India in South Africa T20I Match

South Africa v India

South Africa won by 11 runs (D/L method)

The South Africans are out. Praveen Kumar warms up.

Kubrick: "No Tiwary! Not in even the 'why all of a sudden' T20 series?"

Good day and welcome to the coverage of the one-off Twenty20 between India and South Africa.

Toss: India have won the toss and they will bowl first. Farhaan Behardian and Dane Vilas will be making their debuts for South Africa. Robin Uthappa returns for India. The teams will be updated above.

If one has to compile a list of the most pointless matches, this would be right up there. India are tired, South Africa are playing a B side. The proceeds of this game go to charity, for the Jacques Kallis Foundation. A noble cause, no doubt, but badly timed. Could they have played this some other time? Seriously, what was the rush?

The president Jacob Zuma is in attendance.

0.1

Kumar to Levi, 3 runs, nice straight drive to begin with, half volley and he beats Praveen Kumar's reach, two fielders chase

0.2

Kumar to Kallis, no run

0.3

Kumar to Kallis, 1 wide, slides it wide down the leg side and wide called

Two slips in place

0.3

Kumar to Kallis, 1 run, gets across and softly punches it on the front foot, Kallis must still be jet-lagged

0.4

Kumar to Levi, FOUR, half volley outside the off stump and Levi gets across and scoops it over mid-off, looking dangerous already

0.5

Kumar to Levi, FOUR, Praveen paying for width there, gets on his knee and slices that past backward point, good timing on that one

0.6

Kumar to Levi, no run, that's a very good comeback, the inswinger honing in on the base of the off stump and he jams it back to the bowler

End of over 1 (13 runs) South Africa 13/0
RE Levi    11* (4b 2x4)      P Kumar    1-0-13-0
JH Kallis    1* (2b)     

Here's Irfan

1.1

IK Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, drifts it inwards and Kallis tucks it to the leg side for a single

1.2

IK Pathan to Levi, FOUR, that was a swat, good length on the off stump and he thumps it down the ground wide of mid-off

1.3

IK Pathan to Levi, FOUR, another front-foot swat but this time down the on side, picks it from outside off and forces it wide of midwicket

Third man is up

1.4

IK Pathan to Levi, OUT, edged! Irfan gets the ball to land on the off stump channel, Levi gets forward and tries to push it to the off side but gets an outside edge to first slip

RE Levi c Sharma b IK Pathan 19 (8m 7b 4x4 0x6) SR: 271.42

1.5

IK Pathan to Ingram, FOUR, quite stylish! Ingram goes back to a length delivery and punches it wide of backward point, timed perfectly

1.6

IK Pathan to Ingram, 1 wide, slides it wide down the leg side

1.6

IK Pathan to Ingram, no run, moves away from the left-hander and he leaves it alone

End of over 2 (14 runs) South Africa 27/1
CA Ingram    4* (2b 1x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-14-1
JH Kallis    2* (3b)      P Kumar    1-0-13-0

Vinay Kumar comes into the attck

2.1

Vinay Kumar to Kallis, 1 run, stays beside the line and angles it down to third man

2.2

Vinay Kumar to Ingram, no run, angles it across the left-hander and he leaves it alone

2.3

Vinay Kumar to Ingram, no run, excellent delivery! This one nips back inwards and squares him up, close to the off stump, nearly takes the edge

2.4

Vinay Kumar to Ingram, no run, goes back at the crease and punches it to the off side

2.5

Vinay Kumar to Ingram, no run, nearly gave it away there, again he gets good bounce and Ingram picked the wrong ball to steer to third man

2.6

Vinay Kumar to Ingram, 1 run, tucked towards mid-on and they have to scamper the single

Good testing over there

Firdose, who's at the ground, says there's not a single Indian journalist there.

End of over 3 (2 runs) South Africa 29/1
CA Ingram    5* (7b 1x4)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-2-0
JH Kallis    3* (4b)      IK Pathan    1-0-14-1

3.1

IK Pathan to Ingram, 1 run, good length outside off and steered to third man

3.2

IK Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, strays on the pads and he works it to the leg side

3.3

IK Pathan to Ingram, 2 runs, gets a top edge as he tries to clear mid-on but he gets enough to beat the fielder, close call for Ingram

3.4

IK Pathan to Ingram, no run, tries to run that down to third man and he misses it, he's done that already

3.5

IK Pathan to Ingram, FOUR, shot of the day so far, he comes down the pitch, sees it's a length ball and sweetly punches it wide of cover, good adjustment in the end

3.6

IK Pathan to Ingram, no run, beats him outside the off stump, he's done a lot to try and give his wicket away

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End of over 4 (8 runs) South Africa 37/1
CA Ingram    12* (12b 2x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-22-1
JH Kallis    4* (5b)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-2-0

4.1

Vinay Kumar to Kallis, no run, angles on the pads and he clips it to midwicket

4.2

Vinay Kumar to Kallis, FOUR, top shot from Kallis! Comes down the track and smacks a length ball down to sweeper cover, similar to the one Ingram played earlier

4.3

Vinay Kumar to Kallis, no run, swings away and he wafts at it and misses

4.4

Vinay Kumar to Kallis, 1 run, he whips it away down to deep midwicket, he has some protection there

4.5

Vinay Kumar to Ingram, 1 run, bangs it in short and he tries to hook but gets a top edge that lands safely in front of fine leg

4.6

Vinay Kumar to Kallis, FOUR, just gets enough on it! Kallis stays at the crease and swings across the line and only just clears mid-on who leaps

The game has been sold out but there appear to be more Indian flags around

End of over 5 (10 runs) South Africa 47/1
JH Kallis    13* (10b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-12-0
CA Ingram    13* (13b 2x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-22-1

5.1

Ashwin to Ingram, 1 run, gets down on his knee and sweeps to fine leg

Vipin: "SA have made this an annual affair to felicitate their senior players. They have a good reason to do it against India since it is the only team against which someone in his dying days can spark."

5.2

Ashwin to Kallis, 2 runs, deftly dabbed down to third man, he saw there was no slip

5.3

Ashwin to Kallis, 1 run, stays back and clips it to mid-on

5.4

Ashwin to Ingram, no run, comes down the track and Ashwin fires it on the pads, Ingram was squared up and could only pad it away

5.5

Ashwin to Ingram, FOUR, forceful sweep, in the air for a long time and the keeper yelled 'catch', enough on it to beat the diving deep square leg fielder

5.6

Ashwin to Ingram, no run, hits him on the pads but down the leg side

Khaleel: "Why this kolaveri, BCCI? Why this overkill?"

End of over 6 (8 runs) South Africa 55/1
CA Ingram    18* (17b 3x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-8-0
JH Kallis    16* (12b 2x4)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-12-0

6.1

Kumar to Kallis, 1 run, strays on the pads and he clips it down to fine leg

6.2

Kumar to Ingram, 1 run, not short enough to pull but he manages to place it along the ground to deep square leg

6.3

Kumar to Kallis, 2 runs, driven firmly off the front foot and Kohli runs across at sweeper cover

6.4

Kumar to Kallis, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he works it to the leg side

6.5

Kumar to Ingram, FOUR, the first of many full tosses? Ingram fetches that from the off stump and clubs it over midwicket

6.6

Kumar to Ingram, 1 leg bye, on the pads and he works it to the onside

Sandeep: "Is this the best Indian tail Ever? Irfan, Ashwin, Vinay Kumar & Praveen Kumar all can bat."

End of over 7 (10 runs) South Africa 65/1
CA Ingram    23* (20b 4x4)      P Kumar    2-0-22-0
JH Kallis    20* (15b 2x4)      R Ashwin    1-0-8-0

7.1

YK Pathan to Ingram, no run, tries to nudge it away but the ball clips his pads and dribbles to the on side

7.2

YK Pathan to Ingram, 1 run, works it to the leg side

7.3

YK Pathan to Kallis, no run, bowls it flat and Kallis fails to work it away

7.4

YK Pathan to Kallis, SIX, more than a few rows back! Yusuf tosses it up and Kallis takes a few paces forward and lofts over long-on

7.5

YK Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, works it softly to the leg side

7.6

YK Pathan to Ingram, 1 run, on the pads and clipped to the leg side

End of over 8 (9 runs) South Africa 74/1
CA Ingram    25* (23b 4x4)      YK Pathan    1-0-9-0
JH Kallis    27* (18b 2x4 1x6)      P Kumar    2-0-22-0

8.1

Ashwin to Ingram, 1 run, pushed through on the pads and he works it to the on side

8.2

Ashwin to Kallis, no run

8.3

Ashwin to Kallis, 1 run, opens the face and steers it to the off side

8.4

Ashwin to Ingram, 1 run, tosses it up wide outside off and he slams it to sweeper cover

8.5

Ashwin to Kallis, 1 run, nurdles it to the off side for a quick single

8.6

Ashwin to Ingram, no run, punches it straight to cover

End of over 9 (4 runs) South Africa 78/1
CA Ingram    27* (26b 4x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-12-0
JH Kallis    29* (21b 2x4 1x6)      YK Pathan    1-0-9-0

9.1

Raina to Kallis, 1 run, tossed up on the pads and he works it to midwicket

9.2

Raina to Ingram, 1 run, chops it towards cover and they steal a quick single

9.3

Raina to Kallis, no run, chops it towards short third man and they think of pinching another single

9.4

Raina to Kallis, no run, driven straight back to the bowler

9.5

Raina to Kallis, 2 runs, lofts him high over midwicket but safe

9.6

Raina to Kallis, 1 run, punches it solidly down to long-on

End of over 10 (5 runs) South Africa 83/1
JH Kallis    33* (26b 2x4 1x6)      SK Raina    1-0-5-0
CA Ingram    28* (27b 4x4)      R Ashwin    2-0-12-0

10.1

Ashwin to Kallis, 1 run, whips it down to deep square leg

10.2

Ashwin to Ingram, SIX, power! The bowler dropped it a fraction short from round the wicket and he read the length early and swung it over deep midwicket

10.3

Ashwin to Ingram, 1 run, clips it wide of midwicket

10.4

Ashwin to Kallis, 1 run, punches it just wide of the bowler and down to long-off

10.5

Ashwin to Ingram, 1 run

10.6

Ashwin to Kallis, 1 run, clips it past the diving bowler and down to long-on

SKB: "Indian media/Journalists can't be as fool as BCCI and CSA.. They cant travel 14000km for 4 hours coverage.... Point less MATCH.. Motive is good.. But it would have been better if Match was in India.. SA players were in india this time for IPL5.. Poor planning though."

End of over 11 (11 runs) South Africa 94/1
JH Kallis    36* (29b 2x4 1x6)      R Ashwin    3-0-23-0
CA Ingram    36* (30b 4x4 1x6)      SK Raina    1-0-5-0

11.1

Sharma to Kallis, no run, tries to sweep but fails to make contact with the bat

11.2

Sharma to Kallis, SIX, heads up! Drops it short and Kallis rocks back and swings it several rows back over deep midwicket

11.3

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, goes back and punches it to the off side

11.4

Sharma to Ingram, FOUR, Ingram gives him the charge and improvises well, lofts with the turn over extra cover

11.5

Sharma to Ingram, 2 runs, punches it down to long-off

11.6

Sharma to Ingram, 1 run, gets on his knee and forces it down to deep square leg

Sam: "Ingram must be timing his shots perfectly - each shot sounds like music to my ears."

End of over 12 (14 runs) South Africa 108/1
CA Ingram    43* (33b 5x4 1x6)      RG Sharma    1-0-14-0
JH Kallis    43* (32b 2x4 2x6)      R Ashwin    3-0-23-0

India have used 7 bowlers in 12 overs!

12.1

IK Pathan to Ingram, no run, nice yorker to begin with, Ingram did well to squeeze it out

12.2

IK Pathan to Ingram, 1 run, swings a length ball across the line and slams it to long-on

12.3

IK Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, opens the face and cuts him to square third man

12.4

IK Pathan to Ingram, FOUR, Irfan drops it short and Ingram makes room and gets a thick outside edge which sails past the vacant slips region

12.5

IK Pathan to Ingram, 1 run, follows that up with a crisp cover drive to the sweeper

12.6

IK Pathan to Kallis, 1 run, goes back and punches it behind square on the leg side

Saftar: "@SKB: Its a match which also recognizes 150 years of Indians migration towards South africa.....how will they conduct it in India....match at a later date would be a better option."

End of over 13 (8 runs) South Africa 116/1
JH Kallis    45* (34b 2x4 2x6)      IK Pathan    3-0-30-1
CA Ingram    49* (37b 6x4 1x6)      RG Sharma    1-0-14-0

13.1

Kohli to Kallis, 1 run, tossed up outside off and he drives him down to sweeper cover

13.2

Kohli to Ingram, 1 run, Ingram gets his fifty with a punch down to long-on, he's used this occasion to make a name for himself

13.3

Kohli to Kallis, FOUR, a fifty for the Man of the Night! Lofts down to long-on and Ashwin makes a mess of it and over-runs the ball close to the boundary

13.4

Kohli to Kallis, FOUR, full delivery outside off and he bends his knee and crashes it over the covers, that was raw power

13.5

Kohli to Kallis, FOUR, jet lag? What jet lag? Kallis stays back to a length delivery and punches it forcefully down to deep extra cover, he has some power in those arms

13.6

Kohli to Kallis, 1 run, punches it to the same sweeper cover region but it's picked up

End of over 14 (15 runs) South Africa 131/1
JH Kallis    59* (39b 5x4 2x6)      V Kohli    1-0-15-0
CA Ingram    50* (38b 6x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    3-0-30-1

14.1

Ashwin to Kallis, 1 run, dabs it down to short third man for a quick single

14.2

Ashwin to Ingram, SIX, Ingram was down the track and it looked as if he wouldn't clear long-on, but he did

14.3

Ashwin to Ingram, 1 run, fuller delivery and he forces it down to long-off

14.4

Ashwin to Kallis, 1 run, tossed up on middle and leg and worked to long-on

14.5

Ashwin to Ingram, 1 run, full outside off and driven down to sweeper cover

14.6

Ashwin to Kallis, OUT, Kallis gets on his knee and tries to slog him over deep midwicket, only just failed to clear the boundary, Rohit took it very close to the rope

JH Kallis c Sharma b Ashwin 61 (58m 42b 5x4 2x6) SR: 145.23

End of over 15 (10 runs) South Africa 141/2
     R Ashwin    4-0-33-1
CA Ingram    58* (41b 6x4 2x6)      V Kohli    1-0-15-0

15.1

Raina to Behardien, 1 run, down the leg side and he gets his first runs in international cricket with a clip to the leg side

15.2

Raina to Ingram, 2 runs, makes room and punches it down to the covers

15.3

Raina to Ingram, no run, flatter delivery and too close to cut, nearly edges it

15.4

Raina to Ingram, 1 run, goes back and punches it to sweeper cover

15.5

Raina to Behardien, 1 run, goes back and slogs him over midwicket

15.6

Raina to Ingram, 2 runs, slog sweeps and the ball races towards deep midwicket and Gambhir does well to stick his hand out and parries it away

End of over 16 (7 runs) South Africa 148/2
CA Ingram    63* (45b 6x4 2x6)      SK Raina    2-0-12-0
F Behardien    2* (2b)      R Ashwin    4-0-33-1

16.1

Vinay Kumar to Behardien, 1 run, rocks back and punches it to the off side

16.2

Vinay Kumar to Ingram, SIX, that was a whiplash! Full pacy delivery outside off and Ingram makes room and slashes it over deep backward point, used the pace of the ball

16.3

Vinay Kumar to Ingram, FOUR, delicately done! Vinay drifts down the leg side and Ingram moves across and gently flicks it down to fine leg

16.4

Vinay Kumar to Ingram, FOUR, timing! Vinay gives him width and Ingram cuts it with very little effort and sends the ball scorching past third man

16.5

Vinay Kumar to Ingram, 1 run, punches it towards mid-off and calls early

16.6

Vinay Kumar to Behardien, FOUR, Behardian plays a shot of confidence, short of a length and he bashes that past the covers, finds the big gap in the deep

Ankur: 'Colin Ingram reminding me of a younger Graeme Smith where he could pick his spot and place it for a boundary...impressive kid"

End of over 17 (20 runs) South Africa 168/2
F Behardien    7* (4b 1x4)      R Vinay Kumar    3-0-32-0
CA Ingram    78* (49b 8x4 3x6)      SK Raina    2-0-12-0

17.1

Raina to Ingram, OUT, he slogs him and Rohit does really well to time his dive at deep midwicket and pluck it inches from the ground

CA Ingram c Sharma b Raina 78 (59m 50b 8x4 3x6) SR: 156.00

17.2

Raina to Behardien, 2 runs, punches it wide of Vinay at long-on

17.3

Raina to Behardien, 1 run

17.4

Raina to Ontong, 1 run

17.5

Raina to Behardien, 1 run, goes back and punches it to the off side

17.6

Raina to Ontong, SIX, tossed up on middle and leg, he gets on his knee and slogs him cleanly over deep square leg

End of over 18 (11 runs) South Africa 179/3
JL Ontong    7* (2b 1x6)      SK Raina    3-0-23-1
F Behardien    11* (7b 1x4)      R Vinay Kumar    3-0-32-0

18.1

IK Pathan to Behardien, 2 runs, fullish in length outside off and he gets on his knee and drives down to sweeper cover

18.2

IK Pathan to Behardien, FOUR, Irfan did nothing wrong there! It was a sharp, inswinging yorker which should have fetched him a reward but the ball snuck between the batsman's legs and raced to fine leg

18.3

IK Pathan to Behardien, 2 runs, swinging in and he works it to long-on for a couple

18.4

IK Pathan to Behardien, 1 run, driven firmly off the front foot and Raina does well to cut it off at point

18.5

IK Pathan to Ontong, FOUR, crashed! Ontong leans onto a half volley after shuffling his back leg at the crease, sends it scorching past cover

18.6

IK Pathan to Ontong, 1 run, full on middle and leg and he clips it to midwicket

Nikesh: "I think the Indian bowlers just like to set the platform for Virat."

End of over 19 (14 runs) South Africa 193/3
JL Ontong    12* (4b 1x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    4-0-44-1
F Behardien    20* (11b 2x4)      SK Raina    3-0-23-1

19.1

Raina to Ontong, FOUR, gets on his knee and lofts cleanly over extra cover

19.2

Raina to Ontong, SIX, going, going... Ontong gets on his knee and slogs him high and far over deep midwicket

19.3

Raina to Ontong, OUT, timber! Ontong attempts another slog and he misses it completely, the middle stump's knocked back

JL Ontong b Raina 22 (10m 7b 2x4 2x6) SR: 314.28

19.4

Raina to Morkel, SIX, didn't take him long to warm up! Goes back at the crease and tonks a short delivery high over long-on

19.5

Raina to Morkel, FOUR, fires it down the leg side and Morkel helps it on its way wide of short fine leg, poor bowling

19.6

Raina to Morkel, SIX, the fielder lost that completely! Morkel pulled a length delivery down to long-on and Ashwin appeared to lose that in the lights, stuck his right hand out and the ball just carried over the rope

26 off that over! To say India were hammered would be an understatement. Dhoni tried almost every possible bowler but none could contain this experimental SA side. India are not out of this yet because they have Kohli, for whom no target is beyond reach.

Join us in 15 minutes. I'm handing over now to Alan Gardner.

Abhinav: "U want to know what charity is? Ask indian bowlers."

End of over 20 (26 runs) South Africa 219/4
JA Morkel    16* (3b 1x4 2x6)      SK Raina    4-0-49-2
F Behardien    20* (11b 2x4)      IK Pathan    4-0-44-1
Series Results
South Africa v India at Johannesburg - Mar 30, 2012
South Africa won by 11 runs (D/L method)
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Mar 30, 2012

Colin Ingram works one on the leg side, South Africa v India, Only T20I, Johannesburg, March 30, 2012

Colin Ingram works one on the leg side

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Mar 30, 2012

Gautam Gambhir pulls, South Africa v India, Only T20I, Johannesburg, March 30, 2012

Gautam Gambhir pulls

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