3rd Test, Kanpur, Apr 11-13 2008, South Africa tour of India
265 & 121
(13.1 ov, target 62)
325 & 64/2
India won by 8 wickets
Player Of The Match
INDIA 2nd Innings
Full commentary
end of over 144 runs
INDIA: 64/2CRR: 4.86 
Rahul Dravid18 (29)
Sourav Ganguly13 (28)
Paul Harris5.1-0-36-1
Morne Morkel5-1-8-1

5.06 pm local time: Dravid and Ganguly embrace each other and go to shake hands with the South Africans. Ganguly and Harris share a laugh. Dhoni is once again keeping a poker face like he did when India won the CB Series but he breaks into smiles as Ganguly walks into the pavilion.

India needed 62 to win after dismissing South Africa for 121 and the early blitz by Sehwag ensured that the target was reached with ease. The bowlers were the architects of the win for they exploited a helpful pitch to the hilt. Not to forget the valuable 10th wicket stand between Sreesanth and Ishant early in the day.

The series has been drawn 1-1 which means that India retain No 2 status in the ICC Test rankings.

I'll have the presentation ceremony for you in a moment ...

The Man of the Match is Sourav Ganguly for his invaluable 87 in the first innings.

Ganguly: It was special because we were one down in the series. When I saw how Dravid got out i thought if something kicks up from that area I can't do much about it. We bowled superbly in the second innings, chasing anything over 150 would have been difficult so the bowling effort was special.

Harbhajan Singh is the Man of the Series and he gets a SUV for his 19 wickets in the series.

Graeme Smith: I think India were clinical throughout and they deserved their victory. It's a very good Indian team and to come to their backyard and perform as we have is a good effort. We've had a very good season. I think we weren't allowed to play quicker in the second innings. India bowled well, their spinners made stroke play very difficult. it would have been interesting if we had posted 120-150.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni: I think it was a complete team effort. We didn't win the toss and that put us on the back foot. Sourav batted brilliantly, the part-timers bowled well. Sreesanth and Ishant batted really well today. There were a couple of players who were above par, Bajji bowled superbly in the entire series. It was a tough series and we played 15 days of tough cricket.

Kumble and Smith share the trophy and that brings us to the end of the presentation.

I hope you've enjoyed following the series with us. It has been a hard fought series and the last Test was riveting to watch on a difficult pitch on which no batsman was ever comfortable at the crease, barring Ganguly and maybe Laxman in the first innings.

So it's time to switch off from Test cricket for a while and switch on to the frantic pace of Twenty20 cricket. The IPL begins later this week. Thank you for all your emails during this Test, this is George Binoy signing off. Cheers.

Harris to Dravid, FOUR runs
that's it! India have leveled the series! Dravid leans across his stumps and paddles the ball towards fine leg, India have won by eight wickets inside three days
end of over 131 runs
INDIA: 60/2CRR: 4.61 
Rahul Dravid14 (28)
Sourav Ganguly13 (28)
Morne Morkel5-1-8-1
Paul Harris5-0-32-1
Morkel to Dravid, 1 run
Dravid leans forward and drives off his pads towards Ntini's right at mid-on, he will keep the strike, India need two more to win
Morkel to Dravid, no run
how did that miss off stump? That ball cut in sharply from outside off, the low bounce beat Dravid and it missed off stump by a whisker, Boucher did well to save it on the second bounce
Morkel to Dravid, no run
full ball on off and middle stump, driven back to Morkel off the front foot
Morkel to Dravid, no run
Dravid leans across his stumps and flicks a full ball towards midwicket where Amla saves runs by diving to his left