Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
53(68) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • no shot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 1 1 2 3 0
GC Smith
77(98) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 1 4 0 3 1

Best performances - Bowlers

MM Patel
O8.0
M0
R29
W4
Eco3.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
LL Tsotsobe
O10.0
M2
R22
W4
Eco2.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
43 | 2 Runs 2 Wkts | SA: 189/10

  • LL Tsotsobe1 (2b)
  • MM Patel8-0-29-4
  • Z Khan9-0-37-2

Mac: "SA had the game in the bag and they .... choked. There, I have said it."

Surya: "Oh my god India won the match.....I swtchd off my TV long back ..actually what happned there? Is it SA's usual collapse story or India's wonderful cricket? I am confused."

Munaf Patel, we hear, is the man of the match. Hang on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Smith "Congrats MS and his team. We played some good cricket for 70 overs but our game in the back end wasn't good enough. We now have to regroup. I would have liked to be there a little longer. Couple of soft dismissals, bad decision making and ... The pitch was slow and stopped a bit .. shot making was difficult. Credit to India. Tsotsobe bowled incredibly well. Unfortunately we weren't good enough to get over the line."

Munaf Patel is the man of the match: "I was just thinking about slower ones in the end. Crowd from my village are here and I was under pressure! They will now come to my hotel after the game! (smiles). I have worked hard on my fitness with Ramji and have bowled a lot in the nets here."

Dhoni: "It's a big win for us. We were short of 40-45 runs. We got a slow but a good start. Yuvraj got out just before we were about to take the powerplay. Then we had to postpone it. Then when we took it, Raina fell first ball. Harbhjan's role was crucial. When Bhaji came they decided not to take him on and lost a bit of momentum . Munaf has been bowling well for us in the last 10-20 games he has played. The part-timers also have bowled well. Yuvraj is our main batsman at no 4. He can dictate terms. Once he crosses 10-15 runs, you can see that he bats fantastically. Two gone, three more to go; we are expecting some tough cricket."

Here is the list of the smallest margin of victory (by runs). And that's it from us. On behalf of our scorer Sajan, this is Veera, signing off. Good bye and good luck.

42.6
W
Patel to Parnell, OUT, India have won! What a stunning collapse from South Africa. They are going to hear that Choke word all over again at the press conference. It was another shortish delivery outside off and he has cut it straight to Yuvraj at point! Parnell can't believe what he has done. Munaf takes out the final two in this over. Parnell stands there, and bites his helmet strap. Meanwhile. Yuvraj is on a celebratory dash to nowhere. Munaf smiles. Indians mob him. Parnell stands still.
In the absence of Jacques Kallis, South Africa are carrying a long tail and it has cost them today. The critics will bay for blood. They will scream that SA have choked again. India have bounced back yet again. It's 1-1. Phew. When Smith fell, after taking the batting Powerplay, it was 152 for 5. 189 all out.
42.5
0
Patel to Parnell, no run, in the zone outside off, tapped to point

Will he go for the tie first or will he go for the big hit?

42.4
1
Patel to Tsotsobe, 1 run, short in length, outside off, Lopsy steers it to Zaheer at third man. More applause.
42.3
0
Patel to Tsotsobe, no run, goes for the lbw- full and straight, Lonwabo gets the bat in front of the pad to defend. the crowd roar!
42.2
W
Patel to Morkel, OUT, Morne has blown it! Munaf nails him! It was a short delivery outside off and Morne went for the match-winning four. Cut. Crash. The ball flew but straight to point! The Indians roar. Enter Lonwabo Tsotsobe, who bowled so wonderfully earlier in the evening
42.1
1
Patel to Parnell, 1 run, full in length, on the off and middle, edges the drive to the on side. Just three more now.

Munaf to bowl

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Yuvraj Singh
53(68) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • no shot
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 0 1 1 2 3 0
GC Smith
77(98) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 5 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 0 1 4 0 3 1

Best performances - Bowlers

MM Patel
O8.0
M0
R29
W4
Eco3.62
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
LL Tsotsobe
O10.0
M2
R22
W4
Eco2.20
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF