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

33.1

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, no run, loud appeal for lbw first up, Smith moves a long way across his stump and tries to play across the line, Smith misses and gets hit in line of off stump, the ball was turning into middle and leg, that looked rather out but Doctrove didn't think so

33.2

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, 1 run, played off the pads towards the leg side for a single

33.3

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, Amla makes room and drives powerfully towards point

33.4

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 1 run, cut off the back foot to the fielder on the point boundary

33.5

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, no run, another loud appeal as Smith misses the sweep and gets hit on the pad just outside the line of off stump

33.6

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, no run, Smith moves forward and defends back towards the bowler

South Africa 114/1   Yuvraj Singh 1-0-2-0

35.1

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, defended on the front foot towards silly point

35.2

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, Amla moves forward and defends confidently on the off side

35.3

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, FOUR, that's a terrible long hop from Yuvraj, it keeps a little low but Amla has plenty of time to move back and pull through midwicket for four

35.4

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 1 run, tossed up outside off from round the wicket, Amla drives firmly off the front foot through cover

35.5

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, no run, Smith moves forward and defends back towards the bowler

35.6

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, 1 run, full toss on the pads and Smith flicks through square leg for a single

South Africa 121/1   Yuvraj Singh 2-0-8-0

37.1

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, defended on the front foot towards silly point

37.2

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, Amla moves back and defends towards Yuvraj

37.3

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 1 run, too short outside off stump, Amla moves back and drives through cover point

37.4

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, 1 run, Smith moves forward and across and nudges the ball towards midwicket for a single

37.5

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, Amla tries to play on the back foot but the ball keeps low outside off stump and he gets a bottom edge into the ground

37.6

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, edged but it doesn't carry! Yuvraj drifted the ball into the right-hander from round the wicket and spun it away from him, Amla tried to defend on the front foot but got an outside edge which fell short of Dravid at first slip

South Africa 125/1   Yuvraj Singh 3-0-10-0

39.1

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, defended on the front foot towards the off side

39.2

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, that one went straight through from Yuvraj, Amla defends on the back foot

39.3

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, drifts down leg side and Amla tries to sweep but doesn't make proper contact

39.4

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, flighted delivery on off stump, Amla leans forward and drives towards mid-off

39.5

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, Yuvraj slips down leg side again, Amla tries to play the leg glance but misses

39.6

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, Amla moves back to a flatter ball on off stump and forces it towards cover

South Africa 125/1   Yuvraj Singh 4-1-10-0

41.1

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, pushed off the back foot towards point by Amla

41.2

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 2 runs, Amla leans forward and nudges the ball off his pads towards long leg, Yuvraj was a bit too straight on that occasion

41.3

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves right back and works the ball off his pads through midwicket

41.4

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, no run, bowled slowly through the air from over the wicket to the left-hander, Smith moves on to the front foot and blocks

41.5

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, no run, Smith comes forward and pushes the ball back towards the bowler

41.6

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, no run, Smith leans forward and pushes the ball towards midwicket

South Africa 132/1   Yuvraj Singh 5-1-13-0

43.1

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, a bit too short from Yuvraj on off stump, Amla moves back and plays the ball towards mid-off for one

43.2

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, the ball turns away from the right-hander after pitching around off, Amla begins to play at it but pulls his bat out of the line of the ball

43.3

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, defended off the back foot towards silly point

43.4

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 1 run, fuller ball on off stump, Amla comes forward and drives through cover for one more

43.5

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, 1 run, Smith moves back and across and glances the ball off his pads towards deep backward square leg

43.6

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 1 run, Amla moves back and plays the ball on the off side for a single

South Africa 138/1   Yuvraj Singh 6-1-16-0

45.1

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, FOUR, too short from Yuvraj, Smith moves back and uses the room outside off stump to cut past point for four more

45.2

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, no run, bowled flat through the air on leg stump from round the wicket, Smith defends to short leg

45.3

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, SIX, Smith goes air borne and he's cleared the boundary! Smith gets under a flighted delivery and lofts Yuvraj over deep midwicket, there is a fielder in the deep but he's gone over him

45.4

Yuvraj Singh to Smith, OUT, caught! Yuvraj comes back and how! He bowls a flat and quicker delivery on middle and off stump, Smith comes forward to defend, the ball bounces a little more and hits Smith on the glove and bobs up towards short leg where Jaffer dives forward to hold a low catch

GC Smith c Jaffer b Yuvraj Singh 69 (194m 134b 8x4 2x6) SR: 51.49

45.5

Yuvraj Singh to Kallis, 1 run

45.6

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 1 run, flat on off stump, another single as Amla punches off the back foot to cover

South Africa 154/2   Yuvraj Singh 7-1-28-1

47.1

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, tossed up on off stump, Amla moves on to the front foot and blocks

47.2

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, bowled flatter through the air on off stump, defended on the back foot towards the off side

47.3

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, fuller ball but Amla stays in his crease and drives towards cover where Laxman dives and saves runs

47.4

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, that was the one that goes straight on from Yuvraj, Amla moves back and tries to play across the line and gets hit on the pad, there's a loud appeal but it might have missed leg stump

47.5

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, no run, cut hard off the back foot towards point

47.6

Yuvraj Singh to Amla, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, Amla moves forward and drives to mid-off, he calls for the single quickly, well run

South Africa 160/2   Yuvraj Singh 8-1-29-1

78.1

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, drifts on to leg stump, Boucher works the ball off his pads behind square for a single

78.2

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, 1 run, Harris moves on to the front foot and plays the paddle sweep towards fine leg to get off the mark

78.3

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, pushed towards midwicket for a single

78.4

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run, bowled flat through the air on off stump, defended on the off side

78.5

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run, bowled flat and straight on off and middle stump, defended on the front foot

78.6

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run, Harris moves on to the front foot and lets the ball go through to Dhoni outside off stump

South Africa 244/7   Yuvraj Singh 9-1-32-1

80.1

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, defended back to the bowler on the front foot

80.2

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, too short and too wide, Boucher waits on the back foot and cuts to point

80.3

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, the line is too straight on middle and leg, Boucher moves across and nudges the ball through midwicket

80.4

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run, Harris gets on to the front foot and defends

80.5

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run, Harris moves on to the front foot and defends on the off side

80.6

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run, bowled quick down leg side, Harris misses the leg glance and Dhoni collects

South Africa 246/7   Yuvraj Singh 10-1-33-1

82.1

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, bowled flatter through the air on off stump, driven off the front foot to long-off, South Africa bring up 250, that's a competitive score on this pitch

82.2

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, no run, defended on the front foot on the off side

82.3

Yuvraj Singh to Harris, 1 run, full toss and Harris hammers it past the bowler, Sreesanth dives to his right from mid-off and saves the boundary

82.4

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, that bounced sharply from off stump, Harris tried to defend on the front foot but got hit on the glove

82.5

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, FOUR, that's a rank long hop and Harris helps himself, he pulls with a lot of power to the midwicket boundary, the ball bounces off the boundary rope and hits a ball boy in the mouth, ouch

82.6

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, defended back towards the bowler on the front foot

South Africa 255/7   Yuvraj Singh 11-1-39-1
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Series Results
India v South Africa at Kanpur - Apr 11-13, 2008
India won by 8 wickets
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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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