Player of the Match
Player of the Match
361dThe Bulletin by Dileep Premachandran at Johannesburg

India clinch a consolation win

A superb unbeaten 31 from Dinesh Karthik led India to a thrillingpenultimate-ball victory in their first-ever Pro20 outing at theWanderers.

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

D Mongia
38(45) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 7 0 5 4 4 10 3
V Sehwag
34(29) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %87%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on front foot
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
18 0 4 5 4 0 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

AB Agarkar
O2.3
M1
R10
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Z Khan
O4
M0
R15
W2
Eco3.75
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

India won the one-off match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.20 Interval 19.20-19.40, Second Session 19.40-21.00

Match days

1 December 2006 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

So we have India winning with one ball to go, and six wickets in hand. Dinesh Karthik is the man of the moment, his team-mates run out to greet him and Raina. India get that winning vibe after what seems like ages. They won their first 20-over match on debut, must be smashing given their recent run of form. Sehwag is all smiles, leading the cheers. This ground is alive!

Well, India bowled well to keep South Africa down to 126, and then hiccupped a little before Sehwag played a fine hand. Mongia was sluggish but top-scored with a 45-ball 38, the one that was tailormade for this game, Dhoni, came and went in a flash, and then Karthik kept his cool to see India home in the end with an unbeaten 31 from 28.

Karthik gets the Man-of-the-Match award for his brave innings. "When I went in I just wanted to play out all the overs, as thats what my captain wanted me to do...there was some drizzle, and the wicket was pretty quick, they were getting some good movement...the crowd here was just fantastic...phenomenal...we're looking to get on board in the final ODI..."

Well, folks, its been a fun, nervy evening and wherever you may be, I hope you've enjoyed this match as much as George and I have. We've come to a close tonight, but do join us for our continued live coverage as we bring you the fifth and final ODI at Centurion on Sunday, December 3. George will bring you the commentary in the company of Sajan Nair.

For now, its good night from me, Jamie Alter.

19.5
1
Peterson to Karthik, 1 run, full and flat outside off stump, Karthik chops that past backward point to win the match! India have won their first match on tour in tense style, well played!

Scores level....tension, tension...deep midwicket drops out, deep point comes in, long off drops back about five yards...mid on on the edge of the ring...

19.4
1
Peterson to Raina, 1 run, flat on middle and off, Raina sweeps past square leg for one, and the match it tied!

Smith summons his bowler...he needs four men in the ring...he opts for a backward point....

19.3
1
Peterson to Karthik, 1 run, flat and quick on middle and leg, flicked through midwicket...just the single...
19.2
0
Peterson to Karthik, no run, flatter outside off stump, he tries to sweep but misses...dot ball...
19.1
6
Peterson to Karthik, SIX runs, MAXIMUM! Tossed up on middle and off, down onto one knee goes Karthik and slogsweeps that over deep midwicket for six, awesome, simply awesome!

9 to win. 6 balls left. Karthik on strike. Smith bucking up his team-mates. Bands blaring in the stands. Cheerleaders swaying in a tizzy. Nerves frayed, honestly. Peterson bowls.

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs | INDIA: 118/4 (9 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.21, RRR: 9.00)

  • Suresh Raina2 (3b)
  • Dinesh Karthik23 (24b)
  • Johan van der Wath4-0-18-0
  • Robin Peterson1-0-2-1
18.6
0
van der Wath to Raina, no run, good, quick delivery outside off stump, Raina has a mighty swing across the line but misses, a dot ball, well done van der Wath....or Raina...depends on how you see it!

9 from 7...

India 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st17SR TendulkarV Sehwag
2nd43D MongiaV Sehwag
3rd11MS DhoniD Mongia
4th37D MongiaKD Karthik
5th19KD KarthikSK Raina