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Thanks Nitin. Steyn's gearing up and facing him is Gambhir. Excellent resistance by Kallis, and the game, at this stage, is with South Africa. Three slips and a gully.

0.1

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, good length outside off, angling away, pretty wide and Gambhir lets it go

0.2

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, oooh, inside edge, fullish outside off and he pushed at it, got an inside edge and it didn't miss the stumps by much, just bounced over the leg stump

0.3

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length outside off, holds its line and he leaves it be

0.4

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, nipped back in from a good length, steps forward and pats it back to the bowler

0.5

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, some swing and movement off the pitch as well, Gambhir got forward, covered it well and defended it into the leg side

0.6

Steyn to Gambhir, 2 runs, nicely done, straying on the pads and he flicks it away elegantly behind square for a couple of runs

End of over 1 (2 runs) India 2/0
G Gambhir    2* (6b)      DW Steyn    1-0-2-0
V Sehwag    0* (0b)     

Three slips and a short leg for Morkel now, Sehwag on strike

1.1

Morkel to Sehwag, FOUR, straying on the pads and he helps it on its way to the fine-leg boundary, lovely glance down to the fence

1.2

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, extra bounce for Morkel, short of a good length and he goes for the cut, shoots off the pitch and Boucher takes it over his head

1.3

Morkel to Sehwag, no run, superb bounce again, landed on a good length and just took off, Sehwag wisely left it alone and Boucher, this time, had to leap to clasp that

1.4

Morkel to Sehwag, FOUR, uppishly done but safe, full on the pads and it's flicked away in front of square for four more

1.5

Morkel to Sehwag, 1 run, in the air again, full on the off and one hand comes off as he tries to drive it past cover, safe again, a single when there should have been two

1.6

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, back of a length on the off, rocks forward, drops it in front of the bowler, thinks of a single but is sent back, rightly so

End of over 2 (9 runs) India 11/0
G Gambhir    2* (7b)      M Morkel    1-0-9-0
V Sehwag    9* (5b 2x4)      DW Steyn    1-0-2-0

2.1

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, good length on middle and off, gets forward, there is a hint of swing on that one, pushes it towards mid-off

2.2

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, good length on the off and moving away, gets back but tries to push ait it, just beats the outside edge

2.3

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, kept a little low this time, short of a good length, punched it towards cover

2.4

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, back of a length on middle and off, gets back and defends it towards cover

2.5

Steyn to Sehwag, no run

2.6

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, full this time, overpitched and it's driven towards mid-off

End of over 3 (maiden) India 11/0
V Sehwag    9* (11b 2x4)      DW Steyn    2-1-2-0
G Gambhir    2* (7b)      M Morkel    1-0-9-0

Morkel comes from round the wicket

3.1

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, angling in towards off, lands on a good length, gets forward and pushes it to cover

3.2

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off, nipping back in and Gambhir shoulders his arms to that

3.3

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, short on middle and leg, gets back, turns the face and dabs it into the leg side

3.4

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, nipping back in again, short of a good length outside off, Gambhir watches it closely and lets it through

3.5

Morkel to Gambhir, FOUR, full outside off, aiming fuller and Gambhir cashes in, opening the face slightly to square-drive it through point for a boundary

3.6

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, angling down the leg side this time, Gambhir pretends to go after it but he would'nt have reached it

End of over 4 (4 runs) India 15/0
G Gambhir    6* (13b 1x4)      M Morkel    2-0-13-0
V Sehwag    9* (11b 2x4)      DW Steyn    2-1-2-0

A positive start so far for the visitors

4.1

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, banged in short, dropped it short on middle, Sehwag ducks under it well

4.2

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length outside off, shoulders arms to that one

4.3

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, good length and he chases it, there is width and Sehwag wants to absolutely murder it through the off side, misses, Haroon Lorgat watches from one of the VIP sections

4.4

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, fires it on a good length on middle and off, gets forward and defends it solidly

4.5

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, banged it short outside off, Sehwag doesn't bother, lets it be

4.6

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, short of a good length again, in the channel outside off, moving away and he lets it go

End of over 5 (maiden) India 15/0
V Sehwag    9* (17b 2x4)      DW Steyn    3-2-2-0
G Gambhir    6* (13b 1x4)      M Morkel    2-0-13-0

5.1

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, back of a length on middle, gets on the back foot an drops it into the leg side

5.2

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, bangs it short on the off, rocks back and covers it well, knocks it down into the off side

Pradeep: "Sehwag is giving too much respect to Steyn. Hope to see Sehwag challenge Steyn in the last test atleast"

5.3

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, goodish length this time, doesn't rise up much this time, Gambhir rocks forward and defends

5.4

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length outside off, holds its line and Gambhir lets it go

5.5

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, bangs it short on middle, on the body and Gambhir taps it down into the off side

5.6

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, drops it short on the off, gets on the back foot and taps it in front of point

End of over 6 (maiden) India 15/0
G Gambhir    6* (19b 1x4)      M Morkel    3-1-13-0
V Sehwag    9* (17b 2x4)      DW Steyn    3-2-2-0

6.1

Steyn to Sehwag, no run, shortish on middle and off, gets back and punches it towards mid-off

6.2

Steyn to Sehwag, FOUR, blazes it away, short of a good length and Sehwag smacks it hard through the vacant cover region

6.3

Steyn to Sehwag, OUT, 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

V Sehwag c Smith b Steyn 13 (28m 20b 3x4 0x6) SR: 65.00

Laura: "Re Pradeep's comments on Sehwag giving respect to Steyn - I believe he's just sizing him up before the kill. There's nothing more frightening than Sehwag playing patiently" Hmm, you didn't see this coming

Dravid comes in

6.4

Steyn to Dravid, 1 run, short of a good length, came quickly at Dravid who didn't play at it convincingly, closed the face to fend it into the leg side, a single

6.5

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, kept low, bowls it on a good length outside off, gets to Boucher on the second bounce as he lets it go

6.6

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, back of a length on leg stump, pushed off the back foot towards midwicket, an easy single

End of over 7 (5 runs) India 20/1
G Gambhir    6* (21b 1x4)      DW Steyn    4-2-7-1
R Dravid    1* (1b)      M Morkel    3-1-13-0

Three slips for Dravid

7.1

Morkel to Dravid, no run, full outside off, defends it with a slightly open face towards point

7.2

Morkel to Dravid, no run, beaten, beaten, a delivery not unlike the one that got him out in Centurion in the second innings, angling in, just a fraction outside off and shoots away as Dravid plays at it, beaten, is fortunate not to connect

7.3

Morkel to Dravid, no run, gets it to move back in this time, Dravid lets it be this time

7.4

Morkel to Dravid, 3 runs, good timing, full on middle, Dravid just pushes it firmly down the ground past mid-on for three runs

7.5

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, short outside off, good bounce again, slashes hard and misses, held its line

7.6

Morkel to Gambhir, FOUR, missed run-out, Gambhir almost had Dravid run-out there, dropped it off the back foot in front of cover, started off and Dravid responded, Gambhir backed out and Dravid was halfway down the pitch, a sharp throw at the bowler's end that didn't strike, had it done so Dravid was out by a mile

End of over 8 (7 runs) India 27/1
G Gambhir    10* (23b 2x4)      M Morkel    4-1-20-0
R Dravid    4* (5b)      DW Steyn    4-2-7-1

8.1

Steyn to Dravid, no run, bowls it on a good length outside off, gets forward and pushes it to cover

8.2

Steyn to Dravid, no run, fullish on middle and off, gets forward and plays it back to the bowler

8.3

Steyn to Dravid, no run, back of a length, pushes it in front of cover where Duminy's substituting for someone, there was a single there but they backed out, Dravid's arguing with Gambhir now

Duminy's subbing for Kallis

8.4

Steyn to Dravid, no run, good length on the off, gets forward and pushes it towards cover, no chance of a single this time

8.5

Steyn to Dravid, 1 run, short on leg stump, works it off his hips behind square for a single

8.6

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length on middle, gets back and taps it towards point

End of over 9 (1 run) India 28/1
G Gambhir    10* (24b 2x4)      DW Steyn    5-2-8-1
R Dravid    5* (10b)      M Morkel    4-1-20-0

9.1

Morkel to Dravid, no run, solidly defended by Dravid, that held its line, landed on a good length and rolled down towards cover

9.2

Morkel to Dravid, no run, bowling it on a length in the corridor, good carry to the keeper as always from Morkel, left alone

9.3

Morkel to Dravid, no run, there is Amla prowling at short leg, angling in, tries to flick it square, gets an inside edge onto the pads but it lands in front of Amla

9.4

Morkel to Dravid, no run, back of a length on middle, gets on the back foot and plays it to the bowler

9.5

Morkel to Dravid, no run, another Centurion-like delivery that beats the outside off, pitches on the stumps this time and he has to play at it and then straightens to just evade the gloves, super ball

9.6

Morkel to Dravid, no run, back of a length on middle, rocks back and taps it down in front of square leg

End of over 10 (maiden) India 28/1
R Dravid    5* (16b)      M Morkel    5-2-20-0
G Gambhir    10* (24b 2x4)      DW Steyn    5-2-8-1

Paras: "Just noticed that Sehwag has been grossly underperforming since mid 2006 in out of subcontinent matches, averaging 29.... which includes a single test at Adelaide where he scored 151 & 63, without which he averages 22.... Further, half of the innings in this period have been against SAF, against whom he averages 20.. not such a great threat for SA, is he??"

Tsotsobe to bowl now

10.1

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length on the off, drops it down into the leg side

10.2

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, leading edge, sliding on the pads, he wants to drive it through midwicket, gets a leading edge towards extra cover, no movement on that one, just didn't close the face enough

10.3

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, around a good length outside off, opens the face and plays it slightly uppishly but lands in front of point

10.4

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets back and taps it into the off side

10.5

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, OUT, 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

R Dravid run out 5 (21m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

Tendulkar walks in

10.6

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, banged in short outside off, a touch too wide and Tendulkar lets it go

End of over 11 (wicket maiden) India 28/2
SR Tendulkar    0* (1b)      LL Tsotsobe    1-1-0-0
G Gambhir    10* (29b 2x4)      M Morkel    5-2-20-0

11.1

Steyn to Gambhir, FOUR, nice intent from Gambhir, looking to score there and it pays off, short outside off, and he upper cuts it over the slips

11.2

Steyn to Gambhir, 1 run, turns the face this time and works it behind square for a single

11.3

Steyn to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar's off the mark, short of a good length, turned it wide of mid-on for a single

11.4

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, good length outside off, holds its line and Gambhir leaves it be

11.5

Steyn to Gambhir, FOUR, edged and four, short of a good length and was fishing for it, not much footwork there, just played at it, got an outside edge past the diving Prince at third slip for a streaky boundary

11.6

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, lands on a good length outside off, shoulders arms to let it through

End of over 12 (10 runs) India 38/2
G Gambhir    19* (34b 4x4)      DW Steyn    6-2-18-1
SR Tendulkar    1* (2b)      LL Tsotsobe    1-1-0-0

12.1

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, short of a good length, good bounce this time for Tsotso, left alone

12.2

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, 1 run, swung in, pitched up and Tendulkar went for the drive with an open face, bumped it towards slips where Prince fumbles and the crowd thinks it's a drop

12.3

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, slightly short on leg stump, tries to tickle it behind square

12.4

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, back of a length on middle, rocks back and defendsit towards point

12.5

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, nicely driven, bowled fro slightly wide of the crease, on a length on the off stump, pushed through straight to mid-off

12.6

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, sliding it wide of off stump, leaves it alone to the keeper

End of over 13 (2 runs) India 40/2
SR Tendulkar    2* (7b)      LL Tsotsobe    2-1-1-0
G Gambhir    19* (35b 4x4)      DW Steyn    6-2-18-1

13.1

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, short of a good length on the off, gets back and knocks it down in front of point

13.2

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, left it be or at least pretended to, good length and Gambhir was walking forward to that one, prodded at it, it took off and beat the outside edge and Gambhir then tried to shoulder arms

13.3

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, leaves it alone this time, goodish length again, doesn't bother going after that one

13.4

Steyn to Gambhir, 1 run, short ball on leg stump, tucks it around the corner for a single

13.5

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, good length on middle, gets on the back foot and drops it towards point

13.6

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, down the leg side, tries to glance it down fine but makes no contact, Boucher takes it well diving to his left

End of over 14 (1 run) India 41/2
SR Tendulkar    2* (9b)      DW Steyn    7-2-19-1
G Gambhir    20* (39b 4x4)      LL Tsotsobe    2-1-1-0

14.1

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, back of a length on middle, gets on the back foot and knocks it down in front of midwicket

14.2

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, drops it short on middle, Gambhir gets on the back foot and drops it on the pitch

14.3

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, 2 runs, guided, fullish outside off, gets forward, opens the face and steers it between gully and point for a couple of runs

14.4

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, back of a length on middle, rocks back and knocks it down into the leg side in front of square leg

14.5

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, slightly short on leg stump, turns it away towards square leg

14.6

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, short ball outside off, holds its line and again, good carry through to Boucher, Gambhir lets it be

End of over 15 (2 runs) India 43/2
G Gambhir    22* (45b 4x4)      LL Tsotsobe    3-1-3-0
SR Tendulkar    2* (9b)      DW Steyn    7-2-19-1

This could be the last over before tea

15.1

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, good length on the off, gets forward and knocksit down solidly into the leg side

15.2

Steyn to Tendulkar, 2 runs, nicely done, bowled it on a good length on middle, works it away through square leg for a couple of runs

15.3

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, a hint of away swing on that one, pushes that full on the off, gets forward and plays it towards cover

15.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, FOUR, lovely, angling it towards middle and leg, gets forward and drives it elegantly through the vacant midwicket region for a boundary

15.5

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, good length on the off, strides forward and taps it towards cover

15.6

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, bangs it short outside off, lets it through to the keeper to end South Africa's session

South Africa have undermined India's fightback, first with Kallis batting with the tail determinedly to take his team to 362 and now with the team doing well in the field to limit India in their reply. Sehwag pushed one uppishly to be caught - he's not had a great run this series - while Dravid continued to struggle, this time being run out - he had looked quite indecisive throughout his stay. At 49 for 2, India need to rebuild. Much fun lies in store. See you after tea.

End of over 16 (6 runs) India 49/2
SR Tendulkar    8* (15b 1x4)      DW Steyn    8-2-25-1
G Gambhir    22* (45b 4x4)      LL Tsotsobe    3-1-3-0

Welcome back to the final session. This is Sriram Veera here and Raghav will be scoring this session.

16.1

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, starts from round the stumps, Full in length and outside off stump, Gambhir reaches out for the cover drive but the ball shapes in to clip the inside edge and rolls to the on side

Kallis is still out in the pavilion. side strain. Duminy is the substitute

16.2

Morkel to Gambhir, 2 runs, Much better from Gambhir this time. he takes a bigger stride across to come close to the line of the ball and drives through covers

16.3

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, Morne reminds him about the challenges that lie ahead with a bouncer and Gambhir ducks.

16.4

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, sprays this one down the leg side and Boucher collects

16.5

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, gets forward to play a compact-looking forward defensive push

16.6

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, fuller and just outside off, Gambhir drives to right of Smith at cover

End of over 17 (2 runs) India 51/2
G Gambhir    24* (51b 4x4)      M Morkel    6-2-22-0
SR Tendulkar    8* (15b 1x4)      DW Steyn    8-2-25-1

Three slips and gully in as Tsotsobe gets ready to bowl

17.1

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, tests Tendulkar with a delivery in the channel, left alone.

17.2

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, And again. Tendulkar watches it sail through to Bouch

17.3

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, gets forward and across to defend a similar delivery this time.

17.4

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, Lovely delivery. In that zone again, Tendulkar flirts with danger and just about holds his bat inside the line. He was out, edging Tsotsobe to the slips previously in this series

17.5

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, shorter in length, bit more bounce, Tendulkar pushes it out to cover

17.6

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, FOUR, Almost a chance at third slip Prince doesn't even go for it. What happened there?. It was the full length delivery outside off that we were just talking about two balls back and Tendulkar went for his on-the-up cover drive. He didn't get close to the line and ended up edging it high to the left of third slip. Prince jumped but didn't get his hands over his head. If he had he definitely would have got his hands to it at least. He jumped but seemed to give up on the possibility of the catch

End of over 18 (4 runs) India 55/2
SR Tendulkar    12* (21b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    4-1-7-0
G Gambhir    24* (51b 4x4)      M Morkel    6-2-22-0

18.1

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, banged in short and it goes down the leg side. Gambhir has a waft at it and Boucher collects

18.2

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, pushes this one to covers

18.3

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, gets forward to tuck this to midwicket

18.4

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, Another lifter and Gambhir is in trouble. He hopped to clip it to the on side and missed. The ball crashed into his rib cage. And he slowly bent his knees and sunk to the ground

18.5

Morkel to Gambhir, 1 no ball, fuller and slanting away from Gautam who leaves it

18.5

Morkel to Gambhir, 2 runs, on the pads, comfortable height this time and Gambhir clips it away past square-leg

18.6

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, kicks up from a back of length and rushes through to Boucher who takes it in front of his face

End of over 19 (3 runs) India 58/2
G Gambhir    26* (58b 4x4)      M Morkel    7-2-25-0
SR Tendulkar    12* (21b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    4-1-7-0

19.1

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, 1 run, tucks this to fine-leg for a single

19.2

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run

19.3

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, short in length, bounces around the off stump, pushed to the off

19.4

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, homing in on the middle and off line and Gambhir actually makes it look better than it was. He tries to work it across the line and gets a leading edge to the off

19.5

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, gets back and across to defend to cover

19.6

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, FOUR, Crunched! It was a short of length delivery and there was width on offer outside off and Gambhir rocked back to flay it through point

End of over 20 (5 runs) India 63/2
G Gambhir    30* (63b 5x4)      LL Tsotsobe    5-1-12-0
SR Tendulkar    13* (22b 2x4)      M Morkel    7-2-25-0

20.1

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run, full in length, moving in towards the middle stump line and Tendulkar drives to short midwicket

20.2

Morkel to Tendulkar, 1 run, stays back to tap this short-of-length delivery past backward point for a single

20.3

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, gets to kick up from round the stumps and from just short of a good length, Gambhir hops to defend.

20.4

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, Almost! The teaser! I twas the full delivery well outside off and Gambhir chased it on a bent knee. The ball rushed past the edge. Oohs and aahs go around the slip cordon

20.5

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, Back to what he is known for: Extra bounce from short of length. Gambhir rides the bounce to defend it to the on side

20.6

Morkel to Gambhir, FOUR, Morne checks his foot work with a full delivery, trying to trap him lbw, but Gambhir rises to the occasion; he swiftly moved forward and played a stylish flick to the boundary

End of over 21 (5 runs) India 68/2
G Gambhir    34* (67b 6x4)      M Morkel    8-2-30-0
SR Tendulkar    14* (24b 2x4)      LL Tsotsobe    5-1-12-0

21.1

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, flighted delivery on a good length around off and Tendulkar pushed slightly outside the line and edged it wide of the short-leg fielder ..

21.2

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, pushes right behind the line this time and the ball rolls to the on side

21.3

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward to push it quietly to the on side

21.4

Harris to Tendulkar, 1 run, leans forward to nudge this one towards square-leg

21.5

Harris to Gambhir, FOUR, Gambhir is a very good player of spin and he shows that by rocking back to cut a slightly short-of-length delivery to the point boundary

Now there is a deep point in place

21.6

Harris to Gambhir, no run, leans forward to push this to short midwicket

End of over 22 (5 runs) India 73/2
G Gambhir    38* (69b 7x4)      PL Harris    1-0-5-0
SR Tendulkar    15* (28b 2x4)      M Morkel    8-2-30-0

22.1

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run, Brute beauty! It leaped from short of length and held its line outside off. TEndulkar was beaten, pushing inside the line

22.2

Morkel to Tendulkar, FOUR, overpitches this on the legs and Tendulkar doesn't miss out: flicks it to the boundary

22.3

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run, lands on a good length and moves in towards the off stump, Tendulkar defends to short extra cover

22.4

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run, stays at his crease and works this incoming delivery to backward square-leg

22.5

Morkel to Tendulkar, FOUR, Shot! He took a short step forward and drove the full-length delivery past Morne Morkel. Vintage

22.6

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run, works this one to the square-leg region

End of over 23 (8 runs) India 81/2
SR Tendulkar    23* (34b 4x4)      M Morkel    9-2-38-0
G Gambhir    38* (69b 7x4)      PL Harris    1-0-5-0

23.1

Harris to Gambhir, 1 run, takes a couple of steps down the track and on drives to long-on.

23.2

Harris to Tendulkar, 1 run, goes down on his knee to sweep it behind square-leg for a single

Harris goes over the wicket to left-handed Gambhir

23.3

Harris to Gambhir, no run, And hits the rough right away! It turns and also, keeps a touch low.. Gambhir goes for the cut but the bat flashes well above the ball

23.4

Harris to Gambhir, no run, leans forward to defend to the on side

23.5

Harris to Gambhir, no run, moves down the track and drives the flighted delivery back to Harris

23.6

Harris to Gambhir, 1 run, on the middle and Gambhir turns it past square-leg

End of over 24 (3 runs) India 84/2
G Gambhir    40* (74b 7x4)      PL Harris    2-0-8-0
SR Tendulkar    24* (35b 4x4)      M Morkel    9-2-38-0

Lonwabo Tsotsobe replaces Morne

24.1

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, 2 runs, full in length, tailing towards the pads, clipped to deep square-leg for couple of runs

24.2

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, on the middle and leg, tucked to left of square-leg where Amla makes a tumbling stop

24.3

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, 1 run, fullish and Gambhir flicks it to deep backward square-leg for a single

24.4

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, full and outside off, Tendulkar reaches across and checks his drive, ends up pushing it quietly to the off side.

24.5

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, in the same corridor, Tendulkar shoulders arms

24.6

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, nice teasing delivery, angling across Tendulkar who allows it to pass through to Bouch

End of over 25 (3 runs) India 87/2
SR Tendulkar    24* (38b 4x4)      LL Tsotsobe    6-1-15-0
G Gambhir    43* (77b 7x4)      PL Harris    2-0-8-0

25.1

Harris to Gambhir, no run, slip, short-leg in and Gambhir goes down the track but doesn't reach the pitch of the ball and pads it away

25.2

Harris to Gambhir, no run, leans forward to work this from the middle stump line to midwicket

25.3

Harris to Gambhir, 1 run, flighted on a length around off, driven to long-on

25.4

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, Loud shout for lbw but Taufel turns it down. It landed on a length on the middle and leg and skidded towards the leg stump. Tendulkar went back after pressing forward initially and tried to work it to square-leg but missed it. The ball hit the pad on the knee roll and hawk eye says it would have clipped the outer half of the leg stump.

25.5

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward to defend it

25.6

Harris to Tendulkar, FOUR, skips down the track this time, reaches the pitch of the flighted delivery and drives through covers

End of over 26 (5 runs) India 92/2
SR Tendulkar    28* (41b 5x4)      PL Harris    3-0-13-0
G Gambhir    44* (80b 7x4)      LL Tsotsobe    6-1-15-0

26.1

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, 2 runs, Edged but short of gully. Gambhir has a tendency to defend with an angled bat. Some times, it opens up to the off and sometimes he shuts it too quickly. This time, he tried to push the length delivery from the off stump line to the leg side and got a leading edge but it doesn't carry

26.2

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, FOUR, brings up his fifty with a wristy flick through midwicket. It was the full pitched delivery on middle and coming in from that angle

26.3

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, pushes this further outside off and Gambhir lets it go

26.4

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, this one comes in from outside but not enough to warrant a shot

26.5

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, in the channel outside off, left alone

26.6

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, full in length, around the off stump line, Gambhir leans across to defend

End of over 27 (6 runs) India 98/2
G Gambhir    50* (86b 8x4)      LL Tsotsobe    7-1-21-0
SR Tendulkar    28* (41b 5x4)      PL Harris    3-0-13-0

Drinks break

27.1

Harris to Tendulkar, 1 run, leans forward to drive the full delivery on the middle and off line to mid-off

27.2

Harris to Gambhir, no run, lands on a good length and straightens outside off, defended to the off

27.3

Harris to Gambhir, 1 run, on the pads and Gambhir tickles it around the corner behind square-leg for a single.

27.4

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, on the middle stump, Tendulkar leans forward, ensures his front leg doesn't come across, and defends

27.5

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, And again.

27.6

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, leans well forward to defend the delivery on the off stump line

End of over 28 (2 runs) India 100/2
SR Tendulkar    29* (45b 5x4)      PL Harris    4-0-15-0
G Gambhir    51* (88b 8x4)      LL Tsotsobe    7-1-21-0

Richard: "Harris has done a job for SA in his 37 tests but with Tahir available , I think he won't get number 38"

28.1

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, full in length on the off stump line, pushed towards mid-on

28.2

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, low full toss outside off stump, pushed gently to cover

28.3

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, hits the deck and gets it to bounce outside off. Gambhir adjusts to the extra bounce and steers it to gully. He then suggests he should have let it go

28.4

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, cuts in from outside off, Gambhir is confident that it won't come back in enough to trouble his off stump and so, shoulders arms

28.5

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, short in length and a tad wider outside off, left alone again

28.6

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, 4 leg byes, Ouch! It was the lifting delivery that cut right into the line of the stumps. Gambhir hopped, took his eyes off the ball and put his bat as a shield. The ball evaded it and ran of the elbow to the fine-leg boundary.

End of over 29 (4 runs, maiden) India 104/2
G Gambhir    51* (94b 8x4)      LL Tsotsobe    8-2-21-0
SR Tendulkar    29* (45b 5x4)      PL Harris    4-0-15-0

29.1

Harris to Tendulkar, 2 runs, drifts to the pads, nurdled to fine-leg region

29.2

Harris to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the pads again, worked behind square-leg for a single

29.3

Harris to Gambhir, no run, nicely flighted delivery inviting an off drive and Gambhir drives to short extra cover

29.4

Harris to Gambhir, no run, flatter, Gambhir leans across to push it back to Harris

29.5

Harris to Gambhir, no run, moves down the track and taps this one to the on side of the pitch

29.6

Harris to Gambhir, no run, around the off stump line, eased back to the bowler

End of over 30 (3 runs) India 107/2
G Gambhir    51* (98b 8x4)      PL Harris    5-0-18-0
SR Tendulkar    32* (47b 5x4)      LL Tsotsobe    8-2-21-0

Yash Daga: "@ Richard: And the word is that he [Imran Tahir] is better than Botha??"

30.1

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, from round the stumps now. This one angles in towards middle and Tendulkar doesn't connect properly with his attempted dab to the on side. Boucher has a word with Harris

30.2

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, gets this to hold its line outside off but a tad too wide to interest Tendulkar. If he can do it closer to the off ... it could get interesting. Rmbr, Tsotsobe is bowling from round the stumps now

30.3

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, 2 runs, oh! he has gone back over the stumps now. And this one is on the pads, tucked to fine-leg region

30.4

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, bouncer on the off stump line and Tendulkar bends his knees and sways away from the line

30.5

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, Another bouncer on the off stump line and this time Tendulkar goes down under

30.6

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, nice delivery- fuller and in the zone outside off, Tendulkar thinks about the drive but lets it go

End of over 31 (2 runs) India 109/2
SR Tendulkar    34* (53b 5x4)      LL Tsotsobe    9-2-23-0
G Gambhir    51* (98b 8x4)      PL Harris    5-0-18-0

31.1

Harris to Gambhir, 1 run, just outside off stump, cut to deep point for a single

31.2

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, on the middle stump line, defended on the front foot

31.3

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up outside off stump and Tendulkar drives inside out to cover

31.4

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, leans well forward to defend it down the pitch

31.5

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, on the off and middle stump line, again undercuts the ball, Tendulkar goes back to punch it to the off

31.6

Harris to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the pads, turned behind square-leg

End of over 32 (2 runs) India 111/2
SR Tendulkar    35* (58b 5x4)      PL Harris    6-0-20-0
G Gambhir    52* (99b 8x4)      LL Tsotsobe    9-2-23-0

Muneeb: "@ the Botha vs. Tahir argument - clearly you folks have not seen Tahir bowl. His a leg-spinner, who's googly spins more than Botha's offbreak! 30 wickets in 4 domestic matches..on SA pitches!"

32.1

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, full in length and in the zone outside off, left alone

32.2

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, pushes this well outside off, left alone

32.3

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, pitches on a good length outside off and it veers further away, left alone

32.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, And again. He is pitching it on the fifth stump and getting it to move away. Tendulkar has left all of them alone so far.

32.5

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, Yet again. This one just about held its line but wide enough not to play at it.

32.6

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, closer to the off and Tendulkar gets across to defend it to the off side

End of over 33 (maiden) India 111/2
SR Tendulkar    35* (64b 5x4)      DW Steyn    9-3-25-1
G Gambhir    52* (99b 8x4)      PL Harris    6-0-20-0

33.1

Harris to Gambhir, no run, gets well forward and across to defend

33.2

Harris to Gambhir, no run, drops this on a good length outside off, pushed back to him

33.3

Harris to Gambhir, 1 run, slower, bit more air, around off, driven to mid-on for a single

33.4

Harris to Tendulkar, 1 run, on the middle and leg, tapped past square-leg for a single

33.5

Harris to Gambhir, no run, moves down the track and on drives it to midwicket

33.6

Harris to Gambhir, no run, leans across and works this full delivery to midwicket again

End of over 34 (2 runs) India 113/2
G Gambhir    53* (104b 8x4)      PL Harris    7-0-22-0
SR Tendulkar    36* (65b 5x4)      DW Steyn    9-3-25-1

34.1

Steyn to Tendulkar, 1 run, banged in short of length around off, Tendulkar wrists it down and wide of mid-on for a single

34.2

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, in the zone outside off, angling away from Gautam who shoulders arms

34.3

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, And again. Gambhir shuffles across to cover his off stump before letting it go through

34.4

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, this one keeps low and bounces once before it reached Bouch. Hmm!

34.5

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, around the off stump line, Gambhir nudges it towards backward point

34.6

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, beatne outside off! This one lands full in length outside off and Gambhir went for the off drive. Much like how Prince did earlier to Sreesanth. Unlike that ball, though, this one just holds its line and goes through the bat and pad gap and rushes past the off stump

End of over 35 (1 run) India 114/2
G Gambhir    53* (109b 8x4)      DW Steyn    10-3-26-1
SR Tendulkar    37* (66b 5x4)      PL Harris    7-0-22-0

35.1

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, flighted again, on middle this time and Sachin defends compactly down the pitch

35.2

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, tossed up on the pads, Sachin clips it through midwicket

35.3

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, tires to work this with the spin off the pads, and gets it past short leg, but can't get the run

35.4

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, this time, Amla at short leg intervenes and Sachin stays on strike

35.5

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, looped in from wide of the crease, Sachin presses forward to smother the turn

35.6

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, fired in a little quicker, same reaction from Sachin. Resolute defence down the track to complete the maiden

End of over 36 (maiden) India 114/2
SR Tendulkar    37* (72b 5x4)      PL Harris    8-1-22-0
G Gambhir    53* (109b 8x4)      DW Steyn    10-3-26-1

36.1

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, slanted across Gambhir from over the wicket. Back of a length and an easy leave

36.2

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, fuller and a touch of late movement away from leg stump, Gambhir covers the line well and defends to the off side

36.3

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, sharp lifter, looking to kiss Gambhir's splice on the way through, but he does well to drop the wrists in time and let it go

36.4

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, and he's nearly fallen for the full and fast delivery slanting across. Gambhir tries to drive without getting the front foot across and gets an inside edge that could have gone anywhere. It, however, went no where

36.5

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, holds the length back and gets one to angle across again. No sideways movement for Steyn when he drops it short of a length. Gambhir easily covers the line and defends from the crease

36.6

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, back of a length outside off to end the over and Gambhir stays calm - another defensive shot to the off side. Another maiden

End of over 37 (maiden) India 114/2
G Gambhir    53* (115b 8x4)      DW Steyn    11-4-26-1
SR Tendulkar    37* (72b 5x4)      PL Harris    8-1-22-0

37.1

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, from round the stumps, on the middle stump line, pushed to the on side

37.2

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, fuller and Tendulkar stumbles forward to push it firmly to midwicket

37.3

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, on the leg stump line, eased to midwicket again

37.4

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, on the middle and leg, Tendulkar stays on the leg-stump line and drives it back to the bowler

37.5

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, quicker and it slips to the pads, Tendulkar allows it to hit his pad and roll away

37.6

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, undercuts this one on the middle stump line, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 38 (maiden) India 114/2
SR Tendulkar    37* (78b 5x4)      PL Harris    9-2-22-0
G Gambhir    53* (115b 8x4)      DW Steyn    11-4-26-1

Coming up later today in Plays of the day from Sid Monga. One of them is this gem: "Not sure if he didn't like the way Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir were batting, but in the 35th over of India's innings, a man chose to streak, skilfully dodging the security guards, who frankly seemed athletically inferior to the man on the mission. As he passed Duminy at the backward square leg, the fielder - perhaps in self-defence - made a mock charge towards the streaker. That hurried the man's departure off the field, but he ran himself pretty hard into the fence, a moment Paul harris, standing in the slips, particularly enjoyed, expressing his pleasure by clapping and laughing. The almost naked man had his moment in the Cape Town sun, but won't quite enjoy what authorities might do to him."

38.1

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, around the off stump line, defended to the off side

38.2

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, in the zone outside off stump, left alone

38.3

Steyn to Gambhir, 1 run, Nasty lifted on the leg and middle stump line, climbs to front shoulder and Gambhir takes his bottom-hand off the handle and manages to fend it behind square-leg

38.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, 1 run, fullish, on the legs, nurdled behind square-leg

38.5

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, whoa! A sharp bouncer on the off stump line this time and Gambhir was about to try to fend it before he let it fly over his left shoulder

38.6

Steyn to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller, on the leg and middle, clipped past square-leg for a single

Drinks break

End of over 39 (3 runs) India 117/2
G Gambhir    55* (120b 8x4)      DW Steyn    12-4-29-1
SR Tendulkar    38* (79b 5x4)      PL Harris    9-2-22-0

Kamlesh Chauhan: "Oh.. Not again.. on its last tour Indians stopped scoring during 2nd innings and pressure started mounting and eventually Indians were bowled out cheaply... batsmen were Sachin n Dravid that time and now Sachin and Gambhir...Come on guys.. dig yourself out of it...."

Johan Mostert: "Comment on Tahir: Good player, but remember 30 wickets against SA franchise batsman - not the best facing wrist spin. Would however be interesting to see him go against some seasoned sub continent batsman."

39.1

Harris to Gambhir, 2 runs, on the leg stump line, very full, Gambhir wrists it to fine-leg region

39.2

Harris to Gambhir, 1 run, gets forward to ease this through midwicket for a single

39.3

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, on the off stump line, pushed back to the bowler

39.4

Harris to Tendulkar, 1 run, full and on the middle stump line, on driven to long-on for a single

39.5

Harris to Gambhir, no run, leans well forward to defend it back down the track

39.6

Harris to Gambhir, no run, around the off stump line. Gambhir stretches across to defend

End of over 40 (4 runs) India 121/2
G Gambhir    58* (124b 8x4)      PL Harris    10-2-26-0
SR Tendulkar    39* (81b 5x4)      DW Steyn    12-4-29-1

40.1

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, in the zone outside off, left alone

40.2

Steyn to Tendulkar, 2 runs, fullish, on the middle stump line, worked through midwicket for a single but hold on they will get one more .. overthrows..

40.3

Steyn to Tendulkar, no run, short in length and outside off stump, Tendulkar reaches out, bat away from the body, and pushes it out to the off side

40.4

Steyn to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, Steyn holds his right arm after releasing this one. It was tucked to fine-leg region. Steyn is in some pain.

40.5

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, bangs it short of length and it jumps up outside off, Gambhir rides the bounce and steers it to gully

40.6

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, hops again and gets on top of the bounce and chops it to backward point

End of over 41 (3 runs) India 124/2
G Gambhir    58* (126b 8x4)      DW Steyn    13-4-31-1
SR Tendulkar    41* (85b 5x4)      PL Harris    10-2-26-0

NPS: "I think this pair esp. Tendulkar is fully aware of their scoring rate. they were going at over 4 an over before this slowdown leading to drinks break. india is still 250 runs behind with a lot of time left in the game. set batsmen can afford to buy some time to play off overs (steyn being batted out) as they already have some runs under their belt. this is very deliberate and calculated. they will pick up scoring as soon as steyn (gambhir -lefty facing most of his bowling right now) is out of attack and once again slow down in the last half hour. test cricket strategy being well executed here..."

41.1

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run, full in length and outside off stump, Tendulkar shoulders arms

41.2

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run, lovely delivery. It landed on a good length around off and bounced even as it straightened. Tendulkar was leaning forward to defend and was surprised by the extra bounce but adjusted by taking the bottom-hand off

41.3

Morkel to Tendulkar, 1 run, leans across to play the off drive but the ball rolls of the inner half of the bat to mid-on

41.4

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, full in length and in the zone outside off, left alone

41.5

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, around the off stump, from a good length, this time Gambhir yanks his bottom-hand off the bat and defends

41.6

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, lands short in length around the leg stump line and moves across, Gambhir hops to defend and edges it to his body

End of over 42 (1 run) India 125/2
G Gambhir    58* (129b 8x4)      M Morkel    10-2-39-0
SR Tendulkar    42* (88b 5x4)      DW Steyn    13-4-31-1

42.1

Harris to Tendulkar, no run, leans forward to defend it back to Harris

42.2

Harris to Tendulkar, 1 run, full and on the middle, Tendulkar pings long-on

42.3

Harris to Gambhir, no run, really full delivery around the off stump line, Gambhir tries to whip it across the line and edges it to his pad. Harris lets out a cry of agony

42.4

Harris to Gambhir, 1 run, skips down the track and off drives to mid-off

42.5

Harris to Tendulkar, 1 run, And Tendulkar goes down the track this time and drives to long-on

42.6

Harris to Gambhir, no run, leans across to tap it to the on side of the pitch

End of over 43 (3 runs) India 128/2
G Gambhir    59* (132b 8x4)      PL Harris    11-2-29-0
SR Tendulkar    44* (91b 5x4)      M Morkel    10-2-39-0

43.1

Morkel to Tendulkar, 1 run, Tendulkar is late in getting forward for the drive and the ball rolls away of the inner half of the bat to the on side

43.2

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, gets back and across to punch it to cover

GSS: "Tendulkar and Gambhir: Highest partnership of the match so far! Keep going."

43.3

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, on the pads, pushed to the on side

43.4

Morkel to Gambhir, 1 run, lands outside leg stump, moves towards middle and leg, dabbed away to fine-leg region

43.5

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run, full in length, around the off and middle, Tendulkar gets forward to present the full bat-face in defense

43.6

Morkel to Tendulkar, 1 wide, ooh .. Wide outside the off stump and Taufel extends his arms

43.6

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run, in the zone outside off and Boucher collects

End of over 44 (3 runs) India 131/2
SR Tendulkar    45* (94b 5x4)      M Morkel    11-2-42-0
G Gambhir    60* (135b 8x4)      PL Harris    11-2-29-0

Tsotsobe to bowl

44.1

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, 1 run, Dropped by AB de Villiers at second slip! Oh what a clanger. Gambhir went after a good-length delivery outside off stump and it flew fast to the right of AB who clanged it. It burst off his palms. He jumped and went with both hands but at the last instant, never got them together! It crashed into the his right palm and popped out. Kallis would have taken it I guess.

44.2

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, Shout for lbw but it pitched outside leg stump. It straightened and hit Tendulkar on his pad

44.3

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, in the corridor outside off, left alone

44.4

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, on the pads, rolls away behind square-leg

44.5

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, 2 runs, leans across to flick it through midwicket for couple of runs

44.6

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, 1 run, banged in short outside off, steered past point. Eventful over ends. Tsotsobe should have had Gambhir but ...

End of over 45 (5 runs) India 136/2
G Gambhir    64* (138b 8x4)      LL Tsotsobe    10-2-27-0
SR Tendulkar    45* (97b 5x4)      M Morkel    11-2-42-0

Hari Rajagopalan: "I think that both comments on Ghambir and Tendulkar going slow are valid. While it could be a well executed strategy, there is the danger of both of them being bogged down. Pressure piling on them and both getting out in quick succession trying to increase the run rate. On the other side, it is close to end of the day and so long as we end the day with no more wickets lost we should be ok. I can see both sides to the argument. But I think that slowing it down a bit and cutting out the risk is worth taking." FMS?!

45.1

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, banged in short outside off, Gambhir hops to push it to point

45.2

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, he jumps again and stabs it on to his body. Morne pounds away relentlessly and more often than not gets some extra bounce from most surfaces

45.3

Morkel to Gambhir, 1 run, hops again and clips this off his pads to square-leg

45.4

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run, in the zone outside off and Tendulkar lets Bouch take it

45.5

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run, fuller in length, in the corridor, left alone

45.6

Morkel to Tendulkar, 2 runs, low full toss on the leg stump, Tendulkar works it through midwicket for couple of runs

End of over 46 (3 runs) India 139/2
SR Tendulkar    47* (100b 5x4)      M Morkel    12-2-45-0
G Gambhir    65* (141b 8x4)      LL Tsotsobe    10-2-27-0

46.1

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, jumps from short of length outside off, steered to point

46.2

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, lets this one to fly through to Boucher

46.3

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, lands well outside off and moves in a bit, left alone

46.4

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, hmm .. beaten on the cut. It was short and there was some width, Gambhir went for the cut but the ball flew over the blade.

46.5

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, That tendency to shut bat-face again .. he tries to tap the length delivery on the off stump line to the on side and gets a leading edge to cover

46.6

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, gives him some width and checks if he takes the risk; Gambhir lets this one go through to the keeper

End of over 47 (maiden) India 139/2
G Gambhir    65* (147b 8x4)      LL Tsotsobe    11-3-27-0
SR Tendulkar    47* (100b 5x4)      M Morkel    12-2-45-0

47.1

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run, full in length and moving away after landing outside off stump line, left alone

47.2

Morkel to Tendulkar, no run, And again. Morne teases Tendulkar with a full-length delivery outside off, Tendulkar resists

47.3

Morkel to Tendulkar, 1 leg bye, runs off the pads for a run

47.4

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, kicks up from short of length and Gambhir jumps to defend to point

47.5

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, Good sharp bouncer on the middle stump line and Gambhir is in trouble. He jumps and tries to ride the bounce- much better to leave those -and it goes off the handle to backward point. He took the bottom-hand of the handle at the last instant and that softened the blow

47.6

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, gets forward to push this to the off side

End of over 48 (1 run, maiden) India 140/2
G Gambhir    65* (150b 8x4)      M Morkel    13-3-45-0
SR Tendulkar    47* (103b 5x4)      LL Tsotsobe    11-3-27-0

Mohit Goyal: "Did that "FMS" mean False Memory Syndrome or did it mean Flying Machine Simulator which would make people hop places quickly?!" Ha! such curiosity?! it was to find out whether Hari was from the Faculty of Managment Studies Delhi. The name was familiar. And he was from there.

48.1

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, no run, gets on top of the bounce to defend to the off side

48.2

Tsotsobe to Tendulkar, 1 run, gets behind the line to tuck this one to square-leg for a single

48.3

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, full in length on the middle, pushed out to mid-on

48.4

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, lands on a length outside off and moves in towards the off stump. Gambhir shoulders arms and it flies over the off stump. Tsotsobe does the facepalm!

48.5

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, leans forward to defend back to the bowler.

Four minutes before close of play I reckon

48.6

Tsotsobe to Gambhir, no run, high and harmless bouncer outside off, Gautam ducks

End of over 49 (1 run) India 141/2
G Gambhir    65* (154b 8x4)      LL Tsotsobe    12-3-28-0
SR Tendulkar    48* (105b 5x4)      M Morkel    13-3-45-0

Final over of the day

49.1

Morkel to Tendulkar, 1 run, Full in length and outside off, Tendulkar pushes outside the line and the ball runs away of the edge to midwicket

Steyn gets across to have a chat with Morne

49.2

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, banged in short outside off, Gambhir sometimes plays at those but lets it go this time

49.3

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, another lifter, on the body this time on the middle stump line, Gambhir leaps up, gets on top of the bounce and jabs it down in front of short-leg

49.4

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, Yet another lifter, this time on the off stump line and Gambhir allows it to fly through to Boucher

49.5

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, in the corridor outside off, angling away, left alone

49.6

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, And Gambhir lets the final ball of the day to sneak through to the keeper.

End of day 2. These two have added 114 runs from 39.1 overs. Tendulkar had couple of moments of trouble: The first mistake saw the ball fly over Prince at third slip. The second led a lbw shout. Gambhir was dropped twice but has fought it out there. He was repeatedly hopping and jumping to ride the bounce and will retire to the pavilion unbeaten. Earlier, in the day, Kallis and Sreesanth put on a fine show.

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End of over 50 (1 run) India 142/2
G Gambhir    65* (159b 8x4)      M Morkel    14-3-46-0
SR Tendulkar    49* (106b 5x4)      LL Tsotsobe    12-3-28-0
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
Series Results
South Africa v India at Cape Town - Jan 2-6, 2011
Match drawn
South Africa v India at Durban - Dec 26-29, 2010
India won by 87 runs
South Africa v India at Centurion - Dec 16-20, 2010
South Africa won by an innings and 25 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

Sachin Tendulkar waves to the crowd after what is likely to be his last Test in South Africa

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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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