733dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

South Africa coast to series victory

For the third match in a row India's batsmen caved in under the floodlights against a relentless pace attack, surrendering to a 80-run defeat in the fourth ODI at Port Elizabeth

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HH Gibbs
93(123) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 29 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
8 2 10 3 22 16 14 18
JH Kallis
49(62) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %79%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 21 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
4 5 4 3 9 14 4 6

Best performances - Bowlers

JM Kemp
O4.1
M0
R21
W3
Eco5.04
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SM Pollock
O10
M2
R23
W2
Eco2.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 3-0

Match number

Season

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

29 November 2006 - day/night match (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

So there it is, again. India all out in under 40 overs and South Africa win by 80 runs. Once again it was the lack of technique to adjust to the extra bounce and the moving ball that has let India down. Ntini and Pollock started off well and by 20 overs India were reduced to 82 for 5. Once Dhoni was back in the hut it was just a matter of time. Pathan put up a fighting effort and his 47 not out is the only bright spot in an otherwise gloomy looking batting card.

Pollock and Ntini were once again unstoppable but Kemp was the most successful South African bowler with 3 for 21 runs in just 4.1 overs. Kallis and Nel chipped in with a wicket apiece. That's all we have for you today, but do join us again on Friday, December 1 for the twenty20 game. Until then this is Sajan Nair along with Sriram Veera signing off - Good night and good luck.

38.1
W
Kemp to Sreesanth, OUT, And the inevitable. Short ball on the middle and off stump line, Sreesanth makes room and cuts hard, ball clips the shoulder of the bat and goes straight to de Villiers at cover. Sreesanth straightaway looked at the square leg umpire in an attempt to let him know that it was too high but by then the finger had gone up and the ice-box was being rushed out.

S Sreesanth c de Villiers b Kemp 3 (19m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 23.07

END OF OVER:
38 | 4 Runs | INDIA: 163/9 (81 runs required from 11.5 overs, RR: 4.28, RRR: 6.75)

  • Irfan Pathan47 (55b)
  • Sreesanth3 (12b)
  • Makhaya Ntini9-1-34-2
  • Shaun Pollock10-2-23-2

Pathan is just one run away from scoring 1000 runs in the shorter version of the game - lets see whether he will reach the landmark today

37.6
0
Ntini to Pathan, no run, another fuller length delivery on the middle and leg stump line - Pathan once again finds the fielder at mid-on
37.5
0
Ntini to Pathan, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven down to mid-on
37.4
0
Ntini to Pathan, no run, cut away straight to the point fielder
37.3
2
Ntini to Pathan, 2 runs, pulled away to deep midwicket for a brace
37.2
0
Ntini to Pathan, no run, driven back to the bowler

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st23W JafferV Sehwag
2nd1SR TendulkarV Sehwag
3rd14M KaifV Sehwag
4th1M KaifKD Karthik
5th43MS DhoniKD Karthik
6th27KD KarthikIK Pathan
7th19AB AgarkarIK Pathan
8th17Z KhanIK Pathan
9th5A KumbleIK Pathan
10th13IK PathanS Sreesanth