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

50.1

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

50.2

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

50.3

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

50.4

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

50.5

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

50.6

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

End of over 51 (2 runs) South Africa 175/4
JH Kallis    41* (87b 2x4 1x6)      A Kumble    12-0-27-0
AB de Villiers    30* (61b 4x4)      RP Singh    10-1-46-0

51.1

Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, comes round the wicket, grants him width outside off, he slashes hard but Jaffer at deep cover runs across and cuts it off

51.2

Singh to Kallis, no run, comes into the right-hander with the angle, he gets forward and taps it towards the covers

51.3

Singh to Kallis, no run, drifts in with the angle, Kallis gauges the movement and lets it go

51.4

Singh to Kallis, no run, gets it to drift in further, he gets nicely behind the line and defends back to the bowler

51.5

Singh to Kallis, no run, adjusts to a fuller length outside off, he gets his pad forward and shoulders arms

51.6

Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches just a shade outside off, the ball holds its line before reaching Dhoni

End of over 52 (1 run) South Africa 176/4
JH Kallis    41* (92b 2x4 1x6)      RP Singh    11-1-47-0
AB de Villiers    31* (62b 4x4)      A Kumble    12-0-27-0

Irfan returns for a new spell. The slip is wide and he has a gully too, over all a defensive field

52.1

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, slides a little towards the pads, he whips it with the line past midwicket

52.2

Pathan to Kallis, no run, fullish on the offstump, he pushes through the line to mid-off

52.3

Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, he easily whips it past the vacant midwicket region, the defensive field makes these singles and twos rather easy

52.4

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, poor leave, de Villiers reaches out to play at it but then decides to withdraw the bat just as the ball passes the edge

52.5

Pathan to de Villiers, 5 runs, overthrows..and that will hurt Kumble and India.... Pathan runs forward and tries to cut off a sharp single, he takes aim at the stumps at the non striker's end and misses with the batsman short of his ground, Kumble fumbles at slip as he tries to back the throw and the ball rolls away for a boundary

52.6

Pathan to Kallis, no run, gets forward and pushes through the line to mid-on

End of over 53 (7 runs) South Africa 183/4
JH Kallis    42* (95b 2x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    7-1-31-0
AB de Villiers    37* (65b 4x4)      RP Singh    11-1-47-0

53.1

Singh to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off and moves inwards, he shoulders arms

53.2

Singh to de Villiers, no run, gets forward and pushes a fullish delivery towards the covers

53.3

Singh to de Villiers, no run, full and sliding in on the pads, he gets across the stumps and works it to midwicket

53.4

Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish outside off, he gets a big stride forward and pushes it through the line to deep extra cover

53.5

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

53.6

Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches on a fullish length outside off, he pushes through the line to mid-off

End of over 54 (1 run) South Africa 184/4
JH Kallis    42* (97b 2x4 1x6)      RP Singh    12-1-48-0
AB de Villiers    38* (69b 4x4)      IK Pathan    7-1-31-0

54.1

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, pitches on the offstump line and comes through straight, he offers the full face of the bat and defends back to Pathan

54.2

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, full and wide outside off, he creams that on the frontfoot past the covers but Sreesanth at deep cover fields it

54.3

Pathan to Kallis, no run, bowls an away swinging yorker wide outside off, he gets on his knee and digs it out straight to backward point

54.4

Pathan to Kallis, no run, holds the length back and continues to stray outside the offstump, he shoulders arms this time

54.5

Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, pitches on a good length on middle and leg, he gets across and tucks it behind square on the on side

54.6

Pathan to de Villiers, FOUR, sprays that on the danger zone, de Villiers' pads, he gets across, works his wrists and gently glances it down to fine leg, no protection for that stroke

End of over 55 (6 runs) South Africa 190/4
AB de Villiers    43* (72b 5x4)      IK Pathan    8-1-37-0
JH Kallis    43* (100b 2x4 1x6)      RP Singh    12-1-48-0

55.1

Singh to Kallis, no run, lands on off and middle, he covers the line and taps it back to the bowler

55.2

Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off and slants inwards, he shoulders arms to that one

55.3

Singh to Kallis, no run, fullish in length outside off, he gets well forward and pushes through the line to mid-off

55.4

Singh to Kallis, 1 run, errs by pitching it on the half volley outside off, that allows Kallis to lunge forward and drive through the gap between the covers

55.5

Singh to de Villiers, no run, bangs it in short from round the wicket, de Villiers watches that sail over his head

55.6

Singh to de Villiers, no run, adjusts to a fuller length, he lets it go outside the offstump

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End of over 56 (1 run) South Africa 191/4
AB de Villiers    43* (74b 5x4)      RP Singh    13-1-49-0
JH Kallis    44* (104b 2x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    8-1-37-0

Harbhajan Singh returns. A wicket or two before stumps will come in handy and he's the best man for that

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

End of over 57 (1 run) South Africa 192/4
AB de Villiers    43* (79b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    13-2-35-3
JH Kallis    45* (105b 2x4 1x6)      RP Singh    13-1-49-0

57.1

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, pitches on a good length outside the offstump, he shoulders arms

57.2

Sreesanth to Kallis, 1 run, adjusts to a shorter length on offstump, he gets back and across and taps it to the on side

57.3

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, was very nearly the fourth wide of the day as Sreesanth sprays that way out of reach for de Villiers to play any stroke through the offside

57.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, not so side this time but still wide, lands on a full length and de Villiers chops it down to cover

57.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 run, pitches on a full length outside off, he gets forward, behind the line and pushes to mid-off

57.6

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off and straightens, he shoulders arms

End of over 58 (2 runs) South Africa 194/4
JH Kallis    46* (108b 2x4 1x6)      S Sreesanth    12-2-38-1
AB de Villiers    44* (82b 5x4)      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

Very crucial partnership this, both are approaching fifties

End of over 59 (6 runs) South Africa 200/4
JH Kallis    47* (109b 2x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    14-2-41-3
AB de Villiers    49* (87b 5x4)      S Sreesanth    12-2-38-1

59.1

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, hits a good length outside off, he offers the full face of the bat and defends back to the bowler

59.2

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, he shapes to drive straight but turns the face of the bat, the ball travels off the splice of the bat towards the covers

59.3

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, Appeal....Sreesanth gets this one to jag back in and strike Kallis high on the pad, it would have misses leg as well

59.4

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, left alone to the keeper

59.5

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

59.6

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run

End of over 60 (maiden) South Africa 200/4
JH Kallis    47* (115b 2x4 1x6)      S Sreesanth    13-3-38-1
AB de Villiers    49* (87b 5x4)      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

End of over 61 (maiden) South Africa 200/4
AB de Villiers    49* (93b 5x4)      Harbhajan Singh    15-3-41-3
JH Kallis    47* (115b 2x4 1x6)      S Sreesanth    13-3-38-1

61.1

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, delivers from wide of the crease, it pitches outside off and Kallis lets it go

61.2

Sreesanth to Kallis, FOUR, Sreesanth gets that exaggerated reverse swing again, this time it lands on middle and leg, Kallis gets across and whips it deftly and very fine, there's no protection at fine leg. He brings up his fifty as well

61.3

Sreesanth to Kallis, 1 run, reverse swing again, this is good bowling by Sreesanth, the boundary notwithstanding, Kallis nearly slides as he whips it off the toe of the bat to the on side

61.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, lands it on a yorker length , de Villiers digs it out to the offside

61.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, Appeal: Sreesanth continues to ask questions with his reverse swing, the ball hits him flush near the toe in line with middle and Sreesanth appeals, Tony Hill reckons that hit the bat first, replays are inconclusive

61.6

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, shifts to a good length delivery, he nicely gets behind the line and defends

End of over 62 (5 runs) South Africa 205/4
AB de Villiers    49* (96b 5x4)      S Sreesanth    14-3-43-1
JH Kallis    52* (118b 3x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    15-3-41-3

This could be the last over of the day

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

End of over 63 (8 runs) South Africa 213/4
JH Kallis    60* (124b 5x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    16-3-49-3
AB de Villiers    49* (96b 5x4)      S Sreesanth    14-3-43-1

This will be the last over the day

63.1

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, pitches it short of a length on middle, he tries to tuck it away but is beaten for pace as the ball trickles off his pads

63.2

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 2 runs, gives him width outside off, de Villiers edges it softly and the ball just falls short of Laxman and rebounds off him, he brings up his fifty

63.3

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, full outside off, he drives it straight to cover

63.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, full outside off again and he drives this softly to mid-off

63.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, FOUR, Sreesanth overpitches outside off and de Villiers times that well through the line and places it wide of RP at mid-off. We've seen the trend today, just place it wide of mid-off and a boundary is guaranteed

63.6

Sreesanth to de Villiers, FOUR, like we said.... Sreesanth aims for the inswinging yorker, dishes out a low full toss and de Villiers merely pushes it through the line and beats the diving RP at mid-off

It was quite a fitting way to end the day. South Africa meant business in the morning and rounded off the first day with a boundary.

It's difficult to explain why India capitulated in the morning. They have opted to bat first in seaming conditions before and succeeded (Headingley 2002). It's just that when those conditions are replicated at home, things don't always go to plan. The top order were tested to the hilt with some fine displays of seam bowling on helpful conditions. Ntini, Steyn and Morkel managed alarming cut on a grassy pitch and the batsmen were caught off guard on a skiddy surface. The bowlers induced the mistakes more than anything else.

What India truly lacked was a bowler to match Steyn's pace and it's a pity Ishant Sharma had to sit out this game due to his injury. RP's pace rarely troubled the batsmen and neither did Irfan. Harbhajan has to be applauded for his efforts. It was more like the Harbhajan of the old, using flight to deceive the batsmen instead of firing it in flat. He will be a threat tomorrow and a couple of wickets will expose the tail.

Kallis and de Villiers calmed the nerves with composed half-centuries and have extended SA's lead to 147. Thanks for joining us today. Thanks for the mails. We'll be back at 9.30 tomorrow. Cheers!

End of over 64 (10 runs) South Africa 223/4
AB de Villiers    59* (102b 7x4)      S Sreesanth    15-3-53-1
JH Kallis    60* (124b 5x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    16-3-49-3

9.30: Right, we're ready to start. Kallis and de Villiers walk out. Irfan Pathan has the ball. There's a fielder at deep point

9.00: Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the second day of the second Test in Ahmedabad. This is Kanishkaa again, taking you through the day's play.

Yesterday, South Africa lost an important toss and bundled India out for 76, scarcely believable, given India's strength at home. South Africa begin the day effectively at 147 for 4 and are in firm control at the moment.

That doesn't mean India don't stand a chance. Their best chance of clawing back is in the first session - yesterday the South African seamers extracted lethal cut and movement off the pitch and the batting conditions eased up considerably by the afternoon.

Pitch: The experts say that the pitch looks slightly greener this morning and the moisture has surfaced again. Kallis and de Villiers will have to approach the morning session with caution and a couple of early wickets could even the score. India would ideally like to bring the lead down to less than 200, but that would take some getting.

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64.1

Pathan to Kallis, no run, starts off with a loosener outside the offstump, pitches outside off and almost goes through on the first bounce to Dhoni

64.2

Pathan to Kallis, no run, another slower delivery, lands outside the offstump, Kallis shoulders arms and the ball goes low to Dhoni

64.3

Pathan to Kallis, no run, gives it a bit more pace and the carry is much better to Dhoni after Kallis lets it go

64.4

Pathan to Kallis, no run, lands a little further away from the offstump, not much sideways movement before reaching the keeper

64.5

Pathan to Kallis, no run, lands a little fuller in length outside off, he gently taps it through the line to Dravid at mid-off

64.6

Pathan to Kallis, no run, holds the length back a little, he goes back and defends through the line

End of over 65 (maiden) South Africa 223/4
JH Kallis    60* (130b 5x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    9-2-37-0
AB de Villiers    59* (102b 7x4)      S Sreesanth    15-3-53-1

Harbhajan Singh runs in

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

slip, forward short leg and leg slip in place

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

End of over 66 (2 runs) South Africa 225/4
JH Kallis    61* (132b 5x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    17-3-51-3
AB de Villiers    60* (106b 7x4)      IK Pathan    9-2-37-0

Slip in place

66.1

Pathan to Kallis, no run, Pathan strays a little too wide outside the offstump, nothing delivery really, no pace, Kallis doesn't do anything with it

66.2

Pathan to Kallis, no run, adjusts the line closer to the offstump and makes him play as he defends back to the bowler

66.3

Pathan to Kallis, no run, fires in a fuller delivery outside off, he drives through the line and Dravid slides at mid-off to cut it off

The sparse crowd at Motera cheer after Dravid's sliding stop

66.4

Pathan to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off, Kallis defends again

66.5

Pathan to Kallis, no run, pitches round about the offstump and comes in, kallis gets back and across and defends

66.6

Pathan to Kallis, no run, this one comes back in just a touch, he gets across his stumps and defends

End of over 67 (maiden) South Africa 225/4
JH Kallis    61* (138b 5x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    10-3-37-0
AB de Villiers    60* (106b 7x4)      Harbhajan Singh    17-3-51-3

Two short legs in place

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

End of over 68 (1 run) South Africa 226/4
JH Kallis    61* (141b 5x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    18-3-52-3
AB de Villiers    61* (109b 7x4)      IK Pathan    10-3-37-0

68.1

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, Pathan isn't exerting himself much today, another slowish delivery pitches outside off and moves away, does little to test de Villiers

68.2

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, much better, pitches outside off and cuts in a little, he covers the line and defends

68.3

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, the slower ball, 70 mph, pitches on a half volley outside off and he drives it through the vacant extra cover region

68.4

Pathan to Kallis, no run, fullish outside off again and he pushes it through the line to mid-off

68.5

Pathan to Kallis, no run, good delivery, pitches outside off and carries through at a good height to Dhoni, Kallis doesn't know whether to play or leave it and opts for the latter

68.6

Pathan to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off and seams away just a touch, he safely shoulders arms

End of over 69 (1 run) South Africa 227/4
JH Kallis    61* (144b 5x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    11-3-38-0
AB de Villiers    62* (112b 7x4)      Harbhajan Singh    18-3-52-3

Kumble fields at silly mid-on

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

End of over 70 (3 runs) South Africa 230/4
JH Kallis    61* (148b 5x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    19-3-55-3
AB de Villiers    65* (114b 7x4)      IK Pathan    11-3-38-0

70.1

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off and carries through fairly low to Djoni

70.2

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, fullish outside off, he invites the cover drive and de Villiers obliges and places it to deep point

70.3

Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, pitches outside leg and comes into the right-hander, he works his wrists and flicks it behind square on the on side

70.4

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, places it in front of cover and sets off, the throw deflects off Kallis and rolls towards fine leg but they don't claim the overthrow

70.5

Pathan to Kallis, no run, full outside off and driven firmly to Jaffer at extra cover

70.6

Pathan to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off, he rocks back to cut square but the ball doesn't bounce much to his comfort as he chops it down in front of point

End of over 71 (3 runs) South Africa 233/4
JH Kallis    62* (151b 5x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    12-3-41-0
AB de Villiers    67* (117b 7x4)      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

End of over 72 (1 run, maiden) South Africa 234/4
JH Kallis    62* (156b 5x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    20-4-55-3
AB de Villiers    67* (118b 7x4)      IK Pathan    12-3-41-0

He has just a slip and forward short-leg

72.1

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

72.2

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

72.3

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

72.4

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

72.5

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

72.6

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

End of over 73 (4 runs) South Africa 238/4
AB de Villiers    71* (124b 7x4)      A Kumble    13-0-31-0
JH Kallis    62* (156b 5x4 1x6)      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

End of over 74 (2 runs) South Africa 240/4
JH Kallis    62* (160b 5x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    21-4-56-3
AB de Villiers    72* (126b 7x4)      A Kumble    13-0-31-0

74.1

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

74.2

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

74.3

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

74.4

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

74.5

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

74.6

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

End of over 75 (3 runs) South Africa 243/4
JH Kallis    62* (162b 5x4 1x6)      A Kumble    14-0-34-0
AB de Villiers    75* (130b 7x4)      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

These two have pushed the lead to 173. Kumble has persisted with the spinners and Pathan hasn't done much either. Time to give Sreesanth a go. It's imperative that India make full use of the moisture before it dries out.

End of over 76 (6 runs) South Africa 249/4
AB de Villiers    80* (134b 8x4)      Harbhajan Singh    22-4-62-3
JH Kallis    63* (164b 5x4 1x6)      A Kumble    14-0-34-0

Kumble to continue

76.1

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

76.2

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

76.3

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

76.4

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

76.5

Kumble to Kallis, no run, shoulders arms outside off

76.6

Kumble to Kallis, no run, shoulders arms outside off

End of over 77 (4 runs) South Africa 253/4
JH Kallis    67* (170b 6x4 1x6)      A Kumble    15-0-38-0
AB de Villiers    80* (134b 8x4)      Harbhajan Singh    22-4-62-3

Jamie, our man at the ground, writes: "Theres a bit of cloud covering this morning. Just before play there were a few tiny, tiny drops of rain. Nothing serious at all."

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

End of over 78 (maiden) South Africa 253/4
AB de Villiers    80* (140b 8x4)      Harbhajan Singh    23-5-62-3
JH Kallis    67* (170b 6x4 1x6)      A Kumble    15-0-38-0

78.1

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

78.2

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

78.3

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

78.4

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

78.5

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

78.6

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

End of over 79 (4 runs) South Africa 257/4
AB de Villiers    81* (142b 8x4)      A Kumble    16-0-42-0
JH Kallis    70* (174b 6x4 1x6)      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

End of over 80 (3 runs) South Africa 260/4
JH Kallis    71* (178b 6x4 1x6)      Harbhajan Singh    24-5-65-3
AB de Villiers    83* (144b 8x4)      A Kumble    16-0-42-0

The second new ball is available but Kumble doesn't take it. Not such a smart move, frankly

80.1

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

80.2

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

80.3

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

80.4

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

80.5

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

80.6

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

End of over 81 (1 run) South Africa 261/4
JH Kallis    71* (183b 6x4 1x6)      A Kumble    17-0-43-0
AB de Villiers    84* (145b 8x4)      Harbhajan Singh    24-5-65-3

RP Singh replaces Harbhajan. Still no sign of the new ball. This is rather baffling.

81.1

Singh to de Villiers, no run, pitches a shade outside off, he shapes to cut but the ball bounces a little too low for that stroke as he ends up chopping it down towards point

81.2

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

And India have finally taken the new ball

81.3

Singh to de Villiers, no run, lands that just a shade outside off, de Villiers thrusts forward and defends very close to his front pad

81.4

Singh to de Villiers, no run, strays a little too wide outside off and shapes away, he lets it go

81.5

Singh to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside leg, he tries to tuck it away through the on side but the extra bounce squares him up and strikes him high on the thigh and rolls to the offside, RP appeals for a leg before, no chance

81.6

Singh to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off and curves in, he shoulders arms

End of over 82 (maiden) South Africa 261/4
AB de Villiers    84* (151b 8x4)      RP Singh    14-2-49-0
JH Kallis    71* (183b 6x4 1x6)      A Kumble    17-0-43-0

Sreesanth warms up. 2 slips and a gully

82.1

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, warm-up delivery at best, lands around the off stump and Kallis defends very softly towards point

82.2

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, hits a good length just outside off and cuts back in, he gets across, covers the line and taps it towards midwicket

82.3

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, pitches on middle and cuts back in, he tries to tuck it away but misses

82.4

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, action and aggression there as Sreesanth digs it in short, Kallis withdraws his pull and weaves away from it, the ball comes on much quicker and strikes him flush on the arm

82.5

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, hits a full length outside off, he gets forward and defends

82.6

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, pitches on off and straightens, he gets behind the line and defends to the offside

End of over 83 (maiden) South Africa 261/4
JH Kallis    71* (189b 6x4 1x6)      S Sreesanth    16-4-53-1
AB de Villiers    84* (151b 8x4)      RP Singh    14-2-49-0

83.1

Singh to de Villiers, no run, pitches on middle, good length ball. de Villiers stays in the crease and defends

83.2

Singh to de Villiers, no run, pitches on off and moves away, he leaves it alone

83.3

Singh to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off, slightly fuller than good length, he lets it go past to the keeper

83.4

Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, pitches on off, fullish, this time de Villiers drives it on the front tfoot but Jaffer moves to his left at covers and stops it

83.5

Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off, left alone

83.6

Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches on off and comes in just a touch, Kallis completely misses the movement and is luck to play and miss. Ball streaks through bat and bad

End of over 84 (1 run) South Africa 262/4
JH Kallis    71* (191b 6x4 1x6)      RP Singh    15-2-50-0
AB de Villiers    85* (155b 8x4)      S Sreesanth    16-4-53-1

84.1

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 leg bye, worked away to leg side

84.2

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off and moves away, left alone

84.3

Sreesanth to Kallis, FOUR, pitches on off, Kallis turns it away to behind point

84.4

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, pitches on off and Kallis shoulders arms

84.5

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run

84.6

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, a big appeal! pitched short of length but it stayed low, Kallis pulled and missed, and was rapped on the thigh. The Indians appealed loudly but were turned down by Billy Doctrove. TV replays showed it would have hit middle stump. Sreesanth is very disappointed

End of over 85 (5 runs) South Africa 267/4
JH Kallis    75* (196b 7x4 1x6)      S Sreesanth    17-4-57-1
AB de Villiers    85* (156b 8x4)      RP Singh    15-2-50-0

85.1

Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, pitched on off and middle, flicked away on the up to fine leg boundary

85.2

Singh to de Villiers, no run, pitched on off, defended

85.3

Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, pitched on middle, defended but the edge of the bat sends the ball towards fine leg. The batsmen ran a single as the fielder intercepted the ball and threw it down the non-striker's end. RP was ready to attempt a run-out but missed the ball by miles. The back-up fielder also doesn't get at it

85.4

Singh to Kallis, no run, defended on to the pitch

85.5

Singh to Kallis, no run, defended on the off side

85.6

Singh to Kallis, no run

End of over 86 (5 runs) South Africa 272/4
JH Kallis    75* (199b 7x4 1x6)      RP Singh    16-2-55-0
AB de Villiers    90* (159b 9x4)      S Sreesanth    17-4-57-1

86.1

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 run, pitched on off, slightly short, he gets on his toes to get to the line of the ball and drives it through cover

86.2

Sreesanth to Kallis, 1 run, pitched on middle and leg, turned away behind square on the leg side

86.3

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, played and missed, this time de Villiers. pitched on off and moves in a fraction

86.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, pitched outside off and darts back in after hitting the deck on the seam, de Villiers lets it go

86.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, pitched on off and middle and moves away, de Villiers just gets his bat away in time. Very very close

86.6

Sreesanth to de Villiers, FOUR, pitched on middle and turned away to fine leg

End of over 87 (6 runs) South Africa 278/4
AB de Villiers    95* (164b 10x4)      S Sreesanth    18-4-63-1
JH Kallis    76* (200b 7x4 1x6)      RP Singh    16-2-55-0

87.1

Singh to Kallis, no run, slants inwards and comes in with the angle, he gets forward and defends

87.2

Singh to Kallis, no run, the first signs of low bounce there as the ball shoots through low outside off and rolls to Dhoni

87.3

Singh to Kallis, no run, hits a good length on middle, he tucks it to the on side

87.4

Singh to Kallis, FOUR, crisp stroke, RP drifts towards the pads, works his wrists and whips it wide of midwicket, Sehwag slides in vain at the boundary

87.5

Singh to Kallis, no run, Appeal: RP pitches that short of a good length in line of middle and straightens, Kallis shoulders arms but the ball catches him high on the pads, Tony Hill turns down a confident appeal based on the height, good call

87.6

Singh to Kallis, no run, hits a good length outside off and shapes away, he punches it to cover

End of over 88 (4 runs) South Africa 282/4
JH Kallis    80* (206b 8x4 1x6)      RP Singh    17-2-59-0
AB de Villiers    95* (164b 10x4)      S Sreesanth    18-4-63-1

88.1

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 run, gets back and punches towards cover, Sehwag runs in from point and makes a mess of it, the Indian fielding continues to disappoint

88.2

Sreesanth to Kallis, FOUR, lovely shot, Sreesanth digs it in short, Kallis reads the length early, gets on top of the bounce and pulls with ease over the vacant square leg region

88.3

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, Kallis goes for a bravado pull off a bouncer from Sreesanth, he's too early on the stroke and the ball strikes him flush on the side of the helmet, Sreesanth runs forward and gives him the silent treatment

88.4

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, pitches on middle, he gets behind the line and defends

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88.5

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, hits a good length on off stump and holds its line, he offers the full face of the bat and defends

88.6

Sreesanth to Kallis, 1 run, pitches on a good length on middle and curves back in, he tucks it behind square on the on side

End of over 89 (6 runs) South Africa 288/4
JH Kallis    85* (211b 9x4 1x6)      S Sreesanth    19-4-69-1
AB de Villiers    96* (165b 10x4)      RP Singh    17-2-59-0

89.1

Singh to Kallis, FOUR, bangs it in short of a length on middle, he swivels, picks the length early and plays it hard along the turf to beat fine leg who runs across

89.2

Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off, he shapes to play through the off side but gets an inside edge to the on side

89.3

Singh to Kallis, no run, pushed to Harbhajan at cover

89.4

Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off and seams away from him as he shoulders arms

89.5

Singh to Kallis, no run, pitches outside off and seams away again, Dhoni collects it close to the waist

89.6

Singh to Kallis, no run, fuller in length outside off, he pushes it towards mid-off

End of over 90 (4 runs) South Africa 292/4
JH Kallis    89* (217b 10x4 1x6)      RP Singh    18-2-63-0
AB de Villiers    96* (165b 10x4)      S Sreesanth    19-4-69-1

90.1

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers gets down to a good length delivery outside off and pushes it with very soft hands in front of mid-off and sets off

90.2

Sreesanth to Kallis, no run, pitches on a fuller length and comes on straight, he gets forward and defends

90.3

Sreesanth to Kallis, 1 run, hits a good length on middle and leg, the angles takes it across the right hander and he whips it with ease down to fine leg

90.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, the slower ball, the legcutter this time, he waits rather patiently for it, gets forward and defends softly

90.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, slips in the quicker one, once again pitches around off and holds its line, he gets forward and defends to mid-off

90.6

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, adjusts a fuller length and the angle drifts towards his body, he tucks it with the line to square leg

End of over 91 (2 runs) South Africa 294/4
AB de Villiers    97* (169b 10x4)      S Sreesanth    20-4-71-1
JH Kallis    90* (219b 10x4 1x6)      RP Singh    18-2-63-0

Pathan comes on. Five minutes to lunch. Three more for AB to get his ton. Will he?

91.1

Pathan to Kallis, no run, lands on a full length on off and middle, he softly taps it back to the bowler

91.2

Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, strays a little too full and wide outside off and that allows Kallis a very easy single as he pushes that to deep cover

91.3

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, holds the length back and brings the line closer to the offstump, he shoulders arms

91.4

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, strays on the pads and AB whips that to fine leg, that takes him to 98

91.5

Pathan to Kallis, FOUR, crisp timing there, RP dishes out a rank half volley on middle, all it took for Kallis to caress that past the hapless RP was a gentle defensive push

91.6

Pathan to Kallis, 2 runs, strays a little wide outside off and pushes that to deep cover, the throw is weak and that allows the second run

End of over 92 (8 runs) South Africa 302/4
JH Kallis    97* (223b 11x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    13-3-49-0
AB de Villiers    98* (171b 10x4)      S Sreesanth    20-4-71-1

Ganguly to bowl the last over before lunch

92.1

Ganguly to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers takes a big stride across his stumps, walks forward and then decides to shoulder arms, interesting

92.2

Ganguly to de Villiers, no run, pitches a little too wide outside off and seams away, he shoulders arms again

92.3

Ganguly to de Villiers, FOUR, very cheeky, yet innovative! de Villiers toys with Ganguly as he gets across his stumps, gets down for a premeditated paddle and actually scoops that from outside off, exposes all stumps and places it to the fine leg boundary. That's de Villiers' fifth Test ton

92.4

Ganguly to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off, he gives respect to the bowler y shouldering arms

92.5

Ganguly to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off and seams away, he again opts to let it go

92.6

Ganguly to de Villiers, no run, lands on a good length on off and holds its line, he covers the line and defends the last ball before lunch

A really fruitful session for South Africa and really, Kallis and de Villiers did exactly what was asked for. They played out the entire session and ensured nothing slipped.

Kallis however, has led a very charmed life. He was extremely lucky when a nudge off Harbhajan trickled onto his stumps and failed to dislodge the bails. He was also plumb in front of middle while attempting to pull Sreesanth. Despite that, he ensured he didn't do anything silly to give his wicket away. India will still feel very aggrieved though.

de Villiers' innings has been chanceless and his purple patch in the middle order continues. He had a lean trot as an opener for a while but the demotion has worked.

South Africa have extended their advantage to 230. 83 runs added in this session. Do join us at 12.10 for the resumption.

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End of over 93 (4 runs) South Africa 306/4
AB de Villiers    102* (177b 11x4)      SC Ganguly    1-0-4-0
JH Kallis    97* (223b 11x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    13-3-49-0

We're all set to start the second session. Kumble has the ball. Kallis is three short of a ton

93.1

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

93.2

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

93.3

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

93.4

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

93.5

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

93.6

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

End of over 94 (3 runs) South Africa 309/4
JH Kallis    99* (226b 11x4 1x6)      A Kumble    18-0-46-0
AB de Villiers    103* (180b 11x4)      SC Ganguly    1-0-4-0

Ganguly continues. One slip

94.1

Ganguly to Kallis, no run, the cheers go up as Ganguly delivers, Kallis gets forward and softly taps it towards the covers

94.2

Ganguly to Kallis, FOUR, creams it through cover and brings up his 30th Test ton! Ganguly overpitches outside off, Kallis gets forward and gets his timing and placement right as he forces it just wide of extra cover. A very important innings from him in the context of the match

94.3

Ganguly to Kallis, no run, pitches just a shade outside off and straightens before reaching the keeper

94.4

Ganguly to Kallis, no run, bowls that outside off and the ball holds its line, Ganguly's not exerting himself much

94.5

Ganguly to Kallis, no run, gets this one to nip back in off the seam and Kallis gets behind the line and defends

94.6

Ganguly to Kallis, no run, lunges forward to defend but the extra bounce catches him by surprise, he manages to fend it off though

This partnership is four short of 200.

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End of over 95 (4 runs) South Africa 313/4
JH Kallis    103* (232b 12x4 1x6)      SC Ganguly    2-0-8-0
AB de Villiers    103* (180b 11x4)      A Kumble    18-0-46-0

95.1

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

95.2

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

95.3

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

95.4

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

95.5

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

95.6

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

End of over 96 (1 run) South Africa 314/4
JH Kallis    103* (236b 12x4 1x6)      A Kumble    19-0-47-0
AB de Villiers    104* (182b 11x4)      SC Ganguly    2-0-8-0

96.1

Ganguly to de Villiers, 1 run, gets across his stumps and tucks it wide of midwicket, they set off for a quick run

Slip, gully and short cover in place

96.2

Ganguly to Kallis, no run, pitches on a good length outside off, he rocks back and punches to mid-off

96.3

Ganguly to Kallis, no run, fuller in length and curving in through the air, he gets a half stride forward and defends to mid-off

96.4

Ganguly to Kallis, 3 runs, comes on a little slower, pitches on middle, he gets across and whips it off the meat of the bat past midwicket

That's the 200 partnership

96.5

Ganguly to de Villiers, no run, drifts in very slowly through the air, he gets a half stride forward and defends

96.6

Ganguly to de Villiers, no run, shapes in through the air and lands on a fullish length, he gets well forward and defends back to Ganguly

End of over 97 (4 runs) South Africa 318/4
AB de Villiers    105* (185b 11x4)      SC Ganguly    3-0-12-0
JH Kallis    106* (239b 12x4 1x6)      A Kumble    19-0-47-0

97.1

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

97.2

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

97.3

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

97.4

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

97.5

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

97.6

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

End of over 98 (maiden) South Africa 318/4
JH Kallis    106* (245b 12x4 1x6)      A Kumble    20-1-47-0
AB de Villiers    105* (185b 11x4)      SC Ganguly    3-0-12-0

Irfan returns for a new spell

98.1

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, pitches a little wide outside off and seams away, nothing doing, says de Villiers

98.2

Pathan to de Villiers, 2 runs, dishes that out short and wide outside off, he reaches out and slashes hard, Ganguly runs across from deep backward point, slides and saves it

98.3

Pathan to de Villiers, no run, pitches outside off and holds its line before reaching the keeper

98.4

Pathan to de Villiers, 2 runs, tucks it behind square on the on side and they take advantage of the slackness in the field and pick up a couple

98.5

Pathan to de Villiers, 1 run, full and wide outside off, he gets on his knee and executes a square drive on the up past gully, Ganguly fields at deep backward point

98.6

Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, gets across and tucks it past square leg for a single

End of over 99 (6 runs) South Africa 324/4
JH Kallis    107* (246b 12x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    14-3-55-0
AB de Villiers    110* (190b 11x4)      A Kumble    20-1-47-0

99.1

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

99.2

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

99.3

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

99.4

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

99.5

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

99.6

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

End of over 100 (5 runs) South Africa 329/4
AB de Villiers    112* (194b 11x4)      A Kumble    21-1-52-0
JH Kallis    110* (248b 12x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    14-3-55-0
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
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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