South Africa in India ODI Series - 3rd ODI

India v South Africa

South Africa won by 90 runs

0.1

Sreesanth to Bosman, 1 run, strays on the pads first up, helped away to fine leg

0.1

Sreesanth to Bosman, 1 run, shapes away from the batsman, left alone by Karthik

0.2

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, on target, no swing so far, Amla defends off the front foot

0.3

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, square-driven, nicely timed, but not wide of backward point

0.4

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, punched away nicely, good connection, but not past cover

0.5

Sreesanth to Amla, 1 run, drops and runs, good early call, takes Raina - cover - on, but it's an early call that sees him through

0.6

Sreesanth to Bosman, no run, full delivery, on off, pushed back to the bowler

South Africa 2/0   S Sreesanth 1-0-2-0

2.1

Sreesanth to Amla, 2 runs, back of a length, into the pads, swivel-pulls it, fine leg is very square, gets him a couple

2.2

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, full and wide, hit one-bounce to short cover

2.3

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, stops a touch at Amla who checks the shot and keeps it down, hitting it towards mid-on

2.4

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, straying onto the pads, and Amla misses out on this offering, the ball rolls off the pad towards Dhoni

2.5

Sreesanth to Amla, 1 run, runs this one down to third man

2.6

Sreesanth to Bosman, no run, short, looks for the cut, doesn't get enough room for the shot, plays it one bounce to point

South Africa 13/0   S Sreesanth 2-0-5-0

4.1

Sreesanth to Bosman, FOUR, nicely pushed down the ground, on the up, full face of the bat, lovely timing, beats mid-off

4.2

Sreesanth to Bosman, no run, slight inward seam movement, back of a length and comes back in, played to mid-on

4.3

Sreesanth to Bosman, 1 run, opens the face, plays it wide of backward point, easy single taken

4.4

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, good timing, driven down the ground, straight to mid-off, though

4.5

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, slower legcutter, it turns away like a proper legbreak, and beats Amla on the cut

4.6

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, wristily driven down the ground, can't beat mid-on

South Africa 22/0   S Sreesanth 3-0-10-0

6.1

Sreesanth to Amla, FOUR, the flood gates are open, wristily flicked away, back of a length, and from in front of the stumps he hits a four to square leg. Four fours in last seven deliveries

6.2

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, better length, slightly fuller, but still not driving length, pushed to cover

6.3

Sreesanth to Amla, no run, can't beat that man at short cover again, and Dinesh karthik is quick there, making Bosman rush back into his crease at the non-striker's end

6.4

Sreesanth to Amla, 1 run, crashed away square of the wicket, Kohli at backward point fumbles, giving away the single

6.5

Sreesanth to Bosman, 1 no ball, caught off a no-ball! the short midwicket plan almost worked, but Sreesanth overstepped! Bosman whipped it off his pads, in the air, Yusuf takes a nice catch, but realises late that this is a no-ball

6.5

Sreesanth to Bosman, no run, wide yorker, Bosman backs away and ends up far from it, and the free hit doesn't hurt them much in terms of runs

6.6

Sreesanth to Bosman, FOUR, follows it up with a poor delivery, full and on the pads, and flicked past short fine leg for four, easy pickings

South Africa 44/0   S Sreesanth 4-0-20-0

8.1

Sreesanth to Bosman, SIX, what a shot! The Hammer hammers! Gets under a short delivery and plays the pick-up pull, into the crowd behind the square-leg fence

8.2

Sreesanth to Bosman, no run, slower ball, offcutter this time, better length too - full but not driveable, inside edge onto the pad

8.3

Sreesanth to Bosman, no run, hits that length again, around off, defended towards short cover

8.4

Sreesanth to Bosman, FOUR, slower legcutter gone wrong, ends up being a fulltoss on the pads, and he is literally swept away. With fine leg up, that line is a crime really. Was he looking to bowl him around his legs?

8.5

Sreesanth to Bosman, 1 run, opens the face, shows a wide delivery through to third man

8.6

Sreesanth to Amla, 1 run, Amla gets the single to third man this time, another good over for South Africa

South Africa 64/0   S Sreesanth 5-0-32-0

39.1

Sreesanth to Kallis, 1 run, plays with an open face, gets a single to third man, gets to his fifty

39.2

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, nice yorker, slower ball that too, AB can't do anything with it

39.3

Sreesanth to de Villiers, FOUR, bowls length, and is punished, superb shot, driven between mid-off and extra cover

39.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, FOUR, another beautiful shot! Long-off has been sent back, but still AB manages to drive it wide of him, lovely drive and even better placement

39.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 run, this time it is driven straight down the ground and will fetch him just one

39.6

Sreesanth to Kallis, FOUR, poor delivery, digs it in short, at not much pace, and is pulled to deep midwicket for four

South Africa 243/2   S Sreesanth 6-0-46-0

44.1

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, AB walks across the stumps, but Sree is full and wide and manages a dot ball

44.2

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 run, walks across again, drags this one from wide of off towards mid-on, can't time it, and gets only a single

44.3

Sreesanth to Kallis, 1 run, slower-ball, fulltoss outside off, hit hard but straight to long-off

44.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 run, walks across and hits a wide delivery to extra cover, would have been a wide had he not hit, would have been run out had Raina hit the one stump he could see. Woulda-coulda-shoulda delivery

44.5

Sreesanth to Kallis, 1 run, this time Kallis plays at a delivery that would have been a wide if left alone, gets a limp bottom edge for one

44.6

Sreesanth to de Villiers, SIX, full and wide, and this time AB tries the percentage shot as opposed to going into the on side. And he connects so well that he clears the sweeper-cover, lovely timing on this one

South Africa 287/2   S Sreesanth 7-0-56-0

46.1

Sreesanth to Kallis, 1 run, low fulltoss, inches fuller of being a yorker, gets a single to long-off

46.2

Sreesanth to de Villiers, FOUR, slower legbreak, hit in the air and down the ground, Mithun runs in from long-on but at the wrong angle and has almost over-run it, the desperate dive in the end doesn't save four

46.3

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 run, gets the yorker right, just a single results

46.4

Sreesanth to Kallis, 1 run, good yorker, another single, with an open face, towards point

46.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 run, yorker becomes low full toss again, drilled down the ground, Rohit dives and fields, replays it to Raina who throws, and thus the batsmen are kept down to one

46.6

Sreesanth to Kallis, 2 runs, driven straight down the ground, and before Raina can get around from long-on, they come back for two

South Africa 316/2   S Sreesanth 8-0-66-0

48.1

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 run, low fulltoss on off, hit powerfully to sweeper-cover, AB wants two, but Kallis doesn't want to risk Jadeja's arm

48.2

Sreesanth to Kallis, 1 run, length ball, drilled down to long-on, just a single

48.3

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 run, slower legcutter again, Ab reacds it early, goes inside-out, with the turn, gets one to sweeper-cover. Sree wants Jadeja to run in and catch, jadeja wants to stay back and save four

48.4

Sreesanth to Kallis, 2 runs, low fulltoss, hit down the ground, wide of long-on, gets two

48.5

Sreesanth to Kallis, SIX, good shot, goooood shot! gets under a length ball, hits it damn straight and powerfully, into the sight screen

48.6

Sreesanth to Kallis, SIX, another beautiful shot to bring up his hundred and SA's 350, again gets a length ball, and goes inside-out, clearing long-off with ease, well-paced innings

South Africa 352/2   S Sreesanth 9-0-83-0
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South Africa won by 90 runs
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Feb 27, 2010

India celebrate their 2-1 series win, India v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Ahmedabad, February 27, 2010

India celebrate their 2-1 series win

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Feb 27, 2010

The Indians go for a spin in a Volvo S80, India v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Ahmedabad, February 27, 2010

The Indians go for a spin in a Volvo S80

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