South Africa tour of India, 2007/08 / Commentary

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127.1

Sreesanth to Morkel, no run, short of a length delivery angles across the left-hander from over the wicket, left alone by Morkel

127.2

Sreesanth to Morkel, no run, short of a length on leg stump, Morkel tries to work it off his pads to square leg

127.3

Sreesanth to Morkel, no run, pitches outside off stump and slants across the left-hander, Morkel lets it go once again

127.4

Sreesanth to Morkel, no run, a full ball angles into Morkel who stays in his crease and digs it out on the off side

127.5

Sreesanth to Morkel, no run, Morkel strides forward to a fuller ball on off stump and drives to cover

127.6

Sreesanth to Morkel, no run, banged in short outside the off stump, left alone with ease by Morkel

South Africa 456/6   M Morkel 0* (6b)

129.1

Sreesanth to Morkel, no run, full ball pitches outside off and slants away from Morkel who lets it go

129.2

Sreesanth to Morkel, no run, good length from Sreesanth but the line is just outside off stump which allows Morkel to shoulder arms

129.3

Sreesanth to Morkel, no run, pitches outside off and moves further away from the left-hander, Morkel patiently lets it go, the ball bounces a second time before thudding into Dhoni's pads

129.4

Sreesanth to Morkel, FOUR, Morkel's off the mark with a boundary, Sreesanth bowled a high full toss on the pads, Morkel stood in his crease and whipped it to the deep backward square leg boundary

129.5

Sreesanth to Morkel, no run, full ball angling into the off stump, driven off the front foot towards the off side, Sreesanth is looking for the blockhole

129.6

Sreesanth to Morkel, 1 no ball, Sreesanth looks tired as he bowls a slower yorker on middle stump, Morkel defends back to the bowler, Sreesanth had over-stepped, it's the first no ball of the innings

129.6

Sreesanth to Morkel, no run, ends the over with another yorker which Morkel digs out to the off side

South Africa 465/6   M Morkel 4* (13b 1x4)

131.4

Singh to Morkel, no run, RP angles a full delivery into Morkel who gets behind the line and defends on the front foot

131.5

Singh to Morkel, FOUR, that's a streaky boundary, Morkel stands in his crease and plays away from his body, he was looking to hit through cover but the ball kept low and hit the toe end of the bat, it rolled between Dhoni and first slip for four

131.6

Singh to Morkel, no run, left alone out side off stump

South Africa 473/6   M Morkel 8* (16b 2x4)

133.1

Singh to Morkel, FOUR, full toss outside off stump, Morkel reaches out for it and drives through point for four, poor ball

133.2

Singh to Morkel, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Morkel tries to push it off the back foot but gets beaten

133.3

Singh to Morkel, FOUR, a half-volley outside off stump, Morkel reaches out for it and drives powerfully past the fielder at mid-off for four more

133.4

Singh to Morkel, no run, fuller length angling into the left-hander, Morkel tries to work it off his pads but misses

133.5

Singh to Morkel, no run, good length delivery angles into middle and leg stump, Morkel gets behind the line and defends

133.6

Singh to Morkel, no run, a fuller ball swings into Morkel who lets it go outside off stump

South Africa 481/6   M Morkel 16* (22b 4x4)

134.6

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, bowled flat through the air on leg stump from over the wicket to the left-hander, Morkel lunges forward and defends

South Africa 482/6   M Morkel 16* (23b 4x4)

135.5

Singh to Morkel, no run, full and straight from RP, who switched to over the wicket for the left-hander, Morkel moves forward and defends with a straight bat

135.6

Singh to Morkel, no run, 133 kmh on middle and leg stump, Morkel nudges the ball off his pads towards midwicket

South Africa 483/6   M Morkel 16* (25b 4x4)

137.1

Sehwag to Morkel, no run, driven back to the bowler on the front foot

137.2

Sehwag to Morkel, no run, played of the back foot towards the leg side

137.3

Sehwag to Morkel, no run, Morkel comes forward and defends on the off side

137.4

Sehwag to Morkel, FOUR, a bit of width outside off and Morkel waits on the back foot and cuts past point for another four, that's the 75th boundary of the innings

137.5

Sehwag to Morkel, no run, defended on the front foot on the leg side

137.6

Sehwag to Morkel, no run, cut off the back foot towards the fielder at point

South Africa 489/6   M Morkel 20* (31b 5x4)

138.3

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, a flat delivery pitches on middle and angles across the left-hander from over the wicket, Morkel lets it go

138.4

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, Morkel tries to defend on the front foot but gets hit on the pad

138.5

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, he's let that go very close to off stump! It pitched on middle and didn't turn as much, it nearly shaved off stump

138.6

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, Morkel strides forward and defends on the off side

South Africa 494/6   M Morkel 20* (35b 5x4)

139.3

Sehwag to Morkel, 1 run, Morkel nudges the ball off his pads towards midwicket for a single

139.5

Sehwag to Morkel, no run, Morkel moves back in his crease and forces a ball from off stump towards point

139.6

Sehwag to Morkel, FOUR, Morkel brings up South Africa's 500 in style, he gets down on one knee and slog sweeps Sehwag to the deep midwicket boundary

South Africa 501/6   M Morkel 25* (38b 6x4)

140.4

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, hint of turn outside the off stump, Morkel gets forward and taps it down safely

140.5

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, tossed up and Morkel drives it down to mid-off

140.6

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, forced away off the back-foot to the short third man region, no room for a single there

South Africa 502/6   M Morkel 25* (41b 6x4)

141.3

Sehwag to Morkel, 1 run, Morkel waits on the back foot for the ball to angle across him and cuts hard to the fielder on the sweeper boundary

141.6

Sehwag to Morkel, no run, Morkel stays on the back foot and tries to run the ball fine but gets beaten, it was a quicker ball from Sehwag

South Africa 505/6   M Morkel 26* (43b 6x4)

144.1

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, 1 run, Morkel goes on to the back foot and drives a flatter ball towards mid-off

144.3

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, tossed up on middle stump, Morkel leans forward and drives on the off side

144.4

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, Morkel gets on to the front foot and drives uppishly back towards the bowler

144.5

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, 1 run, slightly shorter from Harbhajan, Morkel moves back and dabs the ball behind point for a single

South Africa 513/7   M Morkel 28* (47b 6x4)

145.1

Kumble to Morkel, 1 run, starts off with a short ball which Morkel pulls behidn square

South Africa 514/7   M Morkel 29* (48b 6x4)

146.1

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

146.2

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, 2 runs, a bit too short from Harbhajan, Morkel goes on to the back foot and cuts past the fielder at point

146.3

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, forced away off the back-foot to the cover region, Sehwag moves in quickly and cuts off the single

146.4

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, extra bounce and Morkel is beaten outside the off stump

146.5

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, FOUR, who needs singles! short delivery outside the off stump, Morkel rocks back and pulls it away to the midwicket fence, Morkel moves to 35 and this is his highest score in Test cricket

146.6

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, OUT, and gone! driven on the up and the ball lobs back straight to Harbhajan - soft dismissal. South Africa eight down - two more to go

M Morkel c & b Harbhajan Singh 35 (91m 54b 7x4 0x6) SR: 64.81

South Africa 520/8   M Morkel 35 (54b 7x4)
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