Player of the Match
Player of the Match
173dThe Bulletin by George Binoy

Amla and Kallis steer through testing day

Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis, the most resolute of South Africans, manned the frontline and three consecutive half-century partnerships ensured the hosts edged ahead in the fight for the series

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JH Kallis
161(291) 19x4 - 0x6
Control %83%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 55 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
8 16 29 10 39 15 6 38
SR Tendulkar
SR Tendulkar
146(314) 17x4 - 2x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 44 runs
  • 7x4 - 1x6
16 13 12 24 18 22 9 32

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O38
M1
R120
W7
Eco3.15
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
DW Steyn
O31
M11
R75
W5
Eco2.41
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorecard Summary

SOUTH AFRICA 362(112.5 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

INDIA 364(117.1 OVERS)
1ST INNINGS

SOUTH AFRICA 341(102 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

INDIA 166/3(82 OVERS)
2ND INNINGS

END OF OVER:
82 | (maiden) | INDIA: 166/3

  • VVS Laxman32 (67b)
  • Sachin Tendulkar14 (91b)
  • Morne Morkel15-6-26-1
  • Dale Steyn18-6-43-1

And that's it. Both teams agree to call off the game. It's been a fabulous Test series.

Gaurav: "India vs SA in India: Drawn. India vs SA in SA: Drawn. Which is the better team?"

The players shake hands with each other. Alviro has a chat with Tendulkar, who then has a look at the sun and walks away. The South African players look around at the crowd and clap. Both teams line-up for the customary hand shakes.Zaheer and Steyn have a big laugh as they look at each other and shake hands.

Hang on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Please do read the bulletin by George.. He has summarized the whole day's play.

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Man of the Match: Jacques Kallis: "It's certainly a great honour to do it in front of the Newlands crowd. In my opinion, its the best ground in the world. The team was in trouble in the second innings. Fortunately, Boucher and I had a partnership going. The lower order too contributed. I just tried to apply the pressure back on the bowler (reverse sweeps). fortunately it came off, on another day, you could have got a top edge and look an idiot! Given the situation of the game, the second-innings hundred is up there with the best. I am probably playing as best I have ever played. I have worked hard in the last 3-4 years and hopefully I can keep scoring for more years."

Kallis is also the man of the series.

Dhoni: "It was an interesting series. We are quite used to coming from behind; we never do well in the first Test. The bowlers did the job. Here too they tried their best but we couldn't take the last few wickets. If you look at the Kookaburra ball, it becomes difficult with the old ball. Our bowlers are skill bowlers - not pace. Kallis proved difficult to get out. Overall, in the series, it was good to see the effort put in by the fast bowlers. Harbhajan did well through the series.

Smith: "It was a terrific series. It was very competitive. Every session was competitive. Last few series between us have been even. It shows that our teams are even. Jacques and Tendulkar are terrific players and showed on this wicket. Jacques is an inspiration to all of us. The positives - I don't want to pick anything out but it was nice to see Steyn... As a team we managed to compete well with the best team in the world. We would like to play India more. Every day is unpredictable and competitive. Thats what the fans to watch - some exciting cricket. I would like to thank the fans for all the support. It makes a difference to see people come out to watch us."

Smith and Dhoni share the trophy. Have a look at our match Gallery

That's it from us. Good bye and good luck.

81.6
0
Morkel to Laxman, no run, straightens outside off stump, left alone
81.5
0
Morkel to Laxman, no run, short in length, moving in, pushed down to mid-on
81.4
0
Morkel to Laxman, no run, full in length, homing in on the off stump line, tapped to the off side
81.3
0
Morkel to Laxman, no run, stays back to defend the short-of-length delivery to the off
81.2
0
Morkel to Laxman, no run, hurls this one down the leg side and Boucher goes flyin to the leg side with an outstretched left hand to grab it
81.1
0
Morkel to Laxman, no run, wide outside off stump, left alone
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India 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st27G GambhirV Sehwag
2nd79R DravidG Gambhir
3rd14SR TendulkarG Gambhir
4th46SR TendulkarVVS Laxman