South Africa tour of India, 2007/08 / Commentary

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52.6

Harris to Jaffer, OUT, caught! finally South Africa have the breakthrough! Harris tosses one up outside off stump, Jaffer leans forward and plays a loose drive, the ball takes the outside edge and goes straight to Kallis at first slip who remains alert to take a straightforward catch

W Jaffer c Kallis b Harris 73 (250m 166b 6x4 1x6) SR: 43.97

India 213/1   V Sehwag 134* (152b 20x4 1x6)   PL Harris 14-2-41-1

111.4

Ntini to Sehwag, OUT, stunned silence at the MA Chidambaram Stadium before the crowd breaks into spontaneous applause, Sehwag tries to drive a good length ball through cover off the back foot but gets a thick outside edge which flies straight to first slip, McKenzie takes a comfortable catch and that's the end of Sehwag's outstanding innings

V Sehwag c McKenzie b Ntini 319 (530m 304b 42x4 5x6) SR: 104.93

India 481/2   R Dravid 68* (203b 8x4)   M Ntini 20.4-3-107-1

113.3

Ntini to Tendulkar, OUT, caught! Ntini bowls a tight line outside off stump, the ball angles into Tendulkar who pushes away from his body and tries to drive through the off side, the outside edge flies low to second slip where Kallis stoops to take the catch, the Chennai crowd is stunned into silence for the second time this morning

SR Tendulkar c Kallis b Ntini 0 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 481/3   R Dravid 68* (209b 8x4)   M Ntini 21.3-3-107-2

123.5

Harris to Ganguly, OUT, he's nicked it! Ganguly tries to cut a flatter and quicker ball off the back foot, the ball bounces a bit more and Ganguly bottom-edges it to Boucher, Harris is thrilled! That was a great catch from Boucher for the ball had bounced sharply and it was a bottom edge

SC Ganguly c †Boucher b Harris 24 (56m 29b 4x4 0x6) SR: 82.75

India 526/4   R Dravid 84* (243b 11x4)   PL Harris 39.5-3-161-2

135.4

Ntini to Dravid, OUT, caught! Dravid stands in his crease and tries to drive a short of a length ball from outside off stump through the off side, he gets a thick outside edge straight to Kallis at first slip, Ntini's picked up his third wicket with very similar deliveries

R Dravid c Kallis b Ntini 111 (396m 291b 15x4 0x6) SR: 38.14

India 573/5   VVS Laxman 19* (23b 4x4)   M Ntini 25.4-3-123-3

144.2

Steyn to Dhoni, OUT, caught! Dhoni tries to charge Steyn again and once again Steyn bowls the short ball, Dhoni gets caught in an awkward position and tries to fend at the ball, the ball hits his glove and goes through to Boucher who takes a simple catch, that's a big wicket for South Africa and they can now have a crack at the Indian tail

MS Dhoni c †Boucher b Steyn 16 (49m 33b 2x4 0x6) SR: 48.48

India 598/6   VVS Laxman 28* (42b 4x4)   DW Steyn 27.2-3-96-1

148.2

Steyn to Kumble, OUT, the middle stump gets uprooted! Steyn pitches the ball on a good length and angles it into middle stump, Kumble stays in his crease and tries to drive through the off side, he gets beaten for pace and the ball hits the top of middle stump

A Kumble b Steyn 3 (23m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

India 610/7   VVS Laxman 32* (48b 4x4)   DW Steyn 29.2-3-100-2

148.4

Steyn to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, bowled him! Steyn gets a full ball to swing back into the right-hander, Harbhajan tries to drive through the off side and gets an inside edge on to middle and leg stump, both of which get uprooted

Harbhajan Singh b Steyn 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 610/8   VVS Laxman 32* (48b 4x4)   DW Steyn 29.4-3-100-3

150.4

Steyn to Singh, OUT, he's hit them! The full ball swings back into RP who tries to drive through the off side, RP gets beaten by the reverse swing and pace and the middle stump take another battering

RP Singh b Steyn 0 (8m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 612/9   VVS Laxman 34* (52b 4x4)   DW Steyn 30.4-3-101-4

155.1

Harris to Laxman, OUT, that's the end of the innings! Laxman moves forward to try and work the ball on the leg side against the spin, the ball grips and turns and Laxman gets a leading edge which lobs back to Harris who takes a simple catch, that will be tea

VVS Laxman c & b Harris 39 (162m 64b 4x4 0x6) SR: 60.93

India 627/10   S Sreesanth 4* (15b)   PL Harris 53.1-6-203-3
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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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