And the inevitable. Short ball on the middle and off stump line, Sreesanth makes room and cuts hard, ball clips the shoulder of the bat and goes straight to de Villiers at cover. Sreesanth straightaway looked at the square leg umpire in an attempt to let him know that it was too high but by then the finger had gone up and the ice-box was being rushed out.
So there it is, again. India all out in under 40 overs and South Africa win by 80 runs. Once again it was the lack of technique to adjust to the extra bounce and the moving ball that has let India down. Ntini and Pollock started off well and by 20 overs India were reduced to 82 for 5. Once Dhoni was back in the hut it was just a matter of time. Pathan put up a fighting effort and his 47 not out is the only bright spot in an otherwise gloomy looking batting card.
Pollock and Ntini were once again unstoppable but Kemp was the most successful South African bowler with 3 for 21 runs in just 4.1 overs. Kallis and Nel chipped in with a wicket apiece. That's all we have for you today, but do join us again on Friday, December 1 for the twenty20 game. Until then this is Sajan Nair along with Sriram Veera signing off - Good night and good luck.
Pathan is just one run away from scoring 1000 runs in the shorter version of the game - lets see whether he will reach the landmark today
another fuller length delivery on the middle and leg stump line - Pathan once again finds the fielder at mid-on
pitched up outside the off stump, driven down to mid-on
cut away straight to the point fielder
pulled away to deep midwicket for a brace
driven back to the bowler
short ball. Pathan goes for the pull but fails to connect, ball clips the thigh pad and rolls down to the third man
good length delivery outside the off stump, driven straight back to the bowler and that's the end of a fantastic spell
short rising delivery outside the off stump, Sreesanth leans back and cuts hard - ball clips the bottom edge and goes to the keeper on the bounce
defended stretching forward, as awkward looking as it gets
Pollock walks down the track and has a chat with Sreesanth - must be few bowling tips
short of a good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Sreesant fails to get bat on ball and gets hit on the rib-cage.
driven down to mid-on
on the stumps, Sreesanth gets bat on ball.
Now there is a buzz around the stadium - they are getting ready for the big moment
defended on the back-foot
played away towards mid-on
full and on the stumps - Pathan swings across and the ball flies away to the square leg fence. Good meaty blow
pitched up and drifting onto the pads, nicely turned away and Sreesanth finds the gap between mid-on and cover
full and on the pads, Pathan shuffles across and plays it away towards square leg
another line and length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended back down the track. Another successful Pollock over comes to an end