Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Best performances - Batsmen

V Sehwag
165(174) 23x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 55 runs
  • 9x4 - 0x6
14 3 17 37 51 13 3 27
VVS Laxman
143(260) 16x4 - 0x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 47 runs
  • 6x4 - 0x6
16 5 11 12 47 11 13 28

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O48.3
M23
R59
W5
Eco1.21
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Z Khan
O22
M5
R90
W4
Eco4.09
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Partnerships

  • SA - 1st
  • INDIA - 1st
  • SA - 2nd

South Africa - 1st - Innings

9
GC Smith4 (12)
AN Petersen4 (7)
209
HM Amla104 (147)
AN Petersen96 (157)
11
JH Kallis0 (5)
HM Amla10 (19)
22
JH Kallis10 (21)
AB de Villiers12 (30)
2
AG Prince1 (8)
AB de Villiers0 (5)
0
JP Duminy0 (1)
AB de Villiers0 (0)
1
AB de Villiers0 (2)
DW Steyn1 (5)
1
PL Harris1 (4)
DW Steyn0 (8)
6
DW Steyn4 (24)
WD Parnell0 (11)
35
M Morkel11 (34)
WD Parnell12 (21)

India - 1st - Innings

73
G Gambhir25 (38)
V Sehwag44 (22)
9
V Sehwag2 (5)
M Vijay7 (15)
249
SR Tendulkar106 (201)
V Sehwag119 (147)
4
SR Tendulkar0 (5)
VVS Laxman4 (4)
1
VVS Laxman0 (11)
S Badrinath1 (8)
48
VVS Laxman17 (39)
A Mishra28 (38)
259*
VVS Laxman122 (206)
MS Dhoni132 (187)

South Africa - 2nd - Innings

36
GC Smith20 (33)
AN Petersen16 (40)
18
HM Amla9 (24)
AN Petersen5 (11)
57
JH Kallis20 (47)
HM Amla36 (50)
47
AG Prince23 (80)
HM Amla21 (93)
6
HM Amla2 (24)
AB de Villiers3 (16)
8
HM Amla1 (14)
JP Duminy6 (22)
8
HM Amla3 (8)
DW Steyn1 (16)
70
HM Amla34 (88)
WD Parnell22 (64)
14
HM Amla10 (27)
PL Harris4 (24)
26
HM Amla7 (66)
M Morkel12 (60)
  • The rot in rotation

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  • The ups and downs of Harbhajan Singh

    India's lead spinner's major problem in the last four years has been his display in home Tests. Can the Kolkata performance spark a revival?

  • The last man standing

    Hashim Amla was the last South African standing after his vigil lasted a minute short of 500, but he was not playing for time and grinding it out. Instead, it is his bloody-mindedness, an antithesis to the fast-paced approach of the Twenty20 age

  • Everyone was up for the fight - Harbhajan

    Discretion has never been a quality associated with Harbhajan Singh, and after the euphoria of helping India to a series-levelling innings win came the outpouring of anger

  • 'We've come up with our heads above water' - Smith

    South Africa captain Graeme Smith has credited India for bouncing back and levelling the series, retaining the No. 1 Test team crown in the process, but he also praised his team for keeping the hosts on the run till the very last minute

South Africa 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st36GC SmithAN Petersen
2nd18HM AmlaAN Petersen
3rd57JH KallisHM Amla
4th47AG PrinceHM Amla
5th6HM AmlaAB de Villiers
6th8HM AmlaJP Duminy
7th8HM AmlaDW Steyn
8th70HM AmlaWD Parnell
9th14HM AmlaPL Harris
10th26HM AmlaM Morkel