India tour of South Africa, 3rd Test: South Africa v India at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2011
2,3,4,5,6 January 2011 (5-day match)
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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

India 19/1   G Gambhir 6* (19b 1x4)   DW Steyn 3.3-2-6-1
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

India 28/2   G Gambhir 10* (29b 2x4)   LL Tsotsobe 0.5-0-0-0
71.2

Harris to Gambhir, OUT, the last one was a snorter that leaped from the rough and turned in. This one didn't spin in much but Gambhir, obviously affected by the last delivery, chose to poke at this one and got a thin edge. Boucher takes a good catch. It was a fine determined gritty effort from Gambhir

G Gambhir c †Boucher b Harris 93 (318m 222b 13x4 0x6) SR: 41.89

India 204/3   SR Tendulkar 78* (171b 10x4)   PL Harris 15.2-3-40-1
79.4

Harris to Tendulkar, OUT, Laxman is run out Tendulkar is dropped and Laxman is out! Here is what happened: Tendulkar went down the track and smashed it hard in the air to right of Harris who just about managed to get his right hand to it. Laxman was outside his crease and the ball fell on the stumps at his end! Run out! Harris is bleeding. Blood on the pitch but he has run out, albeit accidentally, Laxman. Big moment this.

VVS Laxman run out 15 (35m 19b 3x4 0x6) SR: 78.94

India 235/4   SR Tendulkar 94* (202b 12x4)   PL Harris 17.4-4-53-1
82.6

Steyn to Pujara, OUT, That's Shane Warne at 134 kph! That's the end of Pujara. You need a huge dose of luck if you want to survive these. Pujara didn't have it. Steyn gets the away movement going again, this time from leg stump. It landed on a length and opened Pujara up as he desperately tried to cover the line. It defeated his prod and thudded into the back pad in front of middle. What. A. Ball.

CA Pujara lbw b Steyn 2 (17m 14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

India 237/5   SR Tendulkar 94* (208b 12x4)   DW Steyn 20-8-42-2
84.3

Steyn to Dhoni, OUT, It's the new ball and it is Steyn all the way since lunch. Another inch-perfect outswinger from a length, Dhoni played at it like a zombie - no feet movement, no nothing. Seemed like he wanted to steer it square, he ended up playing it straight into third slip's hands. India are disintegrating here.

MS Dhoni c Prince b Steyn 0 (9m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

India 247/6   SR Tendulkar 104* (214b 13x4 1x6)   DW Steyn 19.3-8-42-3
110.1

Steyn to Harbhajan Singh, OUT, The bouncer takes out Harbhajan! He went for the short-arm pull but didn't connect too well. JP Duminy ran in from deep square-leg and pouches it . Fiesty counter-attacking knock ends. India trail by 39

Harbhajan Singh c sub (JP Duminy) b Steyn 40 (117m 67b 3x4 2x6) SR: 59.70

India 323/7   SR Tendulkar 137* (301b 17x4 1x6)   DW Steyn 23.1-9-57-4
113.3

Morkel to Tendulkar, OUT, Tendulkar falls. It was a good-length delivery that landed on the off-stump line and hit the off. Tendulkar, perhaps, was expecting something shorter, and was a touch late in getting forward. He never got across as he usually would have done for such deliveries. He ended up feeling, searching for it even as he tried to lean forward. The ball whooshed past the bat and crashed into the off stump. It landed on the off and straightened to hit the off. It brings back memory of a similar delivery that Chris Lewis once bowled to a young Tendulkar. In the here and now, though, What a outstanding innings this has been. Styen breathed fire with his screaming outswingers, Morne went for his throat and Tsotsobe probed him outside off but Tendulkar resisted everything that was thrown at him. A special knock but its over now.

SR Tendulkar b Morkel 146 (465m 314b 17x4 2x6) SR: 46.49

India 341/8   Z Khan 5* (7b 1x4)   M Morkel 25.3-7-97-1
114.3

Steyn to Sharma, OUT, Done in by the bouncer. Ishant is not good in leaving em. He tries to ride the bounce. It's fine in Indian conditions but on these tracks, it's a risky move. This one climbed towards his head and the ugly fend saw the ball pop up to Boucher. That;s Steyn's five-for Enter Sreesanth.

I Sharma c †Boucher b Steyn 1 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

India 350/9   Z Khan 13* (11b 1x4 1x6)   DW Steyn 23.3-10-68-5
117.1

Morkel to Khan, OUT, India bowled out 364. A lead of two. Zaheer went for the big slog over midwicket but top edged it towards third man. Prince was stationed there very fine but he still had to rush towards his left and lunged in the end. It appeared to be slipping off his palms but got stuck in his little fingers

Z Khan c Prince b Morkel 23 (38m 22b 1x4 2x6) SR: 104.54

India 364/10   S Sreesanth 4* (5b 1x4)   M Morkel 27.1-7-106-2
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