South Africa tour of India, 2nd Test: India v South Africa at Ahmedabad, Apr 3-5, 2008
South Africa won by an innings and 90 runs
3,4,5 April 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 0-50
7.4

Ntini to Dhoni, no run, tests him out with a short one that climbs on his body, he manages to fend it off uneasily

7.5

Ntini to Dhoni, no run, a circumspect Dhoni gets a big stride across his stumps and tries to nudge it to the on side, the ball catches him flush on his thigh instead

7.6

Ntini to Dhoni, no run, pitches on a good length outside off and he gets across and defends to the offside

India 30/4   MS Dhoni 0* (3b)
8.6

Morkel to Dhoni, no run, Dhoni once again gets a big stride across his stumps, the ball curves in and trickles off his pads to the offside, only he knew what he was doing

India 31/4   MS Dhoni 0* (4b)
9.3

Ntini to Dhoni, no run, fires that from wide of the crease, Dhoni gets way across his stumps and works it back to the bowler

9.4

Ntini to Dhoni, FOUR, fires that slightly wide outside off, there's no inward movement this time and Dhoni is able to free his arms and punch that off the backfoot past backward point

9.5

Ntini to Dhoni, no run, almost a fifth one! Pitches on a good length and just curves back in a touch, Dhoni pokes at it and gets a thin edge which just falls short of Kallis at second slip

9.6

Ntini to Dhoni, no run, he gets behind the line this time and defends

India 36/4   MS Dhoni 4* (8b 1x4)
11.1

Ntini to Dhoni, no run, banged in short outside off, it's a loopy bounce and Dhoni gauges it by letting it go

11.2

Ntini to Dhoni, 2 runs, tucked away past midwicket, they scamper through for the second run but the throw from Steyn was wide

11.3

Ntini to Dhoni, no run, pitches outside off and comes back in, he gets across his stumps and defends

11.4

Ntini to Dhoni, no run, shoulders arms safely this time, not much away movement

11.5

Ntini to Dhoni, no run, adjusts to a fuller length, he draws Dhoni forward who drives it back to the bowler

11.6

Ntini to Dhoni, no run, that was a beauty from Ntini, got that one to jag back in sharply and that sliced Dhoni in half

India 42/4   MS Dhoni 6* (14b 1x4)
12.2

Morkel to Dhoni, no run, Morkel bangs it in short of a length on the body, he tries to nudge it fine but meets the ball flush on the body instead

12.3

Morkel to Dhoni, FOUR, good shot, pitches it slightly short outside off, Dhoni rocks back and punches it with control to beat the gap between gully and backward point

12.4

Morkel to Dhoni, no run, Dropped: Morkel fires that on Dhoni's midriff, he hops and tries to fend that off, the ball lobs wide of Amla;s right at forward short-leg, he leaps and nearly catches it, tough one

12.5

Morkel to Dhoni, no run, gets behind the line and defends back to the bowler

12.6

Morkel to Dhoni, (no ball) FOUR, fires in the yorker length, he oversteps as well, he manages to dig it out and drives off the meat of the bat past mid-on

12.6

Morkel to Dhoni, no run

India 52/4   MS Dhoni 14* (20b 3x4)
14.1

Morkel to Dhoni, no run, pitches outside off, he gets across a touch and defends

14.2

Morkel to Dhoni, OUT, terrible shot.... Morlkel sprays that on a full length outside off, the invitation was there for a booming offdrive but Dhoni completely forgot to move his feet, he gets a thick edge and Boucher accepts that with glee

MS Dhoni c †Boucher b Morkel 14 (33m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

India 55/6   MS Dhoni 14 (22b 3x4)
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