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

9.1

Sharma to Amla, no run, Ishant starts with a wide delivery outside off stump. Dhoni shuffles across to take it in front of the first slip

9.2

Sharma to Amla, no run, Not so wide but well outside off. Dhoni collects.

9.3

Sharma to Amla, 1 run, leans forward and across to push it to left of mid-off for a single

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.

9.6

Sharma to Amla, no run, well outside off again, left without much fuss.

South Africa 23/1   I Sharma 1-0-2-0

11.1

Sharma to Amla, no run, Ishant continues to bowl well outside off. Dhoni earns his salary as a wicketkeeper.

11.2

Sharma to Amla, FOUR, Stylish flick. Juicy full toss on the pads and Amla wrists it to the backward square-leg boundary.

11.3

Sharma to Amla, no run, finally a good delivery from Ishant. It landed short of length outside off and came back in a bit. Amla covered his off stump and let it fly through to Dhoni

11.4

Sharma to Amla, no run, Back to regular programming: Well outside off. Amla lets it go. Dhoni collects.

11.5

Sharma to Amla, no run, And again.. Amla shuffled across, took a small step forward and decided to leave this one as well.

11.6

Sharma to Amla, no run, closer to the off and Amla gets forward and across to defend it

South Africa 31/1   I Sharma 2-0-6-0

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

13.4

Sharma to Kallis, no run, lands outside off and moves further away, left alone

13.5

Sharma to Kallis, no run, ooh! A Jaffa! This one jagged back in sharply after landing on a length outside off stump. Kallis decided to leave it and shouldered arms. The ball darted back in a long way to hit him high on the thigh pad. It would have easily bounced over the stumps. Amla walks across for a chat with Kallis.

13.6

Sharma to Kallis, no run, And this one moves away. Kallis lets it pass through. Suddenly, Ishant has hit the right line and the length and getting some movement as well.

South Africa 34/2   I Sharma 3-1-6-1

15.1

Sharma to Amla, 1 run, moves in from outside off, from a good length, Amla goes forward in search of it and the ball darts in to hit the inside edge ... it rolls away to the leg side

15.2

Sharma to Kallis, no run, lands well outside off and it veers further away. Left alone.

15.3

Sharma to Kallis, no run, stays back to allow this one to rush through to Dhoni

15.4

Sharma to Kallis, no run, Not really a wide but wide enough for Kallis to not get interested

15.5

Sharma to Kallis, no run, fuller but again not close enough to warrant a shot

15.6

Sharma to Kallis, no run, pushes it further outside off stump, left alone again. hmmm

South Africa 42/2   I Sharma 4-1-7-1

17.1

Sharma to Amla, no run, full from Ishant, Amla is moving well now, getting nicely forward and punching into the covers

17.2

Sharma to Amla, no run, drives another full ball on off stump a trifle uppishly towards cover-point. Ishant's not getting the ball to deviate much sideways

17.3

Sharma to Amla, no run, this time he does. Lands a foot outside off back of a length and nips away. Nice movement, but he can do with moving the line closer to off stump

17.4

Sharma to Amla, no run, Amla is looking better by the minute. Presses into a crisp check drive to a length ball on off, but can't beat cover.

17.5

Sharma to Amla, no run, early and slightly exaggerated shuffle across from Amla, but Ishant doesn't make him play. Well wide outside off and an easy leave

17.6

Sharma to Amla, FOUR, edged and safe. Ishant gets a touch of away seam movement and a little extra bounce outside off. Amla was playing back to a back of good length ball and went at it with hard hands. The deviation ensured it took the edge, but it flew through the gully area, safely for four

South Africa 49/2   I Sharma 5-1-11-1

19.1

Sharma to Amla, no run, back of a length from Ishant and good carry, Amla shoulders arms outside off

19.2

Sharma to Amla, no run, full and wide outside off, Amla leaves another one as it moves away off the seam

19.3

Sharma to Amla, 1 run, this time he gets one to nip in, lovely variation from Ishant and Amla is nearly caught napping as he stays back and looks to defend. The ball hit the inside half and went away to the leg side. It wasn't away from the bat-pad gap

19.4

Sharma to Kallis, no run, another one on and around off stump, Kallis deals with it defensively

19.5

Sharma to Kallis, no run, full and a couple of feet outside off, Kallis reaches out but shoulders arms

19.6

Sharma to Kallis, 2 runs, Ishant bangs one in, but at a reasonably friendly pace. Kallis easily covers the bounce and rolls the wrist over an accomplished pull shot towards deep square leg for a couple

South Africa 60/2   I Sharma 6-1-14-1

34.1

Sharma to Kallis, no run, Sehwag is in business immediately as Ishant bowls one short and wide outside off. Kallis cuts hard and straight to Sehwag who winces after fielding

34.2

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, back of a length outside off again, Kallis punches confidently off the back foot through the covers

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

34.4

Sharma to Kallis, no run, fuller length on off stump, Kallis comes forward and defends solidly into the covers

34.5

Sharma to Kallis, no run, extra bounce from Ishant from a length outside off and MSD takes it over his head. Good thing that wasn't in line with the stumps, else Kallis might have had some trouble keeping it out.

34.6

Sharma to Kallis, no run, comes in with the angle from outside off, Kallis hops on the backfoot and defends to the leg side of the pitch

South Africa 119/3   I Sharma 7-1-16-1

36.1

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis smartly steals a single. Back of a length and coming in from outside off, he taps it softly towards cover and hustles across. AB responds in a flash

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   I Sharma 8-1-18-1

38.1

Sharma to Kallis, no run, Ishant's had something special for tea, for he begins the session with a jaffa. Slants in towards off stump line and then rears up as it shapes away, as Kallis gets ready to fend. It was too good to take the edge

38.2

Sharma to Kallis, no run, this one is fuller, Kallis stays on the crease and defends carefully down the track

38.3

Sharma to Kallis, no run, another shortish ball, this time nipping back in towards Kallis, who hops back and defends down the track

38.4

Sharma to Kallis, no run, amd this time he cuts him in half with another sharp inducker. Kallis grimaces as he hops back fails to get bat on it, and it thuds into the thigh area

38.5

Sharma to Kallis, no run, more trouble for Kallis, this one comes in as well and bounces extra. Kallis takes his top hand off in pain as that jumped up, but he managed to play it away to the leg side

38.6

Sharma to Kallis, no run, top over from Ishant. Ends in anti-climactic fashion as Kallis leaves a back of a length delivery well outside off that doesn't do anything off the pitch

South Africa 127/3   I Sharma 9-2-18-1

40.1

Sharma to Kallis, no run, Ishant gets one to move in from wide of the stumps, Kallis presses across and defends towards the off side

40.2

Sharma to Kallis, FOUR, and Ishant lets the pressure fizzle away with a poor delivery. Full, on the pads, Kallis has put away several of these in his career and refuses to waste the opportunity. Creamed for four through midwicket

40.3

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, another stolen single. Kallis stays back and defends softly into the covers. India shouldn't be allowing these.

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   I Sharma 10-2-23-1

42.1

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, signs of reverse? Ishant gets that to tail in viciously from outside off towards leg stump and Kallis tucks it towards midwicket for one

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

42.4

Sharma to Kallis, no run, this one moves the away way - this is conventional movement, from a foot or so outside off. Kallis lets it go without any fuss

42.5

Sharma to Kallis, no run, pitches this one well up, searching for the lbw, but Kallis manages to keep it out to the off side, as that looked to move away from leg towards middle and off

42.6

Sharma to Kallis, no run, shorter outside off to end the over, Kallis gets behind the line and defends to the off side

South Africa 143/3   I Sharma 11-2-25-1

44.1

Sharma to Kallis, FOUR, Kallis steals four. Ishant's bowled all sorts of variations in this spell, and this is another inducker, but it went too far in. Kallis got inside the line and tucked it away very fine for four.

44.2

Sharma to Kallis, no run, back of a length outside off, this one holds its line and Kallis defends it towards mid off

44.3

Sharma to Kallis, no run, slants into the body, Kallis gets inside the line and works it to the leg side

44.4

Sharma to Kallis, 2 runs, full and tailing into the pads again, Kallis flicks him square for a couple. He hit in straight into the turf and it scooted through between short leg's legs

44.5

Sharma to Kallis, no run, punched majestically as Ishant over-pitches on middle and leg, but Harbhajan at mid on does really well to run across to his left and dive to save it

44.6

Sharma to Kallis, no run, the last one slants well down the leg side and Kallis lets it go.

South Africa 151/3   I Sharma 12-2-31-1

46.1

Sharma to Kallis, no run, in the zone outside off stump and Kallis allows it to pass through to Dhoni. forward short-leg in place. AB has a chat with Simon Taufel

46.2

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, this one tilts away after landing on a good length around the off stump, kallis presses back, covers for the movement and pushes it out to covers

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   I Sharma 13-2-32-1

69.1

Sharma to Kallis, no run, short and wide, Dhoni gathers

69.2

Sharma to Kallis, no run, Another one well outside off stump, left alone

69.3

Sharma to Kallis, no run, moves in from outside off but not enough to make Kallis offer a shot.

69.4

Sharma to Kallis, no run, Another one in the outside-off channel, left alone.

69.5

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, Good delivery this. It was fuller and a lot closer to the off. And it seamed in. Kallis landed on his front heel and stabbed outside the line. The ball ran off the inside edge to fine-leg

69.6

Sharma to Prince, no run, stays back to defend this full-length delivery to the on side

South Africa 219/4   I Sharma 14-2-33-1

71.1

Sharma to Kallis, 1 no ball, banged in short but well outside the off stump, Dhoni lunges to make a half-stop

71.1

Sharma to Kallis, no run, gets back to defend the delivery that cuts in from short of length

71.2

Sharma to Kallis, no run, gets back to push this to Gambhir at cover

71.3

Sharma to Kallis, no run, fullish, outside off, square driven to Tendulkar at point

71.4

Sharma to Kallis, no run, lands on a good length outside off and seams back in, Kallis is rock solid in defense. He moved forward and across and was right in line.

71.5

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, lands outside off and cuts in to the middle, Kallis tucks it behind square-leg for a single

71.6

Sharma to Prince, no run, Again, prefers to stay back and is in a bit of bother. This one moves from outside leg towards the middle stump, Prince stabs it out.

South Africa 224/4   I Sharma 15-2-35-1

73.1

Sharma to Prince, (no ball) 1 run, climbs from short of length, around the leg stump. Prince hops but the ball evades his bat and thuds into the mid-riff

73.1

Sharma to Kallis, no run, around the off stump line, defended to the off

73.2

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, gets back and across and works this short-of length delivery from the middle stump line to backward square-leg. Neatly done.

73.3

Sharma to Prince, 1 run, from round the stumps, full in length on the middle and off line, Prince stays back and stabs it behind square-leg

73.4

Sharma to Kallis, no run, shout for lbw but it was missing the leg stump. It moved in the air and beat Kallis' attempt to flick it

73.5

Sharma to Kallis, no run, pushes this wide outside off. Hmmm

73.6

Sharma to Kallis, no run, Good one to end the day from Ishant. It landed on a good length outside off and kicked up even as it straightened. Kallis pushed inside the line and the ball leaped past the edge. Smith gets up and applauds Kallis for his gritty knock today.

South Africa 232/4   I Sharma 16-2-39-1

75.1

Sharma to Kallis, no run, lands it on a good length outside off and it wobbles through the corridor to Dhoni

75.2

Sharma to Kallis, no run, Kallis covers the off stump and shoulders arms

75.3

Sharma to Kallis, no run, fuller, straighter, driven back to the bowler

75.4

Sharma to Kallis, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

75.5

Sharma to Kallis, no run, Nice crunchy cover drive but straight to the fielder.. He leaned forward to drive it to the off

75.6

Sharma to Kallis, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone without much fuss

South Africa 232/4   I Sharma 17-3-39-1

77.1

Sharma to Kallis, no run, Kallis makes yet another assured leave outside off.

77.2

Sharma to Kallis, FOUR, Marvellous! Kallis takes a big positive stride forward and drove it well to the left of mid-off. High front elbow and all that jazz.

77.3

Sharma to Kallis, no run, gets back to adjust to the shortening of the length and defends to the on side of the pitch

77.4

Sharma to Kallis, no run, further away from the off stump and Kallis won't have anything to do with it.

77.5

Sharma to Kallis, no run, climbs from short of length and rushes through the off-stump channel, left alone

77.6

Sharma to Kallis, 3 runs, gets back to turn it through midwicket for three runs. Nicely timed.

South Africa 251/4   I Sharma 18-3-46-1

79.1

Sharma to Kallis, no run, full in length around off stump, driven to mid-off

79.2

Sharma to Kallis, no run, leans forward and across, gets close to the line of the ball and defends solidly

79.3

Sharma to Kallis, no run, And again. Solid and right behind the line.

79.4

Sharma to Kallis, no run, decides to let go this one through to Dhoni. He covered the off stump and shouldered his arms.

79.5

Sharma to Kallis, no run, gets forward and across to defend to covers

79.6

Sharma to Kallis, no run, fullish and on the pads, Kallis goes for the flick but gets a leading edge to the off side.

South Africa 252/4   I Sharma 19-4-46-1

81.1

Sharma to Prince, 1 no ball, Ishant oversteps for another no ball.

81.1

Sharma to Prince, no run, bangs it in short but wastes it by sending it well down the leg side

81.2

Sharma to Prince, no run, Three slips and gully watch Prince hop to keep out a shortish delivery. He gloved it on to his thigh pad

81.3

Sharma to Prince, FOUR, Good delivery but edged past gully. It landed on a good length around the off stump line and seamed away. Prince stabbed it of the outer edge and it rolled along the ground and well to the right of diving Sehwag at gully

81.4

Sharma to Prince, 1 run, gets back and across to push it to the on side and it rolls away of the inner half of the bat to backward square-leg region

81.5

Sharma to Kallis, no run, full in length outside off stump, left alone

81.6

Sharma to Kallis, no run, stays at his crease and lets this one fly through to Dhoni

South Africa 259/4   I Sharma 20-4-52-1

90.1

Sharma to Harris, no run, starts with a bouncer and Harris sways away

90.2

Sharma to Harris, no run, kicks up from short of length, Paul goes back to tap it to short-leg

90.3

Sharma to Harris, no run, fuller and this one tilts away from the off stump line, Harris spots it and takes the bat out of the line of trouble

90.4

Sharma to Harris, no run, in the channel outside off stump, left alone

90.5

Sharma to Harris, no run, ooh .. good delivery .. climbed sharply from short of length and harris pushed inside the line

90.6

Sharma to Harris, no run, full in length and outside off and again, Harris pushes inside the line. Dhoni collects.

South Africa 288/8   I Sharma 21-5-52-1

92.1

Sharma to Kallis, FOUR, Crashed! It was a short of length delivery outside off and he arched back to create his own room and flayed it past backward point

92.2

Sharma to Kallis, no run, bouncer around the off stump line and Kallis tries to upper cut it over the slip cordon but doesn't connect

92.3

Sharma to Kallis, no run, gets back to defend to cover

92.4

Sharma to Kallis, no run, slips this one down the leg side, Dhoni collects

92.5

Sharma to Kallis, FOUR, Whack! Crunchy pull. It was the bouncer but Kallis swivels nicely to pull it hard to the square-leg boundary where Gambhir makes a mess. He seemed to have had it covered but didn't time his drive well. Fine shot from Jacques

92.6

Sharma to Kallis, no run, another delivery that lifts outside off, Kallis tries to upper cut but again no wood on leather

South Africa 297/8   I Sharma 22-5-60-1

94.1

Sharma to Kallis, no run, covers his off stump and watches this ball sail through to Dhoni

94.2

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, good-length delivery that moves in towards the off stump, Kallis edges it to the on side. 300 up for South Africa

94.3

Sharma to Harris, no run, gets behind the line and defends towards mid-on

94.4

Sharma to Harris, 1 run, fullish, on the pads, worked to midwicket

94.5

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, sharp movement from outside off and it cramps up Kallis who manages to stab it of the inner edge past square-leg

94.6

Sharma to Harris, 1 run

South Africa 303/8   I Sharma 23-5-64-1

96.1

Sharma to Harris, no run, stays back to defend another shortish delivery.

96.2

Sharma to Harris, no run, this short delivery moves down the leg side.

96.3

Sharma to Harris, no run, shortish around the off stump line, guided to gully

96.4

Sharma to Harris, no run, fullish delivery from Ishant, pushed out to the off side

96.5

Sharma to Harris, no run, from round the stumps now. This one climbs around waist high on the leg stump line, Harris goes back to tap it in front of short-leg

96.6

Sharma to Harris, no run, And again. Not much bounce from Ishant and Harris has no problem, so far, in keeping out these shortish deliveries

South Africa 308/8   I Sharma 24-6-64-1

98.1

Sharma to Harris, OUT, 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.

PL Harris c Pujara b Sharma 7 (55m 41b 0x4 0x6) SR: 17.07

98.2

Sharma to Tsotsobe, no run, a bouncer from round the stumps and Tsotsobe sways away from the line of fire

98.3

Sharma to Tsotsobe, 1 run, chest-high bouncer on the middle stump line, Tsotsobe manages to fend it through the gap between gully and second slip

98.4

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, on the hips, cutting in, worked down to fine-leg region

98.5

Sharma to Tsotsobe, no run, it's a full delivery but Tsotsobe was anticipating a short delivery and moved outside leg stump! he managed to get back in time and jabbed it out to the off. Ishant smiles.

98.6

Sharma to Tsotsobe, no run, This one is a bouncer and Tsotsobe just about manages to get his gloves and bat out of the way. The ball flew past the gloves.

South Africa 312/9   I Sharma 25-6-66-2

100.1

Sharma to Tsotsobe, no run, full delivery just outside off and Tsotsobe is beaten, going for a loose drive

100.2

Sharma to Tsotsobe, no run, still from round the stumps, on the middle stump line, jabbed out to short midwicket

100.3

Sharma to Tsotsobe, no run, banged in short and Tsotsobe watches it sail through Dhoni

100.4

Sharma to Tsotsobe, no run, from over the wicket now, but another harmless sailing through outside off

100.5

Sharma to Tsotsobe, 2 runs, Nice slower one from Ishant. Tsotsobe checks his drive but gets enough wood to clear mid-off

100.6

Sharma to Tsotsobe, no run, kicks up from short of length and rushes past the outside edge. Over to Kallis now.

South Africa 324/9   I Sharma 26-6-68-2

102.1

Sharma to Kallis, no run, cuts in with bounce, from outside off, Kallis stays back to defend it to the off side

102.2

Sharma to Kallis, 2 runs, gets back and across and cuts hard well to the right of Sachin at sweeper cover

102.3

Sharma to Kallis, 2 runs, pushes this one through towards covers and runs hard. Tendulkar comes in from the deep cover but he can't prevent it. In fact he didn't pick up the cleanly. he has had a poor day on the field today

102.4

Sharma to Kallis, FOUR, Edged but there is just a solitary slip standing very wide. It was a good delivery that straightened outside off and Kallis jabs it off the outer edge. It flies between Dhoni and that wide slip

102.5

Sharma to Kallis, no run, stays back to push it to cover

102.6

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis goes back and across to punch it to deep cover region

South Africa 334/9   I Sharma 27-6-77-2
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South Africa v India at Cape Town - Jan 2-6, 2011
Match drawn
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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

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