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

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

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   JH Kallis 1-0-8-0

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   JH Kallis 2-0-12-0

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   JH Kallis 3-0-18-0

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   JH Kallis 4-1-18-0

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   JH Kallis 5-2-18-0

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

49.2

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...

49.6

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

India 134/0   JH Kallis 6-2-21-0

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

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   JH Kallis 7-2-24-0

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   JH Kallis 8-3-24-0

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   JH Kallis 9-3-29-0

77.1

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

77.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, again left lone outside the off stump

77.3

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump. Tendulkar drives, and drives well - good looking shot but the placement was poor. Straight to the fielder at cover

77.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 wide, bouncer - bit too high and that's a wide

77.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, 1 run, good length delivery on the pads and Tendulkar works it away well in front of square on the leg side

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   JH Kallis 10-3-31-0

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

79.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, short of a good length delivery, defended on the back-foot

India 235/2   JH Kallis 11-3-36-0

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   JH Kallis 12-4-36-0
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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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