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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1.3

Ntini to Jaffer, FOUR, the first of the match, Ntini fires that on a good length outside off, Jaffer sees the width and stretches out to slash at it, he succeeds in getting a thick edge over the slips, uncharacteristic but he'll take it

India 5/0   W Jaffer 5* (8b 1x4)   M Ntini 0.3-0-4-0

3.1

Ntini to Jaffer, FOUR, classic backfoot punch, Ntini digs it slightly short of a length, gives him width outside off to work with, he rocks back and punches it off the meat of the bat past the vacant extra cover region

India 16/0   W Jaffer 9* (12b 2x4)   M Ntini 1.1-0-8-0

4.1

Steyn to Sehwag, FOUR, pitches on middle and comes back in, Sehwag feats on that offering close to his pads and closes the face of the bat and whips it off the meat the bat past the vacant square leg region

India 24/1   V Sehwag 6* (9b 1x4)   DW Steyn 2.1-0-8-0

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

India 36/4   MS Dhoni 4* (6b 1x4)   M Ntini 4.4-1-16-3

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

India 47/4   MS Dhoni 10* (16b 2x4)   M Morkel 2.3-1-6-0

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

India 52/4   MS Dhoni 14* (19b 3x4)   M Morkel 2.5-1-11-0

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

India 60/8   IK Pathan 6* (8b 1x4)   M Morkel 4.3-1-16-2

17.1

Steyn to Pathan, FOUR, Steyn bangs that really short, Pathan picks the length well, gets on top of the bounce and carves that high and safe over the slip cordon

India 65/8   IK Pathan 11* (12b 2x4)   DW Steyn 6.1-1-16-3

17.2

Steyn to Pathan, FOUR, back to back boundaries.... Steyn adjusts to a fuller length but feeds the ball on his pads, Pathan gets forward, closes the face of the bat and times that well past mid-on who's fielding wide

India 69/8   IK Pathan 15* (13b 3x4)   DW Steyn 6.2-1-20-3
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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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Photos

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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