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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109.5

Sreesanth to Boucher, no run, Sreesanth greets Boucher with a vicious inswinger which he digs out on the full

109.6

Sreesanth to Boucher, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, he gets behind the line and defends

South Africa 373/5   MV Boucher 0* (2b)

111.1

Sreesanth to Boucher, 4 leg byes, pounds it down the legside, Boucher rocks back and glances it off his arm and just beats Dhoni and runs to fine leg

111.2

Sreesanth to Boucher, no run, hits a good length outside off, he covers the line and defends to the offside

111.3

Sreesanth to Boucher, no run, pitches on a fullish length outside off and curves away, he shoulders arms

111.4

Sreesanth to Boucher, no run, aims for the fuller delivery outside off and nearly overpitches, he drives through the line to mid-off

111.5

Sreesanth to Boucher, no run, gets a bit of indrift in the air, curves in very late and he gets forward and defends to mid-off

111.6

Sreesanth to Boucher, 1 run, lands on a fullish length on middle and leg, he whips it past square leg to get off the mark

South Africa 383/5   MV Boucher 1* (8b)

112.1

Singh to Boucher, no run, lands on a fullish length on middle, doesnt' get any movement as Boucher tucks that to the on side

112.2

Singh to Boucher, 3 runs, aims for the yorker but ends up overpitching on the pads, he tucks it with a flick of the wrists and they pick up three quick runs, Harbhajan mops up at deep backward square-leg

112.4

Singh to Boucher, no run, pitches on a good length outside off and he gets no lateral movement before reaching the keeper

112.5

Singh to Boucher, no run, bowls that on a full length outside off, he pushes it through the line to mid-off

112.6

Singh to Boucher, no run, over pitches on the pads, he goes for a booming on drive but ends up placing it straight to mid-on

South Africa 387/5   MV Boucher 4* (13b)

114.3

Singh to Boucher, 1 run, RP drifts on the pads again and he tucks it with ease to Ganguly again

South Africa 396/5   MV Boucher 5* (14b)

115.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, he decides to come over the wicket this time, Boucher gets well forward and smothers the turn

115.6

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Boucher gets a big stride across and pats it back to the bowler on the front foot

South Africa 408/5   MV Boucher 5* (16b)

116.4

Singh to Boucher, no run, pitches on off, he gets across his stumps and defends back to the bowler

116.5

Singh to Boucher, no run, shapes to drive a full delivery angling in straight past the bowler but gets an inside edge onto his boot, it still beats the bowler but mid-off picks it up

116.6

Singh to Boucher, FOUR, aims for the yorkr, it doesn't come off well as he ends up bowling a low full toss, Boucher offers the full face of the bat and thuds it down the pitch and beats the bowler. That's another fitting end to another session dominated by the visitors

South Africa 413/5   MV Boucher 9* (19b 1x4)

117.6

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 2 runs, pitches on a good length outside leg, he rocks back and tucks it wide of midwicket

South Africa 416/5   MV Boucher 11* (20b 1x4)

119.3

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, switches to over the wicket this time and he gets well forward and pushes towards midwicket, Sehwag does well to slide and stop

South Africa 419/5   MV Boucher 12* (21b 1x4)

120.1

Kumble to Boucher, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and defends

120.2

Kumble to Boucher, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and defends

120.3

Kumble to Boucher, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he comes forward and defends

120.4

Kumble to Boucher, no run, pushes that a little flatter, he lunges forward and defends

120.5

Kumble to Boucher, no run, lands that on middle and leg, he gets forward and smothers the turn

120.6

Kumble to Boucher, no run, gets well forward and defends, plays out another quiet over

South Africa 419/5   MV Boucher 12* (27b 1x4)

122.4

Kumble to Boucher, no run, pitches on middle and leg, he turns it to midwicket

122.5

Kumble to Boucher, no run, played to short leg

122.6

Kumble to Boucher, no run, defended on the front foot to the offside

South Africa 421/5   MV Boucher 12* (30b 1x4)

123.4

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, shapes to push that to the on side but the ball straightens and Boucher gets a leading edge to the offside

123.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, slides on the pads, he works it with the turn to fine leg, that brings up the 50 partnership

South Africa 423/5   MV Boucher 13* (32b 1x4)

124.1

Kumble to Boucher, no run, pitches on off, he gets well forward and defends

124.2

Kumble to Boucher, no run, pitches on middle and leg, he shapes to whip it to the on side but plays too early as the ball lobs off his pads

124.3

Kumble to Boucher, no run, pitches on middle and leg, he gets forward and defends

124.4

Kumble to Boucher, no run, drags that towards the pads, he nudges it towards midwicket

124.5

Kumble to Boucher, 2 runs, drags that on the pads again and he easily clips it away wide of forward short-leg and picks up a single

124.6

Kumble to Boucher, no run, pitches on a full length on middle and leg, he plays it back to the bowler

South Africa 427/5   MV Boucher 15* (38b 1x4)

125.6

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

South Africa 428/5   MV Boucher 15* (39b 1x4)

126.6

Kumble to Boucher, 1 run, the sharp googly, pitches outside off and really kicks up on him but he adjusts well and punches it wide of point

South Africa 432/5   MV Boucher 16* (40b 1x4)

127.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, gives it a lot of air outside off, he gets forward and defends

127.2

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, floated on middle, he gets forward and smothers the spin

127.3

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, uses the flight well, gets a big stride across his stumps and sweeps to fine leg

127.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 2 runs, bowls that one short on middle, he swivels and pulls with the turn to deep square leg, Pathan does well to slide and mop it up

127.6

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run

South Africa 437/5   MV Boucher 20* (45b 1x4)

128.1

Kumble to Boucher, 1 run, tucked behind square on the on side

128.3

Kumble to Boucher, no run, gets forward and tucks to short midwicket

128.4

Kumble to Boucher, OUT, Kumble finally gets a wicket.... Pitches on middle and comes on straight, Boucher opts to stay on the backfoot but the ball skids through a lot quicker and traps him in line with legstump, Doctrove is convinced

MV Boucher lbw b Kumble 21 (82m 48b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

South Africa 439/6   MV Boucher 21 (48b 1x4)
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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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