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

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   SM Pollock 1-1-0-0

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   SM Pollock 2-2-0-0

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

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   SM Pollock 3-2-1-0

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   SM Pollock 4-2-2-0

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   SM Pollock 5-2-7-0

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   SM Pollock 6-2-15-0

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

34.3

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

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   SM Pollock 7-2-21-0

36.1

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

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   SM Pollock 8-2-22-0

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

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   SM Pollock 9-2-24-0

63.1

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

63.2

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

63.3

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

63.4

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

63.5

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

63.6

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

India 191/1   SM Pollock 10-3-24-0

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   SM Pollock 11-4-24-0

67.1

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

67.2

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

67.3

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

67.4

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

67.5

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

67.6

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

India 195/1   SM Pollock 12-5-24-0

69.1

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

69.2

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

69.3

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

69.4

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

69.6

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

India 201/1   SM Pollock 13-5-26-0

71.1

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

71.2

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

71.3

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

71.4

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

71.5

Pollock to Dravid, OUT, gone! Pollock strikes and that's a crucial blow! Pollock hits the perfect line and length outside the off stump and Dravid goes fishing outside off stump and catches thin edge. Boucher behind the stumps makes no mistake. India two down.

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

71.6

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, fuller length delivery and Tendulkar drives it crisply to mid-on

India 202/2   SM Pollock 14-6-26-1

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

73.3

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, good length delivery, this one seemed to have reversed in a bit. Tendulkar gets a good stride in, head over the line of the ball and presents the full face of the bat. Well played

73.4

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, digs it in short outside the off stump. Tendulkar picks up the length early and leaves it through to the keeper

73.5

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, Pollock is clearly getting the ball to reverse in, again good length and shaping in. Tendulkar gets well forward to the line of the delivery and defends it with a straight bat

73.6

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, fuller in length and coming in with the anlge. Excellent mix - Tendulkar jams his bat down and the ball rolls back to the bowler. End of a fine over

India 208/2   SM Pollock 15-6-27-1

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

75.3

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, good length and this one came back in a long way but bulk of the movement happened after the ball had passed the stumps. Tendulkar read it to perfection and left it through to the keeper

75.4

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, short of a good length delivery and Tendulkar shoulders arms

75.5

Pollock to Tendulkar, FOUR, fuller in length and coming in with the angle. Tendulkar gets a good stride in and punches it straight back down the track to the long-on fence. Was there to be hit and all Tendulkar had to do was find the gap between the bowler and the fielder at mid-off. Top shot from the master

75.6

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

India 216/2   SM Pollock 16-6-32-1

96.1

Pollock to Laxman, FOUR, here he comes now, loosener to start off with, wide of the crease, Laxman clatters it past the infield for a easy four. Uncharacteristic ball from Pollock, characteristic class from Laxman

96.2

Pollock to Laxman, no run, straighter and more accurate, Laxman defends it towards mid-on

96.3

Pollock to Laxman, no run, left alone outside off

96.4

Pollock to Laxman, no run, fuller length, Laxman watchfully plays it towards the off side.

96.5

Pollock to Laxman, no run, wide of the stumps, shouldering arms. India's mantra this morning seems to be 'bowl is a bad one and we will score, anything good or wide or short will be defended or left alone'.

96.6

Pollock to Laxman, no run, wide of the stumps, length doesn't really matter because all Laxman is doing is shoulder arms

India 267/3   SM Pollock 17-6-36-1

98.1

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, left alone outside off, Tendulkar has nothing to do with it

98.2

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, straighter, defended calmy from the middle of the bat

98.3

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length, good bounce, Tendulkar not fully in control while patting it to the off side. Pollock just beginning to hit his straps now

98.4

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, back fo a length and on off stump, Tendulkar slashes but can't pierce Gibbs at point

98.5

Pollock to Tendulkar, 1 run, scrambled seam from Pollock, good line on off stump, Tendulkar moves across and turns it away for a single

98.6

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, short ball (as expected to Ganguly first up), he isn't in full control while playing it and takes his eye off the ball in the last moment. Luckily for him the ball doesn't make contact with the bat, hits his glove and drops near him

India 270/4   SM Pollock 18-6-37-1

100.1

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, good length ball on off, the legendary batsman gets behind the line and pats it back down the ground

100.2

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, defended watchfully to the off side, Pollock maintaining a good line here, unlike Steyn he's making the batsman play at almost every ball.

100.3

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length, this time on middle stump, Tendulkar rocks back and defends it to mid-on.

100.4

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, driven confidently to the off side. Examines the bottom of his bat after the stroke to check if it's chipped off.

100.5

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, full and on off, Tendulkar takes a good stride forward and plonks his bat stodgily. he will not take a risk on such a beautiful day at Newlands

100.6

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, probing ball this, back of a length, outside off and coming in slightly, Tendulkar in two minds about whether to leave or not, finally decides to leave and is caught in a bit of a tangle as the ball jagged back and rapped his pad. Height was the obvious problem as the bowler lets out a huge appeal

India 271/4   SM Pollock 19-7-37-1

102.1

Pollock to Tendulkar, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Tendulkar gets a good stride in and drives it past Ntini at extra cover who gets a touch on diving away to his left. Two runs saved

102.2

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, good length delivery, coming in with the angle and Tendulkar plays it away on the leg side

102.3

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, in the channel outside the off stump, defended straight back to the bowler

102.4

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, width offered and the ball was there to be hit but Tendulkar finds the fielder at cover. Good shot for no runs

102.5

Pollock to Tendulkar, FOUR, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line. Ball stopped a bit after hitting the deck and Tendulkar ended up playing it in the air towards the midwicket region, luckily for him the ball goes right into the gap between midwicket and mid-on and races away to the fence.

102.6

Pollock to Tendulkar, no run, line and length delivery, defended on the front-foot

India 281/4   SM Pollock 20-7-43-1

104.1

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, short of a good length delivery, angled across the left-hander and Ganguly defends it on the back-foot

104.2

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, good length, pitched close to the off stump line and angling across. Ganguly pushes forward and taps it away towards short cover

104.3

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, Pollock goes wide outside the off stump and Ganguly happily leaves it through to the keeper

104.4

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, another harmless delivery outside the off stump and Ganguly shoulders arms

104.5

Pollock to Ganguly, 2 runs, turned away of the pads to the midwicket region. Tendulkar makes Ganguly run for the second as if it is a dictatorship, he was never interested in the second run but Tendulkar just kept going and yelling.

104.6

Pollock to Ganguly, FOUR, slightly short and angled across the left-hander. The angle creates the width, Ganguly goes back and across the slaps it away behind point for a powerful boundary. The don't call him 'god of the off side' for nothing

India 295/4   SM Pollock 21-7-49-1

115.1

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, Pollock starts with a good length ball outside off, Sehwag leaves it alone

115.2

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, back of a length, Sehwag not able to get into position soon enough, awkwardly tries to turn it to leg and ball raps the pads

115.3

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, patted back to the bowler, cautiously played

115.4

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, left alone outside off

115.5

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, huge appeal! back of a length, cutting in, Sehwag can't bring his bat down in time and is struck on the pad. Replays show that the ball is going high. that was close. Sehwag's feet were rooted to the crease there

115.6

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, punches it straight to the cover fielder

India 350/5   SM Pollock 22-8-49-1

117.1

Pollock to Ganguly, 1 run, defended to midwicket, easily doen by Ganguly

117.2

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, ball drifts towards leg side, Sehwag goes for the mighty whip but misses, Pollock lets out a huge appeal but that one was always slipping down leg

117.3

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, full length ball outside off, defended to the cover region. Confident stride from Sehwag

117.4

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, patted to the off side, again a firm stride forward and Sehwag not taking any chances against metronome Polly

117.5

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, tapped back down the ground

117.6

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, slightly straighter and back of a length, Sehwag rocks back and presents the full face of the bat, ball trickles down the pitch back to the bowler

India 358/5   SM Pollock 23-8-50-1

119.1

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, superb ball to start off with, teasign line outside off, Sehwag can't hold back and goes for the drive, beaten all ends up, ball does just a little bit to beat the bat, and bounces a tad extra as well

119.2

Pollock to Sehwag, 1 run, driven firmly to cover, Sehwag wants the second but Ganguly is taking no risk

119.3

Pollock to Ganguly, FOUR, neatly done, full length ball outside off and Ganguly cutely opens the face of the bat, throughout in control, steering it past the slip cordon for four. No third man again .. has anyone stood there all series? Too many fours in that area and everyone seems fine with it

119.4

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, tucked away to the on side, the fielder covers it easily

119.5

Pollock to Ganguly, 1 run, punched off the back foot to deep point for a single, scampers for a single

119.6

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, full-length ball, Sehwag tries to defend but the ball comes in shade, inside edge onto the pads. Pollock would have needed some lozenges if Sehwag hadn't got an inside edge. So loud would have been the appeal

India 364/5   SM Pollock 24-8-56-1

121.1

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, good length ball, nipped back in off the turf in classic Pollock fashion, hint of reverse-swing? Sehwag pushes forward to defend and gets rapped on the pad. Loud appeal for lbw turned down. Didn't seem out

121.2

Pollock to Sehwag, FOUR, walks forward into the drive and threads the needle between mid-off and cover, as safe as it gets. Super shot

121.3

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, rolls away off the inside half of the bat to mid-on

121.4

Pollock to Sehwag, FOUR, back of a length, outside off, Sehwag stands there and angles his bat, ball beats the slip cordon and yes yes yes no third man again. This is surely turning into a joke now

121.5

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, defended off the front foot, no risk this time. Pollock isn't the bowler who you want to mess around with.

121.6

Pollock to Sehwag, no run, left outside off, ball swinging in but only after it passes the bat

India 376/5   SM Pollock 25-8-64-1

123.1

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, full length ball, Pollock keeps pegging away outside off, Ganguly gets forward and jabs it back to mid-pff, Sehwag wants a single but it would have been too risky

123.2

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, lunges forward and punched to the off side, Sehwagt again wants a quick single but Ganguly seems to say "What is the hurry?"

123.3

Pollock to Ganguly, 1 run, full ball, on the front foot and glided away to deep cover for (this time) an easy single.

123.4

Pollock to Sehwag, 1 run, short one from Pollock, rises sharply on Sehwag as he stands back. Not in control of the pull shot but manages to pop it just behind square for a single.

123.5

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, short again from Pollock, good bouncer and equally well played by Ganguly, Keeps his eyes on the ball till the last moment and weaves away at the right time. After those early problems against the short ball, Ganguly seems to have settled down. More confident, more assured.

123.6

Pollock to Ganguly, FOUR, LUCKY there. Pollock slips it wide of the off stump and Ganguly accepts the dangling carrot. The limp outstretched edge flies past Kallis at first slip and races to the boundary. Fine fifty from Ganguly, lucky but fine.

India 389/5   SM Pollock 26-8-70-1

125.1

Pollock to Kumble, no run, full and straight from Pollock, not much pace on that one, Kumble defends it watchfully

125.1

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

125.2

Pollock to Kumble, no run, Pollock with the wind, pitches it outside off, not much movement this time, Kumble dabs at it and keeps it out

125.3

Pollock to Kumble, OUT, SUCKER PUNCH! Pollock unleashes the indipper after two straight deliveries. Back of a length, pitched outside off and cuts back in sharply, Kumble isn't ready for the movement and gets hit flush on the pad in front. Umpire Harper has no doubt and the ball would have probably gone on to hit the top of off stump as Kumble was well into his crease.

A Kumble lbw b Pollock 0 (2m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

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   SM Pollock 27-9-70-2

127.1

Pollock to Ganguly, 1 run, steered to the off side in the gap past point

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   SM Pollock 28-9-72-2

129.1

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, angled in from outside the leg stump, worked away towards square leg

129.2

Pollock to Ganguly, no run, bouncer on the middle and off stump line, bit too short and Ganguly comfortably sways away from the line

129.3

Pollock to Ganguly, 1 run, slow off-cutter. Ganguly picks it up early, leans well forward and nudges it away towards cover point, easy single added to the total

129.4

Pollock to Sreesanth, 2 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump and Sreesanth goes bang through cover. Hit in the air but right into the gap between the cover fielder.

129.5

Pollock to Sreesanth, no run, good length delivery, in the channel and this one shaped away from the right-hander. Sreesanth shoulders arms and leaves it through to the keeper

129.6

Pollock to Sreesanth, OUT, The return of polly! perfect line and length, pitched on and round the off stump line and shaping away late, Sreesanth had no option but to play at it and the thick edge goes straight to Gibbs at gully. India nine down and now Ganguly has just Munaf Patel for company.

S Sreesanth c Gibbs b Pollock 3 (9m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

India 407/9   SM Pollock 29-9-75-3

131.1

Pollock to Ganguly, OUT, Pollock finishes it off with a slow ball. Well disguised off-cutter on the middle and leg stump line, Ganguly comes down the track in an effort to loft it straight back over the bowler's head but only manages to scoop it high up towards silly mid-off. Amla running in from cover, calls for it and nicely settles under one of the easiest catches you will ever see.

SC Ganguly c Amla b Pollock 66 (159m 75b 9x4 1x6) SR: 88.00

India 414/10   SM Pollock 29.1-9-75-4
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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
More results »

Match Coverage

Photos

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

© AFP

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

© AFP

All photos for this match | Galleries