Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

0.1

Khan to Petersen, no run, the first ball swings in sharply to Petersen, full and strikes him on the pads, was going down leg

0.2

Khan to Petersen, no run, line is outside off this time, Petersen looks to drive through the off side and gets an inside-edge towards midwicket

0.3

Khan to Petersen, 2 runs, length ball on middle, Petersen ticks that towards square leg to get the first runs for South Africa

0.4

Khan to Petersen, no run, full and outside off, getting the ball to swing, punched towards mid-off

0.5

Khan to Petersen, no run, fullish ball outside off, Petersen shoulders arms and lets it through to the keeper

0.6

Khan to Petersen, no run, a touch shorter, again angling across the batsman who is content to leave it

South Africa 2/0   AN Petersen 2* (6b)

1.2

Sreesanth to Petersen, FOUR, the first boundary of the match, Sreesanth strays onto legstump, easy put away for Petersen who moves across and whips it past forward short leg

1.3

Sreesanth to Petersen, no run, much better from Sreesanth, just outside off, in the corridor, Petersen happy to leave

1.4

Sreesanth to Petersen, FOUR, shot! Petersen has shown in this series he is a great driver of the ball, Sreesanth pitches this one up, Petersen gets forward confidently and cracks it between the bowler and mid-off for four

1.5

Sreesanth to Petersen, no run, shorter this time, on offstump, good bounce for Sreesanth, Petersen shuffles across to play that one, but can't connect well with it, the ball rolls back down the pitch

1.6

Sreesanth to Petersen, 1 run, down the leg side, Petersen gets across the stumps and guides it down to fine leg

South Africa 12/0   AN Petersen 11* (11b 2x4)

2.1

Khan to Petersen, no run, lovely delivery, landed on a length and seamed away with the angle, Alviro was beaten, pushing inside the line

2.2

Khan to Petersen, no run, invites the drive with a length delivery further outside off, Alviro thinks about it, comes on to the front foot and says nah not this time .. and shoulders arms

2.3

Khan to Petersen, no run, landed close to the off and jagged away .. around 130 kmph, Alviro petersen took a small step forward before shouldering arms

2.4

Khan to Petersen, no run, And so.. Zaheer starts this one from the leg stump line. The ball moves towards the middle, Alviro holds his balance, opens his stance and taps it back down the track

2.5

Khan to Petersen, no run, pitches further outside off and moves away, easy decision to let that one go

2.6

Khan to Petersen, no run, Nice. This one landed on a good length just outside off and tilted in towards the off. Alviro was in perfect position to tap it back down the pitch. Good balance.

South Africa 12/0   AN Petersen 11* (17b 2x4)

3.2

Sreesanth to Petersen, no run, Good delivery that beats the bat and goes of the thigh pad and falls short of third slip. Fine delivery this. It landed on the good length around off stump, the seam facing towards the first slip as it went across in the air, and it curved away from Alviro who pushed inside the line - was squared-up a touch- and it went off the thigh pad

3.3

Sreesanth to Petersen, no run, shuffles across, covers the off stump and allows this one to pass through to Dhoni

3.4

Sreesanth to Petersen, no run, homes in on the off stump, Alviro steps forward to cover for the movement and pushes it to the off side

3.5

Sreesanth to Petersen, no run, stays at his crease, if anything pushes back a bit, and blocks this back-of-length delivery to the off side

3.6

Sreesanth to Petersen, no run, he takes a small step forward and then presses back; and so sort of ends where he started ... and defends this one to the off again

South Africa 13/0   AN Petersen 11* (22b 2x4)

4.5

Khan to Petersen, no run, lands around the leg stump line, on a length and straightens towards the leg stump.. Alviro goes back and across and is hit on the pad, trying to work it to the on side. The ball would have bounced over the leg stump. The men behind the stumps ask the question, Zak doesn't.

4.6

Khan to Petersen, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

South Africa 16/0   AN Petersen 11* (24b 2x4)

5.4

Sreesanth to Petersen, no run, this one jumps from a length, Petersen was looking to defend when he was surprised by the bounce but adjusted nicely by taking out the bottom--hand off the handle and tapped the ball towards point

5.5

Sreesanth to Petersen, no run, And this one tails down the leg side.. Petersen has a tendency to shuffle and when he plays the shot to the leg side, often you can see the leg stump. And Sreesanth brought this one back in but it goes down leg

5.6

Sreesanth to Petersen, no run, The teaser is here! It was full, it was well outside off and Petersen went for another booming off drive. But the ball swung away appreciably and rushed past the outside edge... oohs and aahs from the close-in fielders.

South Africa 17/0   AN Petersen 11* (27b 2x4)

7.1

Sreesanth to Petersen, 1 run, stays back to tap this to covers and they get across for the single

South Africa 18/1   AN Petersen 12* (28b 2x4)

8.1

Khan to Petersen, no run, fullish delivery around off, pushed out to the off. Not a convincing shot

8.2

Khan to Petersen, no run, this was a confident leave. Dhoni collected that good-length delivery in front of his chest .. in the Australian way ...

8.3

Khan to Petersen, no run, Fabulicious delivery! It came in from that round-the-stumps angle and just held the line a bit .. Petersen was beaten, pushing inside the line. Zaheer stares down

8.4

Khan to Petersen, 1 run, shuffles across to work this one to square-leg region

8.6

Khan to Petersen, no run, Fine over. This one came in from the round-the-stumps line. It wasn't all that far away from the off stump but Alviro chose to leave it.. Oohs and aahs around .. Dhoni collects.

South Africa 21/1   AN Petersen 13* (33b 2x4)

9.4

Sharma to Petersen, no run, in the channel outside off, not too close to the off, not too far away either, left alone

9.5

Sharma to Petersen, 1 run, leans forward to straight drive, the bat-face shuts a bit and the ball rolls past the non-striker. Tendulkar, standing close at mid-on, hurried to his left and threw in a dive to stop that.

South Africa 23/1   AN Petersen 14* (35b 2x4)

10.1

Khan to Petersen, FOUR, Zaheer starts from round the stumps and serves a gentle full-pitched delivery on the leg and middle line. Alviro flicks it neatly through midwicket. Nicely done.

10.2

Khan to Petersen, no run, angles this one across Alviro who shoulders arms

10.3

Khan to Petersen, no run, Good delivery. It kicks up from short of length. Alviro tries to get back and the ball straightens around off stump to catch the inside edge and falls on the body

10.4

Khan to Petersen, no run, fuller and around off, testing Alviro's foot work but he responds by stretching forward to play the defensive push to the off

10.5

Khan to Petersen, no run, in the zone outside off, Alviro lets it go through to Dhoni. The ball moves in after it passed the stumps. Posthumous swing.

10.6

Khan to Petersen, no run, And so, Zaheer tries to bowl the inswinger starting from the stumps but it wobbles down the leg side

South Africa 27/1   AN Petersen 18* (41b 3x4)

12.1

Khan to Petersen, no run, Nice straight drive but Zaheer goes down quickly to make a half-stop. Alviro leaned forward to drive the full delivery to the right of Zaheer

12.2

Khan to Petersen, no run, lands on a good length and moves past the off stump. Alviro shuffled across, covered his stumps and shouldered arms

12.3

Khan to Petersen, 3 runs, Gorgeous! Delicious cover drive. He leaned forward to caress it through the off side.

South Africa 34/1   AN Petersen 21* (44b 3x4)

13.1

Sharma to Petersen, no run, leans well forward to ease the full-length delivery around off to the on side

13.2

Sharma to Petersen, no run, pushes this wider outside , Alviro gets back and across for an horizontal shot but decides to let it go

13.3

Sharma to Petersen, OUT, 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.

AN Petersen c †Dhoni b Sharma 21 (65m 47b 3x4 0x6) SR: 44.68

South Africa 34/2   AN Petersen 21 (47b 3x4)
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Series Results
South Africa v India at Cape Town - Jan 2-6, 2011
Match drawn
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India won by 87 runs
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Jan 6, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar waves to the crowd after what is likely to be his last Test in South Africa, South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, January 6, 2011

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Jan 6, 2011

Gary Kirsten talks to MS Dhoni after what could be his last Test as coach of India, South Africa v India, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, January 6, 2011

Gary Kirsten talks to MS Dhoni after what could be his last Test as coach of India

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