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)
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1.1

Sreesanth to Smith, 1 run, begins with a length ball outside off, pushed towards cover and Smith gets off the mark

South Africa 3/0   GC Smith 1* (1b)
3.1

Sreesanth to Smith, 1 run, short in length and bounces outside off, Smith hangs on the back foot and punches it to left of gully where a half-stop is made

South Africa 13/0   GC Smith 2* (2b)
4.1

Khan to Smith, 2 runs, fullish delivery on the middle and leg, flicked through midwicket

4.2

Khan to Smith, no run, Fab delivery this. It lands on a length around off, Smith leans forward to get close to the line but the ball curves away at the last instant and moves past the edge

4.3

Khan to Smith, no run, a touch closer to the off and Smith gets across quickly this time to defend to covers

4.4

Khan to Smith, 1 run, Zaheer goes for the magic ball.. the one that swings from the leg and middle line but of course more often than not they don't. Smith works this one through midwicket

South Africa 16/0   GC Smith 5* (6b)
5.1

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, gets back and across to cover the off stump and allows Dhoni to take this one

5.2

Sreesanth to Smith, no run, lands on the good length just outside off and Smith lets it go. The ball then kicks up appreciably and Dhoni takes it over his head. Hmmm

5.3

Sreesanth to Smith, 1 run, the ball curves in from the middle towards the leg and middle line, moves past the attempted flick to the square-leg and runs off the pad ... inside edge on to the pad

South Africa 17/0   GC Smith 6* (9b)
6.1

Khan to Smith, no run, moves in with the angle, Smith plays his most confident forward defensive push of the morning. He was right behind it and met it flush in the middle ..

6.2

Khan to Smith, no run, lands outside off and moves further away; easy decision for Smith to let Dhoni come into play

6.3

Khan to Smith, OUT, 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!

GC Smith lbw b Khan 6 (30m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

South Africa 17/1   GC Smith 6 (12b)
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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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