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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0.1

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, good carry to start with, Steyn slides down the leg side, Jaffer tries to clip it fine and misses, Boucher collects it above his waist

0.2

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, pitches outside off and Steyn manages some movement this time, Jaffer shoulders arms as ball seams away from him

0.3

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, struggles a little with his radar as he slides down the leg side, Jaffer attempts another glance and misses, Boucher does well to cut it off

0.4

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, good comeback delivery from Steyn, 84 mph, this one suddenly jags back in and Jaffer edges it onto his pads

0.5

Steyn to Jaffer, 1 run, adjusts to a slightly fuller lengtht, doesn't come on as quickly, Jaffer opens the face of the bat and places it softly in front of cover, loud cheers for that single

India 1/0   W Jaffer 1* (5b)

1.1

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, pitches it short of a good length outside off, seams away just a little and Jaffer safely lets it go

1.2

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, 85 mph, Ntini strays a really wide of offstump and he's hardly troubled by that as he shoulders arms

1.3

Ntini to Jaffer, FOUR, the first of the match, Ntini fires that on a good length outside off, Jaffer sees the width and stretches out to slash at it, he succeeds in getting a thick edge over the slips, uncharacteristic but he'll take it

1.4

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, good length again and this one comes closer to the offstump, he gets forward and taps it towards point

1.5

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, gets this one to curve in on middle and leg, he gets forward again and defends softly towards mid-on

1.6

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, adjusts to a shorter length, he rocks on the backfoot, covers the line well and defends towards mid-on

India 5/0   W Jaffer 5* (11b 1x4)

3.1

Ntini to Jaffer, FOUR, classic backfoot punch, Ntini digs it slightly short of a length, gives him width outside off to work with, he rocks back and punches it off the meat of the bat past the vacant extra cover region

3.2

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, beats him this time, bangs it in short and comes in dangerously close to Jaffer who shows the face of the bat, very close to the edge

3.3

Ntini to Jaffer, OUT, Ntini strikes early! Pitches that on a good length just a shade outside off and comes in towards Jaffer, he half heartedly pokes at it and gets a thick outside edge which travels low to Smith at first slip who dives to his left and grabs it with both hands

W Jaffer c Smith b Ntini 9 (17m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

India 16/1   W Jaffer 9 (14b 2x4)
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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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