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    1.5 Lovely delivery from Munaf. It landed on a good length outside off and seamed in a touch. Amla went for the on-the-up drive but the ball clipped the inner edge. 7/1
    32.1 He has dragged it on. And he sinks to his knee and stays there for a while before he walks away. It was a length delivery that landed outside off and straightened. Smith tried to punch it through the off side but got the fatal inside edge. He was done in by that straightening 152/5
    12.1 Trapped! from round the stumps, it landed on a good length on the off stump line and moved towards off stump. Colin leaned forward to defend and it must have struck the pad first.Replays in. It hit the pad first before it hit the bat 66/2
    15.1 AB, who looked pretty scratchy out there, is gone now. It lands on a good length around the off stump line, and seams away, AB leans forward to defend and it clips the outer edge. Fine delivery this. 77/3
    24.3 rushes down the track and heaves the flighted delivery from outside off straight to long-on! Guess he wanted to finish things up in a hurry but ... 120/4
    33.3 Miller gone! SA six down.Now then... Now then .. It was the slower bouncer, and Miller couldn't adjust his pull to the pace of the ball. It actually cut in from outside off and bounced. The top edge takes the ball to square-leg. Zaheer spreads his arms and smiles in joy. 160/6
    35.1 And then they were three. The game is hurtling towards a thrilling finale. India have come back from nowhere. It landed on a good length, from round the stumps and just about straightened.. Botha gets forward to defend and gets the edge. No pad! And he walked away without any showing much drama.. 163/7
    42.6 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. 189/10
    38.6 Steyn is run out! It was pushed towards mid-on and they rushed across for another risky run. Pressure. Tension. The midwicket fielder (vijay) rushed to his left to intercept it and the throw comes to Yuvraj who collected and moved his hands towards the stumps. The ball nearly popped out of his hands but he broke the stumps in time. Gone! Eight down and wobbling. What is happening out there? 177/8
    42.2 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 188/9
    not out
    6 (lb 5, w 1)
    189 all out (43 Overs, RR: 4.39)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (HM Amla, 1.5 ov), 2-66 (CA Ingram, 12.1 ov), 3-77 (AB de Villiers, 15.1 ov), 4-120 (JP Duminy, 24.3 ov), 5-152 (GC Smith, 32.1 ov), 6-160 (DA Miller, 33.3 ov), 7-163 (J Botha, 35.1 ov), 8-177 (DW Steyn, 38.6 ov), 9-188 (M Morkel, 42.2 ov), 10-189 (WD Parnell, 42.6 ov)
    Z Khan9.003724.11345000
    MM Patel8.002943.62343000
    A Nehra7.014416.28254100
    Harbhajan Singh10.003213.20392000
    SK Raina6.002704.50193000
    RG Sharma2.001216.0050100
    Yuvraj Singh1.00303.0040010

Match Details


India , elected to bat first

Series result

5-match series level 1-1

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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

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

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