South Africa tour of India, 2007/08 / Commentary

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150  | Overs 151-200

10.1

Kumble to Smith, no run, bowled flat through the air on middle and off stump, Smith moves back and across and defends to Jaffer at short leg

10.2

Kumble to Smith, no run, pushed quickly through the air, Smith leans forward and defends on the off side

10.3

Kumble to Smith, no run, slower through the air this time but Kumble strays down leg side, Smith tries to flick but misses, Dhoni moves quickly to his right to collect the ball

10.4

Kumble to Smith, no run, bowled quicker through the air on middle stump, Smith pushes the ball off the front foot towards short midwicket

10.5

Kumble to Smith, no run, Smith leans forward to defend but gets hit on the pad outside off stump

10.6

Kumble to Smith, no run, tossed up on middle stump, Smith waits on the back foot and plays the ball to midwicket

South Africa 43/0   A Kumble 1-1-0-0

12.1

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, Kumble drags the ball short outside off stump, McKenzie decides to defend it towards the of side

12.2

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, good length this time on middle stump, McKenzie leans forward and defends on the leg side

12.3

Kumble to McKenzie, FOUR, flighted delivery outside off stump, McKenzie strides forward, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives the ball firmly through the gap at cover, superbly timed and he'll get four

12.4

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, defended off the front foot towards short leg, McKenzie is making a conscious effort to get forward

12.5

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, once again he leans a long way forward and defends back towards the bowler

12.6

Kumble to McKenzie, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, the ball sits up for McKenzie who moves back and cuts hard through point for the second boundary of the over, South Africa bring up their fifty

South Africa 52/0   A Kumble 2-1-8-0

14.1

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie lets one go very close to off stump, it was a good leave for he judged the line perfectly

14.2

Kumble to McKenzie, FOUR, short ball from Kumble outside off stump, McKenzie moves back and cuts through point for four more

14.3

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, tossed up on middle and off, McKenzie leans forward and defends

14.4

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, quicker ball outside off stump, McKenzie lets it go through to Dhoni

14.5

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, tossed up on off stump, McKenzie moves forward and drives towards mid-off

14.6

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, quicker ball on middle stump, McKenzie hurriedly defends on the front foot and gets an inside edge towards square leg

South Africa 58/0   A Kumble 3-1-12-0

16.1

Kumble to Smith, 1 run, bowled flat and short on leg and middle, Smith moves back and plays the ball off his pads towards deep square leg

16.2

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie leans forward and defends one from outside off stump, that was bowled slower through the air by Kumble

16.3

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, bowled flatter outside off stump, a bit of turn away from the right-hander and McKenzie lets it go

16.4

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, defended confidently off the front foot to the off side

16.5

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie waits on the back foot and defends towards point

16.6

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, tossed up on middle stump, McKenzie leans forward and defends once again

South Africa 60/0   A Kumble 4-1-13-0

18.1

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, bowled quicker through the air on off and middle stump, McKenzie stretches forward and blocks

18.2

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie gets behind the line of a straight delivery and defends towards the bowler

18.3

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, Kumble's sticking to a wicket-to-wicket line in this over, McKenzie defends off the front foot once again

18.4

Kumble to McKenzie, FOUR, shot! McKenzie latches on to a tossed up ball on off stump and drives powerfully through extra cover, there's a man on the sweeper boundary but he's placed the ball wide of the fielder

18.5

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, defended watchfully off the front foot towards the leg side

18.6

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie moves back in his crease to defend a quicker ball

South Africa 74/0   A Kumble 5-1-17-0

20.1

Kumble to Smith, FOUR, the googly bowled short and wide outside off, Smith moves back and cuts it into the gap at cover point for four more

20.2

Kumble to Smith, no run, Smith leans forward to a flighted delivery on off stump and defends

20.3

Kumble to Smith, no run, bowled flatter through the air on off and middle stump, Smith leans forward and defends back to the bowler

20.4

Kumble to Smith, no run, Smith tries to whip a ball off his pads but misses, the ball had pitched outside leg stump and the length wasn't right for the shot

20.5

Kumble to Smith, 1 run, Smith leans forward and plays the ball from leg and middle in front of square leg

20.6

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, Kumble bowls the ball flat through the air on middle and off, McKenzie moves on to the front foot and blocks

South Africa 82/0   A Kumble 6-1-22-0

25.1

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, bowled flat through the air on off and middle stump, McKenzie defends off the front foot

25.2

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, slower through the air just outside off stump, McKenzie moves forward, tucks his bat behind pad and lets the ball pass

25.3

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, bowled flat and straight on off and middle stump, McKenzie plays the ball towards mid-on off the front foot

25.4

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, defended on the front foot once again by McKenzie

25.5

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, a very short long hop from Kumble, McKenzie rocked back for the pull but hit it straight into Jaffer at forward short leg, he should have hit that for four, it was very short

25.6

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, tossed up outside off stump, McKenzie leans forward and defends towards the off side

South Africa 109/0   A Kumble 7-2-22-0

27.1

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, tossed up on middle stump, McKenzie moves forward and drives back to the bowler

27.2

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie is making an effort to get his front foot away from the line of the ball while driving towards the off side

27.3

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

27.4

Kumble to McKenzie, 1 run, straighter line from Kumble, on middle and leg, McKenzie leans forward to defend and gets an inside edge behind square for a single

27.5

Kumble to Smith, no run, bowled flatter through the air on off stump, defended on the back foot to the off side

27.6

Kumble to Smith, no run, Smith comes on to the front foot and drives firmly towards mid-off where RP Singh does the fielding

South Africa 110/0   A Kumble 8-2-23-0

29.1

Kumble to Smith, no run, flighted delivery on middle stump, Smith comes forward, closes the face of the bat and plays the ball to midwicket

29.2

Kumble to Smith, no run, driven firmly off the front foot towards mid-off, Kumble gave that ball air outside off stump

29.3

Kumble to Smith, no run, quicker ball on middle stump this time, Smith moves forward and tries to play the ball on the leg side, he gets a leading edge towards the off

29.4

Kumble to Smith, no run, defended on the front foot to the leg side

29.5

Kumble to Smith, 1 leg bye, Smith tries to work a ball off his pads but misses and gets a leg bye behind square, Kumble pitched the ball outside leg stump

29.6

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, Kumble drifts down leg side once again, Dhoni moves to his left to collect the ball

South Africa 111/0   A Kumble 9-3-23-0

31.1

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, defended on the front foot towards short leg

31.2

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, tossed up on off stump, McKenzie leans forward and defends on the off side

31.3

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, bowled flatter through the air on off stump, McKenzie moves back and defends on the off side

31.4

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie leans forward and defends on the leg side, he closed the face of the bat on the front foot

31.5

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, Smith moves forward and plays the ball towards short leg

31.6

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, bowled flat and straight, McKenzie defends on the front foot, another maiden over, runs have been hard to come by after lunch, just six runs off seven overs

South Africa 115/0   A Kumble 10-4-23-0

33.1

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie moves back and defends a flat delivery to short leg

33.2

Kumble to McKenzie, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, McKenzie moves forward and nudges the ball behind square for a single

33.3

Kumble to Smith, OUT, 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

GC Smith c Laxman b Kumble 73 (157m 97b 13x4 0x6) SR: 75.25

33.4

Kumble to Amla, no run, tossed up on middle stump, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

33.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, bowled flat and fast through the air, Amla defends on the back foot

33.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, bowled quickly through the air once again, Amla gets behind the line and blocks

South Africa 132/1   A Kumble 11-4-24-1

35.1

Kumble to McKenzie, 3 runs, shot! McKenzie gets his front foot out of the way to make room to drive a flighted delivery through cover, Sehwag chases on the cover boundary and stops it with his boot

35.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, Amla strides forward and drives a flatter delivery towards mid-off

35.3

Kumble to Amla, 2 runs, flighted delivery on middle stump, Amla comes forward and clips the ball through square leg to get off the mark

35.4

Kumble to Amla, no run, flighted full toss, Amla fails to capitalise and hits it to mid-on

35.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, defended on the front foot back towards the bowler

35.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, Kumble ends the over with a quicker ball outside off stump, Amla moves back and defends to the offside

South Africa 138/1   A Kumble 12-4-29-1

37.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, tossed up on off stump, Amla strides forward and defends back to the bowler

37.2

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Amla reaches out for it and drives wide of mid-off for a single, Jaffer fields and hits the stumps at the bowler's end but Amla is safe

37.3

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie gets behind the line of a flatter ball and defends with a straight bat

37.4

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, loud shout for lbw, McKenzie decided to let the ball go outside off and didn't offer a shot, the ball might have grazed the pad on the way through to Dhoni but the umpire thought it wasn't coming back enough to hit the stumps

37.5

Kumble to McKenzie, 1 run, played off the pads behind square for a single

37.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, quicker ball from Kumble, Amla defends off the back foot and gets an inside edge

South Africa 148/1   A Kumble 13-4-31-1

39.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, tossed up on middle and off stump, Amla strides forward and defends

39.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, flighted delivery on middle and leg, Amla leans forward and nudges the ball towards the leg side

39.3

Kumble to Amla, no run, Amla comes forward once again and defends on the off side

39.4

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, Amla steps out and drives the ball firmly towards mid-off for a single

39.5

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, tossed up on middle and off, Amla defends on the front foot, Kumble delivered that from wide of the crease

39.6

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, tight line on off stump, Amla gets on to the front foot and blocks

South Africa 155/1   A Kumble 14-4-32-1

41.1

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, bowled slower through the air on off stump, McKenzie defends on the off side off the front foot

41.2

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, fuller ball and straighter, McKenzie drives off the front foot to cover

41.3

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, tossed up on off and middle stump, McKenzie defends off the front foot to the leg side

41.4

Kumble to McKenzie, 1 bye, Kumble strays down leg side and the ball beats McKenzie's flick and Dhoni also fails to collect it

41.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, defended watchfully on the front foot to the leg side

41.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, McKenzie makes room by moving his front foot out of the way and drives towards mid-off

South Africa 164/1   A Kumble 15-5-32-1

43.1

Kumble to McKenzie, 1 run, bowled quicker through the air outside off stump, McKenzie cuts off the back foot for a single

43.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, flat delivery on off stump once again, Amla cuts off the back foot to cover where Sehwag fields at shies at the non-striker's end

43.3

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, played off the back foot behind square for a single

43.4

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, fired in full and fast on middle stump, McKenzie strides forward and blocks

43.5

Kumble to McKenzie, FOUR, tossed up on middle stump, McKenzie comes forward and places the straight drive immaculately past mid-on for four, excellent timing

43.6

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, Kumble ends the over with a googly which McKenzie defends on the back foot

South Africa 173/1   A Kumble 16-5-38-1

45.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, bowled flat through the air on leg stump, Amla strides forward to defend but gets hit on the pad

45.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, slower through the air but the line is on leg stump, Amla flicks towards square leg

45.3

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, Amla strides forward and closes the face of the bat to place the ball through square leg

45.4

Kumble to McKenzie, 1 run, bowled flat and fast outside off stump, McKenzie waits in his crease and cuts behind point for a single

45.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, Kumble fires the ball down leg side, Dhoni moves towards his left for a sharp take

45.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, Amla gets on to the front foot and drives straight, he's timed it well but Kumble gets down in time to field the ball

South Africa 176/1   A Kumble 17-5-40-1

51.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, drifts down leg side and Amla lets it go

51.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, Amla moves back in his crease and plays a flighted delivery late on the leg side

51.3

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves back and plays a leg glance towards short fine leg, poor line from Kumble in this over so far, he's drifted down leg side

51.4

Kumble to Kallis, no run, Kallis lunges forward to defend a flighted delivery on off stump and gets an inside edge that flies wide of the man at short leg

51.5

Kumble to Kallis, 2 runs, too short and too straight again from Kumble, Kallis moves back and flicks off his pads for two more

51.6

Kumble to Kallis, no run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Kallis strides forward and drives to mid-off

South Africa 199/2   A Kumble 18-5-43-1

53.1

Kumble to Kallis, no run, flighted delivery on middle stump, Kallis leans forward and defends on the leg side

53.2

Kumble to Kallis, no run, tossed up on leg stump, Kallis leans across and pushes the ball towards midwicket

53.3

Kumble to Kallis, no run, bowled quicker through the air on middle stump, Kallis digs it out towards Laxman at very short midwicket

53.4

Kumble to Kallis, no run, Kumble appeals for leg before but Tony Hill says not out, Kallis thrust forward in defence but the ball hit the inside edge and hit the pad

53.5

Kumble to Kallis, 1 leg bye, Kumble slants on to leg stump, the ball hits the pad for a leg bye

53.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, Kumble drifts down leg side, the batsman tries to play the leg glance but misses

South Africa 206/2   A Kumble 19-6-43-1

71.1

Kumble to Prince, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Prince lets it go to Dhoni

71.2

Kumble to Prince, no run, flatter through the air from Kumble, Prince moves back and defends on the off side

71.3

Kumble to Prince, no run, Prince moves on to the back foot and nudges the ball on the leg side

71.4

Kumble to Prince, no run, Kumble pushes Prince back with his flat trajectory and he defends on the off side

71.5

Kumble to Prince, no run, Prince lunges forward this time and defends a slower ball on the off side

71.6

Kumble to Prince, 1 run, Prince moved a long way across his stumps and paddle-swept Kumble from middle stump towards fine leg

South Africa 268/3   A Kumble 20-6-44-1

73.1

Kumble to Prince, no run, Kumble tossed it up on Prince who came forward to defend, the ball stopped on him and Prince checked his forward push

73.2

Kumble to Prince, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

73.3

Kumble to Prince, 1 run, Prince once again moves his front foot across the stumps and sweeps Kumble behind square

73.4

Kumble to Amla, 2 runs, that's the quicker one and it nearly trapped Amla leg before, he brought his bat down just in time and the ball hit the inside edge and went behind square

73.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

73.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, flighted delivery on off and middle stump, Amla gets to the pitch of the ball and drives towards mid-off

South Africa 272/3   A Kumble 21-6-47-1

75.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, bowled quicker through the air on middle stump, Amla defends on the front foot

75.2

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves forward and nudges a fast ball off his pads towards square leg

75.3

Kumble to Prince, no run, Prince comes down the track and pushes the ball back towards Kumble

75.4

Kumble to Prince, no run, Prince stays in his crease this time and opens the face to run a quicker delivery towards point

75.5

Kumble to Prince, no run, Prince once again comes down the track to a flighted delivery and plays it back to Kumble

75.6

Kumble to Prince, no run, Prince gets squared up by a flatter delivery as he tries to defend off the back foot

South Africa 273/3   A Kumble 22-6-48-1

77.1

Kumble to Prince, no run, bowled quicker through the air on off stump, Prince defends on the front foot

77.2

Kumble to Prince, no run, slower through the air on off stump this time, Prince moves back and blocks on the off side

77.3

Kumble to Prince, 2 runs, Prince moves back and plays the ball off his pads past the fielder at short leg, it was in the air but Ganguly had got up early and the ball went between his legs

77.4

Kumble to Prince, no run, defended off the front foot towards the off side

77.5

Kumble to Prince, 1 run, Prince moves back once again and nudges the ball behind square for a single

77.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, bowled flat through the air on middle and leg stump, Amla moves forward and defends towards short leg

South Africa 280/3   A Kumble 23-6-51-1

79.1

Kumble to Prince, no run, Kumble bowls it flat outside the off stump, Prince lets it go

79.2

Kumble to Prince, no run, Prince once again moves back and plays the ball firmly but uppishly past Ganguly at short leg

79.3

Kumble to Prince, FOUR, Prince gets down on one knee and sweeps powerfully to the square leg boundary

79.4

Kumble to Prince, no run, Prince moves back and defends back towards the bowler

79.5

Kumble to Prince, 1 run, Kumble angles the ball into the left-hander from round the wicket, Prince pushes the ball off his pads for a single

79.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, quicker ball on middle stump, Amla defends on the front foot back towards the bowler

South Africa 288/3   A Kumble 24-6-56-1

81.1

Kumble to Prince, no run, Prince moves back and defends a flat ball on the off side

81.2

Kumble to Prince, no run, Prince moves back and plays a ball that angles into leg stump towards short leg

81.3

Kumble to Prince, OUT, 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

AG Prince c & b Kumble 23 (68m 60b 2x4 0x6) SR: 38.33

81.4

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

81.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, driven off the back foot towards mid-on

81.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, Amla lunges on to the front foot and defends

South Africa 292/4   A Kumble 25-6-57-2

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   A Kumble 26-6-59-2

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   A Kumble 27-7-59-2

87.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, tossed up on off and middle stump, Amla went on to the back foot and nudges it towards the leg side

87.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, dug out off the front foot towards the off side

87.3

Kumble to Amla, no run, quick and straight from Kumble, Amla stays in his crease and defends with a straight bat

87.4

Kumble to Amla, no run, quicker and flatter on off stump, Amla moves back and defends on the off side

87.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, Kumble bowls a seam up delivery down leg side, Amla misses the flick and the ball thuds into Dhoni's gloves

87.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, another one, this time it is on off and middle and Amla defends on the off side

South Africa 300/4   A Kumble 28-8-59-2

89.1

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, bowled flat through the air outside off stump, Amla pushes the ball towards cover off the back foot

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

89.4

Kumble to Amla, no run

89.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, Kumble goes round the wicket and angles the ball across Amla who waits on the back foot and plays the ball behind point

89.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, flighted delivery on leg and middle stump, Amla goes right back and blocks solidly, that's stumps on the first day in Chennai

South Africa 304/4   A Kumble 29-8-61-2

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   A Kumble 30-8-69-2

108.1

Kumble to Boucher, no run, a fraction short to start with, Boucher waits on the back foot and drives to mid-off

108.2

Kumble to Boucher, no run, tossed up on middle stump, Boucher leans forward and pushes the ball back to the bowler

108.3

Kumble to Boucher, no run, flighted delivery on middle stump, driven off the front foot to mid-on

108.4

Kumble to Boucher, no run, bowled flatter through the air on middle stump, Boucher moves back and defends towards Kumble

108.5

Kumble to Boucher, 2 runs, a bit more air this time but Kumble drifts on to leg stump, Boucher leans forward and clips the ball behind square leg

108.6

Kumble to Boucher, no run, tossed up on off and middle stump, defended on the front foot

South Africa 392/5   A Kumble 31-8-71-2

110.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, flighted delivery on middle stump, Amla digs it out towards midwicket

110.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, good length ball on off and middle stump, Amla comes forward and drives towards mid-off

110.3

Kumble to Amla, no run, Amla drives off the front foot once again, to mid-on this time

110.4

Kumble to Amla, no run, flatter through the air outside off stump, the ball spins a bit away from Amla who waits and plays the ball late towards point

110.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, fuller ball on middle stump, Amla moves forward and plays the ball back to the bowler

110.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

South Africa 397/5   A Kumble 32-9-71-2

112.1

Kumble to Boucher, no run, that was the googly from Kumble, on off and middle stump, Boucher came forward to defend it

112.2

Kumble to Boucher, no run, Kumble appeals for leg before because he thinks it hit pad first, it might have but the ball would have missed off stump

112.3

Kumble to Boucher, no run, driven hard into the ground towards cover

112.4

Kumble to Boucher, no run, bowled flatter through the air on middle stump, Boucher moves back and blocks on the leg side

112.5

Kumble to Boucher, no run, that's too close to off stump for the cut, Boucher tries to force it through point and bottom edges it into the ground

112.6

Kumble to Boucher, no run, tossed up on middle stump, Boucher leans forward and tries to play the ball on the leg side, the leading edge rolls towards mid-off

South Africa 404/5   A Kumble 33-10-71-2

114.1

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, bowled flat through the air on middle and leg, Amla moves back and nudges it off his pads towards square leg for an easy single

114.2

Kumble to Boucher, no run, fuller and quicker from Kumble, Boucher moves forward and drives back to the bowler

114.3

Kumble to Boucher, no run, slower through the air on off stump, Boucher moves forward and defends

114.4

Kumble to Boucher, 2 runs, a touch shorter outside off, Boucher moves forward initially and then waits for the ball and dabs it late past Sreesanth at short third man

114.5

Kumble to Boucher, no run, driven off the front foot towards the off side

114.6

Kumble to Boucher, no run, flatter through the air on off and middle, defended on the back foot to the bowler

South Africa 412/5   A Kumble 34-10-74-2

116.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, driven on the up off the front foot to mid-off

116.2

Kumble to Amla, FOUR, Amla strides forward and drives tamely to mid-off where RP Singh makes a howler, that's a shocking effort, he just didn't bend and the ball just rolls past him for four, appalling, shoddy, pathetic, take your pick

116.3

Kumble to Amla, FOUR, this time RP has no chance for Amla has driven the ball firmly off the front foot past mid-off for four, spuerb shot

116.4

Kumble to Amla, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

116.5

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, Amla works the ball off his pads towards long leg where Tendulkar swoops on the ball, picks up with one hand and keeps the batsmen to one

116.6

Kumble to Boucher, no run, driven off the front foot towards RP at mid-off

South Africa 426/5   A Kumble 35-10-83-2

118.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, bowled quickly through the air on off stump, defended on the front foot

118.2

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves back and across and nudges a ball from middle and off towards the leg side for a single

118.3

Kumble to Boucher, no run, Boucher tries to work the ball on the leg side and gets hit on the bad, the ball bobs up to Jaffer at short leg and there's a muted appeal for a catch

118.4

Kumble to Boucher, no run, defended on the back foot on the off side

118.5

Kumble to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, Boucher drives off the front foot to mid-off where RP makes a hash of it and allows the single, he got into a very awkward position to field it and didn't collect cleanly

118.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, defended on the front foot on the leg side

South Africa 431/5   A Kumble 36-10-85-2

120.1

Kumble to Boucher, no run, Kumble goes wide of the crease and fires the ball down leg side, Boucher misses the flick

120.2

Kumble to Boucher, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended on the front foot to the off side

120.3

Kumble to Boucher, 1 run, Boucher moves back and plays the ball off his pads behind square for one

120.4

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, tossed up outside leg stump, flicked off the pads through midwicket

120.5

Kumble to Boucher, no run, Boucher leans forward and defends back to the bowler

120.6

Kumble to Boucher, no run, driven off the front foot towards mid-off where RP Singh manages to field the ball cleanly this time

South Africa 438/5   A Kumble 37-10-87-2

122.1

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, flighted delivery on leg stump from round the wicket, Amla moves forward and pushes the ball past short leg for a single

122.2

Kumble to Boucher, 1 run, flatter delivery on leg stump, Boucher moves back and across and glances the ball behind square

122.3

Kumble to Amla, no run, pitches outside leg stump and Amla lets it go through to Dhoni

122.4

Kumble to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot towards the leg side

122.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, fuller ball on leg stump, Amla comes forward and plays the ball to midwicket

122.6

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, too full outside leg stump, Amla reaches out for it and flicks to long leg

South Africa 444/5   A Kumble 38-10-90-2

124.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, Kumble pitches it wide outside leg stump and it continues wide down leg side, that could have been called by the umpire

124.2

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, played off the pads behind square for a single

124.3

Kumble to Boucher, no run, bowled flatter through the air on off and middle, defended on the front foot

124.4

Kumble to Boucher, no run, fuller and straighter line on middle stump, defended back to the bowler

124.5

Kumble to Boucher, 1 run, Kumble drifts on to the leg stump and Boucher works the ball off his pads behind square

124.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, Amla leans forward and chips the ball in the air towards mid-off, RP Singh is deep in the circle and the ball falls well in front of him

South Africa 451/5   A Kumble 39-10-92-2

126.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, tossed up outside leg stump from round the wicket, Amla flicks off his pads but hits it into the fielder at short leg

126.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, bowled flatter through the air on leg and middle, defended on the back foot on the off side

126.3

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, pushed off the back foot behind square leg for a single

126.4

Kumble to Boucher, OUT, 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

HM Amla run out 159 (406m 262b 20x4 0x6) SR: 60.68

126.5

Kumble to Boucher, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

126.6

Kumble to Boucher, no run, Boucher leans forward and defends to short leg

South Africa 456/6   A Kumble 40-10-93-2

128.1

Kumble to Boucher, no run, that was the googly from Kumble on off and middle, Boucher strode forward and defended on the off side

128.2

Kumble to Boucher, FOUR, lovely shot, a bit over pitched by Kumble on off stump, Boucher leans forward and drives wide of the fielder at mid-off for four more

128.3

Kumble to Boucher, no run, Boucher tries to force the googly from middle stump towards midwicket but mis-times it

128.4

Kumble to Boucher, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

128.5

Kumble to Boucher, no run, flighted delivery on off stump, Boucher leans on to the front foot and blocks

128.6

Kumble to Boucher, no run, tossed up on off stump, Boucher moves forward and defends on the off side

South Africa 460/6   A Kumble 41-10-97-2

145.1

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

145.2

Kumble to Harris, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

145.3

Kumble to Harris, no run, Harris strides forward and defends on the front foot

145.4

Kumble to Harris, no run, quicker and straighter from Kumble, Harris defends on the front foot

145.5

Kumble to Harris, no run, Harris gets on to the front foot and pushes towards cover

145.6

Kumble to Harris, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Harris plays the ball towards Kumble's left

South Africa 514/7   A Kumble 42-10-98-2

147.1

Kumble to Harris, no run, pushes forward to defend and gets hit on the pad - appeal turned down

147.2

Kumble to Harris, no run, defended watchfully

147.3

Kumble to Harris, 2 runs, googly and Harris slogs it away to deep midwicket

147.4

Kumble to Harris, 2 runs, full and drifting down the leg side, Harris tries to run it down and ends up with a thick edge - Sehwag at leg slip is slow off the blocks and the ball rolls down to fine leg - Kumble is not happy

147.5

Kumble to Harris, no run, defended outside the off stump

147.6

Kumble to Harris, no run, pushed back to the bowler, end of a good over from the Indian captain

South Africa 524/8   A Kumble 43-10-102-2

149.1

Kumble to Steyn, no run, defended back to the bowler

149.2

Kumble to Steyn, no run, quicker delivery, defended on the back-foot

149.3

Kumble to Steyn, no run, forced away off the back-foot to the cover region

149.4

Kumble to Steyn, no run, tossed up on the pads, Steyn tried to work it away but failed to get bat on ball

149.5

Kumble to Steyn, no run, almost a yorker - drifting down the leg. Steyn fails to make contact

149.6

Kumble to Steyn, no run, full and on the stumps, driven straight back to Kumble

South Africa 529/8   A Kumble 44-11-102-2

151.1

Kumble to Steyn, FOUR, bowled short outside the off stump by Kumble, Steyn cuts through cover off the back foot, Laxman dives over the ball and lets it go through to the boundary, poor effort

151.2

Kumble to Steyn, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

151.3

Kumble to Steyn, no run, defended on the front foot on the leg side

151.4

Kumble to Steyn, no run, Kumble fires in the yorker which Steyn manages to dig out

151.5

Kumble to Steyn, no run, bowled flat and fast on middle stump, defended on the front foot on the leg side

151.6

Kumble to Steyn, no run, Kumble tosses it up on middle stump, Steyn winds up to smack it and smack it he does, straight into Ganguly at forward short leg, ouch!

South Africa 533/9   A Kumble 45-11-106-2
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Series Results
India v South Africa at Kanpur - Apr 11-13, 2008
India won by 8 wickets
India v South Africa at Ahmedabad - Apr 3-5, 2008
South Africa won by an innings and 90 runs
India v South Africa at Chennai - Mar 26-30, 2008
Match drawn
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Mar 30, 2008

Makhaya Ntini has a hearty laugh with Gary Kirsten, India v South Africa, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day, March 30, 2008

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Asad Rauf gets a pat on the back from Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India v South Africa, 1st Test, Chennai, 5th day, March 30, 2008

Asad Rauf gets a pat on the back from Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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