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

38.1

Sehwag to Smith, no run, angles the ball into the left-hander and spins it away from Smith who lets it go

38.2

Sehwag to Smith, no run, bowled quick outside off, Smith lets it go again

38.3

Sehwag to Smith, no run, bowled quick and flat outside off, Smith lets it go and the ball spins and bounces sharply towards Dhoni

38.4

Sehwag to Smith, no run, defended to silly point on the front foot

38.5

Sehwag to Smith, no run, spin bounce and turn for Sehwag from outside off stump, Smith doesn't play a shot at it

38.6

Sehwag to Smith, no run, left alone once again by Smith outside off stump

South Africa 125/1   V Sehwag 1-1-0-0

40.1

Sehwag to Smith, no run, bowled flat through the air into the left-hander from roudn the wicket, Smith defends on the front foot

40.2

Sehwag to Smith, no run, left alone outside off stump, that was flat and quick from Sehwag

40.3

Sehwag to Smith, no run, played off the back foot through square leg

40.4

Sehwag to Smith, FOUR, too full from Sehwag on middle stump, Smith comes forward and punches the ball past the bowler for four, he's placed that very straight and with a lot of power

40.5

Sehwag to Smith, no run, bowled slower through the air outside off, Smith moves back and lets it go

40.6

Sehwag to Smith, no run, Smith moves forward and shoulders arms to one that pitches just outside off and turns away

South Africa 129/1   V Sehwag 2-1-4-0

42.1

Sehwag to Amla, 3 runs, bowled flat and straight by Sehwag, Amla moves back and drives the ball straight to Sehwag who bends down to field it but lets the ball go right past him, shoddy shoddy effort

42.2

Sehwag to Smith, no run, bowled flat through the air outside off stump, Smith strides forward and lets it go

42.3

Sehwag to Smith, no run, Smith leans forward an defends a straighter ball on the leg side

42.4

Sehwag to Smith, no run, defended on the front foot back towards the bowler

42.5

Sehwag to Smith, no run, Sehwag drifts the ball into the left-hander and spins it away from Smith who tries to defend on the front foot, the ball spins past the outside edge

42.6

Sehwag to Smith, no run, defended on the back foot by Smith towards the leg side

South Africa 135/1   V Sehwag 3-1-7-0

71.1

Sehwag to Prince, no run, Sehwag drifts the ball into the left-hander, Prince goes back to play the ball on the leg side but misses

71.2

Sehwag to Prince, no run, defended on the front foot to silly point

71.3

Sehwag to Prince, no run, bowled flat through the air on off stump, defended on the front foot

71.4

Sehwag to Prince, no run, that's too short outside off stump, Prince goes back to cut but can't beat Ganguly at cover point

71.5

Sehwag to Prince, no run, Prince comes forward and blocks to silly point

71.6

Sehwag to Prince, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Prince goes on to the back foot and defends to silly point, that kept a little low

South Africa 215/5   V Sehwag 4-2-7-0

73.1

Sehwag to Prince, no run, defended on the front foot towards the leg side

73.2

Sehwag to Prince, OUT, lbw! Sehwag goes round the wicket and drifts the ball with the arm into Prince who tries to defend on the back foot, he misses and gets hit on the pad, the ball would have gone on to hit off stump but the impact was perhaps marginally outside off but Doctrove didn't think so and sent Prince on his way, it's been a struggle for Prince on this pitch

AG Prince lbw b Sehwag 16 (105m 71b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.53

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   V Sehwag 5-2-9-1

75.1

Sehwag to Boucher, 1 run, played off the pads behidn square leg for a single

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   V Sehwag 6-2-18-1
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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