b 7x4)
    • R Dravid 17 (30b 2x4)
    • N Boje 2-0-10-0
    • WJ Cronje 1-0-3-0
27.1

Cronje to Ganguly, no run

27.2

Cronje to Ganguly, 3 runs, thru the covers into the deep

27.3

Cronje to Dravid, no run

27.4

Cronje to Dravid, 1 run

27.5

Cronje to Ganguly, no run

27.6

Cronje to Ganguly, no run

End of over 28 (4 runs) India 118/1

    • SC Ganguly 53 (95b 7x4)
    • R Dravid 18 (32b 2x4)
    • WJ Cronje 2-0-7-0
    • N Boje 2-0-10-0
28.1

Boje to Dravid, 1 run, down to the long off

28.2

Boje to Ganguly, 1 run, thru mid wicket

28.3

Boje to Dravid, 1 bye, down the leg side, more muffs from Boucher

28.4

Boje to Ganguly, 1 run, handosme on drive down to the long on

28.5

Boje to Dravid, FOUR, perfect late cut, super shot, just fine of the short 3rd man who gives a futile dive

28.6

Boje to Dravid, no run, turns it away diretc to the mid wicket

End of over 29 (8 runs) India 126/1

    • R Dravid 23 (36b 3x4)
    • SC Ganguly 55 (97b 7x4)
    • N Boje 3-0-17-0
    • WJ Cronje 2-0-7-0
29.1

Cronje to Ganguly, 1 run

29.2

Cronje to Dravid, 1 run

29.3

Cronje to Ganguly, no run

29.4

Cronje to Ganguly, no run

29.5

Cronje to Ganguly, FOUR, smashing shot, full and wide of the off stump, drives it behind point

29.6

Cronje to Ganguly, 1 run, dabs a push to the mid off

End of over 30 (7 runs) India 133/1

    • SC Ganguly 61 (102b 8x4)
    • R Dravid 24 (37b 3x4)
    • WJ Cronje 3-0-14-0
    • N Boje 3-0-17-0
30.1

Boje to Ganguly, 1 run, works it away forward of the square leg

30.2

Boje to Dravid, 1 run, overpitched, on the stumps, simple on drive to the deep fielder

30.3

Boje to Ganguly, no run, grafts it into the covers

30.4

Boje to Ganguly, 1 run, turned off his toes, Rhodes with the predicatble super fielding, dives and then is on his feet immediately throwing to the bowler's end

30.5

Boje to Dravid, no run, defending on the off side

30.6

Boje to Dravid, 2 runs, flowing cover drive, collected by the sweeping fielder

End of over 31 (5 runs) India 138/1

    • R Dravid 27 (40b 3x4)
    • SC Ganguly 63 (105b 8x4)
    • N Boje 4-0-22-0
    • WJ Cronje 3-0-14-0
31.1

Cronje to Ganguly, 1 run, pokes it on the off side, finding the gap in the covers

31.2

Cronje to Dravid, no run, works it away to the mid wicket

31.3

Cronje to Dravid, 1 run, another jabbed cover drive, taken in the deep

31.4

Cronje to Ganguly, 1 run, easy drive down to the long off

31.5

Cronje to Dravid, no run, plays across the line direct to Cullinan at mid wicket

31.6

Cronje to Dravid, 1 run, cover drive, gather by the fielder standing on the inner circle

quite tedious these constant prods and pokes for 1 and 2

End of over 32 (4 runs) India 142/1

    • R Dravid 29 (44b 3x4)
    • SC Ganguly 65 (107b 8x4)
    • WJ Cronje 4-0-18-0
    • N Boje 4-0-22-0
32.1

Boje to Dravid, no run, back to the bowler

32.2

Boje to Dravid, 1 run, a bit more of a shot there, on the back foot cutting to the deep point

32.3

Boje to Ganguly, no run

32.4

Boje to Ganguly, SIX, Disco! two hops down the pitch and a loft over the long off, fantastic shot

32.5

Boje to Ganguly, 1 run

32.6

Boje to Dravid, 1 run

End of over 33 (9 runs) India 151/1

    • R Dravid 31 (47b 3x4)
    • SC Ganguly 72 (110b 8x4 1x6)
    • N Boje 5-0-31-0
    • WJ Cronje 4-0-18-0
33.1

Cronje to Dravid, no run

33.2

Cronje to Dravid, 1 run

33.3

Cronje to Ganguly, 1 run, to mid off

33.4

Cronje to Dravid, 1 run, hacks it down to the long on

33.5

Cronje to Ganguly, 1 run, slow ball gets the false shot, driven with a pop into the air, but safe down to the long of

33.6

Cronje to Dravid, 2 runs, on his toes, swings it from outside the off stump down to the deep mid wicket

Match State: it must be drinks

End of over 34 (6 runs) India 157/1

    • R Dravid 35 (51b 3x4)
    • SC Ganguly 74 (112b 8x4 1x6)
    • WJ Cronje 5-0-24-0
    • N Boje 5-0-31-0
34.1

Pollock to Ganguly, 2 runs, played well down to deep backward point

34.2

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, inside edge chopped back down the wicket

34.3

Pollock to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, misses the glance, and it comes off the hip

34.4

Pollock to Dravid, no run, defensive back to the bowler

34.5

Pollock to Dravid, 1 run, defensive on the on side, the mid on is in absentia, and so the long on has to collect

34.6

Pollock to Ganguly, 2 runs, flicks off the stumps forward of the square leg, Donald sprints in with the collect and ping

End of over 35 (6 runs) India 163/1

    • SC Ganguly 78 (116b 8x4 1x6)
    • R Dravid 36 (53b 3x4)
    • SM Pollock 7-0-31-0
    • WJ Cronje 5-0-24-0
35.1

Kallis to Dravid, FOUR, garbage delivery, overpitched outside the off stump, straight ball, Ganguly makes wih the low cut and the shot of the day

35.2

Kallis to Dravid, 1 run

35.3

Kallis to Ganguly, no run

35.4

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 wide, straight down the leg side, Gangs goes for the glance, misses

35.4

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 run, chops it down to the mid off,a nd they scamper a single

35.5

Kallis to Dravid, 1 run, deflects it down to the wide 3rd man

35.6

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, defensive into the covers

End of over 36 (8 runs) India 171/1

    • SC Ganguly 79 (119b 8x4 1x6)
    • R Dravid 42 (56b 4x4)
    • JH Kallis 7-1-31-0
    • SM Pollock 7-0-31-0
36.1

Pollock to Dravid, no run

36.2

Pollock to Dravid, 1 run, just a little clip to the 3rd man

36.3

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, defensive onto the on side

36.4

Pollock to Ganguly, 1 run, off the stumps, down thru the vacant mid off into the deep

36.5

Pollock to Dravid, 1 run, defensive push to the mid on

36.6

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, zero footwork, hit with zero timing into the covers

End of over 37 (3 runs) India 174/1

    • SC Ganguly 80 (122b 8x4 1x6)
    • R Dravid 44 (59b 4x4)
    • SM Pollock 8-0-34-0
    • JH Kallis 7-1-31-0
37.1

Kallis to Dravid, no run, works it away into the covers

37.2

Kallis to Dravid, 1 run, smashing cover drive, but a great stop by the cover fielder

37.3

Kallis to Ganguly, FOUR, thwack! kapow! Ganguly with a marvellous cover drive

37.4

Kallis to Ganguly, no run

37.5

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, a poke straight on the off side, non-strikler caught not paying attention, extra cover sprints in

37.6

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, defensive, ball trickles on the on side

End of over 38 (5 runs) India 179/1

    • SC Ganguly 84 (126b 9x4 1x6)
    • R Dravid 45 (61b 4x4)
    • JH Kallis 8-1-36-0
    • SM Pollock 8-0-34-0
38.1

Donald to Dravid, no run, defensive from just outside the off stump into the covers

38.2

Donald to Dravid, 1 run, glances away, ball travels square 75% to the boundary

38.3

Donald to Ganguly, 1 wide, down the leg side, Ganguly misses the pull, crowd goes nuts for some reason at the umpire's signal

38.3

Donald to Ganguly, 1 run, works it just forward of the umpire at point

38.4

Donald to Dravid, 1 run, a push across the line of the ball, behind the point fielder, 3rd man runs around

38.5

Donald to Ganguly, 1 run, clips across the line, travels, no legs on the ball, fielder has to run in from the deep

38.6

Donald to Dravid, no run

End of over 39 (5 runs) India 184/1

    • R Dravid 47 (65b 4x4)
    • SC Ganguly 86 (128b 9x4 1x6)
    • AA Donald 7-0-22-0
    • JH Kallis 8-1-36-0
39.1

Klusener to Ganguly, no run

39.2

Klusener to Ganguly, 1 run, to mid off

39.3

Klusener to Dravid, FOUR, spanking shot, cut behind point to bring up an excellent 50

39.4

Klusener to Dravid, no run

39.5

Klusener to Dravid, 1 run, late cut down to the 3rd man

39.6

Klusener to Ganguly, no run, driving into the line, collected by Cullinan by mid wicket

End of over 40 (6 runs) India 190/1

    • SC Ganguly 87 (131b 9x4 1x6)
    • R Dravid 52 (68b 5x4)
    • L Klusener 7-0-35-1
    • AA Donald 7-0-22-0
40.1

Donald to Dravid, no run, not a veryu forceful drive, into the covers

40.2

Donald to Dravid, no run

40.3

Donald to Dravid, no run, practices his off drive after that defensive push

40.4

Donald to Dravid, 1 run, finally finds a gap, thru the covers

40.5

Donald to Ganguly, no run, on his toes, down to the backward point

40.6

Donald to Ganguly, no run, strong shot, but straight to the cover fielder

poor batting, trying to whack the leather of the ball, but played direct to the fielders every time, and so only a mere 1 off the over

End of over 41 (1 run) India 191/1

    • SC Ganguly 87 (133b 9x4 1x6)
    • R Dravid 53 (72b 5x4)
    • AA Donald 8-0-23-0
    • L Klusener 7-0-35-1
41.1

Klusener to Dravid, 1 run, dangerous single taken to Cronje at cover, but that's the Right Thing To Do (tm) when you're only 1 wicket down in the 40th

41.2

Klusener to Ganguly, FOUR, around the wicket, hammered thru the covers, Klusener proving too expensive again

41.3

Klusener to Ganguly, 1 run, thru mid off

41.4

Klusener to Dravid, OUT, lovely yorker, inswinging on the off stump, just trying to defensive on the on side, missed, bye bye off stump

R Dravid b Klusener 54 (103m 75b 5x4 0x6) SR: 72.00

41.5

Klusener to Azharuddin, 1 run, to mid wicket

41.6

Klusener to Ganguly, no run, just tapped back down the wicket to Klusener coming over the wicket

boring mechanical bowling changes from Cronje, absolutely no initiative or imagination shown

End of over 42 (7 runs) India 198/2

    • SC Ganguly 92 (136b 10x4 1x6)
    • M Azharuddin 1 (1b)
    • L Klusener 8-0-42-2
    • AA Donald 8-0-23-0
42.1

Pollock to Azharuddin, no run, defensive on the on side

42.2

Pollock to Azharuddin, no run

42.3

Pollock to Azharuddin, 1 run, flicks across the line thru the square leg

42.4

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, plys on the on side, direct to the mid wicket

42.5

Pollock to Ganguly, FOUR, much better, he was looking a little too defensive minded in the 90s, but that was an effective lofted pull from outside off stump over mid wicket

42.6

Pollock to Ganguly, 1 run, a push thru the covers

regular as clockwork, here comes the typed in stone bowling change all the bowling changes have come in pairs

End of over 43 (6 runs) India 204/2

    • SC Ganguly 97 (139b 11x4 1x6)
    • M Azharuddin 2 (4b)
    • SM Pollock 9-0-40-0
    • L Klusener 8-0-42-2
43.1

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, defends into the covers

43.2

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, defends down to the extra cover fielder

India making a mockery of the duckworth lewis tables

43.3

Kallis to Ganguly, no run, quickish and short on the leg stump, grafted to point

43.4

Kallis to Ganguly, OUT, cut to the point fielder, very hard, but TM Rhodes (That Man Rhodes), with a magnificent 2 metre dive to his left picks up and sends to Kallis at the bowler's end

SC Ganguly run out 97 (187m 142b 11x4 1x6) SR: 68.30

43.5

Kallis to Azharuddin, 1 run

43.6

Kallis to Jadeja, FOUR, to the backward square leg boundary

End of over 44 (5 runs) India 209/3

    • A Jadeja 4 (1b 1x4)
    • M Azharuddin 3 (5b)
    • JH Kallis 9-1-41-0
    • SM Pollock 9-0-40-0
44.1

Pollock to Azharuddin, 1 run

44.2

Pollock to Jadeja, no run

44.3

Pollock to Jadeja, no run, works it on the on side

44.4

Pollock to Jadeja, 2 runs, inside edge from a cover drive, excellent running for the double as Klusener have to run in from the rope

44.5

Pollock to Jadeja, FOUR, superb stroke, a flick of the wrists, and lofted over the point area

44.6

Pollock to Jadeja, no run, played diretc to the point fielder

that finishes a pretty noneventful day for Pollock

End of over 45 (7 runs) India 216/3

    • A Jadeja 10 (6b 2x4)
    • M Azharuddin 4 (6b)
    • SM Pollock 10-0-47-0
    • JH Kallis 9-1-41-0
45.1

Kallis to Azharuddin, no run, grinds it direct to the cover fielder

45.2

Kallis to Azharuddin, 1 run, a flowing stroke to the deep cover

45.3

Kallis to Jadeja, no run, poorly played short arm pull to the mid wicket fielder

45.4

Kallis to Jadeja, 1 run

45.5

Kallis to Azharuddin, no run

45.6

Kallis to Azharuddin, no run, ground away on the on side

another hilariously meek over from India

End of over 46 (2 runs) India 218/3

    • M Azharuddin 5 (10b)
    • A Jadeja 11 (8b 2x4)
    • JH Kallis 10-1-43-0
    • SM Pollock 10-0-47-0
46.1

Donald to Jadeja, no run, played and missed outside the off stump, Donald has been brilliant today

46.2

Donald to Jadeja, 1 run, pushes thru the covers, Pollock expresses in with some desperate fielding, and indeed it's only a single

46.3

Donald to Azharuddin, no run, what the hell was that shot, terrible stuff, the class of a tailender, laning back and trying to cut over the covers from a ball travelling over the off stump, misses

46.4

Donald to Azharuddin, 1 run, down to the mid on

46.5

Donald to Jadeja, 1 run, clipped around to the fine leg

46.6

Donald to Azharuddin, 1 run, flicks thru the square leg and into the deep

End of over 47 (4 runs) India 222/3

    • M Azharuddin 7 (13b)
    • A Jadeja 13 (11b 2x4)
    • AA Donald 9-0-27-0
    • JH Kallis 10-1-43-0
47.1

Klusener to Azharuddin, FOUR, cracked thru the mid wicket, brilliant shot off the mid wicket

47.2

Klusener to Azharuddin, 1 no ball

47.2

Klusener to Azharuddin, 1 run, to mid wicket

47.3

Klusener to Jadeja, 1 run, down to the long on

47.4

Klusener to Azharuddin, 2 runs, to the deep mid wicket

47.5

Klusener to Azharuddin, 1 run, drives a single to the long off

47.6

Klusener to Jadeja, 1 run, flicks a short of a length one away down to the 3rd man

End of over 48 (11 runs) India 233/3

    • A Jadeja 15 (13b 2x4)
    • M Azharuddin 15 (18b 1x4)
    • L Klusener 9-0-53-2
    • AA Donald 9-0-27-0
48.1

Donald to Jadeja, OUT, fast ball on the off stump, pulled down the wicket, lofted too much, down the throat of Kirsten at wide long on

A Jadeja c Kirsten b Donald 16 (20m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

48.3

Donald to Azharuddin, 1 wide

48.3

Donald to Azharuddin, 1 run, to square leg

48.4

Donald to Singh, 2 runs, lofted over the cover point and into the deep

48.5

Donald to Singh, 1 run, drives to the left of the mid off and they snatch a single

48.6

Donald to Azharuddin, 1 run, leans back and cuts forward of the point, fielded in the deep

End of over 49 (7 runs) India 241/4

    • M Azharuddin 18 (21b 1x4)
    • RR Singh 3 (2b)
    • AA Donald 10-0-34-1
    • L Klusener 9-0-53-2
49.1

Klusener to Azharuddin, FOUR, brutal shot, stands his ground and hammers it back straight, just on the on side

Klusener fast becoming known as a batting all-rounder

49.2

Klusener to Azharuddin, 2 runs, another whack of a straight drive, not as much timing this time, and the long on gets to it

49.3

Klusener to Azharuddin, OUT, swats it over the covers, looks to be heading for a 6, but no! around runs Boje with a lovely running catch on the boundary

M Azharuddin c Boje b Klusener 24 (40m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

49.4

Klusener to Singh, 1 run, forces it to the mid off

49.5

Klusener to Mongia, FOUR, excellent chip shot over the extra cover, perfect timing, perfect placement

bisects the two outfielders

49.6

Klusener to Mongia, 1 run, full down the leg side, Mongia gets inside it and pushes to Rhodes at point

at 191/1 after 40 overs, you have to be disappointed with only 253 but 253 would've been thought of as a very good score at the start of the day second inns to start at 1400 GMT, be back then Match State: Lunch

End of over 50 (12 runs) India 253/5

    • NR Mongia 5 (2b 1x4)
    • RR Singh 4 (3b)
    • L Klusener 10-0-66-3
    • AA Donald 10-0-34-1
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