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RESULT
1st ODI, Belfast, June 26, 2007, Future Cup
242/8
(49.3/50 ov, T:243) 245/6

South Africa won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
91* (116), 2/20 & 2 catches
jacques-kallis
Match centre 
Scorecard summary
India 242/8(50 overs)
Andre Nel3/47 (10)
Andrew Hall2/40 (10)
South Africa 245/6(49.3 overs)
Piyush Chawla3/47 (10)
Ramesh Powar1/39 (10)

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 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 to Kallis, 1 run

tossed up on leg stump, he sweeps to short fine leg

49.1
1
Yuvraj 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 495 runs
SA: 239/6CRR: 4.87 RRR: 4.00
Jacques Kallis90 (115)
Vernon Philander12 (20)
Zaheer Khan 10-1-46-1
Yuvraj Singh 6-0-29-0

Still four to get from six deliveries...

48.6
Khan to Kallis, no run

good length outside off stump, Kallis comes onto the front foot and square-drives to point again

48.5
Khan to Kallis, no run

short and wide, useless ball, he cuts hard but to Yuvraj at point

48.4
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

48.3
Khan to Kallis, no run

full toss, swinging, Kallis is surprised and ends up defending it back to Zaheer

48.2
4
Khan to Kallis, FOUR runs

rubbish delivery, short down leg stump, Kallis pulls and gets some bat on it, the ball rolls down past a vacant short fine leg area for four

48.1
1
Khan to Philander, 1 run

good, swinging yorker, he drives and squeezes bat onto it, then onto his toes, the ball rolls to the off side and Philander hobbles down the track after Kallis calls

Nine to get from 12...Zaheer into his final over. Wickets are the key, nothing else. Kallis just too good today.

end of over 484 runs
SA: 234/6CRR: 4.87 RRR: 4.50
Jacques Kallis86 (110)
Vernon Philander11 (19)
Yuvraj Singh 6-0-29-0
Zaheer Khan 9-1-41-1
47.6
Yuvraj to Kallis, no run

flatter one from over the stumps now, Kallis looks to once more work it fine but gets squared up, the ball rolling to the off side

47.5
1
Yuvraj to Philander, 1 run

tossed up on a length, he waits for it and dabs it fine

47.4
1
Yuvraj to Kallis, 1 run

flat on leg stump, swept out past a lazy Ganguly for two

47.3
Yuvraj to Kallis, no run

close! Tossed up, Kallis stands and defends, very loosely, the ball ballooning up in the air and landing short of a diving cover

47.2
1
Yuvraj to Philander, 1 run

tossed up, pushed into the covers

47.1
1
Yuvraj to Kallis, 1 run

tossed up on the stumps, Kallis sweeps hard through square leg and Zaheer does well to pick and throw it back in, one-handed, one move...thats a rarity!

13 from 18 now...

end of over 475 runs
SA: 230/6CRR: 4.89 RRR: 4.33
Vernon Philander9 (17)
Jacques Kallis84 (106)
Zaheer Khan 9-1-41-1
RP Singh 8-0-45-1
46.6
Khan to Philander, no run

good length delivery, drops the head and defends it down

46.5
1
Khan to Kallis, 1 run

good length this time, he pushes to mid-on and sprints through for one, taking on young Sharma's arm

46.4
Khan to Kallis, no run

short of a length on middle and off, he shuffles and cant work it away

46.3
Khan to Kallis, no run

moves around the wicket, lands it on a length and Kallis defends to point

46.2
4
Khan to Kallis, FOUR runs

short delivery outside off stump, he walks into the shot and pulls all along the ground behind square leg for four

Best performances - batters
SR Tendulkar
SR Tendulkar INDIA
99 runs (143)
12 fours0 six
Control
69%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
32 runs
4 fours0 six
11514152015513
JH Kallis
JH Kallis SA
91 runs (116)
6 fours0 six
Control
77%
Productive shot
leg glance
33 runs
1 four0 six
49187155528
Best performances - bowlers
PP Chawla
PP Chawla INDIA
O
10
M
0
R
47
W
3
ECO
4.7
A Nel
A Nel SA
O
10
M
1
R
47
W
3
ECO
4.7
Match details
Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Series
Season2007
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Jacques Kallis
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 2592
Hours of play (local time)10.45 start, First Session 10.45-14.15, Interval 14.15-15.00, Second Session 15.00-18.30.
Match days26 June 2007 - day (50-over match)
Umpires
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
England
Mark Benson
TV Umpire
New Zealand
Billy Bowden
Reserve Umpire
Ireland
Charlie McElwee
Match Referee
Australia
Alan Hurst