India in South Africa Test Series - 1st Test

South Africa v India

South Africa won by an innings and 25 runs

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18.1

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, comes in from slightly wide of the crease and straightens from off stump line. Sachin spots the deviation, covers the line well and defends with a full face back to the bowler

18.2

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, Kallis gets that away movement going, from half a foot outside off. Enough width for Sachin to choose to leave

18.3

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, attacks the stumps this time, Sachin gets behind the line and drops it softly to the on side

18.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer attempted at 137 kph, but he's completely lost the line and pushed it well down the leg side

18.5

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length on off stump, Sachin gets across to the cover the angle and blocks down the ground

18.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, FOUR, what timing! Sachin has clipped a delivery that was no where near being over-pitched, with a quick turn of the wrists, generating unbelievable bat speed to send it purring towards the square leg fence. Even Sachin didn't expect to time that so well. His initial call was for two!

India 49/3   JH Kallis 1-0-4-0

21.1

Kallis to Laxman, no run, bang on the stumps is Jacques, getting it to hold the line on off stump, VVS stays back and pats it back down the track

21.2

Kallis to Laxman, no run, short and climbing, but outside off stump, and VVS can let it sail by harmlessly, that got really big

21.3

Kallis to Laxman, 1 run, gets on top of this short of a good length delivery and punches it into the gap at covers for a single

21.4

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, comes in with the angle and tails away from outside off stump, he leaves it alone

21.5

Kallis to Tendulkar, 2 runs, walks across and works this back of a length delivery towards deep square leg for a couple, got it right in the gap

21.6

Kallis to Tendulkar, no run, watches this length ball all the way into the gloves of Boucher, it was in the corridor outside off

India 66/3   JH Kallis 2-0-7-0

23.1

Kallis to Raina, OUT, and Raina falls third ball! not the short ball, but the length delivery going across him does the trick, he stood in the crease and guided it straight into the hands of third slip, India are in complete disarray, Kallis gets one now

SK Raina c Prince b Kallis 1 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

23.2

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, walks across and plays it out into the off side

23.3

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, leaves this rising delivery outside off stump alone, well of course, if ever there was a time for the captain to score some runs, it is now

23.4

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, short of a good length outside off stump, he pushes it to cover off the back foot

23.5

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, bowls it on the stumps, MSD arrests his initial across movement, and pushes it down towards mid on

23.6

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, walks across and awkwardly keeps this back of a length delivery down near the crease, forward short leg is lurking close by

India 67/5   JH Kallis 3-1-7-1

25.1

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, MSD walks down the track and has a heave-ho, the inside edge races down behind square, no clue what he was looking to do there

25.2

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, no run, watches this delivery as it moves away from outside off stump, and leaves it alone in the end

25.3

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Kallis gives him the bouncer, Harbhajan has no clue what to do with it, is pinned on the crease and just about manages to avoid it as it flies through to Boucher

25.4

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, no run, gives him the sucker ball, fullish around off stump, he gets an inside edge as he defends

25.5

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, swats this delivery going down the leg side on one knee, to the left of fine leg for his second boundary

25.6

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, no run, moves away from back of a length, and he goes back to push it out to cover

India 80/6   JH Kallis 4-1-12-1

27.1

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, no run, takes a step forward and shoulders arms to a delivery that gently sails past wide outside off stump

27.2

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, no run, gets his front leg to the pitch of a fuller ball and drives it to short extra cover

27.3

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, no run, Kallis goes back of a length and it climbs into Harbhajan who hops on the back foot and plays it down towards short extra cover

27.4

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, 2 runs, leans into the push, and with his timing, the ball goes into the gap at covers for a couple

27.5

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, 1 wide, wayward short delivery down the leg side, Boucher goes for the full stretch leap takes the ball, even as he tumbles down

27.5

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, FOUR, just pushes at a full delivery on middle and leg, and the ball fairly races past mid-on for another boundary

27.6

Kallis to Harbhajan Singh, no run, leaves it alone outside off

India 87/6   JH Kallis 5-1-19-1

37.1

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, played away in to the off side, there is no one close by and it rolls away to sweeper cover

37.2

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, played back to the bowler off the back foot

37.3

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, goes back and forces this one away towards sweeper cover, no single taken

37.4

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, gives him the short one, Dhoni goes for the pull, it comes off the bottom half of the bat, and limply rolls away in the air towards mid on

37.5

Kallis to Dhoni, no run, plays it away down towards mid on again, whip-pushes it in fact, in Dhoni fashion

37.6

Kallis to Dhoni, 1 run, gets the single off the last ball, walking across the stumps and working the ball square

India 136/9   JH Kallis 6-1-20-1
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Series Results
South Africa v India at Cape Town - Jan 2-6, 2011
Match drawn
South Africa v India at Durban - Dec 26-29, 2010
India won by 87 runs
South Africa v India at Centurion - Dec 16-20, 2010
South Africa won by an innings and 25 runs
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Dec 20, 2010

The headlines on Sachin Tendulkar's 50th Test century, South Africa v India, 1st Test, Centurion, 5th day, December 20, 2010

The headlines on Sachin Tendulkar's 50th Test century

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Dec 20, 2010

Fanie de Villiers at the post-match presentations, South Africa v India, 1st Test, Centurion, 5th day, December 20, 2010

Fanie de Villiers at the post-match presentations

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