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

0.1

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length and moving into his sharply, Jaffer stands up and works it to mid-wicket

0.2

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, this one's angled down leg side and Jaffer cant time the clip, Boucher moves to his left and collects it

0.3

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, this is even wide of leg stump, moving well down Jaffer's pad, another collection job for Boucher

0.4

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, straighter this time, a good length and moving in a tad from outside off stump, and Jaffer gets right behind the line and defends

0.5

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, another good length ball on the stumps, and Jaffer defends it back to Steyn

0.6

Steyn to Jaffer, 1 run, fuller on the legs, Jaffer flicks it lazily to just wide of square leg, where Amla dives across and doesnt collect it well enough, giving up the single for Jaffer and India to open up the bank

India 1/0   W Jaffer 1* (6b)

1.1

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, spot on first ball, fullish outside off stump, Jaffer comfortably gets forward and defends stoically

1.2

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, fuller again and moving in, Jaffer agai comes forward and defends it, ball rolls to the on side

1.3

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, fullish again outside off stump, Jaffer defends

1.4

Ntini to Jaffer, 2 runs, back of a good length outside off stump, ball doesnt stand up much, and Jaffer punches off the back foot in the gap at cover-point, calls for two, and the debutant Harris gives chase

1.5

Ntini to Jaffer, 1 run, back of a length delivery outside off stump, Jaffer goes on the backfoot and pushes it to short cover for a quick single

India 4/0   W Jaffer 4* (11b)

2.1

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery on middle and leg, Jaffer shuffles across and turns it to short mid-wicket

2.2

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, fullis outside off stump and swinging away, Jaffer leaves it alone

2.3

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, full and swinging again, and he watches it through to safety

2.4

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, he strays to leg stump, but Jaffer cant beat Amla at square leg with his flick off the pads

2.5

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, bangs it in short on middle and off, good purchase off the pitch on this one, and Jaffer does well to bend back and out of harm's way

2.6

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, pitches on a good length outside off stump and swings away from the right-hander, who has the briefest think about playing it but decides for the better

India 4/0   W Jaffer 4* (17b)

3.5

Ntini to Jaffer, 1 run, dropped in short down leg stump, Jaffer gets into position to pull but struggles to time it well, his back foot doesnt really move much, but luckily for him he gets it over Boucher and the ball runs away for one

India 6/0   W Jaffer 5* (18b)

4.1

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, fullish and moving away outside off stump, Jaffer leaves it alone

4.2

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, full again and wider this time, still Jaffer's not interested in it

4.3

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, now he moves it closer to the batsman, who gets bat and pad together in defence

4.4

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, this one's much shorter and moving into him, but Jaffer arches his back and gets the head out of the way, a good, comfortable leave

4.5

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, bends his back a lot more on this one, banging it in short down leg stump, Jaffer's squared up just a tad but spreads the legs and moves out of harm's way as the ball moves down leg

4.6

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, full outside off stump, Jaffer just raises the bat and allows it to pass by him

India 8/0   W Jaffer 5* (24b)

5.2

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, fuller this time outside off stump, Jaffer gets on top of it and defends

5.3

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, full and fairly wide of off stump, Jaffer gets the front foot forward and watches it into Boucher's gloves, and the ball dies as it passes him, awkward carry there

5.4

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, back of a good length and angling into the ribs, but Jaffer stands up tall and just turns that off the hips past Amla at forward short leg, but doesnt go for the single as mid-wicket's sharp

5.5

Ntini to Jaffer, FOUR, short of a good length outside off stump on this occasion, the ball starts to get some lift but Jaffer's all over it, getting up on the toes and rolling the wrists, the placement is very good, there's no third man and thats the first four of the match

5.6

Ntini to Jaffer, FOUR, shot again! Ntini again drops one in on a shortish length outside off stump, and in a flash Jaffer rocks back and punches off the backfoot well in the gap on the offside, and the ball speeds away for four more

India 17/0   W Jaffer 13* (29b 2x4)

7.1

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, full outside off stump, again the ball dies after pitching, Jaffer comes well forward and watches Boucher collect it on the low bounce

7.2

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, full again outside off stump with better carry through to Boucher, Jaffer stands and shoulders arms

7.3

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, full again, good bounce, Ntini's moving each ball closer into Jaffer, who again covers off stump and leaves it alone

7.4

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, gets some good lift and Jaffer's up on the toes and keeping it down with the soft hands, well played

7.5

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, full once again, wide of off stump, no real movement, Jaffer covers the stumps and allows it to pass

7.6

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, full again, with the ball once more keeping low for Boucher to collect after Jaffer plants the foot forward and leaves it alone

India 17/0   W Jaffer 13* (35b 2x4)

8.4

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, full outside off stump, angles into Jaffer as he comes forward and leaves it alone, wasnt all that far away from the top of off stump

8.5

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, bangs in a short of a length delivery way down the leg side, attempted bouncer but it goes wrong

8.6

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, full and moving the other way this time, Jaffer leaves it alone with ease

India 19/0   W Jaffer 13* (38b 2x4)

10.1

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, full outside off stump, good seam position on that one, Jaffer gets half-forward and leaves it alone

10.2

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, full and closer to off stump, forcing Jaffer to get forward and defend

10.3

Steyn to Jaffer, FOUR, bounced in short outside off stump, Jaffer pounces on it and smacks that off the middle of the bat, pulling well in front of mid-wicket for a firm boundary, well played

10.4

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, full outside off stump and going the other way, this time he gets forward and leaves it be

10.5

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, straighter delivery from Steyn on a good length, Jaffer gets across and behind the line, defending back to the bowler

10.6

Steyn to Jaffer, 1 run, overpitched on the pads, flicked away to Ntini on the deep mid-wicket ropes and he retains strike

India 24/0   W Jaffer 18* (44b 3x4)

11.1

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, full outside off stump, Jaffer watches it into Boucher's gloves, the ball seems to be carrying to the 'keeper better now

11.2

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, puts more effort on that delivery, landing it on a good length outside off stump, Jaffer decides to leave it alone

11.3

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, full and moving into him, Jaffer defends with an inside edge to short mid-wicket

11.4

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, full outside off stump, the low bounce rears its head again - yes, that sounded odd - as Boucher takes it well

11.5

Ntini to Jaffer, 3 runs, overpitched outside off stump, Jaffer gets forward and drives down the ground, its not timed that well but Ntini cant get a hand to it and it speeds away, mid-off and mid-on give chase and haul it in before the ropes

India 27/0   W Jaffer 21* (49b 3x4)

12.1

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, starts off with a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line. Jaffer gets a good stride in and presents the full face of the bat

12.2

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length delivery, no sigh of swing for Pollock. Jaffer stands tall on the back-foot and punches it straight back down the track

12.3

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery, right in the channel - typical Pollock ball. Jaffer keeps his eye on the ball and leaves it through to the keeper

12.4

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, defended outside the off stump

12.5

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length delivery, again close to the off stump line. Jaffer shapes up for the pull, changes his mind but in the end plays a half-hearted pull and the ball rolls away towards mid-on.

12.6

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, hint of in-swing, good length and shaping back in. Jaffer leaves it through to the keeper. Well left

India 27/0   W Jaffer 21* (55b 3x4)

14.1

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing but not worth noting down. Jaffer pushes well forward and taps it away towards short cover

14.2

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, good length and in the channel outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off

14.3

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, again the channel outside the off stump, the ball kept its line on this occasion and Jaffer leaves it through to the keeper

14.4

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length delivery, Jaffere on the front-foot defending and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

14.5

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, Jaffer shuffles across a bit and works it away towards square leg. No room for a single there

14.6

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, slightly short and on the stumps. Jaffer gets behind the line and presents the full face of the bat

India 29/0   W Jaffer 21* (61b 3x4)

15.4

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, driven straight to the fielder at short cover

15.5

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery on the stumps, defended watchfully and the ball rolls down to mid-off

15.6

Kallis to Jaffer, 3 runs, Kallis bit too straight on this occasion and Jaffer clips it away through the gap between mid-on and midwicket, excellent use of the wrists there. For a moment it looked like a dangerous third run but the Pollock-Kallis combination was bit late. Direct hit would have been interesting

India 37/0   W Jaffer 24* (64b 3x4)

16.1

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, bit of extra bounce, needless to say a line and length delivery as well. Jaffer gets on top of the bounce and plays it down nicely.

16.2

Pollock to Jaffer, 1 run, fuller in length and Jaffer gets it past the fielder at cover. There is protection in the deep

India 38/0   W Jaffer 25* (66b 3x4)

17.1

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, worked away towards midwicket

17.2

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery, this one came in with the angle. Jaffer gets well forward, head over the ball and defends it with a straight bat.

17.3

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, left alone outside the off stump

17.4

Kallis to Jaffer, FOUR, Kallis drifts onto the pads. Jaffer quickly goes back, making full use of the depth of the crease and flicks it away to the fine leg fence. Steyn hurtles across in the deep and swoops low in an effort to flick the ball in but fails to stop the ball cleanly and the ball rolls over the ropes. India on the move here.

17.5

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, left alone outside the off stump

17.6

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery and this one shaped away a touch, if you believe my eyes - Jaffers has a poke at it and the ball zips past the outside edge. Excellent delivery to end the over

India 42/0   W Jaffer 29* (72b 4x4)

20.1

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery, on and around the off stump line. Jaffer gets forward and defends it down

20.2

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, punched down to mid-off

20.3

Pollock to Jaffer, FOUR, 50 for no-loss! good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line. Jaffer leans well forward and nicely clips it away through midwicket and that's his 5th boundary of the innings.

20.4

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, defended outside the off stump

20.5

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, bit wide outside the off stump and Jaffer leaves it through to the keeper

20.6

Pollock to Jaffer, 1 run, driven away square on the off side and they scamper through for a single

India 54/0   W Jaffer 34* (78b 5x4)

21.1

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, starts off with a yorker outside the off stump, Jaffer jams his bat down in time and the ball rolls away on the off side

21.2

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Jaffer gets behind the line and defends it well

21.3

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, again defended well of the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards short cover

21.4

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, left alone outside the off stump

21.5

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, defended on the front-foot, well bowled and well played

21.6

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, played down nicely, another harmless over

India 54/0   W Jaffer 34* (84b 5x4)

22.4

Harris to Jaffer, 1 run, give it air and Jaffer drives it wide of the fielder at mid-on

22.6

Harris to Jaffer, no run, bowled from round the stumps and on the middle and off stump line, Jaffer finds the fielder at mid-off

India 57/0   W Jaffer 35* (86b 5x4)

24.1

Harris to Jaffer, no run, on the stumps, defended on the front-foot

24.2

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up and close to the off stump line, Jaffer gets forward and plays it down on the off side

24.3

Harris to Jaffer, no run, hint of turn, Jaffer waits for the ball to spin and then taps it away towards gully

24.4

Harris to Jaffer, 1 run, fuller in length and Jaffers drives it straight down the track to the mid-on region. Quick single taken

24.6

Harris to Jaffer, no run, defended stretching well forward.

India 59/0   W Jaffer 36* (91b 5x4)

26.1

Harris to Jaffer, no run, full and on the pads, turned away straight to the fielder at short midwicket

26.2

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

26.3

Harris to Jaffer, 2 runs, well flighted delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away from the right-hander. that's a venomous delivery. Jaffer is sucked into the drive and the ball goes in the air towards the cover region but luckily for Jaffer he finds the gap between the cover fielders

26.4

Harris to Jaffer, no run, slimilar line and length, driven away towards cover

26.5

Harris to Jaffer, no run, defended outside the off stump, excellent over so far from the young man

26.6

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up delivery outside the off stump and Jaffer drives it straight to the fielder at mid-off

India 61/0   W Jaffer 38* (97b 5x4)

28.1

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, strays onto the pads first ball, Jaffer works it off the hips but finds Amla at forward short leg who does well to get his left hand to it

28.2

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, too straight again, Jaffer clips it but cant beat mid-on

28.3

Ntini to Jaffer, 1 run, back of a length but on middle and leg, back and across goes Jaffer, working it past Amla and out to de Villiers at deep mid-wicket

India 62/0   W Jaffer 39* (100b 5x4)

29.3

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, banged in short and it sails past Jaffer's nose as he pulls the head out of the way

29.4

Steyn to Jaffer, FOUR, shorter outside off stump, Jaffer slashes hard at it and the edge flies tantalisingly close to third stump, four lucky runs for him

29.5

Steyn to Jaffer, 1 no ball, he over-steps, thought its a good ball that lifts from outside off stump

29.5

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, back of a length delivery angling in, he gets behind it and defends

29.6

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, good length ball moves into him, he gets on top of it and defends

India 73/0   W Jaffer 43* (105b 6x4)

30.2

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, overpitched outside off stump, Jaffer gets forward and drives to mid-off

30.3

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, quick on a good length and angling in, Jaffer stands and defends across the line to Amla

30.4

Ntini to Jaffer, FOUR, fullish and wide of off stump, Jaffer doesnt get all that forward and plays at it late, dropping the hands and opening the face of the bat and there's an out side edge that runs away past gully, no third man, thats four

30.5

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, fuller this time, Jaffer gets forward and pushes into the covers

30.6

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, full again, he defends with an inside edge to Amla's left at forward short leg

India 78/0   W Jaffer 47* (110b 7x4)

32.1

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, full outside off stump, very wide actually, Jaffer only has to leave it alone

32.2

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, fuller and closer to the stumps, Jaffer gets onto the front foot and defends

32.3

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, even closer this time, straighter one, Jaffer shuffles across quickly and defends down the track

32.4

Pollock to Jaffer, FOUR, overpitched on off stump, Jaffer gets forward and punches it down the ground to mid-on where Ntini dives right over it and gives up the boundary to allow Jaffer his 50, and also 1,000 runs in Test cricket

32.5

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, back of a length outside off stump, cracked off the back-foot into the covers, no runs

32.6

Pollock to Jaffer, FOUR, half-volley outside off stump, Jaffer puts it away to the ropes with a classical front-foot cover drive, third confident stroke of the over, and second boundary for him

India 86/0   W Jaffer 55* (116b 9x4)

34.1

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, back of a good length outside off stump, Jaffer goes back and punches it to mid-off

34.2

Pollock to Jaffer, 1 run, full and straight on the stumps, Jaffer's so confident that he walks across and flicks it past square leg for one

34.5

Pollock to Jaffer, FOUR, back of a length outside off stump, Jaffer rocks back, transferring the weight and driving past cover-point for a fine boundary,good shot

34.6

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, fuller on the stumps, he flicks but cant beat mid-wicket

India 94/0   W Jaffer 60* (120b 10x4)

36.1

Pollock to Jaffer, 1 run, straighter on middle and leg, Jaffer shuffles and picks him for one past square leg

India 95/0   W Jaffer 61* (121b 10x4)

37.1

Steyn to Jaffer, 1 run, full outside off stump, driven into the covers

37.4

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, good delivery! Pitches just outside off stump and shapes past Jaffer's tame back-foot prod, how did that miss the edge?

37.5

Steyn to Jaffer, 2 runs, back of a length outside off stump, Jaffer goes back and drives away from his body, finding the gap at point for an easy two

37.5

Steyn to Jaffer, 2 runs, back of a length outside off stump, Jaffer goes back and drives away from his body, finding the gap at point for an easy two

37.6

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, full outside off stump, he drives on one knee but inside edges to the on side

India 99/0   W Jaffer 64* (125b 10x4)

38.2

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, straight on off stump, he comes across and turns it to square leg

38.3

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, full on the stumps, Jaffer gets well forward and drives it to mid-on

38.4

Pollock to Jaffer, 2 runs, going down leg stump, Jaffer shuffles across and whips it away to deep square leg for a brace

38.5

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, back of a length, he goes back and punches to mid-off

38.6

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, slower ball on middle and off, he nearly falls over in an attempt to work in to mid-wicket for runs

India 102/0   W Jaffer 66* (130b 10x4)

40.1

Harris to Jaffer, 2 runs, tossed up well wide of leg stump, but Jaffers picks it wide of square leg for runs

40.2

Harris to Jaffer, no run, quicker on off stump, Jaffer gets on top of it and defends back to him

40.3

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up again on off stump, Jaffer gets across and flicks to mid-wicket

40.4

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up again, Jaffer flicks again but de Villiers is just too good at mid-wicket, diving and saving runs, and Harris claps in appreciation

40.5

Harris to Jaffer, no run, quicker and flatter outside off stump, defended off the front foot

40.6

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up again, and Jaffer defends into the covers

India 106/0   W Jaffer 68* (136b 10x4)

41.5

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length delivery, driven off trhe back-foot and the ball finds the fielder at mid-off

41.6

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, mistimed drive to mid-on

India 107/0   W Jaffer 68* (138b 10x4)

42.6

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, tight line and Jaffer defends it on the front-foot

India 112/0   W Jaffer 68* (139b 10x4)

44.1

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

44.2

Harris to Jaffer, no run, flatter trajectory, Harris is mixing it up well here. Jaffer gets forward and presents the full face of the bat

44.3

Harris to Jaffer, no run, quicker delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and turning away. Jaffer watches the ball, all the way into the keeper's gloves

44.4

Harris to Jaffer, no run, defended on the back-foot

44.5

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up and turning away, Jaffer goes on the back-foot and forces it away square on the off side. No room for a single there

44.6

Harris to Jaffer, no run, slightly shot, Jaffer gets a good stride in and defends it down on the off side

India 116/0   W Jaffer 68* (145b 10x4)

45.2

Ntini to Jaffer, FOUR, pitched up close to the off stump line and Jaffer goes 'bang' - drills it straight back past the bowler to the long-off fence. Looking all too easy at the moment.

45.3

Ntini to Jaffer, 3 runs, short of a good length delivery, angled in from wide of the crease. Jaffer leans back and pulls it away well in front of square. Runs hard and comfortably comes back for the third. This is excellent cricket from India.

45.6

Ntini to Jaffer, no run, edged away towards gully, Jaffer was looking to glide the ball down to third man. Diving stop by the fielder at gully saves runs

India 125/0   W Jaffer 75* (148b 11x4)

46.3

Harris to Jaffer, no run, worked away against the spin to the midwicket region

46.4

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

46.5

Harris to Jaffer, no run, short ball but not too short. Jaffer goes for the pull, the shot is not timed well enough and the ball rolls away off the inner half of the bat

46.6

Harris to Jaffer, no run, punched down to mid-off

India 126/0   W Jaffer 75* (152b 11x4)

48.1

Harris to Jaffer, 2 runs, tossed up and on the stumps, Jaffer shuffles across and clips it away through midwicket. Played against the break, but there is not much happening out there for the young spinner

48.2

Harris to Jaffer, no run, defended outside the off stump

48.3

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Jaffer defends off the front foot

48.4

Harris to Jaffer, 1 run, quicker but much flatter, he rocks back and punches to mid-off

India 131/0   W Jaffer 78* (156b 11x4)

49.1

Kallis to Jaffer, 1 run, off-cutter. slightly short and coming in with the arm. Jaffer stays back and works it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket

49.6

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, short of a good length delivery, Jaffer shoulders arms

India 134/0   W Jaffer 79* (158b 11x4)

50.5

Harris to Jaffer, 1 run, on the stumps, Jaffer goes back and across and drives it well wide of the fielder at mid-on

India 139/0   W Jaffer 80* (159b 11x4)

51.1

Kallis to Jaffer, 3 runs, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, too straight and Jaffer neatly tucks it away through midwicket. Pollock with the long chase - three easy runs added to the total

India 142/0   W Jaffer 83* (160b 11x4)

52.1

Harris to Jaffer, no run, line and length delivery delivery, tossed up as well, defended back to the bowler

52.2

Harris to Jaffer, no run, flighted delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

52.3

Harris to Jaffer, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at mid-on, easy single

India 143/0   W Jaffer 84* (163b 11x4)

53.1

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, no shot offered

53.2

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, punched straight back to the bowler

53.3

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, full outside the off stump, again played back to the bowler

53.4

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, slow fulltoss outside the off stump, bit wide though and Jaffer leaves it through to the keeper

53.5

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, good length outside the off stump, left alone

53.6

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, similar line and length - no shot offered.

India 147/0   W Jaffer 84* (169b 11x4)

54.6

Harris to Jaffer, no run, on the middle and off stump line, hint of turn. Jaffer gets well forward and defends it with a straight bat

India 148/0   W Jaffer 84* (170b 11x4)

57.1

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Jaffer lifts his bat and lets it go

57.2

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, bad ball, way down leg and Boucher has some collecting to do

57.3

Steyn to Jaffer, 2 runs, full outside off stump, he gets to the pitch but doesnt time the drive that well, and ends up with two

57.4

Steyn to Jaffer, 1 run, good length on the legs, Jaffer comes on the frontfoot and glances it to backward square leg for a single

India 156/1   W Jaffer 87* (174b 11x4)

58.4

Harris to Jaffer, no run, fired in down the legs, Jaffer doesnt offer a shot, Boucher collects

58.5

Harris to Jaffer, FOUR, textbook cover drive! Tossed up, looping in the air, all he does is plant the foot forward and creams it through the off side for four and move into the 90s

58.6

Harris to Jaffer, no run, quicker and flatter on the stumps, he goes right back and defends back down the track

India 166/1   W Jaffer 91* (177b 12x4)

60.1

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up on off stump, Jaffer defends back to the bowler

60.2

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up, holding it in the air a second, and Jaffer lunges forward in defence

60.3

Harris to Jaffer, FOUR, quick, flat on middle and off, Jaffer waits for it and does a Dravid, rocking back, rolling the wrists, and placing it wide of square leg for four

60.4

Harris to Jaffer, (no ball) 2 runs, he oversteps, tossing it up, and Jaffer gets to the pitch and drives past mid-off

60.4

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up, he gets to the pitch and drives back to Harris, who dives to his left and fields it himself

60.5

Harris to Jaffer, no run, looped up into middle and off, he drives back to Harris again

60.6

Harris to Jaffer, no run, straighter delivery on the stumps, Jaffer shows the full face of the bat and plays it back to the bowler

India 181/1   W Jaffer 97* (184b 13x4)

61.5

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, good length on the stumps, Jaffer stands up on the toes and plays it back to Steyn

61.6

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, short and wide, the slower ball, Jaffer reaches for it and cuts, but cant beat Gibbs at backward point

India 190/1   W Jaffer 97* (186b 13x4)

64.1

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended back to Harris

64.2

Harris to Jaffer, no run, flatter this time, Jaffer goes back and defends back to Harris

64.3

Harris to Jaffer, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, Jaffer flicks into mid-wicket for one

India 192/1   W Jaffer 98* (189b 13x4)

65.1

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, back of a length, he cracks it right to Amla at backward point

65.2

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, fuller outside off stump, Jaffer comes forward and defends with an inside edge

65.3

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, fullish again, this time he defends in much better style

65.4

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, back of a good length, Jaffer gets back and punches off the backfoot to mid-off, just cant beat the field

65.5

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, again its shortish outside off stump, and Jaffer rocks back and punches to cover

65.6

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, fuller with some reverse swing, Jaffer gets forward and defends with an inside edge to forward short leg

India 192/1   W Jaffer 98* (195b 13x4)

68.1

Harris to Jaffer, no run, flat outside off stump, back goes Jaffer and he pushes back to Harris

68.2

Harris to Jaffer, 3 runs, theres the hundred, and thats well played! Tossed up outside leg stump, easy pickings for Jaffer who flicks it in the gap at mid-wicket, and punches the air even before it nears the ropes, celebrations for the third Test century. That was some brilliant commitment from de Villiers, however, who dived full length going forward and just hauled it in

68.5

Harris to Jaffer, no run, moves around the wicket and tosses it up outside leg stump, and it spins in a long way past Jaffer

68.6

Harris to Jaffer, no run, again he tosses it up well outside leg, and Jaffer pads it away to forward short leg

India 199/1   W Jaffer 101* (199b 13x4)

69.4

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, slower again on a good length outside off stump, but unlike Dravid the centurion prefers to shuffle across off stump and shoulder arms

69.5

Pollock to Jaffer, 1 run, drifts onto the pads and he's flicked away past square leg for one out to the sweeper, Steyn

India 201/1   W Jaffer 102* (201b 13x4)

70.1

Harris to Jaffer, 1 no ball, he oversteps and tosses one up outside leg stump, Jaffers pads it away

70.1

Harris to Jaffer, no run, fired in well outside leg stump, he tries to sweep but cant connect

70.2

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up outside leg again, this time Jaffer sweeps well but cant beat the two men hovering near the bat

70.3

Harris to Jaffer, no run, thats more of a leg break as it puffs up from the rough outside leg stump, and Jaffer lets it come onto the thigh pad

70.4

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, he gets forward and defends back to Harris

70.5

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, Jaffer drives to mid-on

70.6

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up outside leg stump, padded away

India 202/1   W Jaffer 102* (208b 13x4)

72.1

Harris to Jaffer, no run, drifting in from outside the leg stump, Jaffer fails to make contact and the ball pops up off the thigh pad

72.2

Harris to Jaffer, 1 run, straighter delivery this time, slightly short - Jaffer rocks back and flicks it away well in front of square for an easy single

India 203/2   W Jaffer 103* (210b 13x4)

73.1

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, line and length delivery, in the channel - Jaffer gets a good stride forward and defends it solidly

73.2

Pollock to Jaffer, 1 run, bit too straight from Pollock and Jaffer flicks it away behind square for an easy single

India 208/2   W Jaffer 104* (212b 13x4)

74.1

Harris to Jaffer, 1 run, worked away off the pads to the midwicket region

India 209/2   W Jaffer 105* (213b 13x4)

75.1

Pollock to Jaffer, no run, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to the gully region, no room for a single there

75.2

Pollock to Jaffer, 1 run, worked away off the pads for an easy single

India 212/2   W Jaffer 106* (215b 13x4)

76.1

Harris to Jaffer, no run, tossed up on the stumps, defended on the front-foot

76.2

Harris to Jaffer, no run, fuller and on the pads, Jaffer stays back and defends it down

76.3

Harris to Jaffer, no run, bit of extra bounce and turning in from way outside leg stump. Jaffer covers the stumps and shoulders arms, ball clips the top of the pad and pops up straight to the fielder at silly point. Half hearted appeal is duly turned down

76.4

Harris to Jaffer, 4 byes, Harris once again pitches it wide outside the leg stump but this time the ball fails to hits the touch and goes straight on. Boucher had no chance of stopping it. Jaffer went after it but he too failed to get a touch

76.5

Harris to Jaffer, no run, defended on the back-foot

76.6

Harris to Jaffer, FOUR, another one goes straight on and this time Jaffer gets bat on ball, good looking paddle shot and the ball dribbles along to the fine leg fence

India 224/2   W Jaffer 110* (221b 14x4)

77.5

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, pitched up and coming in with the angle, Jaffer gets well forward and presents the full face of the bat

77.6

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, in the channel outside the off stump but not good enough to make Jaffer play at it

India 226/2   W Jaffer 110* (223b 14x4)

79.1

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the back-foot

79.2

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, left alone outside the off stump

79.3

Kallis to Jaffer, FOUR, fuller in length and shaping away from the right hander. probably the slower delivery. Jaffer steps forward and drives hard, opening the face of the bat at the point of impact and the ball raced away to the third man boundary.

79.4

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, bouncer on the stumps and Jaffer ducks under it

79.5

Kallis to Jaffer, 1 run, punched down to mid-off, bit of a mix-up going for the single but no damage done

India 235/2   W Jaffer 115* (228b 15x4)

80.1

Harris to Jaffer, no run, flighted outside leg stump, spins back in, Jaffer comes on the frontfoot and pads it away

80.2

Harris to Jaffer, no run, full down the leg, Jaffer gets forward and drives to mid-on

80.3

Harris to Jaffer, 1 run, gives it some air outside leg stump, Jaffer makes room and turns it around the corner for one

India 236/2   W Jaffer 116* (231b 15x4)

81.1

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, full outside off stump, Jaffer gets over it and defends

81.2

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, good length outside off stump, he again gets forward and defends to cover

81.3

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, short of a length down leg side, he looks to clip it but cant make contact

81.4

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, fullish outside off stump, purchasing some good swing in the air, it lands on the seam, Jaffer defends back to Kallis

81.5

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, lands on a good length outside off stump, there's the scrambled seam again, and Jaffer's content just to leave it alone

81.6

Kallis to Jaffer, no run, straighter on the stumps, he shuffles across and works it to mid-wicket

India 238/2   W Jaffer 116* (237b 15x4)

83.1

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, short of a length outside off stump, no movement, Jaffer lets it go...playing for stumps?

83.2

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, good length outside off stump, this time Jaffer has to get behind the line and defend standing up

83.3

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, fullish outside off stump, he leaves it alone

83.4

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Jaffer goes on the backfoot and turns it to short mid-wicket

83.5

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, slower and fuller outside off stump, he gets to the pitch and drives to cover

83.6

Steyn to Jaffer, no run, back of a good length outside off stump, Jaffer reaches for it and chops it into the ground with an angled bat

India 240/2   W Jaffer 116* (243b 15x4)

85.1

Steyn to Jaffer, OUT, 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

W Jaffer c Kallis b Steyn 116 (360m 244b 15x4 0x6) SR: 47.54

India 240/3   W Jaffer 116 (244b 15x4)
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