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

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

South Africa 78/1   ND McKenzie 36* (51b 7x4)   S Sreesanth 5.3-0-18-1

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

South Africa 100/2   HM Amla 15* (27b 2x4)   Harbhajan Singh 1.4-0-2-1

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

South Africa 101/3   JH Kallis 0* (5b)   Harbhajan Singh 2.4-1-2-2

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

South Africa 117/4   JH Kallis 13* (21b 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 4.5-2-13-3

109.4

Sreesanth to Kallis, OUT, Sreesanth gets the first breakthrough of the day.... He pitches that just outside the off stump and Kallis is in two minds whether to play it or leave it, he opts to shoulder arms but it's too late as he gets a thick inside edge which pegs the middle stump back

JH Kallis b Sreesanth 132 (359m 275b 14x4 1x6) SR: 48.00

South Africa 373/5   AB de Villiers 133* (225b 13x4)   S Sreesanth 20.4-4-79-2

128.4

Kumble to Boucher, OUT, Kumble finally gets a wicket.... Pitches on middle and comes on straight, Boucher opts to stay on the backfoot but the ball skids through a lot quicker and traps him in line with legstump, Doctrove is convinced

MV Boucher lbw b Kumble 21 (82m 48b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

South Africa 439/6   AB de Villiers 173* (291b 16x4)   A Kumble 26.4-2-62-1

133.2

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

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

South Africa 452/7   AB de Villiers 185* (307b 16x4 1x6)   Harbhajan Singh 37.2-5-114-4
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Series Results
India v South Africa at Kanpur - Apr 11-13, 2008
India won by 8 wickets
India v South Africa at Ahmedabad - Apr 3-5, 2008
South Africa won by an innings and 90 runs
India v South Africa at Chennai - Mar 26-30, 2008
Match drawn
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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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