South Africa in India ODI Series - 2nd ODI

India v South Africa

India won by 153 runs

2.28 pm "No sour grapes intended, but who are the umpires today?" asks Chris. The two on-field umpires are Ian Gould and SK Tarapore. They are walking out on to the field along with the players. The man behind the television is SS Hazare.

We're ready to go. Sehwag and Tendulkar to open. Sehwag to face Dale Steyn from over the wicket.

Toss: Kallis has called heads, it's a tail. Dhoni says India will bat and hope the dew won't be too heavy in the evening while his spinners are bowling.

India are unchanged from the team that edged home in Jaipur. Sehwag's fit and Sreesanth, who took a beating in the first game, keeps his spot. South Africa have made three changes in their bid to level the series - Hashim Amla, JP Duminy and Roelof van der Merwe are in. Loots Bosman, Albie Morkel and Johan Botha are out.

"Toss trivia: This is only the fourth toss India have won in last sixteen matches. And to add to that, this toss win has come after six consecutive losses," says Naresh, explaining the reason behind Dhoni's big grin after the toss.

There was some rain a day ago in Gwalior but not today. It's a relatively cool day too and the fans are out in force.

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1.50 pm: Right, we're about ten minutes away from the toss of the second ODI between India and South Africa at the Captain Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior. South Africa have to win to stay alive in the series ...

The question for India is whether Viru Sehwag will play, he had a sore lower back in the first game. We'll be lucky to have such a thrilling finish again, but here's hoping. The other question is whether South Africa will play Hashim 'Can't get me out' Amla. They didn't in Jaipur.

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0.1

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, good length outside off stump, Sehwag reaches forward to drive through cover and doesn't time it

Deep third man and deep point in place.

0.2

Steyn to Sehwag, 1 run, dropped! Those chances either stick or they don't, Sehwag drove the ball in the air towards Steyn's left, it was low as well, the ball hit his hand and went towards the off side before Steyn could react properly, Sehwag gets a single and thanks his luck. Tough chance

0.3

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, driven off the front foot towards cover

0.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, Steyn is getting the ball to shape away from the right hander, Tendulkar counters by opening the face while driving, he hits it to cover again, Sehwag wants a single but Tendulkar says no

0.5

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, pushed towards the off side on the front foot

0.6

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, played firmly off the front foot back to the bowler, Steyn starts well, it would have been perfect had he held on to that chance

"SA need to strike, these 2 have put on way too many runs... and they are not keen on wasting time while doing so," says Clinton.

End of over 1 (1 run) India 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
SR Tendulkar    0* (4b)      DW Steyn    1-0-1-0
V Sehwag    1* (2b)     

Parnell from over the wicket ...

1.1

Parnell to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag tries to work the ball off his hips but can't make contact, fine leg is in the circle

1.2

Parnell to Sehwag, 1 run, again Sehwag mis-times the drive but he's hit it straight enough to take a single before mid-off runs to his right

Fine leg drops back for Tendulkar, point comes into the circle.

1.3

Parnell to Tendulkar, FOUR, too full and outside off stump, Tendulkar drives the half-volley wide of mid off and gets off the mark in style

1.4

Parnell to Tendulkar, FOUR, another half-volley, this time on the pads, and Tendulkar leans across and clips it crisply through midwicket, consecutive boundaries

Only one slip in place now ... there's a short extra cover.

1.5

Parnell to Tendulkar, no run, shorter length, Tendulkar stays on the back foot and punches on the off side

1.6

Parnell to Tendulkar, 2 runs, short of a length on the hipds, Tendulkar goes deep into his crease and whips the ball through square leg, van der Merwe chases and slides, keeping the batsmen to two

End of over 2 (11 runs) India 12/0 (RR: 6.00)
SR Tendulkar    10* (8b 2x4)      WD Parnell    1-0-11-0
V Sehwag    2* (4b)      DW Steyn    1-0-1-0

Anurag has some random trivia: "Today, Sehwag's tally of matches has become exactly half of that of Sachin's."

2.1

Steyn to Sehwag, 1 run, short and wide, Sehwag cuts hard but there's protection on the point boundary

2.2

Steyn to Tendulkar, 1 run, shorter ball, Tendulkar swivels to pull but doesn't connect well, he gets a single towards wide mid-on

2.3

Steyn to Sehwag, FOUR, one bounce, two, three and the ball goes for four! Sehwag stands his ground and lofts a length delivery straight down the ground with success

2.4

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, good comeback, the bouncer at 140kph, Sehwag tries to hook but misses, Boucher takes it at head height

2.5

Steyn to Sehwag, 1 run, too close to cut, that was heading for off stump, Sehwag jabs down at it and plays it behind point

2.6

Steyn to Tendulkar, FOUR, oh lovely lovely shot, Tendulkar leans forward and flicks the ball from off stump through the gap between square leg and midwicket, extraordinary wrist work

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End of over 3 (11 runs) India 23/0 (RR: 7.66)
SR Tendulkar    15* (10b 3x4)      DW Steyn    2-0-12-0
V Sehwag    8* (8b 1x4)      WD Parnell    1-0-11-0

3.1

Parnell to Sehwag, no run, Sehwag tries to blast the ball through the off side but finds Duminy, he's in some trouble after stopping that and runs off, Botha comes on as a sub

3.2

Parnell to Sehwag, 1 run, played to wide mid-on for a single

3.3

Parnell to Tendulkar, no run, full wide and a touch slower outside off stump, Tendulkar tries to run it to third man but misses

3.4

Parnell to Tendulkar, 1 run, this time the length is shorter and Tendulkar has enough space to play to third man

3.5

Parnell to Sehwag, OUT, caught! Sehwag aims to hit down the ground and his bottom hand comes off the bat as he makes contact, the ball flies off the edge towards third man, Steyn takes a few steps back and holds the catch on the boundary

V Sehwag c Steyn b Parnell 9 (15m 11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman.

3.6

Parnell to Karthik, no run, short of a length on leg and middle, Karthik nudges towards the leg side and wants one, Tendulkar sends him back

End of over 4 (2 runs) India 25/1 (RR: 6.25)
KD Karthik    0* (1b)      WD Parnell    2-0-13-1
SR Tendulkar    16* (12b 3x4)      DW Steyn    2-0-12-0

4.1

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, played off the front foot towards short cover

4.2

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, played towards mid-on and what's happened there? One of the South African fielders has gone down, looks like the ball hit him in the face. Langeveldt was moving towards the ball and he slipped. the ball hit him above the eye and he is bleeding

4.3

Steyn to Tendulkar, FOUR, short ball, and Tendulkar pulls it through the gap at midwicket for four

4.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, good ball, Steyn beats the outside edge with some away movement, Tendulkar tried to drive on the up but missed

4.5

Steyn to Tendulkar, 2 runs, well placed, Tendulkar eases forward and drives the ball between mid off and extra cover, Peterson give chase and pulls the ball in before the boundary

4.6

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar drives along the ground towards the howler, Steyn picks up on his follow through and rolls it back to the batsman

End of over 5 (6 runs) India 31/1 (RR: 6.20)
SR Tendulkar    22* (18b 4x4)      DW Steyn    3-0-18-0
KD Karthik    0* (1b)      WD Parnell    2-0-13-1

Parnell was about to let loose when Karthik pulled out of the delivery ... close call that! Some movement behind the sight screen.

5.1

Parnell to Karthik, no run, defended on the back foot towards the off side

Langeveldt's not on the field, neither is Duminy. Langeveldt got cut above the eye, and Duminy's hurt his webbing.

5.2

Parnell to Karthik, no run, short ball, and Karthik ducks under it

5.3

Parnell to Karthik, no run, fuller length angling across the right-hander, Karthik drives off the front foot to short cover

"Dhoni is giving Kartik a big role in the team by asking him to bat at 3 when he has mainstream batsmen like Virat Kohli and Raina in the team. To Kartik's credit the lad seems to be living to the expectations," says Mehul. This over is taking forever because of sight screen issues.

5.4

Parnell to Karthik, no run, defended on the front foot towards point

5.5

Parnell to Karthik, FOUR, short ball and Karthik gets going with a crisp pull to the boundary, he took that from middle and off and placed it perfectly

5.6

Parnell to Karthik, FOUR, consecutive boundaries, with a lovely whip off the hips through midwicket

End of over 6 (8 runs) India 39/1 (RR: 6.50)
KD Karthik    8* (7b 2x4)      WD Parnell    3-0-21-1
SR Tendulkar    22* (18b 4x4)      DW Steyn    3-0-18-0

6.1

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar strides forward and punches a length delivery from Steyn towards mid-off

Kallis might struggle for bowling options if Langeveldt and Duminy don't return soon.

6.2

Steyn to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar plays the square drive in the air but well over the fielder at point for another boundary

6.3

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, he closes the face this time, a touch too early to play on the leg side, and the leading edge nearly carries to cover

6.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, too straight and Tendulkar misses out on loose ball, fine leg was in the circle but Tendulkar missed the glance and got hit on the pad

Just to clarify, neither Langeveldt nor Duminy have gone to hospital. Sorry about what I said earlier, they are being treated in the dressing room.

6.5

Steyn to Tendulkar, 1 run, played to mid-on, who is on the 30-yard circle, for a quick single

6.6

Steyn to Karthik, no run, length delivery outside off, left alone by Karthik

End of over 7 (5 runs) India 44/1 (RR: 6.28)
KD Karthik    8* (8b 2x4)      DW Steyn    4-0-23-0
SR Tendulkar    27* (23b 5x4)      WD Parnell    3-0-21-1

7.1

Parnell to Tendulkar, 2 runs, that's too straight again and Tendulkar plays the ball wide of the fielder at mid-on, Amla gives chase

7.2

Parnell to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar makes a bit of room and thumps the ball through cover with a powerful drive off the front foot, nobody moved

7.3

Parnell to Tendulkar, 2 runs, spectacular fielding! van der Merwe sprints along the boundary from deep square leg, dives full length with his right hand outstretched and pulls the ball in, his back touched the rope at some point but was his hand in contact with the ball? I don't think so, terrific effort. Tendulkar flicked that firmly by the way

7.4

Parnell to Tendulkar, 1 run, played to third man for one

7.5

Parnell to Karthik, no run, defended on the front foot towards cover

7.6

Parnell to Karthik, 1 run, played with softer hands towards cover and Karthik keeps strike

End of over 8 (10 runs) India 54/1 (RR: 6.75)
KD Karthik    9* (10b 2x4)      WD Parnell    4-0-31-1
SR Tendulkar    36* (27b 6x4)      DW Steyn    4-0-23-0

8.1

Steyn to Karthik, no run, Karthik takes a step forward and punches towards cover

8.2

Steyn to Karthik, no run, fuller ball on off stump, Karthik comes forward and drives back towards Steyn who gets a hand on it

8.3

Steyn to Karthik, 2 runs, lucky shot! Karthik tries to cut when there's no real room outside off, he gets an inside edge that misses off stump and beats Boucher

8.4

Steyn to Karthik, SIX, that's cleared the square leg boundary! Karthik leaned forward and picked a length ball up off his pads and deposited it into the stands, lovely timing

8.5

Steyn to Karthik, 1 run, played towards mid off for a single

8.6

Steyn to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar moves back and across and plays the ball towards square leg

End of over 9 (10 runs) India 64/1 (RR: 7.11)
SR Tendulkar    37* (28b 6x4)      DW Steyn    5-0-33-0
KD Karthik    18* (15b 2x4 1x6)      WD Parnell    4-0-31-1

9.1

Parnell to Tendulkar, FOUR, Parnell comes round the wicket and angles the ball into the right-hander, Tendulkar comes forward to meet the ball and splits the gap between point and cover with an outstanding drive

9.2

Parnell to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar comes out again and runs the ball towards third man

Langeveldt is back on the field. He's been patched up and has a bit of a swelling above the eye.

9.3

Parnell to Karthik, no run, Karthik pushes forward and tries to play towards point but misses

9.4

Parnell to Karthik, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards point

9.5

Parnell to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar makes room again to punch the ball delivered from round the wicket, this time he finds the man at cover

9.6

Parnell to Tendulkar, FOUR, full and wide outside off stump, Tendulkar waits in his crease and steers the ball towards the backward point boundary

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End of over 10 (10 runs) India 74/1 (RR: 7.40)
SR Tendulkar    46* (32b 8x4)      WD Parnell    5-0-41-1
KD Karthik    19* (17b 2x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    5-0-33-0

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10.1

Steyn to Karthik, 2 runs, full ball outside off stump, Karthik drives and places the ball wide of the fielder at third man

10.2

Steyn to Karthik, no run, played off the back foot towards point

10.3

Steyn to Karthik, no run, excellent line and length, angling into off stump, Karthik stays in his crease and defends

10.4

Steyn to Karthik, 1 run, driven off the front foot to the fielder on the cover boundary

10.5

Steyn to Tendulkar, 1 run, full toss on off stump, Tendulkar smashes it into the ground towards cover, Gibbs flies to his right and pulls the ball down

10.6

Steyn to Karthik, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Karthik tries to guide to third man but misses

End of over 11 (4 runs) India 78/1 (RR: 7.09)
KD Karthik    22* (22b 2x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    6-0-37-0
SR Tendulkar    47* (33b 8x4)      WD Parnell    5-0-41-1

"Kallis must start looking at some other option, Steyn and Parnell are not creating chances...variety is not coming from the bowlers, the captain must instruct them or change...batsmen are settling too easily," says Clinton.

On cue, van der Merwe is into the attack.

11.1

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, no run, full toss on middle stump, Tendulkar paddles but can't beat short fine leg

11.2

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, no run, defended on the leg side

11.3

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar makes room and drives a full ball to cover point

11.4

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, FOUR, too far on leg stump and this time Tendulkar beats short fine leg with the leg glance, the ball runs away to the boundary and Tendulkar celebrates a half-century

11.5

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar makes room by moving towards leg and drives on the off side

11.6

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run, full ball angling into the right-hander from round the wicket, Karthik drives to long off

End of over 12 (6 runs) India 84/1 (RR: 7.00)
KD Karthik    23* (23b 2x4 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-6-0
SR Tendulkar    52* (38b 9x4)      DW Steyn    6-0-37-0

Here's Langeveldt, stitches and all, bowling from over the wicket ...

12.1

Langeveldt to Karthik, no run, driven off the front foot towards cover

12.2

Langeveldt to Karthik, 1 run, worked through square leg for a single

12.3

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, no run, length delivery angling into the right-hander, Tendulkar punches back past the bowler, mid-on runs to his left to field

12.4

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, no run, Tendulkar tries to whack a length delivery over the leg side but misses, he gets hit on the leg

12.5

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Tendulkar leans forward and glides the ball behind the man at point, Amla runs across from third man and dives to make the save

12.6

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 wide, a slower ball but Langeveldt strays down leg side and that's the first wide of the day

12.6

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, no run, Langeveldt goes wide of the crease and angles the ball into Tendulkar, he uses the angle to play to midwicket, there's a fumble but it doesn't cost South Africa anything

End of over 13 (4 runs) India 88/1 (RR: 6.76)
SR Tendulkar    54* (42b 9x4)      CK Langeveldt    1-0-4-0
KD Karthik    24* (25b 2x4 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    1-0-6-0

13.1

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run

Ignore the speeds next to the ball for the moment, we're sorting the issue. van der Merwe is certainly not bowling at 150kmh!!

13.2

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar plays the ball off his pads through square leg

13.3

van der Merwe to Karthik, no run, defended on the off side

13.4

van der Merwe to Karthik, no run, defended back to the bowler

13.5

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik flicks and gets a single towards short fine leg

13.6

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 run, worked towards Amla at deep square leg for a single

End of over 14 (4 runs) India 92/1 (RR: 6.57)
SR Tendulkar    56* (44b 9x4)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-10-0
KD Karthik    26* (29b 2x4 1x6)      CK Langeveldt    1-0-4-0

14.1

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Tendulkar uses the angle into him to drive the ball through midwicket, it's a bit in the air but falls short of Kallis at midwicket, the ball bounces awkwardly and hits Kallis' knee and goes past him

14.2

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, no run, played towards short cover where there's another fumble

14.3

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, FOUR, that's lofted on the up and over mid-off for four, Tendulkar got under the ball and simply hit through the line with a straight bat

14.4

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, Langeveldt bowls a slower ball drifting on to leg stump, Tendulkar misses the glance again with fine leg in the circle

14.5

Langeveldt to Karthik, no run, there's an appeal for lbw as Karthik misses the flick and gets hit on the pad, that was missing leg stump

14.6

Langeveldt to Karthik, 1 run, flicked off the pads towards square leg for a single, India reach 100

End of over 15 (8 runs) India 100/1 (RR: 6.66)
KD Karthik    27* (31b 2x4 1x6)      CK Langeveldt    2-0-11-0
SR Tendulkar    62* (48b 10x4)      RE van der Merwe    2-0-10-0

15.1

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run, defended towards the bowler, van der Merwe dives to his right but the ball goes through him

15.2

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar makes room and drives the ball inside out over extra cover for four

15.3

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 run, he takes a single to point this time

15.4

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run, played to deep backward square for one

15.5

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, Tendulkar paddles the ball towards short fine leg for a single

15.6

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run, worked off the pads towards deep square

End of over 16 (9 runs) India 109/1 (RR: 6.81)
KD Karthik    30* (34b 2x4 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    3-0-18-0
SR Tendulkar    67* (51b 11x4)      CK Langeveldt    2-0-11-0

16.1

Langeveldt to Karthik, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Karthik stands tall and plays the ball towards point

16.2

Langeveldt to Karthik, 1 run, steered off the back foot towards third man for a single

16.3

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on for a single

16.4

Langeveldt to Karthik, no run, Karthik steps out and drives on the up towards cover

16.5

Langeveldt to Karthik, no run, good length and straight, Karthik defends towards the bowler

16.6

Langeveldt to Karthik, no run, slower ball on middle stump, Karthik defends on the leg side, time for the first drinks break

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"Interestingly Tendulkar has got out on every score from 60 to 74. In which his most unlucky score has been 65 where he was dismissed 6 times in his ODI career," says Pritesh. That's a hardcore bit of Sachin geekery.

End of over 17 (2 runs) India 111/1 (RR: 6.52)
KD Karthik    31* (39b 2x4 1x6)      CK Langeveldt    3-0-13-0
SR Tendulkar    68* (52b 11x4)      RE van der Merwe    3-0-18-0

17.1

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 2 runs, driven off the front foot towards deep point

17.2

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar steps out to van der Merwe, takes the ball on the full, and drives inside out to deep cover

17.3

van der Merwe to Karthik, no run, Karthik tries to work the ball on the leg side but doesn't make good contact

17.4

van der Merwe to Karthik, no run, played off the front foot towards midwicket, five fielders on the leg side

17.5

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik waits in his crease and plays the ball through square leg

17.6

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, nudged towards point for one more

End of over 18 (5 runs) India 116/1 (RR: 6.44)
SR Tendulkar    72* (55b 11x4)      RE van der Merwe    4-0-23-0
KD Karthik    32* (42b 2x4 1x6)      CK Langeveldt    3-0-13-0

18.1

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, no run, played off the back foot towards midwicket

18.2

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar stays in his crease and rolls his wrists to play the ball through square

18.3

Langeveldt to Karthik, no run, the short ball and Karthik sways out of the line of the delivery

18.4

Langeveldt to Karthik, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards mid on

18.5

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 run, the slower ball angling into the right hander, Tendulkar waits and dabs towards third man

18.6

Langeveldt to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik steps forward and pulls a shorter ball towards wide long on for a single, oh they come back for the second

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End of over 19 (4 runs) India 120/1 (RR: 6.31)
KD Karthik    34* (45b 2x4 1x6)      CK Langeveldt    4-0-17-0
SR Tendulkar    74* (58b 11x4)      RE van der Merwe    4-0-23-0

19.1

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run, played towards cover on the front foot

19.2

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, Tendulkar rotates strike with a clip off his pads

19.3

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run, pushed towards long on for another single

19.4

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar makes room and pushes the ball towards cover

19.5

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run, played off the back foot towards long on and that brings up the 100 partnership off 96 balls.

19.6

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, FOUR, lofted over the infield over extra cover for four! Terrific execution after making room

End of over 20 (9 runs) India 129/1 (RR: 6.45)
SR Tendulkar    79* (61b 12x4)      RE van der Merwe    5-0-31-0
KD Karthik    37* (48b 2x4 1x6)      CK Langeveldt    4-0-17-0

20.1

Langeveldt to Karthik, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, worked away off his hips behind square leg for a single

20.2

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 run, shortish outside off, waits and then dabs it down to third man for a single

20.3

Langeveldt to Karthik, 1 run, short of a good length on middle and leg, clipped off his pads towards deep square leg

20.4

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 run, singles being picked off easily, angling it in towards middle and leg, played down the ground to long-on for a single

20.5

Langeveldt to Karthik, 1 run, banged it short on middle, rocked back and dropped it in front of midwicket for a quick run

20.6

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 run, short outside off, and again and he angles it down towards third man for a single

End of over 21 (6 runs) India 135/1 (RR: 6.42)
SR Tendulkar    82* (64b 12x4)      CK Langeveldt    5-0-23-0
KD Karthik    40* (51b 2x4 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    5-0-31-0

Hawkeye is back on track, and the previous errors have been fixed too.

21.1

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, no run

21.2

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 wide, sliding it down the leg side, goes for the sweep, misses

21.2

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, no run, comes down the track to whip it past mid-on, gets an inside edge onto the pads

21.3

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, FOUR, deft touch, sliding it on the pads and he just closes the pace to tickle it past short fine leg to the ropes, quick outfield, this

21.4

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 run, nudged into the leg side wide of midwicket for a single

21.5

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, closes the face and turns it wide of square leg for a single

21.6

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 22 (7 runs) India 142/1 (RR: 6.45)
SR Tendulkar    87* (69b 13x4)      RE van der Merwe    6-0-38-0
KD Karthik    41* (52b 2x4 1x6)      CK Langeveldt    5-0-23-0

22.1

Langeveldt to Karthik, 1 run, dropped into the leg side and they steal a single

22.2

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, no run, short of a good length on the off, knocks it down in front of point

22.3

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 run, bowling from wide of the crease and targeting middle and leg, clipped off his pads to fine leg for a single

22.4

Langeveldt to Karthik, 1 run, getting it to move in just a hint, Karthik gets across and tries to force it past midwicket, gets a thick inside edge behind square leg for a single

22.5

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length on the off, moves across and drops it into the leg side

22.6

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, no run, reversing a little there, gets forward and pushes it past the bowler towards mid-off

End of over 23 (3 runs) India 145/1 (RR: 6.30)
SR Tendulkar    88* (73b 13x4)      CK Langeveldt    6-0-26-0
KD Karthik    43* (54b 2x4 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    6-0-38-0

JP Duminy into the attack now

23.1

Duminy to Karthik, 1 run, shortish on middle and leg, whipped off the back foot for a single

23.2

Duminy to Tendulkar, 1 run, flat and short on middle, nudged away in the direction of square leg for one more

23.3

Duminy to Karthik, 1 run, short of a good length on middle and leg, coming round the wicket, knocked down towards deep square leg for a single

23.4

Duminy to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Sachin gets a couple to get into the 90s, short of a length, cuts it past point into the deep

23.5

Duminy to Tendulkar, no run, tossed it up on the off, gets front and across and drives it to mid-on

23.6

Duminy to Tendulkar, no run, flighted outside off, bent low to sweep it square, missed but his foot didn't leave the crease

End of over 24 (5 runs) India 150/1 (RR: 6.25)
SR Tendulkar    91* (77b 13x4)      JP Duminy    1-0-5-0
KD Karthik    45* (56b 2x4 1x6)      CK Langeveldt    6-0-26-0

Kallis to bowl

24.1

Kallis to Karthik, no run, short of a length outside off, goes for the cut, he favours that shot, gets an inside edge to the keeper on the bounce

24.2

Kallis to Karthik, FOUR, nice improvisation, came down the track, took it off a length and creamed it past mid-off for a boundary

24.3

Kallis to Karthik, 1 run, fifty for Karthik, turns it around towards square leg for a single, his fourth half-century in ODIs

24.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, turns it away towards square leg, one more

24.5

Kallis to Karthik, 1 run, slightly short outside off, dabs it down towards third man for a single

24.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 wide, short and down the leg side, Tendulkar gets out of the way, another extra conceded

24.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, guided down to third man for one run

End of over 25 (9 runs) India 159/1 (RR: 6.36)
SR Tendulkar    93* (79b 13x4)      JH Kallis    1-0-9-0
KD Karthik    51* (60b 3x4 1x6)      JP Duminy    1-0-5-0

25.1

Duminy to Tendulkar, no run, flighted on middle, pushes it straight back to the bowler

25.2

Duminy to Tendulkar, no run, angling it towards middle and off, gets a slight leading edge as he turns the face but checks his shot

25.3

Duminy to Tendulkar, 1 run, tickled it into the leg side for a single, inching towards another landmark is Tendulkar

25.4

Duminy to Karthik, 1 run, flighted outside off, steers it towards short third, enough time to sneak a single

25.5

Duminy to Tendulkar, no run, appeal for stumping,. pushed it wide of the off stump, Tendulkar tries to seize on the chance, attempts a drive through the covers, misses and Boucher takes off the bails, he had his foot in the air for just a slight moment but got it down just in time before the bails were taken off, the third umpire says NOT Out and the crowd cheers

25.6

Duminy to Tendulkar, 1 run, swept away towards deep square leg for a single to keep the strike

End of over 26 (3 runs) India 162/1 (RR: 6.23)
SR Tendulkar    95* (84b 13x4)      JP Duminy    2-0-8-0
KD Karthik    52* (61b 3x4 1x6)      JH Kallis    1-0-9-0

26.1

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, slightly short outside off, taps it down towards third man for a single

26.2

Kallis to Karthik, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, cuts it hard but straight to point

26.3

Kallis to Karthik, no run, slower one bowled short outside off, Karthik is too early into the pull, misses

26.4

Kallis to Karthik, SIX, it's a small ground and he takes full toll, bowled full and he gets across to swing it over deep midwicket, that's quite discouraging for the bowler, was actually a slog-sweep

26.5

Kallis to Karthik, 1 run, turned away in the direction of deep midwicket for a single

26.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, slower one bowled full outside off, bends low and steers it down to third man for a single

End of over 27 (9 runs) India 171/1 (RR: 6.33)
SR Tendulkar    97* (86b 13x4)      JH Kallis    2-0-18-0
KD Karthik    59* (65b 3x4 2x6)      JP Duminy    2-0-8-0

27.1

Duminy to Tendulkar, no run, flighted on the off, turns the face to play it towards midwicket

27.2

Duminy to Tendulkar, 1 run, slightly short on middle and leg, turned towards square leg for a single

27.3

Duminy to Karthik, 1 run, swept away towards deep square leg

27.4

Duminy to Tendulkar, 1 run, worked off the back foot behind square leg for one more, on 99 now

27.5

Duminy to Karthik, 1 run, slaps it off the back foot to long-off for a single to raise the 150 stand

27.6

Duminy to Tendulkar, 1 run, yet another century for Tendulkar, his third on this South African tour of India, gets on the back foot and cracks that short delivery to point to bring up his 46th ODI ton

That's century No.93 overall, and his fourth against SA in ODIs.

End of over 28 (5 runs) India 176/1 (RR: 6.28)
SR Tendulkar    100* (90b 13x4)      JP Duminy    3-0-13-0
KD Karthik    61* (67b 3x4 2x6)      JH Kallis    2-0-18-0

28.1

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, smashed, seizes on the short one, gets forward and flays it past mid-on and midwicket for a boundary

28.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, fullish outside off, opens the face and steers it well but straight to point

28.3

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, punished, bowled full on the off stump and he smashes it back over the bowler's head for another four, excellent bat speed

28.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, the bat turns in his hand as he plays it past the bowler, sneaks in a quick single

28.5

Kallis to Karthik, 1 run, Karthik, meanwhile, continues doing what he's done for the bulk of this partnership, pinches a single to long-on

28.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, came to him a little quicker than he would have liked, had shaped himself up for a pull but was late to play it, missed

End of over 29 (10 runs) India 186/1 (RR: 6.41)
SR Tendulkar    109* (95b 15x4)      JH Kallis    3-0-28-0
KD Karthik    62* (68b 3x4 2x6)      JP Duminy    3-0-13-0

29.1

Duminy to Karthik, SIX, short on middle and he gets into position early, moving back and pulling him over deep midwicket for a six, came off the meat

Karthik has reached his highest ODI score

29.2

Duminy to Karthik, 1 run, fires it towards middle, worked away past midwicket for a single

29.3

Duminy to Tendulkar, 1 run, out comes the sweep, shuffles across and sweeps it towards deep square leg for a single

29.4

Duminy to Karthik, FOUR, a horrendous fulltoss that is duly dispatched, waist high and he pulls it over square leg to beat the fielder in the deep to the ropes

29.5

Duminy to Karthik, no run, short of a good length on the off, punched to extra cover off the back foot

29.6

Duminy to Karthik, no run, bowls it full on the off, digs it out in the leg side

End of over 30 (12 runs) India 198/1 (RR: 6.60)
KD Karthik    73* (73b 4x4 3x6)      JP Duminy    4-0-25-0
SR Tendulkar    110* (96b 15x4)      JH Kallis    3-0-28-0

30.1

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, no run, angling it towards middle, plays it back to the bowler

30.2

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, no run, eased off the front foot to extra cover

30.3

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 run, tossed up on middle, drives it hard towards a widish long-on for a single

30.4

van der Merwe to Karthik, no run, bowls it straight on middle, checks his shot as he plays it back to the bowler

30.5

van der Merwe to Karthik, no run, flighted on the off, pushed off the front foot towards extra cover

30.6

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run, driven down the ground towards long-off, raises India's 200

End of over 31 (2 runs) India 200/1 (RR: 6.45)
KD Karthik    74* (76b 4x4 3x6)      RE van der Merwe    7-0-40-0
SR Tendulkar    111* (99b 15x4)      JP Duminy    4-0-25-0

31.1

Duminy to Karthik, 1 run, tossed up on the off, driven down the ground to long-on for a single

31.2

Duminy to Tendulkar, SIX, that's disappeared, bowled it flat but Tendulkar was committed to that shot, charged down the ground, picked it off a good length and smacked it over long-on into the stands

31.3

Duminy to Tendulkar, 1 run, short on the off, pushed wide of point for a single

31.4

Duminy to Karthik, no run, fires it short on the off, punched back to the bowler from the crease

31.5

Duminy to Karthik, 1 run, tossed up on the off, driven towards long-on for a single

31.6

Duminy to Tendulkar, FOUR, Duminy was lucky to not get his hands to that one though he did give it a try, bowled it full on the off, Tendulkar charged forward and drilled it hard past Duminy, over the umpire's head, for another four

End of over 32 (13 runs) India 213/1 (RR: 6.65)
SR Tendulkar    122* (102b 16x4 1x6)      JP Duminy    5-0-38-0
KD Karthik    76* (79b 4x4 3x6)      RE van der Merwe    7-0-40-0

32.1

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, driven wide of extra cover for a single

32.2

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 run, made room, the bowler saw him do that, bowled it short in the off, Tendulkar punched it towards long-off

32.3

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run, chops it past point for another single

32.4

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 run, attempting another hit into the stands but didn't get hold of that one, straight to long-on for a single

32.5

van der Merwe to Karthik, no run, gets forward and defends it back down the pitch

32.6

van der Merwe to Karthik, 1 run, swept away towards deep square leg for a single

End of over 33 (5 runs) India 218/1 (RR: 6.60)
KD Karthik    79* (83b 4x4 3x6)      RE van der Merwe    8-0-45-0
SR Tendulkar    124* (104b 16x4 1x6)      JP Duminy    5-0-38-0

Gareth sums up what a bulk of you have written in to say: "There's a few things in international cricket i've always wished to see; Kallis make that elusive double ton in a test, a Sri Lankan join the 10,000 club, an Aussie bowler make it through his career without an injury. But above all, i've always wanted to see Tendulkar breach Anwar (and Coventry's 194). Please Tendy, do it for me?"

Parnell comes on amid trying times for SA

33.1

Parnell to Karthik, 1 wide, and starts with a wide, comes round the wicket and drags it short but down the leg side

33.1

Parnell to Karthik, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended back down the pitch

33.2

Parnell to Karthik, OUT, the bowling change works, bowled it short on the off and Karthik, instinctively, went for the pull but didn't get hold of that one as well some of the previous ones, straight to Gibbs at midwicket

KD Karthik c Gibbs b Parnell 79 (124m 85b 4x4 3x6) SR: 92.94

That ends an excellent stand, and a superb supporting role from Karthik who had no trouble taking the singles and working it around, and cleared the boundary on more than occasion with some lovely timing. Tendulkar's still out there and a mammoth score looks likely. However, given pitches like these, we never know what's enough.

Yusuf Pathan comes in

33.3

Parnell to Pathan, no run, short of a good length on the off, defended towards cover

33.4

Parnell to Pathan, no run, shot off the pitch, landed on middle and just drifted down slightly, the batsman let it go and the umpire, rightly, didn't call it a wide

33.5

Parnell to Pathan, no run, short of a good length on middle, defended solidly back down the pitch

33.6

Parnell to Pathan, no run, bowled it short on the off, eased it towards point from the crease

End of over 34 (1 run) India 219/2 (RR: 6.44)
YK Pathan    0* (4b)      WD Parnell    6-0-42-2
SR Tendulkar    124* (104b 16x4 1x6)      RE van der Merwe    8-0-45-0

Dale Steyn comes back. The batting Powerplay has been taken. Yusuf would want this

34.1

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, bowled it full on the off, steered towards point

34.2

Steyn to Tendulkar, FOUR, attempted yorker there but ends up being a full toss on middle, flicked away from the crease between square leg and short fine for a boundary

34.3

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, had made room there and Steyn slipped it wide, Tendulkar had to reach for it but was unable to get to it

34.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, making him reach again, fullish outside off and Tendulkar is tempted to go for the drive given the field is up, misses yet again

34.5

Steyn to Tendulkar, FOUR, superbly played, had picked his spot, two misses outside off followed by one where he walked across and flicked past midwicket and square leg, almost identical delivery as the previous two but Sachin had a strategy in place this time

34.6

Steyn to Tendulkar, 1 run, gets it in the blockhole this time, digs it out towards cover, snatches a single

End of over 35 (9 runs) India 228/2 (RR: 6.51)
SR Tendulkar    133* (110b 18x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    7-0-46-0
YK Pathan    0* (4b)      WD Parnell    6-0-42-2

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35.1

Parnell to Tendulkar, 1 run, quick single taken, angling it in from round the wicket and he makes room to push it just wide of extra cover

35.2

Parnell to Pathan, 1 run, short on middle and leg , tries to help it on its way fine, manages a single as it strikes his pads

35.3

Parnell to Tendulkar, 1 run, yorker on the off, dug out with ease into the leg side for another single

35.4

Parnell to Pathan, 1 run, bowled it short on middle, worked away off the back foot towards fine leg for a single

35.5

Parnell to Tendulkar, FOUR, made room, it was pitched full on the off stump and he crashed it over extra cover to the ropes, he's piling it on now

35.6

Parnell to Tendulkar, no run, much fuller and on the stumps this time, makes room to play it back to the bowler, Parnell throws the ball down the pitch in frustration

End of over 36 (8 runs) India 236/2 (RR: 6.55)
SR Tendulkar    139* (114b 19x4 1x6)      WD Parnell    7-0-50-2
YK Pathan    2* (6b)      DW Steyn    7-0-46-0

36.1

Steyn to Pathan, FOUR, just a flick, not for the first time has Steyn bowled a full toss, on middle and leg and Yusuf helps it between fine leg and deep square leg, fell just short of the ropes

36.2

Steyn to Pathan, FOUR, he's cashing in now, short outside off and out comes the upper cut, played it over the keeper's head for another boundary, entirely deliberately and wonderfully executed

36.3

Steyn to Pathan, 1 run, aiming for the yorker again but ends up being a low full toss that Yusuf flicks to deep square leg for a single

36.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, FOUR, full on the off, beautifully timed and he picked the gap to perfection, almost a yorker there but he turned the face in time to place it through midwicket for classy boundary

36.5

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, slower one banged in short on middle and leg, Tendulkar had made up his mind, made room and tried the upper cut, missed it

We have a slight delay. One of the fielders approached the umpire, but we have no idea yet as to what he said or what the problem was. Albie Morkel, the substitute fielder, was hit on the back with something that might have been thrown from the crowd. The South Africans have huddled up, the match referee is having a word with the on-field umpires on the walky-talky. A shame, really. Well, there are some security guards now patrolling the boundary where Morkel was fielding. All back on track.

36.6

Steyn to Tendulkar, FOUR, the interruption has no effect on Tendulkar, short and wide, he makes room to caress it through point and cover

End of over 37 (17 runs) India 253/2 (RR: 6.83)
SR Tendulkar    147* (117b 21x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    8-0-63-0
YK Pathan    11* (9b 2x4)      WD Parnell    7-0-50-2

37.1

Parnell to Pathan, SIX, don't bowl length to Yusuf, in the slot on the off stump and he launches it into the stands over long-on

37.2

Parnell to Pathan, 1 run, short on middle and leg, worked away towards fine leg for a single

37.3

Parnell to Tendulkar, FOUR, 150 for Tendulkar, made room there and the bowler followed him, bowled it full on middle and leg and he chipped it over midwicket and it had enough legs on it to take it to the ropes, more delight for the capacity crowd

37.4

Parnell to Tendulkar, 1 run, short on middle, swivels and sends it down to fine leg for a single

37.5

Parnell to Pathan, SIX, Yusuf has gone berserk, short on middle and he gets into position early enough to send the poor thing into the stands over deep square leg, thumped

37.6

Parnell to Pathan, no run, nice comeback, follows that up with a yorker that Yusuf can only manage to dig out back to the bowler

End of over 38 (18 runs) India 271/2 (RR: 7.13)
YK Pathan    24* (13b 2x4 2x6)      WD Parnell    8-0-68-2
SR Tendulkar    152* (119b 22x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    8-0-63-0

Langeveldt comes on

38.1

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, FOUR, and gets punished, full and wide and he caresses it through point and cover for another boundary

38.2

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, no run, bowled it wide of the crease and altered his length there, bowled it slightly shorter, Tendulkar played it back to Langeveldt

38.3

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 wide, short of a length outside off and it's too wide, beats Tendulkar's reach but it's called a wide

38.3

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 run, timed it beautifully but there was a fielder in the deep, full outside off, played it uppishly but on the bounce to Amla at deep cover

38.4

Langeveldt to Pathan, FOUR, full and wide, Yusuf has no trouble slicing it hard over point to find the boundary, no bowler being spared here

38.5

Langeveldt to Pathan, no run, short of a length outside off, goes for the cut but misses much to the crowd's disappointed

38.6

Langeveldt to Pathan, 1 run, hurls it in the blockhole on middle, digs it out towards mid-on to take a single and end a highly productive Powerplay, with no damage done

End of over 39 (11 runs) India 282/2 (RR: 7.23)
YK Pathan    29* (16b 3x4 2x6)      CK Langeveldt    7-0-37-0
SR Tendulkar    157* (122b 23x4 1x6)      WD Parnell    8-0-68-2

Roelof is back

39.1

van der Merwe to Pathan, no run, full toss on middle, a low one, plays it back to the bowler

39.2

van der Merwe to Pathan, 1 run, full on the off, driven hard and straight down to long-off for a single

39.3

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, no run, nicely played but Kallis was alert at short third, full toss and he opened the face to carve it wide of Kallis but a dive prevents any runs

39.4

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 2 runs, appeal for run out, worked away off the front foot past square leg, Tendulkar calls for the second, it's a good throw from Amla in the deep and Boucher takes off the bails but Tendulkar stretches hard to make it back just in time, just a matter of a frame there, NOT OUT is the decision and the crowd, which has its eyes set on another milestone, heaves a sigh of relief

39.5

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 run, tossed up outside off, comes down the track and drives it wide of extra cover for a a single

39.6

van der Merwe to Pathan, no run, good over from van der Merwe, full on middle, almost in the blockhole, played it back to the bowler

End of over 40 (4 runs) India 286/2 (RR: 7.15)
YK Pathan    30* (19b 3x4 2x6)      RE van der Merwe    9-0-49-0
SR Tendulkar    160* (125b 23x4 1x6)      CK Langeveldt    7-0-37-0

40.1

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar is cramping as he's taking a run, punched down towards long-on for a single

40.2

Langeveldt to Pathan, FOUR, Pwerplay or not, makes no difference to Yusuf, bowls it on a good length and he swings it over midwicket for a boundary, no fielder in the deep picked it however, were very late to react

40.3

Langeveldt to Pathan, 1 run, short of a good length on middle, pushed away past midwicket for a single

40.4

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 run, bowls it on a length outside off, heaved towards deep midwicket for a single

40.5

Langeveldt to Pathan, 1 run, yorker length on the off, drills it towards long-off for a single

40.6

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, SIX, cross-batted heave, quite uncharacteristic of Tendulkar but he's in his zone today, slightly short on the off and he shovels it into the crowd behind deep midwicket, brings up the 300

End of over 41 (14 runs) India 300/2 (RR: 7.31)
SR Tendulkar    168* (128b 23x4 2x6)      CK Langeveldt    8-0-51-0
YK Pathan    36* (22b 4x4 2x6)      RE van der Merwe    9-0-49-0

41.1

van der Merwe to Pathan, OUT, plenty of bottom-hand in that shot but didn't get the elevation he wanted there, low full toss on the off, ends up drilling it straight to AB de Villiers who's at the edge of the circle at extra cover

YK Pathan c de Villiers b van der Merwe 36 (47m 23b 4x4 2x6) SR: 156.52

That ends an entertaining cameo from Yusuf though with nine overs left, India would have wanted more from him.

Dhoni to face now

41.2

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, flighted on the off, caned down the ground to long-off

41.3

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, 1 run, full toss on the off, slaps it down to long-on for a single

41.4

van der Merwe to Dhoni, 1 run, quicker on middle, worked away wide of square leg for a single

41.5

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, FOUR, absolutely hammered, bowled it on a length on middle, makes room and kills it over the bowler's head for a one bounce four

41.6

van der Merwe to Tendulkar, SIX, Tendulkar's plundering the visitors here, goes past Kapil Dev's 175 with a thunderous six over long-off, not quite there to hit but he knew where it was heading

End of over 42 (13 runs) India 313/3 (RR: 7.45)
SR Tendulkar    179* (131b 24x4 3x6)      RE van der Merwe    10-0-62-1
MS Dhoni    2* (2b)      CK Langeveldt    8-0-51-0

42.1

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, short of a good length on the off, punched towards deep cover for a single

42.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, had shaped himself for another big one there but Kallis bowls a quickish full toss, pushed down the ground to long-on

42.3

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, short and wide, cut away towards point, no run there

42.4

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni tries to swing that over short fine but can't, gets a single nevertheless and that is what the crowd wants

42.5

Kallis to Tendulkar, 2 runs, full outside off, steered just wide of point, AB throws at the striker's end, misses and concedes an overthrow

42.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, Tendulkar equals his highest ODI score, a terrible full toss on middle, worked away wide of short fine all the way to the ropes

His 186* against New Zealand in Hyderabad was an equally ruthless knock. But he has a shot at the best score in ODIs here, he's gotten close on a couple of occasions but this is the best chance he has

End of over 43 (9 runs) India 322/3 (RR: 7.48)
SR Tendulkar    186* (134b 25x4 3x6)      JH Kallis    4-0-37-0
MS Dhoni    4* (5b)      RE van der Merwe    10-0-62-1

43.1

Parnell to Dhoni, 1 run, smashed but there's cover in the deep, pulled to deep square leg

43.2

Parnell to Tendulkar, 1 run, he's overtaken his previous best with a flick to deep square leg for a single, 187 now

43.3

Parnell to Dhoni, no run, targeting the blockhole, dug out back to the bowler

43.4

Parnell to Dhoni, FOUR, short of a length on the off, Dhoni gets back and pulls it over midwicket for a boundary

43.5

Parnell to Dhoni, FOUR, four more, full outside off this time and he cracks it hard over extra cover for another hit to the fence

43.6

Parnell to Dhoni, 1 run, keeps the strike, bowled on a length on middle, driven hard down the ground for a single to long-on

End of over 44 (11 runs) India 333/3 (RR: 7.56)
MS Dhoni    14* (10b 2x4)      WD Parnell    9-0-79-2
SR Tendulkar    187* (135b 25x4 3x6)      JH Kallis    4-0-37-0

Saeed Anwar and Charles Coventry are the joint record-holders for the highest ODI score. Both made 194; Anwar against India in 1997, and Coventry's unbeaten innings came against Bangladesh in a losing cause last year

44.1

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss on middle, drilled down to long-on

44.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, 2 runs, shuffled across and flicked it past the bowler, wide of long-on, enough time for him to scamper back for the second, Dhoni responds well

44.3

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, Enters the 190s, full on the off, flicked away towards deep square leg for a single

44.4

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, yorker length on middle, makes room and drags it to long-on for a single

44.5

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, full toss on the off, pushed gently in front of extra cover for a single, he's not going to let this go now

44.6

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni's whiplash is out again, ends up playing it to deep square leg, dug out a good yorker there, keeps the strike

End of over 45 (7 runs) India 340/3 (RR: 7.55)
MS Dhoni    17* (13b 2x4)      JH Kallis    5-0-44-0
SR Tendulkar    191* (138b 25x4 3x6)      WD Parnell    9-0-79-2

Parnell to bowl

45.1

Parnell to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni strikes that down the ground to long-off, there's a fumble but they don't take the second

A short third man in place

45.2

Parnell to Tendulkar, 2 runs, he gets two more, short of a length, works it away behind deep square leg for a couple of runs

193 now....

45.3

Parnell to Tendulkar, 2 runs, he's reached the record, the highest score in ODIs, fullish on the pads, flicks it away behind short fine and the crowd erupts as he scampers back for the second. Yet another feather in the master's cap. And another one waiting just five runs away, Boucher comes forward and shakes his hand but Tendulkar's holding his celebration for a while later. Tremendous effort

Here's the list of the highest ODI scores in ODI cricket

45.4

Parnell to Tendulkar, 1 run, plays a textbook guide behind point for a single

45.5

Parnell to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni thrashes that fullish delivery over the bowler's head for a boundary, the punishment continues

45.6

Parnell to Dhoni, SIX, targeting the pads, fullish and he flicks it away disdainfully over deep square leg for another maximum

End of over 46 (16 runs) India 356/3 (RR: 7.73)
MS Dhoni    28* (16b 3x4 1x6)      WD Parnell    10-0-95-2
SR Tendulkar    196* (141b 25x4 3x6)      JH Kallis    5-0-44-0

46.1

Steyn to Tendulkar, 1 run, doing it in singles is the man, short of a good length, moves back and pats it wide of point for a single

46.2

Steyn to Dhoni, no run, Steyn bowls a superb yorker, full and fast and Dhoni does well to dig it out

46.3

Steyn to Dhoni, (no ball) 1 run, a horrendous full toss, clearly slipped out there, over waist height and Dhoni pulls it to deep square leg, no-ball for height

46.3

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, oooh, a bit of a leading edge there, full on middle and leg, moved across to work it fine, ended up going back to the bowler

46.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, 1 run, full on the off, shuffles and works it past midwicket for a single

46.5

Steyn to Dhoni, FOUR, Dhoni continues unabated, short of a length on the off, shovels it over the bowler's head for a couple of bounces before it crashes into the hoardings

46.6

Steyn to Dhoni, 1 run, low full toss outside off, thumped down the ground to long-off to keep the strike

End of over 47 (9 runs) India 365/3 (RR: 7.76)
MS Dhoni    34* (20b 4x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    9-0-72-0
SR Tendulkar    198* (144b 25x4 3x6)      WD Parnell    10-0-95-2

Langeveldt comes on, a bruised Langeveldt

47.1

Langeveldt to Dhoni, no run, yorker outside off, dug out in front of the keeper

47.2

Langeveldt to Dhoni, 1 run, bowled it on a length outside off, smashed it towards long-on for a single

He's on 198 now

47.3

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, no run, and defends! Lands on a good length and presents the full face as he respectfully plays it back to the bowler

47.4

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 run, full toss on middle, punches it towards wide long-on for a single, reaches 199, Dhoni doesn't want the second, and he's right

47.5

Langeveldt to Dhoni, no run, refuses the single, full toss outside off, cracked it to extra cover who returns a good throw to the bowler to prevent a run

Tendulkar is cramping..

47.6

Langeveldt to Dhoni, 1 run, full outside off, the whiplash again, drills it to long-off for a single to keep the strike

End of over 48 (3 runs) India 368/3 (RR: 7.66)
MS Dhoni    36* (24b 4x4 1x6)      CK Langeveldt    9-0-54-0
SR Tendulkar    199* (146b 25x4 3x6)      DW Steyn    9-0-72-0

48.1

Steyn to Dhoni, no run, full and wide, reaches to dab that wide of point, misses

48.2

Steyn to Dhoni, SIX, that's disappeared into the crowd, full toss for the umpteenth time by Steyn who swings that into the stands over deep midwicket, all power there

48.3

Steyn to Dhoni, no run, short and wide, reaches to play the upper cut, misses, not called a wide, marginal call there

48.4

Steyn to Dhoni, FOUR, four more, short on middle and leg and he pulls it away, it goes off the glove past the keeper to the fine-leg boundary

48.5

Steyn to Dhoni, SIX, six more, Dhoni reaches his fifty in style, bludgeons that mercilessly into the crowd, full and wide and he crashes the poor thing over long-off

48.6

Steyn to Dhoni, 1 run, Dhoni keeps the strike for the last over, his partner's on 199, drilled down the ground to long-off for a single

End of over 49 (17 runs) India 385/3 (RR: 7.85)
MS Dhoni    53* (30b 5x4 3x6)      DW Steyn    10-0-89-0
SR Tendulkar    199* (146b 25x4 3x6)      CK Langeveldt    9-0-54-0

India have a mammoth score and while Dhoni's making hay at the other end, the crowd has its eyes set on just one thing

49.1

Langeveldt to Dhoni, SIX, but Dhoni's holding them up, full and wide and it was all wrist this time, just a jab at it sails over the wide long-off boundary, into the stands again

49.2

Langeveldt to Dhoni, 1 run, swings it away wide of deep midwicket, every chance of a second as Amla dives to his left but Tendulkar and Dhoni agree mutually to just stick to a single

And now, Tendulkar's batting on 199...

49.3

Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 run, single to reach the first double-hundred in ODIs, streered behind point, takes off his helmet and waves to the crowd, which is on its feet, so are his team-mates in the dressing room, a fan's blowing a conch, Tendulkar's soaking all the adulation and after a brief moment, gets back to his crease to face the next delivery

49.4

Langeveldt to Dhoni, FOUR, four more, slices it past a diving point to the boundary to inch closer to 400

49.5

Langeveldt to Dhoni, no run, smacked hard, powerfully struck towards deep midwicket, but the single is turned down by Tendulkar

49.6

Langeveldt to Dhoni, FOUR, full and wide and on a day of records and milestones, Dhoni continues the trend, powering that yorker-length delivery to the long-off boundary

Phew. I need to gather my breath here, as do most of you tuning in. A superlative effort from Tendulkar, which showed no signs of wearing down despite the lifting of restrictions, the cramps, the interruptions. Aided by Karthik, Yusuf and Dhoni with whom he was involved in sizable partnerships, and in quick time, Tendulkar reached a milestone he's had a couple of shots at in the past. He was unbeaten on 186 against New Zealand in Hyderabad, among his best one-day knocks was his 175 in a losing cause against Australia last year and had to retire hurt due to cramps when had marched on to 163 against New Zealand again in Christchurch. But today, as he neared his milestone, there was no stopping him as he worked it around to complete his task in singles and twos, staving off any niggle he normally suffers in course of a long innings. It's taken close to 40 years for someone to reach what he has in ODIs, and this includes 60-over fixtures that characterised the ODI format in its initial years. Truly a historic moment.

Now, India have 401 but South Africa know how it feels to chase down a score of that size. And on this pitch, I dare say it is chaseable if Gibbs and co get their act together. Remember, Sri Lanka almost scaled down 414 in Rajkot. So join us in a bit to see what the response is like.

End of over 50 (16 runs) India 401/3
MS Dhoni    68* (35b 7x4 4x6)      CK Langeveldt    10-0-70-0
SR Tendulkar    200* (147b 25x4 3x6)      DW Steyn    10-0-89-0
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Feb 25, 2010

Sachin Tendulkar takes over the front pages after scoring the first ever 200 in ODI history, February 25, 2010

Sachin Tendulkar takes over the front pages after scoring the first ever 200 in ODI history

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Feb 25, 2010

Indian schoolkids form the number 200 in tribute to Sachin Tendulkar's double century, Amritsar, February 25, 2010

Indian schoolkids form the number 200 in tribute to Sachin Tendulkar's double century

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