0.3 GODDIM! Swinging in, it straightens on Smith who comes down the track and that's absolutely plumb. Dreadful, careless shot from Smith. That's it from me. It's over to the venerable Sriram Veera whose office has now regained power. For now. 0/1
    3.1 Cleaned him up! Yorker! Sreesanth pings the blockhole and Bosman, caught in a tangle with his feet movement - his left foot was pressed a bit too across- and his desperate wave of the bat didn't make contact with the cherry. 6/2
    17.1 and he strikes first ball! slightly short and this one went straight on after hitting the deck - Kallis looking to chop it away off the back-foot ends up with a faint edge and Dhoni held on well to fairly hard chance. 75/3
    not out
    19.2 Revenge! Traps him in front with a slider. Landed on the off and middle, on a length, slided in and beat the intended sweep shot and rapped him plumb in front. 93/4
    34.6 got'im! fuller in length, pitched close to the off stump line and turning in - Boucher swipes across the line and is trapped plumb in front, easy decision for the umpire. South Africa five down 154/5
    35.2 golden duck! that's cricket for you - 100 in the previous match, 0 in the next. Fraction short and close to the off stump line, Kemp attacks the ball in an attempt to pierce the off side ring, fails to keep it down and the ball goes straight to Sehwag at point 155/6
    46.3 pulled away at one bounce to the fielder at midwicket - Pollock takes off for a suicidal run but Gibbs stands his ground. Kumble's shy at the stumps misses the stumps, but Dhoni running in from behind grabs the ball with both hands and punches the stumps - Pollock is inches away from the crease but that's enough for the tv-umpire to press the button-of-death. 216/7
    49.3 driven away to wide long-on. Hall is bit late off the blocks - Karthik's throw comes in at the striker's end - Hall is home, wait he has forgotten to ground his bat. They go upstairs and the red light flashes. 240/8
    not out
    9 (b 1, lb 4, nb 2, w 2)
    243/8 (50 Overs, RR: 4.86)
    Did not bat: M Ntini
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Graeme Smith, 0.3 ov), 2-6 (Loots Bosman, 3.1 ov), 3-75 (Jacques Kallis, 17.1 ov), 4-93 (AB de Villiers, 19.2 ov), 5-154 (Mark Boucher, 34.6 ov), 6-155 (Justin Kemp, 35.2 ov), 7-216 (Shaun Pollock, 46.3 ov), 8-240 (Andrew Hall, 49.3 ov)
    Z Khan813814.75337000
    S Sreesanth712914.14272102
    AB Agarkar503306.60135000
    IK Pathan702804.00263010
    A Kumble1004224.20291100
    V Sehwag502214.40150100
    SR Tendulkar804615.75183110
    5.4 Gotcha! Loose drive from Jaffer. Slightly short in length, outside the offstump, Jaffer goes back and across, tries to squaredrive it ,away from his body, nicks it to first slip. 23/1
    9.3 Big wicket. Sehwag is back in the hutch. Full, straight on the middle, Sehwag tries to whip it across the line, ends up scooping it in the air, to the right of midwicket where Bosman takes a few steps before diving full length to take a very fine catch. India rocked by the seamers. Again. 38/3
    6.2 Sachin falls. Pollock again takes him out. Well outside the offstump, Tendulkar is bit unsure whether to leave or play, ends up doing both as he tries to get out of a shot at the last minute but by then it was too late. The ball had kissed the outside edge and Boucher fell low to his right to take a smart catch. Indian batting again in doldrums. Any one surprised? 24/2
    12.4 A run out adds to the Indian misery. Karthik pushes a length-delivery on the middle and leg to the on side, gives a start, stops but by then the Kaif express had rushed along at a manic pace. BOsman, at squareleg, makes the stop, runs towards the non-striker's end, under-arms a throw to Pollock who whips off the bails. Meanwhile at the other end, Karthik gets into the crease first. Kaif, who was looking pretty good out there, is gone. 39/4
    24.1 Slices to his demise. Full and outside the offstump and rather than crashing it through covers, Karthik ends up slicing his drive, in the air, to thirdman. Another one is down, four to go. 109/6
    19.5 Gone..Dhoni falls slashing straight to thirdman. Short of length, outside the offstump, Dhoni hops back and upper-cuts it, ala Sehwag, over the slips and it flies high and straight to Prince. 82/5
    not out
    28.2 Agarkar too walks back, drawn by the warm nostalgic feelings for the place and by two sweet little words: 'Dressing Room' - harmless delivery outside the off stump, Agarkar goes for the lofted drive and the ball goes straight to Andrew Hall at sweeper cover. Three more to go. 128/7
    31.1 Kallis too gets one to his name - short of a good length delivery, pitched outside the off stump and shaping away a touch. Too good a delivery for Zaheer Khan who has a poke at it and the edge flies straight to Boucher behind the stumps 145/8
    34.3 another brut of a bouncer, pitched outside the off stump and nipping back in sharply - Kumble fends at it awkwardly and the ball lobs up off the edge - Smith at first slip moves across to his left and takes a comfortable catch 150/9
    38.1 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. 163/10
    12 (b 2, lb 2, nb 5, w 3)
    163 all out (38.1 Overs, RR: 4.27)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Wasim Jaffer, 5.4 ov), 2-24 (Sachin Tendulkar, 6.2 ov), 3-38 (Virender Sehwag, 9.3 ov), 4-39 (Mohammad Kaif, 12.4 ov), 5-82 (MS Dhoni, 19.5 ov), 6-109 (Dinesh Karthik, 24.1 ov), 7-128 (Ajit Agarkar, 28.2 ov), 8-145 (Zaheer Khan, 31.1 ov), 9-150 (Anil Kumble, 34.3 ov), 10-163 (Sreesanth, 38.1 ov)
    SM Pollock1022322.30493001
    M Ntini913423.77416001
    JH Kallis814115.12305110
    A Nel704015.71313223
    JM Kemp4.102135.04133000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

South Africa led the 5-match series 3-0

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

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

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes

India 2nd innings Partnerships

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