South Africa tour of India, 2007/08 / Commentary

South Africa in India Test Series - 2nd Test

India v South Africa

South Africa won by an innings and 90 runs

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3.4

Ntini to Dravid, 4 byes, poor ball, searches for the yorker as he slides down leg, Dravid tries to glance it but the late movement beats him and Boucher

3.5

Ntini to Dravid, no run, gets this one to jag back in off a good length, Dravid closes the face of the bat in the last minute and clips it wide of square leg

3.6

Ntini to Dravid, no run, pitches outside off and curves in, Dravid lets it go

India 20/1   R Dravid 0* (3b)

5.1

Ntini to Dravid, 1 run, pitches on off and curves on after pitching, he turns the face of the bat and works it towards square leg

5.6

Ntini to Dravid, 1 leg bye, slides down the pads again and he trickles it to the on side

India 29/2   R Dravid 1* (5b)

6.1

Steyn to Dravid, no run, pitches outside off and seams away just a little, he opens the face of the bat and steers it to gully

6.2

Steyn to Dravid, no run, pitches outside off and moves away a little again, Dravis holds his bat up high and leaves it to Boucher

6.3

Steyn to Dravid, no run, pitches further away from the offstump, Dravid, patient as ever, leaves it to Boucher again

6.4

Steyn to Dravid, no run, makes him play this time as the ball cuts back in from outside off, Dravid coves the line and taps it to mid-off

6.5

Steyn to Dravid, no run, bouncer, and that was rather quick, 89.6 mph, pitches outside off and almost sails over Boucher

6.6

Steyn to Dravid, 1 wide, What happened there? Steyn slips that really wide outside off, Boucher runs across to his right and gets a hand to it, almost...

6.6

Steyn to Dravid, no run, tries to nudge that to the on side but he shows the face of the bat towards the ball at the last second and taps it back to the bowler

India 30/2   R Dravid 1* (11b)

8.1

Morkel to Dravid, no run, pitches it short, Dravid fends it off on the hop

8.2

Morkel to Dravid, no run, gets back and across his stumps and steers it towards point

8.3

Morkel to Dravid, no run, pitches just short of a length outside off, the ball kicks up again and he shoulders arms

8.4

Morkel to Dravid, no run, bangs it in short of a length again, he goes on the hop, closes the face of the bat and taps it back to the bowler

8.5

Morkel to Dravid, 1 run, slides down the legside this time, he eases it of his pads down to fine leg

India 31/4   R Dravid 2* (16b)

9.1

Ntini to Dravid, no run, gets the ball to seam in with the angle, he gets a thin inside edge onto his pads but safe from Amla at forward short-leg

9.2

Ntini to Dravid, 1 leg bye, slides down to the pads, he shapes to glance it fine but the ball clips the pads again

India 32/4   R Dravid 2* (18b)

10.1

Morkel to Dravid, 4 leg byes, Morkel strays on the pads this time, Dravid waits on it and glances it fine but the ball clips his pads instead and shoots past a diving Boucher

10.2

Morkel to Dravid, no run, pitches on off and comes back in, Dravid places it to mid-off on the walk

10.3

Morkel to Dravid, no run, tries to nudge that through the line past short leg but the ball trickles off his pads back to the bowler

10.4

Morkel to Dravid, no run, Morkel asks questions with a shorter one, this one kicks on Dravid as he tries to whip it to the on side, he nearly lobs it back to the bowler off his pads

10.5

Morkel to Dravid, no run, gets the ball to jag back in and forces Dravid to play, he somehow covers the line and pushes it back to the bowler

10.6

Morkel to Dravid, no run, so close to an edge! Morkel adjusts to a fuller length outside off, gets the ball to move away, Dravid gets forward and the ball nearly takes the edge

India 40/4   R Dravid 2* (24b)

12.1

Morkel to Dravid, 1 run, slides down the leg side, he shuffles across and tucks it towards fine leg

India 43/4   R Dravid 3* (25b)

13.1

Steyn to Dravid, 1 wide, Steyn slides that really wide down the leg side, poor Boucher has a lot of work to do but he somehow manages to save it

13.1

Steyn to Dravid, OUT, superb delivery and India are staring down the barrel here! Steyn pitches that on a good length in line with offstump, the ball seams away just a shade, a circumspect Dravid shapes to drive straight, misreads the movement and the ball just shaves the top of offstump

R Dravid b Steyn 3 (51m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.53

India 53/5   R Dravid 3 (26b)
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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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Photos

Apr 5, 2008

Gary Kirsten shakes hands with Mark Boucher, India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, 3rd day, April 5, 2008

Gary Kirsten shakes hands with Mark Boucher

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Apr 5, 2008

Anil Kumble congratulates Graeme Smith on South Africa's win, India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, 3rd day, April 5, 2008

Anil Kumble congratulates Graeme Smith

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