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

22.1

Kumble to McKenzie, FOUR, Kumble errs by pitching it a little too short and wide outside off, McKenzie waits on it and glides it deftly past Dravid at slip, the ball runs to third man

22.2

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, pitches outside off and straightens, he lets it go

22.3

Kumble to McKenzie, no run, gets forward to defend and gets a thin inside edge onto his pads, Dhoni gets excited

22.4

Kumble to McKenzie, 1 run, gives him width to work with, he rocks back and cuts to the sweeper on the off side to bring up the 100

22.5

Kumble to Amla, no run, flighted on off and middle, he gets forward and defends very close to the pad

22.6

Kumble to Amla, no run, cuts back on the pace and gives it more flight, he taps it back to Kumble who throws it back to Dhoni

South Africa 100/1   A Kumble 1-0-5-0

24.1

Kumble to Amla, no run, pushes it outside off, he gets back and defends to mid-off

24.2

Kumble to Amla, no run, tosses it a little slower, he covers the line and defends

24.3

Kumble to Amla, 1 run, drifts this one inwards, he gets forward to defend and gets a thin inside edge onto his pads, stifled appeal from Kumble

24.4

Kumble to Kallis, no run, the quicker one, he pushes this towards midwicket

24.5

Kumble to Kallis, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and defends to the covers

24.6

Kumble to Kallis, no run, pushed in flatter, he gets forward and smothers the turn

South Africa 101/2   A Kumble 2-0-6-0

26.1

Kumble to Kallis, no run, he works it to the on side

26.2

Kumble to Kallis, 1 run, pushed in on middle and leg, he gets back and tucks it behind square on the on side

26.3

Kumble to Prince, no run, pitches on off and middle, he gets down to defend

26.4

Kumble to Prince, no run, lands on middle and leg, he gets forward and pushes through the line to mid-on

26.5

Kumble to Prince, 1 run, gives it plenty of air, could have been the googly, Prince gets down for a premeditated sweep and places it to fine leg

26.6

Kumble to Kallis, 1 leg bye, hit on the pads on the forward defensive prod, Kumble appeals but the ball would have missed leg

South Africa 104/3   A Kumble 3-0-8-0

28.1

Kumble to Prince, no run, lands on a full length on middle and leg, he tucks it with the turn to mid-on

28.2

Kumble to Prince, no run, takes a few paces forward and pushes it to midwicket

28.3

Kumble to Prince, 1 run, tucks it just wide of Pathan at mid-on and sets off for a single

28.4

Kumble to Kallis, no run, the quicker ball, Kallis reads it early, gets forward and defends to mid-on

28.5

Kumble to Kallis, no run, gives it more air outside off, he covers the line and pushes to mid-off

28.6

Kumble to Kallis, 1 run, slides towards the pads, he shuffles and tucks it to fine leg

South Africa 110/3   A Kumble 4-0-10-0

30.1

Kumble to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off and straightens, he lets it go

30.2

Kumble to Kallis, 1 run, pushes it fuller and faster, he slides on the pads and he tucks it to midwicket

30.3

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, comes on much quicker, he rocks back and manages to cover the line and defend

30.4

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it very softly in front of mid-off and sets off for a quick run, the throw was a little too late

30.5

Kumble to Kallis, no run, gives it plenty more air and comes on slower, he gets forward and defends

30.6

Kumble to Kallis, no run, pushed in faster, he gets forward and smothers the turn

South Africa 119/4   A Kumble 5-0-12-0

38.1

Kumble to Kallis, no run, drives away from his body, well bowled

38.2

Kumble to Kallis, no run, flighted on off and middle, he defends back to the bowler

38.3

Kumble to Kallis, no run, in the slot to drive outside off, he drives it very firmly to Jaffer at short cover

38.4

Kumble to Kallis, no run, Laxman intercepts a firm drive at silly point with his ankle, he's in pain

38.5

Kumble to Kallis, no run, gets back and steers to the offside

38.6

Kumble to Kallis, 1 run, slides on the pads, he turns the face of the bat and works it behind square on the on side

South Africa 142/4   A Kumble 6-0-13-0

40.1

Kumble to Kallis, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he gets forward and pushes a full delivery to mid-on

40.2

Kumble to Kallis, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and pushes to mid-off

40.3

Kumble to Kallis, no run, gets a half stride forward and defends back to the bowler

40.4

Kumble to Kallis, no run, pushes this one faster, he opts to stay back and defend back to the bowler

40.5

Kumble to Kallis, no run, gets forward and gets an inside edge onto the pads which lobs off safely

40.6

Kumble to Kallis, 2 runs, rocks back at the crease and tucks it wide of midwicket, Ganguly is a little late in cutting off the second run

South Africa 147/4   A Kumble 7-0-15-0

42.1

Kumble to Kallis, no run, pitched on middle, he gets forward and defends

42.2

Kumble to Kallis, no run, fuller in length, he gets forward and pushes back to the bowler

42.3

Kumble to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off, he defends back to the bowler

42.4

Kumble to Kallis, no run, overpitches on the pads, he whips it off his pads to short midwicket

42.5

Kumble to Kallis, 2 runs, slides on the pads, he turns the face of the bat and glances it to fine leg, Ganguly does the chasing

42.6

Kumble to Kallis, no run, the quicker one, he does well to defend back to the bowler

South Africa 155/4   A Kumble 8-0-17-0

44.1

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, pushes that quite flat, Kumble's getting no turn at all, de Villiers pats it back to him

44.2

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, just slides down the legside and Kallis glances it deftly to fine leg

44.3

Kumble to Kallis, no run, flighted on off and middle, he gets forward and defends

44.4

Kumble to Kallis, no run, tries to nudge it to the on side but connects the ball off the pad instead

44.5

Kumble to Kallis, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he tucks it back to the bowler

44.6

Kumble to Kallis, 1 run, floats it down the legside, he works it through the line to the on side for a single

South Africa 158/4   A Kumble 9-0-19-0

46.1

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, defended on the front foot back to the bowler

46.2

Kumble to de Villiers, FOUR, lovely shot, Kumble flights it on middle and off, de Villiers gives the charge and scoops it over his head and slams it straight

46.3

Kumble to de Villiers, no run

46.4

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and steers it to point

46.5

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, keeps very low, yet he stays back and defends back to the bowler

46.6

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, gets well forward and defends back to the bowler

South Africa 164/4   A Kumble 10-0-23-0

48.1

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, lands on a fullish length on middle and leg, he tucks it to the on side

48.2

Kumble to de Villiers, 2 runs, Kumble tries out a zig-zag run-up, Kallis isn't thrown off guard as he gets forward and pushes it wide of Pathan at cover

48.3

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, the zig zag run-up again, this time Kallis defends back to the bowler

48.4

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, the conventional run-up, same result, he taps it back to Kumble

48.5

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, flighted outside off and defended back to the bowler

48.6

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, defended back to the bowler

South Africa 166/4   A Kumble 11-0-25-0

50.1

Kumble to Kallis, 1 run, flighted outside off, he tucks it across the line to mid-on and sets off

50.2

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and defends to the off side

50.3

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, he stays back and covers the line and punches it to the on side

50.4

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, rocks back at the crease, offers the full face of the bat and punches back to the bowler

50.5

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, gives it more air, he gets well forward and defends towards silly point

50.6

Kumble to Kallis, no run, full and in the slot to drive through the covers, he chops it firmly to short cover

South Africa 175/4   A Kumble 12-0-27-0

72.1

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, pitches on off and comes back in, he stays back and tucks it back to the bowler

72.2

Kumble to de Villiers, 2 runs, pitches it a little too short there, he rocks back, picks the length early and punches to deep extra cover

72.3

Kumble to de Villiers, 2 runs, steps down, he's slightly deceived by the flight but goes through with the loft and places it just wide of Sehwag at mid-on

72.4

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, gives it a bit more air, he gets well forward and defends

72.5

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, pushes it flatter and a little faster , he gets forward and defends

72.6

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, he lunges forward and smothers the turn again

South Africa 238/4   A Kumble 13-0-31-0

74.1

Kumble to de Villiers, 2 runs, slides towards the pads and he eases it away with a flick of the wrists to fine leg

74.2

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, risky, very risky as de Villiers stays back to a flipper and just manages to defend back to the bowler

74.3

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, he gets well forward this time and defends

74.4

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, holds the length back a little outside off, he rocks back and punches wide of cover

74.5

Kumble to Kallis, no run, flighted outside off, he thrusts forward and defends

74.6

Kumble to Kallis, no run, pitches slightly shorter in length on middle and leg, he shuffles and tucks it to fine leg

South Africa 243/4   A Kumble 14-0-34-0

76.1

Kumble to Kallis, no run, the googly, nearly squares up Kallis as he fails to pick it and shoulders arms, that wasn't far from off stump

76.2

Kumble to Kallis, no run, stays back and punches it back to Kumble

76.3

Kumble to Kallis, FOUR, misfield and Ganguly makes a royal mess of it at deep cover, Kallis pushes it very firmly through the covers and Ganguly appears to have it covered, the ball somehow slips through before he can get down to it

76.4

Kumble to Kallis, no run, gets back and pushes to mid-on

76.5

Kumble to Kallis, no run, shoulders arms outside off

76.6

Kumble to Kallis, no run, shoulders arms outside off

South Africa 253/4   A Kumble 15-0-38-0

78.1

Kumble to Kallis, no run, gets forward and plays back to the bowler

78.2

Kumble to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off, he lunges forward and defends

78.3

Kumble to Kallis, 2 runs, good delivery, Kumble fires in a yorker length delivery on leg and Kallis nearly slides over as he digs it out off the toe of the bat and just beats Dravid at slip

78.4

Kumble to Kallis, 1 run, pitches on leg, he tucks it against the turn wide of midwicket

78.5

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

78.6

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, dishes out a fuller one outside off, he drives through the line to Ganguly at deep extra cover

South Africa 257/4   A Kumble 16-0-42-0

80.1

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and steers it wide of cover

80.2

Kumble to Kallis, no run, full outside off, he gets forward and defends

80.3

Kumble to Kallis, no run, gets well forward and pushes through the line to mid-off

80.4

Kumble to Kallis, no run, gets well forward, gets behind the line and defends

80.5

Kumble to Kallis, no run, lands on a full length on off and middle, he gets a wee bit of turn and defends on the front foot

80.6

Kumble to Kallis, no run, slower through the air, this one comes on straight, he picks the line and defends

South Africa 261/4   A Kumble 17-0-43-0

93.1

Kumble to Kallis, 1 run, flighted outside off, lands on a fullish length and he drives through the line to deep cover

93.2

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, gets a bit of turn and de Villiers opts to stay back at the crease and defend

93.3

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, floated on middle and leg, he turns it towards mid-on

93.4

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted outside off, he gets well forward and steers it wide of cover

93.5

Kumble to Kallis, no run, flighted on middle, he gets well forward and places it back to the bowler

93.6

Kumble to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis goes to 99 with a firm push through the line to deep cover, de Villiers turns down the second run

South Africa 309/4   A Kumble 18-0-46-0

95.1

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, lands outside off and Kumble gets no turn at all before Dhoni collects it

95.2

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, thrusts forward and pushes through the line to mid-on

95.3

Kumble to Kallis, no run, lands on a fullish length outside off, he pushes to Jaffer at short cover

95.4

Kumble to Kallis, no run, forces that a little faster, slips in the legbreak, he defends back to the bowler

95.5

Kumble to Kallis, no run, delivers from wide of the crease, he gets forward and pushes towards short cover

95.6

Kumble to Kallis, no run, gets down on his knee and pushes another full ball towards Jaffer at cover

South Africa 314/4   A Kumble 19-0-47-0

97.1

Kumble to Kallis, no run, floats it outside the offstump, he gets well forward and defends

97.2

Kumble to Kallis, no run, thrusts forward and drives firmly to Jaffer at cover

97.3

Kumble to Kallis, no run, pushes that a little faster, he defends on the frontfoot

97.4

Kumble to Kallis, no run, delivers from wide of the crease, pitches outside off and turns away from him as he shoulders arms

97.5

Kumble to Kallis, no run, lands on a fullish length outside off, he thrusts his pad out and leaves it

97.6

Kumble to Kallis, no run, lands full outside off again, no trouble for Kallis as he shoulders arms

South Africa 318/4   A Kumble 20-1-47-0

99.1

Kumble to Kallis, 2 runs, gets back and across close to his stumps and tucks it to deep square leg to bring up the 250 lead

99.2

Kumble to Kallis, 1 run, floats it outside off, he gets forward and defends to the bowler

99.3

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, lunges forward and pushes back to the bowler

99.4

Kumble to de Villiers, 2 runs, gets down and sweeps well behind square on the on side, Ganguly runs across from fine leg and shows good commitment to slide and cut it off

99.5

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler

99.6

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, gets a thin inside edge onto his pads, prompts a stifled appeal

South Africa 329/4   A Kumble 21-1-52-0

118.1

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, pushes that fairly slow and gives it a lot of air, he gets forward and defends

118.2

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, pitches on middle and comes on straight, he defends to forward short-leg

118.3

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, no turn again as another delivery pitches straight on middle, he defends

118.4

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, the line is further from offstump, he gets well forward and defends to cover

118.5

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, lands on middle and leg this time and he pushes back to the bowler

118.6

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, bowls that on the wrong line and he pushes the ball straight to long-on

South Africa 417/5   A Kumble 22-1-53-0

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   A Kumble 23-2-53-0

122.1

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and pushes to the offside

122.2

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, gives it more flight, turns into a low full toss and he pushes it through the line to mid-off

122.3

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, full and wide outside off, he gets on his knees and square drives for a single, he goes past Andrew Hall's 163 in Kanpur

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   A Kumble 24-2-54-0

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   A Kumble 25-2-56-0

126.1

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, charges down the track but checks his stroke and defends instrad

126.2

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, fuller in length, he stays at the crease and defends back to Kumble

126.3

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, lunges forward and pushes another full delivery towards mid-off

126.4

Kumble to de Villiers, 2 runs, stays back to a good length delivery which shoots a little low, he adjusts well and tucks it past square leg

126.5

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, pitches that a little wide outside off, he rocks back and cuts to sweeper cover

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   A Kumble 26-2-60-0

128.1

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

128.2

Kumble to de Villiers, 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

128.5

Kumble to Morkel, no run, Morkel faces his first delivery and he;s beaten first up, gets forward and pokes at it

128.6

Kumble to Morkel, no run, this one goes through straight, he pokes at it off the backfoot this time

South Africa 439/6   A Kumble 27-2-62-1

130.1

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off and comes on straight, he rocks back and defends

130.2

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, stays back and defends solidly off the backfoot again

130.3

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, grants him a bit of width outside off, he rocks back and punches to deep point

130.4

Kumble to Morkel, no run, beats him outside off with one that kicks up, not far from the edge

130.5

Kumble to Morkel, no run, pitches outside off, he shoulders arms

130.6

Kumble to Morkel, no run, pitches on leg, he defends close to the pads and Kumble appeals, that would have missed leg

South Africa 441/6   A Kumble 28-2-63-1

132.1

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, gets back and defends back to the bowler

132.2

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, pushes to the sweeper cover for a single

132.3

Kumble to Morkel, no run, the googly, pitches outside off and beats the bat

132.4

Kumble to Morkel, no run, the googly, pitches outside off and beats the bat again

132.5

Kumble to Morkel, no run, another googly, this time he covers the line and defends

132.6

Kumble to Morkel, no run, fullish on off and middle, he gets well forward and defends

South Africa 451/6   A Kumble 29-2-64-1

134.1

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, gets forward and pushes through the line wide of mid-off

134.2

Kumble to Harris, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he gets forward and clips it behind square on the on side

134.3

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, he gets forward and turns it to short midwicket

134.4

Kumble to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and defends to the on side

134.5

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, gets forward and pushes to long-on

134.6

Kumble to Harris, no run, gets forward and defends

South Africa 461/7   A Kumble 30-2-67-1

136.1

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he gets forward and drives to long-on

136.2

Kumble to Harris, no run

136.3

Kumble to Harris, no run, Appeal..,.Harris gets well forward to defend, the ball strikes him on the pads, he appeals but he was well forward anyway

136.4

Kumble to Harris, no run

136.5

Kumble to Harris, no run

136.6

Kumble to Harris, no run

South Africa 469/7   A Kumble 31-2-68-1

138.1

Kumble to de Villiers, no run

138.2

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, tucks it just wide of square leg for a single

138.3

Kumble to Harris, no run, slides down the legside, he tries to glance but misses

138.4

Kumble to Harris, no run, full on off stump, he defends back to the bowler

138.5

Kumble to Harris, no run, full on off again, he defends back to Kumble

138.6

Kumble to Harris, no run, Harris gets a real snorter which pitches on off and really kicks up on him, luckily he drops his bat and evades it

South Africa 479/7   A Kumble 32-2-69-1

140.1

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers dances down the track and picks a low full toss to extra cover

140.2

Kumble to Harris, 1 run, slides on the pads, he nudges it down to fine leg

140.3

Kumble to de Villiers, SIX, take that! de Villiers stays at the crease and slog sweeps Kumble and sends the ball sailing about 10 rows back over deep midwicket, imperious and powerful

140.4

Kumble to de Villiers, 1 run, slides on the pads, he turns it to the on side

140.5

Kumble to Harris, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and defends back to the bowler

140.6

Kumble to Harris, no run, pitches on offstump, he stays back at the crease and defends

South Africa 493/7   A Kumble 33-2-78-1
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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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