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

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73.3

Sehwag to Morkel, no run, bowled full on middle stump, Morkel defends on the back foot

73.4

Sehwag to Morkel, no run, Morkel leans forward to defend but the ball spins past his outside edge

73.5

Sehwag to Morkel, no run, played off the back foot towards the fielder at silly point

73.6

Sehwag to Morkel, 2 runs, a bit too short and Morkel cuts off the back foot through point where Sreesanth gives chase

South Africa 217/6   M Morkel 2* (4b)

74.6

Chawla to Morkel, 2 runs, flighted delivery on middle stump, Morkel clears his front foot out of the way and drives the ball uppishly past the bowler

South Africa 222/6   M Morkel 4* (5b)

75.2

Sehwag to Morkel, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, Morkel waits for the ball to turn away from him and cuts it firmly into the gap at point for four

75.3

Sehwag to Morkel, FOUR, this time the ball is too close to cut but Morkel attempts it anyway, he gets an thick outside edge through backward point for four more

75.4

Sehwag to Morkel, no run, bowled flatter through the air outside off stump, Morkel lets it go

75.5

Sehwag to Morkel, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

75.6

Sehwag to Morkel, no run, that one spun and bounced sharply away from the left-hander, Morkel lets it go again

South Africa 231/6   M Morkel 12* (10b 2x4)

76.4

Chawla to Morkel, FOUR, over pitched from Chawla and Morkel uses his feet to get to the pitch of the ball and drives straight, the timing is splendid and the ball races to the boundary

76.5

Chawla to Morkel, 1 run, played off the back foot towards the off side

South Africa 241/6   M Morkel 17* (12b 3x4)

77.1

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, tossed up from round the wicket, the ball spins away from Morkel who lets it go

77.2

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, flighted delivery on middle stump, Morkel goes back and defends

77.3

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, tossed up on off stump, Morkel comes forward and plays no shot, the ball spins past off stump

77.4

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, no run, straighter line from Harbhajan, Morkel defends to short leg

77.5

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, OUT, caught! Morkel moves on to the back foot to cut - a shot he has played twice with success - but this time he's beaten by the spin and the high bounce, he gets an edge to Dravid who takes the catch at first slip

M Morkel c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 17 (19m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

South Africa 241/7   M Morkel 17 (17b 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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