South Africa in India Test Series - 1st Test

India v South Africa

South Africa won by an innings and 6 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, Three slips, gully and a slightly deep short-leg in the place. in the zone outside off stump, left alone

0.2

Steyn to Gambhir, 1 run, swings towards the pads, tucked to fine-leg region for a single

0.3

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, Hello! The first ball to Sehwag is a bouncer just outside off. Sehwag ducks.

0.4

Steyn to Sehwag, 1 run, short of length, around off stump line, pushed to extra cover for a single

0.5

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, full delivery, curves in from the middle stump line, Gambhir pushes it out to mid-on

0.6

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, in the channel outside off stump, left alone

India 2/0   DW Steyn 1-0-2-0

2.1

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, lifting delivery outside off stump, left alone by Sehwag

2.2

Steyn to Sehwag, 2 runs, full in length, curving around off stump, Sehwag pushes at it, checks his drive, and gets it through extra cover for couple of runs

2.3

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, bouncer on the middle stump line and Sehwag gets under

2.4

Steyn to Sehwag, FOUR, full in length and slipping to the pads, Sehwag whips it through midwicket to pick up a boundary.

2.5

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, length delivery on the middle stump line, pushed back to Steyn who throws it back at the stumps and it hits Sehwag's pad. Steyn puts his hand up in apology

2.6

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, length delivery, pushed out to the off side

India 21/0   DW Steyn 2-0-8-0

4.1

Steyn to Sehwag, 2 runs, Sehwag starts with a forward defensive, past cover, gets a couple of runs

4.2

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, length ball, wide off, shaping away, left alone

4.3

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, goes for the bouncer, Sehwag sees it early, and gets under it

4.4

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, just back of a length, around off, Sehwag goes back and across, and defends solidly

4.5

Steyn to Sehwag, FOUR, crashed away through point, the width, the width, and he is all over it

4.6

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, fuller and straighter this time, shaping away, crisply driven one bounce to short cover

India 31/0   DW Steyn 3-0-14-0

6.1

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, full and curving around off stump, driven to right of short cover

6.2

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, in the channel around the off stump, shaping away from short of length, Sehwag pushes inside the line and the ball curves past the bat..

6.3

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, fuller, around off stump, Sehwag reaches out to drive to mid-off.

6.4

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, this one kicks up from short of length around the off stump, Sehwag pushes it out to the off side

6.5

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, in the zone outside off, full and shaping away, Sehwag lets it fly past him

6.6

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, not all that far away from the off stump, Sehwag tries to create room as he attempts to slash it away but is unable to quite free his arms as he would have liked and the ball rolls away to point

India 31/1   DW Steyn 4-1-14-0

8.1

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, well outside off stump, short in length, Sehwag chases it, tries to go for a cut but its wide and he only gets an bottom edge and the ball rolls away to the off side

8.2

Steyn to Sehwag, FOUR, Steyn tries to catch Sehwag by surprise with a full delivery, Sehwag didn't lean forward as he would have done on another occasion but holds his balance to whip-drive it past the bowler

8.3

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, in the corridor outside off stump, left alone

8.4

Steyn to Sehwag, 1 run, short in length on the middle, Sehwag hops to push it past mid-on for a single, they think about the second but decide against it

8.5

Steyn to Vijay, no run, good delivery, full and curving away, Vijay is caught at the crease, is very late in leaning forward as if he was expecting a short one, and stutters out to adjust to the swing and pushes the ball to cover

8.6

Steyn to Vijay, OUT, Clatter! Vijay shoulders arms and hears the death knell. It landed outside off stump, hit the seam and cut in. Vijay lifted his bat in the air and allowed it to pass him but a nasty little surprise awaited him. The ball moved in off the seam to take out the off stump. Crash! Thanks for coming Steyen sticks out his tongue as he reaches the rest of his team-mates. Was it an intended outswinger that hit the seam and came in? Or was it cos of something else, a cheeky joy at a plan to surprise him with an inswinger coming off? . we might never know. Update We do know now. Here's Steyn on this dismissal: "I worked him [Vijay] out quite nicely with two balls that went away and then bringing one back in which he left. That kind of stuff just doesn't happen out in the middle. We've really planned it. "

M Vijay b Steyn 4 (15m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 30.76

India 40/2   DW Steyn 5-1-19-1

10.1

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, Three slips, gully, short leg. It lands just outside off and shaped in a touch, Tendulkar lets it go and Steyn oohs and aahs; he reckons it wasn't too far away from the off stump

10.2

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, And this one shapes away. From closer to the stumps and it curves away, Tendulkar lets it to go through to the keeper

10.3

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, around the off stump line, Tendulkar pushes it out to cover

10.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, Nice one. It was full and curving away from Tendulkar who thinks about playing as he leans forward before he decides to withdraw his bat at the last minute

10.5

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, this one tilts in with the angle, Tendulkar shapes to punch it away but edges it back down the track. Fab bowling on from Steyn. Treat to watch.

10.6

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, lovely outswinger around off stump and even better straight drive from Sachin, who adjusted to the movement, and to top it all, Steyn manages to stop the flowing drive with his left boot. It was a good ball, a very good shot and a desperate fielding effort.

India 47/2   DW Steyn 6-2-19-1

12.1

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, short in length, outside off stump, pushed away to cover

12.2

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer on the off stump line, Tendulkar ducks

12.3

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, around the off stump line, curving away, Tendulkar came forward to defend, adjusted to the late away movement by moving his wrists to open thebat-face to defend

12.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Almost got his man. Fab delivery. Full in length, moving into the off and middle stump line, Tendulkar is late in getting forward as he goes for the drive and just about manages to get his bat in line and the ball runs off the inner edge to square-leg

12.5

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, moves away from the off stump line, left alone

12.6

Steyn to Tendulkar, FOUR, fab off drive. The ball curved away from the off stump line, Tendulkar was quick to get on to the front foot, gets his bat slightly outside to cover for the swing and drives fluently past mid-off.

India 53/2   DW Steyn 7-2-25-1

14.1

Steyn to Tendulkar, OUT, Got him! Steyn rulez. It came in the air, landed on a length, around the middle and off stump line and curved away. Tendulkar stuttered out to drive, the length drawing him forward, and he was then done in by the away movement. He did push his bat slightly outside the line, trying to cover for the away swing but the ball moved fractionally more and kissed the outer edge. Fabulous delivery. Tendulkar's forward movement wasn't as smooth; he stuttered out...

SR Tendulkar c †Boucher b Steyn 7 (25m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 43.75

14.2

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, goes for the yorker but not quite at the block hole and going down leg, rolls off the pad

14.3

Steyn to Badrinath, FOUR, around the off stump line, moving away, Badri tries to defend and the ball rushes off the outer edge and runs away past gully

14.4

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

14.5

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, kicks up from short of length, Badri tries to duck and is hit on the arm guard. Steyn stares, Badri looks back. Tingling Test cricket

14.6

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, in the zone outside off stump, curving away, Badri stretches forward to defend

India 60/3   DW Steyn 8-2-29-2

16.1

Steyn to Badrinath, 2 runs, leans well forward to square-drive the full delivery through cover point. It was a good shot. There was some swing out there. Will steyn bowl a few bouncers to force him back a bit

16.2

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, length delivery, shaping away outside off stump, Badri leans forward to defend

16.3

Steyn to Badrinath, 1 run, short delivery, into the ribcage, Badri takes his bottom-hand off the handle and stabs it away past short-leg.

16.4

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, outside off stump, from a length, Sehwag tries to cut it away and edges it to his pad. Steyn smiles.

16.5

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, fuller, around off stump, drives away to mid-off

16.6

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, in the channel outside off stump, left alone

India 67/3   DW Steyn 9-2-32-2

32.1

Steyn to Sehwag, FOUR, short and slightly wide, cut away to the point boundary. Lashed away in style. he moved back and across to crack it through cover point

32.2

Steyn to Sehwag, 2 runs, again some width, not quite as wide as the previous one, short in length and Sehwag flashes it off the back foot to right of deep point fielder

32.3

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, on the middle, fuller and straighter, turned to short midwicket

32.4

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, fires across a bouncer on the middle stump line, Sehwag ducks, Boucher leaps

32.5

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, full in length, homing in on the off stump line, Sehwag stays still, adjacent to the line, to push-drive it to cover

32.6

Steyn to Sehwag, 1 run, short in length and very close to the off stump, Sehwag stays beside the line, creates room where none exists and punches it to deep point

India 131/3   DW Steyn 10-2-39-2

34.1

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, on the middle stump line, turned to the on side

34.2

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, on the middle stump line, worked to leg gully

34.3

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, leans forward to drive the length delivery to mid-off

34.4

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, hurls across a bouncer just outside off stump, Badrinath drops his wrists, gets his bat out of the way as he sways away

34.5

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, jumps from short of length at pace, around the off stump, Badrinath hops to get on top of the bounce and defends with soft hands. The ball lands beneath the popping crease and back spins behind the wicket

34.6

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, lovely delivery, fuller and trying for that lbw, Badri reacts late but pushes forward eventually to stab it bat and pad close together. Oohs and aahs from the bowler and the close-in fielders. High quality bowling this. Great fun to watch.

India 135/3   DW Steyn 11-3-39-2

36.1

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, on the middle stump line, moving in, worked to the on side

36.2

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, the sharp bouncer on the off stump line, Badri gets down as he sways away as the ball flies past his face

36.3

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, fuller, outside off stump, Badrinath stays back to guide it to backward point

36.4

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, moves forward and across confidently to punch the length delivery to the off side.

36.5

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, another short-pitched delivery around the off stump, Badri does his routine- drops his wrists, gets the bat down out of harm's way and sways away. Styen has a few words to say at Badri who simply looks back

36.6

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, short in length and width outside off stump, Badrinath reaches out to punch it off the back foot but edges it behind the wicket ... Cry of agony from Badri, Steyn has a smile and a few words to say. Drama. Test match cricket.

India 144/3   DW Steyn 12-4-39-2

38.1

Steyn to Sehwag, 2 runs, slips to the pads, tucked to fine-leg region

38.2

Steyn to Sehwag, 2 runs, flowing straight drive. Full in length around the off and middle stump line, Sehwag drives past Styen who tries to stop it with his right boot

38.3

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, the short-pitched delivery that doesn't climb all that high, Sehwag lets it go past him and it bounces before it reaches Bouch

38.4

Steyn to Sehwag, FOUR, short in length, on the pads, easy picking for Sehwag who plays the leg glance to the fine-leg boundary

38.5

Steyn to Sehwag, 1 run, short in length outside off stump, steered past point.

38.6

Steyn to Badrinath, no run, leans forward to drive to cover

India 158/3   DW Steyn 13-4-48-2

58.1

Steyn to Badrinath, OUT, Steyn takes out Badrinath. South Africa climb all over India. It was a length delivery on the middle and leg,tailing in with the shiny side, flicked straight to short midwicket. Soft dismissal but that's that. SA take great control over the game.

S Badrinath c Prince b Steyn 56 (195m 139b 7x4 0x6) SR: 40.28

58.2

Steyn to Harbhajan Singh, no run

58.3

Steyn to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, almost caught and bowled. Full in length on the middle stump line, check-drives and the ball lobs past Styen and to right of mid-off

58.4

Steyn to Saha, OUT, Saha does a Vijay, if you can call it that. He shoulders arms and has lost his off stump on debut. It cut in from outside off stump, Saha lets it go but it isn't going anywhere but towards the off stump. Clatter! Bye bye!

WP Saha b Steyn 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

58.5

Steyn to Khan, no run, moves in on the leg and middle line and raps him on the pad. Easily missign leg stump

58.6

Steyn to Khan, 2 runs, short in length outside off stump, punched away through point

India 224/7   DW Steyn 14-4-51-4

60.1

Steyn to Harbhajan Singh, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

60.2

Steyn to Harbhajan Singh, 1 bye, banged in short, goes down the leg side, past the attempted pull and AB, who is the stand-in keeper for Boucher who is suffering from a bad back, makes a diving half-stop

60.3

Steyn to Khan, OUT, Steyn continues to rock on in style. Five-for. It landed short of length, cut in to collide with the inside edge and fell on to the stumps. Zaheer was looking to force it away but ended up pushing an angled bat at it. Gone!

Z Khan b Steyn 2 (7m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

60.4

Steyn to Mishra, no run, full in length and outside off stump, left alone

60.5

Steyn to Mishra, no run, moves in late with the shiny side and almost goes through the defenses but catches a bit of inside edge and hits the pad. Steyn got really excited there, thought he had got his man

60.6

Steyn to Mishra, no run, full in length, on the off stump line, pushed away to the off side. Another wicket-taking over from Dale Steyn.

India 226/8   DW Steyn 15-5-51-5

62.1

Steyn to Harbhajan Singh, 1 leg bye, full and again moving in late, hits the pad but it would have missed the leg stump

62.2

Steyn to Mishra, OUT, Cleaned up! Steyn lets out a roar of joy! Another tailing in with the shiny side, from just outside off stump, Mishra thinks he is GR Viswanath and goes for a late cut and edges it on to his stumps! What a dramatic final session this has been, Immense fun.

A Mishra b Steyn 0 (6m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

62.3

Steyn to Sharma, no run, another one cutting in, Ishant too gets an inside edge but it stays clear of the stumps

62.4

Steyn to Sharma, no run, full and moving in to the middle stump line, pushed out towards mid-off

62.5

Steyn to Sharma, no run, on the leg stump line, worked to midwicket

62.6

Steyn to Sharma, no run, on the middle stump line, defended carefully to the off side

India 228/9   DW Steyn 16-6-51-6

64.1

Steyn to Harbhajan Singh, no run, fullish, outside off stump, pushed out to cover

64.2

Steyn to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short in length outside off stump, stabbed away to the off side

64.3

Steyn to Harbhajan Singh, no run, short delivery, moves in to the middle and leg line, harbhajan tries to short-arm pull it and ends up stabbing it to the off side

64.4

Steyn to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, Stand up and applaud Steyn. Seven wickets for him and he rushes to get the ball to keep as a souvenir. Full, moving in late with the shiny side, it moves past the defensive prod, to hit the back pad. Dead plumb!

Harbhajan Singh lbw b Steyn 8 (29m 16b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 233/10   DW Steyn 16.4-6-51-7
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Feb 9, 2010

Sachin Tendulkar places the ball past the wicketkeeper, India v South Africa, 1st Test, Nagpur, 4th day, February 9, 2010

Sachin Tendulkar places the ball past the wicketkeeper

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Feb 9, 2010

Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis share a light moment, India v South Africa, 1st Test, Nagpur, 4th day, February 9, 2010

Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis share a light moment

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