Morkel to Gambhir,
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
Steyn to Vijay,
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
Steyn to Tendulkar,
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
Parnell to Sehwag,
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
Harris to Dhoni,
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
Steyn to Badrinath,
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
Steyn to Saha,
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
Steyn to Khan,
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
Steyn to Mishra,
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
Steyn to Harbhajan Singh,
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