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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4.5

Steyn to Laxman, no run, Steyn greets him with a bouncer straight up, he ducks under it

4.6

Steyn to Laxman, no run, pitches outside off and curves away just a little, 87.6 mph, he lets it go

India 24/2   VVS Laxman 0* (2b)

5.2

Ntini to Laxman, no run, pitches on the same length outside off but the ball straightens this time, he lets this one go as well

5.3

Ntini to Laxman, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, safely negotiated by Laxman as he shoulders arms

5.4

Ntini to Laxman, no run, Jaffa again, nervy moment for Laxman as he fishes at one that comes in from outside off and nearly takes a thin edge

5.5

Ntini to Laxman, 3 runs, Ntini adjusts to a shorter length but the ball sits up nicely for Laxman as he gets across and whips it with ease past midwicket, Harris does the chasing

India 28/2   VVS Laxman 3* (6b)

7.1

Ntini to Laxman, OUT, costly leave and India are in tatters already! Ntini bowls that from wide of the crease, the ball comes in with the angle, Laxman shapes to leave it and expects it to sail over the offstump but the bounce catches him by surprise as the ball just shaves the top of offstump. The South Africans are ecstatic after losing the toss

VVS Laxman b Ntini 3 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

India 30/3   VVS Laxman 3 (7b)
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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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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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