India tour of South Africa, 2006/07 / Commentary

India in South Africa ODI Series - 5th ODI

South Africa v India

South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 112 balls remaining)

0.1

Pollock to Sehwag, FOUR, banged through covers for four, Sehwag plonks his front foot forward and crashes that through the in field, too full and wide from Pollock

India 4/0   V Sehwag 4* (1b 1x4)   SM Pollock 0.1-0-4-0

2.5

Pollock to Sehwag, FOUR, dropped by smith at first slip, Sehwag hung his bat outside off stump, the ball kissed the edge and Smith reacted very late, he seemed to be waiting for Boucher to take the catch and finally lunged one-handed, diving to his left, but couldn't hold on

India 14/0   V Sehwag 8* (11b 2x4)   SM Pollock 1.5-0-8-0

15.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, wide outside of stump, Tendulkar pushes hard at it and gets an outside edge wide off the slip cordon for four

India 30/2   SR Tendulkar 8* (41b 1x4)   JH Kallis 1.2-1-4-0

17.3

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, dropped a fraction short on off and middle, Tendulkar picks it up early, goes back and pulls through midwicket for four

India 40/2   SR Tendulkar 17* (50b 2x4)   JH Kallis 2.3-1-12-0

17.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, Kallis bowls it full this time, Tendulkar gets forward and plays his trademark straight drive past mid-on for four more

India 44/2   SR Tendulkar 21* (51b 3x4)   JH Kallis 2.4-1-16-0

21.5

Peterson to Mongia, FOUR, tossed up outside off stump, Mongia comes forward and pokes at it, ball kisses the edge and runs away for four, not convincing

India 58/2   D Mongia 13* (46b 1x4)   RJ Peterson 0.5-0-6-0

23.3

Peterson to Tendulkar, FOUR, streaky four, Peterson angles it into Tendulkar who backs away and tries to loft inside out over extra cover, he gets a thick edge down to the third man fence

India 67/2   SR Tendulkar 32* (66b 4x4)   RJ Peterson 1.3-0-11-0

23.6

Peterson to Tendulkar, FOUR, he makes room again and this time connects well with the inside out drive, that was a bit uppish but it found the gap at cover

India 71/2   SR Tendulkar 36* (69b 5x4)   RJ Peterson 2-0-15-0

25.2

Peterson to Tendulkar, FOUR, Peterson drifts onto middle and leg, Tendulkar quickly picks up the length and slaps it away to the fine leg fence

India 79/2   SR Tendulkar 41* (72b 6x4)   RJ Peterson 2.2-0-20-0

27.2

Peterson to Tendulkar, FOUR, and he does it again - tossed up and drifting down the leg side - Tendulkar waits for the ball to turn and at the last moment slaps it away well wide of the diving fielder at short fine leg. Made contact well after the ball had passed the pad

India 87/2   SR Tendulkar 47* (79b 7x4)   RJ Peterson 3.2-0-26-0

28.5

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump - as easy as shelling peas for a batsman of Tendulkar's caliber - moves back and across and hammers it to the backward point fence. Third man hardly got any time to react. Gets to his fifty in style

India 94/2   SR Tendulkar 53* (86b 8x4)   JH Kallis 5.5-1-28-0

29.1

Peterson to Mongia, FOUR, fuller and on the pads, Mongia efortlessly flicks it away to the midwicket fence - India on the move here.

India 98/2   D Mongia 24* (65b 2x4)   RJ Peterson 4.1-0-31-0

33.3

Kemp to Mongia, FOUR, good length delivery, Mongia goes for the drive and the ball races away off the inside edge to the fine leg fence

India 111/3   D Mongia 32* (76b 3x4)   JM Kemp 1.3-0-9-1

39.2

Kemp to Karthik, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump, Karthik waits for the ball and at the last moment runs it down to the third man fence - nicely opened the face of the bat at the point of impact.

India 137/4   KD Karthik 6* (4b 1x4)   JM Kemp 4.2-0-22-2

40.2

Nel to Karthik, FOUR, that's a unique shot! good length delivery outside the off stump - Karthik shuffles across a long way, manages to gets inside the line and then he lofts it over the keeper - cheaky

India 144/4   KD Karthik 10* (8b 2x4)   A Nel 6.2-1-15-0

46.1

Nel to Dhoni, FOUR, drifting down the leg side, Dhoni gets well inside the line and flicks it down to fine leg fence - easy runs

India 177/6   MS Dhoni 39* (44b 1x4 2x6)   A Nel 9.1-1-28-1

46.6

Nel to Dhoni, FOUR, another short ball outside the off stump, once again Dhoni goes after it, this time the ball clips the outside edge and races away to the third man fence

India 183/6   MS Dhoni 44* (47b 2x4 2x6)   A Nel 10-1-34-1

48.1

Kallis to Khan, FOUR, good length delivery outside the off stump and Zaheer drills it through covers, that's a meaty blow!

India 188/8   Z Khan 5* (2b 1x4)   JH Kallis 9.1-1-51-1
Series Results
South Africa v India at Centurion - Dec 3, 2006
South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 112 balls remaining)
South Africa v India at Port Elizabeth - Nov 29, 2006
South Africa won by 80 runs
South Africa v India at Cape Town - Nov 26, 2006
South Africa won by 106 runs
South Africa v India at Durban - Nov 22, 2006
South Africa won by 157 runs
South Africa v India at Johannesburg - Nov 19, 2006
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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Photos

Dec 3, 2006

Graeme Smith with the series trophy after a 4-0 whitewash, South Africa v India, 5th ODI, Centurion, December 3, 2006

Graeme Smith with the series trophy after a 4-0 whitewash

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Dec 3, 2006

Irfan Pathan had a forgettable day at the office, South Africa v India, 5th ODI, Centurion, December 3, 2006

Irfan Pathan had a forgettable day at the office

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