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

1.1

Morkel to Sehwag, 1 run, full and well outside off stump, Sehwag reaches out to push it to point and they rush across for the single

1.2

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, gets forward to push the ball to mid-on

1.3

Morkel to Gambhir, FOUR, full delivery around the off stump line and Gambhir eases the full toss past the non-striker

1.4

Morkel to Gambhir, 4 byes, still from round the stumps, full and down the leg side, past Gambhir's attempted flick and gets past Boucher's dive

1.5

Morkel to Gambhir, 3 runs, fullish, moves in to the middle and leg line, Gambhir flicks it to deep square-leg region and Steyn comes around to kick it away back to the field of play

1.6

Morkel to Sehwag, 1 run, drifts to the pads, flicked away for a single

India 15/0   M Morkel 1-0-9-0

3.1

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, full in length, outside the off stump, pushed out to the off side

3.2

Morkel to Gambhir, FOUR, from round the stumps, moving into the middle and leg and Gambhir has no problem in flicking it away to the boundary

3.3

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, full again, around off stump this time, driven back to the bowler

3.4

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, around the off stump, Gambhir gets close to the line to defend the pacy delivery

3.5

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

3.6

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, bounces from short of length, just outside off stump, left alone

India 25/0   M Morkel 2-0-13-0

5.1

Morkel to Gambhir, OUT, ho ho ho what a jaffa right up, of all the deliveries at all the times Morkel bowls this one first ball of the morning! angling in, just back of a length, pitches off, holding its line enough, Gambhir is committed into the stroke but ends up playing inside the line, getting a faint edge

G Gambhir c †Boucher b Morkel 12 (22m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

5.2

Morkel to Vijay, no run, lifting delivery outside off stump, Vijay sways away from it

5.3

Morkel to Vijay, no run, short in length outside off stump, bursting away, left alone

5.4

Morkel to Vijay, no run, lands outside off , shapes away, left alone

5.5

Morkel to Vijay, no run, in the corridor outside off stump, left alone again by Vijay.

5.6

Morkel to Vijay, no run, loverly delivery, just about holding its line outside off and Vijay, who has been leaving everything, decides to push at this one, inside the line and the ball flies past the edge

India 31/1   M Morkel 3-1-13-1

7.1

Morkel to Vijay, no run, well outside the off stump, left alone

7.2

Morkel to Vijay, no run, short in length outside off stump, left alone

7.3

Morkel to Vijay, no run, kicks up from short of length outside off, left alone again

7.4

Morkel to Vijay, FOUR, short in length outside off stump line, partly steered, partly edged past fifth slip/gully

7.5

Morkel to Vijay, no run, This one goes down the leg side, Vijay tries to flick, misses and Bouch collects

7.6

Morkel to Vijay, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

India 35/1   M Morkel 4-1-17-1

9.1

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

9.2

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, full in length outside off stump, left alone

9.3

Morkel to Sehwag, 1 no ball, banged in short, kicks up outside off, Sehwag drops his wrists, gets his bat down, as he sways away

9.3

Morkel to Sehwag, FOUR, One-handed square-drive. It was full and curving away, Sehwag shapes to square drive, takes the bottom-hand off the handle to adjust at the last minute and the ball flies away to backward point boundary. Parnell makes a valiant attempt, coming around from third man, but is unable to stop it

9.4

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, outside off stump, left alone

9.5

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, back of length, on the middle stump line, pushed out to gully

9.6

Morkel to Sehwag, 2 runs, short in length, on the middle, and that length allows Sehwag to work it through midwicket.

India 47/2   M Morkel 5-1-24-1

11.1

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, full delivery, going for the yorker but not quite there, driven away to cover

11.2

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, cuts in from the middle and leg, bounces past the prod, hits the thigh pad and rolls to short-leg

11.3

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, hops to defend a short-of-length delivery around the off stump line

11.4

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, short in length, around the off stump line, pushed away to the off side

11.5

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, kicks up, a lifting delivery on the middle, at the body, Sehwag hops back, takes the bottom hand off the handle and the ball crashes into the handle and pops up to the off side ...

11.6

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, full in length, moving in with the angle and Sehwag leans forward, gets the head over the ball as he defends very solidly and SMG coos on air

India 47/2   M Morkel 6-2-24-1

13.1

Morkel to Sehwag, 1 no ball, outside the off stump, left alone

13.1

Morkel to Sehwag, 1 run, almost yorker length, on the middle stump line, dug out past the non-striker and to left of mid-on. Sehwag calls Tendulkar for a single and they rush across .. the throw was at the wrong end (bowler's end) ... and Tendulkar manages to get across in time

13.2

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run, lands full in length outside off stump, left alone

13.3

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run, tilts in a bit from outside off, not enough to force Tendulkar into offering a shot

13.4

Morkel to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the middle and leg, glanced away to fine-leg for a single

13.5

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, full in length, around off stump, defended to the off side

13.6

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, length delivery outside off stump, Sehwag shoulders arms

India 56/2   M Morkel 7-2-27-1

15.1

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, banged in short outside off, left alone

15.2

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, ooh almost got him... full in length outside off stump, Sehwag goes for the on-the-up drive but the ball holds its line and goes past the edge

15.3

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, kicks up from short of length outside off stump, left alone

15.4

Morkel to Sehwag, 4 runs, moves in to the hips, Sehwag whips it through midwicket and they run all four by the time Prince pulls the ball back in

15.5

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, banged in short around the leg stump line, Sehwag ducks

15.6

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, another lifting delivery just outside off stump, Sehwag withdraws his bat away from the line

India 64/3   M Morkel 8-2-31-1

31.1

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, around the off stump, Badri stays back to steer it to point region.

31.2

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, on the middle and leg, coming in, turned to squarish short-leg

31.3

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, bouncer at the body, on the middle and leg, Badrinath allows it to sail over him

31.4

Morkel to Badrinath, 1 no ball, around the off stump, kicking up from back of length, Badrinath steers it to point region.

31.4

Morkel to Badrinath, FOUR, short of length, straightening outside off stump, Badri is slightly late in getting foward to defend and pushes it with an open bat-face and the ball runs off the edge through the vacant third slip region

31.5

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, fuller, outside-off again, Badri stretches across, covers his off stump before shouldering arms

31.6

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, outside off stump, defended to cover

India 124/3   M Morkel 9-2-36-1

33.1

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, full in length outside off stump, Sehwag stays back to mistime a drive to the off side

33.2

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, kicks up on the middle stump line from short of length, Sehwag hops, gets on top of the bounce and keeps it down in front of him

33.3

Morkel to Sehwag, 4 byes, banged in short but loses direction; the ball flies down the leg side well clear of Sehwag and Boucher

33.4

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, loud shout for a catch behind from the bowler and Smith but Boucher didn't appeal. It was a full delivery outside off stump, Sehwag went for the drive and it went past the blade. Not sure whether he got an edge there though there seems to be a noise ...Morkel and Smith, at first slip, appealed, Boucher didn't. Boucher reckons that it bounced before it reached him ( i think that's what he seems to suggesting, though I can't be sure about it).

33.5

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, lifting delivery outside off stump, Sehwag gets his bat away from the line

33.6

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, flowing drive but can't pierce the cover field

India 135/3   M Morkel 10-3-36-1

35.1

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, the bouncer flies over middle and leg, Sehwag ducks, Boucher lunges to his left to grab it

35.2

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, fuller and in the channel outside off stump, left alone

35.3

Morkel to Sehwag, 1 no ball, short in length, bouncing through the off-stump corridor, Sehwag shoulders arms.

35.3

Morkel to Sehwag, FOUR, full pitched delivery, trying to see whether Sehwag makes a mistake in driving late, he doesn't. He goes through covers. He made contact with the bottom of the bat but still gets enough power behind that shot

35.4

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, kicks up from short of length around the off stump line, Sehwag jumps to defend it cautiously to the off side.

35.5

Morkel to Sehwag, FOUR, Full, very full this time, and well outside off stump, perhaps trying to see if any error creeps in when driving well away from the body or perhaps it was just a wrong release, but Sehwag manages to get it through the off-side field. Cry of agony from the bowler. Sehwag reached out, head pretty still but, and square-drives to the boundary.

35.6

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

India 144/3   M Morkel 11-3-45-1

47.1

Morkel to Badrinath, FOUR, edged through the slip cordon. It was full in length and well outside off stump, Badri reached out to drive through covers and it went between the slips and gully. The ball moved away with the shiny side

47.2

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, around the off stump line, defended away on the front foot

47.3

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, lands outside off stump and veers further away, left alone

47.4

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, moves into the middle and leg line, rolls off the pad to the on side. This one tailed in with the shiny side ... missing leg stump

47.5

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, full and around the off stump line, pushed out to mid-off

47.6

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, bit of reverse happening .. this one sort holds its line outside off, Badrinath is perhaps worried whether it would come in, pushes out at it and gets an inside edge.

India 196/4   M Morkel 12-3-49-1

49.1

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, short in length, bouncing outside off stump, Badrinath punches it to mid-off

49.2

Morkel to Badrinath, FOUR, full in length outside off stump, Badrinath leans across, opens the bat-face and guides it past gully

49.3

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, short rising delivery on the leg stump line, left alone

49.4

Morkel to Badrinath, 1 run, fullish, on the middle stump, tailing in, on driven wide of mid-on for a single

49.5

Morkel to Dhoni, no run, sharp lifting bouncer around the off stump, Dhoni manages to drop his wrists and the bat out of the way,, the ball flies past his chest

49.6

Morkel to Dhoni, no run, fuller this time, the lengths are being constantly changed, on the off and middle line, Dhoni drives to mid-on

India 203/4   M Morkel 13-3-54-1

52.1

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, fullish, on the middle stump line, hint of late away movement, Badri was about to get squared-up but manages to hold the balance and pushes the ball towards mid-off

52.2

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, full and outside off stump, curving away late, squeezed to point

52.3

Morkel to Badrinath, FOUR, Good-looking punchy cover drive to bring up his fifty on debut. He leaned forward to drive it on the up through the off-side ring. Dhoni congratulates him. Badrinath points his bat to the dressing room in acknowledgement

52.4

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

52.5

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, bounced short, on the middle and leg line, Badrinath ducks and Boucher lunges to his left

52.6

Morkel to Badrinath, no run, full in length, on the middle and leg line, turned to square-leg

India 211/4   M Morkel 14-3-58-1

54.1

Morkel to Dhoni, no run, short in length, on the middle and leg, tapped to square-leg

54.2

Morkel to Dhoni, no run, short and bouncing delivery outside off, Dhoni has no problem in letting that one go past him

54.3

Morkel to Dhoni, no run, another lifting delivery outside off, Dhoni watches it go past him

54.4

Morkel to Dhoni, no run, short in length, Dhoni goes back and across to defend

54.5

Morkel to Dhoni, no run, gets forward to push it to right of mid-on, they think about the single before Dhoni sends Badri back

54.6

Morkel to Dhoni, no run, around the off stump line, pushed out

India 212/4   M Morkel 15-4-58-1
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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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