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

21.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, flighted outside off, he lunges forward and defends

21.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, gets a half stride forward and taps it softly to the offside

21.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, fires that in quicker on leg, Amla moves his feet quickly and turns it towards mid-on

21.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, 2 runs, slides down the leg side, he gets down on his knee and sweeps to fine leg

21.5

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, gives it air outside off, he draws Amla forward for the defense

21.6

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, flighted on off and middle, he thrusts forward and defends back to the bower

South Africa 95/1   Harbhajan Singh 1-0-2-0

23.1

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, superb delivery, pitches outside off and kicks up, nearly gets an edge to Dhoni on the forward prod

23.2

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, this one too kicks up and he manages to fend it off

23.3

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, no run, tosses it up much slower this time, he gets forward and defends

23.4

Harbhajan Singh to McKenzie, OUT, at the stroke of tea.... Harbhajan pitches it outside off and gets turn into the right-hander, McKenzie gets across very hastily but the turn takes a thick outside edge to Dravid at first slip. It was a rare lapse in concentration from McKenzie who looked really solid. He wasn't sure whether to play or leave it

ND McKenzie c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 42 (122m 73b 8x4 0x6) SR: 57.53

23.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, flights it outside off, he gets back and defends

23.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, he gets forward, meets the ball on a fullish length and tucks it to midwicket

South Africa 100/2   Harbhajan Singh 2-1-2-1

25.1

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, pushed in on middle and leg, he tucks it to midwicket

25.2

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, gets forward and defends to the on side

25.3

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, no run, flighted outside off, he gets well forward and defends

25.4

Harbhajan Singh to Amla, OUT, Harbhajan strikes again.... He pushes it flat on middle and leg, he tries to tuck it to the on side but gets a thin edge onto his pad and Jaffer at forward short leg takes a straightforward catch

HM Amla c Jaffer b Harbhajan Singh 16 (48m 34b 2x4 0x6) SR: 47.05

25.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, comes round the wicket, flighted outside off, he sticks his pad out and shoulders arms

25.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and defends

South Africa 101/3   Harbhajan Singh 3-2-2-2

27.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 2 runs, drifting on the pads, he tucks it through the line wide of midwicket

27.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, stays back at the crease and defends back to Harbhajan

27.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, flighted on off and middle, he gets a few paces forward and pushes to midwicket

27.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, pushed to midwicket

27.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, fullish on middle and leg, he pushes to mid-on

27.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 2 runs, floated down leg, he sweeps to fine leg

South Africa 108/3   Harbhajan Singh 4-2-6-2

29.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, pushes it flatter on off and middle, he pushes through the line to mid-on

29.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, SIX, gives it a lot of flight on off and middle, Kallis takes a maximum two paces down the track and lofts swiftly through the line over the bowler's head, he deposits the ball over the sight screen

29.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, pushed firmly near the region of mid-off and Ganguly does brilliantly to slide and cut it off

29.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, slides on the pads, he tucks it towards fine leg

29.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, OUT, India strike back and how.....Harbhajan comes round the wicket to Prince, it pitches just in line with offstump, the ball grips on the surface and straightens, Prince leaves a big gap between pad and bat as he tries to defend and the ball strikes him in line with off stump, Tony Hill has an easy decision

AG Prince lbw b Harbhajan Singh 2 (14m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

29.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, slides towards the pads, he works it through the line to leg gully

South Africa 117/4   Harbhajan Singh 5-2-13-3

31.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, oohs and aaahs there as de Villiers pokes forward and is beaten by turn and bounce

31.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, fires that in on a yorker length, he digs it back to the bowler

31.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, pushed in with more air, he pushes to silly mid-off

31.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted outside off, he gets well forward and defends

31.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, gives it a lot of air down the leg side, he gets on his knee early and sweeps to Pathan at fine leg

31.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, gives it plenty of flight on leg, he gets forward and pushes it on the walk wide of m id-on

South Africa 122/4   Harbhajan Singh 6-2-16-3

33.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he turns the face of the bat and flicks towards fine leg

33.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, floated down the legside, he thinks of nudging it but withdraws the stroke

33.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, tossed up outside off, he gets down and defends

33.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, gives it a lot of air outside off, he gets forward and pushes it on the walk to mid-off

33.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted on off and middle, he gets forward and defends back to the bowler

33.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flights that on middle stump, he gets behind the line and defends

South Africa 123/4   Harbhajan Singh 7-2-17-3

35.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he tucks it towards forward short-leg

35.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, FOUR, slides down the pads, he just manages to get a deft touch to it and glides it past leg gully and down to fine leg

35.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, flighted on off and middle, he works it with the turn to the on side

35.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, he gets forward and defends back to the bowler

35.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, gets forward and pushes through the line to deepish mid-on

35.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, takes a few paces down, checks his stroke and drops it with soft hands back to the bowler

South Africa 135/4   Harbhajan Singh 8-2-22-3

37.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted outside off, he gets behind the line and defends

37.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, good bowling, de Viilliers gives the charge and checks his stroke in the end

37.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, pitches outside off, he gets forward and steers it wide of point for a single

37.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he tucks it to the on side for a single

37.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted on off and middle, he stays back and defends

37.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted on middle, he gets forward and smothers the spin

South Africa 141/4   Harbhajan Singh 9-2-24-3

39.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler

39.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 2 runs, dangerous stroke as he stays back to a delivery which keeps low outside off, he opens the face and dabs it wide of gully

39.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he defends to the bowler

39.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, flighted on off and middle, he gets forward and smothers the spin

39.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he pushes it through the line to long-on

39.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he defends back to the bowler

South Africa 145/4   Harbhajan Singh 10-2-27-3

41.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, lunges forward and pushes the ball through the line to beat point for a couple

41.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, flighted on middle and off, he takes a few paces down and lofts that ver midwicket, that brings up the 150

41.3

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

41.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, adjusts to a shorter length, he goes back and defends

41.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, he gets on the backfoot again and defends to the offside

41.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he shuffles and tucks it towards fine leg

South Africa 153/4   Harbhajan Singh 11-2-33-3

43.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flights it outside off, he gets a good stride forward, covers the line and defends

43.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, loops it outside off, he opens the face of the bat and glides it deftly towards third man

43.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, flighted outside the offstump, he gets forward and defends

43.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, gets well forward outside off and smothers the spin

43.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, loops in from outside off, he closes the face of the bat and tucks it towards leg gully

43.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, gets a bit of turn this time, Kallis covers the turn and defends on the front foot

South Africa 156/4   Harbhajan Singh 12-2-34-3

56.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, floats it slowly down the legside, he gets across his stumps and tucks it wide of square leg

56.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted outside off, he gets well forward and defends back to the bowler

56.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, gives it air outside off, he takes a few paces forward but checks his stroke

56.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, looped up around the offstump, he lunges forward and defends

56.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, tossed up outside off, he gets across and defends off the full face of the bat

56.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off and gets some appreciable turn he lunges forward and pads it off

South Africa 192/4   Harbhajan Singh 13-2-35-3

58.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, de Villiers shows good improvisation as he gets down on his knee and paddle-sweeps one from outside off and places it to fine leg

58.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, he rocks back, waits for the turn and tucks it with the turn wide of square leg

58.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, he thrusts forward this time and smothers the spin with his defence

58.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, gives it a bit more air, he charges down and plays it along the turf towards midwicket

58.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, gets well forward and pushes through the line wide of cover and picks up a single

58.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, flights it on middle and leg, he shuffles and tucks it towards fine leg

South Africa 200/4   Harbhajan Singh 14-2-41-3

60.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, stays back at the crease, he waits for the turn and defends

60.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and pushes it back to the bowler

60.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, gives it plenty of flight, he lunges forward to defend, the ball clips his front pad and lobs to slip, Dravid appeals for a catch

60.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, gives it plenty of flight, he pushes it back to the bowler

60.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted on middle, he pushes back to the bowler

60.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted on middle, he pushes this to silly mid-on

South Africa 200/4   Harbhajan Singh 15-3-41-3

62.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off, he gets behind and defends

62.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run

62.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run

62.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches outside the offstump, he sticks his pad out and shoulders arms

62.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, FOUR, lovely shot, Harbhajan gives him plenty of flight outside off, he gets a big sgtride across and slogs that from outside off and down to the vacant deep midwicket region

62.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, FOUR, backs that up with an exquisite drive through the covers, Harbhajan overpitches and Kallis makes him pay late in the day

South Africa 213/4   Harbhajan Singh 16-3-49-3

65.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, gives it a lot of air, lands on off and middle, he gets forward and defends

65.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted on off and middle, he turns the face of the bat and places it wide of forward short-leg

65.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted on middle, he pushes a full length delivery back to the bowler

65.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, gets forward and pushes a full delivery across the line just wide of midwicket

65.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, gives it a lot of air, that's a good sign, Kallis gets well forward and defends

65.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, tosses it up on middle and leg, he turns the face of the bat and works it behind square on the on side

South Africa 225/4   Harbhajan Singh 17-3-51-3

67.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted on off and middle, he defends

67.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, gives it a lot of air again, the ball doesn't turn, de Villiers manages to cover the line and defend

67.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, floated on middle and leg, he pushes a full delivery just wide of mid-0n

67.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, lands outside off and turns a wee bit, he opens the face of the bat and defends to the off side

67.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, flighted on middle this time, he drops his bat with soft hands and taps it towards forward short-leg

67.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he taps it softly wide of forward short-leg

South Africa 226/4   Harbhajan Singh 18-3-52-3

69.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, pitches outside off and comes on really slow, he waits for it and steers it against the turn wide of backward point

69.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, pushes a full delivery through the line and beats Kumble at silly mid-on who misfields

69.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, stays back at the crease, waits for the turn and nudges it softly towards leg gully

69.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, gets forward and pushes to mid-on

69.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, Almost! Harbhajan gets one to turn and kick up high from outside off, Kallis stays back and uneasily fends it off his glove, the ball rolls onto the stumps and actually strikes it but the bails remain stuck to the grooves, very unlucky for Harbhajan

69.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, gets forward and pushes to mid-off

South Africa 230/4   Harbhajan Singh 19-3-55-3

71.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 bye, the turn and bounce squares him up completely as the ball creeps through the daylight between bat and pad and deflects off Dhoni

71.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, flighted on middle, he turns it towards midwicket

71.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, gives it plenty of flight again, he gets forward and smothers the turn

71.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, rocks back at the crease, waits for it to come on and he drops his bat and taps it softly to Laxman at leg gully

71.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, the straighter one, Kallis stays back, picks the variation and drops it softly in the region of silly point

71.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches on middle and leg, he defends softly to forward short leg

South Africa 234/4   Harbhajan Singh 20-4-55-3

73.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, pushed in a little flatter on leg, he places it back to the bowler

73.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, just turns the face of the bat and turns it safely to forward short-leg

73.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 leg bye, floated on leg, he shuffles and nudges it softly off his pads wide of leg slip, that wasn;t very far from the bat

73.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, floated on middle and leg, he gets forward and tucks it back to the bowler

73.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, gives it air down the leg side, he reads the length early, gets down and sweeps to fine leg

73.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, he shuffles across and taps it very firmly along the turf to Laxman at leg gully

South Africa 240/4   Harbhajan Singh 21-4-56-3

75.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted on middle and off, he gets forward and smothers the spin

75.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, he fires that flatter and faster, de Villiers picks the length very early, stays back and cuts it late past slip and down to third man

75.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he gets down and sweeps to fine leg

75.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, flights it outside off, he goes back and defends with soft hands

75.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis toys with Harbhajan by moving across his stumps, exposing all three of them and dragging it from outside off and sweeping to fine leg

75.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and pushes it with the turn to Kumble at silly mid-on

South Africa 249/4   Harbhajan Singh 22-4-62-3

77.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, deceives him in the flight, he checks his stroke and pushes to mid-on

77.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flights it outside off, he stays back and defends

77.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, thrusts forward and smothers the spin with his defense

77.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, he stays back at the crease and taps it softly back to the bowler

77.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, fires that flatter and faster, he stays back and defends it very late

77.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, pushed firmly back to the bowler, Harbhajan sees him straying out of his crease and fires in a return throw back to the stumps, he was safe

South Africa 253/4   Harbhajan Singh 23-5-62-3

79.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers gets down for a premeditated sweep and drags that from outside off, exposes his stumps and sweeps to fine leg

79.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, thrusts his pad forward and defends close to the pad

79.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, fires that flatter and faster, he gets forward quickly and defends

79.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, turn and bounce, he sweeps and gets a top edge which clears the region of short fine leg, fine leg picks it up

79.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, waits for the turn and glides it rather late past slip, Dravid slides to his right and mops it up

79.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, gets down a little too early for the sweep and the ball lobs off his pads

South Africa 260/4   Harbhajan Singh 24-5-65-3

101.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, tossed on middle, he goes for the drive on the up but checks his stroke and chips it uppishly towards mid-on

101.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he works it through the line to mid-on

101.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, pushes that on middle and leg, he turns the face of the bat and works it past square leg

101.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, tossed up outside off, he lunges forward and defends on the frontfoot

101.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, gives it plenty of air outside off, he gets forward and defends

101.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, floated down the legside, he gets on his knee and sweeps to deep square leg

South Africa 336/4   Harbhajan Singh 25-5-69-3

103.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, loops it on middle and leg, he takes it on the full and just pushes it wide of Kumble at silly mid-on

103.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, tossed up outside off, he gets well forward and defends to the offside

103.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, superb stroke, he floats it on middle and leg, de Villiers gets down and slog sweeps that with force past square leg

103.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, tossed on middle, he gets down and smothers the spin

103.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, gets down very early for the sweep and drags that from outside off and places it to fine leg

103.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, well done, beats him in flight outside the offstump, Dhoni whips off the bails but Kallis drags his foot back though he was safe anyway

South Africa 346/4   Harbhajan Singh 26-5-76-3

105.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, floated on middle and leg from round the wicket, he lunges forward and places it back to the bowler

105.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, tosses it up outside leg and comes on a lot slower, he gets back and tucks it to fine leg

105.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted outside off, he gets well forward and defends to the offside

105.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he gets well forward and taps it back to the bowler

105.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and defends back to the bowler

105.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, floated on middle and leg, he gets well forward and defends

South Africa 352/4   Harbhajan Singh 27-5-77-3

107.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, comes round the wicket again, it lands on middle, he defends

107.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 2 runs, taps it softly in front of short cover and sets off fast, RP takes aim at the stumps at the non-striker's end and they pick up a run off the overthrow as Kumble couldn;t back the throw on time

107.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, gets forward and drives off the bottom edge of the bat wide of cover

107.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, stays at the crease and taps it in front of cover for another single

107.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, gets forward and defends

107.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, slides towards the pads, he rocks back and tucks it towards square leg

South Africa 358/4   Harbhajan Singh 28-5-82-3

115.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, he comes round the wicket, he gets down and defends

115.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, gets down to defend a flighted delivery outside off, he plays at it late with angled bat and steers it just wide of Dravid at slip and down to third man

115.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, steps down the track, checks his stroke and pushes it to mid-on

115.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, stays back at the crease and cuts this one just wide of cover

115.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, he decides to come over the wicket this time, Boucher gets well forward and smothers the turn

115.6

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Boucher gets a big stride across and pats it back to the bowler on the front foot

South Africa 408/5   Harbhajan Singh 29-5-87-3

117.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside leg, he tucks it to midwicket

117.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off, he gets forward and defends

117.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, defended on the front foot to the offside

117.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, pushes that flatter and faster, he gets well forward and defends

117.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, flighted on middle and leg, he pushes through the line to long-on

117.6

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 2 runs, pitches on a good length outside leg, he rocks back and tucks it wide of midwicket

South Africa 416/5   Harbhajan Singh 30-5-90-3

119.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, comes from round the wicket, the ball lands outside off and he tucks it across the line to the on side

119.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, stays back at the crease this time and punches a straight delivery to mid-off

119.3

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, switches to over the wicket this time and he gets well forward and pushes towards midwicket, Sehwag does well to slide and stop

119.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, comes round the wicket to de Villiers, he gets behind the line and defends

119.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, pitches that on middle and doesn't get it to turn,he defends back to the bowler

119.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, he gets across and tucks it away softly past forward short-leg

South Africa 419/5   Harbhajan Singh 31-5-92-3

121.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, continues round the wicket, he gets forward and defends

121.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted outside off, gets forward and defends

121.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and plays it through the line to mid-on

121.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, beaten, lovely delivery by Harbhajan as he beats the batsman on the forward prod, the ball straightens and kicks up on de Villiers and creeps through the daylight between bat and pad

121.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, pushed firmly and well fielded by Kumble at midwicket

121.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, gets forward and pushes this just wide if midwicket

South Africa 420/5   Harbhajan Singh 32-5-93-3

123.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, defended on the front foot to the offside

123.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and defends back to the bowler

123.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, shuffles back and tucks it towards square leg, Laxman is a little slack in getting to it and that allows a single

123.4

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, shapes to push that to the on side but the ball straightens and Boucher gets a leading edge to the offside

123.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, slides on the pads, he works it with the turn to fine leg, that brings up the 50 partnership

123.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, floated on middle and leg, he reaches forward and pushes it through the line to long-on

South Africa 425/5   Harbhajan Singh 33-5-97-3

125.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted on middle and leg, he gets forward and gets a thin inside edge onto his pad

125.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, a flighted delivery lands on a full length in front of middle and he turns that to the bowler

125.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, Appeal: and a good shout too as the ball pitches on middle from round the wicket and hits him in front of middle, he was forward for the defensive stroke, that looked really close, Hill wasn't convinced, no real evidence of an inside edge

125.4

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

125.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, tucked behind square on the on side for a single

125.6

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, gets forward and defends back to the bowler

South Africa 428/5   Harbhajan Singh 34-5-98-3

127.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, gives it a lot of air outside off, he gets forward and defends

127.2

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, floated on middle, he gets forward and smothers the spin

127.3

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, uses the flight well, gets a big stride across his stumps and sweeps to fine leg

127.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, full outside off, he drives it to wide mid-off for a single

127.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 2 runs, bowls that one short on middle, he swivels and pulls with the turn to deep square leg, Pathan does well to slide and mop it up

127.6

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run

South Africa 437/5   Harbhajan Singh 35-5-103-3

129.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run

129.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, he plucks another one, this one handed and again he attempts to throw the ball up in the air, the crowd like it, so does he

129.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted on middle, he plays it to the on side

129.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, defended on the front foot

129.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, the doosra, he shapes to drive through the on side but gets a leading edge to the offside

129.6

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, this one kicks up on Morkel and he manages to fend it off

South Africa 440/6   Harbhajan Singh 36-5-104-3

131.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, SIX, on the roof! Harbhajan delivers from round the wicket, de Villiers charges down, gets on his knee and lofts really high over deep midwicket, the momentum was so strong that he fell over backwards on the follow through, a kind volunteer gets on the roof and fetches the ball

131.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off, he lets it go

131.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, pushed to short fine leg

131.4

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, 1 run, pushed to short fine leg

131.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, gets back and pushes to square leg

131.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, pushes behind square on the on side and takes a run

South Africa 450/6   Harbhajan Singh 37-5-113-3

133.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, full and middle and leg, he drives through the line to long-on

133.2

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, OUT, plumb.... Bowls from round the wicket and bowls that flatter, Morkel gets forward to defend but leaves gap between pad and bat, the ball straightens and hits him on the backpad in line with legstump. Hill ponders for a while and gives it out

M Morkel lbw b Harbhajan Singh 1 (19m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.33

133.3

Harbhajan Singh to Harris, 1 leg bye, Harris gets forward, the ball kicks up on him, strikes his thigh and just lobs over Laxman at leg slip

133.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and shoulders arms

133.5

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

133.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 5 runs, overthrows....gets forward and pushes it softly in front of RP at point, de Villiers was struggling to make his ground and RP has a shy at the stumps, nobody to back the throw. Harbhajan is peeved with Ganguly for not making an effort to back the throw

South Africa 458/7   Harbhajan Singh 38-5-119-4

135.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, gets forward and pushes through the line to long-on

135.2

Harbhajan Singh to Harris, 2 runs, lunges forward and gets a thick outside edge which beats slip, streaky though

135.3

Harbhajan Singh to Harris, FOUR, Harris eyes the flight and gets down on his knee very quickly and slog sweeps with control over square leg, Sehwag tries in vain to save that one handed

135.4

Harbhajan Singh to Harris, no run, defended back to the bowler

135.5

Harbhajan Singh to Harris, no run, gets well forward and tries to pick a quick single after pushing softly towards cover

135.6

Harbhajan Singh to Harris, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and defends

South Africa 468/7   Harbhajan Singh 39-5-126-4

137.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, de Villiers steps down and bashes that with force past the bowler, Pathan runs across from long-on and does brilliantly to save that, he sets a really good example there

137.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, waits for the turn and tucks it behind square on the on side

137.3

Harbhajan Singh to Harris, 1 run, full outside off, he gets well forward and pushes through the line to long-off

137.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, defends softly on the backfoot

137.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, de Villiers achieves his first Test double ton in style! He gets forward to a low full toss and a defensive push beats the diving extra cover, his team-mates applaud and he punches the air

137.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, low full toss, driven down the ground to long-on

South Africa 478/7   Harbhajan Singh 40-5-135-4
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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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Anil Kumble congratulates Graeme Smith on South Africa's win, India v South Africa, 2nd Test, Ahmedabad, 3rd day, April 5, 2008

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