South Africa tour of India, 1st Test: India v South Africa at Chennai, Mar 26-30, 2008
26,27,28,29,30 March 2008 (5-day match)
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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

South Africa 132/1   ND McKenzie 56* (104b 11x4)   A Kumble 10.3-4-24-1

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

South Africa 196/2   HM Amla 25* (52b 4x4)   Harbhajan Singh 10.5-1-45-1

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   HM Amla 59* (95b 8x4)   Harbhajan Singh 18-1-71-2

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

South Africa 291/4   HM Amla 82* (134b 10x4)   A Kumble 24.3-6-56-2

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   HM Amla 103* (175b 14x4)   S Sreesanth 18-3-80-1

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

South Africa 456/6   MV Boucher 43* (85b 7x4)   A Kumble 39.4-10-93-2

Sehwag to Boucher, OUT, caught! Boucher tries to slog sweep over midwicket but gets a big top edge, the ball goes straight up in the air and Dravid runs behind the wicketkeeper to take a simple catch, the ball hit the toe end of the bat, Boucher was early on the shot

MV Boucher c Dravid b Sehwag 70 (216m 146b 9x4 0x6) SR: 47.94

South Africa 510/7   M Morkel 26* (43b 6x4)   V Sehwag 10.5-1-37-1

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   PL Harris 1* (8b)   Harbhajan Singh 42-3-152-3

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

South Africa 529/9   DW Steyn 5* (12b 1x4)   Harbhajan Singh 43.2-3-157-4

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   M Ntini 1* (6b)   Harbhajan Singh 44.5-4-164-5
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Hours of play (local time) 09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.42

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