India in South Africa ODI Series - 1st ODI

South Africa v India

South Africa won by 135 runs

3.5

Nehra to Smith, OUT, Kamikaze from Smith. That's a horror shot. A horrendous shot. He was caught at slip, but that was not an outside edge. Smith charges down the track and across, and gets a delivery that was not there for the drive, around off stump. He tries to hoick it across the line, without being in any position to play the shot. He gets a top edge that loops high and nestles in Rohit Sharma's hands as he backpedals from the lone slip. Smith is not Zaheer's bunny today. He has ended up being his own bunny for a change. Smith c Smith b Smith.

GC Smith c Sharma b Nehra 11 (16m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

South Africa 21/1   HM Amla 7* (8b 1x4)   A Nehra 1.5-0-16-1

11.6

Patel to Ingram, OUT, Ingram's scratchy innings has ended in a manner that typified his stay out there. Poor shot selection, and poor execution. Short ball, he goes for the pull and is really late on the shot. He ends up skying a top edge towards mid-on. That's that then from Ingram - he never got going today. Munaf has a wicket.

CA Ingram c Nehra b Patel 5 (34m 23b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.73

South Africa 72/2   HM Amla 49* (34b 8x4)   MM Patel 3-1-16-1

13.3

Patel to Amla, OUT, Harbhajan's taken a crucial and difficult catch, making it look easier than it was. Amla was on the attack, looking to hit India's seamers out of the attack, but for once, he has mistimed one of those shots. Munaf benefits from keeping it short of a driving length. Amla walks down the track, and goes through with a swat-loft over mid-on despite not getting to the pitch. He doesn't middle it and it loops high over mid-on. Harbhajan runs back and takes it as it comes down over his left shoulder. Good take and end of a sparkling inningss.

HM Amla c Harbhajan Singh b Patel 50 (59m 36b 8x4 0x6) SR: 138.88

South Africa 82/3   AB de Villiers 9* (7b 2x4)   MM Patel 3.3-1-18-2

35.2

Sharma to de Villiers, OUT, It's been a day replete with bad balls, and Rohit had picked a wicket with one of them. Rank bad delivery, the longest of long hops, turning in and asking to be sent out of the ground as it turns into AB. He sets himself up for the pull, and must have been wondering whether he wanted to hit this to the moon or merely into the stands. Somehow, he managed to get it straight to Harbhajan at deep midwicket. Rohit celebrates in Brett Lee, Kevin Pieterseneque fashion.

AB de Villiers c Harbhajan Singh b Sharma 76 (94m 69b 7x4 1x6) SR: 110.14

South Africa 213/4   JP Duminy 58* (69b 1x4 1x6)   RG Sharma 1.2-0-5-1

38.1

Raina to Miller, OUT, finally a wicket to a good delivery. Raina slips one through Miller's defences. It landed on off stump and hurried through as Miller shaped to guide it square. He missed and leather crashed into timber. That delivery actually pressed back off stump. Raina is pleased. India have a chance to tie things up here - barring Duminy, SA are out of batsmen. Botha and the seamers to follow.

DA Miller b Raina 9 (9m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

South Africa 226/5   JP Duminy 62* (75b 1x4 1x6)   SK Raina 1.1-0-5-1

41.6

Sharma to Duminy, OUT, Oh no, JP has reverse-swept himself back to the pavilion. Full and on middle from Rohit, JP quickly shifted stance and looked to get it between point and third man, but he missed. That looked plumb. Umpire Erasmus took his time, though, but eventually ruled in Rohit's favour. Huge scalp for India.

JP Duminy lbw b Sharma 73 (110m 89b 1x4 1x6) SR: 82.02

South Africa 244/6   J Botha 7* (9b)   RG Sharma 5-0-21-2

46.3

Harbhajan Singh to Botha, OUT, The revenge of the offspinner. Harbhajan delivers a full delivery turning in from around off stump. Botha looks to mow him to the leg side and misses. Stumps are down. Harbhajan has the look that seems to say, "Gotcha, my man."

J Botha b Harbhajan Singh 23 (30m 27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.18

South Africa 266/7   WD Parnell 6* (9b)   Harbhajan Singh 8.3-0-43-1

49.2

Khan to Steyn, OUT, Zaheer gets Steyn again. Another short ball, from round the wicket. Steyn goes for the pull, but has no room to pull it off. Loops the top edge towards mid on and it is easily taken.

DW Steyn c Yuvraj Singh b Khan 7 (12m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 77.77

South Africa 285/8   WD Parnell 18* (17b 1x6)   Z Khan 9.2-0-40-1

49.4

Khan to Morkel, OUT, another yorker, another wicket. Zaheer gets one to snake through Morkel's defense. He stays in the crease and looks to somehow keep the reverse swinging delivery away from his pads, but he could not save the furniture. Leg stump is hit.

M Morkel b Khan 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

South Africa 286/9   WD Parnell 19* (18b 1x6)   Z Khan 9.4-0-41-2
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South Africa won by 33 runs (D/L method)
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South Africa v India at Johannesburg - Jan 15, 2011
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South Africa v India at Durban - Jan 12, 2011
South Africa won by 135 runs
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Jan 12, 2011

Dale Steyn and David Miller celebrate the win, South Africa v India, 1st ODI, Durban, January 12, 2011

Dale Steyn and David Miller celebrate the win

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Jan 12, 2011

Suresh Raina attempts a big shot, South Africa v India, 1st ODI, Durban, January 12, 2011

Suresh Raina attempts a big shot

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