Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    20.3 What a poor judgement for the second run. Greed! It was a mis-timed pull shot, the ball rolled away towards short fine-leg region. The slip fielder turned and rushed back. For some reason, Amla decided to turn back for the second run and was never in the frame when Dhoni collected the throw and broke the stumps 111/3
    11.1 Harbhajan takes a smart catch! Smith went down the track and flat batted it to right of mid-off where Harbhajan moved swiftly and lunged out to take a sharp catch 57/1
    19.2 Gone! Yuvraj walks quietly towards his team-mates! It turned away from the off stump line and Van Wyk stabbed it low to the right of lone slip fielder Kohli, who swoops forward to pouch it 106/2
    21.2 Spun and gone! It drifted in round the stumps, lands on the off and middle line, and turned away. AB lunged forward to defend. Dhoni took the 'catch' and broke the stumps in a flash. Simon Taufel, the umpire at the bowler's end, gave it out. So I reckon there was an edge. Replays in: Snicko shows there was no edge but he is stumped! Given out caught, of course 115/4
    not out
    22.5 What is happening out there? Another poor judgement! It was pushed towards square-leg and he rushed across for the non-existent run. Virat moved to his left, picked it up and fired a hit at the striker's end. du Plessis had turned back but he couldn't get back in time 118/5
    37.2 Stumped! floated outside the off stump line, Botha goes for the sweep, misses and also drags the back foot outside the crease. Dhoni, as ever, doesn't take his hands back after collecting. He collects and immediately moves his hands forward to break the stumps. He knew immediately that he had got his man. Third umpire confirms it 188/6
    47.2 driven to Yusuf at extra cover and there is a terrible mix-up. Yusuf fires the throw to Harbhajan. Duminy had rushed across and Peterson wasn't interested but decides to get across. Harbhajan dislodges the bails by accident just as he was about to collect the throw. He then uprooted the stumps. Peterson sacrificed his wicket there 242/7
    not out
    14 (b 1, lb 1, nb 2, w 10)
    265/7 (50 Overs, RR: 5.3)
    Fall of wickets: 1-57 (GC Smith, 11.1 ov), 2-106 (MN van Wyk, 19.2 ov), 3-111 (HM Amla, 20.3 ov), 4-115 (AB de Villiers, 21.2 ov), 5-118 (F du Plessis, 22.5 ov), 6-188 (J Botha, 37.2 ov), 7-242 (RJ Peterson, 47.2 ov)
    Z Khan915506.11227000
    MM Patel814906.12224102
    A Nehra602714.50182020
    Harbhajan Singh1006106.10223040
    Yuvraj Singh803434.25252000
    RG Sharma20603.0070000
    SK Raina301304.3370000
    YK Pathan401804.50101000
    1.3 Rohit fails. Again. It was yet another delivery that was slanted across him outside off and Rohit cuts it straight to backward point. 1/1
    9.4 Trapped! Lonwabo takes out his second victim. It was a slightly slower one, landed full in length around off and moved in. Parthiv fell over a touch on that front foot and tried to waft across the line and missed. It would have taken out the leg stump 32/2
    not out
    14.6 Smith takes a lovely catch! Yuvraj went for the paddle sweep but didn't connect well. The ball lobbed towards leg gully. Smith rushed to his right from slips and the ball was dying on him but he dived full stretch to pouch it inches off the turf 49/3
    26.5 stumped, a wicket just when it appeared they were recovering well, it went on straight from Peterson, Raina took a couple of steps down the track, it was short outside off, was beaten in flight, then tried to play for the turn and dab to the off side but the ball didn't turn in as much as he hoped and de Villiers did a neat job behind the stumps, the pressure is back on now 112/4
    28.4 Soft dismissal! It was a delivery outside off that stopped a touch on Dhoni who ended up checking his intended punch shot , and pushed the ball straight to short extra cover! Gone! He trudges back to the hut. 123/5
    29.3 Morne takes out Yusuf with a superb delivery. It was full in length just outside off and seamed away at the last instant. Yusuf stumbled forward, late, and had a poke at it. He was trying to waft it to the on side! Fatal. Edge and gone! Morne roars! 128/6
    not out
    4 (lb 2, w 2)
    142/6 (32.5 Overs, RR: 4.32)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (RG Sharma, 1.3 ov), 2-32 (PA Patel, 9.4 ov), 3-49 (Yuvraj Singh, 14.6 ov), 4-112 (SK Raina, 26.5 ov), 5-123 (MS Dhoni, 28.4 ov), 6-128 (YK Pathan, 29.3 ov)
    DW Steyn401503.75183000
    LL Tsotsobe612524.16264000
    M Morkel611312.16260010
    J Botha6.502713.95210100
    RJ Peterson804625.75212200
    F du Plessis10505.0020010
    JP Duminy10909.0001000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 2-2

Match number


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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

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India 2nd innings Partnerships

1st1PA PatelRG Sharma
2nd31PA PatelV Kohli
3rd17Yuvraj SinghV Kohli
4th63SK RainaV Kohli
5th11MS DhoniV Kohli
6th5YK PathanV Kohli
7th14Harbhajan SinghV Kohli