• BATSMEN
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    33.3 caught! Kumble goes a little wide of the crease and tosses it up on middle stump, Smith gets on to the front foot and tries to drive towards mid-on, he gets beaten by the flight and the ball hits high on the bat and goes in the air towards short midwicket where Laxman takes a sharp catch to his right 132/1
    50.5 caught! McKenzie misses his century, he lunged forward to defend a flighted delivery, playing for the angle into him, the ball went straight on and hit the outside edge and flew to Dravid who took a comfortable catch 196/2
    126.4 Amla's run out! Boucher cut a short of a length ball off the back foot to Sreesanth's left at cover, Amla set off for the single from the non-striker's end but Boucher didn't want it though he had taken a few steps down the pitch, Sreesanth fielded the ball cleanly but threw to the striker's end, which was the wrong end, however, Amla was so far down the pitch that Dhoni had enough time to throw the ball to Kumble who broke the stumps at the bowler's end with Amla not even in the frame 456/6
    64.6 Kallis is gone. Harbhajan strikes. Loopy flighted delivery, spinning in from off stump and Kallis leaned forward to defend. The ball turns in with bounce, collides with the inside edge and bounds off the pad. Wasim Jaffer, from the squarish short leg position, takes the catch. Harbhajan appeals, Kallis walks, the umpire doesn't move his finger, Harbhajan looks bemused and anguished before his team-mates shout from behind. Gone. 244/3
    81.3 that's some catch! Prince went on the back foot and chipped a googly back in the air towards the non-striker, Kumble was alert, moved quickly to his left and dived in front of Amla to take a sharp catch with one hand 291/4
    97.6 caught! Sreesanth breaks through! de Villiers once again tries to drive through the off side, the length wasn't full enough to drive, the ball moves away from the right-hander and the thick outside edge flies to Dhoni's right, he dives and takes a sharp catch 357/5
    143.5 caught! Boucher tries to slog sweep over midwicket but gets a big top edge, the ball goes straight up in the air and Dravid runs behind the wicketkeeper to take a simple catch, the ball hit the toe end of the bat, Boucher was early on the shot 510/7
    146.6 and gone! driven on the up and the ball lobs back straight to Harbhajan - soft dismissal. South Africa eight down - two more to go 520/8
    150.2 caught! Harris presses forward in defence to a straighter one, he thought the ball was going to turn into him and played inside the line, the ball went straight through and Dhoni took the catch, Harris didn't even wait for the umpire's decision 529/9
    152.5 Steyn goes for it again and once again lofts it high in the air over the bowler's head, this time RP runsacross from long-on and takes a high catch to end the South African innings, Harbhajan finishes with a five-for 540/10
    not out
    1
    6
    0
    0
    16.66
    Extras
    8 (b 1, lb 5, nb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    540 all out (152.5 Overs, 679 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    RP Singh23.0111104.8200
    S Sreesanth26.0510414.0011
    A Kumble45.01110622.3500
    Harbhajan Singh44.5416453.6500
    V Sehwag11.013713.3600
    SC Ganguly3.001204.0000
    Fall of wickets:1-132 (GC Smith, 33.3 ov), 2-196 (ND McKenzie, 50.5 ov), 3-244 (JH Kallis, 64.6 ov), 4-291 (AG Prince, 81.3 ov), 5-357 (AB de Villiers, 97.6 ov), 6-456 (HM Amla, 126.4 ov), 7-510 (MV Boucher, 143.5 ov), 8-520 (M Morkel, 146.6 ov), 9-529 (PL Harris, 150.2 ov), 10-540 (DW Steyn, 152.5 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    52.6 caught! finally South Africa have the breakthrough! Harris tosses one up outside off stump, Jaffer leans forward and plays a loose drive, the ball takes the outside edge and goes straight to Kallis at first slip who remains alert to take a straightforward catch 213/1
    111.4 stunned silence at the MA Chidambaram Stadium before the crowd breaks into spontaneous applause, Sehwag tries to drive a good length ball through cover off the back foot but gets a thick outside edge which flies straight to first slip, McKenzie takes a comfortable catch and that's the end of Sehwag's outstanding innings 481/2
    135.4 caught! Dravid stands in his crease and tries to drive a short of a length ball from outside off stump through the off side, he gets a thick outside edge straight to Kallis at first slip, Ntini's picked up his third wicket with very similar deliveries 573/5
    113.3 caught! Ntini bowls a tight line outside off stump, the ball angles into Tendulkar who pushes away from his body and tries to drive through the off side, the outside edge flies low to second slip where Kallis stoops to take the catch, the Chennai crowd is stunned into silence for the second time this morning 481/3
    123.5 he's nicked it! Ganguly tries to cut a flatter and quicker ball off the back foot, the ball bounces a bit more and Ganguly bottom-edges it to Boucher, Harris is thrilled! That was a great catch from Boucher for the ball had bounced sharply and it was a bottom edge 526/4
    155.1 that's the end of the innings! Laxman moves forward to try and work the ball on the leg side against the spin, the ball grips and turns and Laxman gets a leading edge which lobs back to Harris who takes a simple catch, that will be tea 627/10
    144.2 caught! Dhoni tries to charge Steyn again and once again Steyn bowls the short ball, Dhoni gets caught in an awkward position and tries to fend at the ball, the ball hits his glove and goes through to Boucher who takes a simple catch, that's a big wicket for South Africa and they can now have a crack at the Indian tail 598/6
    148.2 the middle stump gets uprooted! Steyn pitches the ball on a good length and angles it into middle stump, Kumble stays in his crease and tries to drive through the off side, he gets beaten for pace and the ball hits the top of middle stump 610/7
    148.4 bowled him! Steyn gets a full ball to swing back into the right-hander, Harbhajan tries to drive through the off side and gets an inside edge on to middle and leg stump, both of which get uprooted 610/8
    150.4 he's hit them! The full ball swings back into RP who tries to drive through the off side, RP gets beaten by the reverse swing and pace and the middle stump take another battering 612/9
    not out
    4
    15
    0
    0
    26.66
    Extras
    38 (b 20, lb 10, nb 4, w 4)
    TOTAL
    627 all out (155.1 Overs, 760 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DW Steyn32.0310343.2100
    M Ntini28.0312834.5700
    M Morkel25.047603.0412
    PL Harris53.1620333.8112
    JH Kallis14.007105.0700
    AG Prince3.001605.3310
    Fall of wickets:1-213 (W Jaffer, 52.6 ov), 2-481 (V Sehwag, 111.4 ov), 3-481 (SR Tendulkar, 113.3 ov), 4-526 (SC Ganguly, 123.5 ov), 5-573 (R Dravid, 135.4 ov), 6-598 (MS Dhoni, 144.2 ov), 7-610 (A Kumble, 148.2 ov), 8-610 (Harbhajan Singh, 148.4 ov), 9-612 (RP Singh, 150.4 ov), 10-627 (VVS Laxman, 155.1 ov)
  • BATSMEN
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    not out
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    45.72
    10.3 lbw! Harbhajan tosses the ball up on off stump, Smith leans forward in defence but plays down the wrong line, it was the straighter one from Harbhajan, not the offbreak, and it hit Smith in line with off stump, Asad Rauf thinks it was going on to hit the stumps and India have their first wicket 53/1
    56.6 caught! Kumble tosses the ball up on off stump, Amla pushes forward tentatively in defence, the ball bounces out of the rough and hits the outside edge, the ball lobs up for Dravid who takes a simple catch at first slip 210/2
    76.2 caught! That's a super catch! Kallis gets down on one knee and sweeps powerfully towards square leg, he's hit the ball in the air and RP dives to his left at square leg to take a sharp catch with both hands 264/3
    78.6 caught! Prince lunges forward to defend, it might have been the straighter one from Harbhajan, the ball bounces and hits the glove, goes on to hit the top of the front pad and bobs up to Jaffer at short leg 272/4
    94.3 caught! de Villiers leans forward to defend and the ball lobs up to Ganguly at short leg for a simple catch, Sehwag is thrilled with the breakthrough but de Villiers looks disappointed, there was no bat there, straight of the pad by the looks of it 306/5
    not out
    11
    46
    0
    0
    23.91
    Extras
    14 (b 8, lb 5, nb 1)
    TOTAL
    331/5d (109 Overs, 445 minutes)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    S Sreesanth12.004203.5001
    RP Singh9.014304.7700
    Harbhajan Singh34.0110132.9700
    SC Ganguly2.01100.5000
    A Kumble20.025712.8500
    V Sehwag22.025512.5000
    VVS Laxman10.021901.9000
    Fall of wickets:1-53 (GC Smith, 10.3 ov), 2-210 (HM Amla, 56.6 ov), 3-264 (JH Kallis, 76.2 ov), 4-272 (AG Prince, 78.6 ov), 5-306 (AB de Villiers, 94.3 ov)

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