Player of the Match
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    6.5 caught behind, you could see it coming, Pollock pitched that on a good length just outside off stump, the ball moved a shade away from Sehwag who played away from his body and got the edge 18/1
    31.4 de Villiers pulls off a stunner and we are back to square one. Too short and too wide outside the off stump - Tendulkar goes for the cut but fails to keeps it down, de Villiers at cover point drives across full length to his left and takes it as clean as a whistle. 103/3
    6.6 and he lasts just one ball, very similar to the one that got Sehwag, pitches outside off on a good length, moves away ... Laxman feels for it away from his body and edges to first slip, Smith hangs on to a simple catch 18/2
    37.6 harmless delivery on the middle and leg stump line - Mongia moves across a long way( make that a mile) in an effort to loft the ball down to fine leg but fails to make contact and the ball crashes into the stumps. 127/4
    47.5 Et tu, Nel ! short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line - Dhoni swings across the line and the ball steeples towards wide long-on. Nel sprints in from the deep, throws himself full length to his left and takes a two handed blinder. 183/8
    42.4 short of a good length delivery outside the off stump - bit of extra bounce there - Karthik looking to nudge it through the vacant slip area is done in by the extra bounce - ball slides off the face of the bat and goes straight to Boucher behind the stumps 154/5
    45.6 good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line - Pathan moves away from the stumps in an attempt to.., well I don't know what he was trying to do there. Ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the stumps - India six down 173/6
    47.3 good length delivery outside the off stump, Harbhajan without fails goes after it but on this occasion the ball clips the outside edge and flies down to third man. Pollock moves across quickly to his left and takes it on the slide 183/7
    not out
    49.6 bowled'm! fulltoss on the stumps - Kumble goes for the wild swing and the ball crashes into the woodwork. You miss I hit 200/9
    13 (lb 5, w 8)
    200/9 (50 Overs, RR: 4.0)
    Did not bat: S Sreesanth
    Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Virender Sehwag, 6.5 ov), 2-18 (VVS Laxman, 6.6 ov), 3-103 (Sachin Tendulkar, 31.4 ov), 4-127 (Dinesh Mongia, 37.6 ov), 5-154 (Dinesh Karthik, 42.4 ov), 6-173 (Irfan Pathan, 45.6 ov), 7-183 (Harbhajan Singh, 47.3 ov), 8-183 (MS Dhoni, 47.5 ov), 9-200 (Anil Kumble, 49.6 ov)
    SM Pollock1041721.70502000
    M Ntini1013233.20410120
    JH Kallis1015615.60305110
    A Nel1013413.40413100
    RJ Peterson503306.60156000
    JM Kemp502324.60152010

Match Details


South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

South Africa won the 5-match series 4-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45

Match days

3 December 2006 (50-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Match Notes