Future Cup, 2007 / Commentary

Future Cup - 2nd ODI

India v South Africa

India won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)

Hello and a very warm welcome to you wherever you may be to our live coverage of today's game between South Africa and India at Belfast. As you will know if you've followed this series, South Africa won the first match and a win today will seal the best-of-three contest in their favour.

I'm Jamie Alter, your commentator for the day, here to take you through to the end of the game.

To let you know, Jaques Kallis flipped the coin, Rahul Dravid called tails and won, and decided that India will field first in an attempt to exploit whatever's in this pitch for the seamers.

India were hit by illness once again, further depleting their resources, with a number of players suffering from a flu virus. They have been forced to turn to players appearing in league cricket to reinforce the squad, in fact, with the likes of seamer Rakesh Patel and allrounder Arjun Yadav called up.

For today's match, Sreesanth, Ajit Agarkar, and Gautam Gambhir are absent, but Mahendra Singh Dhoni is fully fit and Ishant Sharma, the young pace bowler who played one Test in Bangladesh, makes his ODI debut.

India were beaten by four wickets in Tuesday's opening game, when their bowlers were unable to defend a total of 242 for 8, and need a much-improved display today.

South Africa have taken the opportunity to rotate their squad, with offspinner Thandi Tshabalala replacing promising allrounder Vernon Philander.

Here are the teams:

South Africa - 1 AB de Villiers, 2 Morne van Wyk, 3 Jacques Kallis (capt), 4 Herschelle Gibbs, J5 P Duminy, 6 Mark Boucher (wk), 7 Andrew Hall, 8 Thandi Tshabalala, 9 Charl Langeveldt, 10 Andre Nel, 11 Makhaya Ntini

India - 1 Sourav Ganguly, 2 Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid (capt), 4 Yuvraj Singh, 5 Dinesh Karthik, 6 Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wk), 7 Piyush Chawla, 8 Ramesh Powar, 9 Zaheer Khan, 10 RP Singh, 11 Ishant Sharma

Today's umpires are Billy Bowden and Mark Benson.

We're ready for the start. The openers are ready, Zaheer Khan has the new ball. Morne van Wyk to face. Two slips in place.

0.1

Khan to van Wyk, no run, loosener, angled across the stumps with not enough carry to Dhoni, back with the gloves again, left alone by van Wyk

0.2

Khan to van Wyk, no run, short of a length on leg stump, its turned to square leg and de Villiers has to turn and hustle back to his end after setting off down the pitch

0.3

Khan to van Wyk, no run, that was close! Pitches on a length and comes in, van Wyk decides to leave it and it clips him high on the thigh and just misses clipping the top of off

0.4

Khan to van Wyk, no run, a touch fuller, 129ks, left alone and again the ball doesnt carry well to Dhoni

0.5

Khan to van Wyk, no run, overpitched and its driven to mid-off, too much bottom hand on the shot

Good breeze here...

0.6

Khan to van Wyk, no run, good length on the stumps, he gets forward and then has to check the shot back down the track

A maiden from Zaheer first up

End of over 1 (maiden) South Africa 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
MN van Wyk    0* (6b)      Z Khan    1-1-0-0
AB de Villiers    0* (0b)     

RP Singh now, left-arm over the stumps

1.1

Singh to de Villiers, no run, drifts onto leg stump, de Villiers mistimes the shot off the pads to square leg and declines the run

1.2

Singh to de Villiers, no run, back of a length and straightening, he gets caught in the crease as he defends it well outside the line of off stump

1.3

Singh to de Villiers, no run, back of a length, good channel outside off stump, left alone

1.4

Singh to de Villiers, no run, good length, fuller than the last ball and it comes in, de Villiers defending and getting an inside-edge to Chawla at square leg

1.5

Singh to de Villiers, no run, good stuff, pitching on a good length, straightening again, and beating a tame forward drive, how close was that to missing the edge?

1.6

Singh to de Villiers, no run, back of a length, no room on offer, de Villiers gets behind it and defends

Another maiden for India

End of over 2 (maiden) South Africa 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
AB de Villiers    0* (6b)      RP Singh    1-1-0-0
MN van Wyk    0* (6b)      Z Khan    1-1-0-0

2.1

Khan to van Wyk, no run, good length on the stumps, van Wyk wants to work it to leg but adjusts to defend it back to Zaheer

2.2

Khan to van Wyk, no run, good ball, pitching on an almost unplayable length and swinging late, deveating past van Wyk's bat after he decided to play at it

2.3

Khan to van Wyk, no run, another good ball, no room at all and van Wyk defends it back down the pitch

2.4

Khan to van Wyk, no run, beaten, van Wyk confused by the late movement, just feeling for it off the front foot and missing

2.5

Khan to van Wyk, no run, back of a length just outside off stump, straightens and van Wyk gets behind the line

2.6

Khan to van Wyk, no run, pitches out a short length outside off stump and swings away, van Wyk leaves it be

A second maiden for Zaheer, and a third in a row from India

End of over 3 (maiden) South Africa 0/0 (RR: 0.00)
MN van Wyk    0* (12b)      Z Khan    2-2-0-0
AB de Villiers    0* (6b)      RP Singh    1-1-0-0

3.1

Singh to de Villiers, 2 wides, first runs come courtesy a shocker of a wide outside leg stump, swinging away and Dhoni's dive parries it off for a single

3.1

Singh to van Wyk, OUT, madness! Short of a length on leg stump, van Wyk works it to square leg, no one's there and de Villiers calls for the run, RP does the fielding himself and van Wyk sends his partner back, bowler fires in a throw back to Dravid, who disturbs the bails but replays show de Villiers' bat was just in the air after he dived full stretch

AB de Villiers run out 0 (14m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pretty poor call for the run, and good work from RP and Dravid. Here's the captain, Kallis.

3.2

Singh to van Wyk, no run, back of a length, pitches outside leg stump and catches him on the hop

3.3

Singh to van Wyk, no run, back of a length on middle and leg, van Wyk gets behind the ball and defends back to RP

3.4

Singh to van Wyk, no run, pitches on a good length and swings away, van Wyk gets the front leg forward and leaves it pretty close to off stump

3.5

Singh to van Wyk, no run, short and wide, he cuts hard but cant beat Yuvraj, diving to his right from backward point

3.6

Singh to van Wyk, no run, good length, no room to drive, van Wyk plays it back to RP Singh

Four overs gone, not a run off the bat. Impressive start from India.

End of over 4 (2 runs) South Africa 2/1 (RR: 0.50)
MN van Wyk    0* (18b)      RP Singh    2-1-2-0
JH Kallis    0* (0b)      Z Khan    2-2-0-0

Here's Kallis

4.1

Khan to Kallis, no run, good delivery, pitching on a length and straightening, he leaves it be and the ball comes in off a length

4.2

Khan to Kallis, 1 run, first runs off the bat, Kallis defending forward and getting an inside-edge to backward square leg

4.3

Khan to van Wyk, 3 runs, good length, van Wyk gets forward and punches back past mid-off for his first runs

4.4

Khan to Kallis, no run, good length delivery, Zaheer looking for movement, Kallis gets the leg forward and shoulders arms

4.5

Khan to Kallis, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, Kallis defends with an open face and picks up one through the vacant gully region

4.6

Khan to van Wyk, no run, back of a length, van Wyk gets behind it and defends to point

End of over 5 (5 runs) South Africa 7/1 (RR: 1.40)
MN van Wyk    3* (20b)      Z Khan    3-2-5-0
JH Kallis    2* (4b)      RP Singh    2-1-2-0

5.1

Singh to Kallis, no run, short of a length on middle stump, comes in sharply with good bounce, catching Kallis in the midriff as he hops up

5.2

Singh to Kallis, OUT, bowled 'em! RP follows up the short delivery with one fuller outside off stump and Kallis defends with a good gap between bat and pad, the ball coming in off the inside-edge to disturb off stump, and thats the biggest wicket of them all as far as India are concerned

JH Kallis b Singh 2 (7m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Gibbs comes in next

5.3

Singh to Gibbs, FOUR, a touch too full outside off stump, Gibbs gets forward and counters the swing with a confident push through cover and point for four

5.4

Singh to Gibbs, no run, great delivery, pitching back of a length on middle and off, coming in with good bounce and catching Gibbs' front pad, though very high on the roll, and sailing over the stumps, and the appeal is turned down

5.5

Singh to Gibbs, no run, straighter delivery, Gibbs gets up and defends to square leg

5.6

Singh to Gibbs, no run, good length outside off stump, gets great carry to Dhoni as Gibbs leaves it be

Successful over for RP and India's excellent bowling effort continues into the seventh over

End of over 6 (4 runs) South Africa 11/2 (RR: 1.83)
HH Gibbs    4* (4b 1x4)      RP Singh    3-1-6-1
MN van Wyk    3* (20b)      Z Khan    3-2-5-0

6.1

Khan to van Wyk, no run, good length outside off stump, just asking him to come forward and play at it, but van Wyk wisely leaves it alone, excellent line and length from Zaheer

6.2

Khan to van Wyk, no run, this time he chases one that pitches marginally fuller and goes the other way, and gets beaten on the move

6.3

Khan to van Wyk, no run, back of a length on off stump, he gets well behind the line and defends off the back foot

Very dark, overcast conditions, clearly assisting the bowlers

6.4

Khan to van Wyk, FOUR, now he offers some room, not a lot mind you, but thats a terrific back-foot cut through the covers from van Wyk, good roll of the wrists

6.5

Khan to van Wyk, no run, good length again, asking him to chase this one too, but van Wyk shoulders arms

6.6

Khan to van Wyk, no run, pitches outside leg stump and it clips the pad as van Wyk looks to work it fine

End of over 7 (4 runs) South Africa 15/2 (RR: 2.14)
MN van Wyk    7* (26b 1x4)      Z Khan    4-2-9-0
HH Gibbs    4* (4b 1x4)      RP Singh    3-1-6-1

7.1

Singh to Gibbs, 1 wide, full delivery pitches outside leg stump and swings away, good stop from Dhoni

7.1

Singh to Gibbs, no run, back of a length outside off stump, he gets across and defends to point

7.2

Singh to Gibbs, no run, full on off stump, a touch slower, driven to mid-on

7.3

Singh to Gibbs, no run, short of a length, carrying on across Gibbs, who gets up and leaves it alone

7.4

Singh to Gibbs, 2 runs, full on leg stump, he shuffles and flicks it in the air close to Chawla at midwicket, but landing safely

7.5

Singh to Gibbs, no run, slower delivery, on a good length, Gibbs gets forward tentatively and defends to cover

7.6

Singh to Gibbs, no run, back of a length on off stump, Gibbs gets up and defends it back to RP

End of over 8 (3 runs) South Africa 18/2 (RR: 2.25)
HH Gibbs    6* (10b 1x4)      RP Singh    4-1-9-1
MN van Wyk    7* (26b 1x4)      Z Khan    4-2-9-0

8.1

Khan to van Wyk, no run, back of a length, pitching outside leg and moving in, catching him high on the knee roll as he gets back in the crease

8.2

Khan to van Wyk, no run, fuller and van Wyk gets forward, controlling it down to point

8.3

Khan to van Wyk, no run, fullish again, he gets forward and drives to cover

8.4

Khan to van Wyk, 1 run, short of a length, allowing him room to free the arms and cut, he gets a top-edge that flies over the vacant gully region and down to third man

8.5

Khan to Gibbs, no run, good length, pitching and moving away and Gibbs, who wanted to drive, holds the bat back at the nth second

8.6

Khan to Gibbs, no run, good ball again, seaming off the surface and Gibbs, getting forward, has to again withdraw on the shot

Great bowling from Zaheer

End of over 9 (1 run) South Africa 19/2 (RR: 2.11)
HH Gibbs    6* (12b 1x4)      Z Khan    5-2-10-0
MN van Wyk    8* (30b 1x4)      RP Singh    4-1-9-1

9.1

Singh to van Wyk, no run, good length on the stumps, he comes forward and defends to cover

9.2

Singh to van Wyk, no run, fuller outside off stump, van Wyk drives loosely off the front foot, with a lot of bottom hand, and he gets an inside-edge onto the pad

9.3

Singh to van Wyk, FOUR, bit of room on offer, just like he wants, and he gets up on the back foot and cuts down into the ground in front of point

9.4

Singh to van Wyk, 2 runs, and again, van Wyk gets the chance to cut down into the ground, this time to other side of point

9.5

Singh to van Wyk, 1 leg bye, short of a length outside leg stump, he looks to flick but ends up with a leg bye

9.6

Singh to Gibbs, no run, good length, straightforward delivery, Gibbs gets onto the front foot and defends to cover

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End of over 10 (7 runs) South Africa 26/2 (RR: 2.60)
HH Gibbs    6* (13b 1x4)      RP Singh    5-1-15-1
MN van Wyk    14* (35b 2x4)      Z Khan    5-2-10-0

As the second Powerplay starts, here's the debutant, Sharma, over the stumps

10.1

Sharma to van Wyk, 1 run, a touch full, pitching and carrying down leg stump, catching him on the leg outside the line

10.2

Sharma to Gibbs, no run, good delivery, pitching on a good length and coming in, he gets forward and defends with an inside-edge

10.3

Sharma to Gibbs, no run, fuller this time outside off stump, and Gibbs drives hard and misses

10.4

Sharma to Gibbs, no run, full again, coming in from outside off stump and Gibbs defends with a good stride ine

10.5

Sharma to Gibbs, FOUR, full on off stump, and thats a fine on-drive back down the ground for four

10.6

Sharma to Gibbs, no run, full again, he comes forward and defends to mid-on

End of over 11 (5 runs) South Africa 31/2 (RR: 2.81)
HH Gibbs    10* (18b 2x4)      I Sharma    1-0-5-0
MN van Wyk    15* (36b 2x4)      RP Singh    5-1-15-1

11.1

Singh to van Wyk, 1 wide, full down leg stump, he swings and misses

11.1

Singh to van Wyk, no run

11.2

Singh to van Wyk, no run

11.3

Singh to van Wyk, FOUR, short on the stumps, he pulls over midwicket and gets four

11.4

Singh to van Wyk, 1 run, good length, he comes forward and defends to point

11.5

Singh to Gibbs, no run, good length delivery on middle and leg, Gibbs gets forward and looks to jab at it, inside-edge onto the pads

11.6

Singh to Gibbs, 1 leg bye, good ball, yorker outside leg stump, he looks to flick but gets a leg bye to off

End of over 12 (7 runs) South Africa 38/2 (RR: 3.16)
HH Gibbs    10* (20b 2x4)      RP Singh    6-1-21-1
MN van Wyk    20* (40b 3x4)      I Sharma    1-0-5-0

12.1

Sharma to Gibbs, no run, touch short of good length delivery, slanting in, Gibbs stands tall and punches it to cover

12.2

Sharma to Gibbs, no run, fuller length delivery, slanting into the right hander, Gibbs comes on the frontfoot and looks to go for the drive, inside edge onto the pads

12.3

Sharma to Gibbs, FOUR, short and wide, and he pulls it through midwicket

12.4

Sharma to Gibbs, 1 no ball, oversteps, ball is full and Gibbs pushes to covers

12.4

Sharma to Gibbs, 1 run, good length outside off stump, he comes forward and defends

12.5

Sharma to van Wyk, no run, back of a length, pushed to covers, cant beat the gap

12.6

Sharma to van Wyk, no run, short on the stumps, he pulls into the ground in front of square leg

End of over 13 (6 runs) South Africa 44/2 (RR: 3.38)
MN van Wyk    20* (42b 3x4)      I Sharma    2-0-11-0
HH Gibbs    15* (25b 3x4)      RP Singh    6-1-21-1

Zaheer comes back

13.1

Khan to Gibbs, no run, good length on the stumps, slow ball, defended tentatively off the front foot

13.2

Khan to Gibbs, 2 runs, short down leg stump, he flicks off the hips and Sharma fields down at fine leg

13.3

Khan to Gibbs, OUT, gone! Short and wide, rank long-hop, but Gibbs just gets back and cracks that off the back foot to Karthik at cover, who holds a neat catch

HH Gibbs c Karthik b Khan 17 (33m 28b 3x4 0x6) SR: 60.71

Here's JP Duminy. Five men on the off side

13.4

Khan to Duminy, no run, good ball to get first up, pitching short of a length and lifting, beating his back-foot defensive

13.5

Khan to Duminy, no run, short of a length outside off stump again, left alone this time

13.6

Khan to Duminy, 1 leg bye, short of a length on middle stump, he hops and turns it to square leg

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End of over 14 (3 runs) South Africa 47/3 (RR: 3.35)
JP Duminy    0* (3b)      Z Khan    6-2-12-1
MN van Wyk    20* (42b 3x4)      I Sharma    2-0-11-0

14.1

Sharma to Duminy, no run, back of a length, angled across off stump and he leaves it be

14.2

Sharma to Duminy, no run, fuller on off stump, he gets across and drives back to the bowler

14.3

Sharma to Duminy, no run, back of a length, he stands and looks to crash it away, but ends up chopping to point

14.4

Sharma to Duminy, 1 run, good length on leg stump, he rolls the wrists and gets one to fine leg

14.5

Sharma to van Wyk, no run, full on leg stump, flicked well but straight to square leg

14.6

Sharma to van Wyk, no run, full outside off stump, comes forward and drives to cover

End of over 15 (1 run) South Africa 48/3 (RR: 3.20)
MN van Wyk    20* (44b 3x4)      I Sharma    3-0-12-0
JP Duminy    1* (7b)      Z Khan    6-2-12-1

Mark Benson does his thingamajig to signal the third and final Powerplay

15.1

Khan to Duminy, no run, good length outside off stump, defended back to the bowler

15.2

Khan to Duminy, 1 run, back of a length outside off stump, Duminy tries to cut, then plays across the line, the oddest shot i've seen in ages, and he gets a flying edge over the slips

15.3

Khan to van Wyk, no run, slower ball outside leg stump, played to midwicket

15.4

Khan to van Wyk, 1 run, back of a length, moving away from off stump, van Wyk plays it and manages to keep it down along the ground out to third man

15.5

Khan to Duminy, no run, short of a length on the stumps, Duminy shuffles across and tries to work it off the hips, the ball drops at his feet and rolls close to leg stump

15.6

Khan to Duminy, 1 run, full outside off stump, he shuffles across and drives to cover, where Dravid misfields

With that, its drinks at Stormont. No Irish ale, I'd say, just the fruity, energy drinks.

End of over 16 (3 runs) South Africa 51/3 (RR: 3.18)
JP Duminy    3* (11b)      Z Khan    7-2-15-1
MN van Wyk    21* (46b 3x4)      I Sharma    3-0-12-0

Dravid calls on Chawla for some leg spin, one slip in place

16.1

Chawla to Duminy, no run, tossed up on the stumps, Duminy defends to midwicket

16.2

Chawla to Duminy, 1 run, well flighted on leg stump, allowing Duminy to sweep with the spin for one

Slightly brighter now, but just

16.3

Chawla to van Wyk, no run, short outside off stump, he gets up and cuts to cover

16.4

Chawla to van Wyk, 1 run, flatter one on the stumps, he shuffles across and as the ball stays low, he adjusts to pull out to deep backward square leg

16.5

Chawla to Duminy, no run, well tossed up out the back of the hand, pitching outside off stump and beating hs back-foot defensive

16.6

Chawla to Duminy, 1 run, flighted on leg stump, he shuffles and works it to square leg

End of over 17 (3 runs) South Africa 54/3 (RR: 3.17)
JP Duminy    5* (15b)      PP Chawla    1-0-3-0
MN van Wyk    22* (48b 3x4)      Z Khan    7-2-15-1

17.1

Sharma to Duminy, 2 runs, short outside leg stump, Duminy gets up and swivels it through backward square out to Powar moving around from fine leg

17.2

Sharma to Duminy, no run, short of a length outside off stump, he gets up on the toes and defends

17.3

Sharma to Duminy, no run, back of a length, again he gets behind it and defends to short extra cover

17.4

Sharma to Duminy, no run, slower ball, pitching outside leg stump, Duminy tries to work it away but the ball sits up on him

17.5

Sharma to Duminy, 1 run, short of a length outside leg stump again, and he tucks it out past square leg with ease

17.6

Sharma to van Wyk, 1 run, good length outside off stump, dabbed with soft hands wide of point for one

End of over 18 (4 runs) South Africa 58/3 (RR: 3.22)
MN van Wyk    23* (49b 3x4)      I Sharma    4-0-16-0
JP Duminy    8* (20b)      PP Chawla    1-0-3-0

18.1

Chawla to van Wyk, no run, tossed up, its full, van Wyk doesnt read it and goes back, then it spins past his back-foot cut

18.2

Chawla to van Wyk, no run, a little to full and he drives it back to Chawla

18.3

Chawla to van Wyk, no run, tossed up slowly, bringing him forward in defense

18.4

Chawla to van Wyk, SIX, good shot, van Wyk using the feet well, making it into a full toss and hammering it over long-on for half a dozen

18.5

Chawla to van Wyk, 1 run, slow delivery, on a length, he gets back and drives to cover

18.6

Chawla to Duminy, no run, tossed up down leg stump, Duminy gets down and sweeps but cant beat short fine leg

End of over 19 (7 runs) South Africa 65/3 (RR: 3.42)
JP Duminy    8* (21b)      PP Chawla    2-0-10-0
MN van Wyk    30* (54b 3x4 1x6)      I Sharma    4-0-16-0

Two slips in place

19.1

Sharma to van Wyk, 1 run, too short and wide, allowing van Wyk to cut to the right of point and out to Powar

19.2

Sharma to Duminy, no run, good length outside off stump, steered to Yuvraj at point

19.3

Sharma to Duminy, FOUR, fuller this time, and Duminy doesnt let it go, producing a flowing straight-drive past mid-off

19.4

Sharma to Duminy, 1 run, fuller again, a touch wider, he drives hard and gets a thick-edge along the ground to third man

One slip goes out

19.5

Sharma to van Wyk, no run, good length outside off stump, he gets a good look at it and leaves it be

19.6

Sharma to van Wyk, no run, full outside off stump, van Wyk drives and misses all ends up

Sharma not all that impressive on his ODI debut. No threatening pace, no movement.

End of over 20 (6 runs) South Africa 71/3 (RR: 3.55)
MN van Wyk    31* (57b 3x4 1x6)      I Sharma    5-0-22-0
JP Duminy    13* (24b 1x4)      PP Chawla    2-0-10-0

20.1

Chawla to Duminy, no run, tossed up on off stump, he comes forward and defends

20.2

Chawla to Duminy, 1 run, tossed up again, this time he sweeps hard and picks up one to fine leg

Just three men on the off side

20.3

Chawla to van Wyk, no run, tossed up outside off stump, he prods forward, getting well across, and takes it on the front leg

20.4

Chawla to van Wyk, no run, tossed up again, he comes out and again prods forward

20.5

Chawla to van Wyk, 1 run, quicker and flatter outside leg stump, van Wyk flicks out to Tendulkar at square leg

20.6

Chawla to Duminy, no run, spins away this time from off stump, Duminy getting behind the line and defending

End of over 21 (2 runs) South Africa 73/3 (RR: 3.47)
JP Duminy    14* (27b 1x4)      PP Chawla    3-0-12-0
MN van Wyk    32* (60b 3x4 1x6)      I Sharma    5-0-22-0

21.1

Sharma to van Wyk, no run, back of a length outside off stump, he gets back and defends to cover

21.2

Sharma to van Wyk, no run, good length outside off stump, he gets a huge stride forward and the ball clips his leg as he shuffles

21.3

Sharma to van Wyk, (no ball) 1 run, short and wide, van Wyk cuts hard through gully out to a robust Powar moving across from third man...he'll probably be bowling very soon

21.3

Sharma to Duminy, no run, bouncer outside off stump, he tries to pull but misses, and a good take from Dhoni

21.4

Sharma to Duminy, no run, another bouncer, this time over leg stump, forcing Duminy to duck down

21.5

Sharma to Duminy, no run, back of a length outside off stump, he gets behind it and defends

21.6

Sharma to Duminy, 1 run, back of a length on leg stump, whipped away to deep backward square leg

End of over 22 (3 runs) South Africa 76/3 (RR: 3.45)
JP Duminy    15* (31b 1x4)      I Sharma    6-0-25-0
MN van Wyk    33* (63b 3x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    3-0-12-0

22.1

Chawla to Duminy, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, he comes out nicely and flicks to midwicket for one

22.2

Chawla to van Wyk, no run, flatter on a length, spins away and he gets back and pulls across the line, timing it grossly and the ball just pops up and drops in front of mid-on

22.3

Chawla to van Wyk, no run, tossed up, he comes out and drives to cover

22.4

Chawla to van Wyk, no run, this one pitches and doesn turn, van Wyk gets back and cuts, beaten by the lack of movement

22.5

Chawla to van Wyk, no run, again, he gets back and tries to cut a flipper this time, and misses

22.6

Chawla to van Wyk, no run, tossed up, he gets a good stride in and opens the face of the bat, running it down to third man

End of over 23 (1 run) South Africa 77/3 (RR: 3.34)
MN van Wyk    33* (68b 3x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    4-0-13-0
JP Duminy    16* (32b 1x4)      I Sharma    6-0-25-0

23.1

Sharma to Duminy, 3 runs, overpitched outside off stump, he stands and drives through the covers nicely, opening the face of the bat, and Tendulkar gives chase and hauls it in

23.2

Sharma to van Wyk, FOUR, too much width, just where van Wyk likes 'em, and he cuts hard through the covers for four, good shot

Sharma looking pedestrian here

23.3

Sharma to van Wyk, FOUR, again, too short and van Wyk rocks back on the pull, going to 41 with a thump through midwicket

23.4

Sharma to van Wyk, no run, good length outside off stump, where he should be bowling, not allowing him any room and van Wyk gets forward and defends towards point

23.5

Sharma to van Wyk, 1 run, short of a length, van Wyk steps across to outside off stump and works it into midwicket for one

23.6

Sharma to Duminy, 1 run, another short ball outside leg stump, Duminy pulls, not in control of the shot, but gets one into the vacant short fine leg area

End of over 24 (13 runs) South Africa 90/3 (RR: 3.75)
JP Duminy    20* (34b 1x4)      I Sharma    7-0-38-0
MN van Wyk    42* (72b 5x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    4-0-13-0

24.1

Chawla to Duminy, no run, flat outside leg stump, the wrong un, which Duminy looks to sweep but misses, they all go up in appeal but Billy Bowden isnt interested

24.2

Chawla to Duminy, no run, flat outside leg stump, swept but to short fine leg

24.3

Chawla to Duminy, 1 run, flat down leg stump, nudged into the on side for one

24.4

Chawla to van Wyk, 2 runs, short on leg stump, he pulls into the ground and past the fielder, the ball heads towards fine leg but Tendulkar shows off his boot skills and saves two

24.5

Chawla to van Wyk, no run, tossed up outside off stump, he gets a good look at it and leaves it be

24.6

Chawla to van Wyk, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, van Wyk sweeps past square leg

End of over 25 (4 runs) South Africa 94/3 (RR: 3.76)
MN van Wyk    45* (75b 5x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    5-0-17-0
JP Duminy    21* (37b 1x4)      I Sharma    7-0-38-0

Here's Ramesh Powar, much to the crowds' pleasure

25.1

Powar to van Wyk, no run, tossed up on middle and leg, nudged to square leg

25.2

Powar to van Wyk, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, it dips but van Wyk sweeps well for one

One slip comes on, mid-off and mid-on come up

25.3

Powar to Duminy, no run, quicker one, shortish too, Duminy gets across to off and defends it back

25.4

Powar to Duminy, no run, tossed up on a length outside off stump, defended to point

25.5

Powar to Duminy, no run, tossed up on around leg stump, getting it to spin across the stumps, Duminy defends off the back foot

25.6

Powar to Duminy, no run, tossed up outside leg stump, he gets down and tries to sweep but misses out

End of over 26 (1 run) South Africa 95/3 (RR: 3.65)
JP Duminy    21* (41b 1x4)      RR Powar    1-0-1-0
MN van Wyk    46* (77b 5x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    5-0-17-0

26.1

Chawla to van Wyk, no run, flat on middle and leg, he gets forward and works it to square leg

26.2

Chawla to van Wyk, 1 run, spins outside off stump, he cuts out to deep cover and thats the 50-run stand, good effort

26.3

Chawla to Duminy, 1 run, comes out, Chawla sees him and floats it up outside leg stump, forcing Duminy to work it to midwicket

26.4

Chawla to van Wyk, no run, tossed up outside off stump, getting him forward on the drive, and cover fields

26.5

Chawla to van Wyk, 1 run, spins outside off stump, van Wyk gets up and cuts backward of point for one

26.6

Chawla to Duminy, FOUR, tossed up wide of off stump, in a flash he backs away to leg and cuts, getting an inside-edge that beats Dhoni and slip and runs away for four

End of over 27 (7 runs) South Africa 102/3 (RR: 3.77)
JP Duminy    26* (43b 2x4)      PP Chawla    6-0-24-0
MN van Wyk    48* (81b 5x4 1x6)      RR Powar    1-0-1-0

27.1

Powar to van Wyk, 1 run, good ball, tossed up outside off stump and dipping, but van Wyk's equally good, pushing with soft hands into covers for one

27.2

Powar to Duminy, 1 leg bye, tossed up outside leg stump, he sweeps once again but fails to make contact, the ball running off the pads for leg-byes

27.3

Powar to van Wyk, no run, tossed up, straighter delivery, which he defends off the back foot

27.4

Powar to van Wyk, no run, tossed up, he gets a good stride across and sweeps, but the ball bobs up into his grill

27.5

Powar to van Wyk, no run, flatter one outside off stump, he gets back and defends

27.6

Powar to van Wyk, no run, flatter one on the stumps, he steps down the track and drives to Powar's right, the bowler dives and misfields, the ball runs to mid-on and van Wyk has to turn and hurry back to his box

End of over 28 (2 runs) South Africa 104/3 (RR: 3.71)
MN van Wyk    49* (86b 5x4 1x6)      RR Powar    2-0-2-0
JP Duminy    26* (44b 2x4)      PP Chawla    6-0-24-0

28.1

Chawla to Duminy, 1 run, flighted outside leg stump, he steps out and almost gets beaten in the flight, then manages to tuck it to backward square leg

28.2

Chawla to van Wyk, 1 run, flat outside off stump, giving him room to cut out to deep point and raise his second ODI fifty in three games in Ireland, well played

28.3

Chawla to Duminy, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, worked to square leg for one

28.4

Chawla to van Wyk, no run, well tossed up, he comes down the track and takes it on the pad

28.5

Chawla to van Wyk, 1 run, flat on leg stump, van Wyk swivels and pulls along the ground out to Tendulkar at backward square leg

28.6

Chawla to Duminy, no run, tossed up, driven back down the ground, well fielded

End of over 29 (4 runs) South Africa 108/3 (RR: 3.72)
JP Duminy    28* (47b 2x4)      PP Chawla    7-0-28-0
MN van Wyk    51* (89b 5x4 1x6)      RR Powar    2-0-2-0

29.1

Powar to van Wyk, no run, tossed up, he uses the feet well and drives in the air to mid-off, but the ball doesnt carry to RP Singh

29.2

Powar to van Wyk, 1 run, flat outside off stump, he waits for it and then places it through mid-on off the back foot

29.3

Powar to Duminy, FOUR, nice use of the feet from Duminy, collecting it on the full and driving past mid-off for four

29.4

Powar to Duminy, 3 runs, tossed up outside leg stump, he taps it around the corner, runs hard, gets complimented by his partner, and South Africa have three more to the scoreboard

29.5

Powar to van Wyk, 1 leg bye, tossed up full on leg stump, he gets down and sweeps, misses, they all appeal but umpire Benson signals leg byes, very close shout

29.6

Powar to Duminy, no run, tossed up outside leg stump, he sweeps and misses, not for the first time, and the ball rolls to the off side

Both batsmen, especially Duminy, keen to sweep Powar. Thats how he fell to the same bowler in the last game, too.

End of over 30 (9 runs) South Africa 117/3 (RR: 3.90)
JP Duminy    35* (50b 3x4)      RR Powar    3-0-10-0
MN van Wyk    52* (92b 5x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    7-0-28-0

Here's Tendulkar into the attack

30.1

Tendulkar to van Wyk, 1 run, seam up, slow medium stuff, a hint of outswing, but van Wyk cuts the short ball out to deep cover

30.2

Tendulkar to Duminy, 1 run, tossed up ever so gently, Duminy gets onto the front foot and drives to mid-off for one

30.3

Tendulkar to van Wyk, 1 wide, seam-up gets all wrong, just too wide outside leg stump

30.3

Tendulkar to van Wyk, FOUR, rank short delivery outside off stump, and van Wyk rightfully clubs that over midwicket for four, aggressive shot

102ks, that last ball

30.4

Tendulkar to van Wyk, 1 run, good length on the stumps, he gets forward and flicks into midwicket

30.5

Tendulkar to Duminy, 1 run, slow little dobbler outside off stump, Duminy gets back and opens the face, steering it down to third man for one

Highest ODI score for van Wyk

30.6

Tendulkar to van Wyk, 1 run, tossed up this time outside off stump, too short, and van Wyk pulls out to deep square leg to keep strike

End of over 31 (10 runs) South Africa 127/3 (RR: 4.09)
MN van Wyk    59* (96b 6x4 1x6)      SR Tendulkar    1-0-10-0
JP Duminy    37* (52b 3x4)      RR Powar    3-0-10-0

31.1

Powar to van Wyk, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, he comes across and flicks in the air in front of square leg

"Yeah, bowl there" says Dileep Premachandran from the office

31.2

Powar to Duminy, no run, tossed up on leg stump, defended to midwicket

31.3

Powar to Duminy, no run, tossed up outside leg stump, flicked to square leg

31.4

Powar to Duminy, no run, tossed up well outside leg stump, beating Duminy on the sweep again

31.5

Powar to Duminy, 1 run, a touch quicker outside off stump, no turn, Duminy gets forward and drives to mid-off for one

31.6

Powar to van Wyk, no run, flat on the stumps, he shuffles and works it to the leg side fielder

Here's Yuvraj Singh now

End of over 32 (2 runs) South Africa 129/3 (RR: 4.03)
MN van Wyk    60* (98b 6x4 1x6)      RR Powar    4-0-12-0
JP Duminy    38* (56b 3x4)      SR Tendulkar    1-0-10-0

32.1

Yuvraj Singh to Duminy, 2 runs, tossed up from over the stumps, flat on leg stump, Duminy gets forward and paddles it away for two

32.2

Yuvraj Singh to Duminy, no run, tossed up one leg stump, he uses the feet and clips straight to square leg

32.3

Yuvraj Singh to Duminy, OUT, there's the big breakthrough! Not a good ball at all, very short outside off stump but Duminy chases it, slashing in the air and Dravid, at a sort of short third man, only has to cup his hands above his head and take it easily

JP Duminy c Dravid b Yuvraj Singh 40 (76m 59b 3x4 0x6) SR: 67.79

Bowling change works, luckily, for India, given how poorly Yuvraj bowled last game. Drinks on for now. And here's Boucher.

32.4

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, tossed up outside off stump, he comes out and drives to cover

32.5

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, he plays across the line and gets off the mark with a quick single to midwicket

32.6

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, 1 run, tossed up, he strides across the stumps and tries the paddle, but the ball just rolls away in the gap

Good over from Yuvraj

End of over 33 (4 runs) South Africa 133/4 (RR: 4.03)
MN van Wyk    61* (99b 6x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-4-1
MV Boucher    1* (2b)      RR Powar    4-0-12-0

33.1

Powar to van Wyk, no run, flat outside off stump, he mistimes the stroke back towards Tendulkar

33.2

Powar to van Wyk, 1 run, comes out this time, driving to mid-off and then lazily ambling down the track, then he realizes its a bad call and springts, the fielder fires in a good throw onto the stumps but replays show that van Wyk just made it

33.3

Powar to Boucher, no run, tossed up outside off stump, Boucher whips it across the line to midwicket

33.4

Powar to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up, he comes out and drives, mistiming it as he closes the face of the bat, and the ball balloons up between cover and mid-off

33.5

Powar to van Wyk, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, turned to square leg

33.6

Powar to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up, he dances down and drives over mid-on but Sharma is down near the ropes

End of over 34 (4 runs) South Africa 137/4 (RR: 4.02)
MV Boucher    3* (5b)      RR Powar    5-0-16-0
MN van Wyk    63* (102b 6x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-4-1

34.1

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, flat outside off stump, he comes forward and defends

34.2

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, tossed up, goes the other was as Boucher lunges forward and plays across the line, Dhoni whips off the bails

34.3

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, tossed up, he leaves it alone

34.4

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, tossed up closer to off stump, again Boucher leaves it

34.5

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, flatter delivery, he gets onto the back foot and drives to cover

34.6

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up down leg stump, he gets down and flicks for one

End of over 35 (1 run) South Africa 138/4 (RR: 3.94)
MV Boucher    4* (11b)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-5-1
MN van Wyk    63* (102b 6x4 1x6)      RR Powar    5-0-16-0

35.1

Powar to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up well, he gets across and flicks to square leg, Karthik dives around from midwicket and saves runs

35.2

Powar to van Wyk, 1 run, flatter on leg stump, worked to short fine leg for one more

35.3

Powar to Boucher, no run, moves around the stumps, tosses it up outside leg stump, Boucher plays and misses but the appeal is turned down

35.4

Powar to Boucher, FOUR, tossed up, Boucher dances down, hitting over the top, Sharma at wide long-on fails to judge it, letting it go over him and then as he backtracks he beats the ball to the ropes

35.5

Powar to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, he stands and works it fine for one

35.6

Powar to van Wyk, no run, tossed up, it spins across the stumps, and van Wyk stands and drives, a loose shot to get beaten

End of over 36 (7 runs) South Africa 145/4 (RR: 4.02)
MN van Wyk    64* (104b 6x4 1x6)      RR Powar    6-0-23-0
MV Boucher    10* (15b 1x4)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-5-1

36.1

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, flat outside off stump, wide too, he cuts but cant beat point

36.2

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, he shuffles but cant beat square leg this time

36.3

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, no run, quicker one outside off stump, he stands and tries to cut, cramped for room, and misses

36.4

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, 2 runs, spins outside off stump, he makes room and at the last second drops the hands, running it towards third man, neatly done

36.5

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, 2 runs, tossed up outside off stump, he backs away and cuts hard out past point to bring up the 150

36.6

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, and he tucks it to midwicket

End of over 37 (6 runs) South Africa 151/4 (RR: 4.08)
MN van Wyk    69* (108b 6x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-11-1
MV Boucher    11* (17b 1x4)      RR Powar    6-0-23-0

37.1

Powar to van Wyk, no run, flat on the stumps, he tries to work it to square leg but mistimes the shot back to Powar

37.2

Powar to van Wyk, 1 run, comes out of the crease and drives a tossed-up delivery to mid-off for a quick single

37.3

Powar to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, Boucher flicks to deep backward square leg

37.4

Powar to van Wyk, no run, tossed up on leg stump, he sweeps in the air behind square and the ball drops well before Yuvraj

37.5

Powar to van Wyk, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, he tucks it to midwicket and sets off, its a tight call for a run and a wide throw from Karthik back to Dhoni lets them off

37.6

Powar to Boucher, no run, tossed up outside off stump, he comes onto the front foot and drives to mid-off

End of over 38 (3 runs) South Africa 154/4 (RR: 4.05)
MV Boucher    12* (19b 1x4)      RR Powar    7-0-26-0
MN van Wyk    71* (112b 6x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    3-0-11-1

38.1

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, easily pushed into the gap as Yuvraj fields himself

38.2

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up well outside off stump, the loose ball is cut hard for one

38.3

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, no run, short and wide again, he cuts but cant beat backward point

38.4

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, no run, tossed up, he gets forward and drives hard to Karthik at extra cover

38.5

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, no run, tossed up outside off stump, he gets a good step in and plays, misses, and the appeal is turned down

38.6

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, 2 runs, flat on off stump, driven off the back foot towards Powar at deep midwicket and they run two

End of over 39 (4 runs) South Africa 158/4 (RR: 4.05)
MN van Wyk    74* (117b 6x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-15-1
MV Boucher    13* (20b 1x4)      RR Powar    7-0-26-0

39.1

Powar to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up, he flicks across the front pad well wide of short fine leg and Ganguly in the deep does the fielding

39.2

Powar to van Wyk, FOUR, tossed up from around the stumps, he uses the feet and hammers it through mid-off for four, shot!

39.3

Powar to van Wyk, 1 run, too much air on that one, allowing him the chance to get the front foot out and sweep fine for one

39.4

Powar to Boucher, no run, flatter delivery, on a good length, and Boucher defends to cover

39.5

Powar to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up, he gets a stride in and tries that flick again, but closes the face too early and gets a leading-edge to cover for one

39.6

Powar to van Wyk, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, easily worked into midwicket for one

End of over 40 (8 runs) South Africa 166/4 (RR: 4.15)
MN van Wyk    80* (120b 7x4 1x6)      RR Powar    8-0-34-0
MV Boucher    15* (23b 1x4)      Yuvraj Singh    4-0-15-1

Ten overs to go. Its brighter now at Belfast.

40.1

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, no run, tossed up, lifts too as he plays and misses

40.2

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, 2 runs, tossed up, quicker delivery, he stands and looks to run it fine, chopping just wide of Dhoni

40.3

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, no run, short and a touch wide, he backs away on the cut but cant beat point

40.4

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, no run, tossed up down leg, he turns it off the pad but Dhoni is quick to field it

40.5

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, no run, flat, arm ball, stays low but he manages to steer it to point

40.6

Yuvraj Singh to van Wyk, OUT, edged and gone! Yuvraj tosses up the arm ball, it stays low as van Wyk makes room and cuts, and the thinnest of under-edges is well held by Dhoni!

MN van Wyk c †Dhoni b Yuvraj Singh 82 (163m 126b 7x4 1x6) SR: 65.07

So, after a career-best 82 and with a hundred well in sight, van Wyk has to go back inside and cool his feet. A battling innings under pressure and overcast conditions.

End of over 41 (2 runs) South Africa 168/5 (RR: 4.09)
     Yuvraj Singh    5-0-17-2
MV Boucher    15* (23b 1x4)      RR Powar    8-0-34-0

41.1

Powar to Boucher, no run, tossed up from around the stumps, pitches and spins in, he's made room to leg and cuts to cover

41.2

Powar to Boucher, no run, tossed up down leg stump, he turns it away in the air Dhoni moves around to field

41.3

Powar to Boucher, no run, identical delivery, this time he nudges it to Yuvraj at short fine leg

41.4

Powar to Boucher, no run, quicker one, he comes out and drives to Karthik at midwicket

41.5

Powar to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up, this time he gets further out and hammers it over midwicket, out to the fielder on one bounce in the deep

41.6

Powar to Hall, FOUR, tossed up too wide, and he gets off the mark with a slash through the covers

End of over 42 (5 runs) South Africa 173/5 (RR: 4.11)
AJ Hall    4* (1b 1x4)      RR Powar    9-0-39-0
MV Boucher    16* (28b 1x4)      Yuvraj Singh    5-0-17-2

42.1

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, tossed up on a length, he gets forward and defends

42.2

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up on off stump, gets a step forward and tickles it to short fine leg for one

42.3

Yuvraj Singh to Hall, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, comes in as Hall gets forward and defends to point

42.4

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, no run, quicker arm ball, just enough room for him to cut hard to backward point

42.5

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up on middle and off, flicked into the midwicket region and the bowler does the fielding

42.6

Yuvraj Singh to Hall, no run, tossed up outside off stump, he gets forward and drops the hands on it, point does the fielding

Tight over from Yuvraj in the slog overs

End of over 43 (3 runs) South Africa 176/5 (RR: 4.09)
AJ Hall    5* (3b 1x4)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-20-2
MV Boucher    18* (32b 1x4)      RR Powar    9-0-39-0

Powar on for his last over

43.1

Powar to Boucher, no run, tossed up on a good length, he backs away and drives to point

43.2

Powar to Boucher, FOUR, tossed up outside off stump, he clears the front leg and clouts this over midwicket

43.3

Powar to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, nicely worked in front of square leg

43.4

Powar to Hall, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg, he shuffles across and taps it fine for one

43.5

Powar to Boucher, 1 run, a touch full and flat, Boucher uses the feet and clips out to the fielder

43.6

Powar to Hall, no run, tossed up just outside off stump, Hall gets across and as the ball spins in he has to defend off the back foot

Powar finishes his spell, not a bad one, but wicketless

End of over 44 (7 runs) South Africa 183/5 (RR: 4.15)
AJ Hall    6* (5b 1x4)      RR Powar    10-0-46-0
MV Boucher    24* (36b 2x4)      Yuvraj Singh    6-0-20-2

44.1

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up outside off stump, Boucher sweeps out to Tendulkar at deep midwicket

44.2

Yuvraj Singh to Hall, 1 run, tossed up, he comes forward and defends, the ball rolls away and Boucher calls for one, there's some stumbling, both men stranded, then they decide what the hell, lets run, and Hall is let off by a poor collection from Yuvraj

44.3

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, tossed up, he comes out and drives to mid-off for one

44.4

Yuvraj Singh to Hall, no run, back of a length outside off stump, he cuts to cover

44.5

Yuvraj Singh to Hall, no run, short and wide, he stands and cuts but misses

44.6

Yuvraj Singh to Hall, 1 run, tossed up, he drives to Ganguly at mid-off

End of over 45 (4 runs) South Africa 187/5 (RR: 4.15)
AJ Hall    8* (9b 1x4)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-24-2
MV Boucher    26* (38b 2x4)      RR Powar    10-0-46-0

Piyush Chawla called back on. Just four men inside the circle

45.1

Chawla to Hall, 1 run, flat outside off stump, cut for one

45.2

Chawla to Boucher, 2 runs, flat on the stumps, pulled through midwicket and a fumble from Zaheer allows the second

45.3

Chawla to Boucher, SIX, good heave, coming out, making room, and clubbing this one over mid-on for half a dozen!

45.4

Chawla to Boucher, no run, moves around the stumps, flights up a full toss that Boucher cant put away with his slog sweep

45.5

Chawla to Boucher, FOUR, tossed up, he backs away to leg, isnt to the pitch, beaten in the flight, but gets enough bat on it to clear extra cover

45.6

Chawla to Boucher, no run, flat outside leg stump, he tries to pull but misses

End of over 46 (13 runs) South Africa 200/5 (RR: 4.34)
MV Boucher    38* (43b 3x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    8-0-41-0
AJ Hall    9* (10b 1x4)      Yuvraj Singh    7-0-24-2

46.1

Yuvraj Singh to Hall, no run, tossed up, kicks off the seam and beats his backfoot shot

46.2

Yuvraj Singh to Hall, 1 run, tossed up, short of a length, hit to long-off for a single

46.3

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, shortish ball on the stumps, Boucher comes out and hits it on the up to Powar at long-on

46.4

Yuvraj Singh to Hall, 1 run, tossed up, he comes out and drives to long-off

46.5

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 2 runs, tossed up, he clears the front leg and swipes out to Tendulkar in the deep

46.6

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 2 runs, steps out, the ball's fired in short and quick, he hits it to mid-on, where another poor throw gets them overthrows

End of over 47 (7 runs) South Africa 207/5 (RR: 4.40)
MV Boucher    43* (46b 3x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    8-0-31-2
AJ Hall    11* (13b 1x4)      PP Chawla    8-0-41-0

Zaheer back

47.1

Khan to Hall, 1 run, too full on leg stump, turned out to Ganguly at fine leg

47.2

Khan to Boucher, 1 run, slow and full outside off stump, gets down on one knee and drives to mid-off for one

47.3

Khan to Hall, FOUR, good ball, attempted yorker in the zone but Hall does well to flick it from leg stump, wide of fine leg for four

47.4

Khan to Hall, 1 run, full outside off stump, driven to long-off

47.5

Khan to Boucher, 1 run, yorker ends up full toss on the stumps, driven to long-on

47.6

Khan to Hall, no run, comes out, the ball's short of a length, and he cant beat Dravid at midwicket

End of over 48 (8 runs) South Africa 215/5 (RR: 4.47)
AJ Hall    17* (17b 2x4)      Z Khan    8-2-23-1
MV Boucher    45* (48b 3x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    8-0-31-2

48.1

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, FOUR, tossed up, uses the feet and clobbers it hard back over his head for four, good shot!

48.2

Yuvraj Singh to Boucher, 1 run, short on middle and leg, pulled out to wide long-on and he gets to his 50, well played

48.3

Yuvraj Singh to Hall, no run, tossed up on the stumps, driven back down the ground

48.4

Yuvraj Singh to Hall, OUT, bowled! Short, flat, accurate on the stumps, he makes room to biff it away but misses

AJ Hall b Yuvraj Singh 17 (24m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 89.47

48.5

Yuvraj Singh to Nel, no run, tossed up, he tries a short-arm jab but misses

Moses emails in: "Rahul Dravid is the worst captain in the history of cricket. What is the sense in not utilising Zaheer Khan for his full 10-over quota? He has given away only 15 runs in 7 overs."

48.6

Yuvraj Singh to Nel, no run, tossed up outside off stump, he gets down and steers it to third man

End of over 49 (5 runs) South Africa 220/6 (RR: 4.48)
A Nel    0* (2b)      Yuvraj Singh    9-0-36-3
MV Boucher    50* (50b 4x4 1x6)      Z Khan    8-2-23-1

Last over now

49.1

Khan to Boucher, 2 runs, full outside off stump, he gets down and swings it over mid-on, some good fielding in the deep from Karthik, with a good dive, keeps them to two

49.2

Khan to Boucher, no run, full outside off stump, hit back to Zaheer, who parries it off his followthrough, the ball rolls into the gap at cover but Boucher turns down the single

49.3

Khan to Boucher, no run, good stuff, full and no room to work with, he hits it back to Zaheer

49.4

Khan to Boucher, 2 runs, dropped! Short of a length, he sweeps across the line and a hard, flat chance is spilled by Dravid, moving to his left at square leg

49.5

Khan to Boucher, 1 run, fullish on middle and leg, driven down to Ganguly at long-on

49.6

Khan to Nel, 1 run, full and wide, he backs away and swings, getting a thick edge down to third man

So South Africa finish on 225 for 6 after being put in to bat under overcast conditions. The two new-ball operators, Zaheer and RP, bowled very well and it took two different but smart innings from van Wyk and Boucher to get them up to a decent total. Dravid relied on his slower bowlers for a long stretch, perhaps also to get the overs in quickly, and they didnt do all that badly.

Do join us for India's reply in just over 40 minutes time. This is Jamie Alter, your commentator, back to take you through 'till the end.

End of over 50 (6 runs) South Africa 226/6
A Nel    1* (3b)      Z Khan    9-2-29-1
MV Boucher    55* (55b 4x4 1x6)      Yuvraj Singh    9-0-36-3
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Jun 29, 2007

Dinesh Karthik guides the ball towards third man during his 32-run knock, India v South Africa, 2nd ODI, Belfast, June 29, 2007

Dinesh Karthik guides the ball towards third man during his 32-run knock

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Jun 29, 2007

Yuvraj Singh drives during his 49 not out as Mark Boucher looks on, India v Souuth Africa, 2nd ODI, Belfast, June 29, 2007

Yuvraj Singh drives during his 49 not out as Mark Boucher looks on

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