Player of the Match
Player of the Match
142dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Raina century seals one-sided win

Suresh Raina overcame a jittery start to score only the third century in Twenty20 internationals, and India's 186 was too much on a difficult pitch and big outfield

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SK Raina
101(60) 9x4 - 5x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 28 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
0 11 10 17 16 16 8 23
JH Kallis
73(54) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 24 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
3 6 12 8 9 9 8 18

Best performances - Bowlers

YK Pathan
O4
M0
R42
W2
Eco10.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RK Kleinveldt
O4
M0
R48
W2
Eco12.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

South Africa , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

09.30 start, First Session 09.30-10.50, Interval 10.50-11.10, Second Session 11.10-12.30

Match days

2 May 2010 (20-over match)

T20I debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

India 2, South Africa 0

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 172/5 (15 runs required, RR: 8.60)

  • Jean-Paul Duminy4 (1b)
  • Mark Boucher4 (2b)
  • Ashish Nehra4-0-27-1
  • Yusuf Pathan4-0-42-2

Please hang on for the quotes from the post-match ceremony.

Graeme Smith: "There were some good things and bad things. Jacques and I left too much to do for the middle order. We gave away too many with the bowling in the end. Suresh Raina played well. Jacques and myself couldn't get it away there. We left with too much to do in the latter half. We have some hard work and thinking to do. "

MS Dhoni: "Good start to the tournament. We just need to continue with this. We have not seen many sides score so many runs in the last five overs. Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina played really well. We just played two seamers. Praveen .. I just made him bowl one over. I am quite happy with the spinners. The wicket is slightly on the slower side and the spinners did the job."

Raina: "I enjoyed the knock. It was a good game for us. Like MS said its not easy to score 75 from the last 5 overs .. we had wickets in hand and we did well. Hopefully we will do well in the SUper Eights. Yuvraj batted really well. Dinesh Karthik rotated the strike well. AB, Jacques and Graeme batted well. Nehra is one of our best bowlers in the end overs."

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19.6
4
Nehra to Duminy, FOUR runs, full in length and it has been hit to the long-on boundary.
19.5
1
Nehra to Boucher, 1 run, on the middle stump line, dragged towards deep midwicket
19.4
W
Nehra to de Villiers, OUT, low swinging full toss and AB carves it to left of long-on where Piyush takes a good running catch

AB de Villiers c Chawla b Nehra 31 (22m 15b 1x4 3x6) SR: 206.66

19.3
0
Nehra to de Villiers, no run, low full toss swinging away from the off stump, AB had moved outside leg and in trying to carve it over the off-side he slips and falls! More comic drama here!
19.2
3
Nehra to Boucher, 3 runs, fullish around off, sliced over Yuvraj at cover. They turn for the third run and the throw comes to Nehra who somehow contrives to deflect it to his groin! And he is in pain. Ouch! He is down on the ground now.
19.1
1
Nehra to de Villiers, 1 run, Nehra fires it on the blockhole, AB edges it to the on side

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st21JH KallisLE Bosman
2nd97JH KallisGC Smith
3rd10JH KallisAB de Villiers
4th24JA MorkelAB de Villiers
5th15MV BoucherAB de Villiers
6th5MV BoucherJP Duminy