India tour of South Africa, 1st Test: South Africa v India at Centurion, Dec 16-20, 2010
South Africa won by an innings and 25 runs
16,17,18,19,20 December 2010 (5-day match)
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2.1

Steyn to Sehwag, OUT, Steyn 1, Sehwag 0! Sehwag left the first two go in the first over. Can't hold back this time. Gets one on a length, landing outside off and moving away a touch. He tries to go up and over with the upper cut. Hashim Amla was lurking at third man, not all the way back to the boundary. He was there specifically for this shot. Sehwag was not entirely to the pitch of it, and ended up scooping it in the air. Amla snaffles it. SA have struck a huge blow.

V Sehwag c Amla b Steyn 0 (9m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 1/1   G Gambhir 1* (10b)   DW Steyn 1.1-0-1-1
12.6

Morkel to Gambhir, OUT, Morne has consumed Gambhir after working him over with an attacking spell. I daresay, he deserved this scalp. As is often the case with the bouncer-barrage, the wicket eventually comes to the sucker ball that is landed full. This one was on off stump, Gambhir was years late in coming forward. The body position for the drive was awry, the body momentum was going nowhere. The outside edge went straight into the lap of first slip.

G Gambhir c Harris b Morkel 5 (62m 43b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.62

India 24/2   R Dravid 12* (34b 2x4)   M Morkel 6-4-3-1
14.4

Morkel to Dravid, OUT, Morne has struck a huge blow. Dravid has fallen to his first error of the day, and by the looks of it, he wasn't very lucky with the bounce. Sharp inwards movement from Morne, lands on and around off stump and curls into Dravid who is caught on the stumps and struck in front of middle and leg as it stays lower than he expected. That looked plumb, but it was just shaving the top of middle. Morne goes down in celebration. He knows he's got the big fish.

R Dravid lbw b Morkel 14 (61m 42b 2x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

India 27/3   SR Tendulkar 1* (2b)   M Morkel 6.4-4-4-2
22.2

Steyn to Laxman, OUT, got 'em! Steyn has gone right through Laxman, and the middle stump is knocked out of the ground, VVS played way across the line, looking to work it through midwicket, it was straight as an arrow, beat the wristy waft, and crashed into the timber, Steyn is on fire, so are South Africa

VVS Laxman b Steyn 7 (36m 20b 1x4 0x6) SR: 35.00

India 66/4   SR Tendulkar 32* (28b 7x4)   DW Steyn 7.2-0-25-2
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

India 67/5   SR Tendulkar 32* (30b 7x4)   JH Kallis 2.1-0-7-1
24.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, OUT, and India's last specialist batsman goes! Steyn it is who gets the big one, raps SRT on the pads with a length delivery that straightens a bit, and catches him on the pads even as he plays across the line, that was hitting middle and the finger goes up straightaway, India are 29 short of the 100-run mark

SR Tendulkar lbw b Steyn 36 (61m 34b 8x4 0x6) SR: 105.88

India 71/6   MS Dhoni 0* (5b)   DW Steyn 8.4-0-30-3
32.2

Morkel to Dhoni, (no ball) 2 runs, OUT, what do we have here? Harbhajan was slow to turn for the second as Dhoni pushed through cover, he had almost made it, but the bat came out of his hand, and Boucher underarmed the throw onto the stumps, replays show Harbhajan, minus his bat was just short of the crease, and India have added suicide to their mode of dismissal in Centurion

Harbhajan Singh run out 27 (40m 25b 4x4 1x6) SR: 108.00

India 110/7   MS Dhoni 9* (26b)   M Morkel 9.1-4-14-2
32.3

Morkel to Sharma, OUT, another one goes! Morkle gets the outside edge as Ishant hops to a short of a good length delivery that gets big on him, it flies to that man Kallis at second slip who juggles it for an instant, before holding it cleanly close to his chest

I Sharma c Kallis b Morkel 0 (2m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 110/8   MS Dhoni 9* (26b)   M Morkel 9.3-4-14-3
34.5

Morkel to Sreesanth, OUT, stays in the crease and drives crisply in the air, but straight to short extra cover, who was the only man in front of the stumps, apart from the bowler, and he gleefully accepts the early Christmas gift, India are nine down

S Sreesanth c Steyn b Morkel 0 (12m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 116/9   MS Dhoni 15* (32b 1x6)   M Morkel 10.5-4-14-4
38.4

Morkel to Dhoni, OUT, hit on the pad and Dhoni's lbw! Morkel picks up his fifth. The ball was fuller again and angled into the right-hander. Dhoni might have wanted to come forward to that but he didn't and was caught on the crease. Umpire Ian Gould made a quick decision but Dhoni was almost ready to walk before the finger went up

MS Dhoni lbw b Morkel 33 (87m 50b 2x4 2x6) SR: 66.00

India 136/10   JD Unadkat 1* (5b)   M Morkel 12.4-5-20-5
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