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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Khan to Smith, OUT, Trapped! Zaheer nails Smith again. It was the length delivery that moved in towards the off stump. Smith was caught at the crease and stumbled out in the end. He was searching for the delivery there, unsure whether it was coming in or going out, and stabbed well outside the line. The ball rushed through the bat and pad gap and struck the back pad around the off stump. The only question was whether it struck him marginally outside off. Will confirm post replays. But that looked out. The first one came in and was met with a perfect defensive push. The second one went out and this one came back in.
Replays in. The ball hit him smack on the off-stump line. Dead plumb!

GC Smith lbw b Khan 6 (30m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

South Africa 17/1   AN Petersen 11* (27b 2x4)   Z Khan 3.3-1-5-1

Sharma to Petersen, OUT, Full and straighter. That does the trick. The ball rushed across with a wobbling seam position, landed full outside off and invited a drive. Alviro, who plays lovely off drives, went for a straight drive this time and ended up pushing inside the line. The ball shaped away after landing and took the outside edge. Enter Jacques Kallis.

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

South Africa 34/2   HM Amla 6* (23b 1x4)   I Sharma 2.3-0-6-1

Sreesanth to Amla, OUT, Amla has played one shot too many and Sree has struck with the short ball. We have had a few comments, asking whether Amla thought this was the Twenty20 match for which he's been picked.. Well, he was in T20 mode since the rain resumption, wasn't he? Sree gets this bouncer to end on off and middle, which meant Amla had to pull it all the way across. He went for the challenge, and tried to clear the two men in the deep, but this was onto him faster than he'd have though. The top-edge loops up and lands in deep midwicket's hands. India have a big wicket here. Sree gives him a bit of a send-off

HM Amla c Pujara b Sreesanth 59 (110m 80b 9x4 1x6) SR: 73.75

South Africa 106/3   JH Kallis 17* (35b 2x4)   S Sreesanth 9.3-0-48-1

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   JH Kallis 49* (98b 4x4)   S Sreesanth 14-0-52-2

Sreesanth to Prince, OUT, What a delivery. A youtube moment for Sreesanth. The last one seamed away. This one was a beauty: It swung in the air, landed on the good length outside off and invited Prince to drive. The bat came down but the ball shaped back in generously to thread the bat and pad gap and crashed into the off stump. Clatter! Fab delivery this.

AG Prince b Sreesanth 47 (144m 100b 6x4 0x6) SR: 47.00

South Africa 262/5   JH Kallis 90* (198b 7x4)   S Sreesanth 21.5-0-72-3

Sreesanth to Boucher, OUT, Sreesanth take a bow. Another gem. Boucher had no chance. His poor series with the bat continues. It landed on a good length around the off stump, seam position facing the first slip as it rushed through the air, and Boucher shaped to defend. He must have thought he had got enough wood behind the line of the ball but it seamed further away to clip the outer edge. Serene celebrations from Sreesanth. India get back into the Test. Kallis stands alone.

MV Boucher c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 0 (2m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 262/6   JH Kallis 90* (198b 7x4)   S Sreesanth 22-0-72-4

Khan to Steyn, OUT, The bouncer takes out Steyn. Zaheer switched to round the stumps and got one to rear up at the throat of Steyn who took his eyes off and put up his bat as a shield. It didn't work. It flew up to gully. Kallis is on 99. SA 272 for 7.

DW Steyn c Pujara b Khan 0 (12m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 272/7   JH Kallis 99* (207b 9x4)   Z Khan 22.1-5-64-2

Sreesanth to Morkel, OUT, Five-for for Sreesanth! Morne tries to heave a length delivery outside off out of the ground but only manages to get a thick edge to Dhoni. Sreesanth is pumped up before he calms down by pressing his palms together to give a namaskar pose .. as he looks up to the skies and mutters a small prayer. or so it looks.

M Morkel c †Dhoni b Sreesanth 8 (10m 11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 72.72

South Africa 283/8   JH Kallis 100* (209b 9x4)   S Sreesanth 24-0-92-5

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

South Africa 310/9   JH Kallis 118* (231b 12x4)   I Sharma 24.1-6-64-2

Khan to Kallis, OUT, the agony ends for India. They have finally managed to find a way past Kallis. It must be said, it was more a case of Kallis losing his wicket, in an attempt to manufacture a single out of somewhere. End of a really special innings. That was back of a length, close to off stump and was going away from Kallis, who shaped to cut it fine. He got a thin edge through to Dhoni. Kallis has done his job - the last two wickets have added 79 and South Africa are on top now.

JH Kallis c †Dhoni b Khan 161 (459m 291b 19x4 0x6) SR: 55.32

South Africa 362/10   LL Tsotsobe 8* (28b)   Z Khan 29.5-6-89-3
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Hours of play (local time) 10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

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