South Africa tour of India, 2007/08 / Commentary

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

13.1

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 1 run, flighted delivery pitches outside leg stump and spins into Smith who moves back and plays the ball off his pads behind square on the leg side

13.2

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, tossed up once again on off stump, McKenzie leans forward and defends to short leg

13.3

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, 1 run, nice flight from Harbhajan, McKenzie gets down on one knee and tries to sweep but the top edge falls safely in the vacant short fine leg region

13.4

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, Harbhajan gets one to turn and bounce away from Smith who tries to cut off the back foot but misses

13.5

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, bowled slowly through the air on off stump, Smith defends on the front foot

13.6

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, Smith comes on to the front foot and pushes the ball to midwicket

South Africa 54/0   Harbhajan Singh 1-0-2-0

15.1

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, flighted delivery on leg stump, Smith waits for it to turn across him and defends towards the off side

15.2

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, Smith goes back and defends the ball late back towards the bowler, Harbhajan is keeping the ball around leg and middle

15.3

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 1 run, tossed up outside leg stump, Smith goes back and plays the ball off his pads through square leg

15.4

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, that was the straighter ball and McKenzie didn't pick it, he was playing for the turn and got beaten

15.5

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

15.6

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, fuller ball and a bit quicker as well, McKenzie moves forward and defends towards mid-on

South Africa 59/0   Harbhajan Singh 2-0-3-0

17.1

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, FOUR, tossed up outside leg stump, Smith gets down on one knee and sweeps behind square, he places it fine enough to get four

17.2

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, FOUR, bowled flatter and outside off stump this time, Smith moves back and cuts towards point where RP dives over the ball, two fours off the first two balls

17.3

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 1 run, flighted delivery on leg stump, Smith flicks off his pads towards fine leg for one

17.4

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, 1 run, bowled flat and short, McKenzie moves back and paddle-pulls the ball towards deep square leg

17.5

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, flighted delivery on leg and middle, Smith moves deep in his crease to give himself as much time as possible to play the ball, he defends on the leg side

17.6

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, driven off the back foot towards wide mid-on

South Africa 70/0   Harbhajan Singh 3-0-13-0

19.1

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 1 run, angled into the pads from round the wicket, Smith works the ball off the back foot towards square leg

19.2

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, flighted delivery on off stump, it was the straighter one and McKenzie played down the wrong line as he tried to defend that

19.3

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

19.4

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, 1 run, tossed up on off and middle stump, McKenzie uses his feet to come down the pitch and pushes the ball towards mid-on where a mis-field from Sreesanth allows the single, sloppy effort

19.5

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, flighted delivery outside off stump, Smith lets the ball go through to Dhoni

19.6

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 1 run, Smith moves across his stumps and uses the angle into him from round the wicket to sweep to deep backward square leg

South Africa 77/0   Harbhajan Singh 4-0-16-0

21.1

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, flighted delivery into the left-hander from round the wicket, Smith defends on the front foot

21.2

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 1 run, this time Harbhajan drifts on to leg stump, allowing Smith to push the ball off his pads for asingle

21.3

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, 2 runs, that was the doosra and it squared up McKenzie as he tried to defend on the back foot, the ball hit the outside edge and ran wide of Dravid at first slip

21.4

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, defended on the back foot with a straight bat, it was the conventional offbreak this time

21.5

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, FOUR, shot! McKenzie steps out of his crease to Harbhajan and lofts him cleanly over mid-off for four, he's on 47 with ten fours

21.6

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, 1 run, too short from Harbhajan, McKenzie moves back and pulls, he's on 48 and keeps strike

South Africa 90/0   Harbhajan Singh 5-0-24-0

23.1

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Smith waits on the back foot and cuts towards point

23.2

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, FOUR, superb timing, Smith leans forward to a flighted delivery and drives straight, he's not hit that with a lot of power but the ball motors to the boundary after beating mid-on

23.3

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 1 run, flicked off his pads towards midwicket

23.4

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, bowled flat through the air on off stump, McKenzie goes back and defends

23.5

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie gets behind the line and defends a straight ball towards the bowler

23.6

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, flighted delivery on off stump, McKenzie leans forward and defends once again, we should have one more over before lunch

South Africa 101/0   Harbhajan Singh 6-0-29-0

42.1

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, 1 run, flighted delivery outside off stump, McKenzie drives through point for a single, there's a man on the sweeper boundary

42.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, bowled flatter through the air outside off stump, Amla waits on the back foot and plays the ball square on the off side

42.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 2 runs, tossed up outside off stump, Amla reaches out for it and mis-times the drive through cover for two more

42.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, bowled quick and straight on middle stump, defended on the front foot by Amla

42.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla strides forward and pushes the ball towards mid-off

42.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Harbhajan pitches it short and gets the ball to bounce on Amla who moves back, gets on to of the bounce and plays it behind square on the leg side

South Africa 167/1   Harbhajan Singh 7-0-32-0

44.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot towards short leg

44.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla strides forward and defends towards the off side, Harbhajan had tossed it up outside off stump

44.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla tries to work the doosra towards the leg side and gets an outside edge towards square on the off

44.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Harbhajan drifts on to the pads this time, Amla works it off his pads towards square leg

44.5

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, pushed through quicker wide outside off stump, the ball bounces a bit more that usual and McKenzie lets it go

44.6

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, bowled flat and fast outside off, McKenzie lets it pass once again

South Africa 174/1   Harbhajan Singh 8-0-33-0

46.1

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, driven off the front foot to the off side

46.2

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, the straighter one from Harbhajan beats McKenzie's back foot defence

46.3

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, this time McKenzie gets on to the front foot to defend and gets beaten by another straighter one

46.4

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie goes back and defends the off break behind square on the offside

46.5

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, bowled flat through the air outside off stump, defended on the back foot towards Dravid at first slip

46.6

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie strides forward to smother a tossed up delivery outside off stump

South Africa 176/1   Harbhajan Singh 9-1-33-0

48.1

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, Harbhajan strays on to middle and leg stump, McKenzie moves back and across and nudges it off his pads to short fine leg

48.2

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, bowled quick and flat on middle stump, McKenzie defends to short leg on the back foot

48.3

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie comes on to the front foot and drives to mid-off

48.4

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, FOUR, McKenzie gives Harbhajan the charge and, although he didn't hit it as cleanly as his earlier shots, McKenzie's got enough on it to clear mid-off for four more

48.5

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, defended on the back foot

48.6

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, FOUR, McKenzie steps out of his crease and lofts over midwicket this time, there's no one in the deep so it's a safe shot, McKenzie moves on to 90

South Africa 188/1   Harbhajan Singh 10-1-41-0

50.1

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, bowled flat through the air outside off stump, left alone by McKenzie

50.2

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie leans on to the front foot and defends towards the off side

50.3

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, FOUR, Harbhajan fires the ball into off stump, McKenzie should have played forward but instead he chose to defend from his crease, he played it with soft hands and the ball runs past first slip to the boundary off the outside edge

50.4

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, Dhoni appeals for lbw but Harbhajan joins in late, McKenzie tried to cut off the back foot and got beaten

50.5

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, OUT, 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

ND McKenzie c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 94 (230m 156b 18x4 0x6) SR: 60.25

50.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, Kallis gets behind the line of a flighted delivery and defends on the leg side

South Africa 196/2   Harbhajan Singh 11-1-45-1

52.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, bowled flatter through the air outside off stump, Amla comes forward and lets it go

52.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Amla has plenty of time to go on the back foot and place the cover drive through the gap, he's settled down nicely now, South Africa go past 200

52.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla moves back and defends towards the off side

52.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, bowled flatter and straighter on middle stump, Amla nudges the ball off his pads behind square for one more

52.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, Kallis moves forward and defends with a straight bat

52.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis moves across his stumps and paddles Harbhajan towards long leg for a single

South Africa 205/2   Harbhajan Singh 12-1-51-1

54.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, drifts on to middle and leg, Kallis moves across his stumps and pushes the ball behind square leg

54.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla leans forward and drives a flighted delivery wide of the fielder at mid-off

54.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, bowled slowly through the air, Kallis moves back and across and defends

54.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis once again moves across his stumps to work the ball angling into him down towards long leg

54.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla stays put in his crease and defends on the front foot towards the off side

54.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 2 runs, Amla goes back to a straighter one and plays the ball past Dravid at first slip

South Africa 211/2   Harbhajan Singh 13-1-56-1

56.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, bowled flat through the air on off stump, Amla moves forward and defends

56.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Harbhajan bowls it quicker on off and middle, Amla defends on the front foot to short leg

56.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves forward and clips a fuller ball off his pads towards square leg

56.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, tossed up on off and middle stump, Kallis moves forward and defends to the leg side

56.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, Kallis gets squared up by a straighter one, he moved across his crease to play on the leg side but had to adjust and defend because the ball didn't turn into him

56.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, defended on the back foot

South Africa 212/2   Harbhajan Singh 14-1-57-1

58.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, sloppy sloppy fielding, Amla leans forward and pushes the ball back to Harbhajan who lets the ball slips right through his hands, appalling effort

58.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, bowled quicker through the air on middle stump, Kallis defends on the leg side off the front foot

58.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, Kallis moves on to the front foot and defends on the leg side

58.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis moves back in his crease and pushes towards point for one more

58.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla lunges forward and pushes the ball in the air towards midwicket

58.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla keeps strike by pushing the ball towards long-on for one more

South Africa 220/2   Harbhajan Singh 15-1-60-1

60.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, floated on the off stump and defended stoutly. For some reason, some one shouted catch it. Must be the flies around..

60.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, leans forward to nudge a flighted delivery to the off side

60.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, a tad quicker, on the middle and defended down the track

60.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 2 runs, fuller, turns in from outside off, Amla chooses to go back and just when one thought he might get cramped, he opened the bat-face and guided deftly through backward point

60.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, stays back to a turning delivery in middle and leg line and tickles it around the corner for a single

60.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, turns in from outside off and Kallis is solid, as ever, in defense

South Africa 226/2   Harbhajan Singh 16-1-63-1

62.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, on the middle and leg, defended to the on side

62.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to covers

62.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, driven to mid-off for a easy single.. That packed leg side field means lots of gaps i in the off

62.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, another easy single to the vacant off side.

62.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, on the middle and leg, turns ever so slowly on this track, nudged to leg slip region

62.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, suddenly, against the run of play, Kallis goes for a slog sweep, misses and is struck outside the off stump. Harbhajan appeals, the umpire hands him his cap. End of the over.

South Africa 234/2   Harbhajan Singh 17-1-66-1

64.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, turning in towards the pads, nudged to the on side

64.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, FOUR, went back, really back and turned it through the vacant slip region and Yuvraj makes a mess of a regulation stop at the boundary. He went down ever so slowly and just didn't reach the ball! Poor effort.

64.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, on driven for a single

64.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run

64.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, loopy delivery, around the off stump and Kallis, who shuffles a touch, defends solidly

64.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, OUT, 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.

JH Kallis c Jaffer b Harbhajan Singh 13 (57m 42b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.95

South Africa 244/3   Harbhajan Singh 18-1-71-2

66.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, too short from Harbhajan, allowing Amla to move right back and play the ball behind square leg

66.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, Prince offers no shot to his first delivery and is hit on the pad, Harbhajan roars an appeal but the ball was always going to spin across and miss off stump

66.3

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

66.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, tossed up on middle stump, Prince leans forward and defends towards the leg side

66.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, FOUR, that was premeditated, Prince got a long way across his stumps and swept Harbhajan against the angle and turn, the ball hit the top edge and ran down to the fine-leg boundary

66.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, bowled quicker through the air on middle and leg, Prince moves back and defends towards the bowler

South Africa 252/3   Harbhajan Singh 19-1-76-2

68.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla once again moves across his stumps to play the ball angling into him behind square on the leg side

68.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, 1 run, Prince comes out of his crease and drives the ball towards wide mid-on

68.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, defended off the front foot towards the fielder at forward short leg

68.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla moves forward and blocks on the leg side

68.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, pitches the ball on leg stump and Amla works it off his pads past leg slip

68.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, a bit too short from Harbhajan, Prince moves back and pushes the ball to mid-on

South Africa 256/3   Harbhajan Singh 20-1-79-2

70.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla moves back and plays the ball off his pads towards leg slip

70.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, tossed up outside leg stump, Amla moves a long way across his stumps and plays the ball to leg slip

70.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves deep in his crease and plays the ball down into the ground and in the gap between leg slip and short leg

70.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, Harbhajan drops a fraction short which allows Prince the time to move back and cut towards point

70.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, tossed up on off stump, Prince moves forward and defends

70.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, 3 runs, Prince moves back and chips the ball in the air but into the vacant midwicket region, Ganguly runs across from mid-on and the batsmen have enough time to run three

South Africa 267/3   Harbhajan Singh 21-1-83-2

72.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, bowled slowly through the air on off stump, Prince defends on the back foot

72.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, fuller ball angling into of stump, Prince moves back and defends on the off side

72.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, defended on the back foot towards the bowler

72.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, flatter delivery outside off stump, defended on the back foot towards the off stump

72.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, 1 run, Prince moves forward and clips the ball off his pads towards square leg

72.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, flatter ball on leg and middle stump, Amla moves back and defends towards short leg

South Africa 269/3   Harbhajan Singh 22-1-84-2

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

82.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, tossed up on middle stump, Amla leans forward and defends towards short leg

82.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Harbhajan drifts down leg side, Amla moves back and plays the ball down into the ground towards Laxman at leg slip

South Africa 297/4   Harbhajan Singh 23-1-89-2

84.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla waits on the front foot for a flighted delivery to reach him and defends on the leg side

84.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, played off the back foot towards the fielder at leg slip

84.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, bowled flatter through the air on middle stump, Amla plays the ball to Ganguly at short leg

84.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla goes right back and plays the ball off his pads to Laxman at leg slip

84.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, nice flight from Harbhajan, Amla moves forward and tries to defend, he gets beaten in the flight and covers the ball with his body

84.6

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

South Africa 299/4   Harbhajan Singh 24-2-89-2

86.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, tossed up on middle and leg stump, Amla defends towards leg slip

86.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla once again moves back and nudges the ball through the several close in catchers on the leg side, the single brings up South Africa's 300

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   Harbhajan Singh 25-2-90-2

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

88.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Harbhajan goes round the wicket and pitches on leg stump, Amla defends towards leg slip

88.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla leans forward and defends a ball that pitches outside leg towards a fielder at short square leg

88.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards mid-on who is a bit deep and can't prevent the 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   Harbhajan Singh 26-2-92-2

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

90.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, Amla waits in his crease for the ball to turn into him and uses the angle to nudge it towards short fine leg for another 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

90.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla picks the straighter one from Harbhajan and defends on the back foot towards the off side

South Africa 307/4   Harbhajan Singh 27-2-95-2

92.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Amla leans on to the front foot and blocks

92.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, another flighted delivery on off and middle stump, Amla takes a stride forward and uses his wrists to work the ball towards midwicket

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

92.6

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

South Africa 323/4   Harbhajan Singh 28-2-103-2

111.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, FOUR, Boucher gets into position to play the paddle sweep early and makes good contact, there's no fielder at short fine leg and the ball runs to the fine-leg boundary

111.2

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, bowled flat through the air on middle stump, Boucher moves back and plays the ball off his pads behind square for a single

111.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, tossed up on off stump, Amla moves back and defends the ball towards short leg

111.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, played off the back foot towards Jaffer at short leg once again

111.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 2 runs, Amla moves deep in his crease and plays the ball late behind square for two more runs

111.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, a flighted delivery on off stump forces Amla to come on to the front foot and defend

South Africa 404/5   Harbhajan Singh 29-2-110-2

113.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Amla moves forward and defends on the leg side

113.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, flighted delivery on off and middle, Amla strides forward and closes the face of the bat to play the ball to short midwicket

113.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla moves across his stumps, gets down on one knee and tries to sweep from off stump, he doesn't make proper contact

113.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, driven off the front foot to cover

113.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, fuller ball on leg stump, Amla waits in his crease and pushes the ball off his pads for a single to deep square leg

113.6

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, FOUR, Boucher moves forward, waits for a full ball to angle into him and flicks the ball firmly through midwicket, he's placed it in front of the man at square and will get four, top shot

South Africa 409/5   Harbhajan Singh 30-2-115-2

115.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, FOUR, Amla moves across his stumps and sweeps Harbhajan from middle stump towards the fine-leg boundary, Ganguly has no chance of cutting that off

115.2

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

115.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, bowled flat through the air on off and middle stump, Amla works the ball off his pads towards square leg for one more

115.4

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Boucher gets squared up by the straighter one while defending on the back foot and gets beaten

115.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, quicker ball on middle stump, defended on the off side on the back foot

115.6

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

South Africa 417/5   Harbhajan Singh 31-2-120-2

117.1

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

117.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Amla moves forward and defends back to the bowler once again

117.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run

117.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla waits on the back foot for a flighted delivery and plays it behind point for a single

117.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, Boucher moves forward and drives the ball towards mid-on for a single

117.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, the length allows Amla to go on to the back foot and the angle into the right-hander allows him to work the ball behidn square for one more, he's picked up countless runs with that shot

South Africa 429/5   Harbhajan Singh 32-2-123-2

119.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, bowled quickly through the air on off stump, pushed off the front foot towards the off side

119.2

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, drifts on to leg stump, Boucher works the ball off his pads towards square leg for one

119.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, tossed up on off stump, Amla comes on to the front foot and blocks

119.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, bowled slowly through the air on off stump, Amla defends on the off side

119.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, FOUR, another miserable fielding effort, from Sreesanth this time, Amla drives a full ball towards mid-on where Sreesanth runs to his left and lets the ball go through his legs, Kumble needs to gather the fielders together and give them a good talking to, this is bordering on embarrassing for India

119.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot

South Africa 436/5   Harbhajan Singh 33-2-128-2

121.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, Harbhajan gets one to turn and bounce into Amla from off stump, he does well to stay on the back foot and play it down towards short leg

121.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, the line is too straight this time and Amla nudges the ball behind square for one

121.3

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

121.4

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, pushed off the front foot towards cover for one

121.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla brings up his 150 with a push off the back foot towards the off side, it's been an extraordinary display of stamina and concentration for the innings has been flawless

121.6

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, defended on the back foot towards short leg

South Africa 441/5   Harbhajan Singh 34-2-131-2

132.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, bowled flatter through the air on middle and leg, defended on the back foot towards the leg side

132.2

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, tossed up slowly outside off, Boucher defends on the back foot

132.3

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Boucher goes deep in his crease and blocks on the leg side

132.4

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Boucher gets behind the line of a straighter ball and defends on the back foot

132.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Boucher strides forward and defends back towards the bowler

132.6

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, defended towards midwicket on the front foot

South Africa 473/6   Harbhajan Singh 35-3-131-2

134.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, bowled slowly through the air on off stump, Boucher defends on the front foot

134.2

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Boucher goes back and tries to work the ball through the leg side but misses and gets hit on the thigh

134.3

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, defended on the back foot towards the fielder at short leg

134.4

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Boucher strides forward to a flighted delivery and defends

134.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, Boucher leans forward and whips a ball from off stump through midwicket for a single

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   Harbhajan Singh 36-3-132-2

136.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 2 runs, tossed up outside the off stump, Boucher waits for it and cuts behind point for two more

136.2

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, tossed up on leg and middle from round the wicket, Boucher comes forward and defends

136.3

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Harbhajan drifts down leg side, Boucher tries to pull it towards long leg but can't make contact

136.4

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Boucher stays on the back foot and plays the ball off his pads behind square

136.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, flighted delivery on middle and off stump, defended on the front foot towards cover

136.6

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, bowled flat outside leg stump, Boucher moves across to play the paddle sweep but can't place it past the fielder at short fine leg

South Africa 485/6   Harbhajan Singh 37-3-134-2

138.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, FOUR, a loose ball, short and wide outside off stump when the legside field is packed, Boucher moves back and cuts into the wide open spaces at point

138.2

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, Boucher steps out of his crease and drives to mid-on for a single

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   Harbhajan Singh 38-3-139-2

140.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, tossed up close to the off stump line, Boucher gets well forward and defends it back to the bowler

140.2

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, fuller length delivery, pushed back down the track

140.3

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, wayward delivery down the leg side, Boucher takes his time and pulls it down to fine leg for a single - missed out there on some easy single

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   Harbhajan Singh 39-3-140-2

142.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, that bounced a bit more! Boucher went forward to defend one that pitched outside off and hit the top of the front pad, the ball went off the flap and took Dhoni by surprise

142.2

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 2 runs, Boucher moves back and cuts a flatter ball to deep point to bring up the fifty partnership, the lowest partnership of the innings has been 47

142.3

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

142.4

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Boucher was looking to make room to play the ball on the off side but Harbhajan didn't give him enough room, he ends up defending it

142.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, pushed off the back foot towards the off side

142.6

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, Boucher steps out of his crease and drives to mid-on for a single

South Africa 508/6   Harbhajan Singh 40-3-143-2

144.1

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

144.2

Harbhajan Singh to Harris, 1 run, Harbhajan drifts on to leg stump, Harris gets down on one knee an sweeps to deep backward square leg

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

144.6

Harbhajan Singh to Harris, no run, loud appeal for a catch but Asad Rauf says not out, it was the straighter one from Harbhajan and Harris defended inside the line, the ball went past the outside edge and hit his glove before bobbing up towards Dravid, who moved to his left to take a sharp catch

South Africa 513/7   Harbhajan Singh 41-3-146-2

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   Harbhajan Singh 42-3-152-3

148.1

Harbhajan Singh to Steyn, no run, full and on the pads, Steyn gets forward and works it away on the leg side

148.2

Harbhajan Singh to Steyn, no run, turn and bounce - Steyn plays it down awkwardly

148.3

Harbhajan Singh to Steyn, FOUR, when in doubt - slog. Gets enough bat on it and the ball races away to the square leg fence

148.4

Harbhajan Singh to Steyn, no run, defended back to the bowler

148.5

Harbhajan Singh to Steyn, no run, the one that goes straight on and Steyn is beaten all ends up

148.6

Harbhajan Singh to Steyn, 1 run, driven down to mid-on

South Africa 529/8   Harbhajan Singh 43-3-157-3

150.1

Harbhajan Singh to Harris, no run, Harris tries to slog across the line but misses

150.2

Harbhajan Singh to Harris, OUT, 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

PL Harris c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh 5 (26m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

150.3

Harbhajan Singh to Ntini, no run, defended on the front foot on the leg side

150.4

Harbhajan Singh to Ntini, no run, Ntini gets behind the line and defends

150.5

Harbhajan Singh to Ntini, no run, bowled flat through the air outside off stump, Ntini waits on the back foot and defends

150.6

Harbhajan Singh to Ntini, no run, fired in full and fast into the block hole, Ntini does well to keep it out

South Africa 529/9   Harbhajan Singh 44-4-157-4

152.1

Harbhajan Singh to Ntini, no run, Harbhajan slips in the straighter one but the length is too short, Ntini defends on the back foot

152.2

Harbhajan Singh to Ntini, 1 run, Ntini waits on the back foot and guides the ball behind point for one

152.3

Harbhajan Singh to Steyn, FOUR, what a shot that is! Steyn gets into position to play the reverse sweep and pulls it in front of square for four, well struck!

152.4

Harbhajan Singh to Steyn, 2 runs, Steyn charges Harbhajan and lofts him high in the air in the direction of mid-on, Sreesanth didn't run in quickly enough and Harbhajan couldn't get to the ball in time either, the ball falls safely between the two and Harbhajan isn't pleased and has a word with Sreesanth

152.5

Harbhajan Singh to Steyn, OUT, 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

DW Steyn c Singh b Harbhajan Singh 15 (22m 21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

South Africa 540/10   Harbhajan Singh 44.5-4-164-5
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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

Makhaya Ntini has a hearty laugh with Gary Kirsten

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Mar 30, 2008

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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