India tour of South Africa, 2006/07 / Commentary

India in South Africa Test Series - 3rd Test

South Africa v India

South Africa won by 5 wickets

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

56.2

Harris to Dravid, no run, quicker through the air, some good turn there too, but Dravid defends solidly

56.3

Harris to Dravid, no run, looped up on the stumps, curving in, Dravid gets forward and plays it back to the bowler

56.4

Harris to Dravid, no run, tossed up, Dravid defends to the onside

56.5

Harris to Dravid, no run, quicker delivery, Dravid comes on the forward and inside edges it to square leg

56.6

Harris to Dravid, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Dravid gets right behind and defends it solidly

India 153/1   R Dravid 0* (5b)

57.5

Steyn to Dravid, no run, banged in short down the leg, doesnt bother the batsman much as he tries to run it fine, Boucher collects

57.6

Steyn to Dravid, 1 run, full outside off stump, Dravid gets over it and nudges it into the covers, calls for the run as soon as he hit it, and gets off the mark with ease

India 157/1   R Dravid 1* (7b)

58.1

Harris to Dravid, no run, tossed up on leg stump, defended

58.2

Harris to Dravid, FOUR, shot! Flatter trajectory on middle and off, Dravid goes back in a flash and generates great batspeed, punching it effortlessly in the gap at mid-wicket and thats four

58.3

Harris to Dravid, 1 run, flatter on the legs, worked to square leg for one

India 162/1   R Dravid 6* (10b 1x4)

59.1

Steyn to Dravid, no run, good length on the stumps, Dravid gets right behind the line and defends on the hop, typical Dravid defence

59.2

Steyn to Dravid, no run, banged in a fraction shorter, he hops and tries to work it to leg but it doesnt go as planned, cant beat the fielders

59.3

Steyn to Dravid, FOUR, banged in short again, angled into the ribs, but Dravid hops and rolls the wrists over it to well that he picks the gap behind square and adds four more to his name, as that ball fairly raced away to the ropes, lovely timing in that shot

59.4

Steyn to Dravid, no run, shorter outside off stump and staying low, Dravid gets back and looks to punch off the backfoot, but he has to adjust at the last moment to counter the lack of bounce

59.5

Steyn to Dravid, no run, short and wide, begging to be slapped past point, but Dravid's late on the shot and ends up chopping it into the ground

59.6

Steyn to Dravid, FOUR, he's not learning! Drops one short and wide AGAIN, and this time Dravid doesn't miss out, he just rocks back, hops up in the air for a second, and punches that off the back-foot smack in the gap at cover, and the ball makes the acquaintance of the boundary

India 174/1   R Dravid 14* (16b 3x4)

61.1

Steyn to Dravid, FOUR, short of a length outside off stump, and Dravid dispatches it to the cover ropes with a classy back-foot punch in the gap

61.2

Steyn to Dravid, FOUR, fired down the legs, Dravid looks to flicks and manages to get it wide of Boucher, and thats four more

61.3

Steyn to Dravid, no run, good length outside off stump, Dravid falls over in the shot as he defends to cover

61.4

Steyn to Dravid, 1 run, opts for a short delivery this time, which Dravid pulls along the ground through square leg for one out to the sweeper

India 190/1   R Dravid 23* (20b 5x4)

62.1

Harris to Dravid, no run, tossed up on off stump, Dravid backs away and drives to cover

62.2

Harris to Dravid, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Dravid drives to cover

62.3

Harris to Dravid, no run, flatter on middle and off, Dravid adjusts to defend back to Harris

62.4

Harris to Dravid, no run, tossed up on middle and off, he defends

62.5

Harris to Dravid, no run, looped up outside off stump, he stretches forward and defends

62.6

Harris to Dravid, 1 run, quicker outside off stump, Dravid backs away and slaps the drive to Gibbs at short extra cover, who misfields and parries the ball towards mid-on, and the batsmen cross for the single

India 191/1   R Dravid 24* (26b 5x4)

63.1

Pollock to Dravid, no run, a good length outside off stump, he gets forward and defends down the track to Pollock

63.2

Pollock to Dravid, no run, fuller again, a hint of reverse swing, he turns that to short mid-wicket

63.3

Pollock to Dravid, no run, fuller outside off stump, he has to reach for it and ends up pushing it to cover

63.4

Pollock to Dravid, no run, fullish again outside off stump, Dravid comes forward and defends it

63.5

Pollock to Dravid, no run, good length just outside off stump, he gets well on top of it and defends

63.6

Pollock to Dravid, no run, straight on the stumps, and Dravid has to get over it and push back to Pollock

India 191/1   R Dravid 24* (32b 5x4)

64.4

Harris to Dravid, no run, tossed up on off stump, Dravid defends

64.5

Harris to Dravid, no run, tossed up, and again Dravid defends

64.6

Harris to Dravid, no run, flat outside off stump, he rocks back and punches but cant beat Gibbs at short extra cover

India 192/1   R Dravid 24* (35b 5x4)

66.1

Harris to Dravid, no run, tossed up on off stump, Dravid gets over it and defends down the track

66.2

Harris to Dravid, 2 runs, tossed up down the legs, Dravid works it around the corner past short fine leg

66.3

Harris to Dravid, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Dravid defends it to the off

66.4

Harris to Dravid, no run, quicker outside off stump, Dravid looks to paddle it around the corner but gets rapped on the pads, no one really appeals except for the bowler, even thats a muted one

66.5

Harris to Dravid, no run, tossed up, Dravid defends

66.6

Harris to Dravid, 1 run, tossed up again, he gets to the pitch and pushes it in front of cover's nose for a quick single

India 195/1   R Dravid 27* (41b 5x4)

67.1

Pollock to Dravid, no run, pitches on a good length with that reverse swing again, Dravid gets forward and defends, and the ball sneaks between his legs and misses rolling onto leg stump

67.2

Pollock to Dravid, no run, another good length delivery nips back in, and catches Dravid on the pad, but it was well outside the line

67.3

Pollock to Dravid, no run, short of a length outside off stump, he gets forward to defend but has to take off the bottom hand due to the sharper bounce

67.4

Pollock to Dravid, no run, fuller with some inswing, and Dravid defends with an inside edge to leg

67.5

Pollock to Dravid, no run, good length outside off stump, this time Dravid gets a big stride forward to counter the movement, and smothers it into the off side

67.6

Pollock to Dravid, no run, back of a good length outside off stump this time, and he plays it with soft hands and an angled bat into the off side

India 195/1   R Dravid 27* (47b 5x4)

68.3

Harris to Dravid, no run, short outside off stump, Dravid rocks back and tries to cut, but doesnt time it well

68.4

Harris to Dravid, 1 run, flatter on middle and leg, he goes back and works it in front of square for one

India 199/1   R Dravid 28* (49b 5x4)

69.1

Pollock to Dravid, no run, good length outside off stump, Dravid gets on top of it and defends with an inside edge to leg

69.2

Pollock to Dravid, no run, good length outside off stump again, now he gets a fuller stride forward and presens the full face of the bat in defence

69.3

Pollock to Dravid, 1 run, slower ball on a good length outside off stump, Dravid shuffles across and flicks it wide of square leg to bring up India's 200

69.6

Pollock to Dravid, no run, bouncer outside off stump, comfortably left alone by Dravid, who gets down on one knee and withdraws the head, keeping one eye on the passage of the ball

India 201/1   R Dravid 29* (53b 5x4)

71.1

Pollock to Dravid, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, line and length delivery. Dravid gets behind the line and defends it with a straight bat

71.2

Pollock to Dravid, no run, short of a good length delivery, just the angle - no sings of reverse swing. Dravd gets a good stride in and defends it down on the off side

71.3

Pollock to Dravid, no run, forced away off the back-foot to the point region

71.4

Pollock to Dravid, no run, full in length and this one reversed in a bit. Dravid jams his bat down and drives it back to the bowler

71.5

Pollock to Dravid, OUT, 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.

R Dravid c †Boucher b Pollock 29 (63m 58b 5x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 202/2   R Dravid 29 (58b 5x4)
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Jan 6, 2007

Graeme Smith congratulates Ashwell Prince for a job well done, South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, January 6, 2007

Graeme Smith congratulates Ashwell Prince for a job well done

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Jan 6, 2007

Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid try to come to terms with the defeat, South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, January 6, 2007

Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid try to come to terms with the defeat

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