South Africa tour of India, 2nd Test: India v South Africa at Kolkata, Feb 14-18, 2010
India won by an innings and 57 runs
14,15,16,17,18 February 2010 (5-day match)
  • Overs 1-50
  • Overs 51-100
1.1

Sharma to Petersen, no run, full in length and Alviro leans forward to push his first delivery in international cricket towards mid-off.

1.2

Sharma to Petersen, no run, pushes his front leg across, covers the off stump and shoulders arms

1.3

Sharma to Petersen, no run, cuts in towards the middle stump, Alviro presses his front leg across, too far across and just about manages to get his bat around in time.. edges it to the square-leg .. has to be careful with that front-leg movement ..

1.4

Sharma to Petersen, 1 no ball, well outside off stump, left alone

1.4

Sharma to Petersen, no run, length delivery straightening outside off stump, Alviro leans across to defend

1.5

Sharma to Petersen, FOUR, This was a gift outside leg stump and Alviro says thank you as he flicks it away to the boundary

1.6

Sharma to Petersen, no run, length delivery that lands well outside off and stays there, left alone

South Africa 9/0   I Sharma 1-0-5-0
3.1

Sharma to Petersen, 1 no ball, gets forward and across to defend but pushes slightly outside the line of the off cutter and edges it to the on side ..

3.1

Sharma to Petersen, no run, length delivery outside off stump, left alone

3.2

Sharma to Petersen, no run, moves in a bit, nothing alarming and Alviro defends

3.3

Sharma to Petersen, FOUR, the bouncer, first of the day, arrives around the off stump line and Petersen plays a confident hook over square-leg

3.4

Sharma to Petersen, no run, length delivery around off stump, defended to the off side, again pushed away from the body

3.5

Sharma to Petersen, no run, kicks up outside off stump, left alone

3.6

Sharma to Petersen, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery to the off side ..

South Africa 14/1   I Sharma 2-0-10-0
5.1

Sharma to Amla, no run, length delivery that straightens outside off stump, Amla thinks about playing before deciding against it

5.2

Sharma to Amla, no run, kicks up from back of length and straightens again outside off, Amla reaches out, pushing his bat away from the body as he tries to defend and the ball flies past the edge

5.3

Sharma to Amla, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone this time

5.4

Sharma to Amla, no run, leans across to steer it to backward point

5.5

Sharma to Amla, no run, short in length outside off, Amla mistimes the cut to the off side

5.6

Sharma to Amla, 1 run, short in length and bouncing outside off stump, Amla stands up tall to punch it through cover point

South Africa 22/1   I Sharma 3-0-11-0
7.1

Sharma to Petersen, 3 runs, full pitched outside off and Petersen leans across to play a neat square-drive and Badrinath gives chase from point and makes a diving stop near the boundary.

7.2

Sharma to Amla, no run, length delivery around the off stump line, pushed back to the bowler

7.3

Sharma to Amla, no run, cuts in a bit from outside off stump, Amla reckions it would cut in more than it did and pushes inside the line and is beaten. These days, Ishant doesn't have that big off cutter that he troubled Ponting with

7.4

Sharma to Amla, no run, leans forward, bat and pad close together and defends to the off side

7.5

Sharma to Amla, 1 no ball, stays on the back foot to punch the short-of-length delivery to backward point where Badri dives to his left to stop it

7.5

Sharma to Amla, no run, length delivery outside off stump and left alone. Camera pans to Sreesanth sitting in the dressing room.

7.6

Sharma to Amla, 3 runs, short in length and outside off, Amla cuts it away past point and again Badri is in hot pursuit. Good over for SA. Both batsmen have got going with some nice punchy cuts through point

South Africa 43/1   I Sharma 4-0-18-0
9.1

Sharma to Amla, FOUR, full and on the legs, flicked away without a fuss past square-leg. Four easy runs. Amla is up and running already.

9.2

Sharma to Amla, 1 leg bye, Another one on the pads, Amla must feel he has missed out there, just collects a leg bye. That could have been his sixth boundary. He practices the leg glance repeatedly at the non-striker's end

9.3

Sharma to Petersen, 1 run, just outside off stump line, pushed out to cover point for a single

9.4

Sharma to Amla, no run, length delivery outside off stump, left alone

9.5

Sharma to Amla, no run, length delivery well outside off, easy decision to let that go

9.6

Sharma to Amla, FOUR, short in length outside off stump and Amla plays a wonderful back-foot punchy drive past point. He has been a treat to watch today. . Can he capitalise?

South Africa 58/1   I Sharma 5-0-27-0
11.1

Sharma to Amla, no run, again on the pads, flicked away but square-leg fielder intercepts. Could have been another boundary there had Amla hit slightly wide of the fielder

11.2

Sharma to Amla, 1 run, around the off stump line, pushed to cover point for a single

11.3

Sharma to Petersen, no run, pushes this one well outside off stump, left alone and Dhoni shuffles to his right to take that

11.4

Sharma to Petersen, no run, full in length, lands just outside off stump, moves in a bit, Petersen turns it to square-leg

11.5

Sharma to Petersen, no run, length delivery around the off stump line, Petersen leans forward to defend

11.6

Sharma to Petersen, no run, fuller, on the middle and leg, Petersen pushes that front leg far too across and is in trouble. He tries to withdraw his foot and get his bat around the pad but the ball crashes into the pad by then. Luckily, for him, it was missing leg stump.

South Africa 63/1   I Sharma 6-0-28-0
14.1

Sharma to Amla, no run, length delivery on the off stump line and Amla pushes it out to the off side

14.2

Sharma to Amla, no run, on the middle and leg, worked to midwicket

14.3

Sharma to Amla, 1 run, short in length and Amla's bat speed is very good, he lashed out at it very quickly with a back-foot punch out to deep-point fielder

14.4

Sharma to Petersen, no run, length delivery straightening outside off, Petersen pushes his bat away from the body as he stabs the ball out to the off side

14.5

Sharma to Petersen, 2 runs, on the middle and tilting towards middle and leg, flicked past square-leg

14.6

Sharma to Petersen, no run, well outside the off stump and Dhoni gathers

South Africa 76/1   I Sharma 7-0-31-0
16.1

Sharma to Petersen, FOUR, That leg stump line again, and yet another boundary. Petersen flicks it off his legs to the square-leg boundary

16.2

Sharma to Petersen, no run, lands it outside off and left alone

16.3

Sharma to Petersen, 1 run, back of length, tapped towards cover point for a quick single

16.4

Sharma to Amla, FOUR, length delivery well outside off stump, Amla decides late to chase it and edges the intended on-the-up shot past the leg stump and to the fine-leg boundary

16.5

Sharma to Amla, no run, fuller and again slightly wide from the off stump, Amla decides to let this one fly through to Dhoni

16.6

Sharma to Amla, no run, closer to the off stump but Amla decides not close enough to warrant a shot

South Africa 85/1   I Sharma 8-0-40-0
44.1

Sharma to Amla, FOUR, length delivery on the middle and leg line, turned to square-leg

44.2

Sharma to Amla, 1 run, works this one wide of midwicket for a single

44.3

Sharma to Petersen, no run, kicks from short of length, moves in, left alone, moves past the off stump and then swings to left of Dhoni

44.4

Sharma to Petersen, no run, short in length and outside off, left alone

44.5

Sharma to Petersen, 1 run, length delivery around the middle stump, Petersen tries to turn it to the on side and gets a leading edge towards cover where Badri makes a desperate diving attempt but can't get close to the ball

44.6

Sharma to Amla, FOUR, There it is. It almost looked inevitable from the moment he came in and started playing his shots. He brought up the hundred with a cover drive. The team-mates stand up in the dressing room and he is hugged by his partner. What a charming innings this has been. One mistake when he tried play Harbhajan against the turn but apart from that it has been a treat to watch

South Africa 205/1   I Sharma 9-0-50-0
46.1

Sharma to Amla, no run, awkward lifter on the middle and leg, a surprise short one at the body, Amla was on the front foot, was looking to defend before he decided to duck

46.2

Sharma to Amla, no run, short and climbing outside off, Amla tries to upper cut it over slips but can't get wood on leather.

46.3

Sharma to Amla, no run, another short delivery and Amla sways away .. nothing till the batsman got a hundred, suddenly he is being bounced at .. hmmm....

46.4

Sharma to Amla, no run, shout for a catch down the leg side but turned down again. It was banged in short again but this one moved down the leg side, past the waist ... and the replays show that it clipped the thigh pad. No bat involved.

46.5

Sharma to Amla, no run, The fifth short delivery in a row. Now a short-leg too is in place. Amla drops the wrists, gets his bat out of harm's way and takes the ball on his arm guard

46.6

Sharma to Amla, 1 no ball, the sixth short one, this one kicked up face-high and Amla calmly sways away from the line.

46.6

Sharma to Amla, no run, bounces chest-high on the middle stump line, Amla hops to get on top of the bounce and defends it right in front of him

South Africa 210/1   I Sharma 10-0-51-0
48.1

Sharma to Amla, no run, another short delivery again, Amla jumps to push it away to point

48.2

Sharma to Amla, no run, on the hop again, gets solidly behind the line and on top of the bounce to defend it back down the pitch

48.3

Sharma to Amla, no run, sharp bouncer at the body, Amla ducks, gets the bat out of the line and the ball bounds off his back and pops up to Dhoni. Hmmm..

48.4

Sharma to Amla, no run, short one again and this one sails harmlessly well outside off stump

48.5

Sharma to Amla, no run, And yet another bouncer, closer to the off stump line and Amla calmly sways away from the line.

48.6

Sharma to Amla, no run, hmmm .. fires it short again and Amla gets away from it away with a gentle swaying movement

South Africa 214/1   I Sharma 11-1-51-0
50.1

Sharma to Petersen, no run, length delivery outside off stump, left alone

50.2

Sharma to Petersen, 1 run, short in length, cuts in towards middle and leg, clipped past square-leg. On to 99 on his debut.

50.3

Sharma to Amla, no run, Ishant v Amla. The bouncer barrage starts. It doesn't quite climb all that high though, left alone easily

50.4

Sharma to Amla, no run, wayward short delivery, going down the leg side and Dhoni makes a diving stop

50.5

Sharma to Amla, no run, short and rising outside off stump, Amla tries to carve it over gully/slip cordon but can't get wood on leather.

50.6

Sharma to Amla, no run, short in length outside off stump, Amla leans forward to defend

South Africa 216/1   I Sharma 12-1-52-0
64.1

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, lands well outside off and moves away, left alone

64.2

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, in the corridor outside off, left alone

64.3

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, wider outside off and Dhoni shuffles to his left to take it

64.4

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, short in length outside off, AB goes in search of this one, shuffles right across, pokes his bat out and edges the ball on to his pad

64.5

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, length delivery well outside off and no shot offered

64.6

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, short and lifting outside off, left alone

South Africa 251/3   I Sharma 13-2-52-0
66.1

Sharma to Prince, no run, leans forward to defend a length delivery from Ishant, who is bowling from round the stumps now.

66.2

Sharma to Prince, 1 no ball, in the channel outside off stump, Prince lets Dhoni take it

66.2

Sharma to Prince, no run, bouncer that comes in from that round-the-stumps angle, Prince ducks. He was wrongly given out in the first Test ducking into a bouncer,.. the ball had gone off the arm-guard. Understandably, the Indians will give him a few bouncers to test him out

66.3

Sharma to Prince, no run, around the off stump line, short in length, pushed out to the on side

66.4

Sharma to Prince, no run, fuller, outside off stump, Prince moves forward to push it to mid-on

66.5

Sharma to Prince, no run, cuts in from outside off stump, from round the stumps, Prince nudges it gently to the on side

66.6

Sharma to Prince, 1 run, fuller in length and Prince checks his drive and gets the ball wide of mid-on for a single

South Africa 253/4   I Sharma 14-2-54-0
68.1

Sharma to Steyn, no run, banged in short around off stump line, defended to the off side

68.2

Sharma to Steyn, no run, a sharp bouncer flies past Steyn who drops his wrists and gets his bat away from the line

68.3

Sharma to Steyn, OUT, AB is run out! What a dramatic final session of play. What a turn around. Thrilling spine-tingling stuff. You can guess the crowd's reaction. R O A R. Indians are in a huddle of joy. The shortish delivery was pushed towards short mid-off region .. confusion between the two batsmen .. .AB is out almost middle of the track .. Zaheer runs after the ball, picks it up,. turns and let the ball rip .. whirrrr .... the ball crashes into the non-striker's end and AB dives but falls just short of the crease. ..Gone!

AB de Villiers run out 12 (59m 37b 2x4 0x6) SR: 32.43

68.4

Sharma to Steyn, no run, kicks up from short of length, defended to the on side

68.5

Sharma to Steyn, no run, another lifter ... Steyn gets away from the line

68.6

Sharma to Steyn, no run, short in length, kicks up even as it holds its line, Steyn is beaten, pushing inside the line

South Africa 254/7   I Sharma 15-3-54-0
70.1

Sharma to Harris, no run, The bouncer arrives on the middle and off line, Harris ducks. Ishant says something, Harris smiles even as he sticks his tongue out at Ishant ! Ha!

70.2

Sharma to Harris, no run, length delivery outside off stump, Harris is beaten as he pushes inside the line .. it looks like he was expecting a short one and was going back before he pressed forward

70.3

Sharma to Harris, OUT, Ishant does the namashkar - palms folded together as he bows forward and salutes/thanks the batsman (?!). IT was a short of length delivery outside off stump and Harris edges the intended drive to Dhoni. Eight down and tottering after tea break. What a stunning change of events.

PL Harris c †Dhoni b Sharma 1 (11m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

70.4

Sharma to Parnell, 1 no ball, outside off stump, left alone

70.4

Sharma to Parnell, no run, from round the stumps, full and well outside off stump, left alone

70.5

Sharma to Parnell, no run, cuts in towards the off stump, from wide of the crease, from round the stumps, jabbed out to the off side

70.6

Sharma to Parnell, no run, out in the middle, Ishant bowls one outside off, left alone by the batsman

South Africa 256/8   I Sharma 16-3-55-1
72.1

Sharma to Steyn, no run, harmless delivery pushed down the leg side ...

72.2

Sharma to Steyn, no run, length delivery on the off and middle line, defended to the off side

72.3

Sharma to Steyn, no run, on the middle stump line, pushed to the on side

72.4

Sharma to Steyn, no run, length delivery around off stump, defended to cover

72.5

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

72.6

Sharma to Steyn, 1 run, gets behind the line of a length delivery straightening just outside off and pushes it to extra cover for a single

South Africa 258/8   I Sharma 17-3-56-1
83.1

Sharma to Parnell, 1 run, from round the stumps. bounces into the rib cage, past short-leg and runs past square-leg

83.2

Sharma to Morkel, FOUR, on the length, on the middle and leg stump line, punched away through wide mid-on .. It was a good shot, he stood tall, held his balance and punched it away neatly

83.3

Sharma to Morkel, 5 wides, Posthumous swing. It was well outside off stump and it swung away sharply after it passed the stumps and moved past the diving Dhoni and past first slip!

83.3

Sharma to Morkel, 1 no ball

83.3

Sharma to Morkel, no run, homing in on the off stump, from round the stumps, defended to the off side

83.4

Sharma to Morkel, no run, on the middle stump line, eased to mid-on

83.5

Sharma to Morkel, no run, from over the wicket, a length delivery on middle and leg, pushed away to mid-on. Morne then suggests he should have whipped it away through midwicket

83.6

Sharma to Morkel, no run, around the off stump line, steered to Gambhir at backward point

South Africa 283/9   I Sharma 18-3-67-1
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