Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    SR
    9.2 edged and gone! Zaheer pitches one on a good length and gets it to swing away, de Villiers gets half-cock forward and plays away from his body, ends up tickling an edge through to Karthik, and walks before the umpire needs to raise the finger 36/1
    31.1 what a catch! short of a good length delivery, in the channel outside the off stump and shaping away late, Smith dabs at it with no real conviction and the ball flies of the edge. Karthik behind the stumps dives across to the left and takes it at full stretches with his left hand. That's a stunner and that's the wicket they were looking for. 127/3
    10
    29
    22
    2
    0
    45.45
    16.2 Kumble! Beaten! Quick and flat on middle and off, thats the flipper that skids on and raps Amla plumb in front of middle and leg, they all appeal confidently and thats an easy decision from the umpire, and we have stumps on day four 55/2
    35.3 got'm! it's game on here at Newlands. Two short of a good length deliveries and then the sucker ball outside the off stump, full and angling across. Pollock is sucked into the drive like a child to a candy and the edge goes straight to the Laxman at wide first slip. Zaheer has done it again, two quick wickets and this match is back in the balance. 132/4
    63.2 would you believe it? Zaheer bangs one in short, and Kallis, looking to finish it with a four, gets under the pull shot and ends up lobbing it up to Dravid at midwicket, who holds an easy catch 209/5
    not out
    38
    130
    103
    2
    0
    36.89
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    4
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    17 (b 11, lb 1, nb 5)
    TOTAL
    211/5 (64.1 Overs, RR: 3.28, 294 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-36 (AB de Villiers, 9.2 ov), 2-55 (HM Amla, 16.2 ov), 3-127 (GC Smith, 31.1 ov), 4-132 (SM Pollock, 35.3 ov), 5-209 (JH Kallis, 63.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    Z Khan21.026242.9503
    S Sreesanth13.025003.8401
    A Kumble25.047412.9600
    MM Patel1.00202.0000
    V Sehwag1.00808.0001
    SR Tendulkar3.12300.9400

Match Details

Toss

India , elected to bat first

Series result

South Africa won the 3-match series 2-1

Player of the match

Player of the series

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-1.10pm, Tea 3.10-3.30pm, Close 5.30pm

Match days

2,3,4,5,6 January 2007 (5-day match)

Test debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Tue, 2 Jan - day 1 - India 1st innings 254/3 (SR Tendulkar 28*, VVS Laxman 4*, 90 ov)
  • Wed, 3 Jan - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 144/1 (GC Smith 76*, HM Amla 50*, 41 ov)
  • Thu, 4 Jan - day 3 - South Africa 1st innings 373
  • Fri, 5 Jan - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 55/2 (GC Smith 21*, 16.2 ov)
  • Sat, 6 Jan - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 211/5 (64.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes