0.4 Vijay's gone. Steyn's begun the damage early. Straight ball, headed towards the pads in front of off stump. Vijay tries the whip across the line without moving the feet and is beaten for pace. The ball has thudded into the pad and the appeal is well and truly on by the time he plays the shot and looks befuddled. And then it is upheld. 3/1 3/1
    3.3 Tendulkar has perished. He has fallen trying to again walk across to Tsotsobe and work him through the leg side. This time Tsotso gets that extra bounce going again. It got big on Sachin from short of a length as he looked to close the face on a paddle shot, and he ended up top-edging it behind short fine leg. Easy take for Steyn who ran back from the circle and set himself up for it. India are wobbling. No 200 for Sachin today. Not even close. 13/2
    29.3 Kohli perishes. Almost compelled to make the Powerplay count. Barring a miracle and a dream, this should be the end of India's challenge. Back of a length from Steyn, not there for the whip over the infield. Kholi goes for the shot, but can't time it well enough to clear Smith at midwicket in the circle, who hauls it in. End of a promising innings. Promised a bit today. Promised a lot for the future. 128/6
    10.1 Morne squares up Rohit once again, and this time Umpire Taufel reckons he got the edge. Unplayable stuff from Morne. Comes in with the angle from wide of the crease, lands back of a length outside off and then nips away, to go with monster bounce. Rohit shapes for the normal forward defensive, but ends up almost facing up to the bowler. That's how far it opened him up. Did he edge it? He's not pleased with the decision. Replays awaited. There was a noise as it passed him. It was the noise of bat hitting pad. Rohit's got a rough one here. 41/3
    10.5 Yuvraj comes, Yuvraj goes, India slip further down. Another snorter outside off, but Yuvraj could have chosen to let it go on length, if not line. He jumped up in the crease and went for a heavy-handed poke that looped off the outside edge for an easy catch to Smith at first slip. Morne is on fire. He has the Indians hopping away under lights. 43/4
    22.5 oh, well. Dhoni has been Kallised. Or Laxmaned. It's amazing how many times this has happened in this series. Kohli times a straight drive perfectly, and Parnell just about gets a finger on it before it crashes into the stumps at the bowler's end. Kallis was stunned. Laxman was shocked. Dhoni just walks back without showing emotion. 95/5
    33.2 Raina's adventurous efforts have come to an end. Tsotso puts this one outside off, Raina charges again and looks to slice the cut over the infield, but finds Ingram at point. Easy take, and SA are two wickets away. Boy, this is a long tail. 148/8
    30.2 Harbhajan's stumps are hit. And unlike in Cape Town, the bails have actually fallen this time. Length ball angling across from middle and leg, Harbhajan looks to smear across the line and gets a healthy inside edge onto the furniture. This can be over in a hurry now. 129/7
    35.4 all over. Duminy plucks a superb catch to end the game. Zaheer looks to carve another short ball over the off side, and scoops it up over the covers. JP runs back and puts in a dive to pouch it. India have lost by 135 runs. Their woeful numbers in SA v SA just became more woeful. 154/10
    35.2 ah the joy of seeing a fast bowler fox a tail-ender! Tsotso delivers a full slower ball on leg stump. Nehra barely read the length, he completely failed to notice the change in pace as he went down and attempted to defend it. He was through with the shot with an angled bat when the ball came through and hit the base of leg stump. Sheepish look from Nehra, big smile on Tsotso's face. Fast bowlers - fun when the bowl. More fun when they bat. Most fun when they go face to face. 153/9
    not out
    14 (b 4, w 10)
    154 all out (35.4 Overs, RR: 4.31)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (M Vijay, 0.4 ov), 2-13 (SR Tendulkar, 3.3 ov), 3-41 (RG Sharma, 10.1 ov), 4-43 (Yuvraj Singh, 10.5 ov), 5-95 (MS Dhoni, 22.5 ov), 6-128 (V Kohli, 29.3 ov), 7-129 (Harbhajan Singh, 30.2 ov), 8-148 (SK Raina, 33.2 ov), 9-153 (A Nehra, 35.2 ov), 10-154 (Z Khan, 35.4 ov)
    DW Steyn6.002924.83192040
    LL Tsotsobe8.403143.57332020
    M Morkel5.001222.40220000
    WD Parnell7.002513.57220040
    J Botha7.004606.57162200
    JP Duminy2.00703.5060000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 1-0

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Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

12 January 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

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