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

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

South Africa 61/1   GC Smith 23* (51b 3x4)   PP Chawla 0.5-0-4-1

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

South Africa 152/2   HM Amla 44* (84b 5x4)   Yuvraj Singh 6.4-1-26-1

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

South Africa 160/3   JH Kallis 1* (1b)   I Sharma 7.4-0-40-1

49.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, OUT, bowled again! Kallis moves back and across to defend one that pitched around off and spun into him, he misses and gets hit on the thigh, the ball bounces off the thigh, hits the back of Kallis' gloves and then ricochets back on to the stumps, Kallis looks bewildered but he has to go

JH Kallis b Harbhajan Singh 1 (22m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

South Africa 161/4   AG Prince 0* (3b)   Harbhajan Singh 16-4-26-1

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

South Africa 199/5   AG Prince 10* (34b)   PP Chawla 8.2-1-41-2

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

South Africa 215/6   MV Boucher 9* (29b 1x4)   V Sehwag 4.2-2-7-1

77.5

Harbhajan Singh to Morkel, OUT, caught! Morkel moves on to the back foot to cut - a shot he has played twice with success - but this time he's beaten by the spin and the high bounce, he gets an edge to Dravid who takes the catch at first slip

M Morkel c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh 17 (19m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

South Africa 241/7   MV Boucher 18* (39b 2x4)   Harbhajan Singh 26.5-7-47-2

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

South Africa 264/8   PL Harris 11* (25b 2x4)   I Sharma 11.2-0-55-2

86.4

Harbhajan Singh to Steyn, OUT, caught! that's a smart catch by Kaif at first slip, it was the quicker ball on middle and off stump, Steyn tried to reverse sweep and the ball went straight off the edge to first slip, South Africa are nine down

DW Steyn c sub (M Kaif) b Harbhajan Singh 0 (8m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 265/9   PL Harris 12* (28b 2x4)   Harbhajan Singh 30.4-9-52-3

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   M Ntini 0* (2b)   I Sharma 12.3-1-55-3
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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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