South Africa tour of India, 3rd Test: India v South Africa at Kanpur, Apr 11-13, 2008
India won by 8 wickets
Played at Green Park, Kanpur
11,12,13 April 2008 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
50.4

Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, short of a length delivery jags back into the right-hander, de Villiers nudges the ball off his hips towards short leg for a single

South Africa 165/4   AB de Villiers 1* (1b)
51.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, de Villiers leans forward and works the ball past leg slip for a single

51.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, bowled flatter through the air on off and middle, de Villiers moves back and nudges the ball off his pads behind square

51.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers gets on to the front foot and defends towards silly point

South Africa 171/4   AB de Villiers 3* (4b)
52.2

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

52.3

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, a full ball swings back into de Villiers who stays in his crease and defends towards the off side, Ishant's a far more effective bowler against the right-hander

52.4

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, pitches on a good length around off stump and angles into de Villiers who strides forward and defends solidly with bat and pad close together

52.5

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, a bit too full this time on middle stump, de Villiers stays in his crease and pushes the ball towards mid-on

52.6

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, excellent ball! Ishant pitched outside off stump and brought the ball back into de Villiers who began to leave it and then decided to defend, he was late on the shot and was beaten

South Africa 173/4   AB de Villiers 3* (9b)
53.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers moves on to the front foot and blocks

South Africa 174/4   AB de Villiers 3* (10b)
54.2

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, short of a length delivery pitches outside off stump and moves a fraction away from the right-hander, de Villiers defends off the back foot on the off side

54.3

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, good length delivery on off stump, de Villiers strides forward and defends once again

54.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, fuller ball on off stump, Sreesanth is trying to seam it away from de Villiers who comes forward and drives towards mid-off

54.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, good length from Sreesanth at 120 kmh around off stump, de Villiers gets behind the line on the back foot and defends

54.6

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers watchfully defends the final ball before tea on the back foot towards the leg side

South Africa 175/4   AB de Villiers 3* (15b)
56.1

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, full and in the slot to be driven except de Villiers mistimes his shot

56.2

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, slower ball, hitting a wide length and gently moving away, de Villiers is comfortable leaving it alone, and rightfully so

56.3

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, loose delivery slips out Sreesanth's hand, ending up a full toss which de Villiers slaps towards point, Yuvraj does the fielding, should have been spanked

56.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, better length outside off stump, de Villiers leaves it be this time

56.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, fuller now, as he strives for swing, nearly a yorker which de Villiers drives at and ends up inside-edging towards square leg

56.6

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 run, some movement there but the line's all wrong, too full and straight and de Villiers clips it off the pads into the yawning gap at midwicket

South Africa 176/4   AB de Villiers 4* (21b)
57.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, flat on the stumps as he sees him advancing, de Villiers gets bat on it and turns it through short leg's feet

South Africa 177/4   AB de Villiers 5* (22b)
58.1

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 2 runs, good length but the line is on leg stump, de Villiers moves back and glances it off his pads towards fine leg for a quick two

58.2

Sreesanth to de Villiers, (no ball) FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, that's an awful ball and de Villiers cuts it hard over point for over, Sreesanth had over-stepped as well

58.2

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 wide, Sreesanth bangs it in very short at 135.6 kmh and the ball springs over de Villiers' head, Asad Rauf calls it wide for height, that was really too high but the ball dipped and bounced before it reached Dhoni

58.2

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, short again and this time de Villiers moves back and defends

58.3

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, short of a length and wide outside off stump, de Villiers lets it go and the ball bounces a second time before reaching Dhoni, strange tactics from Sreesanth and thoroughly ineffective

58.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, good length ball on off stump, de Villiers gets behind the line and defends

58.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 run, a full ball swings into de Villiers who pushes it towards mid-on and immediately sets off for the single

South Africa 186/4   AB de Villiers 12* (28b 1x4)
59.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, big turn for Harbhajan from outside off into de Villiers, he gets into a big tangle while defending

59.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, tossed up on middle stump, de Villiers works the ball off his pads through midwicket

59.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flatter through the air on off stump, de Villiers leans forward and defends

59.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, de Villiers charges, de Villiers connects and the balls sails over the boundary. de Villiers leaps down the track and lofts Harbhajan with the turn over midwicket, he wasn't in complete control and he took his bottom hand off the bat but he connected well enough, the ball bounces on the boundary rope so it's four

59.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, defended on the back foot towards the leg side

59.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers moves across his stumps and sweeps towards fine leg to keep the strike

South Africa 193/4   AB de Villiers 19* (34b 2x4)
60.1

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, short of a length ball on off stump at 124 kmh, de Villiers calmly gets behind the line and defends with a straight bat

60.2

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, that's overpitched outside off stump, de Villiers leans into the cover drive off the front foot but can't beat the fielder

60.3

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, good length ball on off and middle stump at 124 kmh, it stops on de Villiers who was early on the front-foot defence, the ball lobs back but falls well short of the bowler

60.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, FOUR, too full outside off stump, de Villiers creams it towards Harbhajan at cover who makes an awful attempt to the field the ball and lets it go right past him for four to the cover boundary, pathetic effort

60.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 run, a full toss swings into de Villiers who flicks it off his pads towards long leg

South Africa 198/4   AB de Villiers 24* (39b 3x4)
61.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers moves back and across and works a delivery that turns into him towards square leg

61.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, de Villiers comes on to the front foot to smother the spin and defends towards short leg

61.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, bowled quicker through the air on off stump, de Villiers gets behind the line and defends back to the bowler

61.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, de Villiers uses his feet to step out and drives Harbhajan straight towards long-on where Yuvraj cuts off the boundary

South Africa 199/4   AB de Villiers 25* (43b 3x4)
62.1

Chawla to de Villiers, no run, bowled quicker through the air on middle stump, de Villiers moves back and defends towards the bowler

62.2

Chawla to de Villiers, OUT, caught! de Villiers moves back to pull but he's playing the shot against the turn, the ball hits the bottom of the bat and goes high in the air towards midwicket where Ganguly settles under the catch, Chawla once again strikes in the first over of his spell

AB de Villiers c Ganguly b Chawla 25 (55m 45b 3x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

South Africa 199/5   AB de Villiers 25 (45b 3x4)
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