At Faridabad, March 15. South Africa won by two wickets. Toss: South Africa.
South Africa came back into the series, winning with an over to spare despite being penalised one over for their slow rate in India's innings. The chase was anything but straightforward, however, from the time Tendulkar ended a century partnership between Kirsten and Cronje in the 38th over until Boucher joined Pollock in the 44th and steadied dressing-room nerves. Earlier, Ganguly had again made the running for India. His 56 from 54 balls put 80 on the board inside 16 overs but, with Dravid and Jadeja unable to match his fluency during their fourth-wicket partnership of 62, the flying start was eventually grounded.
Man of the Match: W. J. Cronje.