South Africa tour of India, 3rd ODI: India v South Africa at Ahmedabad, Feb 27, 2010
South Africa won by 90 runs
27 February 2010 - day/night match (50-over match)
1.3

Tyagi to Amla, FOUR, nicely played, upper-cut over point, it is short and wide, and he almost takes six off. In the Test series, Amla played one shot in the air, and here in an ODI he goes aerial in the second over

South Africa 8/0   HM Amla 7* (7b 1x4)   S Tyagi 0.3-0-6-0
3.5

Tyagi to Amla, FOUR, short-arm pull, the ball didn't come on, nor did it rise high, Amla went for the short-arm shot and swivelled as he made contact, nicely played

South Africa 17/0   HM Amla 15* (21b 2x4)   S Tyagi 1.5-0-12-0
4.1

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

South Africa 21/0   LE Bosman 5* (4b 1x4)   S Sreesanth 2.1-0-9-0
5.2

Tyagi to Bosman, FOUR, nice shot, always knew he was going over the top, got under a length delivery, extended his arms and hit it through the line, over mid-on

South Africa 26/0   LE Bosman 10* (8b 2x4)   S Tyagi 2.2-0-16-0
5.5

Tyagi to Bosman, FOUR, full delivery on the pads, a gift really, and flicked away for four to square leg

South Africa 30/0   LE Bosman 14* (11b 3x4)   S Tyagi 2.5-0-20-0
5.6

Tyagi to Bosman, FOUR, goes short and wide, and is cut away, square of third man, another nice shot

South Africa 34/0   LE Bosman 18* (12b 4x4)   S Tyagi 3-0-24-0
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

South Africa 38/0   HM Amla 19* (26b 3x4)   S Sreesanth 3.1-0-14-0
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   LE Bosman 22* (15b 5x4)   S Sreesanth 4-0-20-0
7.5

Mithun to Amla, FOUR, length ball on the pads, and nicely, beautifully flicked past mid-on, and superb timing on it

South Africa 48/0   HM Amla 24* (34b 4x4)   A Mithun 0.5-0-4-0
7.6

Mithun to Amla, FOUR, he has been asking to be hit this over, and Amla obliges this time. It is short and wide again, and he waits that extra half second and makes connection, goes in front of point and gets four

South Africa 52/0   HM Amla 28* (35b 5x4)   A Mithun 1-0-8-0
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?

South Africa 62/0   LE Bosman 32* (19b 6x4 1x6)   S Sreesanth 4.4-0-30-0
9.6

Mithun to Amla, FOUR, superb placement, driven on the up, and through a tight off side ring, beating short cover and point, and then regulation cover and point

South Africa 70/0   HM Amla 34* (39b 6x4)   A Mithun 2-0-14-0
11.3

Mithun to Bosman, FOUR, makes nice use of the gift this time, Mithun goes wide of the crease, and bowls a length delivery on the pads, and it is lofted over midwicket

South Africa 81/0   LE Bosman 42* (29b 7x4 1x6)   A Mithun 2.3-0-19-0
23.5

Pathan to Amla, FOUR, first boundary since Bosman got out! shortish, widish, makes room, and guides it backward of square, uses the field placings well

South Africa 147/1   HM Amla 63* (70b 7x4)   YK Pathan 5.5-0-34-1
25.5

Pathan to Amla, FOUR, poor delivery, half-tracker, Amla rocks back and pulls it between deep square and deep midwicket

South Africa 159/1   HM Amla 72* (79b 8x4)   YK Pathan 6.5-0-40-1
30.6

Sharma to Kallis, FOUR, Kallis goes for the big shot into the leg side, M Vijay misjudges, runs in too far, and he has been lobbed for four! Pretty embarrassing for the boundary fielder when the ball goes over him and still lands inside the boundary

South Africa 187/1   JH Kallis 30* (46b 1x4)   RG Sharma 2-0-15-0
36.6

Jadeja to de Villiers, FOUR, lovely shot, it was smeared into the pads, he made room and went inside-out over extra cover, always good to watch that shot

South Africa 213/2   AB de Villiers 13* (15b 1x4)   RA Jadeja 8-0-38-1
37.2

Mithun to de Villiers, FOUR, another boundary for AB, asking to be hit, though. Short, into the leg side, and AB obliges with the pull

South Africa 218/2   AB de Villiers 17* (16b 2x4)   A Mithun 6.2-0-40-0
39.3

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

South Africa 234/2   AB de Villiers 26* (22b 3x4)   S Sreesanth 5.3-0-37-0
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

South Africa 238/2   AB de Villiers 30* (23b 4x4)   S Sreesanth 5.4-0-41-0
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   JH Kallis 54* (69b 2x4)   S Sreesanth 6-0-46-0
42.3

Jadeja to de Villiers, FOUR, first boundary in PP! gets down on a knee and slogs it past midwicket

South Africa 263/2   AB de Villiers 44* (33b 5x4)   RA Jadeja 9.3-0-51-1
43.3

Pathan to Kallis, FOUR, nice shot! flat around off, short too, punched into the covers, nicely placed, despite being on the front foot

South Africa 271/2   JH Kallis 66* (78b 3x4)   YK Pathan 9.3-0-60-1
43.5

Pathan to de Villiers, FOUR, lovely way to bring up his 50! makes room for another delivery fired way down the leg side, and cuts it into the off side where no one is patrolling the boundary

South Africa 276/2   AB de Villiers 50* (37b 6x4)   YK Pathan 9.5-0-65-1
45.3

Tyagi to de Villiers, FOUR, nice shot, lovely shot, gets under a length delivery, and goes over extra cover, timing, placement, all perfect

South Africa 298/2   AB de Villiers 63* (43b 7x4 1x6)   S Tyagi 7.3-0-51-0
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

South Africa 311/2   AB de Villiers 75* (47b 8x4 2x6)   S Sreesanth 7.2-0-61-0
47.1

Mithun to de Villiers, FOUR, and starts off porrly with a low fulltoss on the pads with fine leg up, AB cahses in and overtakes Kallis

South Africa 320/2   AB de Villiers 81* (50b 9x4 2x6)   A Mithun 7.1-0-48-0
47.2

Mithun to de Villiers, FOUR, misfielded by Yusuf at extra cover, it goes right through him as he dives, coming down ever so slowly on the ball. London Bridge and all that

South Africa 324/2   AB de Villiers 85* (51b 10x4 2x6)   A Mithun 7.2-0-52-0
47.5

Mithun to Kallis, FOUR, low full toss outside off, and Kallis drills it straight of extra cover and wide of long-off, superb placement

South Africa 331/2   JH Kallis 84* (87b 4x4 1x6)   A Mithun 7.5-0-59-0
47.6

Mithun to Kallis, FOUR, poor delivery again, wide and full toss, and Kallis is no mood of forgiving such mistakes, goes inside-out over extra cover

South Africa 335/2   JH Kallis 88* (88b 5x4 1x6)   A Mithun 8-0-63-0
49.4

Sharma to de Villiers, FOUR, and he gets to the seventh-fastest hundred in ODIs! Dances down the track, takes it on the full, and hits it to the midwicket boundary, what a crazy little innings

South Africa 364/2   AB de Villiers 101* (58b 11x4 3x6)   RG Sharma 2.4-0-27-0
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