Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    lbw b Hall
    164
    228
    328
    24
    2
    71.92
    c †Tsolekile b Pollock
    96
    151
    249
    11
    1
    63.57
    c †Tsolekile b Ntini
    54
    179
    288
    5
    0
    30.16
    b Hall
    3
    18
    21
    0
    0
    16.66
    c Peterson b de Bruyn
    57
    111
    156
    7
    0
    51.35
    b Ntini
    9
    26
    49
    1
    0
    34.61
    lbw b Pollock
    1
    4
    3
    0
    0
    25.00
    c †Tsolekile b Ntini
    9
    13
    12
    2
    0
    69.23
    c Dippenaar b Peterson
    17
    50
    54
    1
    1
    34.00
    b Hall
    30
    34
    55
    3
    1
    88.23
    not out
    0
    0
    3
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    26 (b 10, lb 9, nb 7)
    TOTAL
    466 all out (134.4 Overs, RR: 3.46)
    Fall of wickets: 1-218 (G Gambhir, 52.3 ov), 2-294 (V Sehwag, 70.1 ov), 3-298 (SR Tendulkar, 74.4 ov), 4-394 (SC Ganguly, 110.3 ov), 5-407 (R Dravid, 116.1 ov), 6-408 (KD Karthik, 117.1 ov), 7-419 (A Kumble, 120.2 ov), 8-420 (VVS Laxman, 120.5 ov), 9-456 (Harbhajan Singh, 133.6 ov), 10-466 (Z Khan, 134.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SM Pollock381110022.6302
    M Ntini39013533.4603
    RJ Peterson2129014.2800
    AJ Hall25.479333.6201
    Z de Bruyn1132912.6300

Close of Play

  • Sat, 20 Nov - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 230/4 (AJ Hall 78*, HH Dippenaar 46*, 92 ov)
  • Sun, 21 Nov - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 459/7 (SM Pollock 31*, TL Tsolekile 5*, 182 ov)
  • Mon, 22 Nov - day 3 - India 1st innings 185/0 (V Sehwag 85*, G Gambhir 85*, 42 ov)
  • Tue, 23 Nov - day 4 - India 1st innings 401/4 (R Dravid 52*, VVS Laxman 4*, 114 ov)
  • Wed, 24 Nov - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 169/4 (64 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • The makeshift opener who batted and batted

    Thrust into the job in Kanpur in 2004, Andrew Hall gave an underachieving South Africa side belief that they could wear India down at home

  • Gunman arrested at Test

    A man armed with a revolver was arrested by Kanpur police on the last day of the first Test between India and South Africa at Green Park

  • Managing the media

    Gerald de Kock was one peeved communications officer

  • Bowlers enliven a stalemate

    As expected, the Kanpur Test petered out to a draw with the South African top order gaining some useful batting practice on the final day

  • A terrible indictment of Indian cricket

    South Africa will undoubtedly leave Green Park the happier of the two sides after a mind-numbingly tedious game illuminated only by the incandescence of Virender Sehwag's strokeplay