Result
1st Test, South Africa tour of India at Chennai, Mar 26-30 2008
(109 ov)
540 & 331/5d
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
South Africa 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
GC Smith (c)c Laxman b Kumble739715713075.25
ND McKenzie c Dravid b Harbhajan Singh9415623018060.25
HM Amla run out (Sreesanth/†Dhoni/Kumble)15926240620060.68
JH Kallis c Jaffer b Harbhajan Singh1342571030.95
AG Prince c & b Kumble2360682038.33
AB de Villiers c †Dhoni b Sreesanth4458668075.86
MV Boucher c Dravid b Sehwag701462169047.94
M Morkel c & b Harbhajan Singh3554917064.81
PL Harris c †Dhoni b Harbhajan Singh516260031.25
DW Steyn c Singh b Harbhajan Singh1521223071.42
M Ntini not out16100016.66
Extras(b 1, lb 5, nb 1, w 1)8
TOTAL(152.5 Ov, RR: 3.53, 679 Mts)540
Fall of wickets: 1-132 (Graeme Smith, 33.3 ov), 2-196 (Neil McKenzie, 50.5 ov), 3-244 (Jacques Kallis, 64.6 ov), 4-291 (Ashwell Prince, 81.3 ov), 5-357 (AB de Villiers, 97.6 ov), 6-456 (Hashim Amla, 126.4 ov), 7-510 (Mark Boucher, 143.5 ov), 8-520 (Morne Morkel, 146.6 ov), 9-529 (Paul Harris, 150.2 ov), 10-540 (Dale Steyn, 152.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
RP Singh23111104.8200
S Sreesanth26510414.0011
A Kumble451110622.3500
Harbhajan Singh44.5416453.6500
V Sehwag1113713.3600
SC Ganguly301204.0000
India 1st Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
W Jaffer c Kallis b Harris731662506143.97
V Sehwag c McKenzie b Ntini319304530425104.93
R Dravid c Kallis b Ntini11129139615038.14
SR Tendulkar c Kallis b Ntini059000.00
SC Ganguly c †Boucher b Harris2429564082.75
VVS Laxman c & b Harris39641624060.93
MS Dhoni c †Boucher b Steyn1633492048.48
A Kumble (c) b Steyn318230016.66
Harbhajan Singh  b Steyn023000.00
RP Singh  b Steyn088000.00
S Sreesanth not out415250026.66
Extras(b 20, lb 10, nb 4, w 4)38
TOTAL(155.1 Ov, RR: 4.04, 760 Mts)627
Fall of wickets: 1-213 (Wasim Jaffer, 52.6 ov), 2-481 (Virender Sehwag, 111.4 ov), 3-481 (Sachin Tendulkar, 113.3 ov), 4-526 (Sourav Ganguly, 123.5 ov), 5-573 (Rahul Dravid, 135.4 ov), 6-598 (MS Dhoni, 144.2 ov), 7-610 (Anil Kumble, 148.2 ov), 8-610 (Harbhajan Singh, 148.4 ov), 9-612 (RP Singh, 150.4 ov), 10-627 (VVS Laxman, 155.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
DW Steyn32310343.2100
M Ntini28312834.5700
M Morkel2547603.0412
PL Harris53.1620333.8112
JH Kallis1407105.0700
AG Prince301605.3310
South Africa 2nd Innings
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
ND McKenzie not out15533944513145.72
GC Smith (c)lbw b Harbhajan Singh35306050116.66
HM Amla c Dravid b Kumble811482009054.72
JH Kallis c Singh b Harbhajan Singh1940691047.50
AG Prince c Jaffer b Harbhajan Singh511121045.45
AB de Villiers c Ganguly b Sehwag1141500026.82
MV Boucher not out1146500023.91
Extras(b 8, lb 5, nb 1)14
TOTAL(109 Ov, RR: 3.03, 445 Mts)331/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Graeme Smith, 10.3 ov), 2-210 (Hashim Amla, 56.6 ov), 3-264 (Jacques Kallis, 76.2 ov), 4-272 (Ashwell Prince, 78.6 ov), 5-306 (AB de Villiers, 94.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
S Sreesanth1204203.5001
RP Singh914304.7700
Harbhajan Singh34110132.9700
SC Ganguly21100.5000
A Kumble2025712.8500
V Sehwag2225512.5000
VVS Laxman1021901.9000
MATCH DETAILS
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossSouth Africa , elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of India
Player Of The Match
Virender Sehwag
Series result3-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1870
Season2007/08
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 11.30-12.10, Tea 14.10-14.30, Close 16.42
Match days26,27,28,29,30 March 2008 (5-day match)
Umpires
Asad Rauf
Tony Hill
TV Umpire
Amiesh Saheba
Reserve Umpire
Shavir Tarapore
Match Referee
Roshan Mahanama
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 26 Mar - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 304/4 (HM Amla 85*, AB de Villiers 10*, 90 ov)
Thu, 27 Mar - day 2 - India 1st innings 82/0 (W Jaffer 25*, V Sehwag 52*, 21 ov)
Fri, 28 Mar - day 3 - India 1st innings 468/1 (V Sehwag 309*, R Dravid 65*, 106 ov)
Sat, 29 Mar - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 131/1 (ND McKenzie 59*, HM Amla 35*, 33 ov)
Sun, 30 Mar - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 331/5d (109 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 5
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 38.3 overs (231 balls), Extras 6
  • HM Amla: 50 off 85 balls (6 x 4)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 176 balls (ND McKenzie 46, HM Amla 50, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 160/1 in 42.0 overs (ND McKenzie 69, HM Amla 50)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 188/1 in 50.0 overs (ND McKenzie 75, HM Amla 71)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 54.1 overs (326 balls), Extras 7
  • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 268 balls (ND McKenzie 68, HM Amla 79, Ex 6)
  • Lunch: South Africa - 212/2 in 59.0 overs (ND McKenzie 88, JH Kallis 0)
  • ND McKenzie: 100 off 184 balls (11 x 4)
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 69.4 overs (419 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: South Africa - 253/2 in 70.0 overs (ND McKenzie 113, JH Kallis 14)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 109 balls (ND McKenzie 29, JH Kallis 18, Ex 3)
  • Tea: South Africa - 298/4 in 92.0 overs (ND McKenzie 139, AB de Villiers 9)
  • South Africa: 300 runs in 92.6 overs (559 balls), Extras 10
  • ND McKenzie: 150 off 312 balls (13 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 324/5 in 104.0 overs (ND McKenzie 153, MV Boucher 6)
  • New Ball Taken: South Africa 324/5 after 104.1 overs (ND McKenzie 153, MV Boucher 6)
  • day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 331/5d (109 ov) - end of match
Day 4
  • New Ball Taken: India 468/1 after 106.1 overs (V Sehwag 309, R Dravid 65)
  • 2nd Wicket partnership between Sehwag and Dravid lasted 278 minutes.
  • Drinks: India - 481/3 in 113.3 overs (R Dravid 68)
  • India: 500 runs in 116.6 overs (707 balls), Extras 25
  • Drinks: India - 522/3 in 121.0 overs (R Dravid 84, SC Ganguly 20)
  • Lunch: India - 547/4 in 131.0 overs (R Dravid 99, VVS Laxman 6)
  • India: 550 runs in 131.3 overs (795 balls), Extras 26
  • R Dravid: 100 off 272 balls (14 x 4)
  • Drinks: India - 585/5 in 139.0 overs (VVS Laxman 23, MS Dhoni 8)
  • India: 600 runs in 145.6 overs (882 balls), Extras 27
  • Drinks: India - 600/6 in 146.0 overs (VVS Laxman 28, A Kumble 2)
  • South Africa 2nd innings
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 8.6 overs (54 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: South Africa - 50/0 in 9.0 overs (ND McKenzie 17, GC Smith 32)
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 54 balls (ND McKenzie 17, GC Smith 32, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 90/1 in 19.0 overs (ND McKenzie 33, HM Amla 20)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 20.4 overs (124 balls), Extras 2
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 84 balls (ND McKenzie 26, HM Amla 23, Ex 1)
  • ND McKenzie: 50 off 86 balls (6 x 4)
  • End Of Day: South Africa - 131/1 in 33.0 overs (ND McKenzie 59, HM Amla 35)
  • day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 131/1 (ND McKenzie 59*, HM Amla 35*, 33 ov)
Day 3
  • India: 100 runs in 23.6 overs (144 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 144 balls (W Jaffer 34, V Sehwag 61, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: India - 126/0 in 29.0 overs (W Jaffer 45, V Sehwag 76)
  • W Jaffer: 50 off 107 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • India: 150 runs in 36.3 overs (220 balls), Extras 6
  • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 220 balls (W Jaffer 54, V Sehwag 91, Ex 6)
  • Drinks: India - 151/0 in 37.0 overs (W Jaffer 54, V Sehwag 91)
  • V Sehwag: 100 off 116 balls (15 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Lunch: India - 176/0 in 46.0 overs (W Jaffer 60, V Sehwag 110)
  • India: 200 runs in 51.1 overs (308 balls), Extras 6
  • 1st Wicket: 200 runs in 308 balls (W Jaffer 69, V Sehwag 126, Ex 6)
  • Drinks: India - 219/1 in 55.0 overs (V Sehwag 140, R Dravid 0)
  • V Sehwag: 150 off 171 balls (23 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • India: 250 runs in 61.4 overs (373 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: India - 253/1 in 62.0 overs (V Sehwag 169, R Dravid 3)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (V Sehwag 41, R Dravid 7, Ex 2)
  • V Sehwag: 200 off 194 balls (32 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • India: 300 runs in 69.2 overs (419 balls), Extras 8
  • Tea: India - 309/1 in 70.0 overs (V Sehwag 218, R Dravid 10)
  • 2nd Wicket: 100 runs in 113 balls (V Sehwag 86, R Dravid 11, Ex 3)
  • India: 350 runs in 78.4 overs (476 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: India - 359/1 in 80.0 overs (V Sehwag 250, R Dravid 26)
  • V Sehwag: 250 off 225 balls (38 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • 2nd Wicket: 150 runs in 175 balls (V Sehwag 118, R Dravid 27, Ex 5)
  • India: 400 runs in 89.5 overs (543 balls), Extras 16
  • Drinks: India - 401/1 in 90.0 overs (V Sehwag 273, R Dravid 39)
  • 2nd Wicket: 200 runs in 241 balls (V Sehwag 147, R Dravid 43, Ex 12)
  • R Dravid: 50 off 151 balls (6 x 4)
  • V Sehwag: 300 off 278 balls (41 x 4, 5 x 6)
  • India: 450 runs in 100.5 overs (610 balls), Extras 20
  • 2nd Wicket: 250 runs in 316 balls (V Sehwag 172, R Dravid 65, Ex 15)
  • End Of Day: India - 468/1 in 106.0 overs (V Sehwag 309, R Dravid 65)
  • day 3 - India 1st innings 468/1 (V Sehwag 309*, R Dravid 65*, 106 ov)
Day 2
  • New Ball Taken: South Africa 323/4 after 93.1 overs (HM Amla 87, AB de Villiers 27)
  • HM Amla: 100 off 173 balls (14 x 4)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 85 balls (HM Amla 21, AB de Villiers 31, Ex 1)
  • South Africa: 350 runs in 96.4 overs (581 balls), Extras 7
  • Drinks: South Africa - 358/5 in 99.0 overs (HM Amla 104, MV Boucher 0)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 382/5 in 106.0 overs (HM Amla 117, MV Boucher 11)
  • South Africa: 400 runs in 111.1 overs (668 balls), Extras 7
  • Lunch: South Africa - 404/5 in 113.0 overs (HM Amla 124, MV Boucher 26)
  • HM Amla 100 in 254 minutes
  • South Africa 400 in 501 minutes
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 96 balls (HM Amla 22, MV Boucher 30, Ex 0)
  • HM Amla: 150 off 248 balls (19 x 4)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 449/5 in 124.0 overs (HM Amla 157, MV Boucher 38)
  • South Africa: 450 runs in 124.2 overs (747 balls), Extras 7
  • MV Boucher: 50 off 99 balls (8 x 4)
  • South Africa: 500 runs in 139.6 overs (842 balls), Extras 8
  • Tea: South Africa - 501/6 in 140.0 overs (MV Boucher 62, M Morkel 25)
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 95 balls (MV Boucher 24, M Morkel 26, Ex 1)
  • India 1st innings
  • Drinks: India - 47/0 in 10.0 overs (W Jaffer 19, V Sehwag 24)
  • India: 50 runs in 12.1 overs (73 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 73 balls (W Jaffer 21, V Sehwag 25, Ex 4)
  • V Sehwag: 50 off 59 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • End Of Day: India - 82/0 in 21.0 overs (W Jaffer 25, V Sehwag 52)
  • day 2 - India 1st innings 82/0 (W Jaffer 25*, V Sehwag 52*, 21 ov)
Day 1
  • South Africa 1st innings
  • Drinks: South Africa - 35/0 in 8.0 overs (GC Smith 17, ND McKenzie 16)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 12.6 overs (79 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 79 balls (GC Smith 20, ND McKenzie 30, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 59/0 in 16.0 overs (GC Smith 22, ND McKenzie 35)
  • ND McKenzie: 50 off 72 balls (11 x 4)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 23.2 overs (141 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 141 balls (GC Smith 44, ND McKenzie 54, Ex 2)
  • Lunch: South Africa - 109/0 in 25.0 overs (GC Smith 53, ND McKenzie 54)
  • GC Smith: 50 off 71 balls (8 x 4)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 133/1 in 35.0 overs (ND McKenzie 57, HM Amla 0)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 38.2 overs (231 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: South Africa - 167/1 in 43.0 overs (ND McKenzie 76, HM Amla 14)
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 91 balls (ND McKenzie 30, HM Amla 21, Ex 1)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 52.2 overs (315 balls), Extras 4
  • Tea: South Africa - 206/2 in 54.0 overs (HM Amla 31, JH Kallis 3)
  • HM Amla: 50 off 86 balls (7 x 4)
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 66.5 overs (402 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: South Africa - 272/3 in 75.0 overs (HM Amla 75, AG Prince 11)
  • South Africa: 300 runs in 86.2 overs (519 balls), Extras 6
  • End Of Day: South Africa - 304/4 in 90.0 overs (HM Amla 85, AB de Villiers 10)
  • day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 304/4 (HM Amla 85*, AB de Villiers 10*, 90 ov)