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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8.1

Morkel to Dravid, no run, pitches it short, Dravid fends it off on the hop

8.2

Morkel to Dravid, no run, gets back and across his stumps and steers it towards point

8.3

Morkel to Dravid, no run, pitches just short of a length outside off, the ball kicks up again and he shoulders arms

8.4

Morkel to Dravid, no run, bangs it in short of a length again, he goes on the hop, closes the face of the bat and taps it back to the bowler

8.5

Morkel to Dravid, 1 run, slides down the legside this time, he eases it of his pads down to fine leg

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   M Morkel 1-0-1-0

10.1

Morkel to Dravid, 4 leg byes, Morkel strays on the pads this time, Dravid waits on it and glances it fine but the ball clips his pads instead and shoots past a diving Boucher

10.2

Morkel to Dravid, no run, pitches on off and comes back in, Dravid places it to mid-off on the walk

10.3

Morkel to Dravid, no run, tries to nudge that through the line past short leg but the ball trickles off his pads back to the bowler

10.4

Morkel to Dravid, no run, Morkel asks questions with a shorter one, this one kicks on Dravid as he tries to whip it to the on side, he nearly lobs it back to the bowler off his pads

10.5

Morkel to Dravid, no run, gets the ball to jag back in and forces Dravid to play, he somehow covers the line and pushes it back to the bowler

10.6

Morkel to Dravid, no run, so close to an edge! Morkel adjusts to a fuller length outside off, gets the ball to move away, Dravid gets forward and the ball nearly takes the edge

India 40/4   M Morkel 2-1-1-0

12.1

Morkel to Dravid, 1 run, slides down the leg side, he shuffles across and tucks it towards fine leg

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   M Morkel 3-1-11-0

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

14.3

Morkel to Kumble, no run, pitches in on offstump and swings back in, he gets forward and defends

14.4

Morkel to Kumble, OUT, it gets better and better for South Africa! Morkel bangs on in short on the region of offstump and comes back in. Kumble is forced on the hop and fails to fend that off as he chops it onto his middle stump

A Kumble b Morkel 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

14.5

Morkel to Harbhajan Singh, no run, pitches on a fullish length outside off, he gets forward and defends

14.6

Morkel to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, fullish in length outside off, he gets forward and pushes that softly past cover

India 56/7   M Morkel 4-1-12-2

16.1

Morkel to Pathan, no run, full outside off and Pathan gets a good stride forward and defends it solidly off the middle of the bat

16.2

Morkel to Pathan, no run, pitches short of a length outside leg and jags away, he's caught on the pads as he tries to nudge it fine

16.3

Morkel to Pathan, FOUR, risky.... pitches just a little wide outside off, Pathan offers the full face of the bat and glides that on the up in the gap between third slip and gully, looked like another wicket though

16.4

Morkel to Pathan, no run, tries to drive and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads

16.5

Morkel to Pathan, no run, pitches outside off and seams away, he shoulders arms but the ball gets the under edge and trickles to Boucher

16.6

Morkel to Pathan, 1 run, gets forward solidly behind it and pushes towards mid-off

India 61/8   M Morkel 5-1-17-2

18.1

Morkel to Pathan, 1 run, full and wide outside off, he lunges forward and spanks that off the front foot, the ball scorches on the tuft to third man

18.2

Morkel to Singh, no run, RP once again moves his feet well and defends off the meat of the bat towards mid-off

18.3

Morkel to Singh, no run, pitches on middle and the extra bounce squares him up as he tries to nudge that to the on side

18.4

Morkel to Singh, 1 leg bye, slides down the legside, the ball trickles off his pads to the on side

18.5

Morkel to Pathan, 2 runs, banged in short, he goes on the hop and carves it over backward point, India have gone past their lowest score at home

18.6

Morkel to Pathan, no run, gets a thick inside edge onto his boot, he thinks of a quick single but RP sends him back

India 76/8   M Morkel 6-1-20-2
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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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