India tour of South Africa, 2006/07 / Commentary

India tour of South Africa - Tour match

Rest of South Africa v Indians

Indians won by 96 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

Hello and welcome to this tour-match between India and the Rest of South-Africa, India lost the ODI-series 4-0, with one game not played due to rain.They will be desperate to regain some confidence, especially their batsmen. Rest of South-Africa won the toss and elceted to bowl first, play is due to start at 10:30am

0.1

Hayward to Jaffer, no run, Wide outside, no need to play at that

0.2

Hayward to Jaffer, 1 wide, Very wide second ball.

0.2

Hayward to Jaffer, no run

0.3

Hayward to Jaffer, OUT, 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.

W Jaffer lbw b Hayward 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.4

Hayward to Laxman, no run

0.5

Hayward to Laxman, no run

0.6

Hayward to Laxman, no run

End of over 1 (1 run) Indians 1/1
VVS Laxman    0* (3b)      M Hayward    1-0-1-1
V Sehwag    0* (0b)     

1.1

Morkel to Sehwag, OUT, a blistering yorker, crashed into the base of Sehwag's off stump. Beaten by the swing and pace.

V Sehwag b Morkel 0 (7m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

1.2

Morkel to Ganguly, 1 wide

1.2

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run

1.3

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run

1.4

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run

1.5

Morkel to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye

1.6

Morkel to Laxman, no run

End of over 2 (2 runs) Indians 3/2
VVS Laxman    0* (4b)      M Morkel    1-0-1-1
SR Tendulkar    0* (4b)     

2.1

Hayward to Tendulkar, 2 runs, Glanced down to fine leg.

2.2

Hayward to Tendulkar, no run

2.3

Hayward to Tendulkar, no run

2.4

Hayward to Tendulkar, no run

2.5

Hayward to Tendulkar, 1 run

2.6

Hayward to Laxman, no run

End of over 3 (3 runs) Indians 6/2
VVS Laxman    0* (5b)      M Hayward    2-0-4-1
SR Tendulkar    3* (9b)     

3.1

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run

3.2

Morkel to Tendulkar, 1 run

3.3

Morkel to Laxman, no run

3.4

Morkel to Laxman, 1 run

3.5

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run

3.6

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 4 (2 runs) Indians 8/2
SR Tendulkar    4* (13b)      M Morkel    2-0-3-1
VVS Laxman    1* (7b)     

4.1

Hayward to Laxman, no run

4.2

Hayward to Laxman, no run

4.3

Hayward to Laxman, 1 run

4.4

Hayward to Tendulkar, no run

4.5

Hayward to Tendulkar, 1 run

4.6

Hayward to Laxman, 1 leg bye

End of over 5 (3 runs) Indians 11/2
VVS Laxman    2* (11b)      M Hayward    3-0-6-1
SR Tendulkar    5* (15b)     

5.1

Morkel to Laxman, no run

5.2

Morkel to Laxman, 1 run

5.3

Morkel to Tendulkar, 5 no balls

5.3

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run

5.4

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run

5.5

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run

5.6

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 6 (6 runs) Indians 17/2
SR Tendulkar    5* (20b)      M Morkel    3-0-9-1
VVS Laxman    3* (13b)     

6.1

Hayward to Laxman, no run

6.2

Hayward to Laxman, 2 runs

6.3

Hayward to Laxman, no run

6.4

Hayward to Laxman, no run

6.5

Hayward to Laxman, 1 run

6.6

Hayward to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 7 (3 runs) Indians 20/2
SR Tendulkar    5* (21b)      M Hayward    4-0-9-1
VVS Laxman    6* (18b)     

7.1

Morkel to Laxman, no run

7.2

Morkel to Laxman, 1 run

7.3

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run

7.4

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run

7.5

Morkel to Tendulkar, FOUR, Short one, Pulled away with ease towards the deep square leg fence.

7.6

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run

End of over 8 (5 runs) Indians 25/2
SR Tendulkar    9* (25b 1x4)      M Morkel    4-0-14-1
VVS Laxman    7* (20b)     

8.1

Hayward to Laxman, FOUR, Pulled through mid-wicket.Too short and sent to ropes.

8.2

Hayward to Laxman, no run

8.3

Hayward to Laxman, no run

8.4

Hayward to Laxman, no run

8.5

Hayward to Laxman, 2 runs

8.6

Hayward to Laxman, no run

End of over 9 (6 runs) Indians 31/2
VVS Laxman    13* (26b 1x4)      M Hayward    5-0-15-1
SR Tendulkar    9* (25b 1x4)     

9.1

Morkel to Tendulkar, 1 run

9.2

Morkel to Laxman, no run

9.3

Morkel to Laxman, no run

9.4

Morkel to Laxman, FOUR, Cut through the gully area, great shot.

9.5

Morkel to Laxman, 1 run

9.6

Morkel to Tendulkar, OUT, 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.

SR Tendulkar c Kemp b Morkel 10 (37m 27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 37.03

End of over 10 (6 runs) Indians 37/3
     M Morkel    5-0-20-2
VVS Laxman    18* (30b 2x4)     

10.1

Thomas to Laxman, no run

10.2

Thomas to Laxman, no run

10.3

Thomas to Laxman, no run

10.4

Thomas to Laxman, no run

10.5

Thomas to Laxman, no run

10.6

Thomas to Laxman, no run

End of over 11 (maiden) Indians 37/3
VVS Laxman    18* (36b 2x4)      AC Thomas    1-1-0-0
SC Ganguly    0* (0b)     

11.1

Morkel to Ganguly, 2 runs

11.2

Morkel to Ganguly, no run

11.3

Morkel to Ganguly, no run

11.4

Morkel to Ganguly, FOUR, Glanced down to tird man boundary

11.5

Morkel to Ganguly, 1 run

11.6

Morkel to Laxman, no run

End of over 12 (7 runs) Indians 44/3
VVS Laxman    18* (37b 2x4)      M Morkel    6-0-27-2
SC Ganguly    7* (5b 1x4)     

12.1

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

12.2

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

12.3

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

12.4

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

12.5

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

12.6

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

Match State: Drinks

End of over 13 (maiden) Indians 44/3
SC Ganguly    7* (11b 1x4)      AC Thomas    2-2-0-0
VVS Laxman    18* (37b 2x4)     

13.1

de Wet to Laxman, no run

13.2

de Wet to Laxman, no run

13.3

de Wet to Laxman, no run

13.4

de Wet to Laxman, no run

13.5

de Wet to Laxman, 1 run

13.6

de Wet to Ganguly, no run

End of over 14 (1 run) Indians 45/3
SC Ganguly    7* (12b 1x4)      F de Wet    1-0-1-0
VVS Laxman    19* (42b 2x4)     

14.1

Thomas to Laxman, no run

14.2

Thomas to Laxman, no run

14.3

Thomas to Laxman, FOUR, Excellent straight drive past mid off.

14.4

Thomas to Laxman, no run

14.5

Thomas to Laxman, no run

14.6

Thomas to Laxman, no run

End of over 15 (4 runs) Indians 49/3
VVS Laxman    23* (48b 3x4)      AC Thomas    3-2-4-0
SC Ganguly    7* (12b 1x4)     

15.1

de Wet to Ganguly, FOUR, Miss field! Straight through point's hands.

15.2

de Wet to Ganguly, no run

15.3

de Wet to Ganguly, no run

15.4

de Wet to Ganguly, no run

15.5

de Wet to Ganguly, 1 run

15.6

de Wet to Laxman, no run

End of over 16 (5 runs) Indians 54/3
VVS Laxman    23* (49b 3x4)      F de Wet    2-0-6-0
SC Ganguly    12* (17b 2x4)     

16.1

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

16.2

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

16.3

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

16.4

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

16.5

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

16.6

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

End of over 17 (maiden) Indians 54/3
SC Ganguly    12* (23b 2x4)      AC Thomas    4-3-4-0
VVS Laxman    23* (49b 3x4)     

17.1

de Wet to Laxman, 1 leg bye

17.2

de Wet to Ganguly, no run

17.3

de Wet to Ganguly, no run

17.4

de Wet to Ganguly, no run

17.5

de Wet to Ganguly, no run

17.6

de Wet to Ganguly, 2 runs, Worked down to 3rd man.

End of over 18 (3 runs) Indians 57/3
SC Ganguly    14* (28b 2x4)      F de Wet    3-0-8-0
VVS Laxman    23* (50b 3x4)     

18.1

Thomas to Laxman, no run

18.2

Thomas to Laxman, no run

18.3

Thomas to Laxman, no run

18.4

Thomas to Laxman, no run

18.5

Thomas to Laxman, no run

18.6

Thomas to Laxman, no run

End of over 19 (maiden) Indians 57/3
VVS Laxman    23* (56b 3x4)      AC Thomas    5-4-4-0
SC Ganguly    14* (28b 2x4)     

19.1

de Wet to Ganguly, no run

19.2

de Wet to Ganguly, 1 run

19.3

de Wet to Laxman, no run

19.4

de Wet to Laxman, no run

19.5

de Wet to Laxman, no run

19.6

de Wet to Laxman, no run

End of over 20 (1 run) Indians 58/3
VVS Laxman    23* (60b 3x4)      F de Wet    4-0-9-0
SC Ganguly    15* (30b 2x4)     

20.1

Morkel to Ganguly, 1 run

20.2

Morkel to Laxman, OUT, 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

VVS Laxman c Kemp b Morkel 23 (93m 61b 3x4 0x6) SR: 37.70

20.3

Morkel to Dhoni, no run

20.4

Morkel to Dhoni, no run

20.5

Morkel to Dhoni, no run

20.6

Morkel to Dhoni, no run

End of over 21 (1 run) Indians 59/4
MS Dhoni    0* (4b)      M Morkel    7-0-28-3
SC Ganguly    16* (31b 2x4)     

21.1

de Wet to Ganguly, 3 runs

21.2

de Wet to Dhoni, no run

21.3

de Wet to Dhoni, 2 runs

21.4

de Wet to Dhoni, no run

21.5

de Wet to Dhoni, no run

21.6

de Wet to Dhoni, FOUR, Great cover drive by Dhoni, played it over the top.

End of over 22 (9 runs) Indians 68/4
MS Dhoni    6* (9b 1x4)      F de Wet    5-0-18-0
SC Ganguly    19* (32b 2x4)     

22.1

Morkel to Ganguly, no run

22.2

Morkel to Ganguly, no run

22.3

Morkel to Ganguly, no run

22.4

Morkel to Ganguly, no run

22.5

Morkel to Ganguly, 1 run

22.6

Morkel to Dhoni, no run

End of over 23 (1 run) Indians 69/4
MS Dhoni    6* (10b 1x4)      M Morkel    8-0-29-3
SC Ganguly    20* (37b 2x4)     

23.1

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

23.2

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

23.3

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

23.4

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

23.5

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

23.6

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

End of over 24 (maiden) Indians 69/4
SC Ganguly    20* (43b 2x4)      AC Thomas    6-5-4-0
MS Dhoni    6* (10b 1x4)     

24.1

Morkel to Dhoni, no run

24.2

Morkel to Dhoni, no run

24.3

Morkel to Dhoni, OUT, 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

MS Dhoni c †van Wyk b Morkel 6 (20m 13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.15

Just before lunch, Rest of South-Africa strikes again,getting rid of danger-man Dhoni for a mere 6 runs. Lunch will now be taken. Match State: Lunch - Day 1

24.4

Morkel to Pathan, no run

24.5

Morkel to Pathan, no run

24.6

Morkel to Pathan, no run

End of over 25 (wicket maiden) Indians 69/5
IK Pathan    0* (3b)      M Morkel    9-1-29-4
SC Ganguly    20* (43b 2x4)     

25.1

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

25.2

Thomas to Ganguly, no run

25.3

Thomas to Ganguly, FOUR, Played down to the vacant 3rd man area.Good shot.

25.4

Thomas to Ganguly, 2 byes

25.5

Thomas to Ganguly, 1 run

25.6

Thomas to Pathan, no run

End of over 26 (7 runs) Indians 76/5
IK Pathan    0* (4b)      AC Thomas    7-5-9-0
SC Ganguly    25* (48b 3x4)     

26.1

Hayward to Ganguly, no run

26.2

Hayward to Ganguly, no run

26.3

Hayward to Ganguly, 1 wide

26.3

Hayward to Ganguly, no run

26.4

Hayward to Ganguly, no run

26.5

Hayward to Ganguly, no run

26.6

Hayward to Ganguly, no run

End of over 27 (1 run) Indians 77/5
SC Ganguly    25* (54b 3x4)      M Hayward    6-0-16-1
IK Pathan    0* (4b)     

27.1

Morkel to Pathan, no run

27.2

Morkel to Pathan, 1 run

27.3

Morkel to Ganguly, 1 wide

27.3

Morkel to Ganguly, FOUR, What a drive!Excellent shot between cover and mid off!

27.4

Morkel to Ganguly, no run

27.5

Morkel to Ganguly, 1 leg bye

27.6

Morkel to Pathan, no run

End of over 28 (7 runs) Indians 84/5
IK Pathan    1* (7b)      M Morkel    10-1-35-4
SC Ganguly    29* (57b 4x4)     

28.1

Hayward to Ganguly, no run

28.2

Hayward to Ganguly, no run

28.3

Hayward to Ganguly, FOUR, Another good drive by Gangully, square drive that races to the fence.

28.4

Hayward to Ganguly, no run, What a bouncer!Hayward pops him a short one that hits him on the helmet.Medical staff comes out to assist.

Gangully is receiving some medical attention from both the docter and concerned players from the REst of South-Africa team. Ganguly back on his feet, he's okay.Taps his bat,he's ready to face another ball.

28.5

Hayward to Ganguly, no run

28.6

Hayward to Ganguly, no run

End of over 29 (4 runs) Indians 88/5
SC Ganguly    33* (63b 5x4)      M Hayward    7-0-20-1
IK Pathan    1* (7b)     

29.1

Morkel to Pathan, no run

29.2

Morkel to Pathan, 2 runs

29.3

Morkel to Pathan, no run

29.4

Morkel to Pathan, no run

29.5

Morkel to Pathan, no run

29.6

Morkel to Pathan, no run

End of over 30 (2 runs) Indians 90/5
IK Pathan    3* (13b)      M Morkel    11-1-37-4
SC Ganguly    33* (63b 5x4)     

30.1

Hayward to Ganguly, no run

30.2

Hayward to Ganguly, no run

30.3

Hayward to Ganguly, no run

30.4

Hayward to Ganguly, FOUR, Great cut shot!Fielder at point had no chance, just had to look how the ball raced away to the fence.

30.5

Hayward to Ganguly, FOUR, Another one!Off the front-foot this time.

30.6

Hayward to Ganguly, no run, Hayward bowls another bouncer,Ganguly ducks under it and Hayward's got a little story to tell Ganguly, he does not reply though.

End of over 31 (8 runs) Indians 98/5
SC Ganguly    41* (69b 7x4)      M Hayward    8-0-28-1
IK Pathan    3* (13b)     

31.1

Morkel to Pathan, no run

31.2

Morkel to Pathan, no run

31.3

Morkel to Pathan, 2 runs

31.4

Morkel to Pathan, no run

31.5

Morkel to Pathan, 1 run

31.6

Morkel to Ganguly, no run, DROPPED!Ganguly gets a life!Drop by the gully fielder.Is that going to be costly?

End of over 32 (3 runs) Indians 101/5
SC Ganguly    41* (70b 7x4)      M Morkel    12-1-40-4
IK Pathan    6* (18b)     

32.1

Hayward to Pathan, no run

32.2

Hayward to Pathan, no run

32.3

Hayward to Pathan, no run

32.4

Hayward to Pathan, 1 run

32.5

Hayward to Ganguly, no run

32.6

Hayward to Ganguly, 1 run

End of over 33 (2 runs) Indians 103/5
SC Ganguly    42* (72b 7x4)      M Hayward    9-0-30-1
IK Pathan    7* (22b)     

33.1

Morkel to Ganguly, 1 run

33.2

Morkel to Pathan, no run

33.3

Morkel to Pathan, no run

33.4

Morkel to Pathan, no run

33.5

Morkel to Pathan, no run

33.6

Morkel to Pathan, no run

End of over 34 (1 run) Indians 104/5
IK Pathan    7* (27b)      M Morkel    13-1-41-4
SC Ganguly    43* (73b 7x4)     

34.1

Hayward to Ganguly, 1 run, Played to the off-side sweeper.

34.2

Hayward to Pathan, no run, Excellent delivery, play and miss from Pathan.

34.3

Hayward to Pathan, no run, No shot offered, another good delivery though.

34.4

Hayward to Pathan, no run, Just outside off, short of a length, no shot offered

34.5

Hayward to Pathan, FOUR, Too full, just outside off, Pathan leans forward and drives it through the vacant cover region.

34.6

Hayward to Pathan, no run, defends off the front foot.

De Wet back into the attack

End of over 35 (5 runs) Indians 109/5
IK Pathan    11* (32b 1x4)      M Hayward    10-0-35-1
SC Ganguly    44* (74b 7x4)     

35.1

de Wet to Ganguly, FOUR, Fullish, on the leg and middle, Ganguly just flicks it nonchalantly to the fine leg fence.

35.2

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, Full and straight again. Driven to mid on. Just two runs short of the fifty. What a comeback it would be!

35.3

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, leans forward to defend. Ganguly is looking pretty solid out there

35.4

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, Play and miss. It was there in the slot for the booming Ganguly drive, he goes for it but is beaten by the late movement

35.5

de Wet to Ganguly, 1 run, Just one more run needed now. Fullish, Ganguly leans forward, taps the ball in the gap between point and cover

35.6

de Wet to Pathan, no run, Pathan continues to give him good company. Leans forward, defends solidly.

End of over 36 (5 runs) Indians 114/5
IK Pathan    11* (33b 1x4)      F de Wet    6-0-23-0
SC Ganguly    49* (79b 8x4)     

36.1

Thomas to Ganguly, no run, Goes back, drives on the up, past the bowler but doesn't time it well. No run. Still on 49.

36.2

Thomas to Ganguly, 1 no ball, Thomas oversteps and gives away a free run

36.2

Thomas to Ganguly, no run, full-length delivery, he must have been tempted to ease into one of his famous cover drives, but pings the cover fielder though..

36.3

Thomas to Ganguly, 1 run, That's the fifty. What a comeback. After 10 months in the wilderness he lands up in South Africa couple of days before the game, and comes up with the goods on the match day. Fab effort from Sourav Chandidas Ganguly. Well done Sir! Very good innings under immense pressure. He wanted to play straight, mistimes it, and the ball rolls towards midwicket and the single is taken

36.4

Thomas to Pathan, no run, Way outside the offstump, no shot offered.

36.5

Thomas to Pathan, no run, fwd defence.

36.6

Thomas to Pathan, no run, leans forward, pats the ball quietly.

End of over 37 (2 runs) Indians 116/5
IK Pathan    11* (36b 1x4)      AC Thomas    8-5-11-0
SC Ganguly    50* (83b 8x4)     

37.1

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, hits the deck around short of length, it climbs up more than Ganguly expects but manages to keep it down though.

37.2

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, outside off, left alone

37.3

de Wet to Ganguly, 2 runs, Tries to bowl him another bouncer, but SCG is ready, swivels to pull it away for couple of runs

37.4

de Wet to Ganguly, no run

37.5

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, short of length, slanting across, pushed to point

37.6

de Wet to Ganguly, FOUR, Excellent late cut. Short and wide, Ganguly leans back, cuts it late and pulls off the exotic shot

Match State: Drinks

End of over 38 (6 runs) Indians 122/5
SC Ganguly    56* (89b 9x4)      F de Wet    7-0-29-0
IK Pathan    11* (36b 1x4)     

38.1

Thomas to Pathan, no run

38.2

Thomas to Pathan, no run, Full and straight, defended back to the bowler.

38.3

Thomas to Pathan, 2 runs, Full and straight again, driven straight past the bowler for two runs

38.4

Thomas to Pathan, 1 run, Full and straight once more, driven to mid on and will get a single.

38.5

Thomas to Ganguly, no run, Huge appeal for lbw! pitched outside leg and although it was heading straight towards the castle, it doesn't matter. Outside leg, not out.

38.6

Thomas to Ganguly, no run, Driven back to the bowler

End of over 39 (3 runs) Indians 125/5
SC Ganguly    56* (92b 9x4)      AC Thomas    9-5-14-0
IK Pathan    14* (39b 1x4)     

39.1

de Wet to Pathan, no run, defended off the front foot.

39.2

de Wet to Pathan, FOUR, Edge! Over the head of the slip-fielder. Quite lucky there

39.3

de Wet to Pathan, no run, Driven off the backfoot to cover

39.4

de Wet to Pathan, no run

39.5

de Wet to Pathan, no run, In the zone outside off, left alone

39.6

de Wet to Pathan, no run, Driven straight to mid on this time.No run.

End of over 40 (4 runs) Indians 129/5
IK Pathan    18* (45b 2x4)      F de Wet    8-0-33-0
SC Ganguly    56* (92b 9x4)     

40.1

Thomas to Ganguly, no run, This time Ganguly pings the mid-on fielder.

40.2

Thomas to Ganguly, 1 run, And again. Drives to mid-off, where a slight fumble occurs while going for a diving stop and they cross over for a single

40.3

Thomas to Pathan, no run, No shot offered, too wide to force him to play at it.

40.4

Thomas to Pathan, no run, Too wide again. Again Pathan has nothing to do with that

40.5

Thomas to Pathan, no run, Another shout for lbw.Swung way too much and that was always going down leg.

40.6

Thomas to Pathan, no run, Forward defensive push

End of over 41 (1 run) Indians 130/5
IK Pathan    18* (49b 2x4)      AC Thomas    10-5-15-0
SC Ganguly    57* (94b 9x4)     

41.1

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, Forward defence again. Full and straight, bowlers getting appreciable swing now

41.2

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, BOUNCER! Ganguly ducks and loses his balance. He manages to stay on his feet, though.

41.3

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, Forward defence once more. No run.

41.4

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, Played to point. No run.

41.5

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, Back-foot defence this time. De Wet cranking up some real speed now. The bounce in the pitch is helping him too.

41.6

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, No shot offered. Too wide again.

End of over 42 (maiden) Indians 130/5
SC Ganguly    57* (100b 9x4)      F de Wet    9-1-33-0
IK Pathan    18* (49b 2x4)     

42.1

Thomas to Pathan, no run, Driven to cover. It was a good shot and deserved some runs

42.2

Thomas to Pathan, no run, Tries to play a straight-drive to an inswinger but only skews of the edge to square leg.

42.3

Thomas to Pathan, no run

42.4

Thomas to Pathan, no run, Driven on the up to mid-off.

42.5

Thomas to Pathan, no run, Forward defence this time and the bowler does the fielding himself.

42.6

Thomas to Pathan, no run, Driven past cover, but mid-off comes around to cut it off.

End of over 43 (maiden) Indians 130/5
IK Pathan    18* (55b 2x4)      AC Thomas    11-6-15-0
SC Ganguly    57* (100b 9x4)     

43.1

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, Defended off the backfoot, Bowler does the fielding. No run.

43.2

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, Cut straight to point for no run.Good shot, though.

43.3

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, Another bouncer, not aimed that well this time though.Gangly still just ducks under it.

43.4

de Wet to Ganguly, no run, Forward defensive stroke this time.

43.5

de Wet to Ganguly, 1 run, Gets a single to midwicket.

43.6

de Wet to Pathan, 2 runs, Glanced to long-leg boundary, Fine leg runs around and cuts it of. Pathan manages a couple.

Adams into the attack

End of over 44 (3 runs) Indians 133/5
IK Pathan    20* (56b 2x4)      F de Wet    10-1-36-0
SC Ganguly    58* (105b 9x4)     

44.1

Adams to Ganguly, no run, Forward defence.

44.2

Adams to Ganguly, FOUR, Good drive of the backfoot. Too short and wide and Ganguly cashes in superbly

44.3

Adams to Ganguly, no run

44.4

Adams to Ganguly, no run, Forward defence again.

44.5

Adams to Ganguly, 1 run, Pulled to the deep midwicket sweeper for a single

44.6

Adams to Pathan, 1 run, Full-toss, played to a deepish mid-on for a single

Morkel into the attack

End of over 45 (6 runs) Indians 139/5
IK Pathan    21* (57b 2x4)      PR Adams    1-0-6-0
SC Ganguly    63* (110b 10x4)     

45.1

Morkel to Pathan, no run, No shot offered.

45.2

Morkel to Pathan, no run, Left alone again

45.3

Morkel to Pathan, FOUR, What a SHOT! Too short, Pathan rocks back onto his backfoot and smashes it through cover. Fantastic.

45.4

Morkel to Pathan, FOUR, Another one! Pathan getting into the mood here. Too short again from Morkel and Pathan handes out the treatment it deserves. After leaving the first two deliveries, Pathan unleashes a fine burst

45.5

Morkel to Pathan, no run, No shot offered this time. Calm before another storm?

45.6

Morkel to Pathan, 1 run, Excellent cover drive. Oh nearly through. But very well fielded. Pathan kept down to a single

End of over 46 (9 runs) Indians 148/5
IK Pathan    30* (63b 4x4)      M Morkel    14-1-50-4
SC Ganguly    63* (110b 10x4)     

46.1

Adams to Pathan, FOUR, Take that! Full-toss again. Pathan smashes it past mid-off. That's 150 up for the Indians. Good recovery so far but can they keep it up?

46.2

Adams to Pathan, no run

46.3

Adams to Pathan, no run, Driven to cover.

46.4

Adams to Pathan, FOUR, Another one. This is turning into a slaughter! Too short this time and Pathan rocks on his back foot and hammers it past the cover fielder

46.5

Adams to Pathan, 1 run, Full and straight, driven to mid-on for a single

46.6

Adams to Ganguly, no run, Back-foot defence this time

End of over 47 (9 runs) Indians 157/5
SC Ganguly    63* (111b 10x4)      PR Adams    2-0-15-0
IK Pathan    39* (68b 6x4)     

47.1

Morkel to Pathan, no run, Defends off the front foot

47.2

Morkel to Pathan, no run, Defends off the back foot. All it needs is a short one for Pathan to get into his attacking mood

47.3

Morkel to Pathan, no run, Driven back to the bowler.

47.4

Morkel to Pathan, FOUR, There you go. It wasn't short but a half-volley was more than enough. Excellent cover-drive! The fielders had no chance. Way too full from Morkel

47.5

Morkel to Pathan, 3 runs, Steered past cover. Off the front foot. Picks up three

47.6

Morkel to Ganguly, 2 runs, Glanced down to third man this time. Short and wide and Ganguly just opens the blade and guides it down.

End of over 48 (9 runs) Indians 166/5
SC Ganguly    65* (112b 10x4)      M Morkel    15-1-59-4
IK Pathan    46* (73b 7x4)     

48.1

Adams to Pathan, 2 leg byes

48.2

Adams to Pathan, no run, Played straight to short leg.

48.3

Adams to Pathan, 1 run, Driven to mid-on. Century partnership between Ganguly and Pathan. It's been a fine recover from the depths of 37 for 3 and 69 for 5

48.4

Adams to Ganguly, 1 run, Driven to mid-on again. Ganguly manages another single.

48.5

Adams to Pathan, no run, Appeal for lbw but that was miss leg stump by metres. Can we get on with the game, please?

48.6

Adams to Pathan, no run, Driven back to the bowler.

On his first innings of the tour, Ganguly has managed what no other Indian batsman has managed in five ODIs and one Twenty20 game.

End of over 49 (4 runs) Indians 170/5
IK Pathan    47* (78b 7x4)      PR Adams    3-0-17-0
SC Ganguly    66* (113b 10x4)     

49.1

Kemp to Ganguly, no run, Forward defence

49.2

Kemp to Ganguly, no run, Defended of the backfoot straight to the bowler again. Can Kemp trouble him?

49.3

Kemp to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, Tries to glance it down to fine leg, hits the pad and gets a single

49.4

Kemp to Pathan, no run, Plays and misses. Good swing from Kemp

49.5

Kemp to Pathan, 1 run, Played down to long leg.The sweeper cleans it up Pathan gets one more. On to 48.

49.6

Kemp to Ganguly, 1 wide, Wide outside off.

49.6

Kemp to Ganguly, FOUR, Another excellent drive by Ganguly! Drives it straight past the bowler towards the on side. Too full and straight by Kemp. Can't get away when it's Ganguly on strike

End of over 50 (7 runs) Indians 177/5
SC Ganguly    70* (117b 11x4)      JM Kemp    1-0-6-0
IK Pathan    48* (80b 7x4)     
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Dec 9, 2006

Zaheer Khan worked hard and the results came as the Indians beat Rest of South Africa, Tour Match, Potchefstroom, December 9, 2006

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