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

17.1

Chawla to McKenzie, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

17.2

Chawla to McKenzie, no run, tossed up outside leg stump from over the wicket, the ball spins across McKenzie who pads it away

17.3

Chawla to McKenzie, no run, McKenzie moves back and across and nudges the ball off his pads towards square leg

17.4

Chawla to McKenzie, FOUR, McKenzie uses his feet to come down the track and drives the ball straight, Ishant can't cut it off at mid-on and it races to the boundary

17.5

Chawla to McKenzie, OUT, stumped! McKenzie tries to jump out of crease and hit Chawla down the ground, this time he gets beaten by the flight and is no where close to making contact, it didn't turn a lot but enough to beat the bat, Dhoni collects cleanly and demolishes off stump with McKenzie a long way out of his crease, Chawla breaks through in his first over

ND McKenzie st †Dhoni b Chawla 36 (93m 57b 5x4 0x6) SR: 63.15

17.6

Chawla to Amla, no run, fuller ball on off stump, driven off the front foot towards extra cover

South Africa 61/1   PP Chawla 1-0-4-1

19.1

Chawla to Amla, no run, flighted nicely by Piyush on leg and middle, Amla defends on the front foot

19.2

Chawla to Amla, no run, Amla gets behind the line on the front foot and blocks, "Nice one, nice one PC," chirps Dhoni.

19.3

Chawla to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

19.4

Chawla to Amla, no run, bowled quicker through the air outside off stump, the ball spins away from Amla who moves back and defends on the off side

19.5

Chawla to Amla, no run, Amla stays back and flicks the ball against the turn towards midwicket

19.6

Chawla to Amla, no run, Amla drives towards the off side, Chawla finishes a tight second over, it's a maiden

South Africa 63/1   PP Chawla 2-1-4-1

21.1

Chawla to Amla, no run, defended on the front foot

21.2

Chawla to Amla, no run, cut forcefully off the back foot to point

21.3

Chawla to Amla, no run, Amla tried to sweep but the ball bounced sharply and struck him on the visior of his helmet

21.4

Chawla to Amla, 1 run, pushed towards cover on the front foot for a sharp single

21.5

Chawla to Smith, 1 run, bowled flatter through the air on middle and leg, Smith tries to work the ball off his pas but doesn't make proper contact

21.6

Chawla to Amla, FOUR, too short from Chawla, Amla has enough time to rock back and pull the ball through midwicket for four

South Africa 69/1   PP Chawla 3-1-10-1

23.1

Chawla to Amla, 2 runs, a bit too short from Chawla outside off stump, Amla moves back and across and cuts past point

23.2

Chawla to Amla, no run, tossed up on off stump, it was the googly and Amla came forward to play the ball towards midwicket

23.3

Chawla to Amla, 1 run, a fraction short once again, Amla moves back and plays it late off his pads behind square

23.4

Chawla to Smith, no run, the googly turns a long way and Smith didn't read it at all, he tried to defend on the back foot but got hit on the pad, that would have missed off but Smith was comprehensively beaten

23.5

Chawla to Smith, no run, nudged off the pads towards the leg side

23.6

Chawla to Smith, FOUR, Smith tries to sweep but he's in an awkward position and gets a bottom edge which runs past leg slip for four to the fine leg boundary

South Africa 78/1   PP Chawla 4-1-17-1

25.1

Chawla to Smith, no run, bowled flat through the air outside off stump from over the wicket, Smith moves back and defends towards the bowler

25.2

Chawla to Smith, no run, Smith comes forward this time and defends towards Chawla

25.3

Chawla to Smith, no run, Smith gets down on one knee and attempts to sweep fro outside off, the ball spins into him and hits the pad outside the line of off stump

25.4

Chawla to Smith, no run, Smith waits in his crease and works the ball off his pads to square leg

25.5

Chawla to Smith, FOUR, Smith moves dangerously across his stumps and glances the ball off his pads past leg slip, Jaffer runs across on the fine leg boudnary and makes a feeble attempt to stop the ball with his foot, that is an unacceptable level of commitment at this level

25.6

Chawla to Smith, 1 run, Smith once again gets down on one knee and sweeps towards long leg

South Africa 85/1   PP Chawla 5-1-22-1

27.1

Chawla to Amla, FOUR, bowled slowly through the air outside off stump, Amla moves back and waits until the last moment before cutting firmly through cover for four, extremely well struck, Chawla needs to make the batsmen come forward

27.2

Chawla to Amla, no run, defended on the back foot, that pitched on leg and middle and spun across

27.3

Chawla to Amla, 1 run, nudged off the pads on the back foot for a single

27.4

Chawla to Smith, no run, Smith leans forward to a flighted delivery and defends

27.5

Chawla to Smith, no run, nice flight from Chawla but his pace is a bit too slow, Smith comes forward and defends

27.6

Chawla to Smith, 1 run, Smith moves his front foot across and sweeps Chawla from off stump towards long leg

South Africa 93/1   PP Chawla 6-1-28-1

29.1

Chawla to Smith, no run, that was the googly and once again Smith didn't pick it, he tried to work the ball off his pads with the leg spin but got a leading edge towards the bowler

29.2

Chawla to Smith, 1 run, this time it's the legbreak and Smith gets down on one knee and sweeps to deep square leg

29.3

Chawla to Amla, 1 run, that was short and the ball kept low as well, Amla moves back to pull and places it behind square leg

29.4

Chawla to Smith, no run, Smith once again mis-hits it, he was trying to drive through the off side but mis-cued it towards mid-on

29.5

Chawla to Smith, no run, Smith moved across his stumps to play the leg glance, Chawla pitches the ball outside off and spins it past leg stump

29.6

Chawla to Smith, FOUR, this time Smith connects well, he forces the ball off his pads into the gap at midwicket for four, there were shouts of "catch" but it was well placed

South Africa 100/1   PP Chawla 7-1-34-1

31.1

Chawla to Amla, no run, tossed up on off stump, Amla moves back and pushes towards cover

31.2

Chawla to Amla, no run, flighted delivery pitches around off stump and spins away from Amla who moves forward and shoulders arms

31.3

Chawla to Amla, no run, Amla stays back this time and plays the ball towards point after it turns away from him

31.4

Chawla to Amla, 1 run, the googly this time and Amla once again waits for the turn into him before cutting to Yuvraj at deep point

31.5

Chawla to Smith, SIX, shot! and what a way to bring up 50, Smith moved forward to a flighted delivery and lofted Chawla cleanly over the deep midwicket boundary, he's hit that with some power and cleared the boundary easily, Smith's made it count after winning the toss

31.6

Chawla to Smith, no run, bowled flatter through the air down leg side, Dhoni moves to his right to collect

South Africa 108/1   PP Chawla 8-1-41-1

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

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

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   PP Chawla 9-1-42-2

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

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   PP Chawla 10-1-43-2

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   PP Chawla 11-2-43-2

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

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   PP Chawla 12-2-45-2

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   PP Chawla 13-2-51-2

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   PP Chawla 14-3-51-2

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

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   PP Chawla 15-3-56-2

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

76.4

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

76.6

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

South Africa 241/6   PP Chawla 16-3-66-2
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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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