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358dThe Bulletin by Siddhartha Vaidyanathan

Kallis shepherds South Africa to victory

A characteristic half-century from Jacques Kallis ensured that South Africa overcame some spin-related jitters, scrapping to an 4-wicket win in the opening game of the Future Cup on a breezy day at Belfast

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SR Tendulkar
SR Tendulkar
99(143) 12x4 - 0x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 32 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
11 5 14 15 20 15 5 13
JH Kallis
91(116) 6x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 33 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 9 18 7 15 5 5 28

Best performances - Bowlers

A Nel
O10
M1
R47
W3
Eco4.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Chawla
O10
M0
R47
W3
Eco4.70
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

So South Africa take the first ODI by four wickets, thanks mainly to an unbeaten 91 from the rock-solid captain, Jaques Kallis. A great innings, never breaking a sweat, driving on the up and flicking the spinners into the gaps on the on-side. He also had two wickets and two catches, he's the Man of the Match.

Put in to bat, India were given a solid total of 242 thanks to Sachin Tendulkar's 99 - his first such score in his entire career, in any form of the game. Andre Nel (3-47) led the bowling honours, but he was well suppored by Andrew Hall and Vernon Philander.

South Africa go one-up, with two more to play. Do join us again for the next game, on June 29th at 09:45 GMT. I hope you've enjoyed our coverage. Until next time, this is Jamie Alter, your commentator for the game, signing off. Cheers!

49.3
4
Yuvraj Singh to Philander, FOUR runs, all over! Philander seals the deal in style, coming out of his crease and clobbering a nicely tossed up delivery down to long-off

Everyone comes in now...

49.2
1
Yuvraj Singh to Kallis, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, he sweeps to short fine leg
49.1
1
Yuvraj Singh to Philander, 1 run, tossed up, he frees the arms and cuts into the covers

Hero Cup? Same teams? Tendulkar to bowl? No, its Yuvraj...

END OF OVER:
49 | 5 Runs | SA: 239/6 (4 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.87, RRR: 4.00)

  • Jacques Kallis90 (115b)
  • Vernon Philander12 (20b)
  • Zaheer Khan10-1-46-1
  • Yuvraj Singh6-0-29-0

Still four to get from six deliveries...

48.6
0
Khan to Kallis, no run, good length outside off stump, Kallis comes onto the front foot and square-drives to point again
48.5
0
Khan to Kallis, no run, short and wide, useless ball, he cuts hard but to Yuvraj at point
48.4
0
Khan to Kallis, no run, slower ball, he looks to drive off one knee and mistimes the shot back to Zaheer

Just four to get

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st56MN van WykAB de Villiers
2nd43JH KallisMN van Wyk
3rd8JH KallisHH Gibbs
4th17JH KallisJP Duminy
5th41JH KallisMV Boucher
6th25JH KallisAJ Hall
7th55JH KallisVD Philander