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

28.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, back of a length outside off and holding it's line. AB stays in the crease and leaves

28.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, angles into AB from wide of the crease, and he reaches across to push it towards the covers

28.6

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, shortens the length and gets that lively away seamer going again. AB gets nicely across to cover the line and defends it off the backfoot to the off side

South Africa 106/3   AB de Villiers 0* (3b)

29.2

Khan to de Villiers, 2 runs, slants across from over the wicket and AB's away with a push into the covers. Harbhajan throws late at the striker's end, misses and concedes an extra run

29.3

Khan to de Villiers, no run, slants across again, but lands well outside off and AB leaves this time

29.4

Khan to de Villiers, no run, homes in on middle and off line, AB arrests the forward and across movement to defend carefully down the track

29.5

Khan to de Villiers, no run, ooh, that came in a touch from outside off and AB ended up getting an inside edge as he pressed forward into a defensive shot

29.6

Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, Zaheer finishes with a beauty, full and tailing in sharply towards middle and leg. AB just manages to squeeze it away towards square leg for one

South Africa 110/3   AB de Villiers 3* (8b)

30.1

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, back of a length outside off and nipping into AB who shoulders arms.

30.2

Sreesanth to de Villiers, 1 run, this one comes in again from wide of the crease and AB works it softly behind square on the leg side for a single

South Africa 111/3   AB de Villiers 4* (10b)

31.1

Khan to de Villiers, no run, back of a length from Zaheer and AB looks to slap it off the back foot through the off side. It wasn't short enough for the shot and he mistimed it

31.2

Khan to de Villiers, FOUR, Lock, stock and two smoking barrels! Zaheer is searching for the swing and getting it, but AB's not bothered by it this time. This was full on off and coming into him, as he pressed forward and drove it straight back past Zaheer. Top shot

31.3

Khan to de Villiers, no run, shortens the length wisely on middle and leg, AB stays back and defends to the leg side

31.4

Khan to de Villiers, no run, Zaheer induces another inside edge that hits the pads and stops. He gets this one to come into AB as he looks to defend to the off side and gets it off the inside half onto the pads.

31.5

Khan to de Villiers, no run, gets this one to move away from wide of off stump, it is an easy leave for AB

31.6

Khan to de Villiers, no run, full dlivery angling in from over the wicket to end the over, AB presses across and defends softly into the off side, but can't pick the single

South Africa 115/3   AB de Villiers 8* (16b 1x4)

32.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, fullish ball outside off, coming into AB who comes forward and defends to the off side

32.6

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, strays onto middle and leg, but AB doesn't capitalise. Defends it back to the bowler with a straight bat to end the over

South Africa 116/3   AB de Villiers 8* (18b 1x4)

33.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, back of a length outside off, AB reaches across and defends to the off side

33.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, again, Bhaj lands this back of a length outside off and AB pats it back off the backfoot as it turns in

33.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, straighter one to end the over, but too short and outside off to trouble AB who works it back to Harbhajan

South Africa 117/3   AB de Villiers 8* (21b 1x4)

34.3

Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, ooh, sharp inducker from Ishant and AB does well to get bat on that as his trigger movement takes him across. Manages to get it away behind square for one

South Africa 119/3   AB de Villiers 9* (22b 1x4)

35.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, short again from Harbhajan, AB stays back and defends with the spin to mid on

35.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, top timing from AB. Another short ball from Harbhajan, turning in from well outside off and AB managed to force it against the spin off the backfoot through point for four.

35.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, fuller, draws AB forward and he defends carefully after reaching the pitch

35.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flight again, on off stump and AB defends down the track

35.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, flighted on middle and it skids along as AB reaches out and defends watchfully

35.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, more tight defence to end the over, Bhaj loops it up on off stump and AB presses across to defend down the track

South Africa 123/3   AB de Villiers 13* (28b 2x4)

36.2

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, moves into AB this time, from back of a length outside off, and it is defended back down the track

36.3

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, fuller this time, checking if AB is stuck on the backfoot. AB is not, he presses forward and defends it back towards Ishant

36.4

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, Ishant plugs away back of a length, there is no sideways movement here and AB stays on the crease to cover the line and punch it into the off side

36.5

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, fuller and a foot outside off, AB reaches outside and then lets it go

36.6

Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, wide of off stump and AB steers it square for a single and picks a single to end the session

South Africa 125/3   AB de Villiers 14* (33b 2x4)

37.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, curls into off stump line and turns in, AB defends to the leg side off the front foot

37.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, aired up on middle and leg, AB reaches out again and defends to the leg side

37.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, AB skips out and Harbhajan holds it back, AB doesn't reach the pitch and defends carefully

37.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, long on is back on the boundary and AB takes the chance to drive it straight down the ground for one

37.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, tossed up outside off, AB presses across and defends with very soft hands. The ball has some back spin as it dribbles away to the off side and Dhoni collects

South Africa 127/3   AB de Villiers 15* (38b 2x4)

39.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, drifts onto middle and leg, AB gets forward and works it around the pads to the on side

39.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, holds the length back and gets this to bite and turn into AB, who defends against the spinto the on side

39.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, over-pitched on leg stump and an easy single for AB who works it with the spin wide of mid on

39.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, another flighted ball on leg stump, AB plays it straight to mid on for no run

South Africa 129/3   AB de Villiers 16* (42b 2x4)

40.4

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, full length ball, a couple of feet outside off and AB does not want to do anything with it

40.5

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, fuller this time, a hint of inward seam movement, but not enough to trouble AB, who lets it go

40.6

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, another full one on off stump, this time AB defends it square with an open face

South Africa 134/3   AB de Villiers 16* (45b 2x4)

41.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, shortens the length to AB who stays back and defends towards covers

41.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, FOUR, cracked away through the covers. That wasn't over-pitched from Harbhajan. It was on a length outside off and turning in, and it drew AB into the drive. And what a drive it was, he powered it with the full face through the covers

South Africa 141/3   AB de Villiers 20* (47b 3x4)

42.2

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, length ball outside off, AB reaches across and lets it go

42.3

Sharma to de Villiers, 1 run, Ishant gets that extra bounce again, to go with the inward seam movement from outside off. AB fends it off the splice past square leg for a single

South Africa 143/3   AB de Villiers 21* (49b 3x4)

43.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, Bhaj keeps turning them into leg, and AB keeps coming forward to defend around the pads to the leg side

43.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, pulls the length back but again gets it to turn down the leg and AB works it towards square leg

43.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, on off stump this time and AB reaches out to punch it down the ground for one

43.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, moves to off stump and AB reaches out to smother the spin. He couldn't reach the pitch and it hit the top of the bat as he pressed forward

43.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, again, turning into the pads and worked with the spin towards midwicket

South Africa 145/3   AB de Villiers 22* (54b 3x4)

45.1

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, leans well forward to defend to the off side

45.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, stretches forward to push the off break to the off side

45.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, on the middle and leg line and AB flicks it through to deep midwicket for a single

45.5

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, gets forward to defend the off break that bounces. It hit the top of the bat.

45.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, fuller and AB drives it to Gambhir at covers

South Africa 153/3   AB de Villiers 23* (59b 3x4)

46.3

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, Ouch! AB pulls that short one and it bounces in front of forward short leg and crashes into the right shin guard of Pujara! AB immediately has a word with Pujara who nods. The shin guard saved him there

46.4

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, Cracker! This one darts back in and bounces. It rushes past the defensive waft and strikes the back thigh .. and rolls to gully region

46.5

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, in the zone outside off, testing AB will feel for it after the previous delivery but he doesn't

46.6

Sharma to de Villiers, no run, short ball outside off stump and AB chops it to point. It wasn't quite the conventional horizontal square-cut. Perhaps, due to the tennis-ball bounce on offer here at Newlands.

South Africa 154/3   AB de Villiers 23* (63b 3x4)

47.3

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, gets the bat in front of the pad and defends.

47.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, fuller, eased down to long-on for another single

South Africa 156/3   AB de Villiers 24* (65b 3x4)

49.2

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, on the middle stump line, wristed to deep midwicket

49.4

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, 1 run, flights it full outside off, from round the stumps, driven to left of Ishant at mid-off for a single

49.6

Harbhajan Singh to de Villiers, no run, leans across to push-drive it to covers

South Africa 163/3   AB de Villiers 26* (68b 3x4)

50.3

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, stays back to push this length delivery to the off side

50.4

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, around the off stump line, AB goes back to defend to the off side

50.5

Sreesanth to de Villiers, no run, this one swings in and AB does well to get close to the line and drives to covers

50.6

Sreesanth to de Villiers, OUT, 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.

AB de Villiers c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 26 (95m 72b 3x4 0x6) SR: 36.11

South Africa 164/4   AB de Villiers 26 (72b 3x4)
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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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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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