Player of the Match
Player of the Match
  • BATSMEN
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    M
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    73
    87
    66
    12
    0
    110.60
    17.4 gone! Finally the partnership is broken. It was speared in fast and flat once again, Sehwag stepped away to make room for the cut but the ball didn't turn as much as he might have expected and he was cramped for room. Playing close to the body, he got a thin edge that smashed into the leg stump, flicking both bails into the air. Finally some relief for South Africa! 142/1
    39.4 caught at point! Tendulkar tried to clear his front leg and smash the ball down the ground, but he didn't make proper contact, slicing it high in the air towards point, where Duminy took a few steps back and held the catch. 267/2
    40.1 caught at mid-off! Are India slipping again? Gambhir backs away to a slower ball, and is foxed by the change of pace. He ends up chipping it in the air towards Kallis, who takes a sharp catch diving forward 268/3
    40.3 South Africa on fire as Yusuf is caught at cover. Yusuf stood in his crease and just threw his bat at a length delivery, he sliced it in the air towards cover, where Smith took the catch over his head on the edge of the circle 268/4
    42.6 Yuvraj holes out to long-on off a full toss, would you believe it. South Africa are thrilled. It was a friendly full toss and Yuvraj wanted to clear the boundary, he got plenty of height on it but no distance. It falls into Botha's hands on the boundary. Epic fightback by South Africa. 283/5
    not out
    12
    37
    21
    0
    0
    57.14
    43.6 bizarre batting, Virat pushes the ball gently back to Peterson, a easy caught and bowled. South Africa are right back in this. Peterson flings the ball in celebration and they are pumped. 286/6
    46.5 bowled him! India continue to crash and burn. Harbhajan backs away and swings aimlessly. Steyn had bowled a dead straight yorker. Middle stump takes a hit. 320 is par on this pitch, will India get that much? 293/7
    47.4 the implosion continues! Morne Morkel you beauty. He runs across to his right, covering lots of ground, slides and takes a superbly-judged catch. Zaheer had come forward and tried to clear the wide long-on boundary 294/8
    48.3 another one falls! Nehra drives a full ball straight at Smith at cover. There is a sense of bewilderment in Nagpur. India were 267 for 1 ... they are 296 for 9 now. 296/9
    48.4 bowled him! Steyn takes five as India have imploded in the most spectacular fashion. A full and fast delivery does for Munaf. The stumps take another hit. 296/10
    Extras
    15 (lb 2, nb 1, w 12)
    TOTAL
    296 all out (48.4 Overs, RR: 6.08)
    Fall of wickets: 1-142 (V Sehwag, 17.4 ov), 2-267 (SR Tendulkar, 39.4 ov), 3-268 (G Gambhir, 40.1 ov), 4-268 (YK Pathan, 40.3 ov), 5-283 (Yuvraj Singh, 42.6 ov), 6-286 (V Kohli, 43.6 ov), 7-293 (Harbhajan Singh, 46.5 ov), 8-294 (Z Khan, 47.4 ov), 9-296 (A Nehra, 48.3 ov), 10-296 (MM Patel, 48.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    DW Steyn9.405055.17353120
    M Morkel705918.421810001
    JH Kallis804315.37224010
    RJ Peterson905225.77203120
    JP Duminy302909.6643100
    J Botha903904.33302120
    F du Plessis302217.3342010
  • BATSMEN
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    27.2 caught behind! There was some extra bounce on that and a bit of turn into Amla, who shaped to cut and was cramped for room. The ball got big on him and the edge was taken sharply. Dhoni flings the ball high in the air in celebration 127/2
    8.3 gone! Pitched up, Smith's eyes light up and he launches into a drive but hits it straight to Tendulkar at mid-off. Khan gets Smith once again, he's well and truly won this battle. An early breakthrough - just what India wanted! 41/1
    35.4 a great bouncer from Khan, Kallis whips it away from in front of his nose and out into the deep ... they come back for the second but the throw is good and the bails are whipped off in a flash ... he's gone! What terrific work from Dhoni, he took the ball in front of the stumps from Harbhajan's throw and swivelled round in mid-air to catch Kallis short. Pressure on South Africa's middle order! 173/3
    40.3 but he's gone now! It was the orthodox slog sweep this time, he cracked it right out of the middle but didn't get much height in the shot. Kohli dived forward at square to hold the catch above the turf, and Harbhajan waves AB back to the pavilion. India back in the game 223/4
    42.3 Duminy falls ... eventually! He charged out again, was beaten as the ball was speared down the leg side. Dhoni fumbled the take, and Duminy, who was several metres down, started back for the crease. Dhoni quickly recovered, picking the ball up and whipping the bails off with the batsman short 238/5
    not out
    25
    52
    23
    0
    1
    108.69
    43.6 There's a review, but van Wyk looked stone dead here. He tried to reverse sweep a very full delivery, and was hit on the front pad ... the finger goes up for the second time, he's gone! Replays suggest it would've clipped leg - it was left to the on-field call. If he'd been given not out that decision would have stood too, but that wasn't the case so he's got to go 247/6
    47.5 and then a wicket! Botha had just hit two boundaries and he wanted a third, swinging really hard but the ball swirled up off the top edge over the covers ... Suresh Raina, the substitute fielder, runs across and holds a great catch, the ball coming from behind him. Another one goes, and the match continues to hang in the balance! 279/7
    not out
    18
    15
    7
    2
    1
    257.14
    Extras
    8 (lb 7, w 1)
    TOTAL
    300/7 (49.4 Overs, RR: 6.04)
    Did not bat: M Morkel, DW Steyn
    Fall of wickets: 1-41 (GC Smith, 8.3 ov), 2-127 (HM Amla, 27.2 ov), 3-173 (JH Kallis, 35.4 ov), 4-223 (AB de Villiers, 40.3 ov), 5-238 (JP Duminy, 42.3 ov), 6-247 (MN van Wyk, 43.6 ov), 7-279 (J Botha, 47.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Z Khan1004314.30354100
    A Nehra8.406507.50249100
    MM Patel1006526.50216100
    YK Pathan402005.0060000
    Yuvraj Singh804705.87182100
    Harbhajan Singh905335.88193110

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