Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
58(63) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 4 7 2 0 0 2
JH Kallis
89(97) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 4 1 4 7 2 2

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
O10.0
M2
R29
W2
Eco2.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JH Kallis
O7.0
M0
R29
W3
Eco4.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
50 | 8 Runs 2 Wkts | SA: 296/9

  • WD Parnell48 (46b)
  • CK Langeveldt4 (2b)
  • P Kumar7.5-0-45-2
  • A Nehra10-0-67-1

Chaps I've got to catch my breath here! So near and yet so far for South Africa! You have to applaud Parnell and Steyn for not giving up. Really, India relaxed after the third Powerplay and weren't prepared for this shock. SA feasted on the part-timers and the regular bowlers, except Praveen, couldn't soak up the pressure.

But South Africa will look back and wish at least one of them offered solid support to their captain. Time to bring back Amla. Kallis had too much on his plate.

Go back to the penultimate ball of the match, when Sachin tries to stop that boundary. Replays and camera angles weren't conclusive. We may never know if that really was a boundary but India got the benefit of the doubt. Terrific effort from Sachin all the same to keep his nerve under pressure.

Stay with us for the presentation.

Kallis: "The guys down the order played unbelievably well. It came on a lot better at night but we lost wickets at the wrong time. It looked like India would get over 300 but our guys did well to keep them under that."

Dhoni: "It was a team effort, overall quite happy with the batting but we need to be fractionally better with the bowler. Jadeja made the difference for us. We were left with just one part-timer, Raina, after Sehwag went off the field."

Jadeja is the Man of the Match "I wanted to bowl stump to stump and not give easy runs to them. I was concentrating on the upcoming games (after being suspended from the IPL)."

Thank you all for joining us for this cracker of a game. Wasn't expected to finish this way though. I'll retire for the night. On behalf of Siddharth Ravindran, this is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers guys!

49.6
W
Kumar to Parnell, 1 run, OUT, and India pull it off! Parnell makes room and the ball flies to third man off the toe of the bat, Sreesanth fires the throw wide of Dhoni who stretches and breaks the stumps, Parnell goes for the second but cannot make it in time, Dhoni and the rest know they've prevailed and they wait for confirmation from the third umpire
49.6
1w
Kumar to Parnell, 1 wide, It's called a wide! Wide outside off from round the wicket, Parnell cannot reach outm Dhoni applauds his bowler and his expression changes, the security come rushing out thinking the game's over

So a boundary needed! Parnell will have to do the honours, Good Lord what a finish! Amla comes out with a glove for Parnell, Praveen waits patiently, you can hardly see anyone in the circle

49.5
3
Kumar to Langeveldt, 3 runs, drops the slower ball short down the leg side and he swivels and pulls wide of short fine leg, Sachin does his best to dive at long leg to save it, the third umpire takes a look after Sachin pulls it back, close call, very close call, after a hundred replays it's not declared a boundary
49.4
1
Kumar to Parnell, 1 run, another slower ball, from round the wicket, Parnell makes room and only manages an inside edge to short fine leg

Praveen tries to remain calm, deep point in place, Parnell gathers himself

49.3
1
Kumar to Langeveldt, 1 run, he gets an inside edge to the on side, cramped for room and Parnell has the strike

9 to get off 4 balls, what can Langeveldt do?

49.2
W
Kumar to Steyn, OUT, timber! The leg stump is flattened! Praveen bowls the leg cutter, Steyn waltzes down the pitch and tries to mow it over the on side, swings too early because of the change of pace, looked back to see the deforestation behind him

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
58(63) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 0 4 7 2 0 0 2
JH Kallis
89(97) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 1 4 1 4 7 2 2

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
O10.0
M2
R29
W2
Eco2.90
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
JH Kallis
O7.0
M0
R29
W3
Eco4.14
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF