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

48.5

Sharma to Prince, 1 no ball, Ishant over-steps as he gets the ball to seam away from Ashwell Prince, the new batsman, he lets it go through to Dhoni

48.5

Sharma to Prince, no run, good length ball pitches on off stump and seams away from the left-hander, Prince lets it go

48.6

Sharma to Prince, no run, good length ball that pitches on leg and middle and hits the outside edge of Prince's bat before rolling towards slips

South Africa 161/3   AG Prince 0* (3b)

50.1

Sharma to Prince, no run, good length ball outside off stump, Prince lets it go through to Dhoni

50.2

Sharma to Prince, 2 runs, Prince gets off the mark by nudging Ishant off his pads behidn square for two more

50.3

Sharma to Prince, 1 run, Ishant pitches outside leg stump and this line allows Prince to glance the ball off his pads towards fine leg

50.5

Sharma to Prince, no run, Ishant pitches on leg and middle to the left-hander from over the wicket, Prince defends on the front foot back towards the bowler

50.6

Sharma to Prince, no run, Prince waits in his crease and defends a good length ball which angles across him with a straight bat

South Africa 165/4   AG Prince 3* (8b)

51.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, 2 runs, drifts on to leg stump, Prince moves back and plays the ball off his pads through square leg

51.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, 1 run, tossed up but the line is on leg stump, Prince nudges the ball towards mid-on for one more

51.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, 1 run, Prince moves forward and defends one that drifts on to leg stump, the inside edge runs towards square leg for another single

South Africa 171/4   AG Prince 7* (11b)

52.1

Sharma to Prince, 1 no ball, Ishant over-steps once again, he bowls a full ball on middle stump, Prince pushes off the front foot towards mid-on

52.1

Sharma to Prince, 1 run, Ishant's line is on leg stump, Prince moves across the stumps and flicks off his pads behind square, prince is helping himself to some easy runs

South Africa 173/4   AG Prince 8* (13b)

53.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Prince lets it go

53.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, floated through the air on off and middle, defended on the front foot

53.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, bowled slower through the air outside off stump, Prince defends tentatively off the front foot

53.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, Prince moves forward and pushes back towards the bowler

53.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, 1 run, Harbhajan angles the ball into the left-hander from round the wicket, the line was a bit too straight and Prince nudged it into the gap at midwicket for a single

South Africa 174/4   AG Prince 9* (18b)

54.1

Sreesanth to Prince, 1 run, leg-stump line once again, Prince nudges it off his hips behind square for a single, easy runs these

South Africa 175/4   AG Prince 10* (19b)

55.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, full and flat on off stump and Prince jams it out to point

55.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, well left, Prince planting his front leg out and letting the ball go on

55.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, there's some generous flight from Harbhajan, and sharp turn too, but its too far outside off stump and Prince can easily leave it be

55.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, that's tighter, on off stump, and draws Prince forward in defence

55.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, spin, bounce and turn undoes Prince, tentatively feeling for it with minimal footwork, the ball spits up and turns past the outside edge, well kept by Dhoni

55.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, and again, the ball grips and sits up as Prince pokes at, only retracting the bat in time, Harbhajan is turning it on a bit after the interval

South Africa 175/4   AG Prince 10* (25b)

57.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, keeps it flat and pins Prince to his crease, who defends gently to leg

57.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, flighted wide of off stump and Prince shoulders arms

57.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, too full and flat on the pads and Prince turns it to short fine leg

57.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, now its on and around off stump and gets Prince pushing forward

57.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, flights it outside off and Prince defends to silly point

South Africa 177/4   AG Prince 10* (30b)

58.6

Sreesanth to Prince, no run, a full toss outside off stump, Prince moves forward and drives towards cover point where Ganguly moves to his left and saves runs, end of a rather curiously wayward over from Sreesanth

South Africa 186/4   AG Prince 10* (31b)

60.6

Sreesanth to Prince, no run, too wide outside off stump, Prince lets it go through to Dhoni

South Africa 198/4   AG Prince 10* (32b)

61.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, Harbhajan pitches outside leg stump and spins it across Prince who moves back and flicks it straight on to short leg's boot, the ball bobs up but it's a rather impossible catch for he hit it hard

61.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, Prince works the ball off his pads towards Ishant at square leg

South Africa 199/4   AG Prince 10* (34b)

62.4

Chawla to Prince, no run, Prince moves forward to defend a flighted delivery and gets hit on the pad outside off stump

62.5

Chawla to Prince, no run, Prince steps out of his crease and nudges Chawla off his pads towards midwicket

62.6

Chawla to Prince, no run, bowled quicker through the air on off and middle, Prince leans forward and defends

South Africa 200/5   AG Prince 10* (37b)

64.1

Chawla to Prince, no run, Prince moves forward and flicks the ball to the fielder at short leg

64.2

Chawla to Prince, no run, Prince moves towards leg to make room but the ball spins and follows him, he gets cramped for room and gets hit on the thigh

64.3

Chawla to Prince, no run, Prince lets it go outside off stump

64.4

Chawla to Prince, 1 run, Prince gets down on one knee and sweeps behind square, those are his first runs in the post-tea session

South Africa 203/5   AG Prince 11* (41b)

65.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, bowled flat on middle stump from over the wicket, Prince defends on the front foot

65.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, Harbhajan pitches the ball outside leg and spins it across Prince who moves back and works the ball on the leg side

65.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, that is pitched way outside leg and Prince pads it away

65.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, fuller ball outside leg stump, Prince leans forward and plays the ball on the leg side

65.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, 3 runs, over-pitched on leg stump, Prince flicks firmly off his pads past Ishant at midwicket, Chawla runs across from deep backward square leg to field

South Africa 206/5   AG Prince 14* (46b)

66.1

Chawla to Prince, no run, tossed up outside off stump from over the wicket and the ball spins back into the left-hander who thrusts his pad out and defends

66.2

Chawla to Prince, no run, defended on the leg side off the back foot

66.3

Chawla to Prince, no run, Prince uses his feet to come out of the crease and flicks to the fielder at midwicket

66.4

Chawla to Prince, no run, Prince leans forward to defend but gets hit on the pad outside the line of off stump

66.5

Chawla to Prince, no run, defended on the front foot towards silly point

66.6

Chawla to Prince, no run, flighted delivery pitches outside off stump, Prince pads it away off the front foot

South Africa 206/5   AG Prince 14* (52b)

68.1

Chawla to Prince, 2 runs, swept from middle and off stump towards deep square leg for two more to Prince

68.2

Chawla to Prince, no run, bowled flatter through the air on middle, Prince flicks off the front foot to Harbhajan at midwicket

68.3

Chawla to Prince, no run, that was the googly which Prince defended off the back foot to Chawla

68.4

Chawla to Prince, no run, defended on the back foot towards the leg side

68.5

Chawla to Prince, 1 leg bye, Prince leans forward to defend but gets hit on the pad outside the line of off stump, they steal a leg bye towards the vacant silly mid off region

South Africa 209/5   AG Prince 16* (57b)

69.1

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, tossed up into the left-hander, Prince defends on the back foot

69.2

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, Prince went back to defend but the ball angles into the left-hander and spins away from him, he gets beaten

69.3

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, defended on the front foot towards silly point

69.4

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, Prince moves back and works the ball off his pads towards the leg side, incidentally Prince hasn't scored on the off side as yet

69.5

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

69.6

Harbhajan Singh to Prince, no run, bowled flatter through the air outside off stump, Prince stays in his crease and blocks

South Africa 209/5   AG Prince 16* (63b)

71.1

Sehwag to Prince, no run, Sehwag drifts the ball into the left-hander, Prince goes back to play the ball on the leg side but misses

71.2

Sehwag to Prince, no run, defended on the front foot to silly point

71.3

Sehwag to Prince, no run, bowled flat through the air on off stump, defended on the front foot

71.4

Sehwag to Prince, no run, that's too short outside off stump, Prince goes back to cut but can't beat Ganguly at cover point

71.5

Sehwag to Prince, no run, Prince comes forward and blocks to silly point

71.6

Sehwag to Prince, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Prince goes on to the back foot and defends to silly point, that kept a little low

South Africa 215/5   AG Prince 16* (69b)

73.1

Sehwag to Prince, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

73.2

Sehwag to Prince, OUT, lbw! Sehwag goes round the wicket and drifts the ball with the arm into Prince who tries to defend on the back foot, he misses and gets hit on the pad, the ball would have gone on to hit off stump but the impact was perhaps marginally outside off but Doctrove didn't think so and sent Prince on his way, it's been a struggle for Prince on this pitch

AG Prince lbw b Sehwag 16 (105m 71b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.53

South Africa 215/6   AG Prince 16 (71b)
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Series Results
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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 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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