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

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

22.4

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

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.

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   PL Harris 1-0-3-0

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

24.5

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

24.6

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

India 59/0   PL Harris 2-0-5-0

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   PL Harris 3-0-7-0

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   PL Harris 4-0-9-0

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

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   PL Harris 5-0-14-0

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   PL Harris 6-1-14-0

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

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   PL Harris 7-1-15-0

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

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   PL Harris 8-1-18-0

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

50.5

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

50.6

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

India 139/0   PL Harris 9-1-23-0

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

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   PL Harris 10-1-28-0

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

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   PL Harris 11-1-29-0

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

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   PL Harris 12-2-29-1

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

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   PL Harris 13-2-38-1

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   PL Harris 14-2-45-1

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   PL Harris 15-2-46-1

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

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   PL Harris 16-2-47-1

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   PL Harris 17-2-50-1

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

68.3

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

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   PL Harris 18-2-54-1

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   PL Harris 19-2-55-1

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

72.3

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, flat delivery, pitched on the rough outside the leg stump. Tendulkar get a good stride in and takes it on the pad, bat nicely tucked away behind

72.4

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, this one came in from even wider, Tendulkar has nothing to do with it

72.5

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, turning in, once again Tendulkar is happy padding it away

72.6

Harris to Tendulkar, FOUR, fuller and in the slot. Tendulkar takes a good stride forward, takes the ball on the full and neatly clips it away through midwicket for his first boundary of the innings.

India 207/2   PL Harris 20-2-60-1

74.1

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

74.2

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, turning in from wide outside the off stump. Tendulkar goes right back, covers the stumps with his pad and allows the ball to hit him on the pad. Safe

74.3

Harris to Tendulkar, 2 runs, punched away through point, Tendulkar darts off quickly looking for the second and Jaffer had no option but to react. Excellent running between the wickets - Jaffer was in a spot of bother momentarily as the throw came in at the bowler's end but no damage is done.

74.4

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, defended straight to the fielder at short leg

74.5

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, turning in from wide outside the off stump, padded away

74.6

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, similar line and length - Tendulkar shuffles back and takes it on the pad

India 211/2   PL Harris 21-2-63-1

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   PL Harris 22-2-67-1

78.1

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, flat and fuller, on and around the leg stump line. Tendulkar gets inside the line and drives it away towards extra cover. Dangerous shot for no runs

78.2

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, drifting in from outside the leg stump and Tendulkar takes it on the pad.

78.3

Harris to Tendulkar, FOUR, tossed up outside the leg stump, bit too full on this occasion. Tendulkar waits for the ball and at the last moment clips it away well wide of the fielder at midwicket. Wristy shot and he made it look easy. Long chase and diving effort by the fielder at midwicket ends in vain

78.4

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, padded away

78.5

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, quicker delivery down the leg side. Tendulkar goes for the paddle sweep but fails to make contact. Bolwer's reaction was as if the ball missed the stumps by a whisker.

78.6

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, again turning in from wide outside the off stump. Tendulkar not interested

India 230/2   PL Harris 23-2-71-1

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

80.4

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up well wide of leg stump, and he leaves it alone

80.5

Harris to Tendulkar, 2 runs, flighted well wide of leg stump, Tendulkar paddle sweeps it away to fine leg for a couple

80.6

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, quicker delivery on leg stump, Tendulkar defends it

India 238/2   PL Harris 24-2-74-1

106.1

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up on the stumps, defended on the back-foot

106.2

Harris to Tendulkar, FOUR, shot! tossed up on the pads, Tendulkar waits for the ball and then flicks it away through the wide gap on the leg side. Looking good is Tendulkar

106.3

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, better line and length, driven down to mid-off

106.4

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, on the middle and leg stump line, Tendulkar stretches well forward and defends it, bat and pad held together

106.5

Harris to Tendulkar, 1 bye, quicker delivery and Tendulkar is beaten, going for the sweep. too quick for Boucher and the batsmen get enough time to cross over

106.6

Harris to Ganguly, no run, flat delivery outside the off stump, defended stretching well forward

India 309/4   PL Harris 25-2-78-1

108.1

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, turning across from wide outside the leg stump, Tendulkar stretches forward and takes it on the pad

108.2

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, defended on the back-foot, watchfully played

108.3

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, on the stumps and turning away, Tendulkar goes right back, opens the face of the bat and runs it away towards backward point

108.4

Harris to Tendulkar, 1 run, fuller in length, Tendulkar quickly goes down on one knee and sweeps it away behind square on the leg side

108.5

Harris to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, tossed up outside the off stump. Ganguly pushes forward to defend and the ball rolls away off the pad to the gully region

108.6

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, drifting down the leg side and Tendulkar paddle sweeps it straight to the fielder at short fine leg

India 312/4   PL Harris 26-2-79-1

110.1

Harris to Ganguly, no run, defended down on the leg side

110.2

Harris to Ganguly, FOUR, comes down the track and drives the ball in the air to the mid-on region, ball falls just short of Pollock there and races away to the fence, close call

110.3

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

110.4

Harris to Ganguly, no run, left alone outside the off stump

110.5

Harris to Ganguly, no run

110.6

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

India 326/4   PL Harris 27-2-84-1

112.1

Harris to Ganguly, no run, turning in from outside the leg side, padded away

112.2

Harris to Ganguly, 1 run, worked away on the leg side

112.3

Harris to Tendulkar, 1 no ball, nudged away towards point for an easy single

112.3

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, slightly short and turning in, Tendulkar goes after it but fails to make contact

112.4

Harris to Tendulkar, OUT, 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

SR Tendulkar c Kallis b Harris 64 (187m 130b 11x4 0x6) SR: 49.23

112.5

Harris to Sehwag, no run, defended on the front-foot

112.6

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, punched away towards extra cover and they scamper through for a single

India 338/5   PL Harris 28-2-87-2

114.1

Harris to Ganguly, 1 run, forced away well wide of the fielder at mid-on, early call and they sprint across for a single

114.2

Harris to Sehwag, no run, tossed up on the pads, defended watchfully

114.3

Harris to Sehwag, 2 runs, turning across the right-hander. Sehwag waits for the ball to turn and then forces it away square on off side for a brace

114.4

Harris to Sehwag, no run, turn and bounce but wrong line, drifting down the leg side and Sehwag takes it on the pad

114.5

Harris to Sehwag, no run, ripper! Harris is spitting venom here, tossed up, pitched on middle and leg and turning across, Sehwag is turned inside out and the ball zips past the outside edge

114.6

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, another cracker, once again the ball grips the surface and turn across, Sehwag leans forward and tries to work it away on the leg side, ball clips the leading edge and pops up behind the stumps on the off side. Luckily for him the ball falls away from all the close in fielder. Harris continues to spit venom! a certain Mr.Kumble might be doing a jig in the dressing room

India 350/5   PL Harris 29-2-91-2

116.1

Harris to Ganguly, 1 run, Harris continues, tries to hit the rough outside the left-handers off stump, over the wicket, good length ball, Ganguly turns it away behind square for an easy single

116.2

Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, BLAST! Sehwag isn't going to hang around, he had some trouble before lunch and telegraphs his intentions early on, on his haunches, slog sweep from a slaughter house, crashes the square fence

116.3

Harris to Sehwag, 2 runs, some tender follow-up there, waits till the last minute, reads the spin across him and steers it towards the vacant third man region for two

116.4

Harris to Sehwag, no run, defended watchfully, flatter this time and Sehwag's not taking a chance

116.5

Harris to Sehwag, no run, good delivery from Harris, flighting it a bit higher and tempting Sehwag to go for the big one, Sehwag thinks about it, lines up a lofted drive but checks his shot in the last minute, pats it back to the bowler

116.6

Harris to Sehwag, no run, goes for the sweep but can't make contact, ball hits the pads and pops up in front of him

India 357/5   PL Harris 30-2-98-2

118.1

Harris to Ganguly, no run, fastish start from Harris, straight too, Ganguly on the back foot and defends carefully

118.2

Harris to Ganguly, no run, snorter, Harris continues to come over the wicket, hits the rough on the off side and gets it to explode off the surface, Ganguly tries to cut but the turn is too much for him in the end, misses the off stump

118.3

Harris to Ganguly, no run, similar length and tries to hit the spot again, left alone

118.4

Harris to Ganguly, no run, another one outside off, Ganguly tries to cover it with his pads, richochets past the slip, but no shot offered so no run

118.5

Harris to Ganguly, no run, left alone outside off

118.6

Harris to Ganguly, no run, fuller and flighted again, Ganguly drives it to mid-on but no run

India 358/5   PL Harris 31-3-98-2

120.1

Harris to Ganguly, 1 run, worked away behind square, too easy for Ganguly. At one point ganguly's motto in life was 'Thou shall not bowl left-arm spin' .. nice to see him dominating

120.2

Harris to Sehwag, no run, padded away as the ball turns across him

120.3

Harris to Sehwag, no run

120.4

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, worked away for an easy single to extra cover

120.5

Harris to Ganguly, 2 runs, innocuous delivery from Harris, Ganguly eases back and glides it to the third man region for a brace.

120.6

Harris to Ganguly, no run, driven to midwicket with confidence, fielder intercepts and prevents any runs

India 368/5   PL Harris 32-3-102-2

122.1

Harris to Ganguly, 1 run, rocked back and cut away to third man for a single

122.2

Harris to Sehwag, SIX, CRACK! harris over the wicket, Sehwag bends down, plants his front foot way outside off and slog sweeps it way over square leg for a fantastic six. Hitting against the spin, all nonchalance

122.3

Harris to Sehwag, no run, gets inside the line and drives hard but straight to mid-off

122.4

Harris to Sehwag, no run, defended down on the leg side

122.5

Harris to Sehwag, no run, defends it down the leg side, thinking of the big one but changing his mind

122.6

Harris to Sehwag, no run, gets inside the line and drives it straight to cover

India 383/5   PL Harris 33-3-109-2

124.1

Harris to Sehwag, FOUR, BIFF! Harris over the wicket and Sehwag gives himself ample room and slaps it over the covers for a four. The ball's hitting the rough and turning viciously so Sehwag decides to go bang bang

124.2

Harris to Sehwag, 1 run, turned to deep square leg for a simple single

124.3

Harris to Ganguly, no run, flatter trajectory, fuller, Ganguly plonks his pad down the ground and kicks it away to the off side.

124.4

Harris to Ganguly, no run, defended under his nose

124.5

Harris to Ganguly, 1 run, full and wide outside the off stump, crashed away all along the ground to cover point for a single

124.6

Harris to Sehwag, OUT, 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?

V Sehwag c Ntini b Harris 40 (49m 50b 6x4 1x6) SR: 80.00

India 395/6   PL Harris 34-3-115-3

126.1

Harris to Ganguly, no run, slightly short, Ganguly steps back and pushes it to the off side

126.2

Harris to Ganguly, no run, on the front foot, defended back to the bowler

126.3

Harris to Ganguly, 1 run, Ganguly charges down the track this time and drives it crisply to extra-cover. Fine fielding by Herschelle Gibbs at mid-off. Keeps them down to a single

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   PL Harris 35-3-116-3

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

128.2

Harris to Sreesanth, no run, full ball first up, fastish, Sreesanth lunges forward and is rapped on the pad. Drubbles to the silly point fielder

128.3

Harris to Sreesanth, 1 run, full length, driven to midwicket for a single

128.4

Harris to Ganguly, no run, full ball wide of off stump, Ganguly takes it on the full but settles for patting it tamely to the off side

128.5

Harris to Ganguly, FOUR, TONK! Ganguly decides enough is enough and waltzes down the track, picks it up on the half-volley and cracks it over mid-off for a four. Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee ...

128.6

Harris to Ganguly, 1 run, smart cricket from Ganguly, farms the strike on the last ball. Pats it to square leg for a single

India 404/8   PL Harris 36-3-122-4

130.1

Harris to Ganguly, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, defended

130.2

Harris to Ganguly, SIX, here we go! tossed up and turning in, Ganguly dances down the track, gets right to the pitch of the delivery and lofts it high into the long-on stands. Clean as a whistle and that's a trademark hit.

130.3

Harris to Ganguly, no run, fuller and quicker, defended watchfully

130.4

Harris to Ganguly, 1 run, foced away towards cover and they scamper through for a single

130.5

Harris to Patel, no run, padded away, half hearted appeal for lbw turned down

130.6

Harris to Patel, no run, swept away to short fine leg

India 414/9   PL Harris 37-3-129-4
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South Africa won by 5 wickets
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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

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