India in South Africa ODI Series - 4th ODI

South Africa v India

South Africa won by 48 runs (D/L method)

22.6

Sharma to Botha, 1 run, leans forward to work this to deep midwicket

South Africa 119/5   J Botha 1* (1b)

23.1

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, no run, gets forward to defend it back down the track

23.2

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, no run, leans forward to tap it to the on side

23.3

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, 2 runs, cut away to right of sweeper cover where Yusuf makes a tumbling stop

23.4

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, no run, gets across to drive to mid-off

23.5

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, no run, presses well back to tap it to the on side

23.6

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, no run, turns away after landing on a good length on the middle and off line, defended on the back foot

South Africa 121/5   J Botha 3* (7b)

24.2

Harbhajan Singh to Botha, no run, gets forward to nudge it to Kohli at leg gully

24.3

Harbhajan Singh to Botha, 1 run, turns this to square-leg region for a single

24.5

Harbhajan Singh to Botha, no run, leans across to defend to the off but the ball turns and clips the inside edge and rolls away to the on side

24.6

Harbhajan Singh to Botha, 1 run, stays back to nurdle this around the corner for a single

South Africa 125/5   J Botha 5* (11b)

25.1

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, no run, gets back to punch this to midwicket

25.2

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, no run, presses right back to defend down the track

25.3

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, no run, lunges forward to push this back to the bowler

25.4

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, no run, stops on Botha who adjusts and stabs it to covers

25.5

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, FOUR, fetches this from outside off and sweeps it hard to square-leg boundary.

25.6

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, no run, gets well back to punch this to extra cover

South Africa 129/5   J Botha 9* (17b 1x4)

26.2

Harbhajan Singh to Botha, no run, gets forward to defend to the on side

26.3

Harbhajan Singh to Botha, 1 run, hangs back and punches it to mid-on

26.6

Harbhajan Singh to Botha, no run, on the pads, nudged to square-leg

South Africa 134/5   J Botha 10* (20b 1x4)

27.2

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, 2 runs, collects this from outside off and paddles it to fine-leg region

27.3

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, no run, goes for another sweep but its too full and he ends up pushing this to midwicket

27.4

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, no run, on the middle, punched to mid-on

27.5

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, 2 runs, full and around the off stump line, square driven to deep point

27.6

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, no run, turns away from the off stump, Botha was shaping to play before he withdrew the bat away from the line of trouble

South Africa 139/5   J Botha 14* (25b 1x4)

28.3

Harbhajan Singh to Botha, 1 run, flighted full just outside off, shoveled away towards long-on

28.6

Harbhajan Singh to Botha, no run, from over the stumps, extra bounce on this delivery turning in from outside off. BOtha shouldered arms and Dhoni made a half-stop as it jumped at an awkward height

South Africa 144/5   J Botha 15* (27b 1x4)

29.2

Nehra to Botha, FOUR, sprays to the pads and Botha unfurls the leg glance to perfection

29.3

Nehra to Botha, no run, short in length, slanted across Botha who pushes it back to Nehra

29.4

Nehra to Botha, no run, slower, fuller, around off, defended to covers

29.5

Nehra to Botha, 1 run, shortish, cut away to Yusuf at deep cover

South Africa 150/5   J Botha 20* (31b 2x4)

30.2

Raina to Botha, no run, punches this back down the track and Raina lunges to his right to make the stop

30.3

Raina to Botha, no run, full and on the middle, dabbed to man to the right of square-leg umpire

30.4

Raina to Botha, 2 runs, turns in from outside off, paddled down to fine-leg region

30.5

Raina to Botha, 2 runs, shorter, goes back to force it to right of Nehra at sweeper cover

30.6

Raina to Botha, no run, Loud shout for lbw It landed on a good length just outside off and spun in to turn past the intended off drive and struck the pad in front of stumps. Was there an inside edge? Will confirm post replays. Raina and Dhoni screamed out a huge appeal. No edge and hawk eye says it would have hit the leg stump. Perhaps the ump felt that it would have turned down leg

South Africa 156/5   J Botha 24* (36b 2x4)

31.5

Nehra to Botha, no run, full in length, just outside off, driven to cover

31.6

Nehra to Botha, 1 run, runs this down to left of Harbhajan at third man for a single

South Africa 158/5   J Botha 25* (38b 2x4)

32.1

MM Patel to Botha, 1 run, short in length outside off, steered to right of third man

South Africa 159/5   J Botha 26* (39b 2x4)

33.2

Nehra to Botha, 1 run, works this to third man for a single

33.4

Nehra to Botha, 2 runs, from round the stumps now, on the leg and middle, tucked past square-leg for couple of runs that brings up the 50 partnership

33.5

Nehra to Botha, 1 wide, well outside the off stump, from round the stumps, left alone

33.5

Nehra to Botha, no run, fullish, around off, pushed to the off

33.6

Nehra to Botha, 1 run, dabs this to square-leg for a single

South Africa 171/5   J Botha 30* (43b 2x4)

34.1

MM Patel to Botha, no run, full in length in the zone outside off, left alone

34.2

MM Patel to Botha, 2 runs, shortish, cut to wide third man for couple of runs

34.3

MM Patel to Botha, no run, straightens outside off, defended on the back foot

34.4

MM Patel to Botha, 1 run, fuller, on the off, pushed towards mid-on for a quick single

South Africa 174/5   J Botha 33* (47b 2x4)

35.1

Khan to Botha, FOUR, Lovely timing! It was a full-length delivery on the middle from round the stumps, Botha leaned forward to whip it through wide midwicket

35.2

Khan to Botha, no run, full and outside off stump this time, steered to point

35.3

Khan to Botha, 1 run, gets forward to drive to left of mid-on where Yuvraj makes a diving stop to prevent a four

35.6

Khan to Botha, 1 run, full from round the stumps, pushed towards mid-off for a quick single

South Africa 183/5   J Botha 39* (51b 3x4)

36.1

Pathan to Botha, no run, flighted on a length around off, turned to backward square-leg

36.2

Pathan to Botha, no run, leans forward to work it to midwicket

36.3

Pathan to Botha, 2 runs, slightly short in length, forced away to right of Nehra at sweeper cover

36.4

Pathan to Botha, no run, floated full, turned to midwicket

36.5

Pathan to Botha, no run, outside the off stump, Botha is beaten, trying to cut to point

36.6

Pathan to Botha, 1 run, on the middle stump line, dabbed past square-leg

South Africa 186/5   J Botha 42* (57b 3x4)

37.1

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, 2 runs, on the off stump line, driven to wide long-on

37.2

Yuvraj Singh to Botha, OUT, Stumped! floated outside the off stump line, Botha goes for the sweep, misses and also drags the back foot outside the crease. Dhoni, as ever, doesn't take his hands back after collecting. He collects and immediately moves his hands forward to break the stumps. He knew immediately that he had got his man. Third umpire confirms it

J Botha st †Dhoni b Yuvraj Singh 44 (59m 59b 3x4 0x6) SR: 74.57

South Africa 188/6   J Botha 44 (59b 3x4)
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Jan 21, 2011

Rain brought an early conclusion to the game, South Africa v India, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth, January 21, 2011

Rain brought an early conclusion to the game

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Jan 21, 2011

MS Dhoni hits one straight to the fielder, South Africa v India, 4th ODI, Port Elizabeth, January 21, 2011

MS Dhoni hits one straight to the fielder

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