India tour of South Africa, 3rd Test: South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2011
2,3,4,5,6 January 2011 (5-day match)
  South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal AN Petersen c †Dhoni b Sharma 21 65 47 3 0 44.68
13.3 82.3 mph, Full and straighter. That does the trick. The ball rushed across with a wobbling seam position, landed full outside off and invited a drive. Alviro, who plays lovely off drives, went for a straight drive this time and ended up pushing inside the line. The ball shaped away after landing and took the outside edge. Enter Jacques Kallis. 34/2
View dismissal GC Smith* lbw b Khan 6 30 12 0 0 50.00
6.3 81.0 mph, Trapped! Zaheer nails Smith again. It was the length delivery that moved in towards the off stump. Smith was caught at the crease and stumbled out in the end. He was searching for the delivery there, unsure whether it was coming in or going out, and stabbed well outside the line. The ball rushed through the bat and pad gap and struck the back pad around the off stump. The only question was whether it struck him marginally outside off. Will confirm post replays. But that looked out. The first one came in and was met with a perfect defensive push. The second one went out and this one came back in.
Replays in. The ball hit him smack on the off-stump line. Dead plumb! 17/1
View dismissal HM Amla c Pujara b Sreesanth 59 110 80 9 1 73.75
28.3 82.5 mph, Amla has played one shot too many and Sree has struck with the short ball. We have had a few comments, asking whether Amla thought this was the Twenty20 match for which he's been picked.. Well, he was in T20 mode since the rain resumption, wasn't he? Sree gets this bouncer to end on off and middle, which meant Amla had to pull it all the way across. He went for the challenge, and tried to clear the two men in the deep, but this was onto him faster than he'd have though. The top-edge loops up and lands in deep midwicket's hands. India have a big wicket here. Sree gives him a bit of a send-off 106/3
View dismissal JH Kallis c †Dhoni b Khan 161 459 291 19 0 55.32
112.5 81.0 mph, the agony ends for India. They have finally managed to find a way past Kallis. It must be said, it was more a case of Kallis losing his wicket, in an attempt to manufacture a single out of somewhere. End of a really special innings. That was back of a length, close to off stump and was going away from Kallis, who shaped to cut it fine. He got a thin edge through to Dhoni. Kallis has done his job - the last two wickets have added 79 and South Africa are on top now. 362/10
View dismissal AB de Villiers c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 26 95 72 3 0 36.11
50.6 80.8 mph, A lovely outswinger does the trick for Sreesanth. He has been spot on in this spell and has broken through for India. AB was lured into the cover drive by this full delivery but it swung away late to catch the edge. Sreesanth smiles. His team-mates rush to congratulate him. It was promising partnership but its over now. 164/4
View dismissal AG Prince b Sreesanth 47 144 100 6 0 47.00
83.5 80.8 mph, What a delivery. A youtube moment for Sreesanth. The last one seamed away. This one was a beauty: It swung in the air, landed on the good length outside off and invited Prince to drive. The bat came down but the ball shaped back in generously to thread the bat and pad gap and crashed into the off stump. Clatter! Fab delivery this. 262/5
View dismissal MV Boucher c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
83.6 83.7 mph, Sreesanth take a bow. Another gem. Boucher had no chance. His poor series with the bat continues. It landed on a good length around the off stump, seam position facing the first slip as it rushed through the air, and Boucher shaped to defend. He must have thought he had got enough wood behind the line of the ball but it seamed further away to clip the outer edge. Serene celebrations from Sreesanth. India get back into the Test. Kallis stands alone. 262/6
View dismissal DW Steyn c Pujara b Khan 0 12 5 0 0 0.00
86.1 77.1 mph, The bouncer takes out Steyn. Zaheer switched to round the stumps and got one to rear up at the throat of Steyn who took his eyes off and put up his bat as a shield. It didn't work. It flew up to gully. Kallis is on 99. SA 272 for 7. 272/7
View dismissal M Morkel c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 8 10 11 2 0 72.72
87.6 81.4 mph, Five-for for Sreesanth! Morne tries to heave a length delivery outside off out of the ground but only manages to get a thick edge to Dhoni. Sreesanth is pumped up before he calms down by pressing his palms together to give a namaskar pose .. as he looks up to the skies and mutters a small prayer. or so it looks. 283/8
View dismissal PL Harris c Pujara b Sharma 7 55 41 0 0 17.07
98.1 82.5 mph, And that's that. Ishant gets one to bounce to the ribcage and Harris tucks it straight to that man at leg gully. He resisted for a short while but he is gone now. SA 9 down. 310/9
LL Tsotsobe not out 8 63 28 0 0 28.57
Extras (b 1, lb 6, w 1, nb 11) 19
  Total (all out; 112.5 overs; 522 mins) 362 (3.20 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Z Khan 29.5 6 89 3 2.98 137 11 0 (2nb)
6.3 to Smith, 81.0 mph, Trapped! Zaheer nails Smith again. It was the length delivery that moved in towards the off stump. Smith was caught at the crease and stumbled out in the end. He was searching for the delivery there, unsure whether it was coming in or going out, and stabbed well outside the line. The ball rushed through the bat and pad gap and struck the back pad around the off stump. The only question was whether it struck him marginally outside off. Will confirm post replays. But that looked out. The first one came in and was met with a perfect defensive push. The second one went out and this one came back in.
Replays in. The ball hit him smack on the off-stump line. Dead plumb! 17/1
86.1 to Steyn, 77.1 mph, The bouncer takes out Steyn. Zaheer switched to round the stumps and got one to rear up at the throat of Steyn who took his eyes off and put up his bat as a shield. It didn't work. It flew up to gully. Kallis is on 99. SA 272 for 7. 272/7
112.5 to Kallis, 81.0 mph, the agony ends for India. They have finally managed to find a way past Kallis. It must be said, it was more a case of Kallis losing his wicket, in an attempt to manufacture a single out of somewhere. End of a really special innings. That was back of a length, close to off stump and was going away from Kallis, who shaped to cut it fine. He got a thin edge through to Dhoni. Kallis has done his job - the last two wickets have added 79 and South Africa are on top now. 362/10
View wickets S Sreesanth 29 0 114 5 3.93 128 15 1 (6nb, 1w)
28.3 to Amla, 82.5 mph, Amla has played one shot too many and Sree has struck with the short ball. We have had a few comments, asking whether Amla thought this was the Twenty20 match for which he's been picked.. Well, he was in T20 mode since the rain resumption, wasn't he? Sree gets this bouncer to end on off and middle, which meant Amla had to pull it all the way across. He went for the challenge, and tried to clear the two men in the deep, but this was onto him faster than he'd have though. The top-edge loops up and lands in deep midwicket's hands. India have a big wicket here. Sree gives him a bit of a send-off 106/3
50.6 to de Villiers, 80.8 mph, A lovely outswinger does the trick for Sreesanth. He has been spot on in this spell and has broken through for India. AB was lured into the cover drive by this full delivery but it swung away late to catch the edge. Sreesanth smiles. His team-mates rush to congratulate him. It was promising partnership but its over now. 164/4
83.5 to Prince, 80.8 mph, What a delivery. A youtube moment for Sreesanth. The last one seamed away. This one was a beauty: It swung in the air, landed on the good length outside off and invited Prince to drive. The bat came down but the ball shaped back in generously to thread the bat and pad gap and crashed into the off stump. Clatter! Fab delivery this. 262/5
83.6 to Boucher, 83.7 mph, Sreesanth take a bow. Another gem. Boucher had no chance. His poor series with the bat continues. It landed on a good length around the off stump, seam position facing the first slip as it rushed through the air, and Boucher shaped to defend. He must have thought he had got enough wood behind the line of the ball but it seamed further away to clip the outer edge. Serene celebrations from Sreesanth. India get back into the Test. Kallis stands alone. 262/6
87.6 to Morkel, 81.4 mph, Five-for for Sreesanth! Morne tries to heave a length delivery outside off out of the ground but only manages to get a thick edge to Dhoni. Sreesanth is pumped up before he calms down by pressing his palms together to give a namaskar pose .. as he looks up to the skies and mutters a small prayer. or so it looks. 283/8
View wickets I Sharma 27 6 77 2 2.85 123 9 0 (3nb)
13.3 to Petersen, 82.3 mph, Full and straighter. That does the trick. The ball rushed across with a wobbling seam position, landed full outside off and invited a drive. Alviro, who plays lovely off drives, went for a straight drive this time and ended up pushing inside the line. The ball shaped away after landing and took the outside edge. Enter Jacques Kallis. 34/2
98.1 to Harris, 82.5 mph, And that's that. Ishant gets one to bounce to the ribcage and Harris tucks it straight to that man at leg gully. He resisted for a short while but he is gone now. SA 9 down. 310/9
  Harbhajan Singh 27 3 75 0 2.77 112 7 0
  India 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir c †Boucher b Harris 93 318 222 13 0 41.89
71.2 52.3 mph, the last one was a snorter that leaped from the rough and turned in. This one didn't spin in much but Gambhir, obviously affected by the last delivery, chose to poke at this one and got a thin edge. Boucher takes a good catch. It was a fine determined gritty effort from Gambhir 204/3
View dismissal V Sehwag c Smith b Steyn 13 28 20 3 0 65.00
6.3 84.1 mph, gone! Fuller this time and Sehwag drives it, not fully committed to that shot, he tries to drive it in the direction of cover but half-slices it towards mid-off, Smith's the man there, he dives forward to take it inches from the ground, good catch and South Africa have struck early 19/1
View dismissal R Dravid run out (de Villiers) 5 21 16 0 0 31.25
10.5 Tsotsobe to Gambhir, dropped but run-out, Gambhir tries to punch that off the back foot, gets a thick outside edge but is dropped at gully, slip runs back and returns an accurate throw to the striker's end, scores a direct-hit and Dravid, attempting the single, is caught short by a fair distance. Never run of a misfield, they say, and it includes drops. These two never looked comfortable in taking the singles and one's finally given way. India in a bit of trouble now. We suspect it was AB de Villiers who was the fielder but we need to take another look at the replay. Alviro, we think, was the dropper 28/2
View dismissal SR Tendulkar b Morkel 146 465 314 17 2 46.49
113.3 84.8 mph, Tendulkar falls. It was a good-length delivery that landed on the off-stump line and hit the off. Tendulkar, perhaps, was expecting something shorter, and was a touch late in getting forward. He never got across as he usually would have done for such deliveries. He ended up feeling, searching for it even as he tried to lean forward. The ball whooshed past the bat and crashed into the off stump. It landed on the off and straightened to hit the off. It brings back memory of a similar delivery that Chris Lewis once bowled to a young Tendulkar. In the here and now, though, What a outstanding innings this has been. Styen breathed fire with his screaming outswingers, Morne went for his throat and Tsotsobe probed him outside off but Tendulkar resisted everything that was thrown at him. A special knock but its over now. 341/8
View dismissal VVS Laxman run out (Harris) 15 35 19 3 0 78.94
79.4 Harris to Tendulkar, Laxman is run out Tendulkar is dropped and Laxman is out! Here is what happened: Tendulkar went down the track and smashed it hard in the air to right of Harris who just about managed to get his right hand to it. Laxman was outside his crease and the ball fell on the stumps at his end! Run out! Harris is bleeding. Blood on the pitch but he has run out, albeit accidentally, Laxman. Big moment this. 235/4
View dismissal CA Pujara lbw b Steyn 2 17 14 0 0 14.28
82.6 83.0 mph, That's Shane Warne at 134 kph! That's the end of Pujara. You need a huge dose of luck if you want to survive these. Pujara didn't have it. Steyn gets the away movement going again, this time from leg stump. It landed on a length and opened Pujara up as he desperately tried to cover the line. It defeated his prod and thudded into the back pad in front of middle. What. A. Ball. 237/5
View dismissal MS Dhoni*† c Prince b Steyn 0 9 3 0 0 0.00
84.3 83.9 mph, It's the new ball and it is Steyn all the way since lunch. Another inch-perfect outswinger from a length, Dhoni played at it like a zombie - no feet movement, no nothing. Seemed like he wanted to steer it square, he ended up playing it straight into third slip's hands. India are disintegrating here. 247/6
View dismissal Harbhajan Singh c sub (JP Duminy) b Steyn 40 117 67 3 2 59.70
110.1 88.1 mph, The bouncer takes out Harbhajan! He went for the short-arm pull but didn't connect too well. JP Duminy ran in from deep square-leg and pouches it . Fiesty counter-attacking knock ends. India trail by 39 323/7
View dismissal Z Khan c Prince b Morkel 23 38 22 1 2 104.54
117.1 84.3 mph, India bowled out 364. A lead of two. Zaheer went for the big slog over midwicket but top edged it towards third man. Prince was stationed there very fine but he still had to rush towards his left and lunged in the end. It appeared to be slipping off his palms but got stuck in his little fingers 364/10
View dismissal I Sharma c †Boucher b Steyn 1 6 2 0 0 50.00
114.3 87.7 mph, Done in by the bouncer. Ishant is not good in leaving em. He tries to ride the bounce. It's fine in Indian conditions but on these tracks, it's a risky move. This one climbed towards his head and the ugly fend saw the ball pop up to Boucher. That;s Steyn's five-for Enter Sreesanth. 350/9
S Sreesanth not out 4 15 5 1 0 80.00
Extras (lb 20, w 1, nb 1) 22
  Total (all out; 117.1 overs; 536 mins) 364 (3.10 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 31 11 75 5 2.41 154 8 3
6.3 to Sehwag, 84.1 mph, gone! Fuller this time and Sehwag drives it, not fully committed to that shot, he tries to drive it in the direction of cover but half-slices it towards mid-off, Smith's the man there, he dives forward to take it inches from the ground, good catch and South Africa have struck early 19/1
82.6 to Pujara, 83.0 mph, That's Shane Warne at 134 kph! That's the end of Pujara. You need a huge dose of luck if you want to survive these. Pujara didn't have it. Steyn gets the away movement going again, this time from leg stump. It landed on a length and opened Pujara up as he desperately tried to cover the line. It defeated his prod and thudded into the back pad in front of middle. What. A. Ball. 237/5
84.3 to Dhoni, 83.9 mph, It's the new ball and it is Steyn all the way since lunch. Another inch-perfect outswinger from a length, Dhoni played at it like a zombie - no feet movement, no nothing. Seemed like he wanted to steer it square, he ended up playing it straight into third slip's hands. India are disintegrating here. 247/6
110.1 to Harbhajan Singh, 88.1 mph, The bouncer takes out Harbhajan! He went for the short-arm pull but didn't connect too well. JP Duminy ran in from deep square-leg and pouches it . Fiesty counter-attacking knock ends. India trail by 39 323/7
114.3 to Sharma, 87.7 mph, Done in by the bouncer. Ishant is not good in leaving em. He tries to ride the bounce. It's fine in Indian conditions but on these tracks, it's a risky move. This one climbed towards his head and the ugly fend saw the ball pop up to Boucher. That;s Steyn's five-for Enter Sreesanth. 350/9
View wickets M Morkel 29.1 7 106 2 3.63 132 16 1 (1nb, 1w)
113.3 to Tendulkar, 84.8 mph, Tendulkar falls. It was a good-length delivery that landed on the off-stump line and hit the off. Tendulkar, perhaps, was expecting something shorter, and was a touch late in getting forward. He never got across as he usually would have done for such deliveries. He ended up feeling, searching for it even as he tried to lean forward. The ball whooshed past the bat and crashed into the off stump. It landed on the off and straightened to hit the off. It brings back memory of a similar delivery that Chris Lewis once bowled to a young Tendulkar. In the here and now, though, What a outstanding innings this has been. Styen breathed fire with his screaming outswingers, Morne went for his throat and Tsotsobe probed him outside off but Tendulkar resisted everything that was thrown at him. A special knock but its over now. 341/8
117.1 to Khan, 84.3 mph, India bowled out 364. A lead of two. Zaheer went for the big slog over midwicket but top edged it towards third man. Prince was stationed there very fine but he still had to rush towards his left and lunged in the end. It appeared to be slipping off his palms but got stuck in his little fingers 364/10
  LL Tsotsobe 26 5 82 0 3.15 119 10 1
View wicket PL Harris 29 8 72 1 2.48 130 6 1
71.2 to Gambhir, 52.3 mph, the last one was a snorter that leaped from the rough and turned in. This one didn't spin in much but Gambhir, obviously affected by the last delivery, chose to poke at this one and got a thin edge. Boucher takes a good catch. It was a fine determined gritty effort from Gambhir 204/3
  AN Petersen 2 0 9 0 4.50 8 1 0
  South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal GC Smith* lbw b Harbhajan Singh 29 76 47 3 0 61.70
13.4 52.6 mph, Trapped! From round the stumps, it landed on a good length around the middle and leg and straightened. Smith goes back and tries to dab it to the on side but misses. He was well back inside the crease and was hit just above the knee roll. Harbhajan strikes; his first wicket in this game. 50/1
View dismissal AN Petersen lbw b Harbhajan Singh 22 97 47 1 0 46.80
17.5 49.2 mph, It didn't take too long for Harbhajan to strike. It landed well outside the off stump, on the rough - puff of dust flew up there! - and the ball turned back in sharply. Alviro pressed back and tried to dab it with the turn but missed. The ball hit his left pad and it probably would have taken the leg stump. 53/3
View dismissal PL Harris lbw b Harbhajan Singh 0 9 8 0 0 0.00
15.2 50.8 mph, Harbhajan strikes again! Quite a dramatic dismissal. It landed well outside off on the rough, a puff of dust came up, and turned in sharply. Harris went back and across and chose to pad up. The bat was lifted in the air and the ball turns in to hit the pad just outside off stump. It would have crashed into the stumps. 52/2
View dismissal HM Amla b Harbhajan Singh 2 21 11 0 0 18.18
19.5 49.2 mph, He has bowled him! In a roundabout way but! What a huge wicket. This is what happenned: The pair seemed to have decided that sweep is the way to go here. Amla went down on his knee but missed the shot. The ball bounced, hit the pad ( will confirm post a replay) , then bounded on to the left arm, and then bounced very close to the middle stump and disturbed the furniture. Amla tried desperately to push it away with his bat but he had no chance 64/4
JH Kallis not out 109 380 240 8 0 45.41
View dismissal AB de Villiers b Khan 13 63 58 1 0 22.41
36.1 80.1 mph, AB shoulders arms but hears the death rattle! It landed short of length outside off and came in. AB was on the front foot, not sure whether to play or leave this delivery from round the stumps, but decided to leave it at the last instant. Too late. He couldn't get the bat out of the way in time. The ball bounced in, hit the bottom of the bat and crashed into the stumps. Clatter! Zaheer spreads his arms and roars. 98/5
View dismissal AG Prince c Sreesanth b Sharma 22 51 35 2 0 62.85
46.4 85.5 mph, there's the breakthrough India were searching for, not exactly a great delivery, shortish and wide, Prince slaps that, but only as far as Sreesanth at point, Sreesanth takes a low catch and South Africa are six down 130/6
View dismissal MV Boucher lbw b Tendulkar 55 138 82 4 0 67.07
79.1 49.0 mph, Sachin Tendulkar has a sheepish smile after he breaks through. The reason? It was a grubber ... a shooter and Boucher had no chance. It landed well short and seemed like a long-hop. Boucher went for the pull but the ball kept really low. Boucher crouched and tried to get something on it... the ball kept lower and fell on his pad. Taufel sends him on his way. A fine innings comes to an end. While Boucher would feel terrible to get out this way, he and his team-mates will hope that the variable bounce on this pitch keeps getting worse 233/7
View dismissal DW Steyn c sub (M Vijay) b Harbhajan Singh 32 61 48 2 1 66.66
91.6 54.2 mph, Harbhajan grabs a five-for. The ball turned from the rough, bounced around off, Steyn shapes to defend, the ball clips the inside edge, and bounds of the pad to Vijay at backward short-leg. Steyn's fine resistance is over now. 287/8
View dismissal M Morkel c Sreesanth b Harbhajan Singh 28 52 45 4 0 62.22
101.3 55.3 mph, Holes out to long-on. He went for another big hit but finds Sreesanth at long-on. No 6 for Harbhajan 333/9
View dismissal LL Tsotsobe c Sehwag b Harbhajan Singh 8 4 3 2 0 266.66
101.6 51.7 mph, SA all out 341. Jacques Kallis not out 109! Tsotsobe rushed down the track and was caught by Sehwag at long-on. 341/10
Extras (lb 7, w 2, nb 12) 21
  Total (all out; 102 overs; 478 mins) 341 (3.34 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket Z Khan 20 2 64 1 3.20 81 5 0 (5nb)
36.1 to de Villiers, 80.1 mph, AB shoulders arms but hears the death rattle! It landed short of length outside off and came in. AB was on the front foot, not sure whether to play or leave this delivery from round the stumps, but decided to leave it at the last instant. Too late. He couldn't get the bat out of the way in time. The ball bounced in, hit the bottom of the bat and crashed into the stumps. Clatter! Zaheer spreads his arms and roars. 98/5
  S Sreesanth 24 3 79 0 3.29 101 8 0 (4nb, 1w)
View wicket I Sharma 18 1 62 1 3.44 76 7 0 (3nb, 1w)
46.4 to Prince, 85.5 mph, there's the breakthrough India were searching for, not exactly a great delivery, shortish and wide, Prince slaps that, but only as far as Sreesanth at point, Sreesanth takes a low catch and South Africa are six down 130/6
View wickets Harbhajan Singh 38 1 120 7 3.15 146 6 1
13.4 to Smith, 52.6 mph, Trapped! From round the stumps, it landed on a good length around the middle and leg and straightened. Smith goes back and tries to dab it to the on side but misses. He was well back inside the crease and was hit just above the knee roll. Harbhajan strikes; his first wicket in this game. 50/1
15.2 to Harris, 50.8 mph, Harbhajan strikes again! Quite a dramatic dismissal. It landed well outside off on the rough, a puff of dust came up, and turned in sharply. Harris went back and across and chose to pad up. The bat was lifted in the air and the ball turns in to hit the pad just outside off stump. It would have crashed into the stumps. 52/2
17.5 to Petersen, 49.2 mph, It didn't take too long for Harbhajan to strike. It landed well outside the off stump, on the rough - puff of dust flew up there! - and the ball turned back in sharply. Alviro pressed back and tried to dab it with the turn but missed. The ball hit his left pad and it probably would have taken the leg stump. 53/3
19.5 to Amla, 49.2 mph, He has bowled him! In a roundabout way but! What a huge wicket. This is what happenned: The pair seemed to have decided that sweep is the way to go here. Amla went down on his knee but missed the shot. The ball bounced, hit the pad ( will confirm post a replay) , then bounded on to the left arm, and then bounced very close to the middle stump and disturbed the furniture. Amla tried desperately to push it away with his bat but he had no chance 64/4
91.6 to Steyn, 54.2 mph, Harbhajan grabs a five-for. The ball turned from the rough, bounced around off, Steyn shapes to defend, the ball clips the inside edge, and bounds of the pad to Vijay at backward short-leg. Steyn's fine resistance is over now. 287/8
101.3 to Morkel, 55.3 mph, Holes out to long-on. He went for another big hit but finds Sreesanth at long-on. No 6 for Harbhajan 333/9
101.6 to Tsotsobe, 51.7 mph, SA all out 341. Jacques Kallis not out 109! Tsotsobe rushed down the track and was caught by Sehwag at long-on. 341/10
View wicket SR Tendulkar 2 0 9 1 4.50 7 1 0
79.1 to Boucher, 49.0 mph, Sachin Tendulkar has a sheepish smile after he breaks through. The reason? It was a grubber ... a shooter and Boucher had no chance. It landed well short and seemed like a long-hop. Boucher went for the pull but the ball kept really low. Boucher crouched and tried to get something on it... the ball kept lower and fell on his pad. Taufel sends him on his way. A fine innings comes to an end. While Boucher would feel terrible to get out this way, he and his team-mates will hope that the variable bounce on this pitch keeps getting worse 233/7
  India 2nd innings (target: 340 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal G Gambhir c †Boucher b Steyn 64 271 184 9 0 34.78
62.3 88.8 mph, Gambhir falls after some stiff resistance. It's a bouncer from round the stumps and it moved in towards the leg side, and Gambhir tried to get his bat out of the way but it brushed the gloves and Boucher took a nice diving catch. Strangled down the leg side. 120/3
View dismissal V Sehwag c Smith b Morkel 11 57 40 2 0 27.50
11.6 84.3 mph, Morne takes out Sehwag and the crowd go wild! It was delivered from over the wicket: It landed short of length outside off, bounced and straightened, Sehwag leaned forward to defend and stabbed it of the outer edge to first slip. The umpire checked whether it was a no ball from the third ump. Itsy bitsy teeny weeny bit of the leg behind the white line and third umpire says out. 27/1
View dismissal R Dravid c Prince b Tsotsobe 31 149 112 4 0 27.67
48.5 80.3 mph, there's the breakthrough South Africa were searching for, Dravid looks to defend a short of length delivery off the front foot, as he has countless times today, but this time he can't middle it, it hits high on the bat, takes the outside edge and flies to third slip at head height, is there still a twist in this game? 106/2
SR Tendulkar not out 14 146 91 0 0 15.38
VVS Laxman not out 32 82 67 4 0 47.76
Extras (b 7, w 5, nb 2) 14
  Total (3 wickets; 82 overs; 352 mins) 166 (2.02 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wicket DW Steyn 18 6 43 1 2.38 92 5 0 (1w)
62.3 to Gambhir, 88.8 mph, Gambhir falls after some stiff resistance. It's a bouncer from round the stumps and it moved in towards the leg side, and Gambhir tried to get his bat out of the way but it brushed the gloves and Boucher took a nice diving catch. Strangled down the leg side. 120/3
View wicket M Morkel 15 6 26 1 1.73 77 2 0 (2nb)
11.6 to Sehwag, 84.3 mph, Morne takes out Sehwag and the crowd go wild! It was delivered from over the wicket: It landed short of length outside off, bounced and straightened, Sehwag leaned forward to defend and stabbed it of the outer edge to first slip. The umpire checked whether it was a no ball from the third ump. Itsy bitsy teeny weeny bit of the leg behind the white line and third umpire says out. 27/1
View wicket LL Tsotsobe 13 4 29 1 2.23 67 5 0
48.5 to Dravid, 80.3 mph, there's the breakthrough South Africa were searching for, Dravid looks to defend a short of length delivery off the front foot, as he has countless times today, but this time he can't middle it, it hits high on the bat, takes the outside edge and flies to third slip at head height, is there still a twist in this game? 106/2
  PL Harris 30 19 29 0 0.96 164 2 0
  GC Smith 4 0 27 0 6.75 13 5 0
  AN Petersen 2 0 5 0 2.50 7 0 0

Match details


Toss - India, who chose to field
Series - 3-match series drawn 1-1
Player of the match - JH Kallis (South Africa)
Player of the series - JH Kallis (South Africa)
Umpires - IJ Gould (England) and SJA Taufel (Australia)
TV umpire - BG Jerling
Match referee - AJ Pycroft (Zimbabwe)
Reserve umpire - S George
Close of play
  • Sun, 2 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 232/4 (JH Kallis 81*, AG Prince 28*, 74 ov)
  • Mon, 3 Jan - day 2 - India 1st innings 142/2 (G Gambhir 65*, SR Tendulkar 49*, 50 ov)
  • Tue, 4 Jan - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 52/2 (AN Petersen 22*, HM Amla 0*, 16 ov)
  • Wed, 5 Jan - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 341
  • Thu, 6 Jan - day 5 - India 2nd innings 166/3 (82 ov) - end of match

Match Notes


Day 5
Day 4
Day 3
Day 2
Day 1
    • South Africa 1st innings
    • Rain: South Africa - 21/1 in 9.0 overs (AN Petersen 13, HM Amla 1)
    • Lunch: South Africa - 21/1 in 9.0 overs (AN Petersen 13, HM Amla 1)
    • Bad Light: South Africa - 21/1 in 9.0 overs (AN Petersen 13, HM Amla 1)
    • Rain: South Africa - 21/1 in 9.0 overs (AN Petersen 13, HM Amla 1)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 18.2 overs (111 balls), Extras 1
    • Drinks: South Africa - 61/2 in 21.0 overs (HM Amla 22, JH Kallis 11)
    • Bad Light: South Africa - 61/2 in 21.0 overs (HM Amla 22, JH Kallis 11)
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (HM Amla 35, JH Kallis 13, Ex 2)
    • HM Amla: 50 off 69 balls (8 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 26.3 overs (162 balls), Extras 3
    • Tea: South Africa - 125/3 in 37.0 overs (JH Kallis 22, AB de Villiers 14)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 44.4 overs (271 balls), Extras 3
    • Attendance: 16195
    • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 115 balls (JH Kallis 26, AB de Villiers 24, Ex 0)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 163/3 in 50.0 overs (JH Kallis 48, AB de Villiers 26)
    • JH Kallis: 50 off 99 balls (4 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 190/4 in 61.0 overs (JH Kallis 60, AG Prince 10)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 62.2 overs (377 balls), Extras 8
    • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 102 balls (JH Kallis 24, AG Prince 23, Ex 5)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 232/4 in 74.0 overs (JH Kallis 81, AG Prince 28)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 77.6 overs (473 balls), Extras 11
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 252/4 after 80.1 overs (JH Kallis 90, AG Prince 39)
    • JH Kallis: 100 off 209 balls (9 x 4)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 288/8 in 90.0 overs (JH Kallis 102, PL Harris 3)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 94.2 overs (577 balls), Extras 18
    • Lunch: South Africa - 335/9 in 104.0 overs (JH Kallis 140, LL Tsotsobe 3)
    • South Africa: 350 runs in 106.6 overs (653 balls), Extras 19
    • JH Kallis: 150 off 269 balls (18 x 4)
    • 10th Wicket: 50 runs in 77 balls (JH Kallis 42, LL Tsotsobe 8, Ex 1)
    • Attendance: 15512
    • Innings Break: South Africa - 362/10 in 112.5 overs (LL Tsotsobe 8)
    • India 1st innings
    • Tea: India - 49/2 in 16.0 overs (G Gambhir 22, SR Tendulkar 8)
    • India: 50 runs in 16.2 overs (98 balls), Extras 1
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (G Gambhir 28, SR Tendulkar 23, Ex 2)
    • G Gambhir: 50 off 82 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 98/2 in 27.0 overs (G Gambhir 50, SR Tendulkar 28)
    • India: 100 runs in 27.3 overs (166 balls), Extras 2
    • Drinks: India - 117/2 in 39.0 overs (G Gambhir 55, SR Tendulkar 38)
    • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 193 balls (G Gambhir 49, SR Tendulkar 44, Ex 7)
    • End Of Day: India - 142/2 in 50.0 overs (G Gambhir 65, SR Tendulkar 49)
    • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 109 balls (5 x 4)
    • India: 150 runs in 53.3 overs (322 balls), Extras 10
    • 3rd Wicket: 150 runs in 304 balls (G Gambhir 69, SR Tendulkar 67, Ex 14)
    • Drinks: India - 198/2 in 67.0 overs (G Gambhir 89, SR Tendulkar 77)
    • India: 200 runs in 68.2 overs (411 balls), Extras 14
    • New Ball Taken: India 235/4 after 80.1 overs (SR Tendulkar 94, CA Pujara 0)
    • Lunch: India - 237/4 in 82.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 94, CA Pujara 2)
    • SR Tendulkar: 100 off 213 balls (12 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • India: 250 runs in 87.1 overs (524 balls), Extras 15
    • Drinks: India - 280/6 in 94.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 121, Harbhajan Singh 14)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 97 balls (SR Tendulkar 30, Harbhajan Singh 18, Ex 2)
    • India: 300 runs in 100.5 overs (606 balls), Extras 17
    • Drinks: India - 300/6 in 101.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 134, Harbhajan Singh 21)
    • Tea: India - 316/6 in 107.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 136, Harbhajan Singh 34)
    • India: 350 runs in 114.2 overs (687 balls), Extras 22
    • Innings Break: India - 364/10 in 117.1 overs (S Sreesanth 4)
    • South Africa 2nd innings
    • Drinks: South Africa - 28/0 in 7.0 overs (GC Smith 17, AN Petersen 10)
    • South Africa: 50 runs in 13.1 overs (80 balls), Extras 1
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 80 balls (GC Smith 29, AN Petersen 20, Ex 1)
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 52/2 in 16.0 overs (AN Petersen 22, HM Amla 0)
    • Attendance: 16170
    • Drinks: South Africa - 90/4 in 31.0 overs (JH Kallis 26, AB de Villiers 9)
    • South Africa: 100 runs in 36.2 overs (221 balls), Extras 3
    • Lunch: South Africa - 121/5 in 44.0 overs (JH Kallis 33, AG Prince 15)
    • South Africa: 150 runs in 50.6 overs (310 balls), Extras 8
    • Drinks: South Africa - 164/6 in 57.0 overs (JH Kallis 43, MV Boucher 23)
    • JH Kallis: 50 off 134 balls (4 x 4)
    • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 108 balls (JH Kallis 19, MV Boucher 31, Ex 3)
    • South Africa: 200 runs in 68.1 overs (415 balls), Extras 11
    • Tea: South Africa - 212/6 in 72.0 overs (JH Kallis 67, MV Boucher 46)
    • MV Boucher: 50 off 74 balls (4 x 4)
    • 7th Wicket: 100 runs in 187 balls (JH Kallis 42, MV Boucher 53, Ex 5)
    • New Ball Taken: South Africa 239/7 after 80.1 overs (JH Kallis 77, DW Steyn 5)
    • Drinks: South Africa - 246/7 in 83.0 overs (JH Kallis 79, DW Steyn 9)
    • South Africa: 250 runs in 83.3 overs (509 balls), Extras 15
    • 8th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (JH Kallis 19, DW Steyn 30, Ex 2)
    • Attendance: 12258
    • JH Kallis: 100 off 228 balls (8 x 4)
    • South Africa: 300 runs in 94.4 overs (576 balls), Extras 16
    • End Of Day: South Africa - 341/10 in 102.0 overs (JH Kallis 109)
    • India 2nd innings
    • Drinks: India - 27/1 in 12.0 overs (G Gambhir 14)
    • India: 50 runs in 25.5 overs (156 balls), Extras 2
    • Lunch: India - 53/1 in 28.0 overs (G Gambhir 32, R Dravid 8)
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 136 balls (G Gambhir 34, R Dravid 16, Ex 0)
    • G Gambhir: 50 off 103 balls (8 x 4)
    • Drinks: India - 99/1 in 43.0 overs (G Gambhir 59, R Dravid 27)
    • India: 100 runs in 44.1 overs (266 balls), Extras 2
    • Tea: India - 114/2 in 56.0 overs (G Gambhir 62, SR Tendulkar 7)
    • Drinks: India - 129/3 in 65.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 9, VVS Laxman 0)
    • India: 150 runs in 74.4 overs (450 balls), Extras 14
    • Drinks: India - 151/3 in 75.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 12, VVS Laxman 19)
    • New Ball Taken: India 163/3 after 80.1 overs (SR Tendulkar 14, VVS Laxman 29)
 
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Hours of play (local time) 10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

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