Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    1.2 Zaheer strikes! A great, swinging delivery that moves in from off stump and catches Smith standing smack in front of middle and leg, a loud appeal from Zaheer and the umpire agrees, big wicket that 3/1
    9.4 gone! Full and furious on the stump, Bosman's expecting a short ball and goes back, then falls over as he looks to whip that through leg but cant make any contact, caught on the backfoot plumb in front and the umpire has no hesitation in giving that out 47/2
    not out
    15.3 gone! A good, swinging ball outside off stump, Gibbs' feet go nowhere as he tries to run that down to third man but gets a thin edge through to a diving Dhoni, moving to his right, and his shaky innings comes to an end 63/3
    33.6 As someone once put it so eloquently, you sometimes think a brain transplant is in order - harmless delivery outside the off stump, de Villiers goes for a reverse sweep and gets beaten by miles. Dhoni quickly whips of the bails and de Villiers is out by a long way - third umpire confirms 150/4
    41.4 Boucher perishes trying to force the pace, with Kallis slowing down Boucher really had no other option. Good length delivery outside the off stump - Boucher makes room and goes inside out over cover, looked like a meaty blow but the ball went straight to Zaheer Khan at deep cover, South Africa five down. 196/5
    45.1 edged and gone! short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and shaping away a touch. Kemp pushes at it away from his body and the edge is produced - Dhoni makes no mistake 209/6
    45.4 and that's the end of that. short and wide outside the off stump, Pollock goes across the line, ball clips the inner half of the bat and spoons up towards mid-on - Tendulkar swoops in from the edge of the circle and takes it cleanly 209/7
    49.6 another yorker length delivery and Kallis drives it straight back to Agarkar - Nel looking for a single is half way down the track. Agarkar keeps his cool, walks across and distubs the stumps - South Africa end up 248 on the board. 248/8
    10 (lb 1, w 9)
    248/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.96)
    Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Graeme Smith, 1.2 ov), 2-47 (Loots Bosman, 9.4 ov), 3-63 (Herschelle Gibbs, 15.3 ov), 4-150 (AB de Villiers, 33.6 ov), 5-196 (Mark Boucher, 41.4 ov), 6-209 (Justin Kemp, 45.1 ov), 7-209 (Shaun Pollock, 45.4 ov), 8-248 (Andre Nel, 49.6 ov)
    MM Patel1023923.90426000
    Z Khan805326.62237030
    AB Agarkar914725.22336100
    SR Tendulkar913303.66313000
    Harbhajan Singh1005905.90274110
    D Mongia401614.0080000
    0.3 end of the beginning! Jaffer's ODI debut lasts just three balls. Short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and shaping in a touch, Jaffer goes at it with no real footwork, a nothing shot in the end - ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the stumps. 0/1
    16.2 and Nel plucks Tendulkar! good length delivery, this one too nipped back in, Tendulkar goes for the drive, ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the woodwork. Another massive wicket and the bells are ringing. 62/4
    8.6 131.3 kmp Pollock strikes again - good length delivery outside the off stump, Kaif drive off the back-foot, ball kicks up just the extra bit - clips the shoulder of the bat and goes high towards point - Gibbs there times his jump to perfection and takes it high over his head. India two down 39/2
    15.6 what a delivery - good length and this one nipped back in sharply after hitting the deck, Dravid pushes forward and the ball sneaks through the big gap between bat and pad. That's a bit wicket - India in deep trouble here 62/3
    22.6 Nel hammers in another nail - slightly short and cutting in sharply, Dhoni was all set to leave it through to the keeper but the ball kept coming in with the angle, and in the end the ball brushed the glove and went straight to the keeper 83/6
    22.1 short of a good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and angling across - fairly harmless delivery, Raina has a harmless poke at it and the ball goes straight to Kallis at second slip, no harm done. 82/5
    23.6 fuller length delivery, pitched wide outside the off stump and angling across the left-hander. Mongia drives at it away from his body with no real footwork and the edge finds Kemp at second slip - seven down three more to go 83/7
    25.2 gone! Lands around off stump and moves in to strike him on the front leg in front of about leg and middle, a loud appeal is upheld and India have slipped further 84/8
    29.1 all over! Fast on a good length outside off stump, pitches and cuts in sharply off the surface, Agarkar stands and drives loosely but plays all over it and loses his off stump, Kallis gets his third and South Africa have won by 157 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the series 91/10
    26.4 bye! Bangs one in a short outside off stump, and all Zaheer can do is some how duck into it, takes the eyes of it and ends up gloving it through to Boucher, Nel is cock-a-hoop and why not, South Africa are one wicket away from victory 85/9
    not out
    3 (nb 2, w 1)
    91 all out (29.1 Overs, RR: 3.12)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Wasim Jaffer, 0.3 ov), 2-39 (Mohammad Kaif, 8.6 ov), 3-62 (Rahul Dravid, 15.6 ov), 4-62 (Sachin Tendulkar, 16.2 ov), 5-82 (Suresh Raina, 22.1 ov), 6-83 (MS Dhoni, 22.6 ov), 7-83 (Dinesh Mongia, 23.6 ov), 8-84 (Harbhajan Singh, 25.2 ov), 9-85 (Zaheer Khan, 26.4 ov), 10-91 (Ajit Agarkar, 29.1 ov)
    SM Pollock721722.42342000
    M Ntini603205.33256010
    CK Langeveldt402616.50134002
    A Nel821341.62391000
    JH Kallis4.11330.72220000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number


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

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

ODI debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

  • New performance-based clause to be discussed: BCCI

    India's poor start to their tour of South Africa has prompted the Indian board (BCCI) to consider introducing a performance-based payment system for its cricketers

  • It's a matter of the mind now

    More than anyone else Chappell believes cricket, batting to be a game of the mind. If the Indian batsmen begin to believe they can't, the battle would be hopelessly lost before the game at Cape Town

  • 'I know what we are capable of' - Smith

    Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis talk to the press after their crushing win over India in the second ODI

  • Ability and character will be tested - Dravid

    Rahul Dravid was a downcast man after the embarrassing 157-run defeat atKingsmead, admitting that his team just wasn't good enough in the face ofsome hostile and accurate fast bowling from South Africa's quintet

  • That horrible sinking feeling

    South Africa aren't ranked second to Australia for nothing, and it's worthremembering that they beat the world's best 3-2 last March. But even theycan't have expected it to be so easy

India 2nd innings Partnerships

1st0SR TendulkarW Jaffer
2nd39SR TendulkarM Kaif
3rd23SR TendulkarR Dravid
4th0SR TendulkarMS Dhoni
5th20MS DhoniSK Raina
6th1MS DhoniD Mongia
7th0Harbhajan SinghD Mongia
8th1AB AgarkarHarbhajan Singh
9th1AB AgarkarZ Khan
10th6AB AgarkarMM Patel