wide delivery outside off stump, Karthik coolly places that past a diving gully and steals the winning runs as India level the Future Cup with one to play!
Thats that then, India winning by six wickets in the final over. They won the toss, put South Africa in to bat under overcast conditions, kept them to 225 for 6, and chased it down. Tendulkar led the way with his innings-filled 93, in the process crossing 15,000 ODI runs, and he was well supported in an opening stand of 134 by Ganguly (42). After a brief wobble, Yuvraj and Karthik held fort to clinch the deal with five deliveries to spare.
The series is now even on 1-1 with one game left, thats coming up in a couple days time.
India were under pressure to notch up a win here, and they did that, though not without a fight from South Africa.
Tendulkar picks up the Man of the Match award for his innings of 93, and he pockets US$1000.
Thats all we have for you, folks, and I hope you've enjoyed this game as much as I have. Do join us for the final game at 9.45GMT on Sunday, July 1. This is Jamie Alter, your commentator for the day, signing off. Cheers!
Last over, just 1 to win...its the captain to bowl
well placed, Yuvraj leaning forward and steering a wide delivery through gully and beating third man's chase
slower delivery, full on leg stump, Yuvraj loses control of the chip shot off the pads but he places it over the infield and down in front of the man at deep midwicket
quick bouncer outside off stump, but he gets up and steers it through the vacant slip region for one
makes room to leg stump again, cutting hard through point but finding the man back on the ropes
Thats two dots in a row
good length on middle and leg, tucking him up as he tries to work it to midwicket, ends up pushing back to the bowler
good length delivery on off stump, moves away and he pushes to cover
Looks in India's favour now
slower delivery on a length, he calmly pushes it to mid-off and calls for the single
wow! Yuvraj picks the full delivery outside leg stump excellently over deep backward square leg for a flat six
makes room to leg and smashes a length delivery through the covers and Nel does well on the ropes to dive and keep them to a pair
makes room and drills a full delivery on off stump through point, but it yields just a single out to the man on boundary duty
full on middle and off, he whips this through square leg for a brace
full on leg stump, tucked out to backward square leg for one
Just 18 deliveries remain, with 22 to get
short outside leg stump, he gets up on one leg and turns this past short fine leg
a touch wider, but the result is the same as Yuvraj flashes and fails to connect
full and wide, he drives with poor footwork and misses
short and wide, well steered down past backward point, on the second run Karthik slips but all is well
slower delivery, fullish outside off stump, and he drives to short extra cover
good length on middle and leg, tucked into the gap at square leg and he gets one
Langeveldt back on
and the next delivery is a bouncer outside off stump, which Yuvraj lets go
|Civil Service Cricket Club, Stormont, Belfast|
|Toss||India, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||3-match series level 1-1|
|Match number||ODI no. 2593|
|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 days||29 June 2007 - day (50-over match)|