Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c †Karthik b Pathan
    0
    2
    3
    0
    0
    0.00
    c †Karthik b Khan
    7
    13
    31
    1
    0
    53.84
    b Khan
    61
    162
    209
    7
    0
    37.65
    b Ganguly
    121
    259
    399
    12
    0
    46.71
    b Pathan
    24
    49
    50
    4
    0
    48.97
    c †Karthik b Pathan
    1
    12
    17
    0
    0
    8.33
    c †Karthik b Khan
    15
    66
    78
    1
    0
    22.72
    c Dravid b Kumble
    18
    60
    94
    2
    0
    30.00
    not out
    16
    61
    86
    3
    0
    26.22
    c & b Harbhajan Singh
    15
    53
    62
    1
    0
    28.30
    c Pathan b Harbhajan Singh
    0
    2
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    Extras
    27 (lb 17, nb 10)
    TOTAL
    305 all out (121.3 Overs, RR: 2.51)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (GC Smith, 0.2 ov), 2-21 (AJ Hall, 5.6 ov), 3-130 (JA Rudolph, 50.2 ov), 4-176 (HM Amla, 62.3 ov), 5-182 (HH Dippenaar, 66.4 ov), 6-230 (Z de Bruyn, 85.2 ov), 7-261 (JH Kallis, 100.2 ov), 8-273 (SM Pollock, 105.5 ov), 9-305 (TL Tsolekile, 121.1 ov), 10-305 (M Ntini, 121.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    IK Pathan3177232.3201
    Z Khan2776432.3709
    A Kumble3067612.5300
    SC Ganguly931411.5500
    Harbhajan Singh21.365422.5100
    SR Tendulkar30802.6600
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Smith b Ntini
    88
    118
    189
    11
    2
    74.57
    lbw b Pollock
    7
    22
    31
    1
    0
    31.81
    b Hall
    80
    247
    328
    8
    0
    32.38
    b de Bruyn
    20
    54
    82
    3
    0
    37.03
    lbw b de Bruyn
    40
    73
    130
    5
    0
    54.79
    c Ontong b Ntini
    38
    85
    96
    4
    0
    44.70
    lbw b Pollock
    46
    147
    217
    6
    0
    31.29
    c Smith b Ntini
    24
    75
    105
    2
    0
    32.00
    c Kallis b Ntini
    8
    26
    36
    0
    0
    30.76
    c Dippenaar b Ontong
    14
    32
    51
    2
    0
    43.75
    not out
    11
    32
    36
    1
    0
    34.37
    Extras
    35 (lb 19, nb 10, w 6)
    TOTAL
    411 all out (150.1 Overs, RR: 2.73)
    Fall of wickets: 1-17 (G Gambhir, 6.6 ov), 2-144 (V Sehwag, 41.4 ov), 3-189 (SR Tendulkar, 60.1 ov), 4-238 (R Dravid, 81.2 ov), 5-267 (SC Ganguly, 91.5 ov), 6-308 (VVS Laxman, 104.4 ov), 7-366 (IK Pathan, 130.2 ov), 8-382 (A Kumble, 138.5 ov), 9-387 (KD Karthik, 141.4 ov), 10-411 (Harbhajan Singh, 150.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    SM Pollock451310122.2419
    M Ntini44911242.5410
    JL Ontong18.117914.3400
    AJ Hall2756812.5101
    Z de Bruyn1643222.0000
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    c Laxman b Harbhajan Singh
    71
    124
    169
    11
    0
    57.25
    c †Karthik b Harbhajan Singh
    21
    63
    104
    3
    1
    33.33
    lbw b Harbhajan Singh
    3
    14
    8
    0
    0
    21.42
    c & b Harbhajan Singh
    55
    98
    133
    4
    0
    56.12
    c Laxman b Harbhajan Singh
    2
    20
    24
    0
    0
    10.00
    c Sehwag b Kumble
    2
    8
    8
    0
    0
    25.00
    not out
    32
    72
    103
    2
    0
    44.44
    c Gambhir b Harbhajan Singh
    6
    27
    19
    0
    0
    22.22
    c †Karthik b Harbhajan Singh
    0
    2
    2
    0
    0
    0.00
    b Kumble
    1
    4
    3
    0
    0
    25.00
    c Dravid b Kumble
    12
    19
    26
    2
    0
    63.15
    Extras
    17 (b 12, lb 2, nb 3)
    TOTAL
    222 all out (74.4 Overs, RR: 2.97)
    Fall of wickets: 1-77 (AJ Hall, 23.1 ov), 2-81 (JA Rudolph, 25.6 ov), 3-126 (GC Smith, 39.1 ov), 4-138 (HM Amla, 45.2 ov), 5-147 (HH Dippenaar, 48.1 ov), 6-183 (JH Kallis, 61.3 ov), 7-193 (SM Pollock, 67.1 ov), 8-193 (JL Ontong, 67.3 ov), 9-194 (TL Tsolekile, 68.2 ov), 10-222 (M Ntini, 74.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    IK Pathan511703.4000
    Z Khan502204.4003
    A Kumble34.478232.3600
    Harbhajan Singh3038772.9000

Close of Play

  • Sun, 28 Nov - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 227/5 (JH Kallis 103*, Z de Bruyn 15*, 83.3 ov)
  • Mon, 29 Nov - day 2 - India 1st innings 129/1 (V Sehwag 82*, R Dravid 33*, 39 ov)
  • Tue, 30 Nov - day 3 - India 1st innings 359/6 (KD Karthik 35*, IK Pathan 21*, 125 ov)
  • Wed, 01 Dec - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 172/5 (JH Kallis 52*, Z de Bruyn 9*, 58 ov)
  • Thu, 02 Dec - day 5 - India 2nd innings 120/2 (39.4 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • 'It's good to come back to winning ways' - Ganguly

    Harbhajan admires Kumble's competitive spirit

  • A debut to remember

    Reporters, I imagine, attach the same significance to their debut Test matches as cricketers do, and treasure their memories with emotion and nostalgia for the rest of their lives in cricket

  • Kumble's hour of glory

    With the exception of cantankerous old men tormented by jealousy and blinded by nostalgia, most of us recognise that we live in a golden age of spin bowling

  • India complete comfortable eight-wicket win

    India completed a comfortable eight-wicket win against South Africa after Harbhajan Singh's 7 for 87, left then with an eminently attainable target of 117

  • Harbhajan rocks South Africa on a wearing pitch

    Harbhajan Singh exploited a wearing pitch superbly, taking 4 for 58, as South Africa struggled to 172 for 5 at close of play on the fourth day at Kolkata, an overall lead of only 66