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

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

10.1

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, pitches outside off, he defends softly to the offside, more a warm-up delivery

10.2

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, pitches slightly wide outside off again, McKenzie watchfully lets it go

10.3

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, full and wide outside off, he thrusts forward, gets his bat down on an angle and steers it to Sehwag at backward point

10.4

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, hits a good length outside off, he shoulders arms again

10.5

Pathan to McKenzie, FOUR, awesome timing there, Pathan overpitches on off stump, McKenzie gets forward for a defensive push and forces it off the meat of the bat, Pathan dives in vain to his left and the ball just scorches past everybody

10.6

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, pitches on a full length outside off, he gets forward and steers it to the covers

South Africa 58/0   IK Pathan 1-0-4-0

12.1

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, hits a fullish length outside off, he gets some late inward movement before reaching the keeper

12.2

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, holds the length back and adjusts the line on offstump, he gets nicely behind the line and defends back to the bowler

12.3

Pathan to McKenzie, FOUR, overpitches and grants him a little too much width outside off, McKenzie leans forward and bisects the gap between cover and extra cover, Jaffer gives the chase but the ball beats him

12.4

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, pitches outside the offstump, he shoulders arms

12.5

Pathan to McKenzie, FOUR, overpitches outside off again, this time McKenzie times this better and places it just wide of mid-off, Ganguly turns to his left to cut that off but decides against a sliding stop and allows the ball to go through

12.6

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

South Africa 72/0   IK Pathan 2-0-12-0

14.1

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, hits a fullish length slightly wide outside off, he thrusts forward and steers it towards point

14.2

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, hits a good length outside off and gets it to straighten, he safely shoulders arms

14.3

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, adjusts to a fuller length outside off, he gets across and softly taps it to mid-off

14.4

Pathan to McKenzie, FOUR, lands on a yorker length really wide outside the offstump, he reaches out and digs it out and places it perfectly in the gap between third slip and gully, that brings up the lead

14.5

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, holds the length back, he offers the full face of the bat and pushes to Jaffer at extra cover

14.6

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, pitches outside off and straightens, he shoulders arms to the keeper

South Africa 78/0   IK Pathan 3-0-16-0

16.1

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, hits a good length outside off, he gets forward and taps it to the offside

16.2

Pathan to McKenzie, 1 run, holds the length back outside off, he rocks back and steers it wide of Sehwag at point

16.3

Pathan to Amla, no run, just back of a length outside off, he hops back quickly and defends

16.4

Pathan to Amla, 1 run, digs it in short and Amla swivels and pulls firmly along the turf past square leg, the ball appears to be headed towards the fence but Sreesanth mops up well and the crowd cheer as well

16.5

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, pitches on a fuller length outside off, he shoulders arms

16.6

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, pitches outside off again, this time it straightens before reaching the keeper

South Africa 86/1   IK Pathan 4-0-18-0

18.1

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, hits a good length outside off, he gets well forward and steers it towards point with an angled bat

18.2

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, hits a good length outside off again, he gets behind the line and defends to the offside

18.3

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, pitches just a shade outside off, he gets back and across and steers it to Kumble at gully

18.4

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, gets back and across and dabs it rather late to Kumble, McKenzie refuses any thoughts of a quick single

18.5

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, fuller in length outside off, he gets a big stride forward and defends to the offside

18.6

Pathan to McKenzie, no run, exerts himself much more in this delivery, McKenzie thrusts forward and gets beaten, quite close to the outside edge there

South Africa 86/1   IK Pathan 5-1-18-0

20.1

Pathan to Amla, no run, hits a fullish length outside off, he drives through the line to mid-off

20.2

Pathan to Amla, 1 wide, loses his radar as he sprays this one really wide outside off stump, this is the third wide today

20.2

Pathan to Amla, no run, holds the length back outside off, he gets back and defends

20.3

Pathan to Amla, FOUR, slashed hard but he controls it, Pathan gives him a bit of width outside off, Amla rocks back and slashes this one with control between third slip and gully

20.4

Pathan to Amla, no run, hits a good length outside off, he shoulders arms

20.5

Pathan to Amla, no run

20.6

Pathan to Amla, 1 run, slides towards the pads, he moves across and tucks it with ease past square leg

South Africa 93/1   IK Pathan 6-1-24-0

52.1

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, slides a little towards the pads, he whips it with the line past midwicket

52.2

Pathan to Kallis, no run, fullish on the offstump, he pushes through the line to mid-off

52.3

Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, he easily whips it past the vacant midwicket region, the defensive field makes these singles and twos rather easy

52.4

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, poor leave, de Villiers reaches out to play at it but then decides to withdraw the bat just as the ball passes the edge

52.5

Pathan to de Villiers, 5 runs, overthrows..and that will hurt Kumble and India.... Pathan runs forward and tries to cut off a sharp single, he takes aim at the stumps at the non striker's end and misses with the batsman short of his ground, Kumble fumbles at slip as he tries to back the throw and the ball rolls away for a boundary

52.6

Pathan to Kallis, no run, gets forward and pushes through the line to mid-on

South Africa 183/4   IK Pathan 7-1-31-0

54.1

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, pitches on the offstump line and comes through straight, he offers the full face of the bat and defends back to Pathan

54.2

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, full and wide outside off, he creams that on the frontfoot past the covers but Sreesanth at deep cover fields it

54.3

Pathan to Kallis, no run, bowls an away swinging yorker wide outside off, he gets on his knee and digs it out straight to backward point

54.4

Pathan to Kallis, no run, holds the length back and continues to stray outside the offstump, he shoulders arms this time

54.5

Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, pitches on a good length on middle and leg, he gets across and tucks it behind square on the on side

54.6

Pathan to de Villiers, FOUR, sprays that on the danger zone, de Villiers' pads, he gets across, works his wrists and gently glances it down to fine leg, no protection for that stroke

South Africa 190/4   IK Pathan 8-1-37-0

64.1

Pathan to Kallis, no run, starts off with a loosener outside the offstump, pitches outside off and almost goes through on the first bounce to Dhoni

64.2

Pathan to Kallis, no run, another slower delivery, lands outside the offstump, Kallis shoulders arms and the ball goes low to Dhoni

64.3

Pathan to Kallis, no run, gives it a bit more pace and the carry is much better to Dhoni after Kallis lets it go

64.4

Pathan to Kallis, no run, lands a little further away from the offstump, not much sideways movement before reaching the keeper

64.5

Pathan to Kallis, no run, lands a little fuller in length outside off, he gently taps it through the line to Dravid at mid-off

64.6

Pathan to Kallis, no run, holds the length back a little, he goes back and defends through the line

South Africa 223/4   IK Pathan 9-2-37-0

66.1

Pathan to Kallis, no run, Pathan strays a little too wide outside the offstump, nothing delivery really, no pace, Kallis doesn't do anything with it

66.2

Pathan to Kallis, no run, adjusts the line closer to the offstump and makes him play as he defends back to the bowler

66.3

Pathan to Kallis, no run, fires in a fuller delivery outside off, he drives through the line and Dravid slides at mid-off to cut it off

66.4

Pathan to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off, Kallis defends again

66.5

Pathan to Kallis, no run, pitches round about the offstump and comes in, kallis gets back and across and defends

66.6

Pathan to Kallis, no run, this one comes back in just a touch, he gets across his stumps and defends

South Africa 225/4   IK Pathan 10-3-37-0

68.1

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, Pathan isn't exerting himself much today, another slowish delivery pitches outside off and moves away, does little to test de Villiers

68.2

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, much better, pitches outside off and cuts in a little, he covers the line and defends

68.3

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, the slower ball, 70 mph, pitches on a half volley outside off and he drives it through the vacant extra cover region

68.4

Pathan to Kallis, no run, fullish outside off again and he pushes it through the line to mid-off

68.5

Pathan to Kallis, no run, good delivery, pitches outside off and carries through at a good height to Dhoni, Kallis doesn't know whether to play or leave it and opts for the latter

68.6

Pathan to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off and seams away just a touch, he safely shoulders arms

South Africa 227/4   IK Pathan 11-3-38-0

70.1

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off and carries through fairly low to Djoni

70.2

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish outside off, he invites the cover drive and de Villiers obliges and places it to deep point

70.3

Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, pitches outside leg and comes into the right-hander, he works his wrists and flicks it behind square on the on side

70.4

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, places it in front of cover and sets off, the throw deflects off Kallis and rolls towards fine leg but they don't claim the overthrow

70.5

Pathan to Kallis, no run, full outside off and driven firmly to Jaffer at extra cover

70.6

Pathan to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off, he rocks back to cut square but the ball doesn't bounce much to his comfort as he chops it down in front of point

South Africa 233/4   IK Pathan 12-3-41-0

91.1

Pathan to Kallis, no run, lands on a full length on off and middle, he softly taps it back to the bowler

91.2

Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, strays a little too full and wide outside off and that allows Kallis a very easy single as he pushes that to deep cover

91.3

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, holds the length back and brings the line closer to the offstump, he shoulders arms

91.4

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, strays on the pads and AB whips that to fine leg, that takes him to 98

91.5

Pathan to Kallis, FOUR, crisp timing there, RP dishes out a rank half volley on middle, all it took for Kallis to caress that past the hapless RP was a gentle defensive push

91.6

Pathan to Kallis, 2 runs, strays a little wide outside off and pushes that to deep cover, the throw is weak and that allows the second run

South Africa 302/4   IK Pathan 13-3-49-0

98.1

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, pitches a little wide outside off and seams away, nothing doing, says de Villiers

98.2

Pathan to de Villiers, 2 runs, dishes that out short and wide outside off, he reaches out and slashes hard, Ganguly runs across from deep backward point, slides and saves it

98.3

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off and holds its line before reaching the keeper

98.4

Pathan to de Villiers, 2 runs, tucks it behind square on the on side and they take advantage of the slackness in the field and pick up a couple

98.5

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, full and wide outside off, he gets on his knee and executes a square drive on the up past gully, Ganguly fields at deep backward point

98.6

Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, gets across and tucks it past square leg for a single

South Africa 324/4   IK Pathan 14-3-55-0

100.1

Pathan to Kallis, no run, Pathan doesn't exert himself well enough as the ball pitches outside off and goes through at a gentle pace to Dhoni, nothing to trouble Kallis at all

100.2

Pathan to Kallis, 2 runs, now he overpitches outside off and Kallis eases it wide of Ganguly at deep point to pick up a couple

100.3

Pathan to Kallis, no run, pitches on a full length outside off, he drives straight to cover

100.4

Pathan to Kallis, no run, Pathan gets some agression into this delivery by banging it in short down the legside, Kallis thinks of a hook but withdraws

100.5

Pathan to Kallis, no run, pitches on a fullish length outside off, he pushes it to the covers

100.6

Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, short of a length, it sits up comfortably for Kallis and he pulls with intent straight to RP at deep midwicket

South Africa 332/4   IK Pathan 15-3-58-0

102.1

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, fires that in on a fullish length on middle, he shuffles and works it wide of midwicket

102.2

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, holds the length back outside the offstump, he shuffles across his stumps and tucks it wide of midwicket

102.3

Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, all too easy for Kallis as he whips one through the on side with the angle for another easy single

102.4

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, changes his angle and length by pitching it shorter and further away from the offstump, he shoulders arms this time

102.5

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, and again, de Villiers stays back and tucks with the angle of the delivery wide of midwicket

102.6

Pathan to Kallis, no run, drags the line further away from the offstump, he leaves it to Dhoni

South Africa 339/4   IK Pathan 16-3-61-0

104.1

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 wide, dishes that really wide outside off, Doctrove signals a wide

104.1

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, grants him width outside off and he shapes to cut, the bounce isn't ideal for that as he ends up chopping it down to point

104.2

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, pitches a little wide outside the offstump, de Villiers gets across and shioulders arms

104.3

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, gets across again and shoulders arms to a widish delivery outside off

104.4

Pathan to de Villiers, FOUR, slashes hard but it's safe.... Pathan pitches it up outside the offstump, he goes for a flashy square drive and places it in the gap between second slip and gully

104.5

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off and comes in with the angle, he lets it go

104.6

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, the line is closer to the offstump and de Villiers gets across and defends to the offside

South Africa 351/4   IK Pathan 17-3-66-0

106.1

Pathan to Kallis, no run, Pathan continues from round the wicket, lands outside off and comes in with the angle as he shoulders arms

106.2

Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, walks across his stumps and tucks it across the line to deep square leg, it's just too easy for the South Africans here

106.3

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, lands outside off the this time it doesn't seam across the right-hander much before reaching the keeper

106.4

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, superb commitment by Pathan as he slides to his right and intercepts a straight drive one-handed, he picks it up with his wrong hand and decides against flinging it back at the stumps

106.5

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off and seams back in before reaching Dhoni

106.6

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off but this seams the other way after pitching

South Africa 353/4   IK Pathan 18-3-67-0

108.1

Pathan to Kallis, no run, pitches that wide outside off and seams back in, he's not making Kallis play here

108.2

Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, gets across his stumps and whips it in front of midwicket, RP takes aim at the non-striker's end and a direct hit would have been close

108.3

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, full and wide outside off, he shoulders arms

108.4

Pathan to de Villiers, 2 runs, dishes outs another half volley outside off, he plays a square drive straight to deep point

108.5

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, dishes out another full one outside off, he pushes to mid-off

108.6

Pathan to de Villiers, 4 runs, sloppy, really sloppy.... de Villiers gets across and eases one towards midwicket, there's nobody to back the throw at the striker's end and RP hits the stumps directly, they take an extra run. Jaffer gathers the ball and takes aim at the non-striker's end and there was nobody to back that up either. That's two extra runs and the Indians are losing it

South Africa 365/4   IK Pathan 19-3-74-0

110.1

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, continues from round the wicket, he bowls that quite slowly outside off and he shoulders arms

110.2

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 wide, Pathan has a packed offside field with seven fielders, he dishes out one that's so wide outsde off that Doctrove signals a wide

110.2

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, this one' closer to the line of offstump but still quite wide, he gets back and defends to cover

110.3

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, full and wide again outside off, he gets a bit of away movement before reaching the keeper

110.4

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, pitches full and wide outside off, he gets back and across and defends to cover

110.5

Pathan to de Villiers, 2 runs, half volley outside off, he reaches out and drives to Ganguly at sweeper cover

110.6

Pathan to de Villiers, 2 runs, full and wide outside off, again, and he drives it through the packed offside field, Ganguly mops up again

South Africa 378/5   IK Pathan 20-3-79-0

139.1

Pathan to de Villiers, 2 runs, pitches outside leg and he tucks it away off his hips wide of midwicket, a slack throw allows a double

139.2

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, the angle drifts outside the offstump this time and he opens the face of the bat and steers it wide of point

139.3

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, fullish outside off, he drives off the toe edge of the bat wide of cover

139.4

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, fullish outside off, he pushes it firmly towards cover

139.5

Pathan to de Villiers, 3 runs, he spanks a half volley outside off past extra cover and the ball is well intercepted by Harbhajan's boot just before the rope, good stop all the same

139.6

Pathan to Harris, no run

South Africa 484/7   IK Pathan 21-3-84-0

141.1

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, the slow bouncer, well disguised there as de Villiers opts out of the stroke

141.2

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, pitches outside leg, he gives room and whips it wide of midwicket

South Africa 494/7   IK Pathan 21.2-3-85-0
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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

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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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