Player of the Match
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    0.4 and gone! short and wide outside the off stump. Sehwag goes for the cut and the ball flies off the top edge, done in by the extra bounce there - Andrew Hall sprints across in the deep and takes a fine tumbling catch - Pollock strikes in the very first over, Sehwag walks back for a duck. 0/1
    4.4 Pollock strikes again! short delivery and Tendulkar pulls it straight to Bowman at square leg. The ball was there to be hit but he miserably failed to keep it down. 7/2
    40.1 banged in short outside off stump, Dravid goes for a hook but doesnt time it and gets a leading edge that balloons up and down to a diving Hall at deep backward square leg, who dives forward and plucks that inches before the ground, South Africa have been excellent with their catching today and Dravid's gritty innings comes to an end 168/9
    8.5 and Pollock gets his revenge. Excellent off-cutter, Kaif goes for the pull, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the woodwork 17/3
    16.2 four down! short of a good length, bit off extra bounce and zing - Karthik leaves his bat hanging in the air to dry and the edge goes straight to Smith at second slip. 44/4
    30.4 pulled and gone courtesy a superb catch! Dropped in short outside off stump, Dhoni's eyes light up and he pulls that hard and flat, looks like another boundary at least but there out of the blue comes Bosman running hard and fast to his left and he dives forward and picks that inches off the ground near the ropes, immense catch to end a fine innings 129/5
    32.6 gone! Bangs one in that moves across him, and he's tempted into a leaden-footed poke that takes the edge and flies hard and fast to Smith at lone slip, and he holds onto it above his head, good catch and Kallis has another, the tails exposed too 133/6
    35.6 gone! Fullish, slower ball outside off stump, and all he can do is roll the wrists and scoop that up in the air towards mid-on where Smith dives to his left and plucks that with his left hand as the ball died on him, end of the road for Harbhajan 148/7
    37.5 Full ball on middle and leg. Agarkar loses a bit of balance, falls over and scoops it in the direction of midwicket where Smith times his jump to perfection, stretches his right hand and pulls off another beauty. They're catching them like champions now. The end seems very near 156/8
    not out
    41.3 all over at Newlands! Full-pitched delivery outside off stump, Kumble goes down on one knee and drives, gets an inside edge onto off stump and Hall celebrates with a pumped fist, a spin on the heels, and a happy walk back to the dressing room 168/10
    5 (lb 1, w 4)
    168 all out (41.3 Overs, RR: 4.04)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (V Sehwag, 0.4 ov), 2-7 (SR Tendulkar, 4.4 ov), 3-17 (M Kaif, 8.5 ov), 4-44 (KD Karthik, 16.2 ov), 5-129 (MS Dhoni, 30.4 ov), 6-133 (IK Pathan, 32.6 ov), 7-148 (Harbhajan Singh, 35.6 ov), 8-156 (AB Agarkar, 37.5 ov), 9-168 (R Dravid, 40.1 ov), 10-168 (A Kumble, 41.3 ov)
    SM Pollock9.012642.88412100
    M Ntini7.021311.85370100
    AJ Hall9.304534.73396120
    CK Langeveldt5.003106.20131200
    JH Kallis8.002923.62302020
    JM Kemp1.0013013.0021100
    GC Smith2.001005.0061000

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