South Africa tour of India, 2007/08 / Commentary

South Africa in India Test Series - 3rd Test

India v South Africa

India won by 8 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

62.3

Chawla to Boucher, 1 run, a full toss outside off stump, Boucher gets off the mark by driving off the front foot towards cover, South Africa reach 200

South Africa 200/5   MV Boucher 1* (1b)

63.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, quicker delivery outside off stump, defended on the front foot

63.2

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 2 runs, flighted delivery on of stump, Boucher moves forward and plays across the line, he's found the gap superbly at midwicket and will get two

63.3

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Boucher strides forward and defends a flighted delivery towards the off side

63.4

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, fired in on middle stump, Boucher moves forward and across and defends

63.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Boucher waits in his crease and plays the ball off his pads to leg slip

63.6

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, bowled flatter through the air on off and middle, defended off the front foot towards the leg side

South Africa 202/5   MV Boucher 3* (7b)

64.5

Chawla to Boucher, no run, Chawla pitches it a little short and gives Boucher enough time to move out of the way of a ball that spins and bounces sharply away from him

64.6

Chawla to Boucher, no run, Chawla ends the over with a googly which Boucher defends

South Africa 203/5   MV Boucher 3* (9b)

65.6

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, tossed up on off stump, Boucher gets on to the front foot and defends

South Africa 206/5   MV Boucher 3* (10b)

67.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Boucher wanted to play that ball across the line towards midwicket but he got stuck in his crease and had to check his shot, he eventually played it towards the bowler

67.2

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, flicked off the pads towards midwicket

67.3

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, defended on the front foot towards short leg

67.4

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Boucher strides forward and blocks, Harbhajan is inviting him to drive

67.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, quicker ball from Harbhajan, Boucher defends on the back foot

67.6

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Boucher goes on the back foot and defends towards leg slip

South Africa 206/5   MV Boucher 3* (16b)

68.6

Chawla to Boucher, no run, bowled flat through the air on off stump, Boucher defends on the front foot with bat and pad close together

South Africa 209/5   MV Boucher 3* (17b)

70.1

Chawla to Boucher, 2 runs, flighted ball on leg and middle, Boucher comes forward and flicks towards square leg

70.2

Chawla to Boucher, no run, bowled flatter on middle stump, Boucher moves forward and defends with a straight bat

70.3

Chawla to Boucher, no run, that was the googly and it kept very low, Boucher had to stoop to reach it and defended it towards the leg side

70.4

Chawla to Boucher, no run, Boucher stays in his crease and plays the googly through midwicket

70.5

Chawla to Boucher, FOUR, full toss and Boucher dispatches the ball to the boundary with a well timed flick, that's his first four

70.6

Chawla to Boucher, no run, defended on the back foot towards short leg

South Africa 215/5   MV Boucher 9* (23b 1x4)

72.1

Chawla to Boucher, no run, a bit too short outside off stump, Boucher moves back and drives but can't get it past cover

72.2

Chawla to Boucher, no run, flighted delivery on leg and middle, Boucher leans forward and defends towards midwicket

72.3

Chawla to Boucher, no run, nudged off the front foot to midwicket, that was flatter from Chawla

72.4

Chawla to Boucher, no run, Boucher moves back and across and plays the ball off his pads towards the leg side

72.5

Chawla to Boucher, no run, defended off the back foot towards the fielder at short leg

72.6

Chawla to Boucher, no run, Boucher gets on to the front foot and tries to defend, he gets a bit on an outside edge behind point on the off side

South Africa 215/5   MV Boucher 9* (29b 1x4)

74.1

Chawla to Boucher, 2 runs, nudged off the pads behind square for a quick two

74.2

Chawla to Boucher, no run, Boucher moves back and plays the ball towards point

74.3

Chawla to Boucher, no run, tossed up on middle stump, Boucher gets on to the front foot and defends

74.4

Chawla to Boucher, no run, Boucher comes forward to a full toss and plays it towards wide mid-on

74.5

Chawla to Boucher, 1 run, that's the googly and Boucher cuts it off the back foot through point for one

South Africa 220/6   MV Boucher 12* (34b 1x4)

75.1

Sehwag to Boucher, 1 run, played off the pads behidn square leg for a single

South Africa 223/6   MV Boucher 13* (35b 1x4)

76.1

Chawla to Boucher, FOUR, that's just too short and Boucher pulls it with power to the midwicket boundary, poor ball from Chawla and duly put away

76.2

Chawla to Boucher, no run, flighted delivery on off stump, Boucher leans forward and drives towards cover

76.3

Chawla to Boucher, 1 run, that was the googly, Boucher moves back and across and defends on the off side

76.6

Chawla to Boucher, no run, tossed up on middle and off, Boucher leans forward and defends

South Africa 241/6   MV Boucher 18* (39b 2x4)

78.1

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, drifts on to leg stump, Boucher works the ball off his pads behind square for a single

78.3

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, pushed towards midwicket for a single

South Africa 244/7   MV Boucher 20* (41b 2x4)

79.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, Harbhajan drifts down leg side, that turned a long way and Dhoni did well to collect it

79.2

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, defended on the back foot towards the short leg fielder

79.3

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, tossed up wide outside off stump, Boucher went to play the front foot cover drive but mis-hit it towards the bowler because of the turn into the right-hander

79.4

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, played off the pads towards deep backward square leg for one

South Africa 245/7   MV Boucher 21* (45b 2x4)

80.1

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

80.2

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, too short and too wide, Boucher waits on the back foot and cuts to point

80.3

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, the line is too straight on middle and leg, Boucher moves across and nudges the ball through midwicket

South Africa 246/7   MV Boucher 22* (48b 2x4)

81.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, tossed up on off stump, Boucher gets on to the front foot and defends on the leg side

81.2

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, there's an appeal for bat pad, Boucher lunged forward to defend but got beaten by the turn and the bounce, the ball hit the top of the pad and lobbed up to Dhoni

81.3

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, pushed off the pads through midwicket for a single

81.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, Boucher moves on to the back foot and cuts towards point for a single

South Africa 249/7   MV Boucher 24* (52b 2x4)

82.1

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, bowled flatter through the air on off stump, driven off the front foot to long-off, South Africa bring up 250, that's a competitive score on this pitch

82.4

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, that bounced sharply from off stump, Harris tried to defend on the front foot but got hit on the glove

82.5

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, FOUR, that's a rank long hop and Harris helps himself, he pulls with a lot of power to the midwicket boundary, the ball bounces off the boundary rope and hits a ball boy in the mouth, ouch

82.6

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, defended back towards the bowler on the front foot

South Africa 255/7   MV Boucher 29* (56b 3x4)

84.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 leg bye, Boucher leans forward to defend but gets hit on the pad, they run a leg bye towards cover

South Africa 264/7   MV Boucher 29* (57b 3x4)

85.1

Sharma to Boucher, no run, good length delivery angles into the right-hander from outside off, Boucher defends on the back foot

85.2

Sharma to Boucher, OUT, bowled! Ishant pitches the ball outside off and cuts it into the right-hander, it keeps low as well, Boucher tries to defend from his crease and gets beaten by pace and movement, the ball crashes into off and middle stump

MV Boucher b Sharma 29 (90m 59b 3x4 0x6) SR: 49.15

South Africa 264/8   MV Boucher 29 (59b 3x4)
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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 13, 2008

Sourav Ganguly was the Man of the Match for his 87 in the first innings, India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur, 3rd day, April 13, 2008

Sourav Ganguly was the Man of the Match for his 87 in the first innings

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Apr 13, 2008

Team-mates congratulate Harbhajan Singh on winning the Man-of-the-Series award, India v South Africa, 3rd Test, Kanpur, 3rd day, April 13, 2008

Team-mates congratulate Harbhajan Singh on winning the Man-of-the-Series award

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