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

Smith has the strike. Three slips and a gully and a forward short-leg

0.1

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, pitches on middle and off, cuts back in, he shuffles and tucks it to the on side

0.2

Sreesanth to Smith, 1 run, pitches on a fullish length outside off, he lunges forward and pushes softly through the line to mid-off

0.3

Sreesanth to McKenzie, no run, gets forward, smothers the movement and defends

0.4

Sreesanth to McKenzie, no run, pitches it shorter and slides down the legside, he tries to nudge and misses

0.5

Sreesanth to McKenzie, no run, hits a fullish length outside off, not much away movement, he gets forward and defends

0.6

Sreesanth to McKenzie, no run, pitches short of a length down the leg side, he chooses to let it go to end the session

That ends the most frenetic morning session in recent memory. India tumbled for 76, reminds me of the Mohali Test against NZ in 1999 when India made 83.

Jamie gauges the mood at Motera: "There's a bit of a daze here. Press box is abuzz but the crowd seem unsure of what to make of this."

That's understandable for a crowd accustomed to high-scoring draws. All credit to South Africa and Steyn for breaking the trend. Do join us after lunch at 12.10 local time for the second session.

End of over 1 (1 run) South Africa 1/0
ND McKenzie    0* (4b)      S Sreesanth    1-0-1-0
GC Smith    1* (2b)     

We're just about ready for the second session. The pitch is still nippy and skiddy and the South African openers will approach this with caution.

I'm informed that in the last six Tests in India where India were bowled out for less than 100, India have drawn three and lost three. India should take heart from those draws.

1.1

Singh to Smith, 1 run, RP slides down the legside, Smith accepts that offering and glides it down to fine leg

1.2

Singh to McKenzie, no run, strays down the pads, McKenzie shapes to glide that fine and misses, wrong line

1.3

Singh to McKenzie, no run, pitches just a shade outside off and slants away, he safely lets it go

1.4

Singh to McKenzie, no run, pitches on offstump and straightens, he gets behind the line and defends back to the bowler

1.5

Singh to McKenzie, no run, slides a little wide outside off, he lets it fo to Dhoni, RP is not bowling at full throttle here

1.6

Singh to McKenzie, no run, pitches outside leg and curves back in, he closes the face of the bat and softly tucks it to forward short-leg

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End of over 2 (1 run) South Africa 2/0
ND McKenzie    0* (9b)      RP Singh    1-0-1-0
GC Smith    2* (3b)      S Sreesanth    1-0-1-0

A wicket here will do wonders to pep up the Indians, who are slightly down and out.

2.1

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, much better, Sreesanth pitches it in the corridor outside off and has Smith fishing outside the offstump, he managed to do this in Chennai as well

2.2

Sreesanth to Smith, 1 bye, beats him again outside the offstump, Sreesanth beats Smith and Dhoni with the swing, Dhoni in fact drops it and they steal a bye

2.3

Sreesanth to McKenzie, no run, pitches outside off and moves across just a touch, McKenzie stays rooted to the crease and pokes his bat out

2.4

Sreesanth to McKenzie, 1 leg bye, slides down the legside, he nudges it off his pads behind square on the on side

2.5

Sreesanth to Smith, 1 wide, Sreesanth loses his radar big time and sprays that really wide outside off, umpire Doctrove signals a wide, we saw Steyn too struggling to control the movement

2.5

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, pitches outside off, he lets it go

2.6

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, pitches just a shade outside off again, not much movement this time as he lets this one go

End of over 3 (3 runs) South Africa 5/0
GC Smith    2* (7b)      S Sreesanth    2-0-2-0
ND McKenzie    0* (11b)      RP Singh    1-0-1-0

McKenzie has a problem with the sight-screen

3.1

Singh to McKenzie, no run, Appeal.... RP pitches that full on off and middle gets it to cut back in with the angle, McKenzie gets a big stride forward and meets the ball off the base of the pad, RP appeals and Tony Hill shakes his head. Replays showed the ball hitting the stumps...hmm

3.2

Singh to McKenzie, 4 leg byes, RP slides down the leg side McKenzie trickles that off his hips past the diving Dhoni

3.3

Singh to McKenzie, no run, left alone to the keeper

3.4

Singh to McKenzie, no run

3.5

Singh to McKenzie, FOUR, superb ball by RP but unlucky in the end... he pitches that outside off and squares up the right-hander, McKenzie gets across and shapes to defend, he gets a thick outside edge which just falls short of Sehwag at second slip and rolls away

3.6

Singh to McKenzie, no run, pitches just outside off and leaves the right hander, he lets it go

End of over 4 (8 runs) South Africa 13/0
ND McKenzie    4* (17b 1x4)      RP Singh    2-0-5-0
GC Smith    2* (7b)      S Sreesanth    2-0-2-0

4.1

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, chance, but a tough one... Smith tries to flick a fullish delivery curving in on his pads and Ganguly at short leg nearly gets a hand to it, he had to get really low for that

4.2

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, he shoulders arms

4.3

Sreesanth to Smith, 2 runs, misfield, this time Kumble at gully lets that one slide through, Smith gets a couple off a gentle forward push

4.4

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, pitches outside off and seams away, he safely lets it go

4.5

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, fullish and swinging in from around the offstump, he lunges forward and pushes it to mid-off

4.6

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, thrusts forward and gets a thin inside edge onto his boot

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End of over 5 (2 runs) South Africa 15/0
GC Smith    4* (13b)      S Sreesanth    3-0-4-0
ND McKenzie    4* (17b 1x4)      RP Singh    2-0-5-0

5.1

Singh to McKenzie, no run, short and drifting away from the right-hander, he reaches out and chops it down towards point

5.2

Singh to McKenzie, no run, pitches wide outside off, he lets it go

5.3

Singh to McKenzie, no run, adjusts the line closer to the offstump, he shoulders arms

5.4

Singh to McKenzie, no run, adjusts the line closer to the offstump, he shoulders arms

5.5

Singh to McKenzie, 1 run, gets exaggerated swing into the right hander, unfortunately for RP he drifts on the pads and McKenzie tucks it away easily

5.6

Singh to Smith, FOUR, RP errs by drifting onto Smith's favourite area - on the pads - and Smith nonchalantly works it across and glances it to the fine-leg region

End of over 6 (5 runs) South Africa 20/0
GC Smith    8* (14b 1x4)      RP Singh    3-0-10-0
ND McKenzie    5* (22b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    3-0-4-0

6.1

Sreesanth to McKenzie, 1 leg bye, pitches on off and middle and cuts back in, he hops and tries to flick that to the on side and meets the ball on the pads, Sreesanth belts out an optimistic appeal but that would have missed leg

6.2

Sreesanth to Smith, FOUR, misfield by Harbhajan, Sreesanth gives Smith plenty of width outside off, he reaches out and slashes hard and Harbhajan at point is a little lazy in moving to his left to get a hand to it

6.3

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, pitches just a shade outside off and moves away after leaving Smith

6.4

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, pitches outside off, he lets it go again

6.5

Sreesanth to Smith, 1 run, adjusts to a shorter length outside off, Smith gets across and punches off the backfoot just wide of RP at mid-off

6.6

Sreesanth to McKenzie, 1 run, slides towards the pads, he gets across and tucks it just wide of mid-on

End of over 7 (7 runs) South Africa 27/0
ND McKenzie    6* (24b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    4-0-10-0
GC Smith    13* (18b 2x4)      RP Singh    3-0-10-0

7.1

Singh to McKenzie, 2 runs, slides towards the pads this time, he gets across and tucks it behind square on the on side

Mohammad Kaif replaces Kumble in the field

7.2

Singh to McKenzie, 1 run, pitches on a fullish length outside off, he lunges forward and softly pushes it wide of the covers

7.3

Singh to Smith, no run, hits a fullish length on off, not quite at full throttle, Smith gets forward and defends softly towards the bowler

7.4

Singh to Smith, FOUR, RP errs in line and length, he sprays that on Smith's pads and it's all too easy for him as he gets across and whips it through the arc between midwicket and square leg

7.5

Singh to Smith, 1 run, bowls that with more pace, slides own the leg side and Smith helps it on its way to fine leg

Once again McKenzie has a problem with the sight screen. The field is still attacking, three slips, a gully, a short leg. RP comes round the wicket

7.6

Singh to McKenzie, 2 runs, digs it in on a good length, McKenzie swivels and shapes to pull but is too early on the stroke as he ends up chopping it down towards midwicket

End of over 8 (10 runs) South Africa 37/0
ND McKenzie    11* (27b 1x4)      RP Singh    4-0-20-0
GC Smith    18* (21b 3x4)      S Sreesanth    4-0-10-0

8.1

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, short and wide, the ball keeps a little too low for Smith's comfort as he reaches out and chops it down straight to cover

Kumble returns to the field

8.2

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, Sreesanth delivers that from wide of the crease, Smith lets it go to Dhoni who drops it, it's the second time he's let one go, fortunately none of them were edges

8.3

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, pitches outside off and shapes away again, this time Dhoni gets both gloves behind it

8.4

Sreesanth to Smith, FOUR, dishes this one just a little too wide of offstump, the ball bounces a lot more from the previous deliveries, Smith gets in position early, waits on it and cuts it late and beats the diving Kumble at gully

8.5

Sreesanth to Smith, FOUR, back to back boundaries.... Sreesanth dugs it in short, he doesn't have the pace to trouble Smith as he swivels and pulls over Ganguly's head at short leg, there's no body patrolling the boundary to stop that

8.6

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, pitches on a good length on middle, he tucks it to short leg

The players will take drinks now. Uneventful for India. The misfields reflect the body language and state of mind. Time to bing the spinners on, I reckon. Or maybe have Pathan bowling in tandem with one of the spinners.

End of over 9 (8 runs) South Africa 45/0
GC Smith    26* (27b 5x4)      S Sreesanth    5-0-18-0
ND McKenzie    11* (27b 1x4)      RP Singh    4-0-20-0

It's extremely hot out there. The SA seamers enjoyed the best of the conditions. The Indian seamers haven't quite extracted the same lift and carry.

9.1

Singh to McKenzie, no run, slides that wide outside the offstump and moves away, he safely lets it go

9.2

Singh to McKenzie, no run, pitches on a line closer to the offstump, this one doesn't move away much, he safely lets it go

9.3

Singh to McKenzie, FOUR, dishes out a half volley outside off and McKenzie politely obliges as he gets forward, behind the line and caresses it past mid-off

9.4

Singh to McKenzie, FOUR, bowls another half volley outside off, this one was even wider and he gets a good stride forward and steers it wide of gully and point with an angled bat, good strat for this pair

9.5

Singh to McKenzie, no run, much better, he holds the length back outside the offstump and McKenzie opts to let this one go

9.6

Singh to McKenzie, 1 run, bangs it in shorter and the bounce is barely enough to trouble McKenzie as he swivels early and pulls behind square

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End of over 10 (9 runs) South Africa 54/0
ND McKenzie    20* (33b 3x4)      RP Singh    5-0-29-0
GC Smith    26* (27b 5x4)      S Sreesanth    5-0-18-0

Irfan Pathan replaces Sreesanth

10.1

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

Irfan was probably the best Indian batsman on view today. Lets see if he can change things around for India here

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

End of over 11 (4 runs) South Africa 58/0
ND McKenzie    24* (39b 4x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-4-0
GC Smith    26* (27b 5x4)      RP Singh    5-0-29-0

11.1

Singh to Smith, no run, lands it on a good length outside off, he gets forward and defends back to the bowler

11.2

Singh to Smith, no run, pitches outside off and straightens before reaching the keeper

11.3

Singh to Smith, no run, RP dishes out a boundary ball outside off, it is full and wide, Smith drives away from his body but Ganguly does well at cover to intercept it

11.4

Singh to Smith, 2 runs, gets a lot of inward movement on the pads, he works it very easily past midwicket for a couple

11.5

Singh to Smith, FOUR, well pitched up outside off, it was a good delivery by RP, drawing Smith on to the stroke, he shapes to drive through the off side but gets a thick outside edge which sails through the vacant third slip region

11.6

Singh to Smith, no run, pitches outside off, safely negotiated as he lets it go

End of over 12 (6 runs) South Africa 64/0
GC Smith    32* (33b 6x4)      RP Singh    6-0-35-0
ND McKenzie    24* (39b 4x4)      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

End of over 13 (8 runs) South Africa 72/0
ND McKenzie    32* (45b 6x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-12-0
GC Smith    32* (33b 6x4)      RP Singh    6-0-35-0

The Indians appear a little slack I'm afraid. That's not good news for all you Indian readers

13.1

Singh to Smith, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, he gets forward and pushes to cover

13.2

Singh to Smith, no run, hits a fullish length outside off and comes back in before reaching Dhoni

13.3

Singh to Smith, no run, holds the length back outside off and gets this one to cut back in further before reaching the keeper, Smith shuffles way across and lets it go

13.4

Singh to Smith, no run, hits a good length outside off, he gets across and defends to the offside

13.5

Singh to Smith, no run, walks across his stumps and defends softly back to the bowler

13.6

Singh to Smith, 2 runs, slides on the a pads, Smith shuffles across and works this wide of midwicket

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End of over 14 (2 runs) South Africa 74/0
GC Smith    34* (39b 6x4)      RP Singh    7-0-37-0
ND McKenzie    32* (45b 6x4)      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

End of over 15 (4 runs) South Africa 78/0
ND McKenzie    36* (51b 7x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-16-0
GC Smith    34* (39b 6x4)      RP Singh    7-0-37-0

Sreesanth returns for another spell

15.1

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, pitches slightly short and wide, he gets across and punches to Kaif at cover, I'm not sure who he's fielding for

15.2

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, pitches outside off, he lets it go to the keeper

15.3

Sreesanth to Smith, OUT, the change of bowling works and India finally strike! Sreesanth pitches it just outside the line of legstump from over the wicket, Smith stays at the crease and tries to tuck it to the on side, he's struck in line of offstump, Sreesanth pleads and Tony Hill raises his finger after pondering over it for a while

GC Smith lbw b Sreesanth 34 (80m 42b 6x4 0x6) SR: 80.95

It was a tough call for Hill over where the ball pitched. It looked quite straightforward at normal speed

Hashim Amla walks in

15.4

Sreesanth to Amla, 2 runs, gets off the mark with a confident flick off the pads past midwicket

15.5

Sreesanth to Amla, FOUR, sprays that down the leg side, the late movement doesn't help Sreesanth as Amla whips that very easily past the keeper and down to fine leg

15.6

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, he ensures he pitches this around the offstump, the bounce is encouraging too as Amla hops and defends back to the bowler

Jamie: "That was a spirited cheer from the crowd as Tony Hill slowly raised his finger, prompting an understandably exaggerated celebration from Sreesanth. Then a bit of ooohing as Hashim Amla tucked the ball to fine leg."

End of over 16 (6 runs) South Africa 84/1
HM Amla    6* (3b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    6-0-24-1
ND McKenzie    36* (51b 7x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-16-0

Two slips and a gully in place. Big gap between the slips

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

End of over 17 (2 runs) South Africa 86/1
ND McKenzie    37* (55b 7x4)      IK Pathan    4-0-18-0
HM Amla    7* (5b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    6-0-24-1

17.1

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, fires in a yorker length outside off, he gets nicely behind it and pushes through the line to mid-off

17.2

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, holds the length back outside off, he gets behind the line and defends

17.3

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, fuller in length, he's drawn forward into the drive, mid-off picks it up

17.4

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, full again outside off, he gets behind the line and pushes to RP at mid-off

17.5

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, driven firmly and RP at mid-off shows good commitment to slide to his left and intercept ot

RP has a smile on his face and that's good to see

17.6

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, pitches on off and middle, he gets back and defends to the on side

End of over 18 (maiden) South Africa 86/1
HM Amla    7* (11b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    7-1-24-1
ND McKenzie    37* (55b 7x4)      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

End of over 19 (maiden) South Africa 86/1
ND McKenzie    37* (61b 7x4)      IK Pathan    5-1-18-0
HM Amla    7* (11b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    7-1-24-1

Packed offside field for Sreesanth. Seeven in the off, two on the on side

19.1

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, bangs it in on a good length outside off, he gets nicely behind it and punches to the infield on the offside

19.2

Sreesanth to Amla, 1 run, hits the same good length but strays on the pads, Amla gets on top of it nicely and flicks it on the up past midwicket

19.3

Sreesanth to McKenzie, no run, the slower ball, strays a bit wide outside the offstump, he decides to shoulder arms

19.4

Sreesanth to McKenzie, no run, good variation from Sreesanth as he fires in a yorker length delivery outside off, he tries to dig it out but the ball creeps under his bat

19.5

Sreesanth to McKenzie, no run, slightly slower, lands on a fullish length, the ball swings away very late before reaching Dhoni

19.6

Sreesanth to McKenzie, no run, slower ball again, lands outside off and goes on the first bounce to Dhoni

End of over 20 (1 run) South Africa 87/1
ND McKenzie    37* (65b 7x4)      S Sreesanth    8-1-25-1
HM Amla    8* (13b 1x4)      IK Pathan    5-1-18-0

No sign of spin yet, Pathan continues

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

End of over 21 (6 runs) South Africa 93/1
HM Amla    13* (19b 2x4)      IK Pathan    6-1-24-0
ND McKenzie    37* (65b 7x4)      S Sreesanth    8-1-25-1

Harbhajan Singh warms up. Slip and a forward short-leg in place. It's still a very disappointing turnout for the first day of aTest

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

End of over 22 (2 runs) South Africa 95/1
HM Amla    15* (25b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-2-0
ND McKenzie    37* (65b 7x4)      IK Pathan    6-1-24-0

Spin from both ends. We have Kumble now, McKenzie again has issues with the sight screen

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

End of over 23 (5 runs) South Africa 100/1
HM Amla    15* (27b 2x4)      A Kumble    1-0-5-0
ND McKenzie    42* (69b 8x4)      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

India will breathe a lot easier now with that wicket. The wicket has eased out considerably since the start of the session and the sun beating down has negated the effect of the Indian seamers. India will have to try and keep the pressure with their spinners on. Do join us at 2.30 for the final session. Cheers.

We're back for the final session. Kallis on strike, Harbhajan to complete the over

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

End of over 24 (wicket maiden) South Africa 100/2
JH Kallis    0* (2b)      Harbhajan Singh    2-1-2-1
HM Amla    15* (27b 2x4)      A Kumble    1-0-5-0

Silly point and slip in place

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

End of over 25 (1 run) South Africa 101/2
JH Kallis    0* (5b)      A Kumble    2-0-6-0
HM Amla    16* (30b 2x4)      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

Leg gully and forward short-leg in place

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

End of over 26 (wicket maiden) South Africa 101/3
AG Prince    0* (2b)      Harbhajan Singh    3-2-2-2
JH Kallis    0* (5b)      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

In Bangladesh, Kallis showed the tendency to stay back against the spinners, which was a dangerous ploy

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

End of over 27 (3 runs) South Africa 104/3
JH Kallis    1* (8b)      A Kumble    3-0-8-0
AG Prince    1* (5b)      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

End of over 28 (4 runs) South Africa 108/3
JH Kallis    5* (14b)      Harbhajan Singh    4-2-6-2
AG Prince    1* (5b)      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

End of over 29 (2 runs) South Africa 110/3
JH Kallis    6* (17b)      A Kumble    4-0-10-0
AG Prince    2* (8b)      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

de Villiers walks in, the crowd comes alive

29.6

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

End of over 30 (7 runs) South Africa 117/4
AB de Villiers    0* (1b)      Harbhajan Singh    5-2-13-3
JH Kallis    13* (21b 1x6)      A Kumble    4-0-10-0

SA are 41 ahead and four down

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

End of over 31 (2 runs) South Africa 119/4
JH Kallis    14* (25b 1x6)      A Kumble    5-0-12-0
AB de Villiers    1* (3b)      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

Slip, silly point, forward short leg and a silly mid-on in place

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

There's also a short midwicket in place

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

End of over 32 (3 runs) South Africa 122/4
AB de Villiers    4* (9b)      Harbhajan Singh    6-2-16-3
JH Kallis    14* (25b 1x6)      A Kumble    5-0-12-0

Kumble has taken himself off, Sreesanth replaces him

32.1

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, pitches a little wide outside off and straightens before reaching the keeper

32.2

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, and again, de Villiers shoulders arms to a good length delivery outside off, the ball swings back in just a touch before reaching the keeper

32.3

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, much better, makes him play at a delivery which curves back in after pitching, de Villiers does well to cover the line and defend

32.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, much fuller, de Villiers defends it to mid-off and the pair exchange glances

32.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off and comes on a little slow, he shoulders arms

32.6

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, digs it in shorter, he rocks back and edges it back onto his pads

End of over 33 (maiden) South Africa 122/4
AB de Villiers    4* (15b)      S Sreesanth    9-2-25-1
JH Kallis    14* (25b 1x6)      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

End of over 34 (1 run) South Africa 123/4
AB de Villiers    4* (20b)      Harbhajan Singh    7-2-17-3
JH Kallis    15* (26b 1x6)      S Sreesanth    9-2-25-1

34.1

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, he defends with an angled bat to point

34.2

Sreesanth to Kallis, 3 runs, slides on the pads, he whips it past square leg and Ganguly runs across from fine leg and pulls it before the rope with his boot, the crowd cheer. Sreesanth and Ganguly draw the loudest cheers

34.3

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, pitches on a full length outside off and straightens, he shoulders arms

34.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, FOUR, overpitches outside off, de Villiers feasts on that half volley and unfurls a lovely square drive which beats Sehwag at cover, the timing was just right there

34.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, drama there as Sreesanth fields off his own bowling and flings it back towards the stumps, he misses, though he continues to glare at de Villiers

34.6

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, short and wide outside off, he shapes to cut but chops it down towards point

End of over 35 (7 runs) South Africa 130/4
AB de Villiers    8* (24b 1x4)      S Sreesanth    10-2-32-1
JH Kallis    18* (28b 1x6)      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

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Silly mid-on in place

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

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End of over 36 (5 runs) South Africa 135/4
AB de Villiers    8* (25b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    8-2-22-3
JH Kallis    23* (33b 1x4 1x6)      S Sreesanth    10-2-32-1

36.1

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, Sreesanth manages plenty of reverse swing, he reads it early, shuffles and tucks it out to midwicket, good bowling

36.2

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off and comes on straight , he shoulders arms

36.3

Sreesanth to Kallis, FOUR, lovely timing, Sreesanth pitches it on a half volley outside off, Kallis gets forward and drives through the line, the placement is good as he just Kumble at mid-off

36.4

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, searches for that reverse swing but he misdirects it and lands it on the full at the base of the pads, the ball trickles to the on side

36.5

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

36.6

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, Sreesanth works up the reverse swing again, he gets forward and digs it out to cover

End of over 37 (4 runs) South Africa 139/4
JH Kallis    27* (39b 2x4 1x6)      S Sreesanth    11-2-36-1
AB de Villiers    8* (25b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    8-2-22-3

Same attacking field on the on side with the silly mid-on

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

End of over 38 (2 runs) South Africa 141/4
AB de Villiers    9* (30b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    9-2-24-3
JH Kallis    28* (40b 2x4 1x6)      S Sreesanth    11-2-36-1

Kumble comes on, strange that Sreesanth was taken pff after working up some good reverse swing

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

End of over 39 (1 run) South Africa 142/4
JH Kallis    29* (46b 2x4 1x6)      A Kumble    6-0-13-0
AB de Villiers    9* (30b 1x4)      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

End of over 40 (3 runs) South Africa 145/4
AB de Villiers    9* (31b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    10-2-27-3
JH Kallis    32* (51b 2x4 1x6)      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

End of over 41 (2 runs) South Africa 147/4
JH Kallis    34* (57b 2x4 1x6)      A Kumble    7-0-15-0
AB de Villiers    9* (31b 1x4)      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

End of over 42 (6 runs) South Africa 153/4
AB de Villiers    15* (37b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    11-2-33-3
JH Kallis    34* (57b 2x4 1x6)      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

End of over 43 (2 runs) South Africa 155/4
JH Kallis    36* (63b 2x4 1x6)      A Kumble    8-0-17-0
AB de Villiers    15* (37b 2x4)      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

End of over 44 (1 run) South Africa 156/4
JH Kallis    36* (67b 2x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    12-2-34-3
AB de Villiers    16* (39b 2x4)      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

End of over 45 (2 runs) South Africa 158/4
JH Kallis    37* (71b 2x4 1x6)      A Kumble    9-0-19-0
AB de Villiers    17* (41b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    12-2-34-3

RP returns for a new spell

45.1

Singh to Kallis, no run, starts off with a loosener, slides that one wide outside off and Kallis watches it through to Dhoni

45.2

Singh to Kallis, no run, gets that outswinger working again and Kallis once again chooses to let it go

45.3

Singh to Kallis, 2 runs, sprays that one on the pads and Kallis easily whips it away wide of square leg for a couple

45.4

Singh to Kallis, no run, fullish in length, Kallis it drives straight on the walk and RP tries to deflect it onto the stumps, de Villiers is home

45.5

Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off, he covers the line and pushes back to the bowler

45.6

Singh to Kallis, no run, gets across his stumps and defends to mid-off

End of over 46 (2 runs) South Africa 160/4
JH Kallis    39* (77b 2x4 1x6)      RP Singh    8-0-39-0
AB de Villiers    17* (41b 2x4)      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

End of over 47 (4 runs) South Africa 164/4
AB de Villiers    21* (47b 3x4)      A Kumble    10-0-23-0
JH Kallis    39* (77b 2x4 1x6)      RP Singh    8-0-39-0

47.1

Singh to Kallis, no run, RP struggles with his line again and slides that one really wide outside the offstump

47.2

Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off and seams away again, Kallis is patient enough to let that go

47.3

Singh to Kallis, no run, adjusts the line closer to the off stump, he gets across his stumps and defends back to the bowler

47.4

Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off and slants away, he shoulders arms again

47.5

Singh to Kallis, no run, superb comeback, that pitches on a good length on offstump and kicks up on Kallis who lunges forward, not far from the edge

47.6

Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches on a fullish length outside off, he gets well forward and taps it towards mid-off

These two are approaching a fifty stand. South Africa will breathe a lot easier now. They're in control of the situation. Prince's form remains a worry though.

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End of over 48 (maiden) South Africa 164/4
JH Kallis    39* (83b 2x4 1x6)      RP Singh    9-1-39-0
AB de Villiers    21* (47b 3x4)      A Kumble    10-0-23-0

Sehwag's not a bad idea. But for now, it's Kumble. He has a short cover

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

End of over 49 (2 runs) South Africa 166/4
AB de Villiers    23* (53b 3x4)      A Kumble    11-0-25-0
JH Kallis    39* (83b 2x4 1x6)      RP Singh    9-1-39-0

49.1

Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches outside the offstump, he shoulders arms

49.2

Singh to Kallis, 1 run, slides on the pads, he picks it on a fullish length and whips it wide of midwicket

49.3

Singh to de Villiers, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, he gets back and defends

49.4

Singh to de Villiers, no run, slightly short and wide outside off, de Villiers rocks back and cuts late but can't glide it past Kumble at gully

49.5

Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, slides on the pads, he whips it with the line towards fine leg for a couple

49.6

Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, lovely shot, RP drags that a little too full and wide outside off, de Villiers gets down and drives it square, enough to beat Kumble at gully and backward point

End of over 50 (7 runs) South Africa 173/4
AB de Villiers    29* (57b 4x4)      RP Singh    10-1-46-0
JH Kallis    40* (85b 2x4 1x6)      A Kumble    11-0-25-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
Series Results
India v South Africa at Kanpur - Apr 11-13, 2008
India won by 8 wickets
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South Africa won by an innings and 90 runs
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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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