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

1.6

Ntini to Karthik, no run, a good length on off stump, Karthik comes half-forward and defends

India 4/0   KD Karthik 0* (1b)

3.1

Ntini to Karthik, no run, full outside off stump, Karthik comes forward and plays it late, just bringing the bat down in time

3.2

Ntini to Karthik, no run, fullish delivery angling into the right hander, Karthik comes on the frontfoot and looks to punch it away on the off, rapped on the pads outside the line

3.3

Ntini to Karthik, no run, shorter this time and moving in, Karthik defends with an angled bat and manages to keep it down to gully

3.4

Ntini to Karthik, 1 run, good length delivery on middle and leg, Karthik comes forward and turns it to short mid-wicket for a single to get off the mark

3.6

Ntini to Karthik, 2 runs, fuller length delivery on the stumps, comes on the frontfoot and looks to defend it,inside edge onto the thigh pad bobs up past Amla at forward short leg and Karthik scampers two

India 8/0   KD Karthik 3* (6b)

5.1

Ntini to Karthik, 1 run, good length outside off stump, Karthik gets well forward, and on top of it, and uses the soft hands to just tap that into the covers and pinch a good single

India 9/0   KD Karthik 4* (7b)

6.1

Steyn to Karthik, no run, slightly full outside off stump with some good away swing after it pitches, Karthik covers his off stump and shoulders arms

6.2

Steyn to Karthik, no run, quick and on a good length outside off stump, Karthik gets himself right behind the line of the ball and defends

6.3

Steyn to Karthik, no run, good length again outside off stump, Karthik plays slightly away from his body but with soft hands, and the ball shoots along the ground to gully

6.4

Steyn to Karthik, no run, good ball, pitches just a tad fuller than the last ball and shapes away, and Karthik manages to withdraw the bat just at the right moment, otherwise he might have just edged that

6.5

Steyn to Karthik, no run, fuller this time and moving away, Karthik gets well forward and starts to drive, but hold back at the nth moment as it swings past him

6.6

Steyn to Karthik, no run, not as full on the legs, Karthik falls over in the shot and turns it on the bounce to Amla at forward short leg

India 17/0   KD Karthik 4* (13b)

8.1

Steyn to Karthik, no run, bends his back with a grunt, good pace, good length outside off stump and Karthik begins with a higher backlift but drops the hands to allow it to pass through

8.2

Steyn to Karthik, no run, good, fuller length outside off stump, ball moves in ever so slightly and Karthik plays it well in the end, keeps it down into the off side

8.3

Steyn to Karthik, 1 no ball, he oversteps, its a good ball that swings into Karthik's legs, he's caught on the crease but its a freebie anyway

8.3

Steyn to Karthik, 1 run, angled down the pads and Karthik works it around the corner to fine leg for one

India 19/0   KD Karthik 5* (17b)

9.1

Ntini to Karthik, no run, full and moving in from well outside off stump, Karthik plants the foot forward and shoulders arms

9.2

Ntini to Karthik, no run, back of a length outside off stump with some good carry, this time Karthik stands and shoulders arms

9.3

Ntini to Karthik, no run, good length delivery outside off stump, Karthik shoulders arms with ease

9.4

Ntini to Karthik, no run, fuller outside off stump this time, there's that low bounce again as Karthik shoulders arms

9.5

Ntini to Karthik, no run, full outside off stump, it moves in, Karthik defends and gets an outer edge that lands safely in front of gully, but Gibbs dives to his left and stops it from running away to the boundary, good effort

9.6

Ntini to Karthik, no run, full outside off stump once again, Karthik gets forward and shoulders arms

India 19/0   KD Karthik 5* (23b)

11.6

Ntini to Karthik, no run, full and moving in this time, Karthik gets forward and pokes the bat out, but it just misses kissing the outer edge

India 27/0   KD Karthik 5* (24b)

13.1

Ntini to Karthik, no run, short of a good length delivery, defended on the front foot.

13.2

Ntini to Karthik, no run, angled in from wide of the crease, Karthik gets forward and defends it with a straight bat.

13.3

Ntini to Karthik, no run, line and length delivery, again bowled from wide of the crease and coming in with the angle. Karthik line it up nicely and defends it away towards cover

13.4

Ntini to Karthik, 2 runs, fuller in length and bit of width offered outside the off stump. Nice looking drive and Karthik finds the gap between the cover fielders

13.5

Ntini to Karthik, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

13.6

Ntini to Karthik, no run, short of a good length delivery, angled in but not enough to make Karthik play at it

India 29/0   KD Karthik 7* (30b)

15.1

Kallis to Karthik, FOUR, half-volley on the middle and off stump line. right in the slot and Karthik drills it straight back past Kallis to the long-on fence. Solid shot. Happy new year Karthik, same to you Jacques

15.2

Kallis to Karthik, no run, much better line and length, Karthik gets in line and taps it away towards cover

15.3

Kallis to Karthik, 1 run, bit of width offered and Karthik slices it away for an easy single

India 34/0   KD Karthik 12* (33b 1x4)

16.3

Pollock to Karthik, no run, left alone outside the off stump

16.4

Pollock to Karthik, no run, short of a good length and close to the off stump line, Karthik watches it all the way into Boucher's gloves

16.5

Pollock to Karthik, no run, another line and length delivery, Karthik not interested

16.6

Pollock to Karthik, no run, short rising delivery outside the off stump, hint of swing but Karthik nicely leaves it through to the keeper

India 38/0   KD Karthik 12* (37b 1x4)

18.1

Pollock to Karthik, no run, defended on the front-foot

18.2

Pollock to Karthik, no run, good length delivery on the stumps. Karthik gets a good stride forward, gets close to the line and defends it with a straight bat. He is looking good.

18.3

Pollock to Karthik, no run, good length delivery, in the channel outside the off stump and Karthik leaves it through to the keeper

18.4

Pollock to Karthik, no run, off-cutter. Pollock seems to have stopped looking for swing. Karthik waits for the ball to angle in and then presents the full face of the bat

18.5

Pollock to Karthik, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line. Karthik leans forward and defends it down on the leg side. Safe shot provided you get some bat on it.

18.6

Pollock to Karthik, 1 run, too straight and Karthik tucks it away behind square on the leg side. Another harmless overs from Pollock comes to an end.

India 43/0   KD Karthik 13* (43b 1x4)

19.1

Kallis to Karthik, no run, defended on the front-foot

19.2

Kallis to Karthik, no run, pitched up outside the off stump and Karthik drills it straight to the fielder at mid-off

19.3

Kallis to Karthik, 2 runs, good length and Kallis gets a bit of shape away on this one, Karthik swings hard and the ball flies away towards sweep cover. Bit of a loose shot but he is certainly looking more positive now.

19.4

Kallis to Karthik, no run, bouncer on the stumps and Karthik ducks under it - how surprising.

19.5

Kallis to Karthik, no run, defended on the front-foot, solid

19.6

Kallis to Karthik, FOUR, pitched up outside the off stump, Kallis probably looking for swing there but the ball lands right in the slot outside the off stump and Karthik hammers it through extra cover for a powerful boundary. Deliberately hit in the air and he comfortably cleared the fielders inside the circle

India 49/0   KD Karthik 19* (49b 2x4)

22.1

Harris to Karthik, no run, Karthik straightaway goes for the sweep and fails to make contact.

22.2

Harris to Karthik, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, Karthik gets forward to defend and the ball pops up straight to the fielder at forward short leg. Keeper goes up but the bowler was not interested - nerves?

22.3

Harris to Karthik, 1 run, worked away through midwicket leg for an easy single

22.5

Harris to Karthik, 1 run, tossed up on the stump and Karthik sweeps it away well in front of square leg, yet another easy single added to the total.

India 57/0   KD Karthik 21* (53b 2x4)

23.1

Kallis to Karthik, no run, good length, hint of away swing and Karthik leaves it through to the keeper

23.2

Kallis to Karthik, no run, wide delivery outside the off stump and Karthik leaves it for the keeper, playing for lunch?

23.3

Kallis to Karthik, no run, full length and close to off stump, Karthik comes forward and defends, getting on top of it

23.4

Kallis to Karthik, no run, bouncer, angled in from wide outside the off stump. Karthik reads it well and ducks under it comfortably

23.5

Kallis to Karthik, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, again bit too wide. Karthik shoulders arms and the ball goes through to Boucher

23.6

Kallis to Karthik, no run, better line and length. good length and on the stumps. Karthik moves across a bit and tucks it away towards midwicket

India 57/0   KD Karthik 21* (59b 2x4)

24.5

Harris to Karthik, 1 run, worked away on the leg side for an easy single

India 59/0   KD Karthik 22* (60b 2x4)

25.1

Steyn to Karthik, no run, starts off with a short rising delivery on the middle and off stump line, bit of extra bounce and Karthik was in a spot of bother but in the end he gets on to of the bounce and plays it down on the off side

25.2

Steyn to Karthik, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, bit wide and Karthik leaves it through to the keeper

25.3

Steyn to Karthik, no run, good length delivery, in the channel and shaping away a wee bit. Karthik is sucked forward into the defensive push and the edge is produced but the ball fall well short of the fielder at second slip.

25.4

Steyn to Karthik, no run, slightly short and in the channel, no movement whatsoever to trouble the batsman and Karthik leaves it through to the keeper

25.5

Steyn to Karthik, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Karthik shoulders arms

25.6

Steyn to Karthik, no run, and again. harmless delivery outside the off stump and Boucher is the only one interested

India 59/0   KD Karthik 22* (66b 2x4)

27.1

Steyn to Karthik, no run, full on middle and leg, worked straight to Amla at square leg

27.2

Steyn to Karthik, no run, bounced down leg stump, Karthik does well to get down on his haunches as it sails over his left shoulder

27.3

Steyn to Karthik, no run, fuller and slower outside off stump, Karthik gets on top of it and defends, though he did think about going for the booming drive before he saw the ball was slower

27.4

Steyn to Karthik, no run, short of a good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and coming in with the arm. Karthik stays back, gets right behind the line and defends it back to the bowler

27.5

Steyn to Karthik, no run, bit wide outside the off stump and Karthik leaves it through to the keeper

27.6

Steyn to Karthik, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, again no swing whatsoever - Karthik shoulders arms and the ball sails through to the keeper.

India 61/0   KD Karthik 22* (72b 2x4)

28.4

Ntini to Karthik, FOUR, overpitched, Karthik plants the foot forward and times it perfectly, presenting the full face of the bat, punching through the line and beating mid-off for a glorious four

28.5

Ntini to Karthik, no run, back of a good length outside off stump, Karthik hops and defends with soft hands, keeping it into the ground

28.6

Ntini to Karthik, 1 run, fuller outside off stump, Karthik defends off the front foot and gets an inside edge past Amla

India 67/0   KD Karthik 27* (75b 3x4)

29.1

Steyn to Karthik, no run, good lifter outside off stump, Karthik gets down and arches the back and head out of the way as it passes him, well left

29.2

Steyn to Karthik, 1 run, good length outside off stump, Karthik quickly gets on top of it and taps it in front of Gibbs at backward point, stealing a quick single

India 68/0   KD Karthik 28* (77b 3x4)

30.1

Ntini to Karthik, 1 run, full and angling into him, he turns it uneasily in the air over Amla and quickly sails out to de Villiers at deep mid-wicket on the bounce

India 74/0   KD Karthik 29* (78b 3x4)

31.1

Steyn to Karthik, no run, very full and wide of off stump, and swinging the other way, but Karthik wants nothing to do with, just shoulders arms

31.2

Steyn to Karthik, no run, slightly full again, but much closer to the stumps, Karthik gets over it and defends to gully

31.3

Steyn to Karthik, no run, even closer to off stump this time, each ball's being brought closer to Karthik, and he defends with bat and pad married in defence

31.4

Steyn to Karthik, no run, he opts for a half-tracker, but Karthik has no problem in getting down and moving out of harm's way, Boucher collects over his head

31.5

Steyn to Karthik, no run, full one this time with some swing, Karthik keeps the eyes on it and shoulders arms, and the ball dies in front of Boucher

31.6

Steyn to Karthik, no run, full and moving again, this time Karthik half-drives-half-defends, squeezing it along the ground to Gibbs at gully

India 78/0   KD Karthik 29* (84b 3x4)

33.1

Steyn to Karthik, no run, full and swinging in from outside off stump, but Karthik knows where his off stump is and shoulders arms with a good stride forward

33.2

Steyn to Karthik, no run, again this one moves in from outside off stump, Karthik stretches forward and raises the arms

33.3

Steyn to Karthik, no run, straighter delivery on the stumps, Karthik gets back and defends to the onside courtesy the inside-edge

33.4

Steyn to Karthik, 2 runs, full outside off stump and moving in again, but Karthik gets to the pitch and drives with a dead straight bat, picking the gap just wide of mid-off for a couple

33.5

Steyn to Karthik, no run, short of a length outside off stump, Karthik hops back and defends

33.6

Steyn to Karthik, no run, full and wide of off stump, he leaves it alone

India 88/0   KD Karthik 31* (90b 3x4)

34.3

Pollock to Karthik, no run, just back of a length outside off stump, Karthik goes back and defends

34.4

Pollock to Karthik, 1 run, full on the stumps, Karthik defends to the onside with an inside-edge

India 90/0   KD Karthik 32* (92b 3x4)

35.1

Steyn to Karthik, no run, straighter on middle and off, Karthik turns it across him but cant beat the on side circle

35.2

Steyn to Karthik, no run, back of a length outside off stump, Karthik runs it off the front foot to backward point

35.3

Steyn to Karthik, no run, short of a length again, this time Karthik gets too confident and flashes a tame back-foot square drive and gets beaten, a needless shot

35.4

Steyn to Karthik, no run, back of a length again, but its stays low as it moves into him, and Karthik has to get the bat down in a hurry

35.5

Steyn to Karthik, no run, a good length outside off and moving in, Karthik plants the foot forward and shoulders arms

35.6

Steyn to Karthik, no run, fuller and moving the other way, but Karthik's not biting, just shoulders arms again

India 94/0   KD Karthik 32* (98b 3x4)

36.2

Pollock to Karthik, no run, full and right upto him, he gets forward and defends with good technique, "how was that?" queries Boucher

36.3

Pollock to Karthik, no run, a shorter one this time, moves past him as he drops the hands and gets out of the ball's way

36.4

Pollock to Karthik, no run, pitched right upto him again, and he gets forward with good technique and defends it back down the track

36.5

Pollock to Karthik, no run, not as full on this occasion, and Karthik opens the face and defends to point

36.6

Pollock to Karthik, no run, dropped, and Pollock - who's been barking at his captain all over - is livid! It was a good, fullish delivery outside off stump that suckered Karthik forward and into the loose defense, but Smith couldnt hold onto an easy catch to his right, in and out, a shocker

India 95/0   KD Karthik 32* (103b 3x4)

37.2

Steyn to Karthik, no run, this one's short down leg stump, Karthick ducks down and lets it pass

37.3

Steyn to Karthik, 1 leg bye, down the leg side, Karthik tries to turn it fine but has to settle for a leg bye, no bat on that one

India 97/0   KD Karthik 32* (105b 3x4)

38.1

Pollock to Karthik, 1 leg bye, back of a length delivery down leg stump, Karthik shuffles across and looks to glance it, but its a leg bye off the pads to backward square leg, and thats the 100-run opening stand for India

India 100/0   KD Karthik 32* (106b 3x4)

39.1

Ntini to Karthik, no run, back of a length outside off stump, Karthik defends back to Ntini

39.2

Ntini to Karthik, no run, full and moving in from outside off stump, he shoulders arms and Boucher has some diving to do to counter the exaggerated inswing

39.3

Ntini to Karthik, 2 runs, back of a good length outside off stump, Karthik drives away from his body places it into the covers for a couple

39.4

Ntini to Karthik, no run, delivered from very wide of the crease, full and moving into Karthik, who defends off the front foot

39.5

Ntini to Karthik, no run, slower and fuller outside off stump, Karthik gets a stride forward and leaves it alone

39.6

Ntini to Karthik, no run, full outside off stump again, he leaves it alone

India 104/0   KD Karthik 34* (112b 3x4)

41.1

Ntini to Karthik, no run, Short of a good length delivery, bowled from wide of the crease and coming in with the angle. Karthik gets well behind the line and taps it away towards cover

41.2

Ntini to Karthik, no run, similar line and length. Karthik gets well forward and presents the full face of the bat.

41.3

Ntini to Karthik, no run, short of a good length delivery, angled the in - the usual from Ntini. Karthik gets a good stride foward and across, gets close to the line and defends it away towards cover

41.4

Ntini to Karthik, 1 run, short of a good length, straighter delivery - Karthik opens the face of the bat and runs it away behind point for an easy single

India 107/0   KD Karthik 35* (116b 3x4)

42.1

Harris to Karthik, no run, goes for the slog sweep and the ball zips past the outside edge

42.2

Harris to Karthik, no run, on the stumps, worked away off the back-foot and the ball rolls away behind square on the leg side

42.3

Harris to Karthik, FOUR, full and on the stumps, Karthik once again goes for the slog sweep and this time the shot is timed much better and the ball screams away to the midwicket fence - easy pickings

42.4

Harris to Karthik, no run, defended outside the off stump, better line and length and Karthik played it down well

42.5

Harris to Karthik, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Karthik gets behind the line and drives it down to long-on for an easy single

India 112/0   KD Karthik 40* (121b 4x4)

43.1

Ntini to Karthik, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, 'horrible' line and length, for a lack of a better word in the Cricinfo dictionary. Karthik lines it up quickly and slaps it away to the vacant backward point fence

43.2

Ntini to Karthik, no run, much better delivery. Karthik on the back-foot defending

43.3

Ntini to Karthik, no run, short of a good length delivery, coming in with the angle and Karthik punches it away on the off side

43.4

Ntini to Karthik, no run, again punched straight to the fielder at cover

43.5

Ntini to Karthik, no run, intended bouncer but the ball keeps low. Karthik sways back and leaves it through to the keeper

43.6

Ntini to Karthik, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line but not close enough to make Karthik play at it.

India 116/0   KD Karthik 44* (127b 5x4)

45.1

Ntini to Karthik, 1 run, short and bit of width offered, cut away through cover point for an easy single

45.4

Ntini to Karthik, no run, short of a good length delivery, Karthik opens the face of the bat and runs it away behind point

45.5

Ntini to Karthik, 1 run, good length delivery, again speared in from wide of the crease, but with the lack of movement in the track it's a harmless delivery. Karthik gets behind the line and drives it wide of the fielder at mid-off. Early call and they scmaper through for a single

India 125/0   KD Karthik 46* (130b 5x4)

46.1

Harris to Karthik, no run, driven straight to the fielder at mid-off, more of an edge than a drive

46.2

Harris to Karthik, 1 run, width on offer, Karthik leans back and punches it away square on the off side - easy single

India 126/0   KD Karthik 47* (132b 5x4)

47.1

Ntini to Karthik, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, cut away off the back-foot to the point region. Bit of a loose shot - Jaffer walks down the track and has a word with the youngster

47.2

Ntini to Karthik, no run, again slightly short in length and coming in with the angle. Karthik gets well forward and defends it back to the bowler

47.3

Ntini to Karthik, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, watchfully defended

47.4

Ntini to Karthik, 2 runs, pitched up outside the off stump, probably checking if he can get some reverse swing going. The answer is no - dead straight and Karthik thuds it straight back past the bowler to the long-off region

47.5

Ntini to Karthik, no run, punched away straight to the fielder at cover

47.6

Ntini to Karthik, no run, back of a length and anlged in. Karthik gets behind the line and forces it away towards cover

India 128/0   KD Karthik 49* (138b 5x4)

48.5

Harris to Karthik, no run, quicker through the air, fuller on middle and leg, he gets over it and drives to mid-on for a quick single

48.6

Harris to Karthik, no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, Karthik gets a good stride in and defends it down on the leg side. Another harmless over and the game drags on...

India 131/0   KD Karthik 49* (140b 5x4)

49.2

Kallis to Karthik, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and Karthik leaves it through to the keeper.

49.3

Kallis to Karthik, no run, short of a good lenght delivery outside the off stump, Karthik gets well forward but leaves it through to the keeper in the end

49.4

Kallis to Karthik, 1 wide, wayward delivery outside the off stump.

49.4

Kallis to Karthik, no run, in the channel outside the off stump and Karthik plays it safe

49.5

Kallis to Karthik, 1 run, there it is! good length delivery outside the off stump, 'enough is enough' Karthik drives on the up - bit of a loose shot but the ball goes right into the gap between the cover fielders. The ball was in the air for a long time and 'catch it' was the call but...

India 134/0   KD Karthik 50* (144b 5x4)

50.1

Harris to Karthik, 2 runs, tucked away off the pads to the fine leg region, easy two

50.2

Harris to Karthik, no run, tossed up on off stump, defended with impeccable technique

50.3

Harris to Karthik, 1 no ball, he oversteps, its a flatter ball on leg stump that he defends

50.3

Harris to Karthik, no run, Karthik comes down the track even before the ball is released. Harris holds it back a bit and fires it in flat. Karthik in the end is made to play a defensive shot. Well bowled

50.4

Harris to Karthik, 1 run, worked away behind square on the leg side, easy single

50.6

Harris to Karthik, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended on the front-foot

India 139/0   KD Karthik 53* (150b 5x4)

51.2

Kallis to Karthik, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Karthik comes forward but in the end leaves the ball through to the keeper

51.3

Kallis to Karthik, no run, fuller and in the channel outside the off stump. Karthik drives, and drives well but finds the fielder at mid-off. Good shot for no runs

51.4

Kallis to Karthik, no run, good length delivery, hint of away shape. Karthik leaves it through to the keeper

51.5

Kallis to Karthik, no run, defended back to the bowler, solid shot

51.6

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

India 142/0   KD Karthik 53* (155b 5x4)

52.4

Harris to Karthik, no run, tossed up and turning away, Karthik stays back, opens the face of the bat and runs it away towards gully

52.5

Harris to Karthik, no run, comes down the track and drives the ball in the air towards cover. Gibbs dives across and stops it on the bounce. Karthik after having played well to get to his half-century is looking lackluster at the moment. Jaffer will be reminding him that Tea is just 10 minutes away

52.6

Harris to Karthik, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, 'long-hop' as they call it all over the world. Karthik quickly gets into position and cuts it away through the gap between gully and point. As easy as it gets

India 147/0   KD Karthik 57* (158b 6x4)

54.1

Harris to Karthik, no run, tossed up on and around the off stump line, defended back to the bowler

54.2

Harris to Karthik, no run, quicker through the air and close to the off stump line, defended stretching well forward

54.3

Harris to Karthik, no run, nicely flighted delivery, teasing delivery but Karthik keeps his calm and plays it down on the off side

54.4

Harris to Karthik, no run, driven on the up and straight to Gibbs at cover

54.5

Harris to Karthik, 1 run, fuller length delivery on the stumps and Karthik sweeps it away to deep midwicket for an easy single

India 148/0   KD Karthik 58* (163b 6x4)

55.1

Kallis to Karthik, no run, jaffa. short and this one kicked up. Karthik takes his eyes of the ball and fends at it, luckily for him the ball clips the arm guard and pops up on the off side

55.2

Kallis to Karthik, no run, short of a good length delivery, cutting in. Karthik stands tall and defends it down on the leg side

55.3

Kallis to Karthik, no run, short of a good length delivery, defended on the back-foot. Solid shot

55.4

Kallis to Karthik, no run, and the bouncer - how surprising. Karthik comfortably ducks under it

55.5

Kallis to Karthik, FOUR, nasty bouncer and Karthik is all at sea, ball clips the arm guard and flies well wide of Boucher behind the stumps

55.6

Kallis to Karthik, 1 run, short of a good length, amied at the rib-cage. Karthik stands tall and nudges it away well wide of the fielder at short fine leg

India 153/0   KD Karthik 63* (169b 7x4)

56.1

Harris to Karthik, OUT, 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...

KD Karthik c Amla b Harris 63 (240m 170b 7x4 0x6) SR: 37.05

India 153/1   KD Karthik 63 (170b 7x4)
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Graeme Smith congratulates Ashwell Prince for a job well done, South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, January 6, 2007

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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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