South Africa tour of India, 2007/08 / Commentary

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81.4

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers gets off the mark with an inside edge towards the leg side

South Africa 292/4   AB de Villiers 1* (1b)

82.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers leans forward to a flighted delivery and defends back towards the bowler

82.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, de Villiers steps out of his crease and drives the ball firmly towards mid-on where the fielder cannot dive across and cut off the boundary

82.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

82.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers moves back to a flatter ball and pushes the ball through cover for a single

South Africa 297/4   AB de Villiers 6* (5b 1x4)

83.1

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers skips out of his crease but was beaten by the flight and padded the ball away

83.2

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers moves on to the back foot and drives a quicker ball towards point

83.3

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, that was the googly and de Villiers didn't pick it until it came off the pitch, he moved back and whipped it firmly to Ganguly at short leg who saved runs with some sharp reflexes

83.4

Kumble to de Villiers, 2 runs, Kumble fires the ball into leg stump, de Villiers works it off his pads towards square leg for two more

83.5

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers stays back in his crease to a flighted delivery and defends with a straight bat, he should have been playing forward

83.6

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, Kumble ends the over with a googly which de Villiers defends off the back foot to the off side

South Africa 299/4   AB de Villiers 8* (11b 1x4)

85.1

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers moves on to the back foot and pushes the ball with a straight bat towards mid on

85.2

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers leans on to the front foot and defends back to the bowler

85.3

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, tossed up on middle stump, de Villiers drives towards mid-on

85.4

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, bowled quicker through the air on middle stump, defended on the back foot

85.5

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, defended on the back foot once again

85.6

Kumble to de Villiers, no run

South Africa 299/4   AB de Villiers 8* (17b 1x4)

86.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers steps out of his crease and defends on the off side, elaborate effort for no run

86.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

86.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, bowled flatter through the air on middle stump, de Villiers defends on the front foot

86.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, shorter in length outside off stump, de Villiers moves on to the back foot and punches towards point

South Africa 300/4   AB de Villiers 8* (21b 1x4)

88.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, Harbhajan gets one to turn into de Villiers from outside off stump, he plays the ball towards cover off the back foot for a single

88.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, too flat, too short, de Villiers defends off the back foot towards the leg side

88.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, tossed up slowly on leg stump, de Villiers moves back and blocks

South Africa 302/4   AB de Villiers 9* (24b 1x4)

89.2

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, tossed up on middle stump, de Villiers gets behind the line and defends on the front foot

89.3

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, too short, allowing de Villiers the space to move back and cut through covers for a single

South Africa 304/4   AB de Villiers 10* (26b 1x4)

90.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, a touch too short first up, de Villiers moves back and works the ball off his pads towards square leg for a single

90.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, slightly quicker through the air on middle stump, defended towards short leg

90.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted delivery on off stump, de Villiers leans forward and blocks

90.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers steps down the track and drives the full toss to mid-on, he didn't time it well enough

South Africa 307/4   AB de Villiers 12* (30b 1x4)

91.1

Kumble to de Villiers, FOUR, Kumble begins with a long hop which de Villiers pulls off the back foot towards deep square leg, RP Singh lumbers along the boundary rope and puts in a feeble dive, he should have stopped that

91.2

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers gets hit on the pad outside the line of leg stump

91.3

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, defended on the off stump on the back foot

91.4

Kumble to de Villiers, FOUR, Kumble strays down leg side and de Villiers waits in his crease and nudges the ball off his pads for a boundary to fine leg

91.5

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, bowled quicker and flatter through the air, de Villiers defends on the front foot

91.6

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, quicker delivery to end the over, de Villiers moves forward and blocks

South Africa 315/4   AB de Villiers 20* (36b 3x4)

92.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, too short and too wide outside the off stump, terrible ball and de Villiers helps himself to another boundary by cutting off the back foot through point

92.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers gets squared up by one that doesn't turn and goes straight through on off stump, the outside edge falls short of Dravid at first slip

92.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 3 runs, de Villiers steps out of his crease and once again gets squared up, he tries to force the ball through the leg side and another outside edge runs past first slip, Dravid gives chase and pulls the ball in inside the boundary, the tip of his toe might have been touching the boundary but the third umpire says he's ok

South Africa 323/4   AB de Villiers 27* (39b 4x4)

93.1

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, good length delivery on middle and leg, de Villiers tries to work the ball off his pads but misses

South Africa 324/4   AB de Villiers 27* (40b 4x4)

94.1

Singh to de Villiers, no run, too wide outside off stump, de Villiers reaches out for it and plays the ball to cover point

94.2

Singh to de Villiers, no run, 123 kmp, RP pitches around off stump and slants the ball away from de Villiers who lets it go through to Dhoni

94.3

Singh to de Villiers, no run, RP's bowling at a gentle 125 kmh, good length on leg and middle stump, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

94.4

Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, de Villiers drives at a ball that slants across him at 125 kmh, the outside edge runs towards the right of the fielder at gully and there's no third man

94.5

Singh to de Villiers, no run, fuller ball on off stump, driven off the front foot towards mid-off

94.6

Singh to de Villiers, no run, good length delivery on middle and off stump, de Villiers moves back and defends on the off side

South Africa 332/4   AB de Villiers 31* (46b 5x4)

96.1

Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, this is carnage now, RP offers de Villiers a short and wide ball outside off stump, he stands in his crease and cuts hard through point for four more, bowling that line and length at 125 kmh is just asking for punishment

96.2

Singh to de Villiers, no run, fuller ball outside off stump, de Villiers lets it go through to Dhoni

96.3

Singh to de Villiers, no run, short of a length closer to off stump, de Villiers moves back and punches the ball towards cover

96.4

Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, short of a length on leg and middle stump, the pace is so slow that de Villiers has time to go back and swat it through square leg for four more

96.5

Singh to de Villiers, no run, left alone outside off stump, that was too wide for de Villiers to want to play at it

96.6

Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length outside off stump, punched off the back foot through covers for one more

South Africa 353/4   AB de Villiers 40* (52b 7x4)

97.1

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, good length delivery angling into off stump, de Villiers gets behind the line on the back foot and defends

97.2

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, that's the best ball of the morning, Sreesanth pitches it on a good length, drawing de Villiers on to the front-foot drive, the ball seams away from the right-hander and beats the outside edge, Sreesanth goes up and has a stare at de Villiers

97.3

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, short of a length on off and middle stump, de Villiers defends on the back foot and Sreesanth follows up a long way down the pitch towards de Villiers

97.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, FOUR, de Villiers responds by moving forward and flicking a half-volley off his pads through midwicket for four, top shot

97.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, de Villiers lets the ball pass through to Dhoni

97.6

Sreesanth to de Villiers, OUT, 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

AB de Villiers c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 44 (66m 58b 8x4 0x6) SR: 75.86

South Africa 357/5   AB de Villiers 44 (58b 8x4)
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