India in South Africa ODI Series - 4th ODI

South Africa v India

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

0.2

Khan to Smith, 1 run, good delivery that landed on a good length outside off and kicked up even as it seamed away a bit. Smith was surprised by the extra bounce, ended up stabbing it to the off side

South Africa 2/0   GC Smith 1* (1b)

1.1

MM Patel to Smith, no run, short in length, straightens on the middle stump and holds up a bit .. Smith tried to adjust to the lack of pace but couldn't and the ball hits him on the thigh pad

1.2

MM Patel to Smith, 1 run, stays back to work this past square-leg for a single

South Africa 7/0   GC Smith 2* (3b)

2.1

Khan to Smith, no run, stays behind the line to defend the good-length delivery to the on side

2.2

Khan to Smith, 1 run, short in length, just outside off, run down to third man

2.4

Khan to Smith, no run, stays back to steer it to backward point

2.5

Khan to Smith, no run, stumbles forward and tries to drive on the up and through the off side but was in no position to make contact

2.6

Khan to Smith, no run, extra bounce on this one, short in length and outside off, Smith was shaping for the steer and is surprised by the bounce .. the ball leaps over the blade

South Africa 10/0   GC Smith 3* (8b)

4.1

Khan to Smith, no run, short in length outside off, guided to backward point

4.2

Khan to Smith, no run, full in length and outside off, left alone

4.3

Khan to Smith, no run, stumbles forward to defend to the off side

4.4

Khan to Smith, no run, Hello! full in length and in the zone outside off and Smith goes for the off drive but goes so much inside the line! The ball rushes past the edge

4.5

Khan to Smith, no run, straightens from a good length outside off, Smith reaches out to push it to cover

4.6

Khan to Smith, no run, beaten again! Smith had a torrid time against Zak in the previous game. It continues on. AGain, he is pretty clueless whether it will come in or straighten and is beaten, pushing inside the line

South Africa 10/0   GC Smith 3* (14b)

5.2

MM Patel to Smith, 1 run, full in length, on the off stump line, steered to third man

5.6

MM Patel to Smith, FOUR, breaks free with a big shot. He charges down the track, gets outside leg and swat-pulls a short-of-length delivery through wide mid-on

South Africa 17/0   GC Smith 8* (16b 1x4)

6.4

Khan to Smith, FOUR, Whack! he moves down the track, again gets outside the leg in the process, and drags this over mid-on

6.5

Khan to Smith, 1 run, shuffles outside off this time and punches this past the bowler and Harbhajan moves to his left at mid-off to make the stop

South Africa 27/0   GC Smith 13* (18b 2x4)

7.1

MM Patel to Smith, 1 run, he went across the line and ended up dragging it from the middle stump line to deep backward square-leg

7.3

MM Patel to Smith, 1 run, takes a single down to third man

South Africa 30/0   GC Smith 15* (20b 2x4)

8.1

Khan to Smith, no run, length ball outside off, punched to mid-off by Smith

8.2

Khan to Smith, 1 run, slow full toss just outside off, Smith can't get the placement right as he saunters down the track and crunches the ball to mid-off

8.5

Khan to Smith, no run, shortish ball just outside off, very close to Smith's body, he tries to run that down to third man but is cramped for room and nearly plays it onto his stumps

8.6

Khan to Smith, no run, Smith's struggle continues, a full ball well outside off, Smith looks to shovel it towards midwicket, mistimes it badly and the ball dribbles towards mid-on

South Africa 47/0   GC Smith 16* (24b 2x4)

9.3

Nehra to Smith, 1 run, shortish ball from Nehra, sits up for Smith's favourite swipe towards midwicket, connects well but Yusuf dives to his left to cut that one off

9.5

Nehra to Smith, no run, short of length ball in the channel outside off, driven awkwardly by Smith towards cover

9.6

Nehra to Smith, no run, back of length again from Nehra, on middle and off, flatbatted with poor timing by Smith to mid-on

South Africa 54/0   GC Smith 17* (27b 2x4)

10.5

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, no run, turns away from Smith who is beaten, pushing inside the line

10.6

Harbhajan Singh to Smith, 1 run, dabs this close to the on side for a single

South Africa 57/0   GC Smith 18* (29b 2x4)

11.1

Nehra to Smith, OUT, Harbhajan takes a smart catch! Smith went down the track and flat batted it to right of mid-off where Harbhajan moved swiftly and lunged out to take a sharp catch

GC Smith c Harbhajan Singh b Nehra 18 (51m 30b 2x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

South Africa 57/1   GC Smith 18 (30b 2x4)
Series Results
South Africa v India at Centurion - Jan 23, 2011
South Africa won by 33 runs (D/L method)
South Africa v India at Port Elizabeth - Jan 21, 2011
South Africa won by 48 runs (D/L method)
South Africa v India at Cape Town - Jan 18, 2011
India won by 2 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
South Africa v India at Johannesburg - Jan 15, 2011
India won by 1 run
South Africa v India at Durban - Jan 12, 2011
South Africa won by 135 runs
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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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