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
1.1

Sharma to Smith, no run, 136.2 kmh, good length delivery slants across the left-hander, Smith pushes at it and gets beaten

1.2

Sharma to Smith, no run, Ishant seams the ball away from Smith, it keeps a touch low as well, Smith lets it go through to Dhoni

1.3

Sharma to Smith, 1 wide, now that has moved a long way away from Smith, Dhoni leaps across first slip to take it, Doctrove signals wide

1.3

Sharma to Smith, no run, good length delivery pitches around off and seams away from Smith, left alone

1.4

Sharma to Smith, no run, fuller ball pitches outside off stump and moves away from Smith who gets on to the front foot and shoulders arms

1.5

Sharma to Smith, 2 runs, Smith's off the mark, he moves towards the ball outside off stump and dabs it from a good length past Yuvraj at point, the outfield at Green Park is pretty quick so Smith comes back for the second

1.6

Sharma to Smith, FOUR, too straight now from Ishant, Smith moves across his stumps and nudges the ball through midwicket, he's timed it superbly and the ball races across the outfield, Ganguly is in pursuit but he hasn't a hope

South Africa 11/0   I Sharma 1-0-7-0
3.1

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, good length and line from Ishant outside off stump, McKenzie lets it go

3.2

Sharma to McKenzie, FOUR, a full ball swings into McKenzie who stays in his crease and pushes hard at the ball, it straightens a little off the pitch and the outside edge flies past third slip to the third man boundary

3.3

Sharma to McKenzie, FOUR, that's a short ball which doesn't bounce, McKenzie has enough time to wait on the front foot and pull the ball from outside off stump past mid-on for another boundary

3.4

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, wide outside the off stump this time, it's too far away from McKenzie for the batsmen to play a shot

3.5

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, 136.4 kmh, good length delivery outside off, McKenzie gets on to the front foot and lets it go

3.6

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, good length delivery angling into the right-hander, McKenzie strides forward and defends on the off side

South Africa 20/0   I Sharma 2-0-15-0
5.1

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, back of a length outside off stump, 136ks, left alone

5.2

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, works it wider of the stumps this time but McKenzie wants nothing to do with it, just inching his front foot across and shouldering arms

5.3

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, much fuller and straighter and McKenzie drives to mid-off

5.4

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, back of a good length, no real movement, stays lower as he leaves

5.5

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, similar stuff really, as Ishant hits it back of a length and tries to entice McKenzie into a loose shot, but he confidently covers off stump and leaves

5.6

Sharma to McKenzie, FOUR, now thats connected, McKenzie cashing in on the extra width with a firm spank past Yuvraj at backward point, who didn't move at all

South Africa 26/0   I Sharma 3-0-19-0
7.1

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, gets some width and tries his preferred dab towards gully but is tangled up and makes a hash of it, the ball dribbles towards the slips

7.2

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, fuller and a touch slower, sucking McKenzie into a front-foot defensive and then beating him with the angle

7.3

Sharma to McKenzie, 2 runs, good length but McKenzie gets right over it and defends with soft hands, well played, easing it past slips and down to the vacant third man position

7.4

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, bit of width again and McKenzie goes for the steer, but its intercepted well by Sehwag at gully

7.5

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, better length, tempting McKenzie to come forward and drive but he covers the line and shoulders arms

7.6

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, much fuller, searching for the yorker, McKenzie gets forward and jams it out to midwicket, and with that its drinks at Green Park

South Africa 30/0   I Sharma 4-0-21-0
9.1

Sharma to Smith, FOUR, Ishant pitches outside leg stump and brings the ball into the pads, Smith moves back and forces the ball off his pads through square leg, Smith helps himself to four more

9.2

Sharma to Smith, no run, Smith moves back and pushes the ball towards midwicket, better line but it's still a fraction too straight

9.3

Sharma to Smith, no run, Ishant fires in the yorker and beats Smith for pace, Smith was beginning to come forward but was caught by surprise

9.4

Sharma to Smith, no run, good length delivery pitches outside off and slants away from Smith who lets the ball go

9.5

Sharma to Smith, 1 run, good length but the line is middle and leg which allows Smith to push the ball through midwicket for a single

9.6

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, good length ball outside off, it seams into McKenzie who tries to defend but gets beaten

South Africa 36/0   I Sharma 5-0-26-0
11.1

Sharma to McKenzie, no run, short of a length delivery angles into McKenzie from outside off stump, he waits in his crease and punches the ball towards Yuvraj at point

11.2

Sharma to McKenzie, 3 runs, too full, McKenzie moves forward and drives a half-volley from outside off stump past Yuvraj's right at point, Sreesanth runs across from the deep point boundary to save one run

11.3

Sharma to Smith, no run, Smith gets behind the line of the ball and pushes towards mid-on

11.4

Sharma to Smith, FOUR, Smith pushes at the ball and the thick outside edge flies past second slip - there's no third slip - to the third man boundary

11.5

Sharma to Smith, 2 runs, Smith leans forward and and tries to drive the ball towards the off side, he gets an inside edge towards fine leg

11.6

Sharma to Smith, no run, good length ball outside off stump, smith lets it go off the front foot

South Africa 45/0   I Sharma 6-0-35-0
46.1

Sharma to Amla, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Amla cuts hard off the back foot through backward point for four

46.2

Sharma to Amla, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Amla lets it go through to Dhoni

46.3

Sharma to Amla, no run, pushed towards cover on the front foot where Kaif fields and hits the stumps at the non-striker's end, he's on the field for Ganguly

46.4

Sharma to Amla, no run, good length ball outside off, played off the back foot towards point

46.5

Sharma to Amla, no run, Ishant's knocked Amla to the ground, with a yorker! That was bowled full and fast and seared into the blockhole, Amla tried to dig it out and fell over in his crease, that would have missed leg stump

46.6

Sharma to Amla, 1 run, Amla waits on the back foot and cuts a short of a length ball from outside off stump towards point, the ball went straight to Yuvraj who fumbled it to allow the single, Amla reaches 50, he's been awesome right through the series

South Africa 159/2   I Sharma 7-0-40-0
48.1

Sharma to Amla, no run, good length ball angles back into the right-hander from over the wicket, Amla moves forward and defends

48.2

Sharma to Amla, no run, Ishant's getting the ball to move back into Amla who moves forward and plays the ball towards midwicket

48.3

Sharma to Amla, no run, Ishant fires the yorker into off and middle stump, Amla manages to defend towards the off side

48.4

Sharma to Amla, OUT, bowled him! Ishant's been getting the ball to seam back into Amla and this time he gets beaten by the pace and the movement, Amla tries to defend from his crease but the ball thuds into his back pad before dislodging the leg bail, that was nearly 137 kmh

HM Amla b Sharma 51 (114m 101b 6x4 0x6) SR: 50.49

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   I Sharma 8-0-41-1
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

50.4

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

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   I Sharma 9-0-45-1
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

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   I Sharma 10-0-47-1
83.1

Sharma to Harris, no run, short of a length ball angles into Harris who tries to play the ball on the leg side and gets a leading edge towards the bowler

83.2

Sharma to Harris, FOUR, Harris waits in his crease and tries to drive a good length ball through the off side, the ball hits the outside edge which falls short of first slip but Laxman lets the ball go through for four runs to third man, he should have really stopped that

83.3

Sharma to Harris, FOUR, this time Ishant strays down leg side and Harris glances the ball off his pads to the fine leg boundary

83.4

Sharma to Harris, no run, good length delivery just outside off stump, that was 124 kmh, Harris lets it go through to Dhoni

83.5

Sharma to Harris, no run, the good length pins Harris is his crease as he defends on the off side

83.6

Sharma to Harris, no run, Ishant gets the ball to reverse into Harris from a good length, he defends on the back foot towards the bowler

South Africa 263/7   I Sharma 11-0-55-1
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

85.3

Sharma to Steyn, no run, full ball swings into the right-hander, pushed off the front foot towards cover

85.4

Sharma to Steyn, no run, again the ball swings into Steyn from outside off stump, Steyn stays in his crease and defends back towards the bowler

85.5

Sharma to Steyn, no run, Steyn hits the ball straight, too straight for he's hit the stumps at the bowler's end

85.6

Sharma to Steyn, no run, slower ball outside off stump at 107 kmh, Steyn whips it off the front foot towards midwicket

South Africa 264/8   I Sharma 12-1-55-2
87.1

Sharma to Harris, no run, Ishant strays down leg side, Harris tries to play the leg glance and dhoni collects superbly, almost nonchalantly with one hand, he appeals for a catch but it hit nothing

87.2

Sharma to Harris, no run, good length ball swings into off stump, Harris gets behind the line and defends on the back foot

87.3

Sharma to Harris, OUT, Ishant batters leg stump! It was a full ball which swung into the right-hander, Harris tried to slog it over long on and missed, the ball cannoned into the middle of leg stump and uprooted it, that is the end of the South African innings and that is also stumps on day one

PL Harris b Sharma 12 (44m 31b 2x4 0x6) SR: 38.70

South Africa 265/10   I Sharma 12.3-1-55-3
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