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

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125.4

Pollock to Khan, no run, just outside off, not much movement, Zaheer lets it go

125.5

Pollock to Khan, no run, straighter, on off stump. Pollock rarely wavers from outside off to off. Super bowling this. Defended carefully down the ground

125.6

Pollock to Khan, no run, bouncer this time, outside off, Zaheer in a bit of a tangle but manages to keep it down on the off side. Clumsy execution but more than effective.

India 395/7   Z Khan 0* (3b)

126.4

Harris to Khan, no run, pitches outside leg and turns sharp off the rough, Zaheer takes it on the hip keeping the bat as far away as possible

126.5

Harris to Khan, no run, defended confidently to the off side, Zaheer trying to take a big stride forward to negate the turn

126.6

Harris to Khan, no run, on the leg stump and kicked away easily. No point even considering anything other than that

India 396/7   Z Khan 0* (6b)

127.2

Pollock to Khan, no run, back of a length, cutting back in from Pollock. Keeping the batsmen on their toes. Zaheer gets behind the line and pushes it to mid-on

127.3

Pollock to Khan, no run, full and outside off. Probing, probing. Zaheer watches it carefully, plonks his foot foward and keeps it out

127.4

Pollock to Khan, no run, outside off, back of a length, Zaheer pats it to the off side but fielders prowling there

127.5

Pollock to Khan, no run, shorter, outside off again. Zaheer on the jump and keeps it down.

127.6

Pollock to Khan, 1 run, yorker length this time, a hint of reverse-swing from Pollock. Zaheer plants his foot forward and digs it out. Takes it on the full and the turned bat allows the ball to dribble away behind square on the leg side for a single

India 398/7   Z Khan 1* (11b)

128.1

Harris to Khan, OUT, 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

Z Khan st †Boucher b Harris 1 (11m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 8.33

India 398/8   Z Khan 1 (12b)
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Series Results
South Africa v India at Cape Town - Jan 2-6, 2007
South Africa won by 5 wickets
South Africa v India at Durban - Dec 26-30, 2006
South Africa won by 174 runs
South Africa v India at Johannesburg - Dec 15-18, 2006
India won by 123 runs
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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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