India tour of South Africa, Tour Match: Rest of South Africa v Indians at Potchefstroom, Dec 7-9, 2006
Indians won by 96 runs
7,8,9 December 2006 (4-day match)
  Indians 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal W Jaffer lbw b Hayward 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
0.3 Speared in at the toes. Swung in from wide of the crease, it raps him on the back leg, leaving the umpire in no doubt whatsoever. 1/1
View dismissal V Sehwag b Morkel 0 7 1 0 0 0.00
1.1 a blistering yorker, crashed into the base of Sehwag's off stump. Beaten by the swing and pace. 1/2
View dismissal VVS Laxman* c Kemp b Morkel 23 93 61 3 0 37.70
20.2 A wide and rising ball has him playing away from the body, tries to steer that over the slips but finds the eager hands of Kemp in the slips who takes a superb catch 59/4
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Kemp b Morkel 10 37 27 1 0 37.03
9.6 That's the big one! Sachin Tendulkar does not get the feet moving, pushes at it, gets the edge to 2nd slip, Kemp takes the catch cleanly. 37/3
View dismissal SC Ganguly c †van Wyk b de Wet 83 224 141 13 0 58.86
59.1 Gone! Ganguly falls after a valiant knock. The ball landed on a length, shaped away, Ganguly attempted to cut, it bounces a bit more than he expected and he gets a faint tickle to the wicketkeeper. That was a real fighting innings under pressure. A strong statement of intent from the former captain. A super comeback. 208/6
View dismissal MS Dhoni c †van Wyk b Morkel 6 20 13 1 0 46.15
24.3 EDGED! GONE! The quick men again the undoing of the Indian top order, a ball outside the off and moving away a touch is flayed at only to get the edge to a diving keeper 69/5
IK Pathan not out 111 272 176 15 1 63.06
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c Rudolph b Thomas 47 84 67 6 2 70.14
77.5 And the 79-run partnership is broken. Harbhajan goes for the big drive, scoops it a bit and Rudolph takes the catch at mid-on. 287/7
Z Khan not out 9 35 25 1 0 36.00
Extras (b 2, lb 10, w 6, nb 9) 27
  Total (7 wickets dec; 85 overs; 389 mins) 316 (3.71 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wicket M Hayward 16 1 59 1 3.68 (2w)
0.3 to Jaffer, Speared in at the toes. Swung in from wide of the crease, it raps him on the back leg, leaving the umpire in no doubt whatsoever. 1/1
View wickets M Morkel 19 2 74 4 3.89 (3nb, 2w)
1.1 to Sehwag, a blistering yorker, crashed into the base of Sehwag's off stump. Beaten by the swing and pace. 1/2
9.6 to Tendulkar, That's the big one! Sachin Tendulkar does not get the feet moving, pushes at it, gets the edge to 2nd slip, Kemp takes the catch cleanly. 37/3
20.2 to Laxman, A wide and rising ball has him playing away from the body, tries to steer that over the slips but finds the eager hands of Kemp in the slips who takes a superb catch 59/4
24.3 to Dhoni, EDGED! GONE! The quick men again the undoing of the Indian top order, a ball outside the off and moving away a touch is flayed at only to get the edge to a diving keeper 69/5
View wicket AC Thomas 18 7 39 1 2.16 (2nb)
77.5 to Harbhajan Singh, And the 79-run partnership is broken. Harbhajan goes for the big drive, scoops it a bit and Rudolph takes the catch at mid-on. 287/7
View wicket F de Wet 18 4 56 1 3.11
59.1 to Ganguly, Gone! Ganguly falls after a valiant knock. The ball landed on a length, shaped away, Ganguly attempted to cut, it bounces a bit more than he expected and he gets a faint tickle to the wicketkeeper. That was a real fighting innings under pressure. A strong statement of intent from the former captain. A super comeback. 208/6
  PR Adams 9 1 54 0 6.00
  JM Kemp 2 0 8 0 4.00 (2w)
  JP Duminy 3 1 14 0 4.66
  Rest of South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JA Rudolph* c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 5 5 6 1 0 83.33
1.1 GONE! First delivery from Sreesanth gets a wicket. Great ball. Just outside off, swings away and bounces at a discomforting height.Rudolph gets the edge and Dhoni takes a fine catch. 5/1
View dismissal AN Petersen c sub (G Gambhir) b Khan 2 13 7 0 0 28.57
2.6 EDGED AND TAKEN! Petersen gets a thick edge and Gambhir, the substitute, takes a fine catch at third slip. Great start for the Indians. Rest of South Africa lose both their openers early 7/2
View dismissal JP Duminy lbw b Khan 16 33 26 3 0 61.53
8.5 GONE! No breathing space there. Zaheer fires it in full and straight. HUGE appeal and the umpire had no choice but to give that out. Duminy didn't expect the ball to be so full and missed it completely. Big wicket for the Indians there. Rest of South Africa (32 for 3) are in a similar position like the Indians were yesterday (37 for 3). Can they find a couple of batsmen to revive them? 32/3
View dismissal VB van Jaarsveld lbw b Sreesanth 52 87 57 9 0 91.22
19.6 Gone! Another one! Full and straight, van Jaarsveld misses and that's hitting middle and leg. As Michael Holding would say, 'if you miss I hit'. Some words are exchanged between Sreesanth and van Jaarsveld, but van Jaarsveld has to go. 94/6
View dismissal MN van Wyk lbw b Pathan 6 35 14 1 0 42.85
15.2 GONE! Another one! Great going from Pathan. Full and straight, van Wyk misses it after trying to swat across the line. A straight shot might have worked there. That was going on to crash into middle and leg. Classic Pathan delivery. 67/4
View dismissal JM Kemp lbw b Singh 2 14 7 0 0 28.57
18.1 Gone! Another lbw! I had my suspicions about the line, maybe was straying down leg, height wasn't an issue, umpire decides that's gone. VRV claims his first wicket on this tour. 90/5
View dismissal AC Thomas lbw b Singh 0 13 6 0 0 0.00
20.1 Gone! Another lbw! Fifth lbw victim of the innings! It's all happening! Singh pings the full and straight line, Thomas tries to go across the line, hits him smack in front. He has to return to the hutch 94/7
View dismissal PR Adams lbw b Sreesanth 0 13 4 0 0 0.00
21.4 And another lbw! I fancy that one could be going down leg, but OUT is the decision. Sixth lbw victim. Indians are having a ball out there. 95/8
View dismissal M Morkel c Sehwag b Singh 4 27 15 1 0 26.66
24.4 Gotcha! VRV takes out Morkel, the man who harassed the Indian batsmen with pace. Cut straight into the hands of Sehwag at point! 106/9
F de Wet not out 14 56 36 1 0 38.88
View dismissal M Hayward c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 15 37 19 3 0 78.94
31.4 Finito! Edged and gone! Dhoni swallows that one.That's the end of the innings. They stitched and edged together a 32-run partnership for the last wicket. 138/10
Extras (b 2, lb 8, nb 12) 22
  Total (all out; 31.4 overs; 171 mins) 138 (4.35 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Z Khan 7 0 22 2 3.14
2.6 to Petersen, EDGED AND TAKEN! Petersen gets a thick edge and Gambhir, the substitute, takes a fine catch at third slip. Great start for the Indians. Rest of South Africa lose both their openers early 7/2
8.5 to Duminy, GONE! No breathing space there. Zaheer fires it in full and straight. HUGE appeal and the umpire had no choice but to give that out. Duminy didn't expect the ball to be so full and missed it completely. Big wicket for the Indians there. Rest of South Africa (32 for 3) are in a similar position like the Indians were yesterday (37 for 3). Can they find a couple of batsmen to revive them? 32/3
View wickets S Sreesanth 11.4 3 53 4 4.54 (2nb)
1.1 to Rudolph, GONE! First delivery from Sreesanth gets a wicket. Great ball. Just outside off, swings away and bounces at a discomforting height.Rudolph gets the edge and Dhoni takes a fine catch. 5/1
19.6 to van Jaarsveld, Gone! Another one! Full and straight, van Jaarsveld misses and that's hitting middle and leg. As Michael Holding would say, 'if you miss I hit'. Some words are exchanged between Sreesanth and van Jaarsveld, but van Jaarsveld has to go. 94/6
21.4 to Adams, And another lbw! I fancy that one could be going down leg, but OUT is the decision. Sixth lbw victim. Indians are having a ball out there. 95/8
31.4 to Hayward, Finito! Edged and gone! Dhoni swallows that one.That's the end of the innings. They stitched and edged together a 32-run partnership for the last wicket. 138/10
View wicket IK Pathan 4 1 18 1 4.50
15.2 to van Wyk, GONE! Another one! Great going from Pathan. Full and straight, van Wyk misses it after trying to swat across the line. A straight shot might have worked there. That was going on to crash into middle and leg. Classic Pathan delivery. 67/4
View wickets VRV Singh 9 2 35 3 3.88 (5nb)
18.1 to Kemp, Gone! Another lbw! I had my suspicions about the line, maybe was straying down leg, height wasn't an issue, umpire decides that's gone. VRV claims his first wicket on this tour. 90/5
20.1 to Thomas, Gone! Another lbw! Fifth lbw victim of the innings! It's all happening! Singh pings the full and straight line, Thomas tries to go across the line, hits him smack in front. He has to return to the hutch 94/7
24.4 to Morkel, Gotcha! VRV takes out Morkel, the man who harassed the Indian batsmen with pace. Cut straight into the hands of Sehwag at point! 106/9
  Indians 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal V Sehwag lbw b Thomas 10 27 21 2 0 47.61
5.5 GONE! First LBW of the Indian innings. Sehwag gets a full and straight one, goes across the line and Thomas picks up his second wicket. That's a big blow. India's opening woes continue. 14/2
View dismissal W Jaffer c †van Wyk b Thomas 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
1.5 pair! lovely delivery outside the off stump and Jaffer tamely nicks it straight to the keeper. 'India's search for a Test opener' - the longest story ever wrtten 3/1
View dismissal VVS Laxman* c Duminy b Thomas 31 172 103 4 0 30.09
37.1 What a catch! Laxman tries to drive on the up, gets a thick edge and Duminy diving forward at point takes a great catch. Big breakthrough there 93/6
View dismissal SR Tendulkar lbw b Hayward 12 47 31 2 0 38.70
16.2 GONE! LBW! That was a superb delivery, fuller than the other ones and I would bet a bit faster too. it had some late inswing and just straightened after bouncing. Tendulker misread that one and he has to take the long walk back to the pavilion. 33/3
View dismissal SC Ganguly c †van Jaarsveld b Hayward 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
16.4 GONE! It's all over. He gets a fine edge and van Jaarsveld, standing in as keeper for van Wyk, takes the catch at a comfortable height. Ganguly would be dissapointed with that seeing that he looked in good form yesterday. It's all over for nought. The Master and the Prince depart in quick succession. 33/4
View dismissal MS Dhoni c Kemp b Thomas 16 55 30 1 1 53.33
27.2 That's the breakthrough! Shortish delivery outside off, Dhoni tries to drive of the backfoot and gets the edge. Kemp - who dropped Laxman earlier - takes it at second slip. Dhoni tried to counterattack for a brief while but finally falls to Thomas. 55/5
IK Pathan not out 40 134 66 3 0 60.60
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh lbw b Thomas 0 12 10 0 0 0.00
39.5 Gone! Full and straight, Harbhajan misses. That was going on to hit middle and leg. Harbhajan, who made a handy contribution in the first innings, falls for a duck this time. 93/7
View dismissal Z Khan c †van Wyk b Thomas 3 8 8 0 0 37.50
41.3 Gotcha! Fine edge to the 'keeper who makes no mistake! India are eight down now 97/8
View dismissal S Sreesanth c †van Wyk b de Wet 13 55 44 1 0 29.54
52.4 got 'em! A short of length delivery outside off stump, Sreesanth plays at it and gets an edge, and van Wyk takes a diving catch behind the stumps to end his time at the crease, India are nine down 134/9
View dismissal VRV Singh c Adams b Thomas 6 7 5 1 0 120.00
53.4 last man goes! Full outside off stump, he goes for the big shot over cover, gets a thickish top-edge though, and Adams at cover just has to make some ground to take the catch 142/10
Extras (b 4, lb 2, w 2, nb 3) 11
  Total (all out; 53.4 overs; 268 mins) 142 (2.64 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
  M Morkel 17 5 44 0 2.58 (1nb, 1w)
View wickets AC Thomas 21.4 6 56 7 2.58 (2nb)
1.5 to Jaffer, pair! lovely delivery outside the off stump and Jaffer tamely nicks it straight to the keeper. 'India's search for a Test opener' - the longest story ever wrtten 3/1
5.5 to Sehwag, GONE! First LBW of the Indian innings. Sehwag gets a full and straight one, goes across the line and Thomas picks up his second wicket. That's a big blow. India's opening woes continue. 14/2
27.2 to Dhoni, That's the breakthrough! Shortish delivery outside off, Dhoni tries to drive of the backfoot and gets the edge. Kemp - who dropped Laxman earlier - takes it at second slip. Dhoni tried to counterattack for a brief while but finally falls to Thomas. 55/5
37.1 to Laxman, What a catch! Laxman tries to drive on the up, gets a thick edge and Duminy diving forward at point takes a great catch. Big breakthrough there 93/6
39.5 to Harbhajan Singh, Gone! Full and straight, Harbhajan misses. That was going on to hit middle and leg. Harbhajan, who made a handy contribution in the first innings, falls for a duck this time. 93/7
41.3 to Khan, Gotcha! Fine edge to the 'keeper who makes no mistake! India are eight down now 97/8
53.4 to Singh, last man goes! Full outside off stump, he goes for the big shot over cover, gets a thickish top-edge though, and Adams at cover just has to make some ground to take the catch 142/10
View wickets M Hayward 7 3 13 2 1.85
16.2 to Tendulkar, GONE! LBW! That was a superb delivery, fuller than the other ones and I would bet a bit faster too. it had some late inswing and just straightened after bouncing. Tendulker misread that one and he has to take the long walk back to the pavilion. 33/3
16.4 to Ganguly, GONE! It's all over. He gets a fine edge and van Jaarsveld, standing in as keeper for van Wyk, takes the catch at a comfortable height. Ganguly would be dissapointed with that seeing that he looked in good form yesterday. It's all over for nought. The Master and the Prince depart in quick succession. 33/4
View wicket F de Wet 8 3 23 1 2.87 (1w)
52.4 to Sreesanth, got 'em! A short of length delivery outside off stump, Sreesanth plays at it and gets an edge, and van Wyk takes a diving catch behind the stumps to end his time at the crease, India are nine down 134/9
  Rest of South Africa 2nd innings (target: 321 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal JA Rudolph* b Khan 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
0.1 Gone!First ball!Rudolph bowled! A full, swinging ball outside off stump moves back and pegs back his off stump, Zak's loving it! 0/1
View dismissal AN Petersen lbw b Singh 22 106 68 3 0 32.35
20.1 Gone! Full and straight, Petersen misses and that was almost hitting all three stumps, the umpire raises the finger and VRV celebrates 75/3
View dismissal JP Duminy b Khan 20 52 28 3 0 71.42
10.3 Bowled! What a ball! Pitches full, fast and furious outside off stump and swings in, Duminy plays around it and the ball hits top of off stump, and Zaheer's cock-a-hoop, India strike again 36/2
View dismissal VB van Jaarsveld run out (Sreesanth/†Dhoni) 66 52 70 10 1 94.28
35.1 Harbhajan Singh to Kemp, Kemp goes for the quick single, van Jaarsveld goes aswell but is found short of his crease after Sreesanth attacks the ball and throws it straight to Dhoni who only has to dislodge the bails. Good knock from van Jaarsveld comes to an end - India need five more. 175/5
View dismissal MN van Wyk b Singh 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
20.2 Gone! Another one bites the dust! Not a great ball, but all van Wyk can do is chop it onto his stumps from outside off, and the ball only just dislodges the bail! That's two in two balls for VRV! 75/4
View dismissal JM Kemp c †Dhoni b Khan 53 89 62 9 0 85.48
38.2 got'm! and that's a crucial wicket. Short delivery on the stumps, Kemp goes for the big pull and ends up with a thick top edge, ball steeples up behind the stumps on the leg side. Dhoni hurtles across and nicely settles under it 183/6
View dismissal AC Thomas c Ganguly b Harbhajan Singh 15 52 27 2 0 55.55
47.3 two more to go! Goes for the little tickle around the corner but fails ot keep it down. Ganguly at leg-slip makes no mistake 218/8
View dismissal PR Adams c sub (G Gambhir) b Harbhajan Singh 0 5 3 0 0 0.00
39.3 another one bites the dust! Adams get the ball on the glove, Short leg makes no mistake as the ball pops up right in front of him. Huge appeal and up goes the finger - Adams walks back for a duck and India are just three wickets away from victory here. 183/7
View dismissal M Morkel c †Dhoni b Sehwag 26 39 33 5 0 78.78
48.5 That's the game! Morkel tries to hit the big one over midwicket and gets a thick top edge. Dhoni gets under it and makes no mistake. 224/10
View dismissal F de Wet lbw b Harbhajan Singh 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
47.4 and he lasts just one ball - that's the third golden duck of the innings ! tossed up, lands full and straight, De Wet doesn't get any bat on that and he is caught stone dead. Nine down, just one more to get. 218/9
M Hayward not out 1 4 3 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 11, lb 5, w 1, nb 4) 21
  Total (all out; 48.5 overs; 204 mins) 224 (4.58 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ  
View wickets Z Khan 12 5 36 3 3.00
0.1 to Rudolph, Gone!First ball!Rudolph bowled! A full, swinging ball outside off stump moves back and pegs back his off stump, Zak's loving it! 0/1
10.3 to Duminy, Bowled! What a ball! Pitches full, fast and furious outside off stump and swings in, Duminy plays around it and the ball hits top of off stump, and Zaheer's cock-a-hoop, India strike again 36/2
38.2 to Kemp, got'm! and that's a crucial wicket. Short delivery on the stumps, Kemp goes for the big pull and ends up with a thick top edge, ball steeples up behind the stumps on the leg side. Dhoni hurtles across and nicely settles under it 183/6
  S Sreesanth 10 2 46 0 4.60
View wickets VRV Singh 8 0 41 2 5.12 (2nb)
20.1 to Petersen, Gone! Full and straight, Petersen misses and that was almost hitting all three stumps, the umpire raises the finger and VRV celebrates 75/3
20.2 to van Wyk, Gone! Another one bites the dust! Not a great ball, but all van Wyk can do is chop it onto his stumps from outside off, and the ball only just dislodges the bail! That's two in two balls for VRV! 75/4
  IK Pathan 4 0 31 0 7.75 (1nb, 1w)
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 12 4 39 3 3.25 (1nb)
39.3 to Adams, another one bites the dust! Adams get the ball on the glove, Short leg makes no mistake as the ball pops up right in front of him. Huge appeal and up goes the finger - Adams walks back for a duck and India are just three wickets away from victory here. 183/7
47.3 to Thomas, two more to go! Goes for the little tickle around the corner but fails ot keep it down. Ganguly at leg-slip makes no mistake 218/8
47.4 to de Wet, and he lasts just one ball - that's the third golden duck of the innings ! tossed up, lands full and straight, De Wet doesn't get any bat on that and he is caught stone dead. Nine down, just one more to get. 218/9
View wicket V Sehwag 2.5 0 15 1 5.29
48.5 to Morkel, That's the game! Morkel tries to hit the big one over midwicket and gets a thick top edge. Dhoni gets under it and makes no mistake. 224/10

Match details


Toss - Rest of South Africa, who chose to field
Player of the match - IK Pathan (Indians)
Umpires - M Erasmus and KH Hurter
Match referee - CJ Mitchley
Reserve umpire - R Ellis
Close of play
  • Thu, 7 Dec - day 1 - Indians 1st innings 316/7 (IK Pathan 111*, Z Khan 9*, 85 ov)
  • Fri, 8 Dec - day 2 - Indians 2nd innings 93/7 (IK Pathan 15*, Z Khan 0*, 40 ov)
  • Sat, 9 Dec - day 3 - Rest of South Africa 2nd innings 224 (48.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • Indians 50 runs, 73 mins, 94 balls, 6x4, 0x6
    • Indians 100 runs, 153 mins, 194 balls, 12x4, 0x6
    • Ganguly 50 runs, 130 mins, 83 balls, 8x4, 0x6
    • 50 Partnership, 63 mins, 84 balls, 8x4, 0x6, Ganguly 36, Pathan 11, Ex 6
    • Indians 150 runs, 220 mins, 283 balls, 20x4, 0x6.
    • 100 PArtnership, 110 mins, 147 balls, 15x4, 0x6, Ganguly 45, Pathan 47, Ex 8
    • Pathan 50 runs, 117 mins, 81 balls, 8x4, 0x6
    • Indians 200 runs, 257 mins, 344 balls, 26x4, 0x6
    • Indians 200 runs,257 mins, 344 balls, 26x4, 0x6
    • Indians 250 runs, 319 mins, 424 balls, 34x4, 1x6
    • Indians 1st innings: 1x5 ball over (73rd over)
    • Pathan 100 runs, 244 mins, 161 balls, 13x4, 1x6
    • Indians 300 runs, 365 mins, 487 balls, 38x4, 3x6
    • New ball taken after 80.2 overs, score on 303/7
    • Rest of South-Africa, 50 runs, 50 mins, 65 balls, 7x4, 0x6
    • Rest of South-Africa, 100 runs, 119 mins, 139 balls, 16x4, 0x6
    • Van Jaarsveld 50 runs, 87 mins, 56 balls, 9x4, 0x6
    • van Wyk is off to the docter for some medical attention, van Jaarsveld will be keeping this innings till van Wyk can return, if he does.
    • India 50 runs, 113 mins, 145 balls, 6x4, 1x6
    • India 100 runs, 212 min, 259 balls, 11x4, 1x6
    • Rest of South-Africa, 50 runs, 74 mins, 88 balls, 7x4, 0x6
    • Rest of South-Africa 100 runs, 123 mins, 141 balls, 15x4, 0x6
    • 50 Partnership, 30 mins, 34 bals, 8x4, 1x6, Kemp 25, van Jaarsveld 23 ex 3
    • van Jaasveld 50 runs, 87 mins, 44 balls, 8x4, 1x6
    • Rest of South-Africa 150 runs, 157 mins, 186 balls, 21x4, 1x6
    • 100 Partnership, 72 mins, 93 balls, 15x4, 1x6, Kemp 49, Van Jaarsveld 42, ex 9
    • Kemp 50 runs, 77 mins, 48 balls, 9x4, 0x6
    • Rest of South-Africa 200 runs, 219 mins, 267 balls, 29x4, 1x6
 
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