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
50.1

Parnell to Badrinath, no run, still from round the stumps, sprays this one down the leg side and Boucher flies to his left to grab it

50.2

Parnell to Badrinath, no run, full in length, just outside off stump, driven to short cover

50.3

Parnell to Badrinath, no run, another one that goes down the leg side, another time that Boucher has to dive.

50.4

Parnell to Badrinath, no run, length delivery just outside off stump, Badrinath takes a big stride out to drive to short cover

50.5

Parnell to Badrinath, 1 leg bye, bangs it in short on the middle stump line, Badrinath gets his bat out of the way and takes the ball on his back .. Ouch..

50.6

Parnell to Dhoni, no run, on the middle and leg, pushed down to mid-on

End of over 51 (1 run, maiden) India 204/4

    • MS Dhoni 0 (9b)
    • S Badrinath 45 (118b 5x4)
    • WD Parnell 7-1-31-1
    • M Morkel 13-3-54-1
51.1

Harris to Badrinath, 2 runs, on the middle and leg line, on driven to right of mid-on where Morkel fumbles to give away an extra run

51.2

Harris to Badrinath, 1 run, goes back to tap it to square-leg for a single

51.3

Harris to Dhoni, no run, on the off stump line, Dhoni defends on the front foot

51.4

Harris to Dhoni, no run, lunges out to play a typical push-drive to short cover

51.5

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

51.6

Harris to Dhoni, no run, on the off stump line, leans forward to push the ball to the off side of the pitch and Harris moves to his left to get the ball

End of over 52 (3 runs) India 207/4

    • MS Dhoni 0 (13b)
    • S Badrinath 48 (120b 5x4)
    • PL Harris 11-0-31-0
    • WD Parnell 7-1-31-1
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

End of over 53 (4 runs) India 211/4

    • S Badrinath 52 (126b 6x4)
    • MS Dhoni 0 (13b)
    • M Morkel 14-3-58-1
    • PL Harris 11-0-31-0
53.1

Harris to Dhoni, no run, on the leg stump line, drifting with the angle, runs off the pad to the off side

53.2

Harris to Dhoni, 1 run, flighted full,driven to mid-off , a late decision from Dhoni to go for the single but Badri responds immediately and they get across in time

53.3

Harris to Badrinath, no run, floated full on the middle, whipped away to midwicket

53.4

Harris to Badrinath, no run, slightly short in length outside off, Badri was looking to get forward, presses back eventually to tap it to the point region

53.5

Harris to Badrinath, no run, on the off stump line, this time Badri moves forward quickly to defend

53.6

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

End of over 54 (1 run) India 212/4

    • S Badrinath 52 (130b 6x4)
    • MS Dhoni 1 (15b)
    • PL Harris 12-0-32-0
    • M Morkel 14-3-58-1

Usman Sharif "It adds to greatness to Sehwag that 14 of his 18 hundreds have come against Australia, South Africa, Sri lanka and Pakistan. 4 of the best and threatening bowling attacks. And none of them has come against Bangladesh or Zimbabwe in 7 tests... hmm, true legend?"

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

End of over 55 (maiden) India 212/4

    • MS Dhoni 1 (21b)
    • S Badrinath 52 (130b 6x4)
    • M Morkel 15-4-58-1
    • PL Harris 12-0-32-0
55.1

Harris to Badrinath, no run, leans forward to defend to short cover

55.2

Harris to Badrinath, no run, on the leg stump line, Badri goes back to try push it away, it rolls off the pad to short-leg, missing leg stump

55.3

Harris to Badrinath, no run, leans forward to push the flighted delivery to short cover

55.4

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

55.5

Harris to Badrinath, no run, strides forward to drive to mid-off

55.6

Harris to Badrinath, no run, on the middle and leg, Badri tries to defend to the on side, the ball turns and rolls off the edge back down the track

End of over 56 (maiden) India 212/4

    • S Badrinath 52 (136b 6x4)
    • MS Dhoni 1 (21b)
    • PL Harris 13-1-32-0
    • M Morkel 15-4-58-1

slip, short-leg and backward shor-leg in place as Duminy bowls from round the stumps

56.1

Duminy to Dhoni, no run, around the off stump line, pushed back to the bowler

56.2

Duminy to Dhoni, no run, on the middle stump line, on driven to mid-on

56.3

Duminy to Dhoni, FOUR, rushes down the track and lifts it to the long-on boundary. One bounce and over the boundary

56.4

Duminy to Dhoni, 1 run, outside off stump, steered to backward point

56.5

Duminy to Badrinath, no run, leans forward to deflect it to midwicket

56.6

Duminy to Badrinath, FOUR, jumps out at the last ball before the tea, doesn't quite reach the pitch of the ball, but slams it to wide long-on boundary.

221 for 4. A fine hundred by Sehwag who, much to his own annoyance, threw it away in the end. Badrinath has looked pretty solid on debut, reaching 56. South Africa still lead by 337 runs and if they can nudge out two quick wickets, it can get very interesting for them. Join us in a short while for the final session

End of over 57 (9 runs) India 221/4

    • S Badrinath 56 (138b 7x4)
    • MS Dhoni 6 (25b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 3-0-20-0
    • PL Harris 13-1-32-0

Tim: "What do we do about Duminy? He's done nothing since Australia, but is a useful bowler when oppositions seem to have Harris' measure. Do we send him back to the franchises to rebuild confidence? Do we hope he regains form? How long a lean spell can you allow?"

57.1

Harris to Dhoni, no run, from over the wicket, lands well outside leg stump, Dhoni takes it on the body

57.2

Harris to Dhoni, no run, goes back to work it to midwicket

AB de Villiers is keeping. Boucher has a bad back

57.3

Harris to Dhoni, no run, lands outside leg, turns in and again Dhoni takes it o nthe pad

57.4

Harris to Dhoni, OUT, Gone! What a way to go. It kicked in from the rough well outside the leg stump, Dhoni just thought it would turn in to hit his body and sort of lazily held his bat up .. but to his horror the ball bounded off his body on to the gloves/bat and popped up at slip! South Africa tighten the noose. Enter Saha on his debut.

MS Dhoni c Kallis b Harris 6 (46m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 20.68

57.5

Harris to Saha, no run, turns in from outside leg stump line, defended to short-leg

57.6

Harris to Saha, no run, turns in from outside off, Saha takes it on his body

End of over 58 (wicket maiden) India 221/5

    • WP Saha 0 (2b)
    • S Badrinath 56 (138b 7x4)
    • PL Harris 14-2-32-1
    • JP Duminy 3-0-20-0
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

Philip: "I agree with Tim, Duminy is a class player but i think Price is suffering as a opener, i would drop Duminy and put Prince in his place, the only question is who do you bring in to open with Smith? Duminy has had plenty of opportunities to prove himself but has done little with it. Does SA continue to play him till he hits form to the detriment of Prince? "

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

Lunga: "I think Duminy has been figured out by the opposition teams. He needs some time off from the test arena. Prince needs to move back to no.5. Alviro Peterson needs to come in as an opener."

58.6

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

End of over 59 (3 runs) India 224/7

    • Z Khan 2 (2b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 1 (2b)
    • DW Steyn 14-4-51-4
    • PL Harris 14-2-32-1

Saad: "[W] Rap it up man! Rap it up!! Show the world who's the Number 1! Go South Africa!! Go Go Go!"

59.1

Harris to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, sweeps it away for a single

59.2

Harris to Khan, no run, from over the wicket, lands outside leg stump, taken on the pad

59.3

Harris to Khan, no run, goes for the sweep this time, misses and the ball rolls of the pad

59.4

Harris to Khan, no run, on the off stump line, defended on the front foot

59.5

Harris to Khan, no run, floated well outside leg stump, hits the back leg

59.6

Harris to Khan, no run, leans forward and allows the ball to spin to his body

End of over 60 (1 run) India 225/7

    • Z Khan 2 (7b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2 (3b)
    • PL Harris 15-2-33-1
    • DW Steyn 14-4-51-4
60.1

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

Jerry Nielsen: "Duminy has hardly had a long run - this is his 11th match. It's possibly a tad premature to right him off. The closest like-for-like replacement would be Alistair Gray - a useful enough back-up spinner and a handy opener. Would tick a few boxes and he's been in good form lately but I suspect there would be some rumbling about quotas if he replaced Duminy."

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.

End of over 61 (1 run, wicket maiden) India 226/8

    • A Mishra 0 (3b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 2 (5b)
    • DW Steyn 15-5-51-5
    • PL Harris 15-2-33-1
61.1

Harris to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, floated full outside leg stump, swept away for a single

61.2

Harris to Mishra, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, pushed back to the bowler

61.3

Harris to Mishra, no run, on the leg stump line, turned to midwicket

61.4

Harris to Mishra, no run, lands outside leg stump, turns in to hit the pad that Mishra had propped up as defense

61.5

Harris to Mishra, no run, goes well back to jab it to the on side

61.6

Harris to Mishra, no run, lands outside leg, turns in to hit the pad

End of over 62 (1 run) India 227/8

    • A Mishra 0 (8b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3 (6b)
    • PL Harris 16-2-34-1
    • DW Steyn 15-5-51-5

Phil: "I think most agree that Duminy does need a little break from Test scrutiny, but does anyone really care right now with Steyn bowling like this?"

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

Siva spins it away: "Think India is trying to force a follow on here . Post 500 in their second innings and spin South africa out on the last day . A subtle reversal of fortune ! "

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

Rohan: "It is really amazing to watch the spell from Steyn, he has run through India's lower middle order. What a pace n swing bowling from him which India is currently lacking."

End of over 63 (1 run, wicket maiden) India 228/9

    • I Sharma 0 (4b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 3 (7b)
    • DW Steyn 16-6-51-6
    • PL Harris 16-2-34-1
63.1

Harris to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, opens his stance up and slams the full toss to the midwicket boundary

Trevor Chesterfield aka Chesters the popular writer pings in: "While Sri Lanka will be looking enviously at this dismantling of a weakened India, sending young Mr Duminy back to the trenches of the franchise system would be waste of time and flight money. He is going to learn far more in the Test and slogs environment of this tour than by playing 20/20 at home. The the young man develop his game it will only become stunted with the Cobras"

63.2

Harris to Harbhajan Singh, no run, turns from outside leg to hit the pad

63.3

Harris to Harbhajan Singh, no run, stays back to punch it to the off side

63.4

Harris to Harbhajan Singh, no run, pitches well outside leg, Harbhajan fails to connect with the sweep and the ball spins past him to AB who gets his body behind it

63.5

Harris to Harbhajan Singh, 1 run, connects with the sweep this time and will get a single

63.6

Harris to Sharma, no run, turns from outside leg, Ishant leans forward to defend

End of over 64 (5 runs) India 233/9

    • I Sharma 0 (5b)
    • Harbhajan Singh 8 (12b 1x4)
    • PL Harris 17-2-39-1
    • 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

And Smith has enforced the follow-on! Smith points to the Indian dressing room that you guys can bat on. Much fun awaits. What a frenetic session. Steyn has just blown away India with a furious spell of fast bowling. Can he do it for one more time? Can India resist? Join us in a very short while to find out.

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