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5th ODI, Centurion, December 03, 2006, India tour of South Africa
(31.2/50 ov, T:201) 201/1

South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 112 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
16* (10) & 2/17
Player Of The Series
86 runs • 10 wkts
India Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Details
India  (50 ovs maximum)
Virender Sehwag (c)c †Boucher b Pollock1122272050.00
Sachin Tendulkar c de Villiers b Kemp55971348056.70
VVS Laxman c Smith b Pollock012000.00
Dinesh Mongia  b Kemp41891323046.06
MS Dhoni c Nel b Ntini4449752289.79
Dinesh Karthik c †Boucher b Nel1115182073.33
Irfan Pathan  b Kallis79160077.77
Harbhajan Singh c Pollock b Ntini1530020.00
Zaheer Khan not out 16101211160.00
Anil Kumble  b Ntini1390033.33
Extras(lb 5, w 8)13
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 4.00, 209 Mts)200/9
Did not bat: Sreesanth 
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Virender Sehwag, 6.5 ov), 2-18 (VVS Laxman, 6.6 ov), 3-103 (Sachin Tendulkar, 31.4 ov), 4-127 (Dinesh Mongia, 37.6 ov), 5-154 (Dinesh Karthik, 42.4 ov), 6-173 (Irfan Pathan, 45.6 ov), 7-183 (Harbhajan Singh, 47.3 ov), 8-183 (MS Dhoni, 47.5 ov), 9-200 (Anil Kumble, 49.6 ov)
Shaun Pollock1041721.70502000
6.5 to V Sehwag, caught behind, you could see it coming, Pollock pitched that on a good length just outside off stump, the ball moved a shade away from Sehwag who played away from his body and got the edge. 18/1
6.6 to VVS Laxman, and he lasts just one ball, very similar to the one that got Sehwag, pitches outside off on a good length, moves away ... Laxman feels for it away from his body and edges to first slip, Smith hangs on to a simple catch. 18/2
Makhaya Ntini1013233.20410120
47.3 to Harbhajan Singh, good length delivery outside the off stump, Harbhajan without fails goes after it but on this occasion the ball clips the outside edge and flies down to third man. Pollock moves across quickly to his left and takes it on the slide. 183/7
47.5 to MS Dhoni, Et tu, Nel ! short of a good length delivery on the middle and off stump line - Dhoni swings across the line and the ball steeples towards wide long-on. Nel sprints in from the deep, throws himself full length to his left and takes a two handed blinder.. 183/8
49.6 to A Kumble, bowled'm! fulltoss on the stumps - Kumble goes for the wild swing and the ball crashes into the woodwork. You miss I hit. 200/9
Jacques Kallis1015615.60305110
45.6 to IK Pathan, good length delivery on the middle and leg stump line - Pathan moves away from the stumps in an attempt to.., well I don't know what he was trying to do there. Ball clips the inside edge and crashes into the stumps - India six down. 173/6
Andre Nel1013413.40413100
42.4 to KD Karthik, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump - bit of extra bounce there - Karthik looking to nudge it through the vacant slip area is done in by the extra bounce - ball slides off the face of the bat and goes straight to Boucher behind the stumps. 154/5
Robin Peterson503306.60156000
Justin Kemp502324.60152010
31.4 to SR Tendulkar, de Villiers pulls off a stunner and we are back to square one. Too short and too wide outside the off stump - Tendulkar goes for the cut but fails to keeps it down, de Villiers at cover point drives across full length to his left and takes it as clean as a whistle.. 103/3
37.6 to D Mongia, harmless delivery on the middle and leg stump line - Mongia moves across a long way( make that a mile) in an effort to loft the ball down to fine leg but fails to make contact and the ball crashes into the stumps.. 127/4
South Africa  (T: 201 runs from 50 ovs)
Graeme Smith (c)c Karthik b Harbhajan Singh79851437392.94
AB de Villiers not out 929812712193.87
Shaun Pollock not out 16101530160.00
Extras(lb 4, nb 5, w 5)14
TOTAL31.2 Ov (RR: 6.41, 143 Mts)201/1
Fall of wickets: 1-173 (Graeme Smith, 28.1 ov)
Zaheer Khan714606.57255210
Irfan Pathan604808.00157100
Harbhajan Singh803914.87241103
28.1 to GC Smith, Breakthrough! tossed up on the middle and leg stump line, Smith comes down the track and lofts it away towards long-on - Karthik in the deep times his jump to perfection and takes a smart catch. A fine partnership comes to an end.. 173/1
Anil Kumble703304.71223010
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SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Shaun Pollock
Player Of The Series
South Africa
Shaun Pollock
Series resultSouth Africa won the 5-match series 4-0
Match numberODI no. 2458
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 days3 December 2006 - day (50-over match)
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
South Africa
Ian Howell
TV Umpire
South Africa
Karl Hurter
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Johan Cloete
Match Referee
Chris Broad
  • India innings
  • Drinks: India - 34/2 in 17.0 overs (SR Tendulkar 11, D Mongia 6)
  • India: 50 runs in 19.4 overs (121 balls), Extras 7
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 103 balls (SR Tendulkar 35, D Mongia 16, Ex 2)
  • SR Tendulkar: 50 off 86 balls (8 x 4)
  • India: 100 runs in 29.6 overs (183 balls), Extras 10
  • Drinks: India - 103/3 in 31.4 overs (D Mongia 27)
  • India: 150 runs in 42.2 overs (258 balls), Extras 12
  • India: 200 runs in 49.4 overs (302 balls), Extras 13
  • South Africa innings
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 7.4 overs (51 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 51 balls (GC Smith 21, AB de Villiers 26, Ex 5)
  • AB de Villiers: 50 off 50 balls (9 x 4)
  • Drinks: South Africa - 95/0 in 16.0 overs (GC Smith 34, AB de Villiers 51)
  • Lunch: South Africa - 0/0
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 16.6 overs (108 balls), Extras 10
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 108 balls (GC Smith 36, AB de Villiers 55, Ex 10)
  • GC Smith: 50 off 61 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 25.2 overs (160 balls), Extras 12
  • 1st Wicket: 150 runs in 160 balls (GC Smith 69, AB de Villiers 69, Ex 12)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 31.2 overs (198 balls), Extras 14