result
3rd ODI, Cape Town, Nov 26 2006, India tour of South Africa
(41.3/50 ov, target 275)168
South Africa won by 106 runs
Player Of The Match
100* (89)
justin-kemp
15y
• The Bulletin by S Rajesh

Kemp makes its easy for South Africa

An astounding display of power hitting from Justin Kemp lit up Cape Town and utterly transformed what seemed like a disastrous day for South Africa into a glorious one as they thumped India by 106 runs to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

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Scorecard summary
South Africa274/7(50 overs)
Justin Kemp*100 (89)
Andrew Hall*56 (47)
India168/10(41.3 overs)
Rahul Dravid63 (103)
MS Dhoni55 (48)
Andrew Hall3/45(9.3)

So, South Africa wrap this affair up by 106 runs and go 2-0 up with two to play. What a clinical win for them. They were in tatters after Zaheer Khan's good opening burst, but Justin Kemp played out of his skin to slam an unbeaten 100*, his maiden in ODIs, in a fantastic, unbeaten 138-run stand for the eighth wicket with Andrew Hall, who was simply amazing with his 56 not-out. In fact, he was the one who encouraged and inspired Kemp to switch from sedate, stoic caution to in-your-face belligerence. The Indian bowling was, to put it mildly, taken to the dhobi in the slog overs, and a total of 274 was just too much.

India's batting once again came a cropper, with only Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni getting runs, contrasting in nature thought they were. Shaun Pollock picked up three at the top, and finished with a fine 4 for 26, while Hall backed his batting heroics with 3 for 45. Jacques Kallis picked up two, including Dhoni, and South Africa's fielding was outstanding. India have plenty of soul-searching to do.

Expectedly, Kemp receives the Man-of-the-Match award for his breathtaking innings.

Thats all we have for you today, but do join us again on Wednesday, November 29 for the fourth ODI at Pt Elizabeth. For Cricinfo, this is Jamie Alter signing off, and Sajan Nair sends his thanks for tuning in as well. Cheers!

41.3
W
Hall to Kumble, OUT

all over at Newlands! Full-pitched delivery outside off stump, Kumble goes down on one knee and drives, gets an inside edge onto off stump and Hall celebrates with a pumped fist, a spin on the heels, and a happy walk back to the dressing room

Anil Kumble b Hall 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
41.2
Hall to Kumble, no run

full again, good movement on that one, he drives and gets an inside edge, Boucher moves forward and stops it

41.1
Hall to Kumble, no run

quick and full into middle and leg, driven back to Hall

end of over 41Wicket maiden
INDIA: 168/9CRR: 4.09 RRR: 11.88
Zaheer Khan2 (11)
Anil Kumble0 (0)
Shaun Pollock 9-1-26-4
Andrew Hall 9-0-45-2
40.6
Pollock to Khan, no run

slower ball, the off cutter this time, full and beats Zaheer as he comes forward

40.5
Pollock to Khan, no run

short ball outside off stump, Zaheer sways out of the line of the ball

40.4
Pollock to Khan, no run

full outside off stump, a slower ball, Zaheer comes forward and then leaves it

40.3
Pollock to Khan, no run

fuller this time and he comes forward and pushes that to mid-off

40.2
Pollock to Khan, no run

good length ball outside off stump, beaten on the backfoot

40.1
W
Pollock to Dravid, OUT

banged in short outside off stump, Dravid goes for a hook but doesnt time it and gets a leading edge that balloons up and down to a diving Hall at deep backward square leg, who dives forward and plucks that inches before the ground, South Africa have been excellent with their catching today and Dravid's gritty innings comes to an end

Rahul Dravid c Hall b Pollock 63 (179m 103b 4x4 1x6) SR: 61.16

We're into the home stretch now. 107 to get from 10.

end of over 403 runs
INDIA: 168/8CRR: 4.20 RRR: 10.70
Zaheer Khan2 (6)
Rahul Dravid63 (102)
Andrew Hall 9-0-45-2
Shaun Pollock 8-0-26-3
39.6
Hall to Khan, no run

full again, tries for the yorker but not accurate enough, and Zaheer checks the shot back to the bowler

39.5
Hall to Khan, no run

full and moving into him, he shuffles and looks to drive down the ground, gets an inside edge perilously close to leg stump

39.4
Hall to Khan, no run

short and wide, he stands up on his toes and chops that into the ground in front of point

39.3
1
Hall to Dravid, 1 run

short of a good length on the stumps, goes back and drives that down to long-on for one

39.2
1
Hall to Khan, 1 run

full on the stumps, driven to mid-on for one

39.1
1
Hall to Dravid, 1 run

full and wide, driven past cover for one to the sweeper

end of over 399 runs
INDIA: 165/8CRR: 4.23 RRR: 10.00
Rahul Dravid61 (100)
Zaheer Khan1 (2)
Shaun Pollock 8-0-26-3
Andrew Hall 8-0-42-2
38.6
1
Pollock to Dravid, 1 run

Tucked to fine leg

38.5
6
Pollock to Dravid, SIX runs

Full and straight, Dravid down the track and swings smoothly over long-on for a text-book six. Super shot but does it even matter?

38.4
Pollock to Dravid, no run

Blocked cautiously

38.3
1
Pollock to Khan, 1 run

On off stump, Zaheer tips to cover and scampers a single

38.2
1
Pollock to Dravid, 1 run

Wide of off stump this time, Dravid cuts it easily for a single

Best performances - batters
Justin Kemp profile
JM Kemp SA
100 runs (89)
6 fours
7 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
on side drive on front foot
39 runs
0 four
5 sixes
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Rahul Dravid portrait
R Dravid INDIA
63 runs (103)
4 fours
1 six
Control96%
Productive shot
leg glance
21 runs
1 four
0 six
11291094108
Best performances - bowlers
Shaun Pollock profile
SM Pollock SA
O
9
M
1
R
26
W
4
ECO
2.88
Zaheer Khan player pic
Z Khan INDIA
O
10
M
4
R
42
W
3
ECO
4.2
Match details
Newlands, Cape Town
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesIndia tour of South Africa
Season2006/07
Player Of The Match
Justin Kemp
Justin Kemp
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 2449
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 days26 November 2006 - day (50-over match)
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Billy Doctrove
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Brian Jerling
TV Umpire
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Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
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Murray Brown
Match Referee
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Chris Broad
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