Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    0.3 Speared in at the toes. Swung in from wide of the crease, it raps him on the back leg, leaving the umpire in no doubt whatsoever. 1/1
    1.1 a blistering yorker, crashed into the base of Sehwag's off stump. Beaten by the swing and pace. 1/2
    20.2 A wide and rising ball has him playing away from the body, tries to steer that over the slips but finds the eager hands of Kemp in the slips who takes a superb catch 59/4
    10 That's the big one! Sachin Tendulkar does not get the feet moving, pushes at it, gets the edge to 2nd slip, Kemp takes the catch cleanly. 37/3
    59.1 Gone! Ganguly falls after a valiant knock. The ball landed on a length, shaped away, Ganguly attempted to cut, it bounces a bit more than he expected and he gets a faint tickle to the wicketkeeper. That was a real fighting innings under pressure. A strong statement of intent from the former captain. A super comeback. 208/6
    24.3 EDGED! GONE! The quick men again the undoing of the Indian top order, a ball outside the off and moving away a touch is flayed at only to get the edge to a diving keeper 69/5
    not out
    111
    272
    176
    15
    1
    63.06
    77.5 And the 79-run partnership is broken. Harbhajan goes for the big drive, scoops it a bit and Rudolph takes the catch at mid-on. 287/7
    not out
    9
    35
    25
    1
    0
    36.00
    Extras
    27 (b 2, lb 10, nb 9, w 6)
    TOTAL
    316/7d (85 Overs, RR: 3.71, 389 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (W Jaffer, 0.3 ov), 2-1 (V Sehwag, 1.1 ov), 3-37 (SR Tendulkar, 9.6 ov), 4-59 (VVS Laxman, 20.2 ov), 5-69 (MS Dhoni, 24.3 ov), 6-208 (SC Ganguly, 59.1 ov), 7-287 (Harbhajan Singh, 77.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Hayward1615913.6820
    M Morkel1927443.8923
    AC Thomas1873912.1602
    F de Wet1845613.1100
    PR Adams915406.0000
    JM Kemp20804.0020
    JP Duminy311404.6600
  • BATSMEN
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    1.1 GONE! First delivery from Sreesanth gets a wicket. Great ball. Just outside off, swings away and bounces at a discomforting height.Rudolph gets the edge and Dhoni takes a fine catch. 5/1
    3 EDGED AND TAKEN! Petersen gets a thick edge and Gambhir, the substitute, takes a fine catch at third slip. Great start for the Indians. Rest of South Africa lose both their openers early 7/2
    16
    33
    26
    3
    0
    61.53
    8.5 GONE! No breathing space there. Zaheer fires it in full and straight. HUGE appeal and the umpire had no choice but to give that out. Duminy didn't expect the ball to be so full and missed it completely. Big wicket for the Indians there. Rest of South Africa (32 for 3) are in a similar position like the Indians were yesterday (37 for 3). Can they find a couple of batsmen to revive them? 32/3
    20 Gone! Another one! Full and straight, van Jaarsveld misses and that's hitting middle and leg. As Michael Holding would say, 'if you miss I hit'. Some words are exchanged between Sreesanth and van Jaarsveld, but van Jaarsveld has to go. 94/6
    15.2 GONE! Another one! Great going from Pathan. Full and straight, van Wyk misses it after trying to swat across the line. A straight shot might have worked there. That was going on to crash into middle and leg. Classic Pathan delivery. 67/4
    18.1 Gone! Another lbw! I had my suspicions about the line, maybe was straying down leg, height wasn't an issue, umpire decides that's gone. VRV claims his first wicket on this tour. 90/5
    20.1 Gone! Another lbw! Fifth lbw victim of the innings! It's all happening! Singh pings the full and straight line, Thomas tries to go across the line, hits him smack in front. He has to return to the hutch 94/7
    21.4 And another lbw! I fancy that one could be going down leg, but OUT is the decision. Sixth lbw victim. Indians are having a ball out there. 95/8
    24.4 Gotcha! VRV takes out Morkel, the man who harassed the Indian batsmen with pace. Cut straight into the hands of Sehwag at point! 106/9
    not out
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    56
    36
    1
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    38.88
    31.4 Finito! Edged and gone! Dhoni swallows that one.That's the end of the innings. They stitched and edged together a 32-run partnership for the last wicket. 138/10
    Extras
    22 (b 2, lb 8, nb 12)
    TOTAL
    138 all out (31.4 Overs, RR: 4.35, 171 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-5 (JA Rudolph, 1.1 ov), 2-7 (AN Petersen, 2.6 ov), 3-32 (JP Duminy, 8.5 ov), 4-67 (MN van Wyk, 15.2 ov), 5-90 (JM Kemp, 18.1 ov), 6-94 (VB van Jaarsveld, 19.6 ov), 7-94 (AC Thomas, 20.1 ov), 8-95 (PR Adams, 21.4 ov), 9-106 (M Morkel, 24.4 ov), 10-138 (M Hayward, 31.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Z Khan702223.1400
    S Sreesanth11.435344.5402
    IK Pathan411814.5000
    VRV Singh923533.8805
  • BATSMEN
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    5.5 GONE! First LBW of the Indian innings. Sehwag gets a full and straight one, goes across the line and Thomas picks up his second wicket. That's a big blow. India's opening woes continue. 14/2
    1.5 pair! lovely delivery outside the off stump and Jaffer tamely nicks it straight to the keeper. 'India's search for a Test opener' - the longest story ever wrtten 3/1
    37.1 What a catch! Laxman tries to drive on the up, gets a thick edge and Duminy diving forward at point takes a great catch. Big breakthrough there 93/6
    16.2 GONE! LBW! That was a superb delivery, fuller than the other ones and I would bet a bit faster too. it had some late inswing and just straightened after bouncing. Tendulker misread that one and he has to take the long walk back to the pavilion. 33/3
    16.4 GONE! It's all over. He gets a fine edge and van Jaarsveld, standing in as keeper for van Wyk, takes the catch at a comfortable height. Ganguly would be dissapointed with that seeing that he looked in good form yesterday. It's all over for nought. The Master and the Prince depart in quick succession. 33/4
    27.2 That's the breakthrough! Shortish delivery outside off, Dhoni tries to drive of the backfoot and gets the edge. Kemp - who dropped Laxman earlier - takes it at second slip. Dhoni tried to counterattack for a brief while but finally falls to Thomas. 55/5
    not out
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    134
    66
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    60.60
    39.5 Gone! Full and straight, Harbhajan misses. That was going on to hit middle and leg. Harbhajan, who made a handy contribution in the first innings, falls for a duck this time. 93/7
    41.3 Gotcha! Fine edge to the 'keeper who makes no mistake! India are eight down now 97/8
    52.4 got 'em! A short of length delivery outside off stump, Sreesanth plays at it and gets an edge, and van Wyk takes a diving catch behind the stumps to end his time at the crease, India are nine down 134/9
    53.4 last man goes! Full outside off stump, he goes for the big shot over cover, gets a thickish top-edge though, and Adams at cover just has to make some ground to take the catch 142/10
    Extras
    11 (b 4, lb 2, nb 3, w 2)
    TOTAL
    142 all out (53.4 Overs, RR: 2.64, 268 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (W Jaffer, 1.5 ov), 2-14 (V Sehwag, 5.5 ov), 3-33 (SR Tendulkar, 16.2 ov), 4-33 (SC Ganguly, 16.4 ov), 5-55 (MS Dhoni, 27.2 ov), 6-93 (VVS Laxman, 37.1 ov), 7-93 (Harbhajan Singh, 39.5 ov), 8-97 (Z Khan, 41.3 ov), 9-134 (S Sreesanth, 52.4 ov), 10-142 (VRV Singh, 53.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    M Morkel1754402.5811
    AC Thomas21.465672.5802
    M Hayward731321.8500
    F de Wet832312.8710
  • BATSMEN
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    0.1 Gone!First ball!Rudolph bowled! A full, swinging ball outside off stump moves back and pegs back his off stump, Zak's loving it! 0/1
    20.1 Gone! Full and straight, Petersen misses and that was almost hitting all three stumps, the umpire raises the finger and VRV celebrates 75/3
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    52
    28
    3
    0
    71.42
    10.3 Bowled! What a ball! Pitches full, fast and furious outside off stump and swings in, Duminy plays around it and the ball hits top of off stump, and Zaheer's cock-a-hoop, India strike again 36/2
    35.1 Kemp goes for the quick single, van Jaarsveld goes aswell but is found short of his crease after Sreesanth attacks the ball and throws it straight to Dhoni who only has to dislodge the bails. Good knock from van Jaarsveld comes to an end - India need five more. 175/5
    20.2 Gone! Another one bites the dust! Not a great ball, but all van Wyk can do is chop it onto his stumps from outside off, and the ball only just dislodges the bail! That's two in two balls for VRV! 75/4
    38.2 got'm! and that's a crucial wicket. Short delivery on the stumps, Kemp goes for the big pull and ends up with a thick top edge, ball steeples up behind the stumps on the leg side. Dhoni hurtles across and nicely settles under it 183/6
    47.3 two more to go! Goes for the little tickle around the corner but fails ot keep it down. Ganguly at leg-slip makes no mistake 218/8
    39.3 another one bites the dust! Adams get the ball on the glove, Short leg makes no mistake as the ball pops up right in front of him. Huge appeal and up goes the finger - Adams walks back for a duck and India are just three wickets away from victory here. 183/7
    48.5 That's the game! Morkel tries to hit the big one over midwicket and gets a thick top edge. Dhoni gets under it and makes no mistake. 224/10
    47.4 and he lasts just one ball - that's the third golden duck of the innings ! tossed up, lands full and straight, De Wet doesn't get any bat on that and he is caught stone dead. Nine down, just one more to get. 218/9
    not out
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    4
    3
    0
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    33.33
    Extras
    21 (b 11, lb 5, nb 4, w 1)
    TOTAL
    224 all out (48.5 Overs, RR: 4.58, 204 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (JA Rudolph, 0.1 ov), 2-36 (JP Duminy, 10.3 ov), 3-75 (AN Petersen, 20.1 ov), 4-75 (MN van Wyk, 20.2 ov), 5-175 (VB van Jaarsveld, 35.1 ov), 6-183 (JM Kemp, 38.2 ov), 7-183 (PR Adams, 39.3 ov), 8-218 (AC Thomas, 47.3 ov), 9-218 (F de Wet, 47.4 ov), 10-224 (M Morkel, 48.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Z Khan1253633.0000
    S Sreesanth1024604.6000
    VRV Singh804125.1202
    IK Pathan403107.7511
    Harbhajan Singh1243933.2501
    V Sehwag2.501515.2900

Close of Play

  • Thu, 7 Dec - day 1 - Indians 1st innings 316/7 (IK Pathan 111*, Z Khan 9*, 85 ov)
  • Fri, 8 Dec - day 2 - Indians 2nd innings 93/7 (IK Pathan 15*, Z Khan 0*, 40 ov)
  • Sat, 9 Dec - day 3 - Rest of South Africa 2nd innings 224 (48.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes