South Africa tour of India, 2007/08 / Wicket commentary

South Africa in India Test Series - 2nd Test

India v South Africa

South Africa won by an innings and 90 runs

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3.3

Ntini to Jaffer, OUT, Ntini strikes early! Pitches that on a good length just a shade outside off and comes in towards Jaffer, he half heartedly pokes at it and gets a thick outside edge which travels low to Smith at first slip who dives to his left and grabs it with both hands

W Jaffer c Smith b Ntini 9 (17m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 64.28

India 16/1   V Sehwag 2* (8b)   M Ntini 1.3-0-8-1

4.4

Steyn to Sehwag, OUT, what an important wicket for South Africa! Steyn pitches it outside off and gets it to come back inwards, Sehwag shapes to cut but is cramped for room and he manages a thick inside edge onto his offstump

V Sehwag b Steyn 6 (23m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 24/2   R Dravid 0* (3b)   DW Steyn 2.4-0-8-1

7.1

Ntini to Laxman, OUT, costly leave and India are in tatters already! Ntini bowls that from wide of the crease, the ball comes in with the angle, Laxman shapes to leave it and expects it to sail over the offstump but the bounce catches him by surprise as the ball just shaves the top of offstump. The South Africans are ecstatic after losing the toss

VVS Laxman b Ntini 3 (13m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

India 30/3   R Dravid 1* (11b)   M Ntini 3.1-0-12-2

7.3

Ntini to Ganguly, OUT, It's all happening at Motera! Ntini pitches that on a fullish length in line with offstump, Ganguly doesn't know whether to play at it or just leave it, he's caught in two minds and pokes his bat out rather half heartedly and gets a thick inside edge to peg the middle stump back

SC Ganguly b Ntini 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 30/4   R Dravid 1* (11b)   M Ntini 3.3-0-12-3

13.1

Steyn to Dravid, OUT, superb delivery and India are staring down the barrel here! Steyn pitches that on a good length in line with offstump, the ball seams away just a shade, a circumspect Dravid shapes to drive straight, misreads the movement and the ball just shaves the top of offstump

R Dravid b Steyn 3 (51m 26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.53

India 53/5   MS Dhoni 14* (20b 3x4)   DW Steyn 4.1-0-10-2

14.2

Morkel to Dhoni, OUT, terrible shot.... Morlkel sprays that on a full length outside off, the invitation was there for a booming offdrive but Dhoni completely forgot to move his feet, he gets a thick edge and Boucher accepts that with glee

MS Dhoni c †Boucher b Morkel 14 (33m 22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 63.63

India 55/6   IK Pathan 2* (5b)   M Morkel 3.2-1-11-1

14.4

Morkel to Kumble, OUT, it gets better and better for South Africa! Morkel bangs on in short on the region of offstump and comes back in. Kumble is forced on the hop and fails to fend that off as he chops it onto his middle stump

A Kumble b Morkel 0 (3m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 55/7   IK Pathan 2* (5b)   M Morkel 3.4-1-11-2

15.4

Steyn to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, the downward slide continues.... Steyn, after straying down the leg side the previous two balls, pitches this on middle and leg and gets it to straighten, Harbhajan fails to pick the full delivery and is too late on the flick, the ball hits him on the pads in line with the stumps and Doctrove raises the finger

Harbhajan Singh lbw b Steyn 1 (5m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 16.66

India 56/8   IK Pathan 2* (5b)   DW Steyn 5.4-0-12-3

19.3

Steyn to Singh, OUT, how does any tailender play that? Steyn bangs it in short of a length on middle, the bounce really squares up RP and the pace too gets the better of him as he tries to fend it off, he fails to keep the ball down and the ball lobs off the top half of his bat and goes to Smith at first slip

RP Singh c Smith b Steyn 0 (19m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 76/9   IK Pathan 21* (17b 3x4)   DW Steyn 7.3-1-23-4

19.6

Steyn to Sreesanth, OUT, Steyn completes the demolition job with a five-for! Steyn pitches this on a good length on offstump and gets it to straighten, Sreesanth is rooted to the crease and gets squared up by the pace, the ball crashes onto the offstump and pegs it back

S Sreesanth b Steyn 0 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 76/10   IK Pathan 21* (17b 3x4)   DW Steyn 8-2-23-5
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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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