India tour of South Africa, 2006/07 / Commentary

India in South Africa ODI Series - 2nd ODI

South Africa v India

South Africa won by 157 runs

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's coverage of the second one-day international between South Africa and India at Durban. This is your commentator, Jamie Alter, and I'll be joined by Sajan Nair to bring you all the action as it unfolds.

The first one-dayer at Johannesburg was a damp squib without a single ball being bowled, and the teams - especially India, who have been dogged by bad weather through this season - will be looking to get some cricket under their belt.

The toss: Graeme Smith has won the toss and decided that South Africa will bat. Charl Langeveldt has been included as the extra seamer, with Robin Peterson the man to miss out. India are without Virender Sehwag, still nursing a sore finger, and in his place Wasim Jaffer will get his maiden ODI cap. India have fielded three quick bowlers, Ajit Agarkar, Zaheer Khan and Munaf Patel, and two spinners, Harbhajan Singh and Dinesh Mongia (part-time).

The pitch: There are some cracks on the surface, and it is one that will definitely suit the fast bowlers. There's a slight breeze blowing form the southwest, which will help the quicks. With the evening conditions providing extra incentive to the pace bowlers, the general consensus has been bat, get some good runs on the board, and utilise the conditions with the ball under lights.

They said:
Rahul Dravid: "We did well in these conditions the last time we played here so we will take confidence from that. Each team has its strengths and weaknesses and the challenge is to play well in conditions which are not similar to those you have at home."

Mickey Arthur: "When India play here they know they need to be on top of their game against pace, and we will attack them with pace. India have a lot of dangerous players, but we are a difficult team to beat at home and we are number two in the world."

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The umpires, Billy Doctrove and Ian Howell, are making their way out, followed by the Indians. South Africa's openers, Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman, are getting down from the pavilion.

Munaf Patel will do duty with the new ball. Two slips, three men on the offside. Here we go, first ball of the series!

0.1

Patel to Smith, no run, wide of off stump, Smith gets a good look at it and leaves it alone

0.2

Patel to Smith, no run, a little closer but still far away enough for Smith to get a step forward and shoulder arms

0.3

Patel to Smith, no run, this one's wider and swinging away, a good line, and Smith comfortabtly leaves it alone

0.4

Patel to Smith, no run, good ball again, full and swinging away outside off stump, and a good leave from Smith

0.5

Patel to Smith, 1 run, fraction wide, Smith frees the arms and chops that on the bounce in the gap at gully for one down to wide third man, South Africa off the mark

0.6

Patel to Bosman, no run, beauty of a ball, full a tad outside off stump and moving, Boosman stands leaden-footed and pokes at it, beaten all ends up and the ball dies as Dhoni collects

a tidy first over

End of over 1 (1 run) South Africa 1/0 (RR: 1.00)
LE Bosman    0* (1b)      MM Patel    1-0-1-0
GC Smith    1* (5b)     

Zaheer Khan back in blue after some time. Bowling left-arm over the wicket to Smith.

1.1

Khan to Smith, 1 wide, poor ball to begin with, swings down leg and Dhoni collects, wide called, duly

1.1

Khan to Smith, 1 wide, wide of off stump and swinging away, Smith doesnt want to mess with it and its called wide again, not a good start this from Zaheer

1.1

Khan to Smith, no run, better, full and moving in, Smith squeezes the drive to a diving Raina at point

1.2

Khan to Smith, OUT, Zaheer strikes! A great, swinging delivery that moves in from off stump and catches Smith standing smack in front of middle and leg, a loud appeal from Zaheer and the umpire agrees, big wicket that

GC Smith lbw b Khan 1 (8m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Jacques Kallis is the new man in. Pressure situation. One more slip comes in.

1.3

Khan to Kallis, no run, good, moving ball that leaves him and he shoulders arms confidently

1.4

Khan to Kallis, no run, another good ball moves across him and he has a nibble at it, ball misses kissing the edge, Dhoni takes

1.5

Khan to Kallis, no run, moves from middle and leg across him, and he shoulders arms with a small step forward

1.6

Khan to Kallis, no run, excellent ball! Lands on middle and leg and moves across him sharply, theres some kick there too, Kallis goes half-forward and pokes at it, ball rears and misses taking the edge, good stuff from Zaheer

End of over 2 (2 runs) South Africa 3/1 (RR: 1.50)
JH Kallis    0* (4b)      Z Khan    1-0-2-1
LE Bosman    0* (1b)      MM Patel    1-0-1-0

2.1

Patel to Bosman, no run, fullish and moving down leg, some movement, Bosman falls over going for the flick and gets rapped on the pad, Munaf appeals bus that was going down leg

2.2

Patel to Bosman, no run, full outside off stump, driven hard to cover, cant find the gap there

2.3

Patel to Bosman, no run, lands outside off stump and moves in, catches Bosman on the hop, ball hits the inside thigh and pops up in front of point, theres some juice in this track

2.4

Patel to Bosman, no run, pitches on leg stump and moving down, again he's caught in two-minds, rapped on the pads again

2.5

Patel to Bosman, 2 runs, full on off stump, driven loosely and he gets a little inside edge in front of square leg, Mongia moves across and the batsmen get two

2.6

Patel to Bosman, no run, well bowled! Lands outside off stump and moves in a tad, Bosman is caught defending half-cock and the ball shaves past the outer edge of the bat

End of over 3 (2 runs) South Africa 5/1 (RR: 1.66)
LE Bosman    2* (7b)      MM Patel    2-0-3-0
JH Kallis    0* (4b)      Z Khan    1-0-2-1

3.1

Khan to Kallis, no run, moves one across him from middle and off, Kallis shoulders arms with ease

3.2

Khan to Kallis, no run, this one lands on off and moves away, again Kallis shoulders arms with a step forward

3.3

Khan to Kallis, 1 run, full and moving away, Kallis sqaure-drives streakily and gets one down to third man to get off the mark, ball was in the gap anyways, so safe

3.4

Khan to Bosman, 2 wides, quite far away from leg stump, Dhoni moves across and collects

still the three slips in place for Kallis

3.4

Khan to Kallis, 1 run, good, full ball on off stump, Kallis comes forward and allows the ball to come onto him, just drops the soft hands and keeps it down to point

3.5

Khan to Bosman, no run, good length on the stump, a comfortable length, Bosman stands and defends, wasnt in control however, shuffling and taking the bottom hand off the bat

3.6

Khan to Bosman, FOUR, well struck! Full on off stump, he gets a half stride forward and punches that back down the ground with authority, as straight as they come, four runs

End of over 4 (8 runs) South Africa 13/1 (RR: 3.25)
LE Bosman    6* (9b 1x4)      Z Khan    2-0-10-1
JH Kallis    2* (8b)      MM Patel    2-0-3-0

4.1

Patel to Kallis, no run, good, full ball moving in from outside off stump, defended with ease

4.2

Patel to Kallis, 2 runs, full again and moving in, driven and gets an inside edge that yields two past square leg, not in control at all

4.3

Patel to Kallis, FOUR, full outside off stump, Kallis gets to the pitch of it, frees the arms, and drives between cover and mid-off for four, good shot

4.4

Patel to Kallis, no run, good ball outside off and moving in, defended off the back foot

4.5

Patel to Kallis, 1 run, good length outside off, he comes forward and defends, ball takes the edge and rolls down to third man for one

4.6

Patel to Bosman, 2 runs, good length ball on the stumps, catches him on the hop but he manages to turn that off the hips for two down to Agarkar moving across from backward square leg

End of over 5 (9 runs) South Africa 22/1 (RR: 4.40)
LE Bosman    8* (10b 1x4)      MM Patel    3-0-12-0
JH Kallis    9* (13b 1x4)      Z Khan    2-0-10-1

5.1

Khan to Kallis, no run, pitches outside leg stump and moves in, catches him on the pad as he falls over going for the flick

5.2

Khan to Kallis, no run, full on middle and leg, Kallis drives fluently to Harbhajan at mid-on

5.3

Khan to Kallis, 1 run, good ball, lands on middle and leg and rears, squares up Kallis who defends and gets an edge that lands in front of Dravid at a deep second slip, lucky that

5.4

Khan to Bosman, 1 run, a good length on middle and leg, he stands tall and drops that in front of midwickt and calls for the run, gets it in good time even as the throw is off key

5.5

Khan to Kallis, 1 run, full on off stump, Kallis comes forward and defends that with soft hands, ball rolls to the off side and he calls for the run, early, and gets it with ease

5.6

Khan to Bosman, no run, a good ball moving across him, he comes forward and shoulders arms

End of over 6 (3 runs) South Africa 25/1 (RR: 4.16)
LE Bosman    9* (12b 1x4)      Z Khan    3-0-13-1
JH Kallis    11* (17b 1x4)      MM Patel    3-0-12-0

6.1

Patel to Kallis, FOUR, full and in the zone outside off stump, easy pickings for a player of Kallis's class, leans into the cover drive and creams that in the offside gap for four, too good

6.2

Patel to Kallis, no run, moves in from off stump and catches him hurrying into his defense, that ball kept low but Kallis did well to adjust

6.3

Patel to Kallis, no run, lands outside off stump and kicks, Kallis followed it and manages to not get an edge, well bowled

6.4

Patel to Kallis, no run, full outside off stump, Kallis gets forward and defends comfortably

6.5

Patel to Kallis, no run, lands outside off stump on a full length and moves in, Kallis knows where his off stump is and shoulders arms

6.6

Patel to Kallis, no run, short of a good length and Kallis hops and chop-cuts that to point, no chance of a run

End of over 7 (4 runs) South Africa 29/1 (RR: 4.14)
JH Kallis    15* (23b 2x4)      MM Patel    4-0-16-0
LE Bosman    9* (12b 1x4)      Z Khan    3-0-13-1

7.1

Khan to Bosman, no run, good ball on middle and leg, moves into him as he hops and defends

7.2

Khan to Bosman, 2 runs, fullish on leg stump, Bosman looks to flick that with power but doesnt time it well enough, gets an edge down to fine leg

7.2

Khan to Bosman, 2 runs, fullish on leg stump, Bosman looks to flick that with power but doesnt time it well enough, gets an edge down to fine leg

7.3

Khan to Bosman, FOUR, full on the legs again, this time he places that much better and whips that in the gap at midwicket for four, was bowled at 129.4 kmph

7.4

Khan to Bosman, 1 run, good length on the stump, he hops and angles that in the gap at gully for one

7.5

Khan to Kallis, 1 run, short of a good length on leg stump, Kallis turns that around the corner for one down to Agarkar at fine leg

7.6

Khan to Bosman, no run, good length on the stumps, defended with relative ease, ball had some bounce on it

End of over 8 (8 runs) South Africa 37/1 (RR: 4.62)
LE Bosman    16* (17b 2x4)      Z Khan    4-0-21-1
JH Kallis    16* (24b 2x4)      MM Patel    4-0-16-0

Ajit Agarkar comes on to bowl. Two slips in place.

8.1

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, full outside off stump, driven firmly to mid-off, cant beat the man there

8.2

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, short of a good length outside off stump, Kallis stands and defends in front of point

8.3

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, back of a good length outside off stump, Kallis hurried into his backfoot defense back to Agarkar

8.4

Agarkar to Kallis, FOUR, short of a length outside off stump, enough room for him to pounce on that one and he just cracks that between cover and point for four, thats 1000 ODI runs for Kallis against India

8.5

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, fullish on off stump, Kallis defends uneasily back to Agarkar who fields moving to his left

8.6

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, fraction short and wide again, he stands and crunches that off the backfoot but ca n only find Raina at point

End of over 9 (4 runs) South Africa 41/1 (RR: 4.55)
JH Kallis    20* (30b 3x4)      AB Agarkar    1-0-4-0
LE Bosman    16* (17b 2x4)      Z Khan    4-0-21-1

9.1

Khan to Bosman, 2 runs, full outside off stump, Bosman gives it the kitchen sink, doesnt time it well and the ball flies up in the air over cover and lands well over the fielders near the ropes, streaky shot, 130.6ks on that ball

9.2

Khan to Bosman, no run, good ball, lands outside off stump and beats his backfoot defense

9.3

Khan to Bosman, FOUR, short and wide and he smacks that past point with some power, super shot

9.4

Khan to Bosman, OUT, gone! Full and furious on the stump, Bosman's expecting a short ball and goes back, then falls over as he looks to whip that through leg but cant make any contact, caught on the backfoot plumb in front and the umpire has no hesitation in giving that out

LE Bosman lbw b Khan 22 (43m 21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 104.76

Herschelle Gibbs walks in

9.5

Khan to Gibbs, no run, good ball moves across him from middle and off, he shoulders arms

9.6

Khan to Gibbs, no run, full on the stumps, he comes forward and defends to cover, good over from Zaheer

End of over 10 (6 runs) South Africa 47/2 (RR: 4.70)
HH Gibbs    0* (2b)      Z Khan    5-0-27-2
JH Kallis    20* (30b 3x4)      AB Agarkar    1-0-4-0

10.1

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, full on the off stump, comes forward and defends with ease

10.2

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, full on the stumps, driven back to Agarkar

10.3

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, good ball, fullish outside off stump and moves in, keeps fairly low and Kallis is caught on the hop, nearly falls over

10.4

Agarkar to Kallis, 2 runs, full on the stumps, Kallis gets over it and whips that past square leg for two

10.5

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, short and wide, asking for trouble, but Kallis mistimes the square cut and finds Raina at backward point

10.6

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, full on middle and leg, he works that to square leg

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End of over 11 (2 runs) South Africa 49/2 (RR: 4.45)
JH Kallis    22* (36b 3x4)      AB Agarkar    2-0-6-0
HH Gibbs    0* (2b)      Z Khan    5-0-27-2

11.1

Khan to Gibbs, no run, good ball on the stumps, comes forward and defends in the gap at cover

11.2

Khan to Gibbs, 1 run, full again, pushed into the offside for one to get off the mark

11.3

Khan to Kallis, no run, good ball moves across him from middle and off, he leaves it alone

11.4

Khan to Kallis, FOUR, full and wide, and Kallis stands and smacks that on the up past cover and point for four, immense shot

11.5

Khan to Kallis, FOUR, full outside off stump, this time he gets to the pitch and punches that past a diving mid-off for four more

11.6

Khan to Kallis, no run, better ball outside off stump, he comes forward and defends

End of over 12 (9 runs) South Africa 58/2 (RR: 4.83)
JH Kallis    30* (40b 5x4)      Z Khan    6-0-36-2
HH Gibbs    1* (4b)      AB Agarkar    2-0-6-0

Back to Agarkar, who averaged 135 km in his last over

12.1

Agarkar to Gibbs, no run, good, full ball on the stumps, defended to the off side

12.2

Agarkar to Gibbs, no run, full and a tad slower, he comes forward and drives to mid-off, calls of 'WAIT' back to his partner

12.3

Agarkar to Gibbs, no run, a good length on the stumps, some movement there, he stands and tries to work that through midwicket, not timed well

12.4

Agarkar to Gibbs, no run, full outside off stump, comes forward and defends to the off side

12.5

Agarkar to Gibbs, no run, good, full ball smack on the off stump, defended uneasily, ball pops up for a second but lands safely

12.6

Agarkar to Gibbs, no run, shortish length this time, he hops and defends with soft hands, a good over

End of over 13 (maiden) South Africa 58/2 (RR: 4.46)
HH Gibbs    1* (10b)      AB Agarkar    3-1-6-0
JH Kallis    30* (40b 5x4)      Z Khan    6-0-36-2

Munaf comes back into the attack. Just one slip.

13.1

Patel to Kallis, no run, full outside off stump and moving away, left alone with ease

13.2

Patel to Kallis, no run, full and moving away again, gets a small step forward and shoulders arms, Munaf inviting the drive here

13.3

Patel to Kallis, FOUR, full again, this time Kallis obliges and drives that in the off side gap and picks up four more, good shot, 127kmh on that ball

13.4

Patel to Kallis, no run, fuller and slower outside off stump, he comes forward and defends

13.5

Patel to Kallis, no run, full and wide, this time Kallis cant time his cover drive well enough, ends up hitting that into the ground

13.6

Patel to Kallis, no run, full outside the off stump, he gets to the pitch and drives to mid-off

End of over 14 (4 runs) South Africa 62/2 (RR: 4.42)
JH Kallis    34* (46b 6x4)      MM Patel    5-0-20-0
HH Gibbs    1* (10b)      AB Agarkar    3-1-6-0

14.1

Agarkar to Gibbs, 1 run, full and wide, gets to the pitch and gently eases that in front of cover for a quick single

14.2

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, good length ball outside off stump, comes forward and defends to cover

Two slips in place. Kallis asks for a change of bat, and out runs Andrew Hall with a few options. Looks like he's spliced the toe of his bat.

14.3

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, full and wide of off stump, Kallis easily lets that pass

14.4

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, full on off stump, varies his place and hurries one onto Kallis, who falls over his front-foot defense and gets an inside edge to the on side

14.5

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, full outside off stump, Kallis drives that elegantly to Kaif at cover

14.6

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, a good length outside off stump, Kallis shuffles back and across and drives to mid-off

End of over 15 (1 run) South Africa 63/2 (RR: 4.20)
JH Kallis    34* (51b 6x4)      AB Agarkar    4-1-7-0
HH Gibbs    2* (11b)      MM Patel    5-0-20-0

Third PowerPlay taken by Dravid.

15.1

Patel to Gibbs, no run, good length outside the off stump, Gibbs back away and drives to point

15.2

Patel to Gibbs, no run, good ball on off stump, slower delivery, Gibbs comes across and drives to mid-on

15.3

Patel to Gibbs, OUT, gone! A good, swinging ball outside off stump, Gibbs' feet go nowhere as he tries to run that down to third man but gets a thin edge through to a diving Dhoni, moving to his right, and his shaky innings comes to an end

HH Gibbs c †Dhoni b Patel 2 (24m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

AB de Villiers is the new batsman.

15.4

Patel to de Villiers, no run, good length ball outside the off stump, draws the compact forward defence from de Villiers

15.5

Patel to de Villiers, no run, another good ball outside off stump, de Villiers gets on top of it and defends to cover with a firm 'NO' to Kallis

15.6

Patel to de Villiers, no run, this ones straigher and de Villiers turns the hands to midwicket, but no run, a good over from Munaf

End of over 16 (wicket maiden) South Africa 63/3 (RR: 3.93)
AB de Villiers    0* (3b)      MM Patel    6-1-20-1
JH Kallis    34* (51b 6x4)      AB Agarkar    4-1-7-0

16.1

Agarkar to Kallis, FOUR, short and wide outside off stump, 137.8kmh, comes onto him but his eyes were all over it, takes it from that spot and pulls hard over midwicket, in full control of the shot and he gets four

16.2

Agarkar to Kallis, FOUR, a half-volley on leg stump, 132.4ks, and he easily whips that past square leg for four more, fine balance in that shot

16.3

Agarkar to Kallis, no run, full outside off stump, no real movement, Kallis shoulders arms

16.4

Agarkar to Kallis, 1 run, quicker and fuller outside off stump, he goes for a drive and gets an inside edge to the leg side

16.5

Agarkar to de Villiers, no run, full outside off stump, driven to Kaif at cover

16.6

Agarkar to de Villiers, no run, short and wide, de Villiers slices that hard but cant beat Raina at backward point

End of over 17 (9 runs) South Africa 72/3 (RR: 4.23)
AB de Villiers    0* (5b)      AB Agarkar    5-1-16-0
JH Kallis    43* (55b 8x4)      MM Patel    6-1-20-1

some dark clouds forming overhead...not a good sign

17.1

Patel to Kallis, no run, full on off stump, Kallis comes forward and defends with ease

17.2

Patel to Kallis, no run, full outside off stump, driven to cover

17.3

Patel to Kallis, no run, full ball on the stumps, driven to cover again

17.4

Patel to Kallis, no run, quicker ball on the stumps, comes forward and defends to cover

17.5

Patel to Kallis, no run, full outside off stump, moves away, Kallis shoulders arms

17.6

Patel to Kallis, no run, good length outside off stump, Kallis shuffles and then drives back to the bowler

End of over 18 (maiden) South Africa 72/3 (RR: 4.00)
JH Kallis    43* (61b 8x4)      MM Patel    7-2-20-1
AB de Villiers    0* (5b)      AB Agarkar    5-1-16-0

18.1

Agarkar to de Villiers, no run, good, quick ball outside off stump that gets some lift, de Villiers leaves it alone, some tidy bowling this now from India

18.2

Agarkar to de Villiers, 2 runs, full and wide, de Villiers gets down on his knees and square-drives past Raina at backward point for two down to third man

18.3

Agarkar to de Villiers, no run, changes his pace, slows it down outside off stump, driven off the back foot to Raina at backward point

18.4

Agarkar to de Villiers, no run, full and wide, moving away, de Villiers gets a step forward and shoulders arms

18.5

Agarkar to de Villiers, 1 run, full on middle and leg, worked with soft hands in front of mid-on for a quick single

18.6

Agarkar to Kallis, 1 run, drifts to leg stump and its whipped past square leg for one

End of over 19 (4 runs) South Africa 76/3 (RR: 4.00)
JH Kallis    44* (62b 8x4)      AB Agarkar    6-1-20-0
AB de Villiers    3* (10b)      MM Patel    7-2-20-1

19.1

Patel to Kallis, no run, good length outside off stump, Kallis shuffles and ends up driving back to the bowler

19.2

Patel to Kallis, FOUR, short and wide, Kallis rocks back and cuts that with power and Raina at backward point dives to his left but cant take it, it was dying on him but he even failed to save the runs, was firmly struck

19.3

Patel to Kallis, no run, full outside the off stump, defended

19.4

Patel to Kallis, 1 run, good length on the stumps, worked to midwicket

19.5

Patel to de Villiers, 1 run, quick ball that moves in from middle and off, tucks him up but he manages to work that in front of midwicket for a quick run

19.6

Patel to Kallis, no run, full and wide, Kallis goes for a firm drive but cant beat Raina at point, his 50 will have to wait

End of over 20 (6 runs) South Africa 82/3 (RR: 4.10)
JH Kallis    49* (67b 9x4)      MM Patel    8-2-26-1
AB de Villiers    4* (11b)      AB Agarkar    6-1-20-0

Bowling change: Sachin Tendulkar comes on ahead of the primary spinner. Will bowl from over the wicket.

20.1

Tendulkar to de Villiers, 1 run, bowls an off spinner that lands on middle and leg, de Villiers tucks that to square leg for one

Bowling change: Sachin Tendulkar to bowl off spin ahead of the primary spinner.

20.1

Tendulkar to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, worked to square leg for one

20.2

Tendulkar to Kallis, FOUR, tossed up, swept hard to fine leg to bring up his 50, well played

20.3

Tendulkar to Kallis, 1 run

20.4

Tendulkar to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up, driven to mid-on

20.5

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run

20.6

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, outside off stump, guided to Raina at point

End of over 21 (7 runs) South Africa 89/3 (RR: 4.23)
JH Kallis    54* (71b 10x4)      SR Tendulkar    1-0-7-0
AB de Villiers    6* (13b)      MM Patel    8-2-26-1

Harbhajan Singh comes on. Mid-off is up. Backwarrd square point as well.

21.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 2 runs, tossed up outside off stump, he unleashes a cheeky sweep that takes the edge and pops over Dhonis head for two

21.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, tossed up on off stump, de Villiers comes forward and defends

21.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flatter outside off stump, he charges down and whips that to short midwicket

21.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, tossed up, gets forward and defends

21.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flatter line, he goes back and defends back to Harbhajan

21.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, tossed up on off stump, de Villiers sweeps powerfully in front of square and finds the deep square leg ropes, firm shot that

End of over 22 (6 runs) South Africa 95/3 (RR: 4.31)
AB de Villiers    12* (19b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-6-0
JH Kallis    54* (71b 10x4)      SR Tendulkar    1-0-7-0

Back to Tendulkar.

22.1

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, flatter on off stump, Kallis comes forward and defends to cover-point

22.2

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, quicker and going down leg, strikes Kallis on the back leg but the umpire shakes his head

22.3

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, quicker, and hes mixed this up, ball goes onto the legs and catches Kallis on the hop

22.4

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, fuller and tossed up on middle and leg, Kallis cant work that away

22.5

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run

22.6

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, seams this one up on off stump, Kallis can only drive to mid-off, a maiden over

End of over 23 (maiden) South Africa 95/3 (RR: 4.13)
JH Kallis    54* (77b 10x4)      SR Tendulkar    2-1-7-0
AB de Villiers    12* (19b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    1-0-6-0

23.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, driven down the ground, Harbhajan moves to his right and saves it

23.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, flatter on middle and leg, whipped to square leg for one

23.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Kallis gets on top of it and defends to point

23.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, tossed up again, this time its driven towards mid-on, Harbhajan dives and collides with the nonstriker

23.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, tossed up outside off stump, comes forward and defends to the off side

23.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, tossed up again outside off stump, he gets over it and pushes that in front of point for a quick run

End of over 24 (2 runs) South Africa 97/3 (RR: 4.04)
JH Kallis    55* (81b 10x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-8-0
AB de Villiers    13* (21b 1x4)      SR Tendulkar    2-1-7-0

24.1

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, flat outside off stump, square driven to Raina at backward point

quicker and he moves the wobbly seam, beats Kallis' drive and Dhoni whips off the bails, all safe though

24.2

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run

24.3

Tendulkar to Kallis, 1 run, full outside off stump, pushed to cover for one

24.4

Tendulkar to de Villiers, no run, lands one on middle and leg, worked to midwicket

24.5

Tendulkar to de Villiers, no run, lands this seam-up on off stump, de Villiers drives back to Sachin

24.6

Tendulkar to de Villiers, 1 run, slower outside off stump, squeezed to backward point for one

Its over to Sajan for a while now.

End of over 25 (2 runs) South Africa 99/3 (RR: 3.96)
AB de Villiers    14* (24b 1x4)      SR Tendulkar    3-1-9-0
JH Kallis    56* (84b 10x4)      Harbhajan Singh    2-0-8-0

A great duel in the works. Zak's back, his appetite sharpened and a yard or two added to his pace. Munaf and Agarkar are backing him up. But the key remains Kallis: As long as he's there, it seems, South Africa have more than a chance - post your thoughts and share them with the others who've turned on and tuned in.

25.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, on the pads, tapped away behind square for an easy single - 100 on the card for South Africa

25.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, played back down the track

25.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run

25.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, quicker delivery, forced away towards point - no room for a single there

25.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, fuller and on the pads, nudged past the fielder at midwicket

25.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, took on the fielder at midwicket and cleared him comfortably - healthy bolw that

End of over 26 (8 runs) South Africa 107/3 (RR: 4.11)
AB de Villiers    20* (27b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-16-0
JH Kallis    58* (87b 10x4)      SR Tendulkar    3-1-9-0

26.1

Tendulkar to Kallis, 1 run, starts off with a quicker delivery outside the off stump, Kallis waits for it and at the last moment taps it down to third man for a single

26.2

Tendulkar to de Villiers, no run, defended watchfully

26.3

Tendulkar to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller and close to the off stump line, driven well wide of Kaif at extra cover

26.4

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, Kallis finds Kaif there - Tendulkar rushing through the over here

26.5

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, held it back, played away towards cover

26.6

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, bit of width offered but Kallis finds the fielder at point - end of a good over from Tendulakr

End of over 27 (2 runs) South Africa 109/3 (RR: 4.03)
JH Kallis    59* (91b 10x4)      SR Tendulkar    4-1-11-0
AB de Villiers    21* (29b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    3-0-16-0

27.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, tossed up and turning in, de Villiers pushes forward in an attempt to work it away on the leg side but fails to make contact

27.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, this time he waits for the ball and works it away behind square on the leg side

27.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, flatter trajectory - Kallis is made to defend and the ball rolls away past the keeper

27.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, Harbhajan mixing it up nicely here - quicker one on this occasion and Kallis ends up with an inside edge

27.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, driven straight back past the bower to the long-on region for an easy single - Harbhajan dived across in an attempt to spot the ball but failed to get a touch on it

27.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, worked away towards midwicket, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single - another good over for India comes to an end

End of over 28 (2 runs) South Africa 111/3 (RR: 3.96)
AB de Villiers    22* (32b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-18-0
JH Kallis    60* (94b 10x4)      SR Tendulkar    4-1-11-0

28.1

Tendulkar to Kallis, FOUR, 104.4 kmp take that! full and wide outside the off stump, Kallis throws his bat at it ruthlessly and the ball sails away to the point fence, 50 partnership comes up

28.2

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, good come back, tight delivery and Kallis is made to defend

28.3

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, quicker delivery on the stumps, defended on the front-foot

28.4

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run

28.5

Tendulkar to Kallis, FOUR, 101.3 kmp four more! another wide delivery outside the off stump and Kallis duly dispatches it to the cover fence, Mongia in the deep had no chance of cutting it off, excellent placement

28.6

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, fuller and close to the off stump line, played away towards cover

End of over 29 (8 runs) South Africa 119/3 (RR: 4.10)
JH Kallis    68* (100b 12x4)      SR Tendulkar    5-1-19-0
AB de Villiers    22* (32b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    4-0-18-0

29.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, massive sweep and the ball races away to the fine leg fence - valiant diving effort in the deep from Agarkar ends in vain

29.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, SIX, 86.1 kmp six more! de Villiers is turning the heat on here - flighted delivery on the middle and off stump, de Villiers goes down on one knee and slog sweeps it over the midwicket fence for the first six of the innings - top shot that

29.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 5 wides, and under pressure Harbhajan loses his line and length, way down the leg side and Dhoni had no chance of cutting it off - this is turning out to be a massive over for South Africa

29.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, worked away nicely for an easy single, this is good cricket form de Villiers

29.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, much better line, defended watchfully

29.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, played away on the leg side

29.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, another easy single added to the total

End of over 30 (17 runs) South Africa 136/3 (RR: 4.53)
JH Kallis    69* (103b 12x4)      Harbhajan Singh    5-0-35-0
AB de Villiers    33* (35b 3x4 1x6)      SR Tendulkar    5-1-19-0

30.1

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, driven straight to the fielder at cover

30.2

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, another back-foot drive finds Kaif at extra cover

30.3

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run

30.4

Tendulkar to Kallis, 1 run, worked away well wide of the fielder at midwicket, good over so far from the little master

30.5

Tendulkar to de Villiers, no run, quicker and on the middle and leg stump line, de Villiers had to hurry there

30.6

Tendulkar to de Villiers, 1 run, width offered outside the off stump, de Villiers cuts hard but the ball goes straight to the fielder at deep point

End of over 31 (2 runs) South Africa 138/3 (RR: 4.45)
AB de Villiers    34* (37b 3x4 1x6)      SR Tendulkar    6-1-21-0
JH Kallis    70* (107b 12x4)      Harbhajan Singh    5-0-35-0

Mongia into the attack now

31.1

Mongia to de Villiers, 1 run, played away towards point

31.2

Mongia to Kallis, no run, drifting in with the arm, Kallis goes for the drive but fails to get it past the fielder at point

31.3

Mongia to Kallis, 1 run, slightly short, Kallis rocks back and drives it through cover point for a single

31.4

Mongia to de Villiers, 1 run, driven down to long-on

31.5

Mongia to Kallis, 1 run, played away off the back-foot to the cover region, gets it wide of the fielder and they cross over for an easy single

31.6

Mongia to de Villiers, 1 run, again worked away square on the off side for an easy single

End of over 32 (5 runs) South Africa 143/3 (RR: 4.46)
AB de Villiers    37* (40b 3x4 1x6)      D Mongia    1-0-5-0
JH Kallis    72* (110b 12x4)      SR Tendulkar    6-1-21-0

32.1

Tendulkar to de Villiers, no run, off cutter, de Villiers goes for the drive and ends up with a thick inside edge

32.2

Tendulkar to de Villiers, no run, quicker and flatter, driven back to the bowler

32.3

Tendulkar to de Villiers, no run, another dot ball - again on the stumps and de Villiers is made to play defensively

Kallis walks down and has a word with his partner

32.4

Tendulkar to de Villiers, 1 run, nicely drive away past the fielder at point, single brings Kallis to the fore

32.5

Tendulkar to Kallis, 1 run, close to the off stump line, Kallis finds the gap between cover and point

32.6

Tendulkar to de Villiers, 2 runs, worked away behind square on the leg side, sloppy fielding gives away an extra run

End of over 33 (4 runs) South Africa 147/3 (RR: 4.45)
AB de Villiers    40* (45b 3x4 1x6)      SR Tendulkar    7-1-25-0
JH Kallis    73* (111b 12x4)      D Mongia    1-0-5-0

33.1

Mongia to Kallis, no run, tossed up on the stumps, driven straight back to the bowler

33.2

Mongia to Kallis, 1 run, slightly short and Kallis once again nicely finds the gap between point and cover

33.3

Mongia to de Villiers, 1 run, driven away behind point, third man moves across quickly and cuts off the single

33.4

Mongia to Kallis, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, worked away on the leg side

33.5

Mongia to Kallis, 1 run, 150 comes up - turned away well wide of the fielder at short fine leg

33.6

Mongia to de Villiers, OUT, As someone once put it so eloquently, you sometimes think a brain transplant is in order - harmless delivery outside the off stump, de Villiers goes for a reverse sweep and gets beaten by miles. Dhoni quickly whips of the bails and de Villiers is out by a long way - third umpire confirms

AB de Villiers st †Dhoni b Mongia 41 (63m 47b 3x4 1x6) SR: 87.23

That was a poor shot to say the least, a premeditated shot and he fell over trying to make contact - Boucher is the next man in.

End of over 34 (3 runs) South Africa 150/4 (RR: 4.41)
     D Mongia    2-0-8-1
JH Kallis    75* (115b 12x4)      SR Tendulkar    7-1-25-0

34.1

Tendulkar to Kallis, 1 run, driven down to long-off for an easy single

34.2

Tendulkar to Boucher, 1 run, worked away for an easy single - Boucher off the mark first ball

34.3

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run, quicker delivery, defended

34.4

Tendulkar to Kallis, no run

34.5

Tendulkar to Kallis, 1 run, drifting down the leg side and Kallis helps it down to fine leg for an easy single, this is turning out to be another good over from Tendulkar

34.6

Tendulkar to Boucher, no run, played away towards point, no room for a single there - well bowled

End of over 35 (3 runs) South Africa 153/4 (RR: 4.37)
MV Boucher    1* (2b)      SR Tendulkar    8-1-28-0
JH Kallis    77* (119b 12x4)      D Mongia    2-0-8-1

35.1

Mongia to Kallis, no run, full and close to the off stump line, played away towards point

35.2

Mongia to Kallis, 1 run, again fuller but on the middle and off stump line, Kallis nicely gets behind the line drives it down to long-on for a single

35.3

Mongia to Boucher, no run, makes room and drives hard but fails to get it past Kaif at extra cover

35.4

Mongia to Boucher, 1 run, nicely worked away on the leg side and they scamper through for a single

35.5

Mongia to Kallis, 1 run, punched away towards cover and once again they scamper through for a single

35.6

Mongia to Boucher, 1 run, worked away through the vacant square leg region, easy single to end the over

Time for drinks - Dark clouds are gathering in the horizon, lets hope the prophecy will not be fulfilled.

End of over 36 (4 runs) South Africa 157/4 (RR: 4.36)
MV Boucher    3* (5b)      D Mongia    3-0-12-1
JH Kallis    79* (122b 12x4)      SR Tendulkar    8-1-28-0

Tendulkar to continue.

36.1

Tendulkar to Boucher, 1 run, pitched outside the off stump and coming in with the arm, Boucher drives it through extra cover for a single

36.2

Tendulkar to Kallis, 1 run, worked away on the leg side

36.3

Tendulkar to Boucher, 1 run, another tight delivery but Boucher manages to squeeze it away for a single on the leg side

36.4

Tendulkar to Kallis, 1 run, driven off the back-foot to deep cover, looks like Kallis can find those gaps blindfolded

36.5

Tendulkar to Boucher, 1 leg bye, off the pads to the short fine leg region

36.6

Tendulkar to Kallis, 1 run, and the final ball too yields just a single - sweeper on the off side has been kept busy

End of over 37 (6 runs) South Africa 163/4 (RR: 4.40)
JH Kallis    82* (125b 12x4)      SR Tendulkar    9-1-33-0
MV Boucher    5* (8b)      D Mongia    3-0-12-1

Khan is back

37.1

Khan to Kallis, 2 runs, on the middle and leg stump line, worked away towards midwicket for an easy single

37.2

Khan to Kallis, FOUR, slightly fuller and on the middle and off stump line, Kallis picks up the length early and drills it straight back past the bowler to the long-on fence, classy shot

37.3

Khan to Kallis, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, Kallis shuffles across a bit and turns it away through midwicket

37.4

Khan to Boucher, no run, good length delivery, angled across the right-hander, Boucher leaves it through to the keeper

37.5

Khan to Boucher, FOUR, as they say 'Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once' - with mid-off and mid-on inside the circle, Khan once again pitches it up on the stumps and Boucher elegantly beats the fielder at mid-off

37.6

Khan to Boucher, 1 run, flicked away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

End of over 38 (12 runs) South Africa 175/4 (RR: 4.60)
MV Boucher    10* (11b 1x4)      Z Khan    7-0-48-2
JH Kallis    89* (128b 13x4)      SR Tendulkar    9-1-33-0

38.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, turning in from close to the off stump line, Boucher stays back and works it away behind square on the leg side

38.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, quicker and fuller, defended watchfully

38.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, glanced away behind square on the leg side

38.4

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, no run, goes for the sweep but fails to connect, ball clips the arm and pops up behind the stumps. Huge appeal turned down and rightly so

38.5

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, on the middle and off stump line, turning in - swept away behind sqaure for an easy single

38.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, quicker delivery to end the over - Kallis reads it well and drives it down to long-on

End of over 39 (4 runs) South Africa 179/4 (RR: 4.58)
JH Kallis    91* (131b 13x4)      Harbhajan Singh    6-0-39-0
MV Boucher    12* (14b 1x4)      Z Khan    7-0-48-2

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39.1

Patel to Kallis, 1 run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, no real width offered there - Kallis opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man for an easy single

39.2

Patel to Boucher, no run, another short of a good length delivery, Boucher goes for the pull but fails to connect and the ball rolls away off the pad

39.3

Patel to Boucher, FOUR, 131.6 kmp good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and coming in with the angle - Boucher just goes across the line and connects well and the ball finds the midwicket fence

39.4

Patel to Boucher, FOUR, 132.7 kmp short ball on the stumps, a nothing delivery - Boucher gets enough time to wind up and the ball screams away to the midwicket fence, that's the Boucher we know

39.5

Patel to Boucher, 1 run, inside edge onto the pads and the ball rolls away away on the leg side

39.6

Patel to Kallis, no run, gets the edge but the ball falls short of Dhoni - excellent delivery to end the over

End of over 40 (10 runs) South Africa 189/4 (RR: 4.72)
JH Kallis    92* (133b 13x4)      MM Patel    9-2-36-1
MV Boucher    21* (18b 3x4)      Harbhajan Singh    6-0-39-0

40.1

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, driven down to mid-off for a single

40.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 3 runs, tossed up outside the off stump, Kallis nicely opens the face of the bat and glides it past the fielder at backward point - runs hard and comfortably makes it back for the third

40.3

Harbhajan Singh to Boucher, 1 run, fuller and on the stumps, Boucher moves across and flicks it away through midwicket

40.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, flighted delivery, defended on the front-foot

40.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, punched straight back to the bowler, nervous nineties?

40.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, driven away through extra cover and the single takes Kallis to 96

End of over 41 (6 runs) South Africa 195/4 (RR: 4.75)
JH Kallis    96* (137b 13x4)      Harbhajan Singh    7-0-45-0
MV Boucher    23* (20b 3x4)      MM Patel    9-2-36-1

41.1

Patel to Kallis, no run, steered away towards point, no room for a single there

41.2

Patel to Kallis, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended on the back-foot

41.3

Patel to Kallis, 1 run, punched down to mid-on and Kallis moves to 97

41.4

Patel to Boucher, OUT, Boucher perishes trying to force the pace, with Kallis slowing down Boucher really had no other option. Good length delivery outside the off stump - Boucher makes room and goes inside out over cover, looked like a meaty blow but the ball went straight to Zaheer Khan at deep cover, South Africa five down.

MV Boucher c Khan b Patel 23 (32m 21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 109.52

Kemp walks in

41.5

Patel to Kallis, 1 run, rising delivery, Kallis opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man

41.6

Patel to Kemp, 1 run, short delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Kemp stands tall on the back-foot and defends it down on the leg side. Early call and a quickly single is added to the total

End of over 42 (3 runs) South Africa 198/5 (RR: 4.71)
JM Kemp    1* (1b)      MM Patel    10-2-39-2
JH Kallis    98* (141b 13x4)      Harbhajan Singh    7-0-45-0

42.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kemp, no run, on the stumps, turned away towards midwicket

42.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kemp, no run, pitched close to the off stump line and turning in, Kemp is made to defend

42.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kemp, no run, turned away off the pads to the midwicket region, diving stop by the fielder at midwicket cuts off the single, excellent over so far

42.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kemp, 2 runs, fuller and on the pads, Kemp pushes forward and drives it down to long-on for a brace

42.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kemp, no run

42.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kemp, 1 run, drifting onto middle and leg, Kemp waits for the ball and at the last moment turns it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

End of over 43 (3 runs) South Africa 201/5 (RR: 4.67)
JM Kemp    4* (7b)      Harbhajan Singh    8-0-48-0
JH Kallis    98* (141b 13x4)      MM Patel    10-2-39-2

Mongia back on

43.1

Mongia to Kemp, no run, starts off with a quick delivery on the pads, Kemp fails to get it away

43.2

Mongia to Kemp, 1 run, turned away to deep midwicket, Kallis turns down the call for a second

43.3

Mongia to Kallis, 1 run, punched wide of the cover fielder and Kallis moves to 99

43.4

Mongia to Kemp, no run, pushed away towards short cover

43.5

Mongia to Kemp, 1 run, punched off the back-foot to the long-on region

43.6

Mongia to Kallis, 1 run, 100! tossed up on the pads and Kallis drives it down to long-on. This is his 14th ODI hundred and the first against India - well played and he gets a standing ovation from the home crowd

End of over 44 (4 runs) South Africa 205/5 (RR: 4.65)
JH Kallis    100* (143b 13x4)      D Mongia    4-0-16-1
JM Kemp    6* (11b)      Harbhajan Singh    8-0-48-0

44.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, swept away to deep midwicket, again just a single

44.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kemp, no run, punched straight back to the bowler

44.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kemp, 1 run, full and on the pads, driven down to long-on

44.4

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, width offered outside the off stump but Kallis fails to cash in - runs it off the face of the bat but fails to get it past the fielder at gully

44.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, goes for the sweep and makes contact

44.6

Harbhajan Singh to Kemp, 1 run, long-on is as far as it goes, another good over for India comes to an end

End of over 45 (4 runs) South Africa 209/5 (RR: 4.64)
JM Kemp    8* (14b)      Harbhajan Singh    9-0-52-0
JH Kallis    102* (146b 13x4)      D Mongia    4-0-16-1

Agarkar back on.

45.1

Agarkar to Kemp, OUT, edged and gone! short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and shaping away a touch. Kemp pushes at it away from his body and the edge is produced - Dhoni makes no mistake

JM Kemp c †Dhoni b Agarkar 8 (11m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 53.33

That's a massive wicket for India - we all know how destructive Kemp can be. Polly is the next man in

45.2

Agarkar to Pollock, no run, short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Pollock gets behind the line and defends it away towards midwicket

45.3

Agarkar to Pollock, no run, another dot ball. again short and close to the off stump line - Pollock gets on top of the bounce and plays it down on the off side

45.4

Agarkar to Pollock, OUT, and that's the end of that. short and wide outside the off stump, Pollock goes across the line, ball clips the inner half of the bat and spoons up towards mid-on - Tendulkar swoops in from the edge of the circle and takes it cleanly

SM Pollock c Tendulkar b Agarkar 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

The ball was dying on him and Tendulkar had to go low down to take it - in the end he made it look simple. Agarkar gets another danger man.

45.5

Agarkar to Nel, 1 run, pushed away off the back-foot to the point region

45.6

Agarkar to Kallis, 1 run, driven wide of the cover fielder

End of over 46 (2 runs) South Africa 211/7 (RR: 4.58)
JH Kallis    103* (147b 13x4)      AB Agarkar    7-1-22-2
A Nel    1* (1b)      Harbhajan Singh    9-0-52-0

46.1

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, on target, played back to the bowler

46.2

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, no run, goes for the sweep and gets hit on the pad, loud appeal for lbw turned down

46.3

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, full and on the pads, Kallis goes right back and flicks it away through midwicket

46.4

Harbhajan Singh to Nel, 1 run, worked away towards midwicket, again just a single

46.5

Harbhajan Singh to Kallis, 1 run, pushes forward and drives it down to long-on

46.6

Harbhajan Singh to Nel, FOUR, Nel! big swing of the bat and the ball races away to the midwicket fence, there was a fielder placed in the deep but he hardly got any time to react

End of over 47 (7 runs) South Africa 218/7 (RR: 4.63)
A Nel    6* (3b 1x4)      Harbhajan Singh    10-0-59-0
JH Kallis    105* (151b 13x4)      AB Agarkar    7-1-22-2

Last five overs have produced just 20 runs.

47.1

Agarkar to Kallis, 1 run, defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards cover

47.2

Agarkar to Nel, FOUR, he gets another one through. full and on the stumps, Nel lines it up nicely and drives it in the air and well wide of the diving fielder at mid-off

47.3

Agarkar to Nel, no run, excellent come back delivery, Agarkar bangs it in short - Nel goes after it but on this occasion he fails to make contact - missed it by a long way

47.4

Agarkar to Nel, 1 run, played away to deep midwicket, easy single and Kallis is back on strike

47.5

Agarkar to Kallis, FOUR, 132.5 kmphalf-volley outside the off stump and Kallis dispatches it to the extra cover fence - that was a powerful hit

47.6

Agarkar to Kallis, FOUR, 106.6 kmp four more - again in the zone out the off stump, Kallis winds up and drills it past the fielder at extra cover, 14 off the over

Two more overs left in the innings, Can South Africa get to 260 ?

End of over 48 (14 runs) South Africa 232/7 (RR: 4.83)
JH Kallis    114* (154b 15x4)      AB Agarkar    8-1-36-2
A Nel    11* (6b 2x4)      Harbhajan Singh    10-0-59-0

48.1

Khan to Nel, 1 run, full and straight, Nel goes for the drive and the ball rolls away off the outer half of the bat

48.2

Khan to Kallis, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at cover

48.3

Khan to Nel, 1 run, swung away to wide long on, fielder moves across quickly in the deep and keeps it down to just a single

48.4

Khan to Kallis, 1 run, driven away towards cover, bit of a mix-up going for the single but in the end they make it across safely

48.5

Khan to Nel, 1 run, another big swing but again just a single down to wide long-on

48.6

Khan to Kallis, no run, pitched on middle and off and angling across, Kallis stands his ground and drives hard but is beaten by the angle - end of a fine over from Khan

Agarkar to bowl the last over the innings

End of over 49 (5 runs) South Africa 237/7 (RR: 4.83)
JH Kallis    116* (157b 15x4)      Z Khan    8-0-53-2
A Nel    14* (9b 2x4)      AB Agarkar    8-1-36-2

49.1

Agarkar to Nel, 1 run, good length delivery, close to the off stump line - Nel swing across the line, ball clips the inside edge and races away to the fine leg region, single brings Kallis back on strike

49.2

Agarkar to Kallis, 2 runs, full and on the stumps, tight delivery - Kallis makes room and hammers it straight back past the bowler to the long-on region - runs hard and comfortably makes it back for the second

49.3

Agarkar to Kallis, 1 run, driven down to long-on for a single

49.4

Agarkar to Nel, SIX, half volley on the stumps and Nel slogs it over the wide long-on fence - good clean hit

49.5

Agarkar to Nel, 1 run, much better line - yorker on the stumps and Nel digs it down to third man

49.6

Agarkar to Kallis, OUT, another yorker length delivery and Kallis drives it straight back to Agarkar - Nel looking for a single is half way down the track. Agarkar keeps his cool, walks across and distubs the stumps - South Africa end up 248 on the board.

A Nel run out 22 (17m 12b 2x4 1x6) SR: 183.33

At one stage South Africa were on target for a score of 270-plus but some intelligent bowling in the final overs, especially by the Indian spinners pulled things back. 248 on this track is still a good total and it will take some chasing from the Indian batsmen if they are to achieve this target. We will be back in 40 minutes time - be sure to join us then

End of over 50 (11 runs) South Africa 248/8
JH Kallis    119* (160b 15x4)      AB Agarkar    9-1-47-2
     Z Khan    8-0-53-2
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South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 112 balls remaining)
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Nov 22, 2006

Jacques Kallis poses with the Man-of-the-Match trophy, South Africa v India, 2nd ODI, Durban, November 22, 2006

Jacques Kallis poses with the Man-of-the-Match trophy

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Nov 22, 2006

Sachin Tendulkar is cleaned up by Andre Nel, South Africa v India, 2nd ODI, Durban, November 22, 2006

Sachin Tendulkar is cleaned up by Andre Nel

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