South Africa tour of India, 1st Test: India v South Africa at Nagpur, Feb 6-9, 2010
South Africa won by an innings and 6 runs
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100

Aravind: "The last Series between these 2 sides in India had a similar start.. SAF made a 500+ score and declared on the 2nd day end. And later we all saw a Viru special in chennai. Hope this time also any one of indian batsman make a huge score."

Sundeep: "Very good decision from Smith to declare. Gives him two potential periods (now & morning) to get wickets. It would be interesting if Harris comes onto bowl with Viru on strike."

Vishnu: "i think South Africa still have a chance in this test match because India's middle order does not have the experience. Steyn & Morkel will get rid of the opener quickly to expose the inexperience in the batting order."

Rahul: "I'm confused by SA's tactics. If they were going to declare, why didn't they accelerate in the last 10 overs? 3.8 RPO is very poor when trying to attack."

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

End of over 1 (2 runs) India 2/0

    • G Gambhir 1 (4b)
    • V Sehwag 1 (2b)
    • DW Steyn 1-0-2-0

Amit: "India's bowling attack these days is a one-man show - Zaheer Khan. Harbhajan has been pedesterian for a long time now, his place should be questioned. Mishra does not look up to test class yet, but seems to have potential. And Ishant perhaps realizes that his worst is not over yet - SA batters are a different ball-game as compared to the batsmen from Bangladesh!"

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

End of over 2 (13 runs) India 15/0

    • V Sehwag 3 (4b)
    • G Gambhir 8 (8b 1x4)
    • M Morkel 1-0-9-0
    • DW Steyn 1-0-2-0
2.1

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

Alvira is subbing for Amla

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.

Both Vijay and Mishra are padded up in the dressing room

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

End of over 3 (6 runs) India 21/0

    • V Sehwag 9 (10b 1x4)
    • G Gambhir 8 (8b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 2-0-8-0
    • 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

That's stumps on day 2. Amla stitched up his maiden double ton, Kallis dawdled in the morning and Smith declared at the end of the day. Join us tomorrow for more action.

End of over 4 (4 runs) India 25/0

    • G Gambhir 12 (14b 2x4)
    • V Sehwag 9 (10b 1x4)
    • M Morkel 2-0-13-0
    • DW Steyn 2-0-8-0

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the third day of the first India-South Africa Test. We are five minutes away from the start. A lot rides on the openers today from India's point of view. In fact Steyn and Morkel v Sehwag and Gambhir has been the big contest within the contest. This contest over four innings could well decide which way the series goes

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

End of over 5 (6 runs) India 31/0

    • V Sehwag 15 (16b 2x4)
    • G Gambhir 12 (14b 2x4)
    • DW Steyn 3-0-14-0
    • M Morkel 2-0-13-0

Right Gambhir takes fresh guard now. Morkel will bowl from round the stumps

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

End of over 6 (wicket maiden) India 31/1

    • M Vijay 0 (5b)
    • V Sehwag 15 (16b 2x4)
    • M Morkel 3-1-13-1
    • 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.

Steyn is making him wait for the incoming delivery . When will it come?

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

End of over 7 (maiden) India 31/1

    • V Sehwag 15 (22b 2x4)
    • M Vijay 0 (5b)
    • DW Steyn 4-1-14-0
    • 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

Three slips, a short gap and then the man at say 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

End of over 8 (4 runs) India 35/1

    • M Vijay 4 (11b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 15 (22b 2x4)
    • M Morkel 4-1-17-1
    • DW Steyn 4-1-14-0

Two slips, short leg and short extra cover

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

End of over 9 (5 runs) India 40/2

    • V Sehwag 20 (26b 3x4)
    • DW Steyn 5-1-19-1
    • 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

Smith rushes out to have a chat with the bowler

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.

End of over 10 (7 runs) India 47/2

    • V Sehwag 26 (33b 4x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 0 (0b)
    • M Morkel 5-1-24-1
    • 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.

End of over 11 (maiden) India 47/2

    • SR Tendulkar 0 (6b)
    • V Sehwag 26 (33b 4x4)
    • DW Steyn 6-2-19-1
    • 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

End of over 12 (maiden) India 47/2

    • V Sehwag 26 (39b 4x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 0 (6b)
    • M Morkel 6-2-24-1
    • 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.

End of over 13 (6 runs) India 53/2

    • SR Tendulkar 6 (12b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 26 (39b 4x4)
    • DW Steyn 7-2-25-1
    • 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

End of over 14 (3 runs) India 56/2

    • V Sehwag 27 (43b 4x4)
    • SR Tendulkar 7 (15b 1x4)
    • M Morkel 7-2-27-1
    • DW Steyn 7-2-25-1

Kedar: "After two days of lull, this session is so refreshing to watch! Now, THIS feels like a battle between #1 and #2.. Sachin/Viru vs Steyn/Morkel.. riveting! Long live test cricket!"

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

End of over 15 (4 runs) India 60/3

    • S Badrinath 4 (5b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 27 (43b 4x4)
    • DW Steyn 8-2-29-2
    • 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

End of over 16 (4 runs) India 64/3

    • V Sehwag 31 (49b 4x4)
    • S Badrinath 4 (5b 1x4)
    • M Morkel 8-2-31-1
    • 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

End of over 17 (3 runs) India 67/3

    • V Sehwag 31 (52b 4x4)
    • S Badrinath 7 (8b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 9-2-32-2
    • M Morkel 8-2-31-1

Drinks break Vivek: "I feel this test is a make or break moment for Badrinath. if he flops badly , he will probably never play for the national team. if he scores a 100, Yuvraj's shaky spot could be his."

17.1

Harris to Badrinath, no run, on the leg stump line, Badri shapes to play it to the leg side and gets a leading edge on to the off side

17.2

Harris to Badrinath, 2 runs, dipping full toss, Badri gets forward to flick it towards deep midwicket

17.3

Harris to Badrinath, no run, on the leg stump line, Badrinath gets forward to defend

17.4

Harris to Badrinath, no run, slip. silly point and short-leg watch as Badrinath leans forward to defend

17.5

Harris to Badrinath, no run, rushes back at the last minute to defend to short-leg. It wasn't quite short in length but Badri decides, at the last minute, to press back

17.6

Harris to Badrinath, no run, on the middle and leg, flicks it away to short midwicket

End of over 18 (2 runs) India 69/3

    • S Badrinath 9 (14b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 31 (52b 4x4)
    • PL Harris 1-0-2-0
    • DW Steyn 9-2-32-2
18.1

Parnell to Sehwag, no run, lands outside leg stump, moves towards leg stump, pushed away to the on side

Atul Bali: "That is the irony of being at the mercy of the Indian selectors (not to mention the Indian fans): you walk out on debut and people are already calling it 'your make or break moment'"

Steyn has a long chat with the bowler

18.2

Parnell to Sehwag, no run, short in length, angling away, Sehwag goes for the cut and bottom-edges it behind the wicket

18.3

Parnell to Sehwag, 3 runs, on the middle and leg line, Sehwag whips it away easily through midwicket

18.4

Parnell to Badrinath, no run, full in length, moving away, leans across to push it away

18.5

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

18.6

Parnell to Badrinath, no run, full in length, on the middle and off stump line, driven to mid-on

End of over 19 (3 runs) India 72/3

    • S Badrinath 9 (17b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 34 (55b 4x4)
    • WD Parnell 1-0-3-0
    • PL Harris 1-0-2-0
19.1

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, leans forward to drive it down to long-off. Harris says something to Sehwag who laughs.

19.2

Harris to Badrinath, no run, stretches well forward to defend

19.3

Harris to Badrinath, no run, moves back to nudge the ball on the middle and off line to short-leg

19.4

Harris to Badrinath, no run, leans forward to flick it to short midwicket

19.5

Harris to Badrinath, no run, on the middle and leg, on driven to Morkel at mid-on and there is some confusion between the two batsmen but Sehwag shouts out NO

19.6

Harris to Badrinath, no run, leans forward to defend

End of over 20 (1 run) India 73/3

    • S Badrinath 9 (22b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 35 (56b 4x4)
    • PL Harris 2-0-3-0
    • WD Parnell 1-0-3-0
20.1

Parnell to Sehwag, no run, angling away from the off stump line, left alone

20.2

Parnell to Sehwag, FOUR, full pitched on the stumps and Sehwag leans forward to drive it past the bowler . Fluent swing of the bat.

20.3

Parnell to Sehwag, no run, length delivery outside off stump, Sehwag late cuts it to left of gully

20.4

Parnell to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, hurls across a short one at the leg stump line, Sehwag ducks and the ball bounds off his back to leg gully. Ouch.

20.5

Parnell to Badrinath, no run, fullish, on the middle and leg line, defended to the on side

20.6

Parnell to Badrinath, no run, outside off stump, left alone

End of over 21 (5 runs) India 78/3

    • S Badrinath 9 (24b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 39 (60b 5x4)
    • WD Parnell 2-0-7-0
    • PL Harris 2-0-3-0
21.1

Harris to Sehwag, no run, on the leg stump line, going down leg, Sehwag leans forward to defend and is hit on the pad

21.2

Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, on a length on the middle and leg stump line, Sehwag leans forward and rolls his wrists overtime to glance it deftly to fine-leg

21.3

Harris to Sehwag, no run, comes in with the arm, lands on middle and leg and moves down to hit the pad. Sehwag is clearly making effort not to press his front leg across at all.

21.4

Harris to Sehwag, no run, again presses his front leg straight down the leg stump line and leans forward to defend

21.5

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, on the off stump line this time, driven through point

21.6

Harris to Badrinath, no run, on the off stump line, pushed out to the off side

End of over 22 (5 runs) India 83/3

    • S Badrinath 9 (25b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 44 (65b 6x4)
    • PL Harris 3-0-8-0
    • WD Parnell 2-0-7-0
22.1

Parnell to Sehwag, no run, fullish, on the middle stump line, driven back to the bowler

22.2

Parnell to Sehwag, FOUR, full in length, on the middle stump line, driven away superbly past the bowler

22.3

Parnell to Sehwag, no run

22.4

Parnell to Sehwag, 1 run, run out chance full in length ,driven away to the cover for a quick single ... had Duminy's throw hit the stumps, Sehwag would have been out!

22.5

Parnell to Badrinath, no run

22.6

Parnell to Badrinath, no run, leans forward to drive to cover.

End of over 23 (5 runs) India 88/3

    • S Badrinath 9 (27b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 49 (69b 7x4)
    • WD Parnell 3-0-12-0
    • PL Harris 3-0-8-0
23.1

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, loopy delivery on the middle and leg line, Sehwag reaches out, the ball dips on him and he strretches forward to ease it to long-off. 22nd Test fifty. He knows the responsibility is on him and he is playing like a man who knows his role

23.2

Harris to Badrinath, no run, skips down the track to defend and the ball bobs off the pad to right of silly point

23.3

Harris to Badrinath, no run, on the middle stump line, leans forward to nudge it to the on side

23.4

Harris to Badrinath, no run, flighted full, on driven to mid-on

23.5

Harris to Badrinath, no run, drifts to the leg stump line, moves past the defensive prod and goes of the pad to the off side

23.6

Harris to Badrinath, no run, quicker one, on the off stump line, punched away to cover

End of over 24 (1 run) India 89/3

    • S Badrinath 9 (32b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 50 (70b 7x4)
    • PL Harris 4-0-9-0
    • WD Parnell 3-0-12-0
24.1

Parnell to Sehwag, 3 runs, short in length on the middle and leg line, Sehwag goes back to wrist it through midwicket.

24.2

Parnell to Badrinath, no run, fullish, around off stump line, driven away to mid-off

24.3

Parnell to Badrinath, no run, on the middle stump line, worked away to midwicket

24.4

Parnell to Badrinath, 1 run, full in length, around off, Badrinath gets forward to guide it to cover point for a single. .

24.5

Parnell to Sehwag, 1 run, short and climbing outside off , upper cut to deep backward point region

24.6

Parnell to Badrinath, no run, bouncer on the middle stump line, Badrinath gets under it

End of over 25 (5 runs) India 94/3

    • S Badrinath 10 (36b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 54 (72b 7x4)
    • WD Parnell 4-0-17-0
    • PL Harris 4-0-9-0
25.1

Harris to Sehwag, no run, backs away to drive the full delivery, with the turn, to short extra cover

25.2

Harris to Sehwag, no run, stretches well forward to defend it down the track

25.3

Harris to Sehwag, no run, on the off stump, on a length, Sehwag checks his push-drive and the ball rolls to short cover

25.4

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, on the leg and middle line, full in length, wristed behind square-leg

25.5

Harris to Badrinath, no run, around the off stump, Badrinath moves forward to smother it completely

25.6

Harris to Badrinath, 1 run, on the middle and leg line, eased wide of mid-on for a single

End of over 26 (2 runs) India 96/3

    • S Badrinath 11 (38b 1x4)
    • V Sehwag 55 (76b 7x4)
    • PL Harris 5-0-11-0
    • WD Parnell 4-0-17-0
26.1

Kallis to Badrinath, 2 runs, on the middle and leg, tucked behind square-leg

26.2

Kallis to Badrinath, 2 runs, leans forward to wrist a full delivery on the middle and leg line past square-leg

26.3

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, bouncing delivery on the leg stump line, at the body, Badrinath tries to get a single with a little dab shot but doesn't connect well and he shakes his head as he walks towards sqaure-leg

26.4

Kallis to Badrinath, 1 run, leans forward and across to push-drive to cover point for a single

26.5

Kallis to Sehwag, 4 byes, digs it in short, Sehwag allows him to pass him and Boucher dives to his left but can't stop it

26.6

Kallis to Sehwag, no run, lifting delivery on the off stump line, Sehwag hops back to get on top of the bounce and gets the ball down to the on side

End of over 27 (9 runs) India 105/3

    • V Sehwag 55 (78b 7x4)
    • S Badrinath 16 (42b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 1-0-5-0
    • PL Harris 5-0-11-0
27.1

Harris to Badrinath, no run, gets forward to on drive to mid-on

Rohit: "I am a huge huge fan of Badri.. I have been waiting for this day honestly.. He deserves his chance and could prove to be a Hussey for India....How has he looked at the crease? Is he looking nervous? Is Sehwag guiding him?"

Ha! well .. yeah. He has looked pretty confident out there so far. There hasn't been any visual edginess. at least. Sehwag ... yeah they have been talking now and then. Post lunch, if he survives till then, he might have to face Steyn and Morkel and that will be interesting to watch. So far so good, though.

27.2

Harris to Badrinath, 3 runs, backs away to create room and forces the slightly short-of-length delivery through cover point

27.3

Harris to Sehwag, no run, moves down the track and flicks to short midwicket

27.4

Harris to Sehwag, no run, short in length outside off, mistimes the cut to cover

27.5

Harris to Sehwag, no run, on the leg stump line, drifting down to hit the pad.

27.6

Harris to Sehwag, 2 runs, leans forward to play the paddle-sweep to fine-leg region

End of over 28 (5 runs) India 110/3

    • V Sehwag 57 (82b 7x4)
    • S Badrinath 19 (44b 1x4)
    • PL Harris 6-0-16-0
    • JH Kallis 1-0-5-0
28.1

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

Karthik: " Not so long ago Badrinath came out in open and asked the selectors as to what more does he need to get a look into the Indian Test Team.. He went on even to say that atleast he should be given a chance to fail.. Such has been his determination to get into this Indian Test Squad... Here is his opportunity, and that too when India badly needs a partnership... Hope he converts his determination and attitude into a BIG BIG score."

28.2

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, leans forward to defend the length delivery to the off side

28.3

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, on the middle stump line, eased away to mid-on

28.4

Kallis to Badrinath, 1 run, The surprise bouncer catches Badri unawares. Badrinath hopped to try to keep it down but it climbed higher than he thought it would and it went off the handle to unmanned leg gully region

28.5

Kallis to Sehwag, no run, around the off stump line, pushed away to the off side

28.6

Kallis to Sehwag, no run, full in length around off stump line, guided to point

End of over 29 (1 run) India 111/3

    • V Sehwag 57 (84b 7x4)
    • S Badrinath 20 (48b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 2-0-6-0
    • PL Harris 6-0-16-0
29.1

Harris to Badrinath, no run, gets well forward to defend down the track

29.2

Harris to Badrinath, no run, flighted full around off, pushed back to the bowler

29.3

Harris to Badrinath, no run, slip, leg slip, silly point and forward short-leg crowd Badri who defends on the front foot

29.4

Harris to Badrinath, 1 run, turns away from the off stump, squeezed out to backward point

29.5

Harris to Sehwag, no run, drifts in, goes on with the angle to the leg stump line and hits the pad

29.6

Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, Whiplash. It was full on the middle and leg and Sehwag cleared the front foot to whip it through wide mid-on region

End of over 30 (5 runs) India 116/3

    • V Sehwag 61 (86b 8x4)
    • S Badrinath 21 (52b 1x4)
    • PL Harris 7-0-21-0
    • JH Kallis 2-0-6-0
30.1

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, length delivery on the middle stump line, defended to the off side

short-leg has moved behind square on the leg side

30.2

Kallis to Badrinath, 1 leg bye, cuts in with bounce, Badrinath tries to work it to the on side and it rolls of the pad to the off side

30.3

Kallis to Sehwag, no run, on the off stump line, Sehwag waits for the ball to come to hi, opens the bat-face to tap it gently to point

30.4

Kallis to Sehwag, 2 runs, dug in short at the body, swatted away to deep square-leg region

30.5

Kallis to Sehwag, no run, short one, at the body, defended to the on side

30.6

Kallis to Sehwag, no run, kicks up almost chest-high on the middle stump, Sehwag gets solidly on top of the bounce to defend with the full bat-face.

That's lunch on day 3. Fine spells from Steyn and Morkel and a very responsible hand from Sehwag has left the game fascinatingly poised. Join us in a while of the second session.

End of over 31 (3 runs) India 119/3

    • V Sehwag 63 (90b 8x4)
    • S Badrinath 21 (54b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 3-0-8-0
    • PL Harris 7-0-21-0

Trevor: "SA's non regular bowler Kallis is bowling quicker than India's genuine regular quick bowlers like Zaheer,Ishant,RP or Munaf . I think Ian Chappel's comments were correct."

Gaurav: "This is an exceptional,matured and patient innings from Sehwag till now. good to see Badri in test team.Huge fan of him praying for his success"

Ram Koundinya: "Wow....Steyn and Morkel did walk their talk... With this Indian bowling lineup I am not too sure if they have it in them to get 20 wkts and win a test match. Bhajji sadly is a shadow of himself. Selectors should move on and pick someone else. Ishanth badly needs a rest. Either Sreesanth should play in the next test or Mithun."

Jay: "@Trevor : If the BCCI creates this kind of dull and lifeless pitches, then from where you will get the quality fast bowlers in india...Genuine quicks can be developed from the base level. The officials need to look into this area ASAP. If we need to be world strong team...we need quality pitches and we need to raise the standards in our domestic competitions."

AJ: "You don't need speed to take wickets. Speed is just an added factor. Did you see ball Zaheer bowled to G.Smith to get him out. It wasn't speed, it was accuracy and length. "

Max: "India's part time bowler Sehwag was getting more purchase from the pitch than SA's leading spin bowler. Does that then make India better than SA? I agree we lack a bowling attack that will do well against top teams all the time ,but the metric you chose can be debated."

31.1

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

Two slips, gully, squarish short-leg in place

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

End of over 32 (5 runs) India 124/3

    • S Badrinath 25 (61b 2x4)
    • V Sehwag 63 (90b 8x4)
    • M Morkel 9-2-36-1
    • JH Kallis 3-0-8-0
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

End of over 33 (7 runs) India 131/3

    • V Sehwag 70 (96b 9x4)
    • S Badrinath 25 (61b 2x4)
    • DW Steyn 10-2-39-2
    • 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

End of over 34 (4 runs, maiden) India 135/3

    • V Sehwag 70 (102b 9x4)
    • S Badrinath 25 (61b 2x4)
    • M Morkel 10-3-36-1
    • 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.

End of over 35 (maiden) India 135/3

    • S Badrinath 25 (67b 2x4)
    • V Sehwag 70 (102b 9x4)
    • DW Steyn 11-3-39-2
    • 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

End of over 36 (9 runs) India 144/3

    • V Sehwag 78 (109b 11x4)
    • S Badrinath 25 (67b 2x4)
    • M Morkel 11-3-45-1
    • 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.

End of over 37 (maiden) India 144/3

    • S Badrinath 25 (73b 2x4)
    • V Sehwag 78 (109b 11x4)
    • DW Steyn 12-4-39-2
    • M Morkel 11-3-45-1

Duminy to bowl his off breaks. Slip and short-leg in place.

37.1

Duminy to Sehwag, FOUR, low full toss outside off stump and Sehwag crashes it to the cover boundary

37.2

Duminy to Sehwag, no run, on the off stump line, on a length, pushed back to the bowler

37.3

Duminy to Sehwag, no run, outside off stump, doesn't turn in enough and Sehwag pads it away . hmm...

37.4

Duminy to Sehwag, 1 run, on the off stump line, Sehwag leans forward to flick uppishly past Amla at short-leg. Amla moved his hands to the left but couldn't get hands to the ball

37.5

Duminy to Badrinath, no run, stays back to punch it to cover

37.6

Duminy to Badrinath, no run, floated full outside off stump, defended on the front foot

End of over 38 (5 runs) India 149/3

    • S Badrinath 25 (75b 2x4)
    • V Sehwag 83 (113b 12x4)
    • JP Duminy 1-0-5-0
    • 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.

Steyn exchanges a few words as he walks past Sehwag who stares back and I thinks says a few things back as well

38.6

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

End of over 39 (9 runs) India 158/3

    • S Badrinath 25 (76b 2x4)
    • V Sehwag 92 (118b 13x4)
    • DW Steyn 13-4-48-2
    • JP Duminy 1-0-5-0
39.1

Duminy to Sehwag, 2 runs, turns from outside off stump, whipped away to deep square-leg region. He is on 94 now. Here we go.

39.2

Duminy to Sehwag, no run, turns in from outside off, jabbed off bat and pad to the on side

39.3

Duminy to Sehwag, no run, fetches it from well outside off and sweeps and it crashes into the left leg of Amla standing at short-leg. It bounced before it reached the fielder

39.4

Duminy to Sehwag, 2 runs, presses his back foot back and across and plays a deft paddle-scoop to fine-leg region

39.5

Duminy to Sehwag, 1 run, pushes this one to long-on for a single

39.6

Duminy to Badrinath, 1 run, on the middle and leg line, turned to square-leg region

End of over 40 (6 runs) India 164/3

    • S Badrinath 26 (77b 2x4)
    • V Sehwag 97 (123b 13x4)
    • JP Duminy 2-0-11-0
    • DW Steyn 13-4-48-2
40.1

Kallis to Badrinath, 1 leg bye, short in length on the hips, turned away to fine-leg

40.2

Kallis to Sehwag, 1 run, on the pads again, outside leg in fact, helped along to fine-leg region

40.3

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, short delivery, Badrinath jumps to get on top of the bounce and defends to the on side

40.4

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

40.5

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, bouncer on the middle and Badrinath quickly gets under

40.6

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, slower one, Badrinath picks it up to defend to the off side

End of over 41 (2 runs) India 166/3

    • S Badrinath 26 (82b 2x4)
    • V Sehwag 98 (124b 13x4)
    • JH Kallis 4-0-9-0
    • JP Duminy 2-0-11-0
41.1

Harris to Sehwag, no run, lands outside leg stump, turns in, dabbed to short-leg

41.2

Harris to Sehwag, 1 leg bye, Aaha! Sehwag tries the big reverse sweep! It landed outside leg and he went for the reverse sweep but misses; the ball rolls away of the pad

41.3

Harris to Badrinath, 1 run, on the leg stump line, worked behind square-leg

41.4

Harris to Sehwag, no run, turns in from outside leg and this time Sehwag allows the ball to hit his pad

41.5

Harris to Sehwag, no run, he threatens to jump out for the big lofted hit but realises that he would never reach the ball and adjusts to pad it away

Harris now pulls out before release.

41.6

Harris to Sehwag, no run, short delivery, turning from outside leg stump, Sehwag goes back, opens his stance and shapes for the pull but doesn't connect. The ball goes off the pad (and was there bat involved ) and drops well wide of short-leg

End of over 42 (2 runs) India 168/3

    • V Sehwag 98 (129b 13x4)
    • S Badrinath 27 (83b 2x4)
    • PL Harris 8-0-22-0
    • JH Kallis 4-0-9-0
42.1

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, length delivery on the off stump line, pushed away to the off side

42.2

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, full in length, moves to the leg stump line, runs off the pad to short-leg

42.3

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, full delivery around off stump line, eased to mid-off

42.4

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, sharp bouncer on the middle and leg, at the body, Badrinath ducks to evade it

42.5

Kallis to Badrinath, FOUR, short in length outside off stump and Badri plays a lovely punchy drive on the up to point boundary.

42.6

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed away to mid-off

End of over 43 (4 runs) India 172/3

    • S Badrinath 31 (89b 3x4)
    • V Sehwag 98 (129b 13x4)
    • JH Kallis 5-0-13-0
    • PL Harris 8-0-22-0
43.1

Harris to Sehwag, no run, from over the stumps, just outside leg stump, Sehwag clears the front foot and eventually defends

43.2

Harris to Sehwag, no run, bounces from outside leg stump, Sehwag takes it on his body

43.3

Harris to Sehwag, no run, leans forward, presses his front foot well outside leg and takes the ball on his pad

43.4

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, charges down the track to the delivery that pitched outside leg stump and drove it to right of mid-on where Parnel makes a fine diving stop

43.5

Harris to Badrinath, 2 runs, short in length, just outside off stump, skidding on, Badrinath goes back, creates room and plays it late and cuts it past backward point

43.6

Harris to Badrinath, 2 runs, on the off stump line, turning away, squeezed to third man region . harris has been bowling round the stumps to Badri and over the wicket to Sehwag

End of over 44 (5 runs) India 177/3

    • S Badrinath 35 (91b 3x4)
    • V Sehwag 99 (133b 13x4)
    • PL Harris 9-0-27-0
    • JH Kallis 5-0-13-0
44.1

Kallis to Sehwag, 1 run, That's his 18th Test ton. It was a back-of-length delivery outside off stump, guided past point for a single. He pumps his fist in the air, takes his helmet off and accepts the congratulations from his partner. A bunch of schoolboys give him the salute as they bow down as a mark of tribute. The players in the dressing room are obviously thrilled.

44.2

Kallis to Badrinath, no run

44.3

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, from round the stumps now, full and on the middle, driven fluently to mid-on

44.4

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, bouncer from round the stumps, Badri ducks to get away from it.

44.5

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, short in length, pushed across Badri who defends softly to the off side

44.6

Kallis to Badrinath, no run, slower one, full and on the middle and off stump line, Badrinath waits before he gets on to the front foot to push it towards mid-off

End of over 45 (1 run) India 178/3

    • S Badrinath 35 (96b 3x4)
    • V Sehwag 100 (134b 13x4)
    • JH Kallis 6-0-14-0
    • PL Harris 9-0-27-0
45.1

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, flighted around the leg stump line, swept away for a single

45.2

Harris to Badrinath, no run, leans forward to defend to the off side

45.3

Harris to Badrinath, no run, leans well forward to defend

45.4

Harris to Badrinath, no run, leans forward to on drive to midwicket

45.5

Harris to Badrinath, no run

45.6

Harris to Badrinath, no run, on the middle and off stump line, Badrinath moves forward to push it back down the track

End of over 46 (1 run) India 179/3

    • S Badrinath 35 (101b 3x4)
    • V Sehwag 101 (135b 13x4)
    • PL Harris 10-0-28-0
    • JH Kallis 6-0-14-0
46.1

Parnell to Sehwag, no run, full pitched well outside off stump, Sehwag chases it , it was so wide that he had to take the bottom-hand of the handle to reach the ball and the ball rolls to point

Parnel is bowling from round the stumps this over

46.2

Parnell to Sehwag, FOUR, full in length and outside off stump, Sehwag slashes out at the width offered and it flies to the thrid man boundary

46.3

Parnell to Sehwag, FOUR, Wallop. Full pitched delivery from round the stumps and Sehwag crashes it through covers

46.4

Parnell to Sehwag, 5 wides, way way outside off stump and Boucher can't reach it

46.4

Parnell to Sehwag, OUT, A wide delivery gets him a wicket though! Sehwag can't believe what he has done. He throws his head back and shuts his eyes as he almost winces in pain as he walks off. It was full and well outside off stump, Sehwag reached out and ended up slicing it to deepish cover. Fifth wide ball in a row. Sehwag falls after a fine knock.

V Sehwag c Duminy b Parnell 109 (212m 139b 15x4 0x6) SR: 78.41

46.5

Parnell to Dhoni, no run, full and outside off stump, left alone

46.6

Parnell to Dhoni, no run, outside off stump line, pushed away to the off side

End of over 47 (13 runs) India 192/4

    • MS Dhoni 0 (2b)
    • S Badrinath 35 (101b 3x4)
    • WD Parnell 5-0-30-1
    • PL Harris 10-0-28-0
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.

End of over 48 (4 runs) India 196/4

    • S Badrinath 39 (107b 4x4)
    • MS Dhoni 0 (2b)
    • M Morkel 12-3-49-1
    • WD Parnell 5-0-30-1
48.1

Parnell to Dhoni, no run, from round the stumps, full and well outside off, Dhoni reaches out to push it to cover

48.2

Parnell to Dhoni, no run, bouncer on the leg stump line, Dhoni allows it to pass him and Boucher dives to his left to take it

48.3

Parnell to Dhoni, 1 bye, kicks up outside off, Dhoni doesn't offer a shot and it bounces awkwardly before a lunging Boucher

48.4

Parnell to Badrinath, no run, on the off stump line, full, played out to the off side

48.5

Parnell to Badrinath, 1 run, just outside off stump, eased through point for a single

48.6

Parnell to Dhoni, no run, goes well back to push out the length delivery on the middle stump, coming in from round the stumps, to mid-on

End of over 49 (2 runs) India 198/4

    • MS Dhoni 0 (6b)
    • S Badrinath 40 (109b 4x4)
    • WD Parnell 6-0-31-1
    • 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

Steyn is getting his fingers taped up by the physio outside the boundary

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

End of over 50 (5 runs) India 203/4

    • MS Dhoni 0 (8b)
    • S Badrinath 45 (113b 5x4)
    • M Morkel 13-3-54-1
    • WD Parnell 6-0-31-1
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