India tour of South Africa, 3rd Test: South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2007
South Africa won by 5 wickets
2,3,4,5,6 January 2007 (5-day match)
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal W Jaffer c Kallis b Steyn 116 360 244 15 0 47.54
85.1 good catch at second slip! Lands on a back of a good length outside off stump, Jaffer stands and prods at it well away from his body, takes the thick edge, and Kallis holds onto a good catch near his face and moving away, his 100th in Tests, to end Jaffer's vigil 240/3
View dismissal KD Karthik c Amla b Harris 63 240 170 7 0 37.05
56.1 and he strikes first ball! Great start for South Africa! Tossed up on the stumps, Karthik loses balance in trying to flick it to leg, the ball lobs up to silly point, they all go up in appeal, and Asad Rauf lifts the finger! Karthik isn't happy...but he has to go...replays clearly show that there was no contact with the bat...in fact, Amla let it go as soon as he'd taken in, throwing it back to Boucher to try for the stumping, and even the 'keeper didnt appeal until he'd taken the throw in...a bad call from Rauf... 153/1
View dismissal R Dravid* c †Boucher b Pollock 29 63 58 5 0 50.00
71.5 gone! Pollock strikes and that's a crucial blow! Pollock hits the perfect line and length outside the off stump and Dravid goes fishing outside off stump and catches thin edge. Boucher behind the stumps makes no mistake. India two down. 202/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar c Kallis b Harris 64 187 130 11 0 49.23
112.4 Harris strikes and that's a massive wicket! Peach of a delivery, bowled from over stumps, pitched outside leg and this one turned and bounced prodigiously. Tendulkar looking to defend it on the back-foot is beaten comprehensive and the edge is produced. Kallis at first slip swoops low and takes a sharp catch. India five down 337/5
View dismissal VVS Laxman b Steyn 13 56 46 3 0 28.26
97.6 CRACKER! This time he got it all right, line was on middle and off stump and moving away, length was good and the ball moved away every so beautifully. Laxman shaped to defend it but was castled with the outswing. It's a delivery that fast bowlers dream off and Steyn pulls it off, watching the off stump uprooted from the ground. He's struggled with his line this morning but what a line that was! What seam position! A magic ball there 269/4
View dismissal SC Ganguly c Amla b Pollock 66 159 75 9 1 88.00
131.1 Pollock finishes it off with a slow ball. Well disguised off-cutter on the middle and leg stump line, Ganguly comes down the track in an effort to loft it straight back over the bowler's head but only manages to scoop it high up towards silly mid-off. Amla running in from cover, calls for it and nicely settles under one of the easiest catches you will ever see. 414/10
View dismissal V Sehwag c Ntini b Harris 40 49 50 6 1 80.00
124.6 Sehwag tries to heave across the turn but fails to time it properly. The ball clips the top edge and soars to fine leg. Makhaya Ntini moves in from the boundary, dives well forward and plucks a superb catch a few inches from the ground. Once again the left-arm spinner provides South Africa with a crucial breakthrough. Sehwag, who was scoring quickly, is gone. What now? 395/6
View dismissal A Kumble lbw b Pollock 0 2 3 0 0 0.00
125.3 SUCKER PUNCH! Pollock unleashes the indipper after two straight deliveries. Back of a length, pitched outside off and cuts back in sharply, Kumble isn't ready for the movement and gets hit flush on the pad in front. Umpire Harper has no doubt and the ball would have probably gone on to hit the top of off stump as Kumble was well into his crease. 395/7
View dismissal Z Khan st †Boucher b Harris 1 11 12 0 0 8.33
128.1 GONE! Flighting it from over the wicket, dipping it in late, Zaheer is beaten by the flight and misses the length. Zaheer loses his balance once the ball is past him through the gap between pad and the stumps Mark Boucher, behind the stumps, whips the bails off in rapid motion. Fantastic work from Boucher. A few moments here and there and Zaheer would have been in the crease. His feet were in the air for a couple of seconds and Boucher has cashed in on that chance 398/8
View dismissal S Sreesanth c Gibbs b Pollock 3 9 5 0 0 60.00
129.6 The return of polly! perfect line and length, pitched on and round the off stump line and shaping away late, Sreesanth had no option but to play at it and the thick edge goes straight to Gibbs at gully. India nine down and now Ganguly has just Munaf Patel for company. 407/9
MM Patel not out 0 5 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 5, lb 4, w 2, nb 8) 19
  Total (all out; 131.1 overs; 580 mins) 414 (3.15 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 27 12 58 2 2.14 137 8 0 (4nb)
85.1 to Jaffer, good catch at second slip! Lands on a back of a good length outside off stump, Jaffer stands and prods at it well away from his body, takes the thick edge, and Kallis holds onto a good catch near his face and moving away, his 100th in Tests, to end Jaffer's vigil 240/3
97.6 to Laxman, CRACKER! This time he got it all right, line was on middle and off stump and moving away, length was good and the ball moved away every so beautifully. Laxman shaped to defend it but was castled with the outswing. It's a delivery that fast bowlers dream off and Steyn pulls it off, watching the off stump uprooted from the ground. He's struggled with his line this morning but what a line that was! What seam position! A magic ball there 269/4
  M Ntini 26 4 107 0 4.11 114 18 0
View wickets SM Pollock 29.1 9 75 4 2.57 140 12 0
71.5 to Dravid, gone! Pollock strikes and that's a crucial blow! Pollock hits the perfect line and length outside the off stump and Dravid goes fishing outside off stump and catches thin edge. Boucher behind the stumps makes no mistake. India two down. 202/2
125.3 to Kumble, SUCKER PUNCH! Pollock unleashes the indipper after two straight deliveries. Back of a length, pitched outside off and cuts back in sharply, Kumble isn't ready for the movement and gets hit flush on the pad in front. Umpire Harper has no doubt and the ball would have probably gone on to hit the top of off stump as Kumble was well into his crease. 395/7
129.6 to Sreesanth, The return of polly! perfect line and length, pitched on and round the off stump line and shaping away late, Sreesanth had no option but to play at it and the thick edge goes straight to Gibbs at gully. India nine down and now Ganguly has just Munaf Patel for company. 407/9
131.1 to Ganguly, Pollock finishes it off with a slow ball. Well disguised off-cutter on the middle and leg stump line, Ganguly comes down the track in an effort to loft it straight back over the bowler's head but only manages to scoop it high up towards silly mid-off. Amla running in from cover, calls for it and nicely settles under one of the easiest catches you will ever see. 414/10
  JH Kallis 12 4 36 0 3.00 58 5 0 (2w)
View wickets PL Harris 37 3 129 4 3.48 160 13 2 (4nb)
56.1 to Karthik, and he strikes first ball! Great start for South Africa! Tossed up on the stumps, Karthik loses balance in trying to flick it to leg, the ball lobs up to silly point, they all go up in appeal, and Asad Rauf lifts the finger! Karthik isn't happy...but he has to go...replays clearly show that there was no contact with the bat...in fact, Amla let it go as soon as he'd taken in, throwing it back to Boucher to try for the stumping, and even the 'keeper didnt appeal until he'd taken the throw in...a bad call from Rauf... 153/1
112.4 to Tendulkar, Harris strikes and that's a massive wicket! Peach of a delivery, bowled from over stumps, pitched outside leg and this one turned and bounced prodigiously. Tendulkar looking to defend it on the back-foot is beaten comprehensive and the edge is produced. Kallis at first slip swoops low and takes a sharp catch. India five down 337/5
124.6 to Sehwag, Sehwag tries to heave across the turn but fails to time it properly. The ball clips the top edge and soars to fine leg. Makhaya Ntini moves in from the boundary, dives well forward and plucks a superb catch a few inches from the ground. Once again the left-arm spinner provides South Africa with a crucial breakthrough. Sehwag, who was scoring quickly, is gone. What now? 395/6
128.1 to Khan, GONE! Flighting it from over the wicket, dipping it in late, Zaheer is beaten by the flight and misses the length. Zaheer loses his balance once the ball is past him through the gap between pad and the stumps Mark Boucher, behind the stumps, whips the bails off in rapid motion. Fantastic work from Boucher. A few moments here and there and Zaheer would have been in the crease. His feet were in the air for a couple of seconds and Boucher has cashed in on that chance 398/8
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* c Sehwag b Kumble 94 218 142 14 1 66.19
50.5 got'm! Fuller in length, pitched on leg and middle and turning in. Smith looking to drive straight fails to keep it down and Sehwag at short midwicket dives across to his right and pulls off a stunner. Kumble strikes and that's a big wicket. 173/2
View dismissal AB de Villiers c †Karthik b Sreesanth 1 19 13 0 0 7.69
3.6 got'm! fuller in length and this one nipped back in after hitting the deck. de Villiers goes for the drive and is beaten comprehensively, ball clips the inside edge and Karthik holds on well to a fairly easy chance. Sreesanth with the early breakthrough. South Africa one down and in a spot of bother here. 14/1
View dismissal HM Amla c †Karthik b Sreesanth 63 212 174 7 0 36.20
53.6 wide delivery outside the off stump. Once again Amla plays a loose shot outside the off stump and this time he pays the price. Hardly any foot movement there and Karthik gleefully accepts the gift. So both the set batsmen are back in the hut, South three down and in spot of bother here. 177/3
View dismissal JH Kallis c Patel b Tendulkar 54 162 128 8 0 42.18
92.1 Tendulkar strikes! The golden arm! Flighted delivery, outside the offstump, Kallis fetches it from there, swings it across to deep midwicket and Munaf Patel takes a smart catch. Dravid rushes across to Tendulkar and jumps on to him.. Huge huge wicket and now with all the turn and bounce, the lower-middle-order will have to play really well 260/4
View dismissal AG Prince b Kumble 26 154 112 1 0 23.21
93.6 Got him! One wicket leads to another, as often is the case. It was a delivery that Kumble had bowled all afternoon. Landed outside the offstump, turned in but Prince went back, may be he should have gone forward as it was full in length, and jabs at it as the ball keeps a touch low. It takes the inside-edge and crashes into the leg stump. India are hot here! 260/5
View dismissal HH Gibbs c Jaffer b Sehwag 7 31 24 1 0 29.16
101.2 Big wicket before tea. GIven out as a bat and pad catch to short-leg.Unlucky at the first glance. Think it went just off the pad. Sehwag landed it around the offstump, slightly short of a length, turned in, Gibbs went back, tried to work it to the on side, and it bobbed off the thigh pad to Jaffer at short-leg. They go up in appeal and after some delay, given out. 281/6
View dismissal MV Boucher c †Karthik b Patel 50 145 99 6 0 50.50
127.3 Boucher falls flirting outside the offstump. Delivered from close to the sticks, full in length, just outside the offstump, shapes away a touch, Boucher fishes at it , only to nick behind a simple catch. A valiant effort comes to an end. Well played Sir! 372/8
View dismissal SM Pollock c Ganguly b Khan 31 88 57 2 0 54.38
120.1 Zaheer nails Pollock! Full in length, around the offstump and slanting away, Pollock tries to drive, gets a edge and it nestles into Ganguly's palms at first slip. Just when Pollock and Boucher had the opportunity to put South Africa really in front, he falls. Bad timing as far as SA are concerned. 350/7
PL Harris not out 11 39 29 2 0 37.93
View dismissal DW Steyn b Kumble 1 4 5 0 0 20.00
128.2 Does him in with the quicker one. Typical Kumble dismissal. The tailenders almost end up looking surprised at the pace, wasn't this supposed to be a gentle spinner?! This one landed on the off and middle, and rushed off the track, the bat came down in an angle and the furniture was disturbed. Nine down. 373/9
View dismissal M Ntini lbw b Kumble 0 1 1 0 0 0.00
128.3 Ntini falls first ball! Topspinner on the middle stump line, it went on straight, Ntini jabs at it and the ball hits the pad, just before the bat hit the cherry, and is caught right in front. 373/10
Extras (b 7, lb 13, w 1, nb 14) 35
  Total (all out; 128.3 overs; 539 mins) 373 (2.90 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Z Khan 20 3 74 1 3.70 96 10 1 (2nb, 1w)
120.1 to Pollock, Zaheer nails Pollock! Full in length, around the offstump and slanting away, Pollock tries to drive, gets a edge and it nestles into Ganguly's palms at first slip. Just when Pollock and Boucher had the opportunity to put South Africa really in front, he falls. Bad timing as far as SA are concerned. 350/7
View wickets S Sreesanth 24 9 58 2 2.41 121 7 0 (2nb)
3.6 to de Villiers, got'm! fuller in length and this one nipped back in after hitting the deck. de Villiers goes for the drive and is beaten comprehensively, ball clips the inside edge and Karthik holds on well to a fairly easy chance. Sreesanth with the early breakthrough. South Africa one down and in a spot of bother here. 14/1
53.6 to Amla, wide delivery outside the off stump. Once again Amla plays a loose shot outside the off stump and this time he pays the price. Hardly any foot movement there and Karthik gleefully accepts the gift. So both the set batsmen are back in the hut, South three down and in spot of bother here. 177/3
View wickets A Kumble 42.3 6 117 4 2.75 195 12 0 (2nb)
50.5 to Smith, got'm! Fuller in length, pitched on leg and middle and turning in. Smith looking to drive straight fails to keep it down and Sehwag at short midwicket dives across to his right and pulls off a stunner. Kumble strikes and that's a big wicket. 173/2
93.6 to Prince, Got him! One wicket leads to another, as often is the case. It was a delivery that Kumble had bowled all afternoon. Landed outside the offstump, turned in but Prince went back, may be he should have gone forward as it was full in length, and jabs at it as the ball keeps a touch low. It takes the inside-edge and crashes into the leg stump. India are hot here! 260/5
128.2 to Steyn, Does him in with the quicker one. Typical Kumble dismissal. The tailenders almost end up looking surprised at the pace, wasn't this supposed to be a gentle spinner?! This one landed on the off and middle, and rushed off the track, the bat came down in an angle and the furniture was disturbed. Nine down. 373/9
128.3 to Ntini, Ntini falls first ball! Topspinner on the middle stump line, it went on straight, Ntini jabs at it and the ball hits the pad, just before the bat hit the cherry, and is caught right in front. 373/10
View wicket MM Patel 20 5 43 1 2.15 102 6 0 (4nb)
127.3 to Boucher, Boucher falls flirting outside the offstump. Delivered from close to the sticks, full in length, just outside the offstump, shapes away a touch, Boucher fishes at it , only to nick behind a simple catch. A valiant effort comes to an end. Well played Sir! 372/8
View wicket V Sehwag 12 0 31 1 2.58 52 1 0 (3nb)
101.2 to Gibbs, Big wicket before tea. GIven out as a bat and pad catch to short-leg.Unlucky at the first glance. Think it went just off the pad. Sehwag landed it around the offstump, slightly short of a length, turned in, Gibbs went back, tried to work it to the on side, and it bobbed off the thigh pad to Jaffer at short-leg. They go up in appeal and after some delay, given out. 281/6
View wicket SR Tendulkar 10 2 30 1 3.00 46 5 0
92.1 to Kallis, Tendulkar strikes! The golden arm! Flighted delivery, outside the offstump, Kallis fetches it from there, swings it across to deep midwicket and Munaf Patel takes a smart catch. Dravid rushes across to Tendulkar and jumps on to him.. Huge huge wicket and now with all the turn and bounce, the lower-middle-order will have to play really well 260/4
  India 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal W Jaffer c de Villiers b Ntini 2 12 11 0 0 18.18
2.2 Ntini joins the party! short of a good length and this one swings in and gains some height, Jaffer leans back in an attempt to leaves it through to the keeper but fails miserably, ball clips the gloves and pops up towards the slip cordon. de Villiers at second nicely settles under it. India two down and in big trouble here on this crucial day. 6/2
View dismissal V Sehwag c †Boucher b Steyn 4 10 3 1 0 133.33
1.6 that's the end of that! fuller length delivery outside the off stump, shaping away. Sehwag flashes at it well away from his body and the thin edge goes straight to the Boucher behind the stumps. Thanks for coming. 6/1
View dismissal R Dravid* c & b Harris 47 204 134 5 0 35.07
46.5 caught and bowled! Tossed up on middle and leg, Dravid gets a step forward and chips it straight back to Harris for the tamest dismissal 114/4
View dismissal SC Ganguly c Gibbs b Kallis 46 131 89 5 0 51.68
31.4 and gone! As they say 'Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once' good length and wide outside the off stump, not sure if the ball reverse but Ganguly plays away from his body, once again in an attempt to run the ball down to third man. This time the result is fatal, ball slides off the outer half of the bat and goes straight to Gibbs at gully. 90/3
View dismissal SR Tendulkar lbw b Pollock 14 88 62 1 0 22.58
51.3 he's a goner! After struggling all through his painful innings, after hardly working the ball off the pads, or in the gaps, Tendulkar gets a hard-luck decision! The ball pitches on middle and leg and moves down with the reverse swing, Tendulkar plays all over it going for the flick, misses and gets rapped on the pad, they all go up in appeal and Asad Rauf gives it! In real time it looked good, but replays show it was clearly missing leg stump; a poor call, but to many Indian supporters this will be the age-old tale of Sachin getting out when the chips are down 121/6
View dismissal VVS Laxman run out (Pollock/†Boucher) 1 9 4 0 0 25.00
48.3 from Harris, RUN OUT! Flat and quicker on leg stump, he rocks back and flicks with the wrists past Amla at forward short leg, they run the first and then there's a very bad call from Laxman going for the second, Tendulkar's very quick to get back to the other end but a very, very slow Laxman is caught on the line as a good throw from the fielder at deep square leg is collected superbly by Boucher 115/5
KD Karthik not out 38 75 48 6 0 79.16
View dismissal A Kumble c Gibbs b Steyn 6 34 22 0 0 27.27
59.4 and raw pace works! short rising delivery, pitched on middle and off and coming in with the angle and the result is the replay of the cartoon 'Rabbit in the headlight'. Too quick a delivery for Kumble, who fends at it on the hop, ball clips the shoulder of the bat and goes straight to Gibbs at gully. India seven down. 147/7
View dismissal Z Khan run out (de Villiers/†Boucher) 1 20 7 0 0 14.28
63.1 Steyn to Karthik, believe it or not the Indians have managed to pull off another run out! good length delivery outside the off stump and Karthik drives it past the fielder at cover. Zaheer Khan takes off for the second run but Karthik stands his ground. In the end it's a big mix-up. Harris fires in the throw at the striker's end, ball comes in at a nice height and Boucher drags it on to the stumps. Zaheer is well short of his crease. 165/8
View dismissal S Sreesanth c Kallis b Steyn 4 5 5 1 0 80.00
63.6 short of a good length delivery, in the channel and shaping away. Perfect line and length to the number ten batsman. Sreesanth had no option but to play at it and the edge goes low towards the slip cordon. Kallis at second slip swoops low to his left and takes it as clean as a whistle. India nine down. 169/9
View dismissal MM Patel c Pollock b Steyn 0 4 1 0 0 0.00
63.7 Good length delivery, close to the off stump line. Munaf Patel backs away and drives it straight to Pollock at mid-off. India fold up for 169. Done and dusted in 63.7 overs! 169/10
Extras (lb 5, nb 1) 6
  Total (all out; 64 overs; 299 mins) 169 (2.64 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket M Ntini 8 1 29 1 3.62 35 5 0
2.2 to Jaffer, Ntini joins the party! short of a good length and this one swings in and gains some height, Jaffer leans back in an attempt to leaves it through to the keeper but fails miserably, ball clips the gloves and pops up towards the slip cordon. de Villiers at second nicely settles under it. India two down and in big trouble here on this crucial day. 6/2
View wickets DW Steyn 7 0 30 4 4.28 29 4 0 (1nb)
1.6 to Sehwag, that's the end of that! fuller length delivery outside the off stump, shaping away. Sehwag flashes at it well away from his body and the thin edge goes straight to the Boucher behind the stumps. Thanks for coming. 6/1
59.4 to Kumble, and raw pace works! short rising delivery, pitched on middle and off and coming in with the angle and the result is the replay of the cartoon 'Rabbit in the headlight'. Too quick a delivery for Kumble, who fends at it on the hop, ball clips the shoulder of the bat and goes straight to Gibbs at gully. India seven down. 147/7
63.6 to Sreesanth, short of a good length delivery, in the channel and shaping away. Perfect line and length to the number ten batsman. Sreesanth had no option but to play at it and the edge goes low towards the slip cordon. Kallis at second slip swoops low to his left and takes it as clean as a whistle. India nine down. 169/9
63.7 to Patel, Good length delivery, close to the off stump line. Munaf Patel backs away and drives it straight to Pollock at mid-off. India fold up for 169. Done and dusted in 63.7 overs! 169/10
View wicket SM Pollock 15 5 24 1 1.60 77 3 0
51.3 to Tendulkar, he's a goner! After struggling all through his painful innings, after hardly working the ball off the pads, or in the gaps, Tendulkar gets a hard-luck decision! The ball pitches on middle and leg and moves down with the reverse swing, Tendulkar plays all over it going for the flick, misses and gets rapped on the pad, they all go up in appeal and Asad Rauf gives it! In real time it looked good, but replays show it was clearly missing leg stump; a poor call, but to many Indian supporters this will be the age-old tale of Sachin getting out when the chips are down 121/6
View wicket PL Harris 22 6 50 1 2.27 102 4 0
46.5 to Dravid, caught and bowled! Tossed up on middle and leg, Dravid gets a step forward and chips it straight back to Harris for the tamest dismissal 114/4
View wicket JH Kallis 12 0 31 1 2.58 51 3 0
31.4 to Ganguly, and gone! As they say 'Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once' good length and wide outside the off stump, not sure if the ball reverse but Ganguly plays away from his body, once again in an attempt to run the ball down to third man. This time the result is fatal, ball slides off the outer half of the bat and goes straight to Gibbs at gully. 90/3
  South Africa 2nd innings (target: 211 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AB de Villiers c †Karthik b Khan 22 44 33 4 0 66.66
9.2 edged and gone! Zaheer pitches one on a good length and gets it to swing away, de Villiers gets half-cock forward and plays away from his body, ends up tickling an edge through to Karthik, and walks before the umpire needs to raise the finger 36/1
View dismissal GC Smith* c †Karthik b Khan 55 142 84 6 0 65.47
31.1 what a catch! short of a good length delivery, in the channel outside the off stump and shaping away late, Smith dabs at it with no real conviction and the ball flies of the edge. Karthik behind the stumps dives across to the left and takes it at full stretches with his left hand. That's a stunner and that's the wicket they were looking for. 127/3
View dismissal HM Amla lbw b Kumble 10 29 22 2 0 45.45
16.2 Kumble! Beaten! Quick and flat on middle and off, thats the flipper that skids on and raps Amla plumb in front of middle and leg, they all appeal confidently and thats an easy decision from the umpire, and we have stumps on day four 55/2
View dismissal SM Pollock c Laxman b Khan 37 87 56 5 0 66.07
35.3 got'm! it's game on here at Newlands. Two short of a good length deliveries and then the sucker ball outside the off stump, full and angling across. Pollock is sucked into the drive like a child to a candy and the edge goes straight to the Laxman at wide first slip. Zaheer has done it again, two quick wickets and this match is back in the balance. 132/4
View dismissal JH Kallis c Dravid b Khan 32 152 90 2 0 35.55
63.2 would you believe it? Zaheer bangs one in short, and Kallis, looking to finish it with a four, gets under the pull shot and ends up lobbing it up to Dravid at midwicket, who holds an easy catch 209/5
AG Prince not out 38 130 103 2 0 36.89
HH Gibbs not out 0 4 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 11, lb 1, nb 5) 17
  Total (5 wickets; 64.1 overs; 294 mins) 211 (3.28 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Z Khan 21 2 62 4 2.95 97 8 0 (3nb)
9.2 to de Villiers, edged and gone! Zaheer pitches one on a good length and gets it to swing away, de Villiers gets half-cock forward and plays away from his body, ends up tickling an edge through to Karthik, and walks before the umpire needs to raise the finger 36/1
31.1 to Smith, what a catch! short of a good length delivery, in the channel outside the off stump and shaping away late, Smith dabs at it with no real conviction and the ball flies of the edge. Karthik behind the stumps dives across to the left and takes it at full stretches with his left hand. That's a stunner and that's the wicket they were looking for. 127/3
35.3 to Pollock, got'm! it's game on here at Newlands. Two short of a good length deliveries and then the sucker ball outside the off stump, full and angling across. Pollock is sucked into the drive like a child to a candy and the edge goes straight to the Laxman at wide first slip. Zaheer has done it again, two quick wickets and this match is back in the balance. 132/4
63.2 to Kallis, would you believe it? Zaheer bangs one in short, and Kallis, looking to finish it with a four, gets under the pull shot and ends up lobbing it up to Dravid at midwicket, who holds an easy catch 209/5
  S Sreesanth 13 2 50 0 3.84 54 6 0 (1nb)
View wicket A Kumble 25 4 74 1 2.96 109 7 0
16.2 to Amla, Kumble! Beaten! Quick and flat on middle and off, thats the flipper that skids on and raps Amla plumb in front of middle and leg, they all appeal confidently and thats an easy decision from the umpire, and we have stumps on day four 55/2
  MM Patel 1 0 2 0 2.00 5 0 0
  V Sehwag 1 0 8 0 8.00 1 0 0 (1nb)
  SR Tendulkar 3.1 2 3 0 0.94 16 0 0

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to bat
Series - South Africa won the 3-match series 2-1
Test debut - PL Harris (South Africa)
Player of the match - GC Smith (South Africa)
Player of the series - SM Pollock (South Africa)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and DJ Harper (Australia)
TV umpire - M Erasmus
Match referee - RS Mahanama (Sri Lanka)
Reserve umpire - MW Brown
Close of play
  • Tue, 2 Jan - day 1 - India 1st innings 254/3 (SR Tendulkar 28*, VVS Laxman 4*, 90 ov)
  • Wed, 3 Jan - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 144/1 (GC Smith 76*, HM Amla 50*, 41 ov)
  • Thu, 4 Jan - day 3 - South Africa 1st innings 373
  • Fri, 5 Jan - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 55/2 (GC Smith 21*, 16.2 ov)
  • Sat, 6 Jan - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 211/5 (64.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • India 1st innings
    • Drinks: India - 27/0 in 13.0 overs (W Jaffer 21, KD Karthik 5)
    • India: 50 runs in 20.3 overs (124 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 124 balls (W Jaffer 33, KD Karthik 19, Ex 1)
    • Lunch: India - 61/0 in 28.0 overs (W Jaffer 38, KD Karthik 22)
    • W Jaffer: 50 off 114 balls (8 x 4)
    • India: 100 runs in 38.1 overs (231 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 231 balls (W Jaffer 64, KD Karthik 32, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: India - 106/0 in 41.0 overs (W Jaffer 68, KD Karthik 34)
    • KD Karthik: 50 off 144 balls (5 x 4)
    • India: 150 runs in 55.5 overs (339 balls), Extras 6
    • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 339 balls (W Jaffer 84, KD Karthik 62, Ex 6)
    • Tea: India - 153/0 in 56.0 overs (W Jaffer 84, KD Karthik 63)
    • W Jaffer: 100 off 197 balls (13 x 4)
    • India: 200 runs in 69.3 overs (422 balls), Extras 7
    • Drinks: India - 201/1 in 70.0 overs (W Jaffer 102, R Dravid 29)
    • New Ball Taken: India 238/2 after 81.4 overs (W Jaffer 116, SR Tendulkar 17)
    • India: 250 runs in 88.6 overs (541 balls), Extras 14
    • End Of Day: India - 254/3 in 90.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 28, VVS Laxman 4)
    • Official Attendance: 13,872
    • Drinks: India - 271/4 in 101.1 overs (SR Tendulkar 35, SC Ganguly 0)
    • India: 300 runs in 105.5 overs (644 balls), Extras 16
    • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 106 balls (9 x 4)
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 71 balls (SR Tendulkar 27, SC Ganguly 21, Ex 3)
    • India: 350 runs in 114.6 overs (700 balls), Extras 19
    • Lunch: India - 350/5 in 115.0 overs (SC Ganguly 34, V Sehwag 12)
    • SC Ganguly: 50 off 57 balls (8 x 4)
    • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 68 balls (SC Ganguly 17, V Sehwag 35, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: India - 398/8 in 128.1 overs (SC Ganguly 53)
    • India: 400 runs in 128.5 overs (783 balls), Extras 19
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Tea: South Africa - 25/1 in 7.0 overs (GC Smith 21, HM Amla 3)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 15.3 overs (93 balls), Extras 0
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 82 balls (GC Smith 29, HM Amla 19, Ex 2)
    • GC Smith: 50 off 64 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 83/1 in 24.0 overs (GC Smith 53, HM Amla 25)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 29.2 overs (179 balls), Extras 11
    • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 172 balls (GC Smith 46, HM Amla 42, Ex 15)
    • HM Amla: 50 off 125 balls (6 x 4)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 144/1 in 41.0 overs (GC Smith 76, HM Amla 50)
    • Official Attendance: 9,853
    • India 2nd innings
    • 5 overs were lost in the day
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 44.5 overs (276 balls), Extras 18
    • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 278 balls (GC Smith 72, HM Amla 60, Ex 18)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 178/3 in 56.0 overs (JH Kallis 2, AG Prince 0)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 67.6 overs (416 balls), Extras 20
    • Lunch: South Africa - 206/3 in 71.0 overs (JH Kallis 18, AG Prince 9)
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 160 balls (JH Kallis 25, AG Prince 22, Ex 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 244/3 in 86.0 overs (JH Kallis 42, AG Prince 22)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 88.1 overs (539 balls), Extras 22
    • JH Kallis: 50 off 117 balls (8 x 4)
    • Tea: South Africa - 283/6 in 102.0 overs (MV Boucher 14, SM Pollock 1)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 106.1 overs (648 balls), Extras 26
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 326/6 after 115.1 overs (MV Boucher 34, SM Pollock 18)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 90 balls (MV Boucher 21, SM Pollock 22, Ex 10)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 341/6 in 117.0 overs (MV Boucher 40, SM Pollock 22)
    • Ground Delay: South Africa - 341/6 in 117.2 overs (MV Boucher 40, SM Pollock 22)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 119.4 overs (732 balls), Extras 34
    • MV Boucher: 50 off 96 balls (6 x 4)
    • India 2nd innings
    • Official Attendance: 10,375
    • Drinks: India - 32/2 in 11.0 overs (R Dravid 7, SC Ganguly 17)
    • India: 50 runs in 14.4 overs (89 balls), Extras 2
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 93 balls (R Dravid 20, SC Ganguly 30, Ex 2)
    • Lunch: India - 73/2 in 25.0 overs (R Dravid 30, SC Ganguly 35)
    • India: 100 runs in 37.1 overs (224 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: India - 100/3 in 39.0 overs (R Dravid 42, SR Tendulkar 4)
    • Tea: India - 121/6 in 51.3 overs (KD Karthik 1)
    • India: 150 runs in 60.2 overs (363 balls), Extras 6
    • Drinks: India - 169/9 in 63.6 overs (KD Karthik 38)
    • India 2nd Innings: 1x7 ball over (64th over, DW Steyn, called by Umpire Asad Rauf)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 15.4 overs (95 balls), Extras 2
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 55/2 in 16.2 overs (GC Smith 21)
    • Official Attendance: 7,156
    • 7 overs were lost in the day
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 25.5 overs (156 balls), Extras 3
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 59 balls (GC Smith 25, SM Pollock 24, Ex 1)
    • Rain: South Africa - 111/2 in 27.0 overs (GC Smith 49, SM Pollock 25)
    • GC Smith: 50 off 74 balls (6 x 4)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 43.5 overs (266 balls), Extras 7
    • Tea: South Africa - 162/4 in 48.0 overs (JH Kallis 14, AG Prince 13)
    • Official Attendance: 8,136
    • 31 overs were lost in the day due a rain delay
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 119 balls (JH Kallis 17, AG Prince 25, Ex 8)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 58.5 overs (358 balls), Extras 13
    • W Jaffer passed 1000 Test runs
    • JH Kallis became the first South African to take 100 Test catches
    • GC Smith passed 4000 Test runs
    • Test Match Commentators: Sajan Nair, George Binoy, Sriram Veera and Siddhartha Vaidyanathan
    • Test Match Scorer: Klaus-Peter Munch
 
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