Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    7.6 Tsotsobe breaks through. Vijay goes for the big heave-ho across the line over mid-on but doesn't quite connect as well as he would have hoped. The ball lobbed over mid-on and Morne rushed back to take a good catch, with the ball dropping over his shoulder 21/1
    18.5 Botha dashes off in a celebratory run to nowhere! It turned in from outside off stump, Tendulkar went back and it perhaps kept a touch low and came off slower than he thought it would. Tendulkar tries to punch it to the off side but edges it to his off stump. He had just edged the previous delivery which too had come off a touch slow ... 67/3
    17.5 Virat is run out Out by miles. He pushed towards cover point and sets off for the run. He is sent back, and tries to dive back inside the crease but is not even in the frame. Miller swoops in to fire a direct hit. Clatter! 63/2
    36.4 Tsotsobe roars! It landed on a good length outside off and Yuvraj tries to knife it on the up and through the line but hits it straight to mid-off 150/4
    43.1 Castled! What a night Tsotsobe is having. It was a very full delivery outside off, Dhoni tried to whip it away but the ball took the inside edge and crashed into the furniture. 4-19 for Tsotsobe! 172/6
    41.1 Absolutely plumb! Raina seemed to be expecting a short ball and was well inside the crease. It was a fuller one, though. He had a waft at it and missed. Trapped! Tsotsobe strikes in the first ball of the batting Powerplay. 169/5
    46.3 The ball, a full-length delivery, was around the off stump line and Rohit thrust his front pad across and tried to work it across the line. He missed. Taufel raises his finger. India crumbling here in Jo'burg. 184/9
    44.5 Harbhajan clears the front foot and goes for a big heave-ho but only succeeds in top edging it to midwicket where Miller takes it 177/7
    45.4 Good catch from Lopsy! What a night for him ! Zaheer had top-edged a slog towards third man.. Tsotsobe rushed diagonally across to his left and slide to get under the skier. 179/8
    47.2 That's that. India all over 190. Nehra leaned forward to scoop a full delivery to left of mid-off where Botha moved diagonally across and lunged forward to pouch it 190/10
    not out
    7 (lb 4, w 3)
    190 all out (47.2 Overs, RR: 4.01)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Murali Vijay, 7.6 ov), 2-63 (Virat Kohli, 17.5 ov), 3-67 (Sachin Tendulkar, 18.5 ov), 4-150 (Yuvraj Singh, 36.4 ov), 5-169 (Suresh Raina, 41.1 ov), 6-172 (MS Dhoni, 43.1 ov), 7-177 (Harbhajan Singh, 44.5 ov), 8-179 (Zaheer Khan, 45.4 ov), 9-184 (Rohit Sharma, 46.3 ov), 10-190 (Ashish Nehra, 47.2 ov)
    DW Steyn9.213523.75384010
    LL Tsotsobe1022242.20473000
    WD Parnell704306.14184010
    M Morkel803224.00252000
    J Botha1003513.50280000
    JP Duminy301906.3341010
    1.5 Lovely delivery from Munaf. It landed on a good length outside off and seamed in a touch. Amla went for the on-the-up drive but the ball clipped the inner edge. 7/1
    32.1 He has dragged it on. And he sinks to his knee and stays there for a while before he walks away. It was a length delivery that landed outside off and straightened. Smith tried to punch it through the off side but got the fatal inside edge. He was done in by that straightening 152/5
    12.1 Trapped! from round the stumps, it landed on a good length on the off stump line and moved towards off stump. Colin leaned forward to defend and it must have struck the pad first.Replays in. It hit the pad first before it hit the bat 66/2
    15.1 AB, who looked pretty scratchy out there, is gone now. It lands on a good length around the off stump line, and seams away, AB leans forward to defend and it clips the outer edge. Fine delivery this. 77/3
    24.3 rushes down the track and heaves the flighted delivery from outside off straight to long-on! Guess he wanted to finish things up in a hurry but ... 120/4
    33.3 Miller gone! SA six down.Now then... Now then .. It was the slower bouncer, and Miller couldn't adjust his pull to the pace of the ball. It actually cut in from outside off and bounced. The top edge takes the ball to square-leg. Zaheer spreads his arms and smiles in joy. 160/6
    35.1 And then they were three. The game is hurtling towards a thrilling finale. India have come back from nowhere. It landed on a good length, from round the stumps and just about straightened.. Botha gets forward to defend and gets the edge. No pad! And he walked away without any showing much drama.. 163/7
    42.6 India have won! What a stunning collapse from South Africa. They are going to hear that Choke word all over again at the press conference. It was another shortish delivery outside off and he has cut it straight to Yuvraj at point! Parnell can't believe what he has done. Munaf takes out the final two in this over. Parnell stands there, and bites his helmet strap. Meanwhile. Yuvraj is on a celebratory dash to nowhere. Munaf smiles. Indians mob him. Parnell stands still. In the absence of Jacques Kallis, South Africa are carrying a long tail and it has cost them today. The critics will bay for blood. They will scream that SA have choked again. India have bounced back yet again. It's 1-1. Phew. When Smith fell, after taking the batting Powerplay, it was 152 for 5. 189 all out. 189/10
    38.6 Steyn is run out! It was pushed towards mid-on and they rushed across for another risky run. Pressure. Tension. The midwicket fielder (vijay) rushed to his left to intercept it and the throw comes to Yuvraj who collected and moved his hands towards the stumps. The ball nearly popped out of his hands but he broke the stumps in time. Gone! Eight down and wobbling. What is happening out there? 177/8
    42.2 Morne has blown it! Munaf nails him! It was a short delivery outside off and Morne went for the match-winning four. Cut. Crash. The ball flew but straight to point! The Indians roar. Enter Lonwabo Tsotsobe, who bowled so wonderfully earlier in the evening 188/9
    not out
    6 (lb 5, w 1)
    189 all out (43 Overs, RR: 4.39)
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Hashim Amla, 1.5 ov), 2-66 (Colin Ingram, 12.1 ov), 3-77 (AB de Villiers, 15.1 ov), 4-120 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 24.3 ov), 5-152 (Graeme Smith, 32.1 ov), 6-160 (David Miller, 33.3 ov), 7-163 (Johan Botha, 35.1 ov), 8-177 (Dale Steyn, 38.6 ov), 9-188 (Morne Morkel, 42.2 ov), 10-189 (Wayne Parnell, 42.6 ov)
    Z Khan903724.11345000
    MM Patel802943.62343000
    A Nehra714416.28254100
    Harbhajan Singh1003213.20392000
    SK Raina602704.50193000
    RG Sharma201216.0050100
    Yuvraj Singh10303.0040010

Match Details


India , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

5-match series level 1-1

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.45, Second Session 18.45-22.15

Match days

15 January 2011 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • India win with determination and a lot of luck

    India never had a realistic chance of winning until Graeme Smith took the batting Powerplay when it wasn't needed and inside-edged on to his stumps

  • We weren't smart enough - Smith

    South Africa only needed 39 runs to win, and with five wickets in hand it should have been a doddle, but they tripped over their long tail and gave Wanderers it's most thrilling finish since the 438 game

  • How not to use a Powerplay

    Plays of the Day from the second ODI between South Africa and India at Wanderers

  • Sachin Tendulkar to return home

    India have pulled out a win out of nowhere to level the series 1-1, but their task of winning the series has become more difficult with Sachin Tendulkar has become the fourth first-choice player to return to India

  • Munaf clinches stunning win for India

    South Africa made a mess of what should have been a comfortable chase of a below-par total at Wanderers, stumbling in the batting Powerplay and then sinking to a dispiriting defeat in a thrilling finish

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

1st7HM AmlaGC Smith
2nd59GC SmithCA Ingram
3rd11GC SmithAB de Villiers
4th43GC SmithJP Duminy
5th32GC SmithDA Miller
6th8J BothaDA Miller
7th3J BothaWD Parnell
8th14DW SteynWD Parnell
9th11M MorkelWD Parnell
10th1LL TsotsobeWD Parnell