South Africa tour of India, 2007/08 / Wicket commentary

South Africa in India Test Series - 3rd Test

India v South Africa

India won by 8 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

4.6

Steyn to Sehwag, OUT, lbw! South Africa are thrilled! Steyn follows several short balls with a good length one that pitches just outside off and angles into the right-hander, Sehwag hardly moves his feet while trying to defend and gets hit in line with off stump, that ball is heading for middle stump and Asad Rauf raises the finger in a flash

V Sehwag lbw b Steyn 8 (21m 14b 2x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

India 18/1   W Jaffer 8* (16b 2x4)   DW Steyn 3-0-9-1

10.4

Morkel to Jaffer, OUT, lbw! Morkel fires in a full and fast ball angling into middle, Jaffer should have been playing straight but he tried to hit across the line while staying in his crease, he gets hit low on the pad in front of middle and falls over a little, Asad Rauf raises the finger after some thought, Morkel strikes in his first over

W Jaffer lbw b Morkel 15 (50m 34b 3x4 0x6) SR: 44.11

India 35/2   R Dravid 6* (16b 1x4)   M Morkel 0.4-0-0-1

41.1

Morkel to Dravid, OUT, caught! That's a vicious ball and Dravid is hurt as well, a good length ball pitches outside off stump and rears up sharply at Dravid who comes half forward and tries to defend, the ball angles into the right-hander and the bounce is so steep that the ball smashes into Dravid's glove and lobs up to de Villiers at gully, Dravid is in pain as he walks off the ground

R Dravid c de Villiers b Morkel 29 (151m 106b 4x4 0x6) SR: 27.35

India 113/3   VVS Laxman 48* (95b 7x4)   M Morkel 5.1-1-23-2

43.5

Morkel to Laxman, OUT, bowled him! what a delivery from Morkel, it was on a good length and it swung into Laxman who moved forward and tried to play the ball on the leg side, the ball straightened off the pitch after swinging into the right-hander and hits the top of off stump, brilliant stuff and South Africa have picked up a massive wicket

VVS Laxman b Morkel 50 (138m 103b 7x4 0x6) SR: 48.54

India 123/4   SC Ganguly 7* (9b 1x4)   M Morkel 6.5-1-29-3

60.6

Harris to Yuvraj Singh, OUT, caught! de Villiers takes it in the deep! Yuvraj gets down on one knee and tries to sweep from off stump, he plays a short arm sweep and gets a top edge in front of square leg, de Villiers moves to his left in the deep and and holds on to a flat catch while he's on the run

Yuvraj Singh c de Villiers b Harris 32 (75m 57b 6x4 0x6) SR: 56.14

India 188/5   SC Ganguly 38* (55b 5x4 1x6)   PL Harris 22-7-66-1

76.1

Harris to Dhoni, OUT, stumped! Dhoni charges down the track and has a wild heave at the ball, Harris bowls a flat ball outside off stump, it kept a little low but Dhoni was never going to make contact, Boucher collects cleanly and breaks the stumps with Dhoni well short

MS Dhoni st †Boucher b Harris 32 (74m 54b 5x4 0x6) SR: 59.25

India 248/6   SC Ganguly 66* (92b 7x4 1x6)   PL Harris 27.1-7-81-2

82.5

Steyn to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, that is quick and straight from Steyn, Harbhajan stays on the back foot and moves across his crease, he gets hit flush on the pad, Asad Rauf makes a quick decision and raises the finger

Harbhajan Singh lbw b Steyn 6 (32m 21b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

India 268/7   SC Ganguly 80* (111b 8x4 1x6)   DW Steyn 13.5-1-51-2

85.6

Ntini to Chawla, OUT, caught! Chawla tries to pull a short of a length ball, the length isn't that short and the ball is on to him a bit quicker, he connects with the high part of the bat and hits it straight to Smith at mid-on

PP Chawla c Smith b Ntini 4 (17m 12b 1x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

India 279/8   SC Ganguly 87* (118b 9x4 1x6)   M Ntini 18-6-37-1

86.1

Steyn to Ganguly, OUT, Ganguly tries to play the big shot, he moves his front foot out of the way and tries to loft over the off side, he slices it straight to Amla who is just outside the circle at extra cover, India have lost two in two

SC Ganguly c Amla b Steyn 87 (219m 119b 9x4 1x6) SR: 73.10

India 279/9   S Sreesanth 0* (0b)   DW Steyn 15.1-1-55-3

99.4

Harris to Sreesanth, OUT, caught! Sreesanth comes forward to drive a flighted delivery and plays it in the air towards Prince at short cover who takes a simple catch towards his right, that's the end of the innings

S Sreesanth c Prince b Harris 29 (64m 44b 5x4 0x6) SR: 65.90

India 325/10   I Sharma 14* (38b 2x4)   PL Harris 32.4-8-101-3
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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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